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#1 oneear

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

Hi,

My PC seems to be infected with some very stuborn malware as my google results are hijacked and I am taken to random sites. perhaps more worryingly I also cannot update ad aware or visit any spyware related sites. I read the rules and followed the instructions,. Hijack this log is:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:09:11, on 27/03/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Defender BHO - {2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7} - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.1.1309.3572\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: PC Tools Browser Guard - {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Skytel] Skytel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [itype] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonSolutionMenu] C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] C:\Users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TomTomHOME.exe] "C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Startup: BBC iPlayer Desktop.lnk = C:\Program Files\BBC iPlayer Desktop\BBC iPlayer Desktop.exe
O4 - Startup: SkyTicker.lnk = C:\Program Files\SkyTicker\SkyTicker.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.m...ash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{E5F616F3-AF78-48CC-B04C-4C3FDFA6F537}: NameServer = 93.188.164.55,93.188.166.76
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 93.188.164.55,93.188.166.76
O17 - HKLM\System\CS22\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 93.188.164.55,93.188.166.76
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 93.188.164.55,93.188.166.76
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor V8 (AdobeActiveFileMonitor8.0) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: BCL easyPDF SDK 5 Loader (bepldr) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\BCL Technologies\easyPDF 5\bepldr.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Browser Defender Update Service - Threat Expert Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: PIXMA Extended Survey Program (IJPLMSVC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Rapport Management Service (RapportMgmtService) - Trusteer Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: TomTomHOMEService - TomTom - C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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All help gratefully reeived!

Oneear

#2 Blade81

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:53 PM

Hi there,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.
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Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:
  • Double-click .exe that you downloaded
  • Click rootkit-tab and then scan.
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#3 oneear

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:02 PM

Hi there,

Firstly thanks very much for your help, I appreciate you giving up your time.

I have attached the two dds logs as requested but the GMER programme runs for a while and then I get the blue screen of death. I've tried it twice now with no success. I should also confess being incredibly impatient I followed the advice posted for another user having identicle issues, which was to run Combofix. I know this isn't an everyday use tool, but it does appear to have fixed my inability to update all my security software. The log cretaed by combofix is here:

ComboFix 10-03-27.02 - Oli 27/03/2010 23:44:37.1.4 - x86
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3069.1684 [GMT 0:00]
Running from: c:\users\Oli\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 090305-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 090305-1] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-168182961-2868486897-343656635-500
c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-1769187243-2036837067-3015907111-500
c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\inst.exe
c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\SkyTicker.lnk
c:\windows\Tasks\{35DC3473-A719-4d14-B7C1-FD326CA84A0C}.job

