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referee07

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Something has happened to my IE/Outlook Express and I think it might be a virus, although I have run my antivirus program, AVG, which has found nothing. For no apparent reason, while I am serfing the web, the font size will change or my mouse/keyboard will not respond. Also, for some reason, LYCOS has appeared and although I have attempted to get rid of it several times, it shows up again! I have Zone Alarm and Spy Blocker but still get unwanted ads. Do you think I have a virus? If so, is AVG a good antivirus program? Thanks.

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Hi referee07, and welcome to TSG.. :)

Although there's a chance that it could be a virus, if an updated AVG didn't find it, then it is more likely to be spy/adware, especially as you mention getting popups.

Could you please download 'Hijack This!' from http://www.spywareinfo.com/files/hijackthis.zip
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".
When the scan is finished, click "Save Log", and copy and paste it in a reply.

This will give us a rundown of what’s going on in your PC. One of us here will be glad to analyse it for you. Don’t fix anything yourself yet, as a lot of the stuff on that list will be harmless or required. If there is an evasive virus or trojan lurking, it should also show itself.

Cheers

Liam

The edit... :) Yes AVG is about as good as they come, as long as you regularly update the definitions. (y)
 

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Liam, thanks. I will do that. BTW, which is your favorite soccer team?
 
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No problem referee.. :)

I don't really watch football much, referee; but if I was tied to the chair in front of the telly and forced to watch, I think I'd prefer it to be Manchester Utd. vs Chelsea. (With Chelsea losing 15-0) :D

Cheers

Liam
 

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Liam, this is the result of my using Hijack This. Thanks for helping.




Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.1
Scan saved at 5:50:46 PM, on 9/14/2003
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SpyBlocker Software\spyblocker.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mrtMngr.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MSMGT.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\OqxOq.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EsdH.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Carl Neighbors\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8} - C:\Program Files\Lycos\Sidesearch\sidesearch1211.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F443} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2E214705-BDAF-4830-B444-63CCD77AA524} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\igasads.dll
O2 - BHO: Clear Search - {947E6D5A-4B9F-4CF4-91B3-562CA8D03313} - C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\IE_ClrSch.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Search - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE6A5095-C616-40CF-B33C-34A9854A0E20} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyBlocker] C:\Program Files\SpyBlocker Software\spyblocker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QAGENT] C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookiePatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] c:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateStats] C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444}] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll,DllRunMain
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5BGB87A2Y5ZCER] C:\WINDOWS\System32\MtyJ62F.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSMGT] C:\WINDOWS\MSMGT.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zapro.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClrSchLoader] C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msbb] c:\msbb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunWindowsUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\uptodate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Sidesearch (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
 

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A superficial look-over of your Hijack This log shows that you have some spyware which you should get rid of.

Try downloading, installing, immediately updating and running Spybot and/or AdAware (I prefer Spybot but I use them both about once a week) Let them clean up any spyware they find.

It also shows you have some unnecessary processes running. Turning off XP's unnecessary services does wonders. It takes a little time but it's well worth it in terms of better system performance and online security.

There are numerous guides online for which services to turn off, which to set to manual and which to leave on automatic but I've found the guide on Black Viper's site the easiest to read...and the links to explanations of each service are handy.
 
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Hi referee07,

Are you sure that that is all of the HJT! log? It seems to run out before the end. There should normally be a few 016 rereferences at the end, and possibly more.

I can see the stuff that is giving you problems, and can get rid of it for you, but unless I see all the log, the chances are that you will get the same problems next time you boot up, so if you just confirm for me if thaTt is the entire log, I'd be gratefull.

If that is all there is, then fine, it just doesn't look right. :)

