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  1. Personally I'm happy with Avira Antivir free and Comodo Firewall (proactive security mode). On demand scanners include Malwarebytes and SUPERAntispyware.
  2. ^ I helped two friends clean their machines. On both occasions, I had to tell them to run the scan in Safe Mode.
  3. I'm glad I could help ^^ I haven't been back here for ages. XD
  4. I spent a bit of time on distro hopping and I found PCLinuxOS the most Windows-like. I tried so many others from the popular Ubuntu to Slackware and were put off in one way or the other (some distros are too technical in the installation steps, some use GNOME which I don't really like). I dual boot Windows and Linux just like the other users here said. I found it quite good to keep both because I still have certain things on Windows which I can't get away from yet, mainly games. XD
  5. No, definitely not worth using. There are a plethora of options out there, from freeware to shareware which have been trusted over a number of years. They're listed here: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-s...htm#trustworthy The other fantastic players in the field, not yet recommended by SpywareWarrior, are Malwarebytes' Antimalware and the improved a-squared AntiMalware. I personally only use these two now.
  6. Hi, On my friend's Vista, the taskbar is missing. Prior to this, she complained about IE7 not functioning properly. Here's her HJT log (all i can see is the one in red. Probably this is not a malware-related problem): Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 2:08:21 PM, on 4/05/2008 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe C:\Windows\System32\rundll3
  7. My friend said she owes you a debt of gratitude. Thank you for your help for the past few days. In this case, it is her younger brother's computer, which he has all the admin privileges. It is likely that he'll infect the computer again. However, I have gotten her to install quite a few protection tools to reduce the scale of any future infections. It is hoped that the next infection won't be as bad. We can try to educate him on security matters but it is unlikely to be successful. I bid you good day.
  8. She couldn't find the following folders: C:\FOUND.006 <-folder C:\FOUND.005 <-folder C:\WINDOWS\T4 <-folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\T3 <-folder Apart from that, there is no problem.
  9. The ComboFix.txt is in the previous post. Here's the Kasperskay results: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT Saturday, April 12, 2008 5:08:36 AM Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Kaspersky Online Scanner version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 11/04/2008 Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 697273 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scan Settings: Scan using the following antiviru
  10. Here's the ComboFix.txt: ComboFix 08-04-08.9 - home 2008-04-11 20:03:44.2 - FAT32x86 Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.194 [GMT 10:00] Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\ComboFix.exe Command switches used :: C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\CFScript.txt * Created a new restore point FILE :: C:\onhtp.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ajchdidt.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\btkvcfqq.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\btqpfowu.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\byrrycwt.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\cxkmgshh.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\dgiicgjd.ini C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkgmmbij
  11. Thanks. I doubt my girlfriend will spend time reading all these. lol I have installed the most basic protection for her including a security suite, IE7, Spyware Blaster, Firefox (which has been her browser of choice anyway) and her Windows AutoUpdate was always ON. Also, we created a restricted account for her younger brother. No doubt the infection occurred when he used her administrative account to do his things. She was careless back then. Finally, thank you for your hard work. ^^
  12. I don't think there are any discernible issues left. Thank you for your help all this time, Juliet. Cheers,
  13. Sorry for the wait. Here's her Kaspersky online log: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:07:04 PM Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Kaspersky Online Scanner version: Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 9/04/2008 Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 621045 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scan Settings: Scan using the following antivirus database:
  14. Hi, Upon rebooting after ComboFix, my friend had a BSOD. Unfortuntely, she couldn't note it down (but it's something like Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE frm her memory). Here are the logs required: ========================================= SDFix report.txt: SDFix: Version 1.165 Run by home on Fri 04/04/2008 at 09:18 PM Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] Running From: C:\DOCUME~1\home\Desktop\SDFix Checking Services : Restoring Windows Registry Values Restoring Windows Default Hosts File Rebooting Checking Files : No
  15. Hi, Another friend of mine's computer was infected. She ran Ad-Aware and Spybot scans but they did not seem to help. I got her to run SDFix and it seems partially fixed. However, I need guidance on her HJT log (a few files seem very suspicious but I need an expert's advice): Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 9:47:16 PM, on 4/6/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\servic
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