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i will murder whoever created SURFSIDEKICK

By ragez0r
Jul 6, 2006
  1. ok.. i gues u know what i got
    i tried norton to remove it and ad-aware se
    no it wont go away, i tried the removal instructions but i cannt delete the surfsidekick dir in program files... or this wierd mv2sl9f7l.dll in the system32 dir...i tried hijack this.. every time i remove it.. it comes back...

    is there any spyware prog thatll remove it for me ?

    thank u so much
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go HERE and follow the instructions for removing surfsidekick.

    Then, go and read this thread HERE.

    Post a fresh HJT log into this thread, after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    thanks, i did the uninstall, only had 1 thing left to remove from hijack this, but the popups still comin... im going nuts.. the folder is gone tho...

    umm i dunno how to attach files and u dont like it when i paste the log.. so .. heres a link

    my hijackthis log
     
  4. gmuser2006

    gmuser2006 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Actually the second link that Howard sent you to has the instructions on how to post a HiJack-This log. HERE

     
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Have you tried spybot S&D? This comes with a program called teatimer which will stop treats in real time.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  6. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    wat u mean itll just act as a popup blocker ? or will it remove it completely ?

    thanks btw


    sorry for posting it badly..but the link is still good.. so plz.. help me anyway u can.. anyone
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it, but don`t run it yet.

    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.


    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

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

    ToolBar888
    Network Monitor

    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).

    FireDaemon.exe
    winsecure.exe
    netmon.exe

    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).

    O8 - Extra context menu item: &MyToolBar Search - res://C:\Program Files\ToolBar888\MyToolBar.dll/MENUSEARCH.HTM

    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to AMV Convert Tool... - C:\Program Files\MP3 Player Utilities 4.00\AMVConverter\grab.html

    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Media Manager... - C:\Program Files\MP3 Player Utilities 4.00\MediaManager\grab.html

    O16 - DPF: {A1426AC5-8CE5-4A00-B71E-011D35709AC6} - http://advnt01.com/dialer/int_ver34.CAB

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: OptimalLayout - C:\WINDOWS\system32\c200lcdm1f0a.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\ToolBar888
    C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    These are the filepaths you need to enter into killbox.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\c200lcdm1f0a.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\svchost.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\security\FireDaemon.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\security\winsecure.exe

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and post a fresh HJT log. See HERE for instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    did all that, but the popups continue.. however, the surfsidekick 3 folder has vanished, couldnt find it when i wanted to delete it...

    well heres the hijack log
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It looks like you have the Look2me infection.

    I want you to go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Then, post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    after you get rid of it, to prevent tis return, download either bitdefender 9, for scanning purposes or zone alarm fire wall ffor its firewall, i have bitdefender 9 internet security and the free zone alarm firewall and i have never had a spyware, adware, grayware or any other problem since installing them
     
  11. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    yeah i had zone alarm once.. sorry to say i just.. dislike it so much.. it keeps eating up my memory... never could quite figure out why.. but maybe its improoved, ill give it a go, for now, ill try the new infection.. let yall know how it goes.. thank you :)
     
  12. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    i think it worked, .. for 30 min.. nothing.. still want my hijack this log.... ?

    anyhow.. thank u so much for your patience and help

    im so happy i got rid of this


    take care
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes please. A fresh HJT log will allow me to see if your system is clean.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  14. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    alrighty, not a problem, thx again
     
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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.


    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    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.

    winsecure

    close the services window.

    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).

    FireDaemon.exe

    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).

    O23 - Service: FireDaemon Service: winsecure (winsecure) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\security\FireDaemon.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\security\FireDaemon.exe

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean.


    Regards Howard :)
     
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