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-02-27 to 2010-03-27 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-03-27 23:52 . 2010-03-27 23:53 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Local\temp
2010-03-27 23:52 . 2010-03-27 23:52 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Vicky\AppData\Local\temp
2010-03-27 23:52 . 2010-03-27 23:52 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2010-03-27 20:45 . 2010-03-27 20:45 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2010-03-27 18:20 . 2009-06-30 09:37 28552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pavboot.sys
2010-03-27 18:20 . 2010-03-27 18:20 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Panda Security
2010-03-27 17:32 . 2010-02-04 15:53 64288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2010-03-27 17:31 . 2010-03-27 17:31 -------- dc-h--w- c:\programdata\{74D08EB8-01D1-4BAE-91E3-F30C1B031AC6}
2010-03-27 17:31 . 2010-02-04 15:53 2954656 -c--a-w- c:\programdata\{74D08EB8-01D1-4BAE-91E3-F30C1B031AC6}\Ad-AwareInstaller.exe
2010-03-27 17:31 . 2010-03-27 17:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2010-03-27 11:50 . 2010-03-27 18:16 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\QuickScan
2010-03-27 11:50 . 2010-03-26 14:33 668648 ----a-w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\et8lwd7g.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\components\qscanff.dll
2010-03-27 11:50 . 2010-03-26 14:33 830864 ----a-w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\et8lwd7g.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\plugins\npqscan.dll
2010-03-13 20:24 . 2010-03-13 20:24 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Vicky\AppData\Roaming\Amazon
2010-03-13 20:23 . 2010-03-13 20:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Amazon
2010-03-13 10:35 . 2010-03-16 18:54 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\FLEXnet
2010-03-13 10:29 . 2010-03-13 10:29 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared
2010-03-13 10:27 . 2010-03-13 10:27 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\PX Storage Engine
2010-03-11 20:08 . 2010-03-13 08:39 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Nikon
2010-03-11 20:06 . 2010-03-11 20:06 49152 ----a-r- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{D2FCC1AE-6311-47C5-8130-C6C66D77DD71}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe
2010-03-11 20:06 . 2010-03-11 20:06 335872 ----a-r- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{237CD223-1B9D-47E8-A76C-E478B83CCEA2}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe
2010-03-11 20:05 . 2010-03-11 20:05 57344 ----a-r- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{87441A59-5E64-4096-A170-14EFE67200C3}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe
2010-03-11 20:02 . 2010-03-13 08:39 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Nikon
2010-03-11 20:02 . 2010-03-11 20:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Nikon
2010-03-10 19:12 . 2010-02-20 23:06 24064 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nshhttp.dll
2010-03-10 19:12 . 2010-02-20 20:53 411648 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\http.sys
2010-03-10 19:12 . 2010-02-20 23:05 30720 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\httpapi.dll
2010-03-10 19:07 . 2010-03-13 10:19 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Download Manager
2010-03-03 20:46 . 2010-02-12 10:32 293376 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\browserchoice.exe
2010-03-03 20:46 . 2009-12-08 20:01 3600456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-03-03 20:46 . 2009-12-08 20:01 3548216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2010-02-26 07:24 . 2010-02-26 07:24 390528 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\RapportBuka.sys
2010-02-26 07:24 . 2010-02-26 07:24 390528 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Trusteer\Rapport\store\exts\RapportBukaBroom\13897\RapportBuka.sys
2010-02-26 07:24 . 2010-02-26 07:24 249856 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Trusteer\Rapport\store\exts\RapportBukaBroom\13897\RapportBukaBroom.dll
2010-02-26 07:17 . 2010-02-26 07:17 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Trusteer

