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hijack this log
craig1912 - 12-4-2008 at 17:05

Posting this due to probs with system restore and screensaver.
Many thanks


Pancake - 12-4-2008 at 23:15

I dont see any problems in you log so lets look deeper...


Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix


When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a security analyst.

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.


craig1912 - 14-4-2008 at 08:08

Thanks for getting back to me- I'm not at my home pc until tomorrow so I'll post then.
The restore, screensaver issues are annoying, my card reader has also just packed up and I've had a couple of shutdowns for no reason aswell.
confused2


craig1912 - 15-4-2008 at 18:23

Hi Pancake

new hijackthis log and combofix log attached

Thanks for your help:)


craig1912 - 15-4-2008 at 18:26

ooops


Pancake - 15-4-2008 at 23:09

Its better viewed if logs are copied and pasted rather than attatched.


ComboFix 08-04-14.2 - Craig 2008-04-15 19:04:29.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.234 [GMT 1:00]Running from: C:Documents and SettingsCraigDesktopComboFix.exe
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---- Previous Run -------
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C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsFindIt.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsFindItHot.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsfindithotxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsfinditxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsHighlight.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsHighlightHot.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonshighlighthotxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonshighlightxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsrecipes.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsrecipes.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsrecipes_foreign_feed.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsrecipes_foreign_feed.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsReference.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsReferenceHot.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsreferencehotxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsreferencexp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsstarware_toolbar_icon.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsWeather.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsweatherhotxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353buttonsweatherxp.png
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353contextserror.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353contextsRelated.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353contextsTravel.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353imageswalertXP.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateProductMessagingConfig.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateProductMessagingConfig.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateSimpleUpdateConfig.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateSimpleUpdateConfig.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateTimerManagerConfig.xml
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataStarware353SimpleUpdateTimerManagerConfig.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353BrowserSearchBrowserSearch.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353BrowserSearchBrowserSearch.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ConfiguratorConfigurator.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ConfiguratorConfigurator.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ErrorSearchErrorSearchOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ErrorSearchErrorSearchOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353GamesGamesOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353GamesGamesOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353GamesimagesactiveGames0.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353LayoutsToolbarLayout.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353LayoutsToolbarLayout.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ManagerManagerOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ManagerManagerOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353MoviesimagesactiveMovies0.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353MoviesMoviesOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353MoviesMoviesOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353Recipes_ForeignRecipes_ForeignOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353Recipes_ForeignRecipes_ForeignOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353RecipeSearch_ForeignRecipeSearch_ForeignOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353RecipeSearch_ForeignRecipeSearch_ForeignOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ReferenceReferenceOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ReferenceReferenceOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353RelatedSearchRelatedSearchOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353RelatedSearchRelatedSearchOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ScreensaversMarketingSitePagerimagesactiveScreensaversMarketingSitePager0.bmp
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ScreensaversMarketingSitePagerScreensaversMarketingSitePagerOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ScreensaversMarketingSitePagerScreensaversMarketingSitePagerOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarTBProductsOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarTBProductsOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarLogoToolbarLogoOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarLogoToolbarLogoOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarSearchToolbarSearchOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353ToolbarSearchToolbarSearchOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353TravelSearchTravelSearchOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353TravelSearchTravelSearchOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353WeatherAlertArchive.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353WeatherWeatherOptions.xml
C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataStarware353WeatherWeatherOptions.xml.backup
C:Documents and SettingsCraigLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesEUP18.tmp
C:Documents and SettingsCraigLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesH10_ENG_MT.ZIP
C:Documents and SettingsCraigLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesH10_FRE_MT.ZIP
C:Documents and SettingsCraigLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Fileshead_firmware.inf
C:Program FilesStarware353
C:Program FilesStarware353brand.bmp
C:Program FilesStarware353iconsstar_16.ico
C:Program FilesStarware353Starware353Config.xml
C:Program FilesStarware353Starware353Uninstall.exe
C:WINDOWSDownloaded Program Filessetup.inf

