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#1 urmelii65

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 05:17 PM

Hi guys,

My kids have been getting on game sites on the INternet and, of course, I am holding them responsible for this search toolbar that suddenly appeared on my screen.

There is a white bar labeled "search the web" in addition to another toobar item with a green arrow labeled "search". My google search page seems to be unaffected. When I clicked on the mystery search bar to see where it would take me, I arrived (didn't actually get there because I abortet the action) at blazefind.com.

I ran both Adaware and Spybot to no avail. Every once in a while I get a message that "somebody was trying to remove 180search assistant" and a question whether I want to remove it or not. I don't know if it's the same thing, but I always tell it to remove it. However, every time I boot the computer back up, there it is again.

I have several users on my computer and all of them seem to be affected.

Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:53:59 PM, on 7/25/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinUpdt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sitktbnu.exe
C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinKA.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe
C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Javasoft\JRE\1.3.1\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Elsie Smith\Desktop\hijackthis1977\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.insightbb.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Insight Broadband
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.insightbb.com/
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.0 localhost
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.2 auditmypc.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 boards.cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.4 bulletproofsoft.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.5 camtech2000.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.6 cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.7 computercops.us
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.8 ct7support.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.9 doxdesk.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.20 kellys-korner-xp.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.21 kephyr.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.22 lavasoft.de
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.23 lavasoftusa.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.24 lurkhere.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.25 majorgeeks.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.26 merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.27 mjc1.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.28 moosoft.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.29 mvps.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.30 net-integration.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.31 noadware.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.32 no-spybot.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.33 onlinepcfix.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.34 pchell.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.35 pestpatrol.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.36 safer-networking.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.37 secure.spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.38 secureie.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.39 security.kolla.de
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.40 spybot.info
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.41 spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.42 spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.43 spycop.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.44 spyguard.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.45 spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.46 spyware.co.uk
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.47 spyware-cop.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.49 spywarenuker.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.50 spywareremove.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.51 spywareremove.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.52 stopzillapro.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.53 sunbelt-software.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.54 thiefware.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.55 tomcoyote.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.56 unwantedlinks.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.57 webattack.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.58 wilders.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.59 www.auditmypc.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.60 www.bulletproofsoft.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.61 www.cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.62 www.computercops.us
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.63 www.ct7support.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.64 www.doxdesk.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.65 www.eblocs.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.66 www.enigmasoftwaregroup.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.67 www.free-spyware-scan.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.68 www.free-web-browsers.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.69 www.grc.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.70 www.grisoft.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.71 www.hackfaq.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.72 www.hazeleger.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.73 www.javacoolsoftware.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.74 www.kellys-korner-xp.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.75 www.kephyr.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.76 www.lavasoft.de
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.77 www.lavasoftusa.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.78 www.lurkhere.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.79 www.majorgeeks.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.80 www.merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.81 www.mjc1.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.82 www.moosoft.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.83 www.mvps.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.84 www.net-integration.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.85 www.noadware.net
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.86 www.no-spybot.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.87 www.onlinepcfix.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.88 www.pchell.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.89 www.pestpatrol.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.90 www.safer-networking.org
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.91 www.secureie.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.92 www.security.kolla.de
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.93 www.spybot.info
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.94 www.spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.95 www.spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.96 www.spycop.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.97 www.spyguard.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.98 www.spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.99 www.spyware.co.uk
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - C:\WINDOWS\nem219.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000607D-D204-42C7-8E46-216055BF9918} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {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
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StatusClient] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\hpbpsttp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindUpdates] C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinUpdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vkctmy] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sitktbnu.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SA] C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SAClient] "C:\Program Files\Insight\BBClient\Programs\RegCon.exe" /admincheck
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &iSearch The Web - res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.insightbb.com
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windup...5d3bfb922982d39
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.micr...922/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} - http://www.nick.com/.../GrooveAX27.cab
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - http://games-dl.real...ArcadeRdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

Thanks,
Elsie

PS: I read the general "How to remove spyware ir a hijacker" file, but could not read the "Hijacked" article that's linked from there. When I tried I got a "page not found" error

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:45 PM

Hi,
First thing to do is ...

