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A strange thing happen. I was just surfing to websites that I always do and a I get a pop message saying that I couldn't receive the message on my Vista. I clicked on it to receive the message and my laptop went to black screen and it showed like some weird light blue screen and it was telling me to install something for IE8. Well I didn't download it and close those windows and it went to black screen again and I was disconnected from the internet. Weird thing is I wasn't using IE8. I was using Firefox. Well since I thought it could be a virus and I check my task manager to see any programs that shouldn't be running and I didn't find anything there. I checked my programs and I found "Absolute Notifier" by Absolute Software and it was installed on 10/29/2010. I've never installed this program at all and I was wondering if it's a trojan or what?

Now I think "Absolute Notifier" is a safe program since I googled it and my aunt did told me that my laptop haves a program that if someone stole my laptop and uses it, they can track it. She just didn't tell me what program it was. I guess "Absolute Notifier" just updated itself even though this is the first time I saw this under programs.

Now I did have an issue yesterday. Yesterday my AOL mail was hijacked. Well I think it was hijacked since AOL compromised my email saying I sent a lot of spam emails. Well I changed the password and when I checked my email and went to the sent area, it was empty. So I guessed it was hijacked rather than hacked by a keylogger. I checked and did a full scan and Mcafee Antivirus Plus, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware didn't come up with anything. I also checked the task manager and programs to see if any program that wasn't there before were running, but I didn't find any suspicious files. So I don't think I have a keylogger, but I'm no expert on this yet either.

Here's a quick scan log I just ran right now.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46


Database version: 4996

Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18943

10/30/2010 2:38:09 AM

mbam-log-2010-10-30 (02-38-09).txt

Scan type: Quick scan

Objects scanned: 162144

Time elapsed: 29 minute(s), 58 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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Please download DDS and save it to your desktop.

  • Disable any script blocking protection.
  • Double click dds.com to run the tool..
  • When done, DDS will open two logs (DDS.txt and Attach.txt).
  • Save both reports to your desktop.

Please include the contents of DDS.txt in your next reply.


Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it to your Desktop

  • Double-click on RKUnhookerLE to run it
  • Click the Report tab, then click Scan
  • Check Drivers, Stealth Code and uncheck the rest
  • Click OK
  • Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report
  • Save the report to your Desktop

Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note - you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!

It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

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