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-03-15 to 2008-04-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-04-15 17:59 . 2008-04-15 18:00 <DIR> d-------- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataLavasoft
2008-04-15 17:58 . 2008-04-15 17:58 <DIR> d-------- C:Program FilesCommon FilesWise Installation Wizard
2008-04-15 08:48 . 2008-04-15 08:49 <DIR> d-------- C:WINDOWSsystem32Adobe
2008-04-10 21:10 . 2008-04-10 21:10 552 --a------ C:WINDOWSsystem32d3d8caps.dat
2008-04-08 21:54 . 2008-04-08 21:53 691,545 --a------ C:WINDOWSunins000.exe
2008-04-08 21:54 . 2008-04-08 21:54 2,540 --a------ C:WINDOWSunins000.dat
2008-04-08 10:14 . 2008-04-08 10:14 <DIR> d-------- C:Program FilesApple Software Update
2008-04-08 10:14 . 2008-04-08 10:14 <DIR> d-------- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataApple
2008-04-02 15:09 . 2008-04-02 15:09 <DIR> d---s---- C:Documents and SettingsLocalServiceUserData
2008-03-28 23:37 . 2008-03-28 23:37 90,112 --a------ C:WINDOWSsystem32QuickTimeVR.qtx
2008-03-28 23:37 . 2008-03-28 23:37 57,344 --a------ C:WINDOWSsystem32QuickTime.qts
2008-03-22 16:32 . 2004-05-14 17:12 1,916,928 --------- C:WINDOWSUNNVEContent.exe
2008-03-22 16:32 . 2004-11-30 19:14 67,990 --------- C:WINDOWSUNNVEContent.cfg
2008-03-22 12:21 . 2008-03-22 12:21 <DIR> d-------- C:Program FilesMicrosoft Silverlight