Cheers

Liam

Cheers

Liam
 

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I will try cutting and pasting again to see if the same information is obtained. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.1
Scan saved at 3:50:06 PM, on 9/15/2003
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SpyBlocker Software\spyblocker.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mrtMngr.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MSMGT.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
C:\WINDOWS\uptodate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\KeenValue\KeenValue.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Altnet\DOWNLO~1\asm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EsdH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\FnwN9.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\KeenValue\KWM.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Carl Neighbors\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8} - C:\Program Files\Lycos\Sidesearch\sidesearch1211.dll
O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {136A9D1D-1F4B-43D4-8359-6F2382449255} - C:\Program Files\SuperBar\SuperBar.Dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F443} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2E214705-BDAF-4830-B444-63CCD77AA524} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\igasads.dll
O2 - BHO: Clear Search - {947E6D5A-4B9F-4CF4-91B3-562CA8D03313} - C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\IE_ClrSch.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B1F3DF3E-9042-4D2D-8F49-E5CAE5079BB4} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\raesmontr.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Search - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE6A5095-C616-40CF-B33C-34A9854A0E20} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: SuperBar - {C876AC3D-A818-47F4-B7DE-88A394A26348} - C:\Program Files\SuperBar\SuperBar.Dll
O3 - Toolbar: &SearchBar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyBlocker] C:\Program Files\SpyBlocker Software\spyblocker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QAGENT] C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookiePatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] c:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateStats] C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444}] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll,DllRunMain
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5BGB87A2Y5ZCER] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LhoK8W3.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSMGT] C:\WINDOWS\MSMGT.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zapro.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClrSchLoader] C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunWindowsUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\uptodate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeenValue] C:\Program Files\Common files\KeenValue\KeenValue.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBHC] C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Power Scan] C:\Program Files\Power Scan\powerscan.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltnetPointsManager] C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe -s
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: KeenValue.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\KeenValue\keenvalue.exe
O9 - Extra button: Sidesearch (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)

This is it. I hope this is the information you need.

BTW, just now it appeared that IE stopped working, i.e., I tried to place the curser and nothing happend for several tries.
 

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Liam, also, the caps lock locks at will, the curser disappears and the color changes on the screen and Kazza and P2P are back. (my son has been on the computer and probably downloaded them.) Also, the "plopping" sound has come back. Thanks.
 
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Hi referee,

Just going out for an hour or so, but I'll get you sorted out on my return. There's a fair bit of junk there that'll cause your problems, but we'll get rid of it. :) (y)

Catch you in a bit.

Cheers

Liam
 
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Hi referee,

Could you please run a new HJT! log, and "check to fix" the following entries. Next, close all browser windows, and click Fix

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchassistant.iwon.com/srchlft.html

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000762-3965-4A1A-98CE-3D4BF457D4C8} - C:\Program Files\Lycos\Sidesearch\sidesearch1211.dll

O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {136A9D1D-1F4B-43D4-8359-6F2382449255} - C:\Program Files\SuperBar\SuperBar.Dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F443} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2E214705-BDAF-4830-B444-63CCD77AA524} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\igasads.dll

O2 - BHO: Clear Search - {947E6D5A-4B9F-4CF4-91B3-562CA8D03313} - C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\IE_ClrSch.DLL

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B1F3DF3E-9042-4D2D-8F49-E5CAE5079BB4} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\raesmontr.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Search - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.dll

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE6A5095-C616-40CF-B33C-34A9854A0E20} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: SuperBar - {C876AC3D-A818-47F4-B7DE-88A394A26348} - C:\Program Files\SuperBar\SuperBar.Dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5BGB87A2Y5ZCER] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LhoK8W3.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClrSchLoader] C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunWindowsUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\uptodate.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeenValue] C:\Program Files\Common files\KeenValue\KeenValue.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBHC] C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Power Scan] C:\Program Files\Power Scan\powerscan.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltnetPointsManager] C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe -s

O4 - Global Startup: KeenValue.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\KeenValue\keenvalue.exe


Then reboot and delete the following bolded files/folders...

C:\Program Files\Common files\KeenValue
C:\Program Files\SuperBar
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EsdH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\FnwN9.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\uptodate.exe

Next, reboot.... again and download Spybot - Search & Destroy, from www.tomcoyote.org/spybot : if you haven't already got the program.

Now press Settings, and Settings again.
Go to the Webupdate section, and check "Display also available beta versions".

Now press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds marked RED.


Finally. reboot. Rebooting. although tedious, has to be done. :)

Then if you could post a new HJT! log, just for a final once over.

Cheers

Liam
 

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Quick question. I have Pest Patrol, Zone Alarm and Spy Blocker and delete many of the spyware, adware, etc, that finds its way into my computer only to find that it is back! I thought Pest Patrol and Spy Blocker would be able to stop this stuff. Can you suggest ways I can tune-up my spyware programs to better prevent spyware, adware, etc. from downloading without my permission? Many thanks.
 

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Sorry... but... I just noticed that a "Power Search" searchbar is now at the top of my IE desktop. Is there a way to stop this stuff once and for all with an exceptional program. Thanks... again.
 
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