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-03-27 20:59 . 2010-03-27 17:15 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spyware Doctor
2010-03-27 17:31 . 2008-09-01 20:55 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Lavasoft
2010-03-27 17:16 . 2010-03-27 17:15 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\PC Tools
2010-03-27 17:15 . 2010-03-27 17:15 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\PC Tools
2010-03-27 17:15 . 2010-03-27 17:15 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\PC Tools
2010-03-27 17:13 . 2010-02-18 19:42 -------- dc-h--w- c:\programdata\~1
2010-03-27 17:05 . 2010-01-09 15:22 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\RescuePRO
2010-03-27 11:22 . 2008-08-26 18:43 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Google Updater
2010-03-21 17:15 . 2008-08-25 13:37 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\DVD Shrink
2010-03-19 14:12 . 2009-05-11 11:15 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Spotify
2010-03-17 19:44 . 2008-10-29 21:39 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe
2010-03-13 20:06 . 2008-08-24 19:04 77976 ----a-w- c:\users\Vicky\AppData\Local\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-03-13 10:30 . 2008-08-23 20:40 77976 ----a-w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Local\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-03-13 08:47 . 2010-03-11 20:00 0 ---h--w- c:\programdata\PKP_DLdw.DAT
2010-03-11 20:00 . 2010-03-11 20:00 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Ultima_T15
2010-03-11 20:00 . 2010-03-11 20:00 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\EnterNHelp
2010-03-11 20:00 . 2008-06-27 10:10 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield
2010-03-11 19:41 . 2006-11-02 11:18 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Mail
2010-03-10 19:15 . 2008-09-12 20:52 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Microsoft Help
2010-03-10 11:36 . 2010-03-27 17:15 217032 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys
2010-02-28 20:31 . 2008-10-06 19:55 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\CanonIJPLM
2010-02-24 09:16 . 2009-10-02 19:56 181632 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-02-18 19:44 . 2009-10-28 18:43 95024 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SBREDrv.sys
2010-02-16 18:37 . 2009-02-01 12:40 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe AIR
2010-02-16 18:36 . 2010-01-03 18:51 38784 ----a-w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\airappinstaller\airappinstaller.exe
2010-02-16 18:36 . 2009-02-01 12:38 38784 ----a-w- c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\airappinstaller\airappinstaller.exe
2010-02-06 15:30 . 2010-02-06 15:30 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Portable Devices
2010-02-06 15:30 . 2006-11-02 10:25 665600 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2010-02-06 15:30 . 2010-02-06 15:30 0 ---ha-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Msft_User_WpdMtpDr_01_07_00.Wdf
2010-02-06 15:30 . 2010-02-06 15:30 0 ---ha-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Msft_User_WpdFs_01_07_00.Wdf
2010-02-05 09:25 . 2010-03-27 17:15 70408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctplsg.sys
2010-02-05 09:18 . 2010-03-27 17:15 100136 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctwfpfilter.sys
2010-02-05 09:17 . 2010-03-27 17:15 233136 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctgntdi.sys
2010-02-02 21:34 . 2010-02-02 21:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iTunes
2010-02-02 21:34 . 2010-02-02 21:34 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iPod
2010-02-02 21:34 . 2008-08-23 22:09 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Apple
2010-02-02 21:32 . 2010-02-02 21:32 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\QuickTime
2010-02-02 21:25 . 2010-02-02 21:25 72488 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Apple Computer\Installer Cache\iTunes 9.0.3.15\SetupAdmin.exe
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Sidebar
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Collaboration
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Calendar
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Photo Gallery
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Journal
2010-02-02 20:38 . 2006-11-02 12:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Defender
2010-01-31 18:28 . 2010-01-31 18:27 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Vicky\AppData\Roaming\Spotify
2010-01-27 19:38 . 2009-10-19 07:57 -------- dc-h--w- c:\programdata\~0
2010-01-27 19:05 . 2010-01-26 18:31 54 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\rp_stats.dat
2010-01-27 19:05 . 2010-01-26 18:31 39 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\rp_rules.dat
2010-01-25 12:00 . 2010-02-24 18:19 471552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\secproc_isv.dll
2010-01-25 12:00 . 2010-02-24 18:19 152576 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\secproc_ssp_isv.dll
2010-01-25 12:00 . 2010-02-24 18:19 152064 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\secproc_ssp.dll
2010-01-25 12:00 . 2010-02-24 18:19 471552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\secproc.dll
2010-01-25 11:58 . 2010-02-24 18:19 332288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msdrm.dll
2010-01-25 08:21 . 2010-02-24 18:19 526336 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\RMActivate_isv.exe
2010-01-25 08:21 . 2010-02-24 18:19 346624 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\RMActivate_ssp_isv.exe
2010-01-25 08:21 . 2010-02-24 18:19 518144 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\RMActivate.exe
2010-01-25 08:21 . 2010-02-24 18:19 347136 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\RMActivate_ssp.exe
2010-01-23 09:26 . 2010-02-24 18:20 2048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll
2010-01-22 09:56 . 2010-03-27 17:15 149456 ----a-w- c:\windows\SGDetectionTool.dll
2010-01-22 09:56 . 2010-03-27 17:15 165840 ----a-w- c:\windows\PCTBDRes.dll
2010-01-22 09:56 . 2010-03-27 17:15 1652688 ----a-w- c:\windows\PCTBDCore.dll
2010-01-22 09:55 . 2010-03-27 17:15 767952 ----a-w- c:\windows\BDTSupport.dll
2010-01-09 13:49 . 2010-01-09 13:49 86016 ----a-w- c:\programdata\NOS\Adobe_Downloads\arh.exe
2010-01-06 15:39 . 2010-02-24 18:19 1696256 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\gameux.dll
2010-01-06 15:38 . 2010-02-24 18:19 28672 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\Apphlpdm.dll
2010-01-06 15:38 . 2010-02-24 18:19 173056 ----a-w- c:\windows\AppPatch\AcXtrnal.dll
2010-01-06 15:38 . 2010-02-24 18:19 542720 ----a-w- c:\windows\AppPatch\AcLayers.dll
2010-01-06 15:38 . 2010-02-24 18:19 458752 ----a-w- c:\windows\AppPatch\AcSpecfc.dll
2010-01-06 15:38 . 2010-02-24 18:19 2159616 ----a-w- c:\windows\AppPatch\AcGenral.dll
2010-01-06 13:30 . 2010-02-24 18:19 4240384 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GameUXLegacyGDFs.dll
2010-01-05 19:53 . 2010-01-05 19:54 411368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Sidebar"="c:\program files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe" [2009-04-11 1233920]
"ehTray.exe"="c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe" [2008-01-21 125952]
"googletalk"="c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" [2007-01-01 3739648]
"TomTomHOME.exe"="c:\program files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe" [2009-11-13 247144]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2008-01-21 202240]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"="c:\program files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" [2008-01-21 1008184]
"RtHDVCpl"="RtHDVCpl.exe" [2007-08-09 4702208]
"Skytel"="Skytel.exe" [2007-08-03 1826816]
"itype"="c:\program files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe" [2007-08-31 988584]
"IntelliPoint"="c:\program files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe" [2007-08-31 1037736]
"CanonSolutionMenu"="c:\program files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe" [2007-05-15 644696]
"CanonMyPrinter"="c:\program files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe" [2007-04-04 1603152]
"AppleSyncNotifier"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe" [2009-08-13 177440]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2009-02-15 185896]
"avast!"="c:\progra~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe" [2009-11-24 81000]
"NvCplDaemon"="c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2009-03-27 13687328]
"NvMediaCenter"="c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2009-03-27 92704]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2010-01-05 149280]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2009-11-10 417792]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2010-01-22 141608]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2009-12-22 35760]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2009-12-11 948672]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"= 0 (0x0)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service]
@="Service"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\WinDefend]
@="Service"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Svc]
"FirewallOverride"=dword:00000001
"VistaSp2"=hex(:rolleyes::a7,48,e1,84,48,a4,ca,01

