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  1. ztucker

    ztucker Thread Starter

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    My computers had some problems with pop-ups for a little while, and I downloaded adaware to attempt to fix them. I think the problem is that two registry keys continuously are showing up on the scan and it's not letting me fix them.

    Here is my adware scan. I put the two files in bold:

    Lavasoft Ad-aware Personal Build 6.181
    Logfile created on :Friday, April 23, 2004 1:42:29 AM
    Created with Ad-aware Personal, free for private use.
    Using reference-file :01R217 08.09.2003
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    Ad-aware Settings
    =========================
    Set : Activate in-depth scan (Recommended)
    Set : Safe mode (always request confirmation)
    Set : Scan active processes
    Set : Scan registry
    Set : Deep scan registry


    4-23-04 1:42:29 AM - Scan started. (Smart mode)

    Listing running processes
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    #:1 [kernel32.dll]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4293902479
    Threads : 4
    Priority : High
    FileSize : 460 KB
    FileVersion : 4.10.2222
    ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1991-1999
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Win32 Kernel core component
    InternalName : KERNEL32
    OriginalFilename : KERNEL32.DLL
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:2 [msgsrv32.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294939671
    Threads : 1
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 11 KB
    FileVersion : 4.10.2222
    ProductVersion : 4.10.2222
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1992-1998
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Windows 32-bit VxD Message Server
    InternalName : MSGSRV32
    OriginalFilename : MSGSRV32.EXE
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:3 [mprexe.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294935527
    Threads : 1
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 28 KB
    FileVersion : 4.10.1998
    ProductVersion : 4.10.1998
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1993-1998
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : WIN32 Network Interface Service Process
    InternalName : MPREXE
    OriginalFilename : MPREXE.EXE
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:4 [mmtask.tsk]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294945723
    Threads : 1
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 1 KB
    FileVersion : 4.03.1998
    ProductVersion : 4.03.1998
    Copyright : Copyright
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Multimedia background task support module
    InternalName : mmtask.tsk
    OriginalFilename : mmtask.tsk
    ProductName : Microsoft Windows
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:5 [explorer.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\
    ProcessID : 4294858791
    Threads : 28
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 176 KB
    FileVersion : 4.72.3110.1
    ProductVersion : 4.72.3110.1
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-1997
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Windows Explorer
    InternalName : explorer
    OriginalFilename : EXPLORER.EXE
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System
    Created on : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:6 [spool32.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294764707
    Threads : 2
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 44 KB
    FileVersion : 4.10.1998
    ProductVersion : 4.10.1998
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1994 - 1998
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Spooler Sub System Process
    InternalName : spool32
    OriginalFilename : spool32.exe
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:7 [ddhelp.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294684343
    Threads : 2
    Priority : Realtime
    FileSize : 32 KB
    FileVersion : 4.09.00.0900
    ProductVersion : 4.09.00.0900
    Copyright : Copyright
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Microsoft DirectX Helper
    InternalName : DDHelp.exe
    OriginalFilename : DDHelp.exe
    ProductName : Microsoft
    Created on : 4/7/03 3:12:14 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 12/12/02 4:14:32 AM

    #:8 [pstores.exe]
    FilePath : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
    ProcessID : 4294647927
    Threads : 3
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 79 KB
    FileVersion : 5.00.1877.3
    ProductVersion : 5.00.1877.3
    Copyright : Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-1998
    CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
    FileDescription : Protected storage server
    InternalName : Protected storage server
    OriginalFilename : Protected storage server
    ProductName : Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System
    Created on : 1/1/01
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/24/99 2:22:00 AM

    #:9 [ad-aware.exe]
    FilePath : C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT\AD-AWARE 6\
    ProcessID : 4294630395
    Threads : 2
    Priority : Normal
    FileSize : 668 KB
    FileVersion : 6.0.1.181
    ProductVersion : 6.0.0.0
    Copyright : Copyright
    CompanyName : Lavasoft Sweden
    FileDescription : Ad-aware 6 core application
    InternalName : Ad-aware.exe
    OriginalFilename : Ad-aware.exe
    ProductName : Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus
    Created on : 4/20/04 1:44:34 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 7/13/03 2:00:20 AM

    Memory scan result :
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    New objects : 0
    Objects found so far: 0


    Started registry scan
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    VX2.BetterInternet Object recognized!
    Type : RegKey
    Data :
    Rootkey : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Object : CLSID\{DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726}


    VX2.BetterInternet Object recognized!
    Type : RegKey
    Data :
    Rootkey : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Object : CLSID\{DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726}\InprocServer32


    Registry scan result :
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    New objects : 2
    Objects found so far: 2


    Started deep registry scan
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    Deep registry scan result :
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    New objects : 0
    Objects found so far: 2


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    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 5:19:50 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 5:19:52 AM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:21:34 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:21:36 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:39:02 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:39:04 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 5:37:32 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 5:37:34 AM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 11:48:43 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 11:48:44 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:16:32 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:16:34 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:19:13 PM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:19:14 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:34:37 PM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:34:38 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:21:34 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:21:36 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 3:23:18 AM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 3:23:20 AM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 5:20:05 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 5:20:06 AM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 5:20:55 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 5:20:56 AM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:39:03 PM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:39:04 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 11:05:11 PM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 11:05:12 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:40:58 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:41:00 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 10:41:05 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 10:41:06 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][1].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/22/04 11:52:44 PM
    Last accessed : 4/22/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/22/04 11:52:46 PM



    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : [email protected][2].txt
    Object : C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\

    Created on : 4/23/04 5:39:32 AM
    Last accessed : 4/23/04 4:00:00 AM
    Last modified : 4/23/04 5:39:34 AM


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    Deep scanning and examining files (C:)
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    Performing conditional scans..
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    Conditional scan result:
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    New objects : 0
    Objects found so far: 20


    1:45:51 AM Scan complete

    Summary of this scan
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    Total scanning time :00:03:19:440
    Objects scanned :30332
    Objects identified :20
    Objects ignored :0
    New objects :20
     
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  3. ztucker

    ztucker Thread Starter

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    I just ran spybot, and one of the registry keys was all that showed up.

    It was called "Look2me".
     
  4. ztucker

    ztucker Thread Starter

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    bump.
     
  5. starwaves77

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    Spybot will find and delete VX2,

    Or you can use 'regedit' and do it yourself,

    Start / run / regedit,
    click on 'edit' then 'find'

    copy and paste you keys, one at a time --->
    DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726
    DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726

    when found, right click and delete
     
  6. Ruckus_Inc

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    Win32sl
    According to other forums win32sl is a spyware running in the background under registry values.

    to fix - goto www.captainpca.ca - recommended downloads - startup manageer (startupCPL) - install and access trough control panel. This little app will tell you everything added to startup in windows and registry. You have to kill Win32sl service running in the background in order to successfully remove it - Run Adaware again (make sure to update adaware 1st).

    pop-ups (Win2K/WinXP)
    If you are part of network DO NOT do this, but if not goto control panel - administrative tools - services - messenger - right click stop - properties - startup - disable. If you are a home user there is no reason this service should be turned on because there there will be no network administrator prompting desktop instructions. Spyware orgs use this windows component to solicite unwanted popup addss the &$#@!

    good luck - hope this helps
     
  7. ztucker

    ztucker Thread Starter

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    I've tried to get to that page a few times, and it keeps telling me that the page can't be displayed. I tried it from my roomates computer this morning, and it didn't work there either.

    I did a google search and found startup manager on a few sites. I wasn't sure if I should just pick one and download it, or if there was another site that you recommended.

    Thanks for all of your help.
     
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