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My Hijack log [RESOLVED]


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Congratulations! your new log is clean. :tazz: Just a little bit more to do to prevent further infection.

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programmes changing them. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected.)

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

(Windows XP)
1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
I recommend going to the following link and update as recommended by Microsoft. This adds more security and extra features including a pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer. Microsoft Update

Now that everything is fixed, I suggest that you consider getting these programmes to help keep the computer clean:

SPYWARE BLASTER - Blocks bad ActiveX items from installing on your computer.
AD-AWARE PERSONAL – A fine free malware detector and removal programme
SPYBOT S&D – Excellent free spyware detector and removal programme
GOOGLE TOOLBAR - Blocks many unwanted pop-ups in Internet Explorer.
FIREFOX - Safer alternative to the Internet Explorer web browser.
AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE EDITION - Free antivirus programme if you currently are not using one.
ZONEALARM - Free firewall programme if you currently are not using one (Windows XP has a built-in firewall).

Remember to update these frequently.

Please note that whilst there is nothing wrong in having more than one antispyware programmes for “on demand” scanning, having two or more antivirus systems is not recommended as they may well interfere with each other.

You may also want to read "How did I get infected in the first place" to learn how to better secure your computer.

Be sure to keep your Windows, antispyware and antivirus updated. :)

Thank you for your generosity and may I wish you happy safe surfing!
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Hi Crustyoldbloke, thanks again for the support.
I have been using Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security and it has a Spyware remover too. However, it couldn't dectect this Look2me malware :woot: And I also tried Ad-Aware/S&D/CWShedder, none of them could remove Look2Me so I wonder "what is the point of using them?" :tazz: Also do you recommend any good antivirus softwares beside AVG? I've used:
AVG: slow, takes a lot of CPUs resource
Norton: same
McAfee: fast but can't detect spywares
PC-cillin: fast but sometimes can't delete virus it found :woot: spyware remover is a joke :)
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Hello Kevin

There is an add on for Ad-Aware which now takes care of Vx2. I use and still prefer AVG to anything else. I use Ewido at least once per week and i have Microsoft Antispyware running in real-time.

The latest SpySweeper appears to be very good. Worth a look and a 14-day trial.
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Hello Kevin

There is an add on for Ad-Aware which now takes care of Vx2. I use and still prefer AVG to anything else. I use Ewido at least once per week and i have Microsoft Antispyware running in real-time.

The latest SpySweeper appears to be very good. Worth a look and a 14-day trial.

Yeah, I got that too Posted Image But it's way bad, can't detect look2me either :)
Is the ZoneAlarm a really good firewall? Have you used any other firewalls?
I mean if paid software can't kill viruses/spywares (I'm using PC-Cillin) then can free softwares be trusted? :tazz:

Edited by iKevin, 22 October 2005 - 12:29 PM.

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I had ZA some time ago but in those days uninstalling it took many of the system files out, so I stopped using it out of protest. I used to use Sygate which i thought was good, but now I just use Windows XP built-in firewall.

Go to http://www.grc.com and follow the links for ShieldsUp, test your firewall for stealth there.
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I just use Windows XP built-in firewall.

Oh no, anything but not Microsoft's firewall :) when it comes to security Microsoft is #@^#@%^#@*)@# :tazz:
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Anyway, thank you very much for your support, Crustyoldbloke. My problem is resolved, you can close this topic now :tazz:
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You are very welcome, as always.

I will leave this thread open for a few days in case of misfortune.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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