R2 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe [2010-02-04 1228208]
R3 3xHybrid;3xHybrid service;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\3xHybrid.sys [2007-04-20 674048]
R3 athrusb;Atheros Wireless LAN USB device driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\athrusb.sys [2007-01-29 451072]
R3 BDA_Capture_225;USB Digital-TV receiver. Driver 3.0.1.18;c:\windows\system32\Drivers\BDA_Capture_225.sys [2007-02-27 17152]
R3 bepldr;BCL easyPDF SDK 5 Loader;c:\program files\Common Files\BCL Technologies\easyPDF 5\bepldr.exe [2007-02-21 151552]
R3 ECS_Loader_220;Digital TV Receiver Firmware Loader 5.10.31.0;c:\windows\system32\Drivers\ECS_Loader_220.sys [2005-10-31 15616]
R3 FXDrv32;FXDrv32;E:\FXDrv32.sys [x]
R3 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\program files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe [2010-03-11 366840]
S0 Lbd;Lbd;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\Lbd.sys [2010-02-04 64288]
S0 pavboot;pavboot;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pavboot.sys [2009-06-30 28552]
S0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2010-03-10 217032]
S1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection; [x]
S1 RapportBuka;RapportBuka;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RapportBuka.sys [2010-02-26 390528]
S1 RapportKELL;RapportKELL;c:\program files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportKELL.sys [2010-02-17 58984]
S1 RapportPG;RapportPG;c:\program files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportPG.sys [2010-02-17 108904]
S2 AdobeActiveFileMonitor8.0;Adobe Active File Monitor V8;c:\program files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe [2009-10-09 169312]
S2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\aswFsBlk.sys [2009-11-24 20560]
S2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\aswMonFlt.sys [2009-11-24 53328]
S2 Browser Defender Update Service;Browser Defender Update Service;c:\program files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe [2010-01-22 112592]
S2 RapportMgmtService;Rapport Management Service;c:\program files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe [2010-02-17 779496]
S2 TomTomHOMEService;TomTomHOMEService;c:\program files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe [2009-11-13 92008]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation REG_MULTI_SZ FontCache

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\{10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F}]
2007-08-23 16:34 451872 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSRunOnce.exe
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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2010-03-27 c:\windows\Tasks\Ad-Aware Update (Weekly).job
- c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe [2010-02-04 15:52]

2010-03-27 c:\windows\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job
- c:\program files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe [2008-08-26 20:53]

