Annoying problem

By philper
Feb 10, 2007
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  1. My default browser is Firefox, but in the last 2 weeks or so Internet Explorer spontaneously pops up with all sorts of advertising sites. Each time I run Ad-aware it removes multiple files and ditto for Spybot. AVG heals several viruses each time it runs. I've run all 3 programs every day with the same results, but the problem just keeps coming back. I've attached the hijackthis log and would appreciate any help.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Amongst other things, your system is infected with the vundo trojan.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, Combofix and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of philper 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. philper

    philper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    follow up

    I followed the preliminary removal instructions and it looks like I removed some of the original problem, but now I have a new one. I'm getting an error message that reads, "cannot find C:\windows\system32\rundll.exe." As a result, I can't get some programs to work. Time to reformat and reload all software?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Unless you post the logs as requested, I won`t know whether you need to reformat or not. ;)

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of philper 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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