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I'm going to spell out what I experienced, what I tried, and now what I have before my question regarding my scan results:

What I experienced

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with Windows XP service pack 3 and McAfee

I felt something was going on when I began to have 3 things happen on the same day. First, my computer had a Windows Classic menu bar (not XP menu bar). Second, when I went to Internet Explorer, a pop up would occur after opening my home page, saying I was the "customer of the day" to the site and had a choice of 3 prizes. Third, about 50% of the time I would boot up, I would not get local area connection to my Verizon cable service. The times I would not get the local area connection, they all ocurred when it was Windows Classic menubar. The times I did get local area connection, 1/2 of the time it would with a Windows Classic Menubar (after a long wallpaper display before going to desktop after the login screen) or the XP menubar (with a rather short wallpaper display before going to desktop)

What I tried

I first called Verizon and after a few tests to my connection, said it is my computer. I called McAfee after running my scan (with no problems found) and they ran their "stinger" program and found no problems and said to contact my manufacturer.

I tried spybot and system restore, same 3 issues after doing that.

I called Microsoft, they ran the "tdsskiller" program and found one file was infected on I believe the registry and fixed it.

They then wanted to run a scan on their microsoft.com/protect, their "safety scanner" program, and my computer wouldn't let it run, the webscreen eventually having a big red x on the screen. They told me they would have to have a "senior technician" get back to me, which was 48 hours ago. I haven't heard squat.

I ran the malwarebytes program and got the following result below. I did read the instructions on this forum, but I have also read somewhere in my research (I am not a computer tech by any means and I don't know how accurate this information is) that some of the programs should not be removed even though the program says to do so - especially registry key and registry data. So, before carte blanch doing a remove all selected, I figured I would post my mbam-log and hope that someone with more knowledge and experience than me can help me out and tell me if I should just remove all selected, or NOT remove all selected and do something else. All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Here is the mbam-log, which I am grateful does not appear to be as bad as some I have seen elsewhere:

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 3

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 2

Folders Infected: 3

Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{4d25f926-b9fe-4682-bf72-8ab8210d6d75} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4d25f926-b9fe-4682-bf72-8ab8210d6d75} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:

C:\Program Files\MyWaySA (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> No action taken.

Files Infected:

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{202550A8-7A33-4BCA-9586-051D24DDBF8F}\RP1228\A0214459.DLL (PUP.FunWebProducts) -> No action taken.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{202550A8-7A33-4BCA-9586-051D24DDBF8F}\RP1230\A0215458.DLL (PUP.FunWebProducts) -> No action taken.

ALSO, I have a new Western Digital backup drive I recently purchased and want to hook up, but I'm thinking I should wait until this is all resolved - or - should I go ahead an just do it?

Thanks again!

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Hello ,

And :) My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:

  • Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:

    [*]Save it to your desktop.

    [*]Double click on the otlDesktopIcon.png icon on your desktop.

    [*]Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.

    [*]Push the runscanbutton.png button.

    [*]Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:

    • OTListIt.txt <-- Will be opened
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Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:

  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.

  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.


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