Uninstall via Add Remove:

WindUpdates
Web_Rebates
WindowsSA (Search Assistant)

Next:

Update Ad-aware's Reference File: instructions Posted Image here

Required Step: Posted Image Reconfigure Ad-Aware for Full Scan

Note: do not run Ad-Aware yet, just update and reconfigure.

Next:

Reconfigure Windows Explorer to show Hidden Files: [required step]
Open the Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options - View [tab]:

Scroll down to the "Files and Folders" section.
Select: "Display the contents of system folders".

Scroll down to the "Hidden Files and Folders" section.
Select: "Show hidden files and folders", Ok the prompt
Uncheck: "Hide file extensions for known file types"
Uncheck: "Hide protected operating system files" Ok the Prompt, click Apply

Click the "Apply to all Folders" button. Close Windows Explorer.

Next:

Close all open programs and browsers, rescan with HijackThis
Place a check in each of the following then click "Fix checked".

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
O1 - Hosts:
<--fix all of these!
O1 - Hosts:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - C:\WINDOWS\nem219.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000607D-D204-42C7-8E46-216055BF9918} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindUpdates] C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinUpdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vkctmy] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sitktbnu.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SA] C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windup...5d3bfb922982d39
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - http://games-dl.real...ArcadeRdxIE.cab


Then reboot, on restart, restart in Safe Mode [required step - see "How To" below]

Start | Run (type) "%temp%" (no quotes)
Completely delete the entire contents of that "temp" folder.

Open Windows Explorer locate and delete the following:

C:\Program Files\WindUpdates <--this folder
C:\Program Files\WindowsSA <--this folder
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates <--this folder
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sitktbnu.exe <--this file
C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe <--this file

While still in Safe Mode, run Ad-Aware and fix everything it finds.

Restart normally and then ... Download Posted Image HijackThis! 1.98

After the above, reboot, rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log ...

When I tried I got a "page not found" error

This is caused by the HOSTS file entries above
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#3 urmelii65

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 11:14 PM

Hi there,

Thanks for the quick reply. I did everything you told me to do (to the best of my abilities...). Here is the new Hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:02:34 AM, on 7/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Javasoft\JRE\1.3.1\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\hjt\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.insightbb.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.insightbb.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Insight Broadband
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
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StatusClient] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\hpbpsttp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SAClient] "C:\Program Files\Insight\BBClient\Programs\RegCon.exe" /admincheck
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.insightbb.com
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} - http://www.nick.com/.../GrooveAX27.cab

The search bar did not re-appear when I rebooted. I hope it stays gone.

How do I keep things like this from happening? What do I tell my kids to do - or not to do? Does each user have to run adaware etc. or can I run it for everybody?

I was afraid that the host file entries were the reason why I couldn't get to those sites.

Thanks again for the help.

Elsie :D

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:51 AM

Elsie,
Your log looks clean now ... good job!

Last Step:

1) Empty the Recycle Bin
2) "Flush System Restore" (see "How To" below)
Basically turn off System Restore, reboot, run a full (updated) McAfee scan, reboot and turn System Restore back on and create a new Restore Point.

Disabling System Restore (McAfee article)

How To: Scan for unwanted programs (McAfee article)

How do I keep things like this from happening?

I would suggest adding some "Defense" to your system ...
Posted Image How To: Prevent this from happening again?

Does each user have to run adaware etc.

Yes you should run a scan on each user. If needed you can post a log here for each user (one at a time) just let me know that it's a different user.
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:16 AM

Since this issue appears resolved ... this Topic is closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team an email with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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Blocking Malware, Parasites, Hijackers, Trojans, http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.htm with a HOSTS file




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