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2008-04-15 18:11 4,214,816 --sha-w C:WINDOWSsystem32driversfidbox.dat
2008-04-15 18:01 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesCommon FilesTeleca Shared
2008-04-15 18:01 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSony Ericsson
2008-04-15 17:52 17,408 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32driversUSBCRFT.SYS
2008-04-15 17:50 51,788 --sha-w C:WINDOWSsystem32driversfidbox.idx
2008-04-15 17:49 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesSpybot - Search & Destroy
2008-04-15 17:49 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSpybot - Search & Destroy
2008-04-15 17:07 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataAVG7
2008-04-15 16:59 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesLavasoft
2008-04-15 16:58 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataLavasoft
2008-04-15 07:47 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsLocalServiceApplication DataAVG7
2008-04-14 15:11 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesNapster
2008-04-08 09:17 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesQuickTime
2008-04-08 09:16 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataApple Computer
2008-04-02 18:40 26,955,751 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogstvDebug.zip
2008-03-25 21:53 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesJava
2008-03-22 15:40 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesViaVoice Outloud
2008-03-21 11:14 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataAhead
2008-03-19 09:47 1,845,248 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32win32k.sys
2008-03-13 22:11 75,248 ----a-w C:WINDOWSzllsputility.exe
2008-03-13 22:11 1,086,952 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32zpeng24.dll
2008-03-09 19:24 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAvg7
2008-03-08 13:31 --------- d-----w C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication DataGameHouse
2008-03-08 13:29 --------- d-----w C:Program FilesGameHouse
2008-03-01 17:04 90 -c----w C:Documents and SettingsCraigtest.dat
2008-02-20 06:51 282,624 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32gdi32.dll
2008-02-20 05:32 45,568 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32dnsrslvr.dll
2008-02-16 08:59 659,456 ----a-w C:WINDOWSsystem32wininet.dll
2007-12-16 12:49 8,013,312 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB23.tmp
2007-11-12 22:27 2,854,912 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB18.tmp
2007-04-24 18:23 6,657,024 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB17.tmp
2007-01-09 13:38 5,994,496 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB16.tmp
2007-01-09 13:38 2,651,136 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB15.tmp
2006-12-09 18:17 5,813,760 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB14.tmp
2006-10-18 12:00 774,144 ----a-w C:Program FilesRngInterstitial.dll
2006-10-09 20:07 20,883,196 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_10_09_17_36_55_full.dmp.zip
2006-10-06 19:36 20,863,731 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_10_05_23_14_24_full.dmp.zip
2006-10-03 14:14 20,902,858 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_10_03_08_13_11_full.dmp.zip
2006-10-01 14:19 20,899,669 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_10_01_11_07_48_full.dmp.zip
2006-10-01 10:02 20,984,859 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_10_01_10_55_51_full.dmp.zip
2006-09-24 12:51 20,743,877 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_09_24_08_01_07_full.dmp.zip
2006-09-22 16:59 79,446 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_2nd_2006_09_22_17_04_58_small.dmp.zip
2006-09-22 16:59 20,804,351 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_09_21_21_39_38_full.dmp.zip
2006-09-21 06:56 20,960,231 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_09_21_07_20_36_full.dmp.zip
2006-07-23 05:29 542,720 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB13.tmp
2006-07-20 12:27 20,484,694 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet Logsvsmon_on_demand_2006_07_20_13_25_33_full.dmp.zip
2006-07-07 16:45 9,956 -c--a-w C:Documents and SettingsCraigApplication Datawklnhst.dat
2006-06-23 09:17 3,514,880 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB12.tmp
2006-01-08 16:45 4,115,456 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB11.tmp
2005-10-23 14:38 5,044 -c----w C:Documents and SettingsJakeApplication Datawklnhst.dat
2005-09-15 18:07 214,528 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB10.tmp
