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Hi , I am new to the forum and I have a huge problem....
I'm working with a laptop that runs on windows xp

it has about 20 GB of Space.

now the problem is that there is a folder on my C/ that is about 144 GB huge. (thats what I see when I go to details)

Now when I turn my laptop on I see my remaining diskspace (about 2 GB) going down !!!
I constantly have to delete files in order to keep my laptop running.

I'm not able to delete the folder. I see a message that says there is something wrong with the synthax (or something like it)

also all the files in the folder are called really weird like "'('(:"(': and stuff like that.

Can anybody please help me ?????

I know you guys use hijack logs or something like that but I have no Idea what it is or does. Please help me !
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Yeah I'm pretty sure there are a lot of virusses on this thing. So could anybody please help me here ?
Several weird things are happening. I get pop ups , stuff just downloads and installs , I have a weird folder that is 144 GB big (altough I only have 20 GB diskspace, so it constantly keeps taking away space I think)and several other things (problems with internet explorer etc...)

So if anybody could help ? I have no idea what Hijack this is or does but here I go anyway... (sorry for the crappy english but I'm from europe)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:15:56, on 17-10-2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccK.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccess.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
C:\Program Files\MsMovies\MsMovies.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows\services32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\services.exe
C:\Program Files\Hercules\Audio\Gamesurround Muse Pocket CPL\SnxUACP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\services.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Armin\Mijn documenten\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=543
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=543
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=543
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.be/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://global.acer.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=543
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Koppelingen
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
O2 - BHO: BHObj Class - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - C:\WINDOWS\nem220.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: SABHO - {21B4ACC4-8874-4AEC-AEAC-F567A249B4D4} - c:\program files\180search assistant\180sahook.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A3FDD654-A057-4971-9844-4ED8E67DBBB8} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A9A674BF-771F-42E5-A440-D20DDA85A862} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Internet Explorer Web Content Catcher - {FFF4E223-7019-4ce7-BE03-D7D3C8CCE884} - C:\Program Files\DNS\Catcher.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {86227D9C-0EFE-4f8a-AA55-30386A3F5686} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: 180search Toolbar - {93CECBB2-6B1B-448D-91B9-72604EF70105} - C:\Program Files\180search Assistant Programs\180search Toolbar\180ST.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SA] C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [serpe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\serbw.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtaET2S.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [jopa] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysstartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jammer2nd] C:\WINDOWS\Jammer2nd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Media Access] C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccK.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdate] C:\Program Files\winupdate\winupdate.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [p2pnetworking] p2pnetworking.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ny03BxG] C:\WINDOWS\jijsna.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfAccuracy] C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Media Gateway] C:\Program Files\InetGet\Adperform180safull.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [180sa] c:\program files\180search assistant\180sa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsMovies] C:\Program Files\MsMovies\MsMovies.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IST Service] C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bO\y-] C:\WINDOWS\jijsna.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [p2pnetworking] p2pnetworking.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uninstal] regsvr32 /u /s image.dll
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [services32] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows\mc-58-12-0000137.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DNS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\mc-58-12-0000137.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Gamesurround Muse Pocket CPL.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: SideFind - {10E42047-DEB9-4535-A118-B3F6EC39B807} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://global.acer.com/
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.greg-search.com
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...ry/msgrchkr.cab
O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {4D7F48C0-CB49-4EA6-97D4-04F4EACC2F3B} - http://sib1.od2.com/...2/OCI/setup.exe
O16 - DPF: {6211AC26-A1B4-422A-AC52-1E70B7D24465} (FileSharingCtrl Class) - http://appdirectory....sharingctrl.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...StatsClient.cab
O16 - DPF: {99410CDE-6F16-42ce-9D49-3807F78F0287} (ClientInstaller Class) - http://www.180search...com/180saax.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A54032D-31F7-400D-B184-83B33BDE65FA} (MSN File Upload Control) - http://sc.groups.msn...eUC/MsnUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://messenger.zon...ro.cab32846.cab
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe

for someone who has now idea what this all means, I'm pretty [bleep] sure there is a lot of crap in it
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We can definitely help you, but first you need to help us. The first step in this process is to apply Service Pack 1a for Windows XP. Without this update, you're wide open to re-infection, and we're both just wasting our time.
Click here: http://www.microsoft...&DisplayLang=en
Apply the update, reboot, and post a fresh Hijack This log.
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right thanks a bunch for taking the time helping me out
but when I try to extraxt the files i get a message saying the language used in the files aren't the same as the language that my pc is running on (which is dutch). When I download the files in english I also get the same message...

