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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 7:22:26 PM, on 7/10/2010

Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe

C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe

C:\windows\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe

C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TECO\TEco.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\BulletinBoard\TosNcCore.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ReelTime\TosReelTimeMonitor.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe

C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TPCHWMsg.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

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\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:27811

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

R3 - URLSearchHook: Messenger Plus Live Australia Toolbar - {ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954} - C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll

O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: Messenger Plus Live Australia Toolbar - {ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954} - C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Messenger Plus Live Australia Toolbar - {ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954} - C:\Program Files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sVPWUTIL] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HWSetup] "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe" hwSetUP

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeNotify] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [startCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TWebCamera] "%ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe" autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smartFaceVWatcher] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatcher.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TosSENotify] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWaitSrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ToshibaServiceStation] "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe" /hide:60

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Teco] "%ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TECO\Teco.exe" /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TosWaitSrv] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TosWaitSrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TosNC] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\BulletinBoard\TosNcCore.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TosReelTimeMonitor] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\ReelTime\TosReelTimeMonitor.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NokiaMServer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer /watchfiles startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NokiaMusic FastStart] "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Ovi Player\NokiaOviPlayer.exe" /command:faststart

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PC Suite Tray] "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exe" -onlytray

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-1539010098-1267187509-3635070253-501\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" (User 'Guest')

O4 - Global Startup: McAfee Security Scan Plus.lnk = ?

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MIF5BA~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_89D8574934B26AC4.dll/cmsidewiki.html

O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MIF5BA~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O16 - DPF: CabBuilder - http://kiw.imgag.com/imgag/kiw/toolbar/dow...llerControl.cab

O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab56986.cab

O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...nt.cab56907.cab

O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll

O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - LSI Corporation - C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: AMD External Events Utility - AMD - C:\windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: ConfigFree WiMAX Service (cfWiMAXService) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFIWmxSvcs.exe

O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe

O23 - Service: GameConsoleService - WildTangent, Inc. - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\TOSHIBA Game Console\GameConsoleService.exe

O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe

O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service (McComponentHostService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\McCHSvc.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Modem region select service (RSELSVC) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\RSelect\RSelSvc.exe

O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia - C:\Program Files\Nokia\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe

O23 - Service: TMachInfo - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\TMachInfo.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA eco Utility Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TECO\TecoService.exe

O23 - Service: TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosSmartSrv.exe

O23 - Service: TPCH Service (TPCHSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TPCHSrv.exe

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Hi,

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1

Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. Here is a guide on how to disable them:
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    If you can't disable them then just continue on.
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt log in your next reply.

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Combofix stalled first time through. Turned off power saving mode and screen-saver etc. Worked on second attempt but then had to reboot to allow IE or Firefox to work.

Here is log of second run.

ComboFix 10-10-10.02 - Mikayla 11/10/2010 14:20:03.2.1 - x86

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.61.1033.18.1790.1060 [GMT 11:00]

Running from: c:\users\Guest\Desktop\ComboFix.exe

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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---- Previous Run -------

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c:\programdata\xp

c:\programdata\xp\EBLib.dll

c:\programdata\xp\TPwSav.sys

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-09-11 to 2010-10-11 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2010-10-11 03:26 . 2010-10-11 03:26 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Local\temp

2010-10-11 03:26 . 2010-10-11 03:26 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp

2010-10-11 03:08 . 2010-10-11 03:18 -------- d-----w- C:\32788R22FWJFW

2010-10-11 02:27 . 2010-10-11 03:26 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Guest\AppData\Local\temp

2010-10-10 01:11 . 2010-03-04 04:04 146304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbvideo.sys

2010-10-10 01:11 . 2010-03-04 03:57 190976 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ks.sys

2010-10-09 07:48 . 2010-10-09 07:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iTunes

2010-10-09 07:48 . 2010-10-09 07:48 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\iPod

2010-10-09 07:42 . 2010-10-09 07:42 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bonjour

2010-10-09 07:29 . 2010-06-19 06:15 2048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll

2010-10-09 07:27 . 2010-08-27 05:30 13312 ----a-w- c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iecompat.dll

2010-10-09 05:12 . 2010-10-09 05:12 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\MSN Toolbar

2010-10-09 05:12 . 2010-10-09 06:18 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Bing Bar Installer

