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Hi Jeffce, Once we have done all we can to this system, and I suspect that we are almost there, are any of the programs I have downloaded of any use on an everday basis? I suspect not, but wanted to ask you. Thanks

 

ComboFix 12-01-10.02 - Owner 01/10/2012 21:16:39.4.1 - x86

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.479.141 [GMT -5:00]

Running from: c:documents and settingsOwnerDesktopComboFix.exe

Command switches used :: c:documents and settingsOwnerDesktopCFScript.txt

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

FW: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall *Enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-12-11 to 2012-01-11 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2012-01-10 23:16 . 2012-01-10 23:16 -------- d-----w- c:windowsLastGood

2012-01-10 20:17 . 2012-01-10 20:19 -------- d-----w- c:program filesOracle

2012-01-10 20:16 . 2012-01-10 20:16 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataOracle

2012-01-10 20:13 . 2011-11-09 00:56 637848 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32npdeployJava1.dll

2012-01-10 20:13 . 2011-11-09 00:56 567184 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32deployJava1.dll

2012-01-10 05:56 . 2012-01-10 05:56 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataDriverCure

2012-01-10 05:56 . 2012-01-10 05:56 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataSpeedyPC Software

2012-01-10 05:55 . 2012-01-10 05:55 -------- d-----w- c:program filesCommon FilesSpeedyPC Software

2012-01-10 05:55 . 2012-01-10 05:55 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsAll UsersApplication DataSpeedyPC Software

2012-01-10 05:55 . 2012-01-10 05:55 -------- d-----w- c:program filesSpeedyPC Software

2012-01-09 19:06 . 2012-01-09 19:06 -------- d-----w- c:program filesFoxit Software

2012-01-09 06:31 . 2012-01-09 06:31 -------- d-----w- C:_OTL

2012-01-08 02:15 . 2012-01-08 02:15 -------- d-----w- c:program filesESET

2012-01-07 04:55 . 2012-01-07 04:55 -------- d-----w- C:$AVG

2012-01-06 01:30 . 2012-01-06 01:30 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataAVG2012

2012-01-06 01:25 . 2012-01-10 15:16 -------- d-----w- c:windowssystem32driversAVG

2012-01-06 01:25 . 2012-01-06 01:38 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsAll UsersApplication DataAVG2012

2012-01-06 01:07 . 2012-01-06 01:07 -------- d--h--w- c:documents and settingsAll UsersApplication DataCommon Files

2012-01-06 01:02 . 2012-01-10 23:48 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsAll UsersApplication DataMFAData

2012-01-04 02:39 . 2012-01-05 07:38 -------- d-----w- C:HiJack This

2012-01-04 02:37 . 2012-01-04 02:37 388096 ----a-r- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataMicrosoftInstaller{45A66726-69BC-466B-A7A4-12FCBA4883D7}HiJackThis.exe

2012-01-04 02:37 . 2012-01-04 02:37 -------- d-----w- c:program filesTrend Micro

2012-01-02 04:54 . 2012-01-02 05:08 -------- d-----w- C:Pictures

2012-01-01 17:22 . 2012-01-01 17:22 0 ----a-w- c:documents and settingsOwnerReset_IE_Windows.reg

2011-12-31 20:49 . 2011-12-31 20:49 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsAll UsersApplication DataBlueSprig

2011-12-28 13:13 . 2011-12-31 19:55 414368 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

2011-12-25 00:48 . 2011-12-31 01:48 -------- d-----w- c:documents and settingsAdministrator

2011-12-22 02:07 . 1998-09-02 08:28 38160 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32LMRTREND.dll

2011-12-22 02:07 . 1998-08-20 11:02 140800 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32tm20dec.ax

2011-12-22 02:07 . 1998-08-27 04:51 182032 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32dxtmsft3.dll

2011-12-22 02:06 . 1998-09-02 08:28 63488 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32unam4ie.exe

2011-12-22 02:06 . 1998-08-17 09:21 5672 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32quartz.vxd

