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HJT log assistance needed

By alomst_perfect
Apr 19, 2008
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  1. I have 2 security pop up windows, I know by reading through hundreds of threads that its malware, but I can't get rid of them no matter what I do. I have used the HJT and got a log from it but have been unable to get any help. Please help me
  2. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    Post it and we'll take a look.
  3. alomst_perfect

    alomst_perfect TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 3:16:08 PM, on 4/19/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\idufmduz\gdirulip.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rqpodkhs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Broadband Networking\MSBNTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\IMApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFCommander.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFPlatformCOMSvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TransactionProtector\Dependent\HSChkProxyExe.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.ca/myway
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Sympatico
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgrWired] C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UfSeAgnt.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IncrediMail] C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\IncMail.exe /c
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [bmefwspg] C:\WINDOWS\system32\rqpodkhs.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [OE] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [V71R7Qc5Ix] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\idufmduz\gdirulip.exe
    O4 - Startup: .protected
    O4 - Global Startup: .protected
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Broadband Networking.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {0742B9EF-8C83-41CA-BFBA-830A59E23533} (Microsoft Data Collection Control) - https://support.microsoft.com/OAS/ActiveX/MSDcode.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/win...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1207444059226
    O16 - DPF: {6B75345B-AA36-438A-BBE6-4078B4C6984D} (HpProductDetection Class) - http://h20270.www2.hp.com/ediags/gmn2/install/HPProductDetection.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1207444137523
    O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0) - http://sdlc-esd.sun.com/ESD40/JSCDL...-jc.cab&File=jinstall-6u5-windows-i586-jc.cab
    O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
    O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Central Control Component (SfCtlCom) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Unauthorized Change Prevention Service (TMBMServer) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Personal Firewall (TmPfw) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Proxy Service (tmproxy) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
    O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe

    --
    End of file - 8167 bytes
  4. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    Ok then,

    I need you to follow all the steps HERE and then post back with the three requested logs as attachments
    • AVG antispyware
    • ComboFix
    • Hijackthis (step 15)

    Dont forget to make sure that AVG is set to quarantine the results, that HJT is the last step and to let us know the results of the antirootkit scan.
  5. alomst_perfect

    alomst_perfect TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok 2 files attached, combofix and HJT.

    AVG came up with 4 malware of minor threat and deleted them, no report was made. The antirootkit scan came up clean
  6. alomst_perfect

    alomst_perfect TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Good news is, I am not getting the pop up windows anymore...bad news is I am still getting this yellow triangle with an ! in it on my task bar
  7. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
    • Run the SDFix.exe by double clicking on it.
    • Allow it to install into the default location which is normally c:\SDFix
    • Now please reboot your computer into Safe Mode (see this if you don't know how: Starting your computer in Safe mode )
    • When you have booted into safe mode, open the C:\SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
    • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
    • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry entries found and then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
    • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
    • When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
    • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
    • Attach the Report.txt file to your next message.

    COMBOFIX-Script

    • Please open Notepad (Start -> Run -> type notepad in the Open field -> OK) and copy and paste the text present inside the code box below:

      Code:
      File::
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\tmp.reg
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\kpejeswo.ini
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\pizafark.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\ylqnxlnb.ini
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\rqpodkhs.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\pmsoarbf.dll
      C:\WINDOWS\npqtsrak.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\sjqnsreh.exe
      C:\WINDOWS\d3dx.dat
      C:\WINDOWS\bcmwltrytmp.reg
      
      Folder::
      C:\VundoFix Backups
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\idufmduz
      
      Registry::
      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "bmefwspg"=-
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer\run]
      "V71R7Qc5Ix"=-
      
          
    • Save this as CFScript.txt and change the "Save as type" to "All Files" and place it on your desktop.

      [​IMG]
    • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before following the steps below. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
    • Referring to the screenshot above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe.
    • ComboFix will now run a scan on your system. It may reboot your system when it finishes. This is normal.
    • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.
    CAUTION: Do not mouse-click ComboFix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

    You may want to save these instructions to notepad or print them out as we will be using safe mode for some of the fix and you will not have access to this page.


    • Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.
    O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker BHO - {F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL<==optional
    O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL<==optional

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [bmefwspg] C:\WINDOWS\system32\rqpodkhs.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [V71R7Qc5Ix] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\idufmduz\gdirulip.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)

    • Now close all windows other than HiJackThis (including this one that you are reading now),
    • click Fix Checked.
    • Close HiJackThis.

