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HJT Log Attached: Please Patch Me Up!

By Albert350Z
May 8, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I'm glad to find this forum to seek help. I have pretty good knowledge on computers, I've built my own, etc etc. Lately when I click on a link in Firefox or Internet Explorer as well nothing happens. The hourglass shows up next to the mouse cursor but the page doesn't load. The same will happen if I type a URL in and try to go to it. If I click on a bookmark over and over it'll load sometimes, otherwise the page just comes out white (no 404 error or anything) I know for a fact it is not my connection settings because I can use my messengers, games, and everything else online-based perfectly. Included is my HijackThis Log, which I renamed the .exe as mentioned in the forums. I did see some suspicious items (Client IP-IPX) but I have not taken any action yet using HJ. Your help is greatly appreciated!

    I also noticed that I have 2 files (supposedly Windows Services) that are similarly named. I have svchost.exe and svchosts.exe, both located in the system32 directory. They are both processes that are currently running. I regularly used Lavasoft's Adaware, along with Spybot Search & Destroy (which I no longer use) I have owned Norton Internet Security and McAfee but I did not like them because they are major resource hogs. For the most part my computer runs real smoothly, right now it is just having this problem with web browsing.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with a variety of malware. It also appears you`re not running any antivirus or firewall software and this is a huge security risk. Also, you`re running an outdated version of HijackThis.

    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 Albert350Z 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. Albert350Z

    Albert350Z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    AVG Rootkit didn't bring up any problems. I cleaned up everything with Adaware and SS&D and the AVG Anti Virus. Included are the 2 combofix logs created, HJT, and AVG Spyware logs.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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.

    COM+ System Application Manage (COM+ System Manager)<Disable the service name and/or the name in brackets.

    Close the services window.

    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 Albert350Z 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. Albert350Z

    Albert350Z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok here you go :) The avenger came up with errors.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Don`t worry about the Avenger error, the nasty file is no longer showing up in your HJT log.

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

    PartyGaming
    PartyPoker

    Close control panel.

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

    F:\PartyGaming<Delete the entire folder.

    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.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Albert350Z 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.
     
  7. Albert350Z

    Albert350Z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow Partypoker is the cause... I actually downloaded that intentionally.. Wouldn't of ever suspected it. Thanks a lot for your help Howard. If I run into trouble after uninstalling I'll add to this thread if it's not too outdated. Thanks again!
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Partypoker downloads adware to your computer. I wouldn`t want it anywhere near my system. See HERE for more info.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Albert350Z 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.
     
  9. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    Personally, I've used partypoker. There is the application from partypoker.com and partypoker.net. They are essentially similar, except .com allows real money games.

    Personally I find partypoker (the one from .com) quite harmless on my system. I regularly scanned my computer and no external pop-up-inducing-malware-downloading nasties have been found. I would believe that particular application is thus ad-free (except for a brief and harmless popup everytime you close the application) Perhaps they needed to justify development costs when it was first introduced, but as of current date, partypoker is filthy rich from leeching a small % of the pot each time from its millions of hands played. If you wish to use partypoker as your source of entertainment, I would suggest using the application from .com, and not .net.

    Alternatively, you can use other sites like fulltiltpoker, pokerstars, etc.
    Hope the information helps.

    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)
     
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