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(Unknown malware) - unexpected PC sounds - Hijackthis log attached [RE


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smudges

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Hi,

If someone would take a look at this I'd be very grateful.

Over the last week or so my PC (windows XP Pro SP2) has on a couple of occasions made unexpected sounds (definitely "software" sounds, not mechanical grinding!) Also, sometimes (but not always) the PC will not shut down; the only time this has happened since I became suspicious, the error message was that a program "dwwin.exe" would not terminate.

I suspect some kind of malware, most likely picked up via MSN which I use a lot - about a week ago it had 5 minutes of doing the most peculiar things, inserting random text into a conversation. Anyway.

I have looked at http://www.geekstogo...?showtopic=2852 and done most of the steps there, before creating the Hijackthis log below:
- downloaded and ran Cleanup
- downloaded and ran Adaware
- downloaded and ran CWShredder
- downloaded and ran Spybot

I already have AVG and it is fully up to date and running normally, so I didn't download or run any of the anti-virus programs.

- I did a Windows update

... and rebooted.

As I say I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me here! Thank you in advance
========================================================


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:19:21, on 01/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\avgagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI6841~1\MSSQL$~1\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SQL2000JENNY1\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\vpngui.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAShCut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\VPN Client\ipsecdialer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
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)
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pdownloader.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{42D697A6-3CB8-43CB-8988-B77C2EBCB526}: NameServer = 192.168.2.130
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{895444BE-65B0-483F-A881-ED05B8EEE07C}: NameServer = 192.168.2.130
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ckpNotify - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ckpNotify.dll
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Remote Support Service (AvgAgent) (avgagent) - Unknown owner - avgagent.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter (Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe" -sMICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: SQLAgent$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlagent.EXE" -i MICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote Service (SR_Service) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote WatchDog (SR_WatchDog) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
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Hi smudges and welcome to the Geeks to Go Forums.

My name is Trevuren and I will be helping you with your log. We are sorry that it has taken us so long to get to your log but , as you probably have noticed already, we have been having problems with our site.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order in which they are mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.
  • First we need to make all files and folders VISIBLE:
    • Go to start>control panel>folder options>view (tab)
    • Choose to "show hidden files and folders,"
    • Uncheck the "hide protected operating system files" and the "hide extensions for know file types" boxes.
    • Close the window with ok
  • Please RUN HijackThis.
    . Click the SCAN button to produce a log.

  • Place a check mark beside each one of the following items:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab


  • Now with all the items selected, and all windows closed except for HJT, delete them by clicking the FIX checked button. Close the HijackThis window.

  • Reboot Your System in Safe Mode

    How to use the F8 method to Start Your Computer in Safe Mode

    • Restart the computer.
    • As soon as BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Options menu appears.
    • Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode menu item
    • Press Enter.
  • Using Windows Explorer, locate the following files/folders, and DELETE them (if they are present):

    C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
    ALCXMNTR.EXE<==You will have to Search for this one


  • Exit Explorer, and REBOOT BACK INTO NORMAL MODE

  • Finally, RUN Hijackthis again and produce a new HJT log. Post it in the forum so we can check how everything looks now.
Regards,

Trevuren

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Hi Trevuren,

Thanks for the reply. I'm in the UK by the way so I've only just got it!

After following your instructions:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 06:35:55, on 13/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\avgagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI6841~1\MSSQL$~1\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SQL2000JENNY1\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\vpngui.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAShCut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\VPN Client\ipsecdialer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.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)
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pdownloader.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{42D697A6-3CB8-43CB-8988-B77C2EBCB526}: NameServer = 192.168.2.130
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{895444BE-65B0-483F-A881-ED05B8EEE07C}: NameServer = 192.168.2.130
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ckpNotify - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ckpNotify.dll
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Remote Support Service (AvgAgent) (avgagent) - Unknown owner - avgagent.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter (Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe" -sMICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: SQLAgent$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlagent.EXE" -i MICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote Service (SR_Service) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote WatchDog (SR_WatchDog) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe

Thanks again meanwhile!
smudges
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Your currentlog is malware free. I suggest doing a scan of your entire system just to be sure:

A. I need you to download MWav to a convenient location.

This scan might take around 3+ hours to finish when set to scan everything.
I need you to run MWav by double-clicking on mwav.exe. This scan only produces a report, it doesn't clean your system. I will analyze the report and recommend a course of action depending on the results.

Put a check next to the below items before scanning:
  • Memory
  • Startup Folders
  • Drive - All Local Drives
  • Folder - then click "browse" to change the directory to C: (default is C:\Windows)
  • Registry
  • System Folders
  • Services
  • Include Sub-Directory
  • Scan All Files
Please make sure ALL of these are checked, then press the Scan button. This typically will take hours to complete.