2010-10-09 05:09 . 2010-10-09 06:04 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Local\Windows Live

2010-10-07 08:21 . 2010-10-07 08:21 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro

2010-10-07 08:09 . 2010-10-07 08:09 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Guest\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes

2010-10-07 07:43 . 2010-10-07 07:43 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Guest\AppData\Roaming\PC Suite

2010-09-30 07:34 . 2010-10-09 06:18 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Xvid

2010-09-26 03:23 . 2010-09-26 03:23 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Roaming\com.adobe.mauby.4875E02D9FB21EE389F73B8D1702B320485DF8CE.1

2010-09-21 03:08 . 2009-01-22 23:41 408448 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

2010-09-21 03:06 . 2009-01-22 23:40 1141656 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\msidcrl40.dll

2010-09-19 00:50 . 2010-09-19 00:50 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes

2010-09-19 00:50 . 2010-10-09 06:18 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

2010-09-19 00:50 . 2010-09-19 00:50 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes

2010-09-17 09:07 . 2010-09-17 09:11 -------- d-----w- C:\ce9059ad20f094ecb0a9bdff96db46

2010-09-15 10:19 . 2010-08-21 05:32 316928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe

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

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( SnapShot@2010-10-11_02.28.39 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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+ 2009-07-14 04:55 . 2010-10-11 03:01 47364 c:\windows\System32\wdi\BootPerformanceDiagnostics_SystemData.bin

+ 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-11 02:59 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\index.dat

- 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-10 01:31 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\index.dat

+ 2009-07-14 04:34 . 2010-10-11 02:59 78720 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Cache\cache.dat

- 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-10 01:31 32768 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat

+ 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-11 02:59 32768 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat

+ 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-11 02:59 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat

- 2010-04-01 06:35 . 2010-10-10 01:31 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat

+ 2010-04-01 06:36 . 2010-10-11 02:59 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\index.dat

- 2010-04-01 06:36 . 2010-10-10 01:31 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\index.dat

- 2010-04-01 06:36 . 2010-10-10 01:31 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat

+ 2010-04-01 06:36 . 2010-10-11 02:59 16384 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\History.IE5\index.dat

+ 2010-09-03 11:50 . 2010-10-11 03:01 2686 c:\windows\System32\wdi\{86432a0b-3c7d-4ddf-a89c-172faa90485d}\S-1-5-21-1539010098-1267187509-3635070253-501_UserData.bin

- 2010-10-10 01:30 . 2010-10-10 01:30 2048 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\lastalive1.dat

+ 2010-10-11 02:56 . 2010-10-11 02:56 2048 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\lastalive1.dat

+ 2010-10-11 02:56 . 2010-10-11 02:56 2048 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\lastalive0.dat

- 2010-10-10 01:30 . 2010-10-10 01:30 2048 c:\windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\lastalive0.dat

- 2009-07-14 02:05 . 2010-10-10 01:37 730202 c:\windows\System32\perfh009.dat

+ 2009-07-14 02:05 . 2010-10-11 03:01 730202 c:\windows\System32\perfh009.dat

- 2009-07-14 02:05 . 2010-10-10 01:37 149166 c:\windows\System32\perfc009.dat

+ 2009-07-14 02:05 . 2010-10-11 03:01 149166 c:\windows\System32\perfc009.dat

- 2009-07-14 02:03 . 2010-10-11 02:08 7077888 c:\windows\System32\SMI\Store\Machine\schema.dat

+ 2009-07-14 02:03 . 2010-10-11 03:10 7077888 c:\windows\System32\SMI\Store\Machine\schema.dat

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

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

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]

"{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}"= "c:\program files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll" [2010-09-02 2734688]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}]

2010-09-02 07:27 2734688 ----a-w- c:\program files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]

"{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}"= "c:\program files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll" [2010-09-02 2734688]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Webbrowser]

"{EA0969B3-6E12-4AC0-B6C9-148E81247954}"= "c:\program files\Messenger_Plus_Live_Australia\tbMes1.dll" [2010-09-02 2734688]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"swg"="c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2010-03-09 39408]

"msnmsgr"="c:\program files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" [2009-07-27 3883856]

"PC Suite Tray"="c:\program files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exe" [2009-11-10 1451520]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"NokiaMServer"="c:\program files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer" [X]

"SVPWUTIL"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe" [2009-07-10 352256]