2005-09-15 17:52 3,269,632 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBF.tmp
2005-09-04 13:00 3,238,912 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBD.tmp
2005-09-04 13:00 225,280 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBE.tmp
2005-08-25 17:27 3,183,616 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBB.tmp
2005-08-25 17:26 638,464 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBC.tmp
2005-07-15 13:26 432,640 ----a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDBA.tmp
2005-07-15 12:55 3,062,272 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB9.tmp
2005-06-13 17:59 2,973,184 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB7.tmp
2005-06-13 17:59 2,956,800 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB8.tmp
2005-03-02 21:05 2,415,616 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB5.tmp
2005-03-02 21:05 1,092,096 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB6.tmp
2005-03-01 16:30 2,415,104 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB3.tmp
2005-03-01 16:30 1,734,656 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB4.tmp
2005-02-21 20:41 2,984,960 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB2.tmp
2005-02-21 20:41 2,408,448 -c--a-w C:WINDOWSInternet LogsxDB1.tmp
2005-02-20 18:42 32 -c----r C:Documents and SettingsAll Usershash.dat
2004-12-04 08:12 62,200 -c----w C:Documents and SettingsJakeApplication DataGDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 13:00 15360]
"CTSyncU.exe"="C:Program FilesCreativeSync Manager UnicodeCTSyncU.exe" [2006-08-07 10:06 700416]
"swg"="C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-02-14 17:50 171448]
"DW4"="C:Program FilesThe Weather Channel FWDesktop WeatherDesktopWeather.exe" [ ]
"MSMSGS"="C:Program FilesMessengerMsmsgs.exe" [2004-10-13 17:24 1694208]
"NBJ"="C:Program FilesAheadNero BackItUpNBJ.exe" [2004-09-24 17:22 1916928]
"updateMgr"="C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ReaderAdobeUpdateManager.exe" [2006-03-30 17:45 313472]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
"High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut"="HDAudPropShortcut.exe" [2004-03-18 00:10 61952 C:WINDOWSsystem32Hdaudpropshortcut.exe]
"Cmaudio"="cmicnfg.cpl" []
"Dit"="Dit.exe" [2004-07-21 02:18 90112 C:WINDOWSDit.exe]
"CHotkey"="mHotkey.exe" [2004-02-24 22:05 508416 C:WINDOWSmHotkey.exe]
"ledpointer"="CNYHKey.exe" [2004-02-04 01:15 5794816 C:WINDOWSCNYHKey.exe]
"AGRSMMSG"="AGRSMMSG.exe" [2005-03-04 12:01 88209 C:WINDOWSAGRSMMSG.exe]
"AVG7_CC"="C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgcc.exe" [2008-04-15 08:45 579584]
"Windows Defender"="C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe" [2006-11-03 19:20 866584]
"itype"="C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliType Proitype.exe" [2006-07-08 00:14 576320]
"IntelliPoint"="C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliPointipoint.exe" [2006-07-08 00:15 600896]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2004-09-20 23:09 921600 C:WINDOWSsystem32nwiz.exe]
"Picasa Media Detector"="C:Program FilesPicasa2PicasaMediaDetector.exe" [2007-10-23 22:18 443968]
"ISUSScheduler"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe" [2005-08-11 16:30 81920]
"ISUSPM Startup"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceisuspm.exe" [2005-08-11 16:30 249856]
"Easy-PrintToolBox"="C:Program FilesCanonEasy-PrintToolBoxBJPSMAIN.exe" [2004-01-14 02:10 409600]
"NeroFilterCheck"="C:WINDOWSsystem32NeroCheck.exe" [2001-07-09 11:50 155648]
"PCMService"="C:Program FilesHome CinemaPowerCinemaPCMService.exe" [2004-10-29 20:34 81920]
"SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics"="C:Program FilesAlcatelSpeedTouch USBDragdiag.exe" [2002-11-12 12:02 860672]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binjusched.exe" [2008-02-22 05:25 144784]
"TkBellExe"="C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe" [2004-12-18 12:58 180269]
"ZoneAlarm Client"="C:Program FilesZone LabsZoneAlarmzlclient.exe" [2008-03-13 23:11 919016]
"QuickTime Task"="C:Program FilesQuickTimeQTTask.exe" [2008-03-28 23:37 413696]

[HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
"CTFMON.EXE"="C:WINDOWSsystem32CTFMON.EXE" [2004-08-04 13:00 15360]
"DWQueuedReporting"="C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1MICROS~1DWdwtrig20.exe" [2005-04-25 13:45 36040]
"Picasa Media Detector"="C:Program FilesPicasa2PicasaMediaDetector.exe" [2007-10-23 22:18 443968]
"swg"="C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-02-14 17:50 171448]

