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Solved: SSVICHOSST........HELP !! PLZZZZ HELP !! newest virus on the block !!

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  1. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    my comp has been infected with a seemingly dangerous virus....SSVICHOSST thru a pendrive.........!!:eek:

    saw a few forums here but cant post comments on them i dunno why??

    i read cookiegal clear muhai's comp from a forum !!

    i need help urgently. I am not very adept to using these softwares like FixMU and HijackThis........ saw there reference on these forums so downloaded them. plz give a step by step guidance to remove this prob !! PLZ

    I'm a b-school student and need to make presentations in day after tomo. but the campus network wont connect me on coz of this virus prob !!

    here's my HijackThis log text...........plz help !! I AM DESPERATE !!




    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 7:53:41 PM, on 9/1/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)

    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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Disk Keeper 10\DkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\Program Files\HHVcdV6Sys\VC6SecS.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SSVICHOSST.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\System Mechanic Professional 6\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SSVICHOSST.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTAL~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\mantispm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2\firefox.exe
    D:\Contents\INSTAL~1\FREEDO~1\fdm.exe
    D:\MOVIES\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.sify.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54729
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55245&clcid={SUB_CLCID}
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
    F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe SSVICHOSST.exe
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.1.615.5858\swg.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mouse Suite 98 Daemon] ICO.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HKSERV.EXE] C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SonyPowerCfg] C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VAIO Update 2] "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Disk Keeper 10\DkIcon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SMSystemAnalyzer] "D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\System Mechanic Professional 6\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo Messengger] C:\WINDOWS\system32\SSVICHOSST.exe
    O7 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Append to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download web site with Free Download Manager - file://D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Free Download Manager\dlpage.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://vaio-online.sony.com/
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{446F0339-2523-406E-8B86-F2CBD67BA512}: NameServer = 202.144.13.50,202.144.66.6
    O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
    O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807563E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE12\MSOXMLMF.DLL
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
    O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
    O21 - SSODL: adsnv - {8F61586C-5D1B-4c76-BB3A-3B88F96A18B0} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsnv.dll
    O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Diskeeper Corporation - D:\Contents\INSTALLED SOFTWARES\Disk Keeper 10\DkService.exe
    O23 - Service: EvtEng - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
    O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Spectrum24 Event Monitor (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment Aggregation and Control Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzRs\VzRs.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment Task Scheduler - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Entertainment\VzTaskScheduler.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment TV Device Arbitration Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCs\VzHardwareResourceManager\VzHardwareResourceManager.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-AppServer) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\VMISrv.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (HTTP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-HTTP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-HTTP /RegRoot="SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="Applications\IntegratedServer\HTTP (file missing)
    O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (UPnP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-UPnP) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Media Gateway Server (VAIOMediaPlatform-Mobile-Gateway) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\VmGateway.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-Mobile-Gateway /RegRoot="SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="\Addons\Packages\Mobile\Gateway" /DisplayName="VAIO Media Gateway Server (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Virtual CD v6 Management Service (VC6SecS) - H+H Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\HHVcdV6Sys\VC6SecS.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter (Vcsw) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
    O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment Database Service (VzCdbSvc) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment File Import Service (VzFw) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
     
  2. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    have attached some files.............tried to do on my own what u suggested to Muhai..........

    plz see the files and kindly suggest.........

    latest hijackthis file too...........
     

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  3. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi, coolsun :)

    Welcome.

    Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

    Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
    (Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

    Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
    • Restart your computer
    • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
    • Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
    • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
    • Choose your usual account.
    • Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
    • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
    • It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
    • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
    • When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
    • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
      (Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
    • Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log
     
  4. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    thefiles as u reqd......
     

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  5. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    my comp seems to b ok now !! after ur soln........!!! task mgr, regedit, msconfig all r working fine !!

    thank u very much !!

    but just to confirm plz check the attached files one time !! and plz post a reply !! it will b a big relief for me !!!

    thanx very much !!

    wish u luck in life ahead !!!
     
  6. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi, coolsun :)

    Please download the OTMoveIt by OldTimer.
    • Save it to your desktop.

    Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O21 - SSODL: adsnv - {8F61586C-5D1B-4c76-BB3A-3B88F96A18B0} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsnv.dll


    Now close all windows and browsers, other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked.

    Close Hijackthis.
    • Please double-click OTMoveIt.exe to run it.
    • Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy):

      C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\appmgmd.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\85d72ebd3332986fe72a8378dc1d1a21\BIT1.tmp
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsnv.dll


    • Return to OTMoveIt, right click on the "Paste List of Files/Folders to be moved" window and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
      • If able, copy everything on the Results window to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it on a note pad document. Save it on the desktop and post its contents in your next reply.
    • Close OTMoveIt
    If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

    Restart the computer and Test.

    Post a fresh Hijackthis log and let me know how is the computer doing?
     
  7. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    the files as u requested

    one more thing........

    the virus came thru my pen drive. but as soon i smelt sumthin fishy i formated the drive. the folder is not visible anymore. plz confirm if the problem stands corrected or might there be more issues>>>>???
     

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  8. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi, coolsun :)

    Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)

    Now close all windows and browsers, other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked.

    Close Hijackthis.

    The rest looks clear. I see no other problems in the computer. How is it doing?
     
  9. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    i did wat u just asked me to. the comp is workin just fine all thnx to u !!

    thank u very much !! i remained just short of realising my worst fears !!

    thnx:)
     
  10. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi, coolsun. :)

    Congratulations.[​IMG]

    Since the tools we used to scan the computer, as well as tools to delete files and folders, are no longer needed, they should be removed, as well as the folders created by these tools.

    Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programmes changing them. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected.)

    To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

    (Windows XP)

    1. Turn off System Restore.
    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Check Turn off System Restore.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.

    2. Reboot.

    3. Turn ON System Restore.

    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
    Click Apply, and then click OK..

    Create a Restore point:
    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
    2. In the System Restore dialog box, click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
    3. Type a description for your restore point, such as "After Cleanup", then click Create.

    The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
    1. Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
    2. AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
    3. SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
    4. IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
    5. CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
    6. Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
    7. Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
    8. Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
    To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein.

    Click Here for some advise from our security Experts.

    Please use the thread's Tools and mark this thread as "Solved".

    Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  11. coolsun

    coolsun Thread Starter

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    The problem stands corrected and the computer is working absolutely fine !! i utilised this opportunity to remove many softwares i never made use of !!

    i wud like to ask a few ques and expect an unbiased answer !!

    i constantly see that experts here constantly recommend few softwares
    I wud like to ask ur views on certain softwares that i already use

    Security softwares
    I use ZoneAlarm Security Suite Professional as AntiVirus and firewall.
    my Windows firewall is also not deactivated.
    Also use System Mechanic Professional 6 for general security an health of PC.
    Dont use any other software coz reasons of clutter and conflict.

    general health software
    System Mechanic Proffessional 6
    C Cleaner 1.45.144
    Diskeeper 10

    all softwares are complete versions and registered. i constantly upgrade them and are always up to date !!

    plz comment on the general efficacy of these softwares and compare them viz a viz other softwares available !!

    thnx for everything !!
     
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