"HWSetup"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe" [2009-06-02 425984]

"KeNotify"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\KeNotify.exe" [2009-01-14 34088]

"StartCCC"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" [2009-07-30 98304]

"TPwrMain"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE" [2009-08-05 476512]

"SmoothView"="c:\program files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe" [2009-07-28 460088]

"00TCrdMain"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe" [2009-08-05 738616]

"RtHDVCpl"="c:\program files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe" [2009-07-29 7625248]

"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2009-07-21 1545512]

"TWebCamera"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exe" [2009-08-11 2446648]

"SmartFaceVWatcher"="c:\program files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatcher.exe" [2009-07-29 163840]

"TosSENotify"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWaitSrv.exe" [2009-08-04 611672]

"ToshibaServiceStation"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\ToshibaServiceStation.exe" [2009-08-17 1294136]

"Teco"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TECO\Teco.exe" [2009-08-12 1324384]

"TosWaitSrv"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TosWaitSrv.exe" [2009-08-07 611672]

"TosNC"="c:\program files\Toshiba\BulletinBoard\TosNcCore.exe" [2009-08-06 466792]

"TosReelTimeMonitor"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\ReelTime\TosReelTimeMonitor.exe" [2009-08-06 29528]

"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2009-02-28 35696]

"AVG9_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe" [2010-10-09 2067808]

"NokiaMusic FastStart"="c:\program files\Nokia\Ovi Player\NokiaOviPlayer.exe" [2010-03-04 2192672]

"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2010-09-08 421888]

"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2010-09-23 421160]

c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\

McAfee Security Scan Plus.lnk - c:\program files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\SSScheduler.exe [2010-1-15 255536]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]

"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"= 5 (0x5)

"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"= 3 (0x3)

"EnableUIADesktopToggle"= 0 (0x0)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows]

"AppInit_DLLs"=c:\windows\System32\avgrsstx.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]

"aux"=wdmaud.drv

R2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-03-18 130384]

R2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);c:\program files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-04-01 135664]

R3 McComponentHostService;McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service;c:\program files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\McCHSvc.exe [2010-01-15 227232]

R3 nmwcdnsu;Nokia USB Flashing Phone Parent;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nmwcdnsu.sys [2009-12-30 137344]

R3 nmwcdnsuc;Nokia USB Flashing Generic;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nmwcdnsuc.sys [2009-12-30 8320]

R3 RSUSBSTOR;RtsUStor.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader;c:\windows\system32\Drivers\RtsUStor.sys [2009-07-31 171520]

R3 RtsUIR;Realtek IR Driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rts516xIR.sys [x]

R3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;c:\windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2010-04-03 1343400]

S1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\Drivers\avgldx86.sys [2010-07-15 216400]

S1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\Drivers\avgtdix.sys [2010-07-15 243024]

S1 vwififlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys [2009-07-13 48128]

S2 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;c:\windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe [2009-07-30 176128]

S2 avg9wd;AVG Free WatchDog;c:\program files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe [2010-07-15 308136]

S2 cfWiMAXService;ConfigFree WiMAX Service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFIWmxSvcs.exe [2009-08-11 185712]

S2 ConfigFree Service;ConfigFree Service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe [2009-03-11 46448]

S2 RSELSVC;TOSHIBA Modem region select service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\RSelect\RSelSvc.exe [2009-07-07 62832]

S2 TOSHIBA eco Utility Service;TOSHIBA eco Utility Service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TECO\TecoService.exe [2009-08-12 185712]

S2 TVALZFL;TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\TVALZFL.sys [2009-06-20 12920]

S3 PGEffect;Pangu effect driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pgeffect.sys [2009-06-23 24064]

S3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt86win7.sys [2009-05-23 167936]

S3 TMachInfo;TMachInfo;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\TMachInfo.exe [2009-08-17 51512]

S3 TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service;TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert Service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosSmartSrv.exe [2009-08-04 111960]

S3 TPCHSrv;TPCH Service;c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TPCHSrv.exe [2009-08-07 685424]

S3 vwifimp;Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Service;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwifimp.sys [2009-07-13 14336]

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2010-10-11 c:\windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job

- c:\program files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-04-01 06:55]

2010-10-11 c:\windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job

- c:\program files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-04-01 06:55]

