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    Talking Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Zlob.meq and colleagues

    Each time I restart my computer, my avast keeps saying that I've been infected by a BV:Malware-gen, and it is unable to remove it.
    Here is my Kaspersky scan:

    KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
    Sunday, May 04, 2008 9:31:11 AM
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.98.0
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 4/05/2008
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 737986
    Scan Settings
    Scan using the following antivirus database extended
    Scan Archives true
    Scan Mail Bases true
    Scan Target My Computer
    A:\
    C:\
    D:\
    E:\
    Scan Statistics
    Total number of scanned objects 39430
    Number of viruses found 7
    Number of infected objects 15
    Number of suspicious objects 0
    Duration of the scan process 01:48:00

    Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr0.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr1.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\tgvglkjs\tiruruvi.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gx skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\ridhwan\Desktop\KiweeToolbar_TXMED12073_1.2.116.msi/_713788D036849A848DAA56B9D8E20370/_255311685EC0439E9B51F19CA2877AB9 Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Zlob.meq skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\ridhwan\Desktop\KiweeToolbar_TXMED12073_1.2.116.msi/_713788D036849A848DAA56B9D8E20370 Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Zlob.meq skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\ridhwan\Desktop\KiweeToolbar_TXMED12073_1.2.116.msi Embedded: infected - 2 skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\ridhwan\Local Settings\Temp\hsperfdata_ridhwan\2860 Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Kiwee Toolbar2\Logs\KiweeHook.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Kiwee Toolbar2\Logs\KiweeIEToolbar.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Feeds Cache\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d3cvega6.default\Cache\2B2B9722d01 Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.UltimateDefender.fc skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d3cvega6.default\Cache\2E28ABA3d01 Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.UltimateFix.o skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008050320080504\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\EXPLOR~1.EXE.bak Infected: Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gx skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\~DF64D2.tmp Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\AntiPhishing\B3BB5BBA-E7D5-40AB-A041-A5B1C0B26C8F.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\aswResp.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.db Object is locked skipped
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\nshield.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeContentHost.dll Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Zlob.meq skipped
    C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\PopupBlocker.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.UltimateDefender.eb skipped
    C:\System Volume Information\MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase Object is locked skipped
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP192\A0273626.exe Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.UltimateDefender.fc skipped
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP192\A0273627.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.UltimateFix.o skipped
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP192\A0273628.exe Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.UltimateDefender.fc skipped
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP192\change.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\popcaploader.dll Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.PopCap.b skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\Sti_Trace.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\edb.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Antivirus.Evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\DEFAULT.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Internet.evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ODiag.evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\OSession.evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SecEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SysEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM.LOG Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\h323log.txt Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\WUDF\WUDFTrace.etl Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.BTR Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.MAP Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING.VER Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING1.MAP Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING2.MAP Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.DATA Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.MAP Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\zqhytqpk.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gx skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_4b8.dat Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\Web\def.htm Infected: not-virus:Hoax.HTML.Secureinvites.c skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\wiadebug.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\wiaservc.log Object is locked skipped
    C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Object is locked skipped
    Scan process completed.


    Here is my HJT Scan:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 10:07:51 PM, on 5/3/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\tgvglkjs\tiruruvi.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\kwtbaim.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: PC-Antispyware Site Blocker Button - {10F0C2A9-8E38-43e3-204D-45524C494E20} - C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\IeExtension.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMSX] C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dlccmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMPDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC-Antispyware] "C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\PC-Antispyware.exe" hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLCCCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCCtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [KxC8JUwGNl] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\tgvglkjs\tiruruvi.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: .protected
    O4 - Global Startup: .protected
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...?1193625457952
    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://www.shockwave.com/content/ins...loader_v10.cab
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
    O21 - SSODL: tdomgafw - {773C20C7-427E-48FA-80BD-9A128D345663} - C:\WINDOWS\tdomgafw.dll
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    O23 - Service: dlcc_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    O24 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection - file:///C:\WINDOWS\privacy_danger\index.htm

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    End of file - 7086 bytes


    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Hi


    Disable Spybot's TeaTimer
    • Run Spybot-S&D in Advanced Mode
    • If it is not already set to do this, go to the Mode menu
      select
      Advanced Mode
    • On the left hand side, click on Tools
    • Then click on the Resident icon in the list
    • Uncheck
      Resident TeaTimer
      and OK any prompts.
    • Restart your computer


    Download
    SDFix
    and save it to your desktop. (If you can't download with this computer try to get it downloaded on some other one.)

    Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the
    following :
    • Restart your computer
    • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the
      Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
    • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
    • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press
      Enter
      .
    • Choose your usual account.
    • In Safe Mode, double click the SDFix.exe file. Click Install in appearing window,
    • Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to
      start the script.
    • Type Y to begin the script.
    • It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the
      registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
    • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
    • Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool
      will be running and removing files.
    • When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and
      display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load
      your desktop icons.
    • Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the
      contents of the results file Report.txt back onto the forum with
      a new HijackThis log
    Microsoft Windows Insider MVP 2016
    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2008-2015
    UNITE member since 2006

    If you have problems create a thread in the forum, please.

    Malware removal instructions are for the correspondent user's case only.

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    Thanks for responding to me Blade,
    I forgot to mention that I ran S&D in safe mode after I posted the kaspersky and hjt logs above, and I removed all the problems it found successfully.


    Here is the HJT log you requested.
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 1:21:53 PM, on 5/4/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\orwlovir.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMSX] C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dlccmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMPDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC-Antispyware] "C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\PC-Antispyware.exe" hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLCCCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCCtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [jybxjxtx] C:\WINDOWS\system32\orwlovir.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english...an_unicode.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...?1193625457952
    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://www.shockwave.com/content/ins...loader_v10.cab
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    O23 - Service: dlcc_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

    --
    End of file - 6354 bytes


    Here is the SDFix report:


    SDFix: Version 1.179
    Run by user on Sun 05/04/2008 at 12:38 PM

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    Running From: C:\DOCUME~1\user\Desktop\SDFix

    Checking Services :


    Restoring Windows Registry Values
    Restoring Windows Default Hosts File
    Restoring Default HomePage Value
    Restoring Default Desktop Components Value

    Rebooting


    Checking Files :

    Trojan Files Found:

    C:\WINDOWS\knxsrgte.exe - Deleted
    C:\WINDOWS\svorbmke.exe - Deleted
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvchost.exe - Deleted
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsystem.exe - Deleted
    C:\WINDOWS\tdomgafw.dll - Deleted





    Removing Temp Files

    ADS Check :



    Final Check :

    catchme 0.3.1353.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
    Rootkit scan 2008-05-04 13:09:13
    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

    scanning hidden processes ...

    scanning hidden services & system hive ...

    scanning hidden registry entries ...

    scanning hidden files ...

    scan completed successfully
    hidden processes: 0
    hidden services: 0
    hidden files: 0


    Remaining Services :




    Authorized Application Key Export:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
    "%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
    "%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
    "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\spool\\drivers\\w32x86\\3\\LMpdpsrv.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\spool\\drivers\\w32x86\\3\\LMpdpsrv.exe:*:Disabled:PDP RPC Server"
    "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe:*:Disabled:Firefox"
    "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Outlook"
    "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Groove"
    "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office OneNote"
    "C:\\Program Files\\MySpace\\IM\\MySpaceIM.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MySpace\\IM\\MySpaceIM.exe:*:Enabled:MySpace Instant Messenger"
    "C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire"
    "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dlcccoms.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dlcccoms.exe:*:Enabled:Dell 924 Server"
    "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\spool\\drivers\\w32x86\\3\\dlccPSWX.EXE"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\spool\\drivers\\w32x86\\3\\dlccPSWX.EXE:*:Enabled:Dell 924 Printer Status"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
    "%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
    "%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"

    Remaining Files :


    File Backups: - C:\DOCUME~1\user\Desktop\SDFix\backups\backups.zip

    Files with Hidden Attributes :