C:Documents and SettingsJakeStart MenuProgramsStartup
wkcalrem.LNK - C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWorks SharedWkCalRem.exe [2004-06-24 01:23:00 15360]

C:Documents and SettingsCraigStart MenuProgramsStartup
HotSync Manager.lnk - C:Program FilesPalmHOTSYNC.EXE [2004-12-10 21:45:55 299008]

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup
Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk - C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeCalibrationAdobe Gamma Loader.exe [2004-12-10 22:00:37 113664]
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0Readerreader_sl.exe [2005-09-23 23:05:26 29696]
BlueSoleil.lnk - C:Program FilesIVT CorporationBlueSoleilBlueSoleil.exe [2004-10-21 11:07:26 1024000]
HotSync Manager.lnk - C:Program FilesPalmHotSync.exe [2004-12-10 21:45:55 299008]
Image Transfer.lnk - C:Program FilesSony CorporationImage TransferSonyTray.exe [2005-01-03 17:46:23 73728]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftsecurity centerMonitoringZoneLabsFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM~servicessharedaccessparametersfirewallpolicystandardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)

[HKLM~servicessharedaccessparametersfirewallpolicystandardprofileAuthorizedApplicationsList]
"%windir%\system32\sessmgr.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\AOL 9.0\AOL.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\AOL 9.0\WAOL.exe"=
"%CommonProgramFiles%\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.exe"=
"%CommonProgramFiles%\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.exe"=
"%WinDir%\system32\fxsclnt.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InocIT.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\CA\eTrust Antivirus\Realmon.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BlueSoleil.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\devolo\informer\devinf.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\devolo\easyshare\easyshare.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avginet.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgemc.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe"=
"C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\livecall.exe"=

R2 LogWatch;Event Log Watch;"C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LICLogWatNT.exe" [2002-09-19 19:29]
R2 PLCNDIS5;PLCNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver;C:WINDOWSsystem32plcndis5.sys [2004-05-17 12:21]
R3 3xHybrid;3xHybrid service;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERS3xHybrid.sys [2004-10-06 14:10]
R3 cmudax;C-Media High Definition Audio Interface;C:WINDOWSsystem32driverscmudax.sys [2004-10-01 13:58]
R3 RimSerPort;RIM Virtual Serial Port;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSRimSerial.sys [2005-08-16 13:02]
R3 wbscr;Winbond Smartcard Reader for I/O;C:WINDOWSsystem32driverswbscr.sys [2002-04-24 20:07]
S3 aaudstum;aaudstum;C:DOCUME~1CraigLOCALS~1Tempaaudstum.sys []
S3 CA_LIC_CLNT;CA License Client;"C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmt.exe" [2002-09-19 19:27]
S3 CA_LIC_SRVR;CA License Server;"C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmtd.exe" [2002-09-19 19:41]
S3 Cap7134;MEDION (7134) WDM Video Capture;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSCap7134.sys []
S3 CardReaderFilter;Card Reader Filter;C:WINDOWSsystem32DriversUSBCRFT.SYS [2008-04-15 18:52]
S3 k510bus;Sony Ericsson K510 Driver driver (WDM);C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSk510bus.sys [2007-09-22 13:56]
S3 k510mdfl;Sony Ericsson K510 USB WMC Modem Filter;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSk510mdfl.sys [2007-09-22 13:56]
S3 k510mdm;Sony Ericsson K510 USB WMC Modem Driver;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSk510mdm.sys [2007-09-22 13:56]
S3 k510mgmt;Sony Ericsson K510 USB WMC Device Management Drivers (WDM);C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSk510mgmt.sys [2007-09-22 13:56]
S3 k510obex;Sony Ericsson K510 USB WMC OBEX Interface;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSk510obex.sys [2007-09-22 13:56]
S3 PhTVTune;MEDION TV-TUNER 7134 MK2/3;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSPhTVTune.sys []
S3 pmxscan;USB Flatbed Scanner Driver;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSusbscan.sys [2004-08-03 23:58]
S3 sonypvs1;Sony Digital Imaging Video2;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSsonypvs1.sys [2002-10-15 23:41]
S3 UKBFLT;UKBFLT;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSUKBFLT.sys [2003-12-19 17:13]
S3 VisorUsb;Handspring USB;C:WINDOWSsystem32DRIVERSVisorUsb.sys []

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
"2008-04-08 09:15:11 C:WINDOWSTasksAppleSoftwareUpdate.job"
- C:Program FilesApple Software UpdateSoftwareUpdate.exe
"2008-04-15 17:54:39 C:WINDOWSTasksMP Scheduled Scan.job"
- C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMpCmdRun.exe
"2008-03-03 09:09:00 C:WINDOWSTasksUniblue SpeedUpMyPC Nag.job"
- C:Program FilesUniblueSpeedUpMyPC 3SpeedUpMyPC.exe
"2007-07-17 08:09:42 C:WINDOWSTasksUniblue SpeedUpMyPC.job"
- C:Program FilesUniblueSpeedUpMyPC 3SpeedUpMyPC.exe
.
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catchme 0.3.1353 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-04-15 19:11:26
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 2