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

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uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=TSAU&bmod=TSAU

mStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=TSAU&bmod=TSAU

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MIF5BA~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_89D8574934B26AC4.dll/cmsidewiki.html

DPF: CabBuilder - hxxp://kiw.imgag.com/imgag/kiw/toolbar/download/InstallerControl.cab

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gpa9n8rf.default\

FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.shinysearch.com/myhome.php?style=kissme&ltext=Mikayla&Nick

FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 0

FF - component: c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gpa9n8rf.default\extensions\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}\components\FFExternalAlert.dll

FF - component: c:\users\Mikayla\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gpa9n8rf.default\extensions\{ea0969b3-6e12-4ac0-b6c9-148e81247954}\components\RadioWMPCore.dll

FF - plugin: c:\program files\Google\Update\1.2.183.29\npGoogleOneClick8.dll

FF - plugin: c:\program files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbaam7a8h", true);

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar", true);

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled", false);

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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

Toolbar-Locked - (no file)

AddRemove-TOSHIBA Software Modem - c:\windows\agrsmdel

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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\AllUserSettings]

@Denied: (A) (Users)

@Denied: (A) (Everyone)

@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)

"BlindDial"=dword:00000000

"MSCurrentCountry"=dword:00000009

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001\AllUserSettings]

@Denied: (A) (Users)

@Denied: (A) (Everyone)

@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)

"BlindDial"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0002\AllUserSettings]

@Denied: (A) (Users)

@Denied: (A) (Everyone)

@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)

"BlindDial"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\ControlSet001\Control\PCW\Security]

@Denied: (Full) (Everyone)

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Completion time: 2010-10-11 14:29:26

ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-10-11 03:29

Pre-Run: 265,181,372,416 bytes free

Post-Run: 265,126,232,064 bytes free

- - End Of File - - 139091A50B7E459A2978D2BF753AE963

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Hi,

Download TFC to your desktop

  • Open the file and close any other windows.
  • It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
  • Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean

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Start Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

  • Once the program has loaded, click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.
  • Once the updates were downloaded, click the "Scanner" tab, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the esetOnline.png button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)

    1. Click on esetSmartInstall.png to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the esetSmartInstallDesktopIcon.png icon on your desktop.

    3. Check esetAcceptTerms.png
    4. Click the esetStart.png button.
    5. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
    6. Check esetScanArchives.png
    7. Push the Start button.
    8. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    9. When the scan completes, push esetListThreats.png
    10. Push esetExport.png, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
    11. Push the esetBack.png button.
    12. Push esetFinish.png

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Contact with forum painfully slow.

MBAM log as requested. (No objects infected found)

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4807

Windows 6.1.7600

Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

13/10/2010 12:42:43 PM

mbam-log-2010-10-13 (12-42-43).txt

Scan type: Quick scan

Objects scanned: 157480

Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 53 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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ESET Online Scanner not working. Stops at step 6 above. I accept Active X insallation and the program stops with a fixed window containing a small red cross icon in top left corner. Says Done at the bottom but nothing happens.

Got it to work using Mozilla Firefox after reboot. IE not able to run ESET at all. Log to follow. Do you suspect a problem?

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So sorry. My daughter came home and intercepted 2 found threats before I could finish the instructions.

Here is the ESET log file.

ESETSmartInstaller@High as downloader log:

all ok

# version=7

# OnlineScannerApp.exe=1.0.0.1

# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6211

# api_version=3.0.2

# EOSSerial=2a78520e74c39e408bd8f37ea6062ea8

# end=finished

# remove_checked=true

# archives_checked=true

# unwanted_checked=true

# unsafe_checked=false

# antistealth_checked=true

# utc_time=2010-10-13 05:48:38

# local_time=2010-10-13 04:48:38 (+1000, AUS Eastern Daylight Time)

# country="Australia"

# lang=1033

# osver=6.1.7600 NT

# compatibility_mode=1024 16777215 100 0 16000181 16000181 0 0

# compatibility_mode=5893 16776574 100 94 15907964 38575134 0 0

# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0

# scanned=126387

# found=2

# cleaned=2

# scan_time=8576

C:\Users\Mikayla\Downloads\MsgPlusLive-485(2).exe a variant of Win32/MessengerPlus application (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

C:\Users\Mikayla\Downloads\MsgPlusLive-485.exe a variant of Win32/MessengerPlus application (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

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Hi,

Your logs appear to be clean now. There is only a bit of cleanup that we will deal with in this post, as well as prevention from future infections. :(

Remove Combofix now that we're done with it.