**NOTE*** Sometimes MWav will pause and it appears to be finished, but it isn't done. Just let it run until it says it's complete.

On the bottom portion of the window, you will see the lower panel where MWav is listing "infected items", please highlight everything in that lower panel and copy them by holding CTRL + C then paste it here. The whole log will be extremely BIG so there is no way to post the log. I just need the infected items list.

Please also include a fresh HJT log.

Regards,

Trevuren

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Hi Trevuren. I decided to run the MWAV overnight, hence the slight delay in getting back to you!

Part way through, MWAV put up a message

Spyware/adware detected!!! you will need to buy eScan or this tool in order to eliminate this Spyware / Adware from you system. Click on BUY THIS PRODUCT button to go to our webstore ...

I didn't do this - I just OK'd and it carried on with the scan. Here is its "Virus Log Information".

Object "searchexe Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "claria Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "sw Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "startsurfing Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "ezula Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "cws.therealsearch Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Object "cws.therealsearch Spyware/Adware" found in File System! Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\RdxIE.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\RdxIE.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\System.Windows.Forms.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\System.EnterpriseServices.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Microsoft.JScript.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Microsoft.Vsa.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\System.Drawing.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\mscoree.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\mscorlib.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\System.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Microsoft.Vsa.Vb.CodeDOMProcessor.tlb". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\cmmgr32.exe" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmmgr32.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSMSGS.EXE" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\YourApp.exe" refers to invalid object "c:\program files\aspe\yourapp.Exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Encarta\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Developer Network\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\SolidDocuments\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\DOCUME~1\Jenny\LOCALS~1\Temp\SqlSetup\Temp\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" refers to invalid object "C:\DOCUME~1\Jenny\LOCALS~1\Temp\SqlSetup\". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".001". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".acd". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".bak". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".lck". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".mib". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".new". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".OLD". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".pf". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".QBB". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".rf". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".rjs". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".rjt". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".sav". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".sdp". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".suo". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object ".txt2". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts" refers to invalid object "OpenWithList". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "QuickTime". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{12CD3AA7-F58B-422A-B3AE-93E3137BEF38}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{28DF0413-0F7B-4C41-A8D9-9EE21D65E851}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{48691011-BF12-407D-9A7E-8772485CDAA2}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{4E9C3F2D-C654-453E-B1AD-9F231905A50D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{55DC4B8C-64DE-4198-B795-95CEEF525AEB}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{7BF7B688-4A95-4003-BA98-EA8A79DA0ABA}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{8997F2E8-9CA1-44FF-9DAD-D3E5EB4B41F7}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{89A344E4-A54B-4C5E-97BD-040B4B300311}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{89A344E4-A54B-4C5E-97BD-040B4B300816}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{8B82536A-99F7-4815-9D9C-0725C56F345D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{9C2EDC9C-EF3B-443A-BB2C-3488DAC7247E}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{9CFEF9F9-8E2E-4ABA-A72C-29EA594724A6}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{A27F2A64-3D23-4449-B395-75335CED458E}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{ABEB838C-A1A7-4C5D-B7E1-8B4314600813}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000702}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000703}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{AC76BA86-0000-7EC8-7489-000000000704}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{B6F867E8-F092-4C5E-7D72-AC7057DBEF45}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{BE618B9C-E756-45B6-A6E7-47418B59881B}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{E8D25E54-D172-4FB0-929B-48D51E2E9C6D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{F1ADE7CA-0ED0-410B-9436-ABC4DEFC447B}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{F804C9A8-B5F7-4855-9B8E-F4C036AF77F5}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache" refers to invalid object "{FB015BB0-5518-4767-9DE4-F9A5C7C62E46}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{2B7E6AA9-C4FA-4951-815B-4AFE39D81453}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{56336BCA-3D8A-11d6-A00B-0050DA18DE71}" refers to invalid object "C:\DOCUME~1\Jenny\LOCALS~1\Temp\InfoWindow.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{59EC0340-7506-11D2-B05F-00C04F7F89FE}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aimapi.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{63E6BE14-A742-4EEA-8AF3-0EC39F10F850}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\GOOGLE~1\GOOGLE~1.EXE". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{756A2CB8-EC02-4DC8-8588-296C611A5365}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Common Files\aolshare\Coach\coachdm3.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{83D4679F-B6D7-11D2-BF36-00C04FB90A03}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\MESSEN~1\rtcimsp.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{A1031BAF-3039-4dd6-BC5E-522F007DAF8B}" refers to invalid object ""C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{A1B09066-C95C-4EF6-8DFD-3DD0AFE610B6}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\SCREEN~1\YGPSCR~1.DLL". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{A2D4475B-C9AA-48E2-A029-1DB829DACF7B}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\GOOGLE~1\GOOGLE~1.EXE". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{AB1D8565-40E9-4616-984D-98465687E82C}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{AFD07A5E-3E20-4D77-825C-2F6D1A50BE5B}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\GOOGLE~1\GOOGLE~1.EXE". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{B69003B3-C55E-4b48-836C-BC5946FC3B28}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{BBBFCB14-3B21-491c-9E2A-B0F3D50F83FD}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{BC20CB75-A981-460e-81D4-F06F61B59247}" refers to invalid object ""C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{BE265956-6F5F-4790-9CAB-EDFAC64362EF}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\rtvideo.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{DF66AFC9-C61D-404a-B535-64FBF91D420F}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{E0B8F398-BB08-4298-87F0-34502693902E}" refers to invalid object ""C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{E3A3B1D9-5675-43c0-BF04-37BE11939FB7}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{F3A614DC-ABE0-11d2-A441-00C04F795683}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CLSID\{FB7199AB-79BF-11d2-8D94-0000F875C541}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{00CEDBF1-864D-11D3-908D-00C0F03B3EDC}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\ierjplug.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{218CB45F-20B6-11d2-8E17-0000F803A446}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{307DE02D-679A-49B9-B582-6E623BE9386F}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Common Files\aolshare\Coach\coachdm3.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{3201590C-8C63-4558-8142-82C29FC695E9}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{3476FAB2-687F-4EA6-9AC2-88D72DC7D7FC}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\GoogleEarth\GoogleEarth.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{405DE7B2-E7DD-11D2-92C5-00C0F01F77C1}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpau3260.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{465514AD-5AA1-4A18-82CF-E18931EDC592}" refers to invalid object "C:\hp\drivers\audio\RDBios32.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{47F59201-8783-11D2-8343-00A0C945A819}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\RichFX\Player\nprfxins.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{53CED51D-432B-45b2-A3E0-0CE2C24235D4}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{6B6A2F9B-6264-41FB-A7E2-A1FA5EE17308}" refers to invalid object "piproj.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{7AF322C5-AB43-11D4-A00B-0050DA18DE71}" refers to invalid object "C:\DOCUME~1\Jenny\LOCALS~1\Temp\InfoWindow.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{89988AA7-41CF-4AA0-853B-977665F71665}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\rtvideo.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{A4CA8810-6E46-36FF-A048-B7FD564742F8}" refers to invalid object "Path". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{A67004E0-8362-42F9-B186-88706C346DD9}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpplugins\ierpplug.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{B3330EF4-89EA-4E09-9E28-D5F9FEFF9B04}" refers to invalid object "C:\DOCUME~1\Jenny\LOCALS~1\Temp\Word8.0\MSForms.exd". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{DCB43485-19FB-4D6D-BB3D-73C7F48D5F00}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\rtcimsp.dll". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{DD3FCE4D-8442-4EFA-A71E-1C131F502F4A}" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\SCREEN~1\YGPSCR~1.DLL". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\TypeLib\{E02AD29E-80F5-46c6-B416-9B3EBDDF057E}" refers to invalid object "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\.MVB\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object "MVIEWER2.EXE %1". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Access.Database.2\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object "C:\PROGRA~1\ACCESS2\ACCESS\msaccess.exe %1". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Alg.AlgSetup" refers to invalid object "{27D0BCCC-344D-4287-AF37-0C72C161C14C}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Alg.AlgSetup.1" refers to invalid object "{27D0BCCC-344D-4287-AF37-0C72C161C14C}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\AOLCoach.TrainerOCXCtrl.10" refers to invalid object "{E04EAE82-14AD-41CB-BF5A-45556ABB8347}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Automap.Map.EU" refers to invalid object "{A49EEA01-9231-4C77-AA9E-2F89D72B4804}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Automap.Map.EU.12" refers to invalid object "{A49EEA01-9231-4C77-AA9E-2F89D72B4804}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Automap.Template.EU.12" refers to invalid object "{A49EEA01-9231-4C77-AA9E-2F89D72B4804}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CoachDM.WebCoachDownload" refers to invalid object "{E04EAE82-14AD-41CB-BF5A-45556ABB8347}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\CoachDM.WebCoachDownload.1" refers to invalid object "{E04EAE82-14AD-41CB-BF5A-45556ABB8347}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\ComPlusMetaData.MsCorHost" refers to invalid object "{727CDF4F-3BA0-11D3-8738-00C04F79ED0D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\ComPlusMetaData.MsCorHost.2" refers to invalid object "{727CDF4F-3BA0-11D3-8738-00C04F79ED0D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Connection Manager Profile\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\System32\CMMGR32.EXE "%1"". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\MailFileAtt" refers to invalid object "{00020D05-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\mapifvbx.object" refers to invalid object "{41116C00-8B90-101B-96CD-00AA003B14FC}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\mapifvbx.object.1" refers to invalid object "{41116C00-8B90-101B-96CD-00AA003B14FC}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Plenoptic.Plenoptic" refers to invalid object "{607C27E9-AB27-11d3-A116-A0EA50C10801}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\Plenoptic.Plenoptic.1" refers to invalid object "{607C27E9-AB27-11d3-A116-A0EA50C10801}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\ppifile\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object "%SystemRoot%\System32\msppcnfg.exe /Config %1". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\RealPlayer.RMVB.6\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object ""C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe" "%1"". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\RepDesFile\shell\open\command" refers to invalid object "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SGREPDES.EXE %1". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\RTCCore.RTCClient" refers to invalid object "{7a42ea29-a2b7-40c4-b091-f6f024aa89be}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\RTCCore.RTCClient.1" refers to invalid object "{7a42ea29-a2b7-40c4-b091-f6f024aa89be}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\SDISERVR50.SDIEVENT" refers to invalid object "{1406B3AD-1D76-4392-A131-0D5965AAE38D}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\SymWriter.pdb" refers to invalid object "{520DC67A-752E-11D3-8D56-00C04F680B2B}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\VSEditorFactory.VsEditorFactory.1" refers to invalid object "{CB3FCF01-03DF-11D1-81D2-00A0C91BBEE3}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\WMPPublsihCntr.WMPPublsihCntr" refers to invalid object "{939438A9-CF0F-44d8-9140-599736F0D3A2}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
Entry "HKCR\WMPPublsihCntr.WMPPublsihCntr.1" refers to invalid object "{939438A9-CF0F-44d8-9140-599736F0D3A2}". Action Taken: No Action Taken.
File C:\Downloads\vnc-4_1_1-x86_win32.exe tagged as not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.WinVNC.4110. No Action Taken.

