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    Browser redirect "virus"

    Hi Computer Wizards of the Universe, About one week or so ago, I noticed that my browser was getting redirected to random websites, particularly when using Google search, but not limited to that. I...
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    P.s.

    I tried to uninstall Lavasoft's "Adaware" by going to Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs, but even though that program does show up as installed, there is no option to remove it. I went to the folder...
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    Windows XP system restore completed

    I disabled and re-enabled System Restore as advised. Seems like the OT CleanIT tool did not work perfectly as I had to manually remove Hijack This, WIN32kdiag (something like that), and maybe one...
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    Windows XP system restore

    Will proceed with this later, need to rest from a molecular virus (as opposed to a computer virus).:cleaning:
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    OT Clean It completed

    I downloaded and ran this program. Upon rebooting, I got a message:

    C:/windows/system32/grpconv.exe

    "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file, You may not have the ppropriate...
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    removing combofix

    That was way more complicated than I expected and I'm not sure whether I've actually removed Combofix or not.

    Online Armor continually kept popping up with messages with the names of the programs...
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    Choosing whether to Trust or not

    Here are the programs Online-Armor is asking me about - in no particular order:
    pev.exe
    swreg.exe
    SWXCACLS.cfxxe
    MSDOS (parent program is Combofix....the program name appears in the form of an...
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    downloaded Online-Armor and....

    After typing in Combofix /u, ONline Armor pops up telling me that "A program wants to run". I wasn't paying close attention and clicked allow several times, but am now am noticing that it is a...
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    No Issues

    (that I am aware of). Does that mean my system is looking pretty clean from your end?
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    Here is a Hijack This I just ran: Logfile of...

    Here is a Hijack This I just ran:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 7:22:21 AM, on 10/2/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00...
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    Trojan found when I turned on my computer this morning

    I moved to Virus Vault and "emptied". (But I thought I removed everything earlier...so maybe this thing is still lurking around).
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    Virus Vault

    I found this on the History tab and clicked on "Empty" which it did and then ran a fresh Hijack this - which appears to have changed slightly (smaller):

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2...
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    Installed AVG Free. Ran full system Scan: It...

    Installed AVG Free. Ran full system Scan: It found 3 or 4 viruses, one trojan, and lots of threats (tracking cookies mostly I think). I attempted to remove/delete and it moved most of them to the...
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    anti-virus reinstallation

    Hi Shaba,

    I am still waiting to hear back from Quick Heal customer support (coming up on 24 hours and no response). If I end up needing to buy another anti-virus program, do you have any...
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    I am looking for a link to download it - I have...

    I am looking for a link to download it - I have my serial number and activation code, but had to email quick heal support, so I am waiting for that. Would you like me to run a system check with the...
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    I uninstalled it so that it wouldn't interfere...

    I uninstalled it so that it wouldn't interfere with the other programs you had me download and use. Probably should reinstall it.
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    :thanks:

    :thanks:
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    my antivirus

    No, I don't have Norton AnitVirus installed. It expired recently and I tried to save a few bucks :mad: and purchased Quickheal for considerably less...though perhaps that wasn't a wise move.
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    Okay, I've deleted and emptied as you have...

    Okay, I've deleted and emptied as you have suggested. I'm not aware of any current problems though I'm not completely sure what I would be looking for. However, the issue of having Google searches...
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    kaspersky online scanner 7 and fresh hijack this

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    KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0: scan report
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home...
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    other programs seem to be working fine

    I reread the instructions for downloading Hijack this - didn't realize I need to also download the installer separately...here is the log:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at...
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    Not sure

    Do you mean other spyware programs? Well, I didn't do exhaustive testing in response to your question, but I did redownload Sypot Search and Destroy and it made it through a full scan (Check for...
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    no luck with that instruction

    I tried downloading several times, deleting the old copies, but each time I get this:

    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to...
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    win32kdiag.exe text file results

    Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

    Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

    WARNING: Could not get backup...
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    Having trouble running Hijack this

    When I try to run, it says I lack user permission.
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    combo fix log

    ComboFix 09-09-28.01 - Jordan Van Voast 09/28/2009 22:22.1.2 - NTFSx86
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1013.700 [GMT -7:00]
    Running from: c:\documents and...
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    I'm assuming that "run in the normal way" means...

    I'm assuming that "run in the normal way" means to simply click on the icon on the desktop and then cut and paste the new text file which appears here, which I did:

    Running from: C:\Documents and...
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    repair step 2 (thank you)

    Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\desktop\win32kdiag.exe

    Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

    Removing all found mount points....
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    p.s.

    Thank you for your help Shaba!:thanks:
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    Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan...

    Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

    Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Van Voast\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

    WARNING: Could not get backup...
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    Malware removal problem

    Hi,

    I read your sticky and have attempted to follow the instructions to the letter. I created the system registry backup using Erunt, and then downloaded Hijack This, but the virus is preventing...
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