    Mon 28 Jan 2008 1,404,240 A.SHR --- "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDUpdate.exe"
    Mon 28 Jan 2008 5,146,448 A.SHR --- "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe"
    Mon 28 Jan 2008 2,097,488 A.SHR --- "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
    Wed 13 Feb 2008 15,456 ...H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\~WRL0722.tmp"
    Mon 29 Oct 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\0a67b6c406b1d7e0f5c1e6f6d44a3f6e\BITC.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\26924cbc8132a10b438ce6e2b49d4652\BITA.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\2769b111678c52099a3b3123b12f2325\BITE.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\b69c46c5109d0f8b0dee9fab84906813\BITD.tmp"
    Wed 23 Jan 2008 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\bc066f3f60df1b38218903dd0d40ce98\BIT5.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\d77b9b5b8fed23dd91f50d167cce60d3\BITF.tmp"
    Wed 12 Dec 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\fa6c916bb150f8a929e7a4ffdfbc120f\BITB.tmp"

    Finished!

  4. #4
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    Hi

    Ok. Let's do some further cleaning

    Start hjt, do a system scan, check:
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [jybxjxtx] C:\WINDOWS\system32\orwlovir.exe

    Close browsers and fix checked.

    Show hidden files
    -----------------
    * Click Start.
    * Open My Computer.
    * Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
    * Select the View Tab.
    * Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
    * Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
    * Click Yes to confirm.
    * Click OK.

    Delete following file if found:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\orwlovir.exe



    Download ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleanerę by Atribune to your desktop.

    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it

    Under Main choose:
    Windows Temp
    Current User Temp
    All Users Temp
    Cookies
    Temporary Internet Files
    Prefetch
    Java Cache

    *The other boxes are optional*
    Then click the Empty Selected button.

    If you use Firefox:
    Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    If you use Opera:
    Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.




    Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

    • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
    • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
    • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. The log can also be found here: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
    • Please post contents of that file & a fresh hjt log in your next reply.
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    If you have problems create a thread in the forum, please.

    Malware removal instructions are for the correspondent user's case only.

  5. #5
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    Hi.

    Here are the results of the Antimalware scan:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11
    Database version: 717

    Scan type: Full Scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|E:\|)
    Objects scanned: 67134
    Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 35 minute(s), 16 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 10
    Registry Values Infected: 1
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 1
    Files Infected: 46

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{e4e3e0f8-cd30-4380-8ce9-b96904bdefca} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{fe8a736f-4124-4d9c-b4b1-3b12381efabe} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{c9c5deaf-0a1f-4660-8279-9edfad6fefe1} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\popcaploader.popcaploaderctrl2 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\popcaploader.popcaploaderctrl2.1 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{b8c0220d-763d-49a4-95f4-61dfdec66ee6} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\logons (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\typelib (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Values Infected:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{0e1230f8-ea50-42a9-983c-d22abc2eeb4c} (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\smp (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Files Infected:
    C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\popcaploader.dll (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\tgvglkjs\tiruruvi.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP193\A0273866.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP193\A0273882.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\System Volume Information\_restore{41FFACC3-8771-44D5-9B4B-BCEF3A5C92C9}\RP193\A0274880.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\zqhytqpk.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\smp\msrc.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\akttzn.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\anticipator.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\awtoolb.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdn.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\bsva-egihsg52.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpcproxy.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\emesx.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hoproxy.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hxiwlgpm.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hxiwlgpm.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\medup012.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msgp.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msnbho.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mssecu.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mtr2.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mwin32.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\netode.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\newsd32.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\psof1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\psoft1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\regc64.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\regm64.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundl1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sncntr.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssurf022.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssvchost.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssvchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysreq.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\taack.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\taack.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\temp#01.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\thun.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\thun32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\VBIEWER.OCX (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\vbsys2.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\vcatchpi.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogonpc.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\WINWGPX.EXE (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Here are my new HJT logs:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 9:09:08 AM, on 5/5/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMSX] C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dlccmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMPDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC-Antispyware] "C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\PC-Antispyware.exe" hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLCCCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCCtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english...an_unicode.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...?1193625457952
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    O23 - Service: dlcc_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

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    Hi

    Start hjt, do a system scan, check:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC-Antispyware] "C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware\PC-Antispyware.exe" hide

    Close browsers and fix checked.