So where do we go from here :tazz: ?
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Please go HERE (Microsoft website) using Internet Explorer (not Firefox or any other browser as they won't work)
  • Click on Windows Validation Assistant
  • Click on the Validate Now button.
  • Be patient while the ActiveX loads, do not click on any links.
  • Read the instructions on this page while it's loading. You will be prompted to install - click YES.
  • Enter your product key then click continue
  • When it says "Validation Complete" please click Continue to return to your previous activity
  • Copy what it says and paste it here.

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the site is in dutch so I'll have to translate

it sais my cerificate isn't protected aiganst copying or something like it...
And that is may cause problems

You should now that this pc is a laptop and therefore kinda get lost trying to figure out what my certificate or product key was :s

So there fore the site couldn't really help me neather :s
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But I'm sure the windows is valid
since it is an acer pc I bought at a huge market
so therefore things should be fine I guess

(also not really sure that's what you wanted to know)
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Ok, let's work around it for now and see if we can get you updated once we've cleaned up some of the issues that you have.

I want you to run a few scans and see what we can rid of that way first.

Please download Ewido Security Suite it is a trial version of the program.
  • Install ewido security suite
  • When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
  • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
  • The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
  • On the left hand side of the main screen click update
  • Then click on Start Update
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.

Once the updates are installed do the following:
  • Click on scanner
  • Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
  • While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OK
  • When it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.
  • Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
  • Click Save report.
  • Save the report .txt file to your desktop.
Now close ewido security suite.


Please download the trial version of WebRoot SpySweeper
  • Click the Free Trial link under to "SpySweeper" to download the program.
  • Install it.
  • Once the program is installed, it will open.
  • It will prompt you to update to the latest definitions, click Yes.
  • Once the definitions are installed, click Sweep Now on the left side.
  • Click the Start button.
  • When it's done scanning, click the Next button.
  • Make sure everything has a check next to it, then click the Next button.
  • It will remove all of the items found.
  • Click Session Log in the upper right corner, copy everything in that window.
  • Click the Summary tab and click Finish.
  • Paste the contents of the session log you copied into your next reply.


Please run at least two of these online scans.
Make sure they are set to clean automatically

Panda Virus Scan

Bit Defender

TrendMicro Housecall

There may be files that these scans will not remove. Please include that information in your next post.


After running each of these scans please reboot your computer. In your next reply please post:
  • New Hijackthis log
  • Ewido log
  • Spysweeper log
  • Logs from online virus scans

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Allright. Once again thanks for helping out. Sorry I couldn't awnser yesterday but we do live in different time zones.

right now the ewido scan is running and while it was running I was looking at it.

I think i understand what is happening. Right now it is scanning a folder that is full of [bleep] (it found over 5000 files) I think this might be the thing that is decreasing my disk space. ( I offcourse didn't download it )

also on another forum topic I found somebody saying that he had Limewire and that it constantly kept opening itself. This is the same with me.

Could there be a chance that limewire is responsable for downloading [bleep] without me knowing anything about it ?

If this is true we should alarm the person who started the limewire keeps opening itself topic.

My post with all the Logs will follow soon.
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Limewire certainly increases your risk for downloading malware. Indirectly it is probably the reason you have all the problems that you do.

Post the requested logs when you can.
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Hi Sam right now I'm doing some of the scans which isn't easy. (with ewido I get a message saying that the file that it is trying to delete is linked to an archive and so I have to press yes manually all to time. Problem is I have to click yes 14000 times :s)

But during all of these scans I encountered something else all of them we're scanning a folder that is called Complete (it is located on c:\documents and settings\armin\complete) but i can't see the folder when i'm trying to find it.

I also put my settings in a way that they show all hidden folders but it still doesn't appear. This folder is filled with tons of stuff I didn't download (all .zip files). Removing this folder would certainly resolve the disk space problem.

logs will folow very very soon
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This certainly sounds like the folder that Limewire creates for completed downloads.

Post the logs when you can and we'll go from there.
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