And here is a current Hijackthis log - NB I didn't reboot between running MWAV and doing the HJT.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 06:18:09, on 14/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\avgagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI6841~1\MSSQL$~1\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SQL2000JENNY1\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\vpngui.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAShCut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\VPN Client\ipsecdialer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.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)
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pdownloader.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = mclintock.co.uk
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{42D697A6-3CB8-43CB-8988-B77C2EBCB526}: NameServer = 192.168.2.130
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = mclintock.co.uk
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ckpNotify - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ckpNotify.dll
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Remote Support Service (AvgAgent) (avgagent) - Unknown owner - avgagent.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter (Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe" -sMICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: SQLAgent$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlagent.EXE" -i MICROSOFTSMLBIZ (file missing)
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote Service (SR_Service) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
O23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote WatchDog (SR_WatchDog) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe

There's one other thing that may be significant? It may be completely unrelated but dating from about the same time, my MS office applications (Word and Excel and Access) now don't automatically delete their temp files (the .TMP ones created for each SAVE operation for the first two, and the .LDB database locks file for Access). If this is meaningful to you then please forgive me for not mentioning it before, it only just occurred to me! If it's some unrelated thing and down to me setting something wrong somewhere please ignore this ...

Thanks again for your time!
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1. Your log is still malware free :tazz:

2. The Temp File deletion problem is, in my opinion, unrelated to the situation at hand.

3. Your MWAV report is excellent. Most of the entries refer to harmless orphaned registry entries.

4. The others, we will eliminate thus:

A. 1. Please download CWShredder. Download the stand alone version which is free
  • Check for Update
  • Click Fix.
  • Exit CWShredder.
2. REBOOT your system


B. Please download the Killbox by Option^Explicit.

Note:In the event you already have Killbox, this is a new version that I need you to download.
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Please double-click Killbox.exe to run it.
  • Select
    • "Delete on Reboot
    • then Click on the "All Files" button.
  • Please copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C

    C:\Downloads\vnc-4_1_1-x86_win32.exe


  • Return to Killbox, go to the File menu, and choose "Paste from Clipboard".
  • Click the red-and-white "Delete File" button. Click "Yes" at the Delete on Reboot prompt. Click "No" at the Pending Operations prompt.
If your computer does not restart automatically, please restart it manually.

