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WinFixer Problem- Desperately need help. [RESOLVED]


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PM 10:05: | Start of Session, 05 November 2005 |
PM 10:05: Spy Sweeper started
PM 10:05: Sweep initiated using definitions version 567
PM 10:05: Starting Memory Sweep
PM 10:11: Memory Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:06:09
PM 10:11: Starting Registry Sweep
PM 10:12: Found Adware: coolwebsearch (cws)
PM 10:12: HKU\WRSS_Profile_S-1-5-21-2593433932-1272019517-3662566828-1006\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\ || quicktime task (ID = 112405)
PM 10:12: Registry Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time:00:00:36
PM 10:12: Starting Cookie Sweep
PM 10:12: Cookie Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:00:00
PM 10:12: Starting File Sweep
PM 10:24: File Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:12:23
PM 10:24: Full Sweep has completed. Elapsed time 00:19:17
PM 10:24: Traces Found: 1
PM 10:40: Removal process initiated
PM 10:40: Quarantining All Traces: coolwebsearch (cws)
PM 10:41: Removal process completed. Elapsed time 00:00:40
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PM 10:01: | Start of Session, 05 November 2005 |
PM 10:01: Spy Sweeper started
PM 10:03: Your spyware definitions have been updated.
PM 10:05: | End of Session, 05 November 2005 |
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If its still there, I would have to say that it is picking up the backup files to HiJackthis. Thats the only thing I can think that it might be.


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Are you suggesting that i get rid of my HijackThis program?
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No, not at all. I am just suggesting that its more than likely picking up the entry in the HJT backup folder :), which is harmless.

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Well i blocked the WinFixer problem, restarted my computer and ran the AOL Spyware Protection program again, and nothing showed up. I'll try it again tomorrow and report back to you.

Oh and do you have any idea what Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hc is? It's just that my AOL Spyware Protection program informed me that it has blocked this but i dunno what the [bleep] it is or where it came from. I'm not sure if it's dangerous but the fact that it has the word 'dialer' in it got be a little concerned.

Edited by Liam1986, 05 November 2005 - 08:33 PM.

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It very well may be a false postive by AOL. After all the programs we ran, I highly doubt that they missed something that AOL found....lol

Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

I recommend that you Defrag your computer before setting your Restore points:

Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmentor Make sure it set to the proper drive (default should be your main driver) and click on defragment


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read So how did I get infected in the first place?
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Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated.
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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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