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By bkfuhrer
Mar 27, 2010
  1. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Nope, I'm only running Kaspersky and describing what I see on it's page (which is not very much)
    I don't suppose it would be wise to simply close the process ?
    Or would it?
    I have Eset (online scanner) on my computer still from the last go-around...
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    You can close Kaspersky and run Eset.
     
  3. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Thank you!
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    OK........
     
  5. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I'm on 99% finished with Eset, have been for awhile, and it has found nothing :(
    I feel a little like a hypochondriac but I know things are not right....
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    Let me know, when it's done.

    Do you have any particular issues at the moment?
     
  7. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I don't know if you mean issues with this scan or issues in general...
    Scan is slow, but I expected that....
    The only way I can be online is through IE (which