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Internet explorer will randomly pop up.

By cwatt05
Apr 23, 2007
  1. I'm having a similar problem. I use firefox and internet explorer will randomly pop up. I'm new to this site so what do I need to do to make it stop or to see if I'm infected by something that's making it do it.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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 :)

    This thread is for the use of cwatt05 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. cwatt05

    cwatt05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Explorer stopped popping up!

    Well I did everything on the list you gave me and I posted the log files and results of the scans I did. One of my scans did find a trojan worm.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All items in your AVG Antispyware log say "No Action Taken". That`s because you haven`t told AVG Antispyware to quarantine it`s results as per the instructions. See this pictorial guide.

    Please post fresh AVG Antispyware, Combofix and HJT logs.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of cwatt05 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. cwatt05

    cwatt05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's the new attachments......
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Again, all items in your AVG Antispyware log say "No Action Taken". That`s because you haven`t told AVG Antispyware to quarantine it`s results as per the instructions. See this pictorial guide.

    Please post fresh AVG Antispyware, Combofix and HJT logs.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of cwatt05 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. cwatt05

    cwatt05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think i got it this time

    Let's see if I did it right this time..............
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, you did it right this time lol.

    Delete all files in AVG Antispyware quarantine.

    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).

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'SYSTEM')

    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'Default user')

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    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 cwatt05 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. cwatt05

    cwatt05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here they are........
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is now clean.

    It appears you`re running an outdated version of Java. Go to your control panel and double click the Java icon, click the update tab, followed by the update button. Once the update has completed, you can uninstall all previous versions of Java from add remove programmes.

    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 cwatt05 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.
     
  11. cwatt05

    cwatt05 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thankyou very much!
     
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