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By mykal86
Sep 6, 2006
  1. Recently I have had a massive amount of popups on my computer and the root of them seems to be ad.firstadsolution and adyeildmanager. I also get alot from heavy.com and partypoker.com. I'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me how to solve the problem. Below is my HijackThis logfile.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You`re system is riddled with nasties.

    You`re not running any antivirus or firewall programmes, this is a huge security risk and will have contributed to your problems.

    Download and install the free AVG antivirus programme and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes. You can get them HERE, HERE and HERE.

    Install whichever firewall you chose, followed by AVG and reboot your system the required number of times. Run the AVG updates.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Run a full system scan with AVG and delete whatever it finds.

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Then, Go HERE and follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post a fresh HJT log as an attachment into this thread, only after doing the above. See HERE for instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of mykal86 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. mykal86

    mykal86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks

    Here's the new logfile attachment. So far so good. Hopefully it'll stay this way. I thank you immensely for your help! :)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. extact it but don`t run it yet.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    Pofhhki
    Easy File Sharing Web Server

    Close control panel.

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    Service Secured
    Command Service (cmdService)

    Close the services window.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    Duce6.exe
    inetsys.exe
    Gcec.exe
    fsws.exe
    redistributor.exe
    command.exe
    csrvs.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.portal.radford.edu/

    O2 - BHO: SSL encrypt - {746455FE-D059-47e7-AF0E-140E03F5A447} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nst23.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*inetsys] C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetsys.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Boxvgmtu] C:\Program Files\Pofhhki\Gcec.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FSWebServer] C:\Program Files\Easy File Sharing Web Server\fsws.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [002k0uzo.dll] RUNDLL32.EXE 002k0uzo.dll,b 431442203

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pxi0e02a] RUNDLL32.EXE w3108835.dll,n 0030e027000000023108835

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

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TheMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\Duce6.exe

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: logons - C:\WINDOWS\system32\redist.dll (file missing)

    O23 - Service: Command Service (cmdService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Q3VycmVudCBVc2Vy\command.exe (file missing)

    O23 - Service: Secure HTTP (Service Secured) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\csrvs.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\WINDOWS\Q3VycmVudCBVc2Vy
    C:\WINDOWS\csrvs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Duce6.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\redistributor.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\inf\inetsys.exe
    C:\Program Files\Pofhhki
    C:\Program Files\Easy File Sharing Web Server

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    These are the file paths you need to enetr into Killbox.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\nst23.dll

    Find and enter the filepaths to these files.

    w3108835.dll
    002k0uzo.dll

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mykal86 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. mykal86

    mykal86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here ya go

    Here's the new HJT log. :grinthumb
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    Secure HTTP

    Close the services window.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    csrvs.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O23 - Service: Secure HTTP (Service Secured) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\csrvs.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\WINDOWS\csrvs.exe

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running


    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mykal86 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  7. mykal86

    mykal86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here ya go again

    Here is the lastest logfile. It seemed the only thing on my computer from the last inspection was the Secure HTTP which I disabled. My computer is definitely running smoother thanks to you. I haven't seen a pop-up since I went through the first series of steps. I really appreciate the help! :giddy:
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Well done, your HJT log is clean.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mykal86 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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