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.
Completion time: 2008-04-15 19:16:07
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-04-15 18:15:57

Pre-Run: 33,253,883,904 bytes free
Post-Run: 33,238,589,440 bytes free
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2008-04-13 08:37:34 --- E O F ---


Pancake - 15-4-2008 at 23:21

Please copy this page to *Notepad* and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It's IMPORTANT to carry out the instructions in the sequence listed below.
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Open *notepad* and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:


Quote:

Folder::
C:WINDOWSInternet Logs


Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe which is on the Desktop.


[bad img]http://users.pandora.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/images/CFScript.gif[/bad img]

Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe


When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:ComboFix.txt

Please copy and paste the ComboFix.txt along with a fresh HijackThis log in your next reply please.


*Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.Altering this script in any way could damage your compter*


craig1912 - 16-4-2008 at 09:53


craig1912 - 16-4-2008 at 10:08

The files don't seem to want to be copied and pasted correctly so I've attached the Combo log in the next post
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:11, on 16/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMsMpEng.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesLavasoftAd-Aware 2007aawservice.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgemc.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LICLogWatNT.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32RunDll32.exe
C:WINDOWSDit.exe
C:WINDOWSCNYHKey.exe
C:WINDOWSAGRSMMSG.exe
C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe
C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliType Proitype.exe
C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliPointipoint.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe
C:Program FilesHome CinemaPowerCinemaPCMService.exe
C:Program FilesAlcatelSpeedTouch USBDragdiag.exe
C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binjusched.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe
C:Program FilesCreativeSync Manager UnicodeCTSyncU.exe
C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:Program FilesMessengerMsmsgs.exe
C:Program FilesPalmHotSync.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32MsPMSPSv.exe
C:Program FilesSony CorporationImage TransferSonyTray.exe
C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1X10Commonx10nets.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32notepad.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32wscntfy.exe
C:WINDOWSexplorer.exe
C:Documents and SettingsCraigDesktopHiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://www.orange.co.uk/
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,AutoConfigURL = 192.168.2.1
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=http://www-cache.orangehome.co.uk:8080;ftp=http://www-cache.orangehome.co.uk:8080
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ActiveXAcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:program filesgooglegoogletoolbar4.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:program filesgooglegoogletoolbar4.dll
O4 - HKLM..Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Dit] Dit.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ledpointer] CNYHKey.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [AVG7_CC] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Windows Defender] "C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM..Run: [itype] "C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliType Proitype.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliPointipoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Picasa Media Detector] C:Program FilesPicasa2PicasaMediaDetector.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceisuspm.exe" -startup
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Easy-PrintToolBox] C:Program FilesCanonEasy-PrintToolBoxBJPSMAIN.EXE /logon
O4 - HKLM..Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:WINDOWSsystem32NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [PCMService] "C:Program FilesHome CinemaPowerCinemaPCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:Program FilesAlcatelSpeedTouch USBDragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM..Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binjusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [TkBellExe] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:Program FilesZone LabsZoneAlarmzlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:Program FilesQuickTimeQTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU..Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [CTSyncU.exe] "C:Program FilesCreativeSync Manager UnicodeCTSyncU.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [swg] C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [DW4] "C:Program FilesThe Weather Channel FWDesktop WeatherDesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [MSMSGS] "C:Program FilesMessengerMsmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU..Run: [NBJ] "C:Program FilesAheadNero BackItUpNBJ.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [updateMgr] "C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ReaderAdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-19..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-20..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-18..Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:WINDOWSsystem32CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-18..Run: [swg] C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS.DEFAULT..Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:WINDOWSsystem32CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:Program FilesPalmHOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0Readerreader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: BlueSoleil.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:Program FilesPalmHotSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Image Transfer.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:Program FilesAOL Toolbartoolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:PROGRA~1MICROS~4OFFICE11EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:PROGRA~1MICROS~4OFFICE11REFIEBAR.DLL
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.orange.co.uk/
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://ppupdates.ca.com/downloads/scanner/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecall/applet/html/native/x86/win32/activex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} (CR64Loader Object) - http://www.miniclip.com/bestfriends/miniclipGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {3FE16C08-D6A7-4133-84FC-D5BFB4F7D886} (WebGameLoader Class) - http://www.miniclip.com/ricochet/ReflexiveWebGameLoader.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-24.cab
O16 - DPF: {4D7F48C0-CB49-4EA6-97D4-04F4EACC2F3B} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://sib1.od2.com/common/Member/ClientInstall/10.20.0002/OCI/setup.exe
O16 - DPF: {5D6F45B3-9043-443D-A792-115447494D24} (UnoCtrl Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/EN-GB/a-UNO1/GAME_UNO1.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1097053507402
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1137680351531
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {7FC1B346-83E6-4774-8D20-1A6B09B0E737} (Windows Live Photo Upload Control) - http://cid-60a255018d8ad748.spaces.live.com/PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotions/spywaredetector/WebAAS.cab
O16 - DPF: {9C3E8350-5873-4D8E-A1D4-DCB9E885E86D} (CYBSnoop Control) - http://www.cybersitterhelp.com/snooper/activex/AXSnoop.ocx
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab56907.cab
O16 - DPF: {CE3409C4-9E26-4F8E-83E4-778498F9E7B4} (PB_Uploader Class) - http://static.photobox.co.uk/sg/common/uploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D1548A26-B8F6-4E86-AE74-E7062CCC2E2A} (igLoader Content on Demand) - http://www.miniclip.com/igloader/igloader.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {D77EF652-9A6B-40C8-A4B9-1C0697C6CF41} (TikGames Online Control) - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/web_games/tikgames/cinematycoon/cinematycoon.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} (Driver Agent ActiveX Control) - http://driveragent.com/files/driveragent.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5A7706B-B9C0-4C89-A715-7A0C6B05DD48} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab56986.cab
O17 - HKLMSystemCCSServicesTcpip..{BE116AA1-2FDC-43D0-860A-53A61B5688D0}: NameServer = 192.168.2.1
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:Program FilesLavasoftAd-Aware 2007aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: BlueSoleil Hid Service - Unknown owner - C:Program FilesIVT CorporationBlueSoleilBTNtService.exe
O23 - Service: CA License Client (CA_LIC_CLNT) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmt.exe
O23 - Service: CA License Server (CA_LIC_SRVR) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmtd.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:WINDOWSsystem32CTSvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:Program FilesGoogleCommonGoogle UpdaterGoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldDriver11Intel 32IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Event Log Watch (LogWatch) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LICLogWatNT.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:WINDOWSsystem32nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:WINDOWSsystem32ZoneLabsvsmon.exe
O23 - Service: X10 Device Network Service (x10nets) - X10 - C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1X10Commonx10nets.exe