2011-12-22 02:06 . 1998-08-17 09:21 10240 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32vidx16.dll

2011-12-22 02:06 . 1998-08-17 09:21 11776 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32mciqtz.drv

2011-12-22 02:06 . 1998-09-02 08:02 194320 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32qcut.dll

2011-12-22 02:06 . 2011-12-22 02:06 4608 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32w95inf32.dll

2011-12-22 02:06 . 2011-12-22 02:06 2272 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32w95inf16.dll

2011-12-22 02:05 . 1996-07-01 05:00 77312 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32TWAIN_32.DLL

2011-12-22 01:44 . 2008-04-14 01:12 20992 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32dshowext.ax

2011-12-19 01:22 . 2011-12-19 01:22 22 --sha-w- c:documents and settingsOwnerApplication DataSys2662.Config.Repository.bin

2011-12-19 01:21 . 2011-12-19 01:22 -------- d-----w- c:program filesjv16 PowerTools 2011

2011-12-19 01:11 . 2012-01-03 20:31 -------- d-----w- c:program filesMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware

2011-12-19 01:11 . 2011-12-10 20:24 20464 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32driversmbam.sys

2011-12-17 15:31 . 2011-12-17 15:31 -------- d-----w- c:program filesCommon FilesHewlett-Packard

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:08 61440 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZinw12.exe

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:15 204800 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZipr12.dll

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:14 69632 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZipm12.exe

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:09 57344 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZisn12.dll

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:09 94208 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZipt12.dll

2011-12-17 15:27 . 2004-09-29 17:12 278584 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32HPZidr12.dll

2011-12-17 15:24 . 2005-03-18 18:32 180315 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32hpzsnt12.dll

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2011-11-23 13:25 . 2007-12-30 03:26 1859584 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32win32k.sys

2011-11-09 00:56 . 2008-02-01 03:57 141312 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32javacpl.cpl

2011-11-04 19:20 . 2007-12-30 04:07 43520 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32licmgr10.dll

2011-11-04 19:20 . 2007-12-30 04:07 1469440 ------w- c:windowssystem32inetcpl.cpl

2011-11-04 19:20 . 2007-12-30 03:26 916992 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32wininet.dll

2011-11-04 11:23 . 2007-12-30 10:26 385024 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32html.iec

2011-11-01 16:07 . 2007-12-30 03:24 1288704 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32ole32.dll

2011-10-28 05:31 . 2007-12-30 04:03 33280 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32csrsrv.dll

2011-10-25 13:37 . 2002-08-29 08:04 2148864 -c--a-w- c:windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe

2011-10-25 12:52 . 2002-08-29 08:04 2027008 -c--a-w- c:windowssystem32ntkrnlpa.exe

2011-10-18 11:13 . 2007-12-30 04:07 186880 -c--a-w- c:windowssystem32encdec.dll

2011-10-17 18:48 . 2011-10-17 18:48 21035 ----a-w- c:windowssystem32driversAegisP.sys

2011-03-21 01:17 . 2011-03-21 01:16 46972928 ----a-w- c:program fileszaSetup_92_105_000_en.exe

2011-03-19 04:25 . 2011-03-19 04:24 3033192 -c--a-w- c:program filesccsetup304.exe

2011-01-27 03:18 . 2011-01-27 03:18 629968 ----a-w- c:program filesPartyPokerNetSetup.exe

2010-04-30 06:49 . 2010-04-30 06:49 7184528 -c--a-w- c:program filesasc-setup.exe

2010-04-30 06:42 . 2010-04-30 06:42 16409960 ----a-w- c:program filesspybotsd162.exe

2010-04-30 06:24 . 2010-04-30 06:24 3103640 ----a-w- c:program filesspywareblastersetup43.exe

2010-03-14 16:29 . 2010-03-14 16:28 336 ----a-w- c:program filestemp995.bat

2008-07-11 22:39 . 2008-07-12 02:30 262144 -c--a-w- c:program filesUninstall Spy Blocker.dll