C. 1. Download, install, update, configure, and run Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06.
  • Download Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06:
  • Install Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06:
    • Double-click on aawsepersonal.exe to install the program.
    • Follow the default settings for installation.
    • After the program has finished installing uncheck the "Perform a full system scan now", "Update definition file now", and "Open the help file now" boxes.
  • Update Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06:
    • Double-click the Ad-Aware SE Personal icon on your desktop.
    • Click "Check for updates now" then click "Connect".
    • It will check for any updates. If any are found click "OK" to download and install the updates. Once it has finished click "Finish".
  • Configure Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06:
    • Click on the Gear button at the top of the window.
    • Click "General" on the left hand side to display the General Settings box.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
        • "Automatically save logfile"
        • "Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal"
        • "Safe Mode (always request confirmation)"
        • "Prompt to update outdated definitions" - change to 7 days from the default 14.
    • Click "Scanning" on the left hand side to display the Scan Settings box.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
      • "Scan within archives"
      • "Select drives & folders to scan" - select your hard drive(s).
      • "Scan active processes"
      • "Scan registry"
      • "Deep-scan registry"
      • "Scan my IE favorites for banned URLs"
      • "Scan my Hosts file"
    • Click "Advanced" on the left hand side to display the Advanced Settings box.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
      • "Move deleted files to Recycle Bin"
      • "Include additional object information"
      • "Include negligible objects information"
      • "Include environment information"
    • Click "Defaults" on the left hand side to display the Default Settings box.
      • Make sure these items have your preferred settings in them.:
      • "Default homepage"
      • "Default searchpage"
    • Click "Tweak" on the left hand side to display the Tweak Settings box.
      • Click the + (plus) sign next to the Log Files section. This will expand the section.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
        • "Include basic Ad-Aware settings in log file"
        • "Include additional Ad-Aware settings in log file"
        • "Include reference summary in log file"
        • "Include alternate data stream details in log file"
      • Click the + (plus) sign next to the Scanning Engine section. This will expand the section.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
        • "Unload recognized processes & modules during scan"
        • "Scan registry for all users instead of current user only"
        • "Obtain command line of scanned processes"
      • Click the + (plus) sign next to the Cleaning Engine section. This will expand the section.
      • Make sure these items have a green check next to them. If they do not, click once on the circle next to them to put a green checkmark in it.:
        • "Always try to unload modules before deletion"
        • "During removal, unload Explorer and IE if necessary"
        • "Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot"
        • "Delete quarantined objects after restoring"
    • Once you are done with these settings, click "Proceed" to save them.
    • This will take you back to the main screen.
  • Run Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06:
    • Click the "Start" button.
    • Uncheck the "Search for negligible risk entries" entry.
    • Choose the "Use custom scanning options" scan mode.
    • Click the "Next" button.
    • Ad-Aware will begin to scan for malware residing on your computer.
    • Allow the scan to finish.
    • Right-click on any entry in the list and click "Select All" to select the whole list.
    • Click "Next" and choose "OK" at the prompt to quarantine and remove the objects.
2. Please follow the instructions provided, you may want to print out these instructions and use them as a reference.
  • 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 prompt you to update click the OK button
    • 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
    • Click on Start
    • The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
  • Once the updates are installed do the following:
    • REBOOT into Safe Mode
    • Run EWIDO
    • Click on scanner
    • Click on Start Scan
    • Let the program scan the machine
    • While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, 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 to your desktop
  • Reboot your machine and post back a new HJT log and the ewido .txt log file you saved by using Add Reply
========================================

Once all that is done, I am confident enough to say:

Congratulations, your log shows that your SYSTEM IS CLEAN

There are a few things you must do once you are completely clean:

1. Re-hide your System Files and Folders to prevent any future accidents.

Reconfigure Windows XP to hide hidden files:
  • Click Start. Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading deselect "Show hidden files and folders".
  • Check the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option.
  • Click Yes to confirm. Click OK.
2. Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files from the backup that Windows makes as no program is able to clean those files:

TO DISABLE SYSTEM RESTORE
  • Right click "My Computer", and then left click "Properties".
  • Left click on "System Restore Tab"
  • Check box beside "Turn Off System Restore"
  • Left click on "Apply"
REBOOT your system

TO ENABLE SYSTEM RESTORE
  • Right click "My Computer", and then left click "Properties".
  • Left click on "System Restore Tab".
  • Remove check mark from "Turn Off System Restore"
  • Click on "Apply"
Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future:

Make sure you keep your Windows OS current by visiting Windows update
regularly to download and install any critical updates and service packs. With out these you are leaving the backdoor open.

I strongly recommend installing the following applications:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
To protect yourself further:
  • Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? (My Favorite)

Regards,

Trevuren

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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.

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