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End of file - 12794 bytes


craig1912 - 16-4-2008 at 10:10

here is the combo log


Pancake - 16-4-2008 at 22:32

Its not a major problem if that folder is not removed .Try this...




craig1912 - 17-4-2008 at 17:38

Logfile of The Avenger Version 2.0, (c) by Swandog46
http://swandog46.geekstogo.com

Platform: Windows XP

*******************

Script file opened successfully.
Script file read successfully.

Backups directory opened successfully at C:Avenger

*******************

Beginning to process script file:

Rootkit scan active.
No rootkits found!

Folder "C:WINDOWSInternet Logs" deleted successfully.

Completed script processing.

*******************

Finished! Terminate.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:37:36, on 17/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMsMpEng.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesLavasoftAd-Aware 2007aawservice.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exe
C:WINDOWSExplorer.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32NOTEPAD.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32RunDll32.exe
C:WINDOWSDit.exe
C:WINDOWSmHotkey.exe
C:WINDOWSCNYHKey.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
C:WINDOWSAGRSMMSG.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgcc.exe
C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe
C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliType Proitype.exe
C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliPointipoint.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe
C:Program FilesHome CinemaPowerCinemaPCMService.exe
C:Program FilesAlcatelSpeedTouch USBDragdiag.exe
C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binjusched.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
C:Program FilesZone LabsZoneAlarmzlclient.exe
C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgemc.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe
C:Program FilesCreativeSync Manager UnicodeCTSyncU.exe
C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:Program FilesMessengerMsmsgs.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LICLogWatNT.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesIVT CorporationBlueSoleilBlueSoleil.exe
C:Program FilesSony CorporationImage TransferSonyTray.exe
C:Program FilesPalmHOTSYNC.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32ZoneLabsvsmon.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32MsPMSPSv.exe
C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1X10Commonx10nets.exe
C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32wuauclt.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32wscntfy.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWLLoginProxy.exe
C:Documents and SettingsCraigDesktopHiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Start Page = http://www.orange.co.uk/
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,AutoConfigURL = 192.168.2.1
R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=http://www-cache.orangehome.co.uk:8080;ftp=http://www-cache.orangehome.co.uk:8080
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ActiveXAcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWindows LiveWindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:program filesgooglegoogletoolbar4.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:program filesgooglegoogletoolbar4.dll
O4 - HKLM..Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Dit] Dit.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ledpointer] CNYHKey.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [AVG7_CC] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Windows Defender] "C:Program FilesWindows DefenderMSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM..Run: [itype] "C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliType Proitype.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:Program FilesMicrosoft IntelliPointipoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Picasa Media Detector] C:Program FilesPicasa2PicasaMediaDetector.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceissch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldUpdateServiceisuspm.exe" -startup
O4 - HKLM..Run: [Easy-PrintToolBox] C:Program FilesCanonEasy-PrintToolBoxBJPSMAIN.EXE /logon
O4 - HKLM..Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:WINDOWSsystem32NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM..Run: [PCMService] "C:Program FilesHome CinemaPowerCinemaPCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:Program FilesAlcatelSpeedTouch USBDragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM..Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binjusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [TkBellExe] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBrealsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM..Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:Program FilesZone LabsZoneAlarmzlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM..Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:Program FilesQuickTimeQTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU..Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:WINDOWSsystem32ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [CTSyncU.exe] "C:Program FilesCreativeSync Manager UnicodeCTSyncU.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [swg] C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU..Run: [DW4] "C:Program FilesThe Weather Channel FWDesktop WeatherDesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [MSMSGS] "C:Program FilesMessengerMsmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU..Run: [NBJ] "C:Program FilesAheadNero BackItUpNBJ.exe"
O4 - HKCU..Run: [updateMgr] "C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ReaderAdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-19..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-20..Run: [AVG7_Run] C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-18..Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:WINDOWSsystem32CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUSS-1-5-18..Run: [swg] C:Program FilesGoogleGoogleToolbarNotifier1.2.1128.5462GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS.DEFAULT..Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:WINDOWSsystem32CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:Program FilesPalmHOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0Readerreader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: BlueSoleil.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:Program FilesPalmHotSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Image Transfer.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:Program FilesAOL Toolbartoolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:PROGRA~1MICROS~4OFFICE11EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:Program FilesJavajre1.6.0_05binssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:PROGRA~1MICROS~4OFFICE11REFIEBAR.DLL
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.orange.co.uk/
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://ppupdates.ca.com/downloads/scanner/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecall/applet/html/native/x86/win32/activex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} (CR64Loader Object) - http://www.miniclip.com/bestfriends/miniclipGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {3FE16C08-D6A7-4133-84FC-D5BFB4F7D886} (WebGameLoader Class) - http://www.miniclip.com/ricochet/ReflexiveWebGameLoader.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-24.cab
O16 - DPF: {4D7F48C0-CB49-4EA6-97D4-04F4EACC2F3B} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://sib1.od2.com/common/Member/ClientInstall/10.20.0002/OCI/setup.exe
O16 - DPF: {5D6F45B3-9043-443D-A792-115447494D24} (UnoCtrl Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/EN-GB/a-UNO1/GAME_UNO1.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1097053507402
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1137680351531
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {7FC1B346-83E6-4774-8D20-1A6B09B0E737} (Windows Live Photo Upload Control) - http://cid-60a255018d8ad748.spaces.live.com/PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotions/spywaredetector/WebAAS.cab
O16 - DPF: {9C3E8350-5873-4D8E-A1D4-DCB9E885E86D} (CYBSnoop Control) - http://www.cybersitterhelp.com/snooper/activex/AXSnoop.ocx
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab56907.cab
O16 - DPF: {CE3409C4-9E26-4F8E-83E4-778498F9E7B4} (PB_Uploader Class) - http://static.photobox.co.uk/sg/common/uploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D1548A26-B8F6-4E86-AE74-E7062CCC2E2A} (igLoader Content on Demand) - http://www.miniclip.com/igloader/igloader.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {D77EF652-9A6B-40C8-A4B9-1C0697C6CF41} (TikGames Online Control) - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/web_games/tikgames/cinematycoon/cinematycoon.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} (Driver Agent ActiveX Control) - http://driveragent.com/files/driveragent.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5A7706B-B9C0-4C89-A715-7A0C6B05DD48} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab56986.cab
O17 - HKLMSystemCCSServicesTcpip..{BE116AA1-2FDC-43D0-860A-53A61B5688D0}: NameServer = 192.168.2.1
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:Program FilesLavasoftAd-Aware 2007aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:PROGRA~1GrisoftAVGFRE~1avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: BlueSoleil Hid Service - Unknown owner - C:Program FilesIVT CorporationBlueSoleilBTNtService.exe
O23 - Service: CA License Client (CA_LIC_CLNT) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmt.exe
O23 - Service: CA License Server (CA_LIC_SRVR) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LIClic98rmtd.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:WINDOWSsystem32CTSvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:Program FilesGoogleCommonGoogle UpdaterGoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:Program FilesCommon FilesInstallShieldDriver11Intel 32IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Event Log Watch (LogWatch) - Computer Associates - C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsCA_LICLogWatNT.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:WINDOWSsystem32nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:WINDOWSsystem32ZoneLabsvsmon.exe
O23 - Service: X10 Device Network Service (x10nets) - X10 - C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1X10Commonx10nets.exe

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Pancake - 17-4-2008 at 23:14

Ok.Thats it..all done.