  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")
    CF_Uninstall-1.jpg
  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.

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  • Download OTC to your desktop and run it
  • A list of tool components used in the Cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
  • If your Firewall or Real Time protection attempts to block OTC to reach the Internet, please allow the application to do so.
  • Click Yes to begin the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
  • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

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Keep a backup of your important files

Now, more than ever, it's especially important to protect your digital files and memories. This article is full of good information on alternatives for home backup solutions.

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Make proper use of your anti-virus and firewall

You should keep your anti-virus and firewall guard enabled at all times, don't shut them off unless there's a specific reason to do so.

Also, regularly performing a full system scan with your anti-virus program is a good idea to make sure nothing has slipped through your protection. Once every two weeks works well for many people. You can set the scan to run during a time when you don't plan to use the computer and just leave it to complete on its own.

Keep in mind that anti-virus programs are far from perfect. They don't protect you against every piece of malware that's out there, so don't trust them blindly. If an anti-virus reports a file as 'clean' then it's doesn't necessarily has to mean it is.

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Keep all your software updated

It is important to keep up on system updates from Microsoft by regularly checking their website at: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/, as these patch critical security vulnerabilities and help to keep you safe.

It's also important to keep programs up to date so that malware doesn't exploit any old security flaws. FileHippo Update Checker is an extremely helpful program that will tell you which of your programs need to be updated. Java and Adobe Reader are two of the main security vulnerabilities. You can find the latest version of Java here, you will want the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) one. You can find the latest version of Adobe Reader here.

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Use a safer web browser

Internet Explorer is not the most secure tool for browsing the web. It has been known to be very susceptible to infection, and there are a couple good free alternatives: Firefox and Opera. Both are excellent faster, safer, more powerful and functional free alternatives to Internet Explorer. It's definitely worth the short period of adjustment to start using one of these. If you wish to continue using Internet Explorer, it would be a good idea to follow the tutorial here which will help you to make IE much safer.

If you decide to use the Firefox browser, the McAfee SiteAdvisor add-on will nicely help to enhance your security. This add-on tells you whether the sites you are about to visit are safe or not. A must if you do a lot of Googling.

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Some other security programs

It is wise these days to have a few security programs installed and running on your machine except from just an anti-virus and a firewall. I will list some of them.

  • A good anti-spyware program installed on your pc is very important to help remove any spyware that may have gotten on your computer. I highly recommend Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
  • MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites and other bad sites. This prevents your computer from connecting to those sites in the future.

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Be careful

Having security programs installed is very helpful to you, but none of them have the gift of human thought. The best way to make sure you don't get infected is to exercise common sense. Be careful of what websites you visit - if a site looks suspicious, trust your instincts and get out of there. Be careful of what attachments you open in emails and files you download from websites - check them over carefully to make sure that you know what you're getting.

Using peer-to-peer programs (eg: LimeWire, BitTorrent, uTorrent, Kazaa) or downloading cracks and keygens is something else to avoid. These are the most common way to get infected. Malware writers use these programs to spread infections as it is the easiest way for them. The majority of infections we see in the Malware Removal forum are due to people using p2p programs to download cracks/keygens/warez. These are not only illegal, but will always contain some form of malware. You have no way of verifying that the things you download are legitimate or that they don't contain malware. Even with an up to date anti-virus and firewall, some of these things will still infect you. It is highly recommend that you uninstall all peer-to-peer programs. It just isn't worth it.

Other common ways of getting infected are dis-reputable sites forcing you to download and install a codec. Or viruses using Instant Messaging programs (Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger, AIM) to send a file claiming it to be "photos" from a friend, only for it to turn out to be a virus.

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Slow computer?

If your computer begins to slow down in the future for no particular reason, your first step should not be to come to the malware forum. As your computer ages and is used, it's parts wear, files and programs accumulate, and its performance can decrease. To restore your computer's performance to its best possible level, follow the steps in this page written by malware expert Miekiemoes.

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I'll leave this thread open for a couple days in case you come across any lingering problems that need fixing, then I'll close it up. If you need it reopened for any reason just shoot me a PM. It's been a pleasure working with you, now best of luck!

Cheers,

Gammo :)

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