Give me the good news!

By thespian721
Sep 18, 2006
  1. Hi all. After a quick onset of Spyware Quake hit my system, a Google search led me here. What a treasure! I had no idea how much crap was on my system until a very conspicuous little bastard poked its head up!

    After completing all the "Do this first" stickies, my system feels squeaky clean again. I'd appreciate a second opinion so I can plan for a long and "nasties" free future with my comp!

    Thanks all. You're my heroes!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    There`s still some cleaning to do.

    Download and run LSPFix from

    Use these instructions to remove the bad DLL:
    1. Run LSPFix.
    2. Check 'I know what I'm doing'.
    3. Select xfire_lsp_10650.dl
    4. Click the right-pointing arrow (moves it to the "remove" page).
    5. Click 'Finished'.

    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.>

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.>

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.>

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


    Close control panel.

    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).


    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).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0

    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe

    O2 - BHO: ZIBho Class - {029CA12C-89C1-46a7-A3C7-82F2F98635CB} - C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\bh304181.dll

    O2 - BHO: iWon BHO - {C298FB42-E3E2-11D3-ADCD-0050DAC24E8F} - C:\Program Files\iWon\iWonBar\1.bin\IWONBAR.DLL

    O3 - Toolbar: i&Won Co-Pilot - {CA0B9B71-C2AF-11D3-B376-0800460222F0} - C:\Program Files\iWon\iWonBar\1.bin\IWONBAR.DLL

    O8 - Extra context menu item: Get It With Kontiki - res://C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\bh304181.dll/201

    O8 - Extra context menu item: Subscribe to... - C:\Program Files\CustomReader\feedscript.htm

    O9 - Extra button: UltimateBet - {94148DB5-B42D-4915-95DA-2CBB4F7095BF} - C:\Program Files\UltimateBet\UltimateBet.exe

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: UltimateBet - {94148DB5-B42D-4915-95DA-2CBB4F7095BF} - C:\Program Files\UltimateBet\UltimateBet.exe

    O10 - Broken Internet access because of LSP provider 'xfire_lsp_10650.dll' missing

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\UltimateBet
    C:\Program Files\Kontiki
    C:\Program Files\iWon

    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 :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of thespian721 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. thespian721

    thespian721 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Also, I removed Norton AV from my system and am playing around with the free choices. Now that Norton AV is gone, can I remove the items related to Symantec's net usage (SNDmon, SNDsrvc, SymWSC, etc.) or are they also used by Norton Utilities?

    Much thanks for the great help!
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is now clean.

    I believe those files are used by Norton utilities. It`s up to you whether you keep them or not.

    You do have one Symantec/Norton security centre entry in your HJT log.

    If you want to stop this, you will need to do the following.

    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.

    SymWMI Service

    Close the services window.

    Then, delete the following bold file.

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of thespian721 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. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,148   +597

    fyi: Howard: you are correct (once again :) )
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Thanks for the vote of confidence mate lol.

    Regards Howard :)
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