This will clear away any of the files and folders that were created by ComboFix.

Go to :
Start > Run then copy and paste the following highlighted text below and click OK.

Quote:


ComboFix /u





Now that you are clean,and If you wish to do so, here are a few things that you can do that will help keep your computer a bit more clean and secure..they can be done at your leisure.

Download and scan with CCleaner from http://www.ccleaner.com/downloadbuilds.asp

1. Starting with v1.27.260, http://www.ccleaner.com/downloadbuilds.asp installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation. IF you do NOT want it, REMOVE the checkmark when provided with the option OR download the toolbar-free Basic or Slim versions instead of the Standard Build.

2. Before first use, select Options > Advanced and UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"

3. Then select the items you wish to clean up.

In the Windows Tab:
Clean all entries in the "Internet Explorer" section except Cookies.
Clean all the entries in the "Windows Explorer" section.
Clean all entries in the "System" section.
Clean all entries in the "Advanced" section.
Clean any others that you choose.

In the Applications Tab:
Clean all except cookies in the Firefox/Mozilla section if you use it.
Clean all in the Opera section if you use it.
Clean Sun Java in the Internet Section.
Clean any others that you choose.

4. Click the "Run Cleaner" button.
5. A pop up box will appear advising this process will permanently delete files from your system.
6. Click "OK" and it will scan and clean your system.
7. Click "exit" when done.
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Is your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update to the latest version if required.

Before installing go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then install the newest version.

Updating Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u5 (http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp).



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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 (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/) 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.




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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.

Download SpywareBlaster
Spyware blaster is a program that stops known malicious activex controls from installing on your computer. It works by changing settings in your registry. It makes
kill bits in the registry, so that certain activex controls can't install.
If you don't know what activex controls are, see here (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/ActiveX_control.html)
You can download SpywareBlaster here here (http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2859&file=11&evp=61b0e8ad41924a03c37615f4682b4cef)
SpywareBlaster tutorial (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial49.html)

Download iespyad
It puts many bad webpages on your restricted zones list. This means that you can still view the bad webpages, but the webpages cannot do certain things (such as use javascripts and cookies).

Download it here (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/res/ie-spyad.exe)

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 (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm). Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial51.html)
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



Keep Anti Virus Software updated - Most AVs will update automatically, but if not I would recommend making updating the AV the first job every time the PC is connected to the internet. An AV that is using defs that are seven days old is not going to be much protection. If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out. See here (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwvirus.html) to choose one.

Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. For more info, check this (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial60.html) webpage out.
Here (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwfirewall.html) are some Vista compatible firewalls also.



Know What You're Installing
Check the source.
To avoid malware, make sure your software comes from a reputable source. Be particularly suspicious of sponsored software (software that relies on advertising) or software that claims to speed up your Internet connection.

Use Custom Install.
If you feel comfortable with software installation, you can choose Custom Install (as opposed to Typical Install). Custom Install allows you to select only the software components you wish to install, and leave out others (such as potential spyware).

Modify Security Settings (Internet Explorer 6)
To reduce the risk of installing malware, you can set Internet Explorer to high security mode. To do so:

Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools > Internet Options.
On the Internet Options screen, select the Security tab, then select the Internet icon (if it is not already selected).
Under Security level for this zone, click Default Level. Set the slider to High.
Note: You may have to lower the security level to view certain Web sites.
Next, select the Trusted Sites icon. Under Security level for this zone, click Default Level. Set the slider to Medium.
Click Apply, then OK to save the changes.


Before using or purchasing any Spyware/Malware protection/removal program, always check the Rogue/Suspect Spyware List. It will save you a lot of grief, as well as money if you are thinking of purchasing. Here is the link:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
If you want to know just how effective your anti-spyware program is, or how well any of the "rogue" programs listed at the above link work, check this for an independent comparison of several anti-spyware programs:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm



Let us know if we have not resolved your problem. Otherwise, you are good to go.
Happy and Safe Surfing!


craig1912 - 18-4-2008 at 08:00

Thanks for your help- was there much wrong on my system- I ask because I do try to be careful-I'll try some of your suggestions. I suspect some of the problems have come from my son MSN, Bebo etc. I'll upgrade to IE7 (I use Firefox).

I have AVG and zone alarm aswell as my router firewall. I was also running Spybot Search and Destroy, Adaware and Microsoft defender.

Thanks againwaveysmiley


Pancake - 18-4-2008 at 12:04

You had Starware installed and that was malware...