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:tazz: I have been trying to rid my system of a lot of spyware. Most of it is gone. My system seems to be working OK. the only issue I have is that when I run SpyBot, S&D, it comes up with a VX2/f infection that it is unable to remove, even with rebooting and rerunning:

VX2/f: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)

Add-Aware comes up with nothing and the VX2 add-on doesn't find or clear anything either.

Can you help?

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:04:22 PM, on 01/05/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
E:\Program Files\Dell\Solution Center\service.exe
E:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
E:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
E:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
E:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - E:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: 12-Popup - {00000000-0008-5041-4354-0020e48020af} - E:\Program Files\12Ghosts\12popup.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellSC] E:\Program Files\Dell\Solution Center\service.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Startup Options] E:\Program Files\Iomega\Common\ImgStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] E:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] E:\PROGRA~1\Adaptec\DirectCD\directcd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "E:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] E:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] E:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD] E:\PROGRA~1\Adaptec\EASYCD~1\CreateCD\createcd.exe -r
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "E:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = E:\Palm\hotsync.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = E:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = E:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager 2.0.lnk = E:\Palm\hotsync.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - E:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - E:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service - VERITAS Software Corp. - E:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: IomegaAccess - Iomega Corporation - E:\WINNT\System32\IomegaAccess.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service - Symantec Corporation - E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service - Symantec Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: ZipToA - Iomega Corporation - E:\WINNT\System32\ZipToA.exe
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If I understand your post right, it is just that spybot keeps finding that key, but you have no real issues.

If so click Start > Run > type or copy&paste [b]regedit /e c:\maxtar.txt "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\MxTarget"

Then find c:\maxtar.txt and post the content.


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You are correct. I don't have any issues other than I have spent a lot of time getting rid of other spyware and spybot is still finding VX2/f. I don't know if it is an issue or not, I was just trying to get a clean bill of health.

maxtar.txt was in partition C:\, although I am operating out of E:\

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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