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( [email protected]_01.39.40 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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+ 2005-09-23 03:48 . 2005-09-23 03:48 626688 c:windowsWinSxSx86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_0de06acdmsvcr80.dll

+ 2005-09-23 03:48 . 2005-09-23 03:48 548864 c:windowsWinSxSx86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_0de06acdmsvcp80.dll

+ 2005-09-23 03:48 . 2005-09-23 03:48 479232 c:windowsWinSxSx86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_0de06acdmsvcm80.dll

+ 2003-01-24 12:54 . 2012-01-07 02:05 571112 c:windowssystem32perfh009.dat

- 2003-01-24 12:54 . 2012-01-05 02:10 571112 c:windowssystem32perfh009.dat

- 2003-01-24 12:54 . 2012-01-05 02:10 109606 c:windowssystem32perfc009.dat

+ 2003-01-24 12:54 . 2012-01-07 02:05 109606 c:windowssystem32perfc009.dat

+ 2012-01-10 20:13 . 2011-11-09 00:56 223112 c:windowssystem32javaws.exe

+ 2012-01-10 20:13 . 2012-01-10 20:11 173960 c:windowssystem32javaw.exe

+ 2012-01-10 20:13 . 2012-01-10 20:11 173960 c:windowssystem32java.exe

+ 2012-01-10 23:15 . 2012-01-10 23:15 301056 c:windowsInstaller1bf9498.msi

+ 2012-01-10 20:20 . 2012-01-10 20:20 101376 c:windowsInstaller10a266e.msi

+ 2012-01-10 20:18 . 2012-01-10 20:18 375808 c:windowsInstaller10a266a.msi

+ 2012-01-10 20:14 . 2012-01-10 20:14 176128 c:windowsInstaller10a2666.msi

+ 2012-01-10 20:11 . 2012-01-10 20:11 938496 c:windowsInstaller10a2660.msi

+ 2012-01-10 20:04 . 2012-01-10 20:04 519168 c:windowsInstaller10a2659.msi

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

REGEDIT4

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]

"Weather"="c:program filesAWSWeatherBugWeather.exe" [2004-11-08 1597440]

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]

"ZoneAlarm"="c:program filesCheckPointZoneAlarmzatray.exe" [2011-11-10 73360]

"AVG_TRAY"="c:program filesAVGAVG2012avgtray.exe" [2011-12-03 2415456]

"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:program filesCommon FilesJavaJava Updatejusched.exe" [2011-09-30 252296]

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionpoliciesexplorer]

"NoWinKeys"= 1 (0x1)

"NoSMMyDocs"= 1 (0x1)

"NoFavoritesMenu"= 1 (0x1)

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[hkey_local_machinesoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorerShellExecuteHooks]

"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"= "c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASSEH.DLL" [2008-05-13 77824]

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionwinlogonnotify!SASWinLogon]

2009-12-28 20:06 548352 ----a-w- c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASWINLO.DLL

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystemcurrentcontrolsetcontrolsession manager]

BootExecute REG_MULTI_SZ autocheck autochk *0c:progra~1AVGAVG2012avgrsx.exe /sync /restart

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftshared toolsmsconfigservices]

"aawservice"=2 (0x2)

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun-]

"MSMSGS"="c:program filesMessengermsmsgs.exe" /background

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftsecurity centerMonitoringZoneLabsFirewall]

"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

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[HKLM~servicessharedaccessparametersfirewallpolicystandardprofile]

"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)

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[HKLM~servicessharedaccessparametersfirewallpolicystandardprofileAuthorizedApplicationsList]

"%windir%system32sessmgr.exe"=

"%windir%Network Diagnosticxpnetdiag.exe"=

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R0 AVGIDSEH;AVGIDSEH;c:windowssystem32driversAVGIDSEH.sys [7/11/2011 1:14 AM 23120]

R0 Avgrkx86;AVG Anti-Rootkit Driver;c:windowssystem32driversavgrkx86.sys [9/13/2011 6:30 AM 32592]

