TechSpot

Computer Freeze - Hijack this log file

By pkroks
Sep 24, 2005
  1. for the first time since i got my pc it went so slow i decided to restart. I have no idea why it was going so slowly, i had about 4 internet explorers open + yahoo messenger and msn messenger. I have attatched the log file of HiJack This and it says there is an unknown file in there somewhere or something. can anyone check and see if there are any malware, spyware etc processes running. i know i am probably being very lazy in the eyes of some people but I dono what to do with this log thing... thanks
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Download LSPFix from http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm
    1. Run LSPFix.
    2. Check 'I know what I'm doing'.
    3. Select 'idmmbc.dll'.
    4. Click the right-pointing arrow (moves it to the "remove" page).
    5. Click 'Finished'.

    Boot in Safe Mode, see how here.
    Switch System restore OFF, see how here.
    In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.


    Next, run a HJT scan and (if still there) place a tick-mark in the little square before:
    ...................................................................................................
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {348FE907-249E-4C65-A838-F34A193FE1D1} - (no file)
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\idmmbc.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\idmmbc.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\idmmbc.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\idmmbc.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\idmmbc.dll
    ...................................................................................................
    Now click on the Fix Checked button in HJT. Exit HJT.

    When done, from between the above dotted lines, delete the highlighted bold files.
    Delete all files and directories from: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
    Repeat this for ALL [usernames].
    Rightclick IE on the desktop, select Properties, click on Delete Cookies, and Delete Files.
    Delete ALL files and directories from: C:\WINDOWS\Temp (except files dated from TODAY).
    Delete ALL files from C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch.
    Boot normal. When all OK, switch System Restore back on.
     
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    i did wat you said and i deleted the idmmbc.dll file. but then on restart i found that my internet download manager, which had advanced browser integration enabled, now didn't so i had to enable it all again. now the same files listed above are back.

    does this mean that my downloader has got spyware or malware in it?
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    go to www.stardownloader.com and get their free (no adware etc.) StarDownloader

    Or maybe you need to update resp. uninstall/reinstall IDM.
     
  5. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 259

    will check it out thanks...
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...