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Windows 98 PC...

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Hi,

 

My little sister's PC is very unstable. It's slow, freezes, programs don't respond and it blurts out about 4 or 5 error messages on start-up. I thought it might be infected with a virus, so I downloaded some software to try and fix it.

 

Here's what I installed:

 

1. AVG anti-virus

2. Zone Alarm firewall

3. Spybot S&D

4. Ad-aware

5 Spyware Blaster

 

After installation, I let the programs do their magic and discovered 7 viruses and a host of spyware (mainly KAZAA stuff) but the machine is still not performing too well. Is there anything on my HJT log that needs to be removed ?

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 21:21:13, on 24/05/04

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\TWINMOS MOBILE DISK TOOLS\TWINMOS.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCS\PCSVC.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P NETWORKING\P2P NETWORKING.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\WEBSHOTS.SCR

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

F0 - system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vxdmgr32.exe

F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\dllreg.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.106-deleon.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.106-deleon.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [scanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systemTray] SysTray.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLoader] c:\program files\twinmos mobile disk tools\twinmos.exe sys_auto_run C:\PROGRAM FILES\TWINMOS MOBILE DISK TOOLS

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [load32] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\load32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pcsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P NETWORKING] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P NETWORKING\P2P NETWORKING.EXE /AUTOSTART

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service

O4 - Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\Launcher.exe

O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmtrans.html

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {EFB22865-F3BC-4309-ADFA-C8E078A7F762} (SysWebTelecomInt Class) - http://www.sponsoradulto.com/en/SysWebTelecom.cab

O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...8108.5715162037

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks, Fruity

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First, uninstall P2P Networking through Add/Remove Programs. If/when asked whether you also want to remove Altnet components, say 'Yes'.

P2P Networking is a totally useless Kazaa add-on, and it's been reported to be responsible for serious system slowdowns.

 

Have Hijack This fix all of the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and hitting fix checked. Make sure all browser and all Windows Explorer windows are closed before fixing.

F0 - system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vxdmgr32.exe

F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\dllreg.exe

 

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [load32] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\load32.exe

 

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pcsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe

 

O16 - DPF: {EFB22865-F3BC-4309-ADFA-C8E078A7F762} (SysWebTelecomInt Class) - http://www.sponsoradulto.com/en/SysWebTelecom.cab

O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -

reboot, and delete

 

files

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\load32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\dllreg.exe

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vxdmgr32.exe

 

folders

C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs

C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\

 

These may be hidden files. See HERE for how to show hidden files

 

Please post a followup Hijack this log, and say if the problems persist.

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Hi,

 

Thanks Dave38 for your help.

 

I performed the fixes you suggested using HJT, uninstalled P2P, deleted the folders C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs and C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI but I couldn't find files C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\load32.exe, C:\WINDOWS\dllreg.exe and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vxdmgr32.exe. The machine is running much better now, so maybe the files were never on the computer ?

 

My new HJT log reads:

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\TWINMOS MOBILE DISK TOOLS\TWINMOS.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.106-deleon.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.106-deleon.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [scanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systemTray] SysTray.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLoader] c:\program files\twinmos mobile disk tools\twinmos.exe sys_auto_run C:\PROGRAM FILES\TWINMOS MOBILE DISK TOOLS

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service

O4 - Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\Launcher.exe

O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\WINDOWS\GOOGLETOOLBAR_EN_2.0.106-DELEON.DLL/cmtrans.html

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...8108.5715162037

 

Am I in the clear or is there more junk I need to delete ?

 

FRUITY

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