    Delete following folder if found:
    C:\Program Files\PC-Antispyware

    Reboot and post a fresh hjt log. How's the system running?
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    Hi.

    Before I did the anti-malware scan, Avast no longer alerted us to the presence of any virus, but I still received a pop-up window saying our computer may be infected with spywares, and we should click some link to get some crappy product....I just x-ed out of it. After the anti-malware scan and fixes, however, we have not experienced any such alerts.

    Here is my HJT log:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 3:00:41 PM, on 5/5/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Kiwee Toolbar - {6638A9DE-0745-4292-8A2E-AE530E7B9B3F} - C:\Program Files\Kiwee Toolbar2\1.2.116\KiweeIEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMSX] C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dlccmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMPDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLCCCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCCtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english...an_unicode.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind...?1193625457952
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    O23 - Service: dlcc_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

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    Well congrats, it appears your system is all clean Are you still noticing any problems? If not, it's time to secure your system to prevent against further intrusions.


    THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT

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

    1. Turn off System Restore.
    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Check Turn off System Restore.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.

    2. Reboot.

    3. Turn ON System Restore.
    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.
    NOTE: only do this ONCE,NOT on a regular basis



    We need to re hide system files. To do so, please follow the steps below:
    1. Double-click My Computer.
    2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Folder Options.
    3. Click the View tab.
    4. Put a check by
      Hide file extensions for known file types.
    5. Under the
      Hidden files
      folder, select
      Show hidden files and folders.
    6. Check
      Hide protected operating system files.
    7. Click Apply, and then click OK.



    Next we remove all used tools.

    Please download OTMoveIt2 and save it to desktop.
    • Double-click OTMoveIt2.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • Select Yes when the
      Begin cleanup Process?
      prompt appears.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.


    Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTMoveIt attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.


    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...

    Updating Java:
    • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6.
    • Scroll down to where it says
      The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications.
    • Click the
      Download
      button to the right.
    • Select Windows on platform combobox and check the box that says:
      Accept License Agreement. Click continue.
    • The page will refresh.
    • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
    • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
    • 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 from your desktop double-click on jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.



    UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER

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

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


    Make your Internet Explorer more secure

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



    The following are recommended third party programs that are designed to keep your computer clean. A link as well as a brief description is included with each item.

    • Comodo BOCLEAN <= Stop identity thieves from getting personal information. Instantly detects well over 1,000,000 unique, variant and repack malware in total. And it's free.
    • Download Adaware
      Adaware is a free program. It scans for known spyware on your computer. These scans should be run at least once every two weeks. For more information, see this tutorial
      The program is available for download here
    • 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
      You can download SpywareBlaster here here
      SpywareBlaster tutorial
    • 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).
      If you need help understanding how it works, there is a tutorial here
      Download it here
    • hosts file:
      • Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them.
      • In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages.
      • We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages.
      • However, it can slow down certain computers.
      • This is why using a hosts file is optional!!

      Download it here. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here
      If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:
      1. Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen)
      2. Click run
      3. In the dialog box, type services.msc
      4. hit enter, then locate dns client
      5. Highlight it, then double-click it.
      6. On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual.
      7. Click ok


    • 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 webpage out.
      See here to choose one



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



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

    Have a great day,
    Blade
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    Thanks for your help Blade, we really appreciate it.

    Nothing wrong with the computer so far, everything seems to be going well. I'm downloading all the updates as instructed, and I hope things continue to go well.

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    Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad I could help.

    Note:If it has been five days or more since your last post, and the helper assisting you posted a response to that post to which you did not reply, your topic will not be reopened. At that point, if you still require help, please start a new topic and include a fresh HijackThis log and a link to your previous thread.

    If it has been less than five days since your last response and you need the thread re-opened, please send me or your helper a private message (pm). A valid, working link to the closed topic is required.
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