    There is more info on the zonealarmSB below, the optional deletions are marked in red.

    Reboot into safe mode.

    Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

    Please go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following (if present):

    Zone Alarm SpyBlocker

    Since recently, Zonealarm decided to include a "ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker toolbar" as well which is an optional during install.

    However, this Toolbar now uses the AskJeeves/Ask.com searchengine.

    More info: here.

    This Toolbar is not recommened. See here: here.

    Source: SpywareInfo/minkiemoes


    Please note any other programs that you don't recognize in that list in your next response.

    Using Windows Explorer (to get there right-click your Start button and go to "Explore"), please delete these folders (if present):

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\idufmduz
    C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB


    Using Windows Explorer (to get there right-click your Start button and go to "Explore"), please delete these files (if present):

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rqpodkhs.exe

    After that, Reboot, and post a new HijackThis log here in a reply as well as describing how your computer is running at the minute.
  8. alomst_perfect

    alomst_perfect TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok tried to remove Zone Alarm SpyBlocker, missing dll file, wouldn't remove.

    Everything seems to be running fine, for now
  9. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    COMBOFIX-Script

    • Please open Notepad (Start -> Run -> type notepad in the Open field -> OK) and copy and paste the text present inside the code box below:

      Code:
      File::
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\qnmewnvg.ini
      
      Folder::
      C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB
      
      Registry::
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA}]
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
      "{F0D4B239-DA4B-4DAF-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA}"=-
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{f0d4b239-da4b-4daf-81e4-dfee4931a4aa}]
      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
      "{F0D4B239-DA4B-4DAF-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA}"=-
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{f0d4b239-da4b-4daf-81e4-dfee4931a4aa}]
          
    • Save this as CFScript.txt and change the "Save as type" to "All Files" and place it on your desktop.

      [​IMG]
    • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before following the steps below. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
    • Referring to the screenshot above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe.
    • ComboFix will now run a scan on your system. It may reboot your system when it finishes. This is normal.
    • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.
    CAUTION: Do not mouse-click ComboFix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

    I would like you to do an online scan so that we can what else may be in your system,
    Run Kaspersky online scanner
    With the exception of Internet Explorer, which must be used for this scan, keep ALL programs closed
    Note: It is recommended to disable onboard antivirus program and antispyware programs while performing scans to speed up scan time and to make sure there are no conflicts.
    Do not go surfing while your resident protection is disabled!
    Once the scan is finished remember to re-enable resident antivirus protection along with whatever antispyware application you use.


    Do an online scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner in Internet Explorer. You will be prompted to install and run an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.
    Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the licence, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75%. Once the licence accepted, reset to 100%.
    • The program will launch and then start to download the latest definition files.
    • Once the scanner is installed and the definitions downloaded, click Next.
    • Now click on Scan Settings
    • In the scan settings make sure that the following are selected:
      o Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
      o Extended (If available, otherwise use standard)
      o Scan Options:
      o Scan Archives
      o Scan Mail Bases
    • Click OK
    • Under select a target to scan, select My Computer
    • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
    • Please do not use your computer while the scan is running. Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
    • Click the Save Report As... button (see red arrow below)

      [​IMG]
    • In the Save as... prompt, select Desktop
    • In the File name box, name the file
    • In the Save as type prompt, select Text file (see below)

      [​IMG]
    • Include the report in your next post.
  10. alomst_perfect

    alomst_perfect TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thats all done...had a scare when running combo fix, upon reboot my computer did a memory dump...lol
  11. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,087

    C:\QooBox\Quarantine<====Delete the contents of this folder but not the folder itself,
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\backups<====Delete the contents of this folder but not the folder itself,

    Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.

    • Double-click OTMoveIt2.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.

    Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTMoveIt2 attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.

    • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows XP or Vista then you should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

      You can find instructions on how to enable and re-enable system restore here:

      Windows XP System Restore Guide

      or

      Windows Vista System Restore Guide

    Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

    • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
    • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
    • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
    • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
    • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
    • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
    • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
    • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button
    • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

    • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.
    • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.

      This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Instructions for Spybot S & D

    • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    Here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
    • Comodo BOCLEAN <= Stop identity thieves from getting personal information. Instantly detects well over 1,000,000 unique, variant and repack malware in total. And it's free.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software

    Stand Up and Be Counted ---> Malware Complaints <--- where you can make difference!

    The site offers people who have been (or are) victims of malware the opportunity to document their story and, in that way, launch a complaint against the malware and the makers of the malware.

    Also, please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place
     
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