2010-03-27 c:\windows\Tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{1DED0ED3-14D6-4F24-8EDB-3808BDC59C07}.job
- c:\windows\system32\msfeedssync.exe [2008-01-21 02:24]

2010-03-27 c:\windows\Tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{5182991A-DB85-4798-93D7-74FFA70DBB55}.job
- c:\windows\system32\msfeedssync.exe [2008-01-21 02:24]
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\et8lwd7g.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.co.uk/
FF - component: c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\et8lwd7g.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\components\qscanff.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Google\Google Updater\2.4.1536.6592\npCIDetect13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Microsoft\Office Live\npOLW.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\Oli\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\et8lwd7g.default\extensions\{e001c731-5e37-4538-a5cb-8168736a2360}\plugins\npqscan.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
FF - user.js: yahoo.homepage.dontask - truec:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKCU-Run-BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA} - c:\program files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe



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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-03-27 23:53
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.7 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

device: opened successfully
user: MBR read successfully
called modules: ntkrnlpa.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys PCTCore.sys acpi.sys hal.dll atapi.sys >>UNKNOWN [0x887D68C8]<<
kernel: MBR read successfully
detected MBR rootkit hooks:
\Driver\Disk -> CLASSPNP.SYS @ 0x83ba1d24
\Driver\ACPI -> acpi.sys @ 0x806cfd68
\Driver\atapi -> atapi.sys @ 0x807da9b0
IoDeviceObjectType ->\Device\Harddisk0\DR0 ->user & kernel MBR OK

**************************************************************************
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Completion time: 2010-03-27 23:56:01
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-03-27 23:55

Pre-Run: 407,199,608,832 bytes free
Post-Run: 407,491,932,160 bytes free

- - End Of File - - EC34BD77FBB9CB0494392E42E346BAF6


Thanks again.

Oneear

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#4 Blade81

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

Hi,

If there're no other issues left then let's see the final steps next.


THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT

Let's reset system restore
Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected. Please note you need Administrator Access to do clean the restore points.

A To disable the System Restore feature:

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Hover over the Computer option, right click on it and then click Properties.
3. On the left hand side, click Advanced Settings.
4. If asked to permit the action, click on Allow.
5. Click on the System Protection tab.
6. Uncheck any checkboxes listed for your hard drives.
7. Press OK.


B. Reboot.

C Turn ON System Restore.
Follow the steps like you did when disabling system restore but on step 6. check any checkboxes listed for your hard drives.



Now lets uninstall ComboFix:
  • Click START then RUN
  • Now copy-paste Combofix /uninstall in the runbox and click OK

Please download OTC and save it to desktop.
  • Double-click OTC.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • Select Yes when the
    Begin cleanup Process?
    prompt appears.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.
Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.


UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER

IMPORTANT: You Need to Update Windows and Internet Explorer to protect your computer from the malware that is around on the Internet. Please go to the windows update site to get the critical updates.

If you are running Microsoft Office, or any portion thereof, go to the Microsoft's Office Update site and make sure you have at least all the critical updates installed (Free) Microsoft Office Update.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure

This can be done by following these simple instructions:
From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
Click once on the Security tab
Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
Click once on the Custom Level button.
Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.



The following are recommended third party programs that are designed to keep your computer clean. A link as well as a brief description is included with each item.
  • hosts file:
    • Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them.
    • In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages.
    • We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages.
    • However, it can slow down certain computers.
    • This is why using a hosts file is optional!!
    Download it here. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here
    If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:
    • Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen)
    • Click run
    • In the dialog box, type services.msc
    • hit enter, then locate dns client
    • Highlight it, then double-click it.
    • On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual.
    • Click ok
  • Run Secunia vulnerability check here and fix its findings.

Just a final reminder for you. I am trying to stress these two points.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! Make sure you do this about every 1-2 weeks.
Make sure all of your security programs are up to date.
Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.


Once again, please post and tell me how things are going with your system... problems etc.

Have a great day,
Blade :)
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#5 oneear

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:14 PM

Thanks ever so much for your help - the service you provide is invaluable. My system appears to be running smoothly again.

Thanks again, and I hope not to have to use your expertise again!

#6 Blade81

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:49 PM

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact the staff member who was helping you with your issue.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

Thank you !
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