HJT log file, could someone please advise

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bopdude

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Hi all, I've just returned from working away for a couple of days to find that the kids have d/led some bits and pieces, needless to say, undesirable ones :(
So if somebody could look at and advise me on steps to be taken I would appreciate it.

TIA ... attached HJT log
 

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Hello bopdude! :D

Open Task Manager (ctrl+alt+delete) and choose the "Processes" tab.
Find and "End Process" the following process:
ap9h4qmo.exe

Turn off System Restore by right-clicking on My Computer and choosing "Properties". Click on the "System Restore" tab and put a tick next to "Turn System Restore off". Click "OK".

Go to My Computer and click on "Tools" then "Folder Options. Click on the "View" tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is enabled. Click "OK".

Find and delete the following file:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ap9h4qmo.exe

Run HijackThis and fix the following entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows AdStatus] C:\Program Files\Windows AdStatus\WinStat.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ap9h4qmo] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ap9h4qmo.exe


Download Ad-Aware SE from here:
http://www.download.com/3001-8022_4-10319876.html

Install and run Ad-Aware SE. On the bottom right corner of Ad-Aware you will see an option called "Check for updates now", click on that and choose "connect". Download the updates. Next click on "Scan now" on the left side of Ad-Aware. Make sure that "Search for negligible risk entries" is crossed out and not ticked. Choose "Perform full system scan" and click "Next". After Ad-Aware scans your computer, Ad-Aware may find some bad files on your computer so make sure you tick them all and choose "Next". It will ask if you want to remove those items so just continue. After removing the items close Ad-Aware.

Download Spybot S&D from here:
http://users.skynet.be/fa936042/spybotsd13.exe

Install and run Spybot S&D. Choose "Search for updates". Next choose "Download updates". After that, choose "Search and Destroy" and click on "Check for problems". If Spybot finds any nasties on your computer, make sure that they are ticked and choose "Fix selected problems".

Download SpywareBlaster from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2859&file=11&evp=61b0e8ad41924a03c37615f4682b4cef

Install and run SpywareBlaster. Click on "Updates" and then choose "Check for updates". Next choose "Protection" and at the top you will see different tabs which are Internet Explorer, Restricted sites and Mozilla/Firefox. Choose one of them at a time and at the bottom click "Protect Against Checked Items" (make sure that all of the items are checked). Tick the boxes above the items. Make sure you do this for all of the top tabs. Mozilla/Firefox you only need to do if you have the user profiles on your computer. You may now exit out of SpywareBlaster.

Restart your computer and post a fresh HijackThis log back on this thread.
 

bopdude

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Thanks for the speedy reply crushbone, I've done all that except for


Open Task Manager (ctrl+alt+delete) and choose the "Processes" tab.
Find and "End Process" the following process:
ap9h4qmo.exe

I could not find it, maybe it was removed with my earlier fumblings with Spybot ???
Anyway, here's a fresh log, might be a while before I can reply, I need some shuteye ( nightshift )

Thanks again (y)
 

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