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Fresh XP Install Popups - Please Check My Hijackthis LOG

By In2Things
Apr 18, 2007
  1. I recently did a fresh windows XP Pro install because I had been having a lot of problems (plus it had been almost two years since I did one). While doing the initial install of my programs I must have grabbed some sort of spyware/malware/virus.

    Basically I have been getting quite a few popups that don't seem to be any certain culprit. I have gone through all the normal channels to get rid of it but still no luck. I think this is my first one I haven't been able to get rid of. I was wondering if someone could take a look at my hijackthis log and tell me what I am missing and need to rid myself of. I would really appricate it.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with malware.

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

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of In2Things 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. In2Things

    In2Things TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still Running Slow and Popups

    I ran all of the things you instructed step by step. My computer still seems to be running slow and I got a popup the first IE window I opened. I attached all the logs you asked for as well. Anyideas there?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You`re using an outdated version of HijackThis. See HERE for the latest version.

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of In2Things 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. In2Things

    In2Things TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok all done. Sorry I forgot that I renamed hijackthis to analyze.exe so I ran the old version on the last post. This one should be current. Also ran Avenger as instructed.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1557B435-8242-4686-9AA3-9265BF7525A4} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drqmhngg.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {280F2875-7BE7-4CC4-AC69-AD8FA9BD295E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnno.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AFA9C195-9435-44C6-BF0A-E971A63A170e} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jawuirqx.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT and reboot your system.

    Other than the above inactive entries, your HJT log is clean.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    Now, turn system restore back on. This will have deleted all your old restore points and any nasties that are in them. It will also have created a new, clean restore point.

    Providing you`re having no other problems, you should be good to go.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of In2Things 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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