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cassianius

Spyware keeps reinstalling, can't remove, HELP!

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O.K. So here's the deal. I've tried Spybot, Ad-aware, CWShredder, and even downloaded a free firewall program; and to no avail! While these programs are successful at detecting and removing the spyware while the computer is left on, the spyware reinstalls itself once I've rebooted the computer and hijacks IE with a weird website and a pop-up ad stating that I've got spyware on my computer and should click the pop-up to get it removed (can you believe the nerve of these A-holes! They create the problem and then want your money to fix it! Sort of like the mafia or something!). In the URL it says "About:Blank," which to my knowledge is a common type of hijacker.

 

So anyways, I remove the spyware with the above programs, reboot my computer again, and when I open IE sure enough the god-damn sleazy bastard About:Blank website shows up with those same insulting spyware removal pop-up ads. It's a viscous cycle!

 

I've got my HijackThis log posted below. Keep in mind that this is the log that appears once I've removed the spyware with the above software, so hopefully someone can find the reason why it keeps reinstalling itself upon reboot somewhere in this log.

 

YOU"RE MY ONLY HOPE! PLEASE HELP ME! :eek: :unsure::grrr::wtf:

__________________________________________________________

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0

Scan saved at 9:31:45 AM, on 7/24/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe

C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE

C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe

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

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

C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe

C:\Program Files\Gateway Utilities\GWInkMonitor.exe

C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE

C:\WINNT\System32\gearsec.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

 

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx

O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMMSG] GWMDMMSG.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMpi] C:\WINNT\GWMDMpi.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINNT\System32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gateway Ink Monitor] "C:\Program Files\Gateway Utilities\GWInkMonitor.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2wSysTray] C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

O16 - DPF: {0F04992B-E661-4DB9-B223-903AB628225D} (DoMoreRunExe.DoMoreRun) - file://C:\Program Files\Gateway\Do More\DoMoreRunExe.CAB

 

I APPRECIATE ANYONE TAKING THEIR PRECIOUS TIME TO HELP ME OUT WITH THIS! THANKS IN ADVANCE! :wave:

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