R1 Avgldx86;AVG AVI Loader Driver;c:windowssystem32driversavgldx86.sys [10/7/2011 6:23 AM 230608]

R1 Avgtdix;AVG TDI Driver;c:windowssystem32driversavgtdix.sys [7/11/2011 1:14 AM 295248]

R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASDIFSV.SYS [5/28/2008 9:33 AM 12872]

R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASKUTIL.SYS [5/28/2008 9:33 AM 67656]

R2 avgwd;AVG WatchDog;c:program filesAVGAVG2012avgwdsvc.exe [8/2/2011 6:09 AM 192776]

R2 ISWKL;ZoneAlarm Toolbar ISWKL;c:program filesCheckPointZAForceFieldISWKL.sys [11/3/2011 9:44 AM 27016]

R3 AVGIDSDriver;AVGIDSDriver;c:windowssystem32driversAVGIDSDriver.sys [7/11/2011 1:14 AM 134608]

R3 AVGIDSFilter;AVGIDSFilter;c:windowssystem32driversAVGIDSFilter.sys [7/11/2011 1:14 AM 24272]

R3 AVGIDSShim;AVGIDSShim;c:windowssystem32driversAVGIDSShim.sys [10/4/2011 6:21 AM 16720]

S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:windowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319mscorsvw.exe [3/18/2010 12:16 PM 130384]

S2 CoachCap;Concord EyeQ Duo 2000 USB Video Capture V1.00;c:windowssystem32driversCoachCap.sys --> c:windowssystem32driversCoachCap.sys [?]

S3 AVGIDSAgent;AVGIDSAgent;c:program filesAVGAVG2012AVGIDSAgent.exe [10/12/2011 6:25 AM 4433248]

S3 PCDRDRV;Pcdr Helper Driver;??c:progra~1PC-DOC~1DIAGNO~1PCDRDRV.sys --> c:progra~1PC-DOC~1DIAGNO~1PCDRDRV.sys [?]

S3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASENUM.SYS [5/28/2008 9:33 AM 12872]

S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0;c:windowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319WPFWPFFontCache_v0400.exe [3/18/2010 12:16 PM 753504]

S4 IswSvc;ZoneAlarm Toolbar IswSvc;c:program filesCheckPointZAForceFieldISWSVC.exe [11/3/2011 9:44 AM 497280]

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--- Other Services/Drivers In Memory ---

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*NewlyCreated* - JAVAQUICKSTARTERSERVICE

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

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2012-01-10 c:windowsTasksSpeedyPC Pro.job

- c:program filesSpeedyPC SoftwareSpeedyPCSpeedyPC.exe [2011-10-09 01:19]

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2012-01-10 c:windowsTasksSpeedyPC Registration3.job

- c:program filesCommon FilesSpeedyPC SoftwareUUS3UUS3.dll [2011-10-06 16:18]

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2012-01-10 c:windowsTasksSpeedyPC Update Version3.job

- c:program filesCommon FilesSpeedyPC SoftwareUUS3SpeedyPC_Update3.exe [2011-10-06 16:18]

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2012-01-11 c:windowsTasksUser_Feed_Synchronization-{8D041CAF-F681-4B08-9EAD-EAC2F1451AA4}.job

- c:windowssystem32msfeedssync.exe [2009-03-08 09:31]

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------- Supplementary Scan -------

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uStart Page = hxxp://www.facebook.com/login.php

uDefault_Search_URL =

mSearch Bar =

uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore

uSearchAssistant =

uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s

IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:program filesGoogleGoogle ToolbarComponentGoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_7461B1589E8B4FB7.dll/cmsidewiki.html

TCP: DhcpNameServer = 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62

DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:windowsJavaclassesdajava.cab

DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:windowsJavaclassesxmldso.cab

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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

Rootkit scan 2012-01-10 21:34

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

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scanning hidden processes ...

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scanning hidden autostart entries ...

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scanning hidden files ...

