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Not Mssearchnet But the same problem! (HJT Log Attached)

By Smell the Glove
Feb 8, 2006
  1. I've just been infected with mssearchnet which I have deleted but the damn icon that says "you're computer is infected" is still there!

    Do I have another little nasty?

    HJT log attached.

    Thanks
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE

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

    Open your task manager by pressing ctrl/alt/delete keys together.

    Click on the processes tab, and end process for(if there).

    nvctrl.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open, and have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4da4616d-7e6e-4fd9-a2d5-b6c535733e22} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hpA01C.tmp

    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {7F8C8173-AD80-4807-AA75-5672F22B4582} (ICSScanner Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotions/spywaredetector/ICSScanner37500.cab

    Now click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate, and delete the following bold files(if there).

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\hpA01C.tmp
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvctrl.exe

    Reboot into normal mode, and turn system restore back on.

    Regards Howard :)


    Locate, and delete the following bold files(if there).
     
  3. Smell the Glove

    Smell the Glove TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thanks for the advice Howard. However I'd already located the files using a normal search and deleted them myself with Killbox.

    BTW do you use Firefox - would it stop unwanted trojans like those?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes I do use Firefox. Whether it would stop trojans like yours, I don`t know.

    I suppose it all depends on your surfing habits.

    I do believe that Firefox is a lot safer than IE though.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Smell the Glove

    Smell the Glove TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35


    Cheers mate - I'm switching to Firefox as I type. :grinthumb
     
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