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scan completed successfully

hidden files: 0

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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

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- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(876)

c:program filesSUPERAntiSpywareSASWINLO.DLL

c:windowssystem32WININET.dll

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- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(3408)

c:windowssystem32WININET.dll

c:windowssystem32ieframe.dll

c:windowssystem32webcheck.dll

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Completion time: 2012-01-10 21:46:20

ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2012-01-11 02:46

ComboFix2.txt 2012-01-08 17:14

ComboFix3.txt 2012-01-07 22:20

ComboFix4.txt 2012-01-07 01:46

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Pre-Run: 22,403,788,800 bytes free

Post-Run: 22,719,541,248 bytes free

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- - End Of File - - 9433602565FE54E240D164D22EECD3C0

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IT APPEARS THAT YOUR LOGS ARE NOW CLEAN :) SO LETS DO A COUPLE OF THINGS TO WRAP THIS UP!! :)

 

 

are any of the programs I have downloaded of any use on an everday basis?

Everything that I have had you run, that you did not already have, is not a tool to use on your own...especially ComboFix. We will be cleaning these up though. None of them are antivirus programs to be run on a regular basis but specialty tools to be used at specific times. :)

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This infection appears to have been cleaned, but I can not give you any absolute guarantees. As a precaution, I would go ahead and change all of your passwords as this is especially important after an infection.

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The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

 

Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following text into the Run box as shown and click OK.

Combofix /Uninstall

(Note: There is a space between the ..X and the /U that needs to be there.)

 

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Clean up with OTL:

  • Right-click and Run as Administrator OTL.exe to start the program.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.
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Any of the logs that you created for use in the forums or remaining tools that have not yet been removed can be deleted so they aren't cluttering up your desktop.

 

Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future:

 

1. 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.
Make your Mozilla Firefox more secure - This can be done by adding these add-ons:

2. Enable Protected Mode in Internet Explorer. This helps Windows Vista users stay more protected from attack by running Internet Explorer with restricted privileges as well as reducing the ability to write, alter or destroy data on your system or install malicious code. To make sure this is running follow these steps:
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools > Internet Options
  • Press Security tab
  • Select Internet zone then place check next to Enable Protected Mode if not already done
  • Do the same for Local Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites and then press Apply
  • Restart Internet Explorer and in the bottom right corner of your screen you will see Protected Mode: On showing you it is enabled.
3. Use and update an anti-virus software - I can not overemphasize the need for you to use and update your anti-virus application on a regular basis. With the ever increasing number of new variants of malware arriving on the scene daily, you become very susceptible to an attack without updated protection.

 

4. Firewall

Using a third-party firewall will allow you to give/deny access for applications that want to go online. 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. A tutorial on firewalls can be found here. **There are firewalls listed in this tutorial that could be downloaded and used but I would personally only recommend using one of the following two below:

Online Armor Free

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free

 

5. Make sure you keep your Windows OS current. Windows XP users can visit Windows update regularly to download and install any critical updates and service packs. Windows Vista/7 users can open the Start menu > All Programs > Windows Update > Check for Updates (in left hand task pane) to update these systems. Without these you are leaving the back door open.

 

6. Consider a custom hosts file such as MVPS HOSTS. This custom hosts file effectively blocks a wide range of unwanted ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and many hijackers. For information on how to download and install, please read this tutorial by WinHelp2002

Note: Be sure to follow the instructions to disable the DNS Client service before installing a custom hosts file.

 

7. WOT (Web of Trust) As "Googling" is such an integral part of internet life, this free browser add on warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. It is especially helpful when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites. WOT has an add-on available for Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome.

 

8.Finally, I strongly recommend that you read TonyKlein's good advice So how did I get infected in the first place?

 

Please reply to this thread once more if you are satisfied so that we can mark the problem as resolved.

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I will remove all the programs we loaded. I will also print and use the suggestions you listed. I thank you very much for your time and learned skills. You are an asset to the Pit! :hammer:

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Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that I could help. :)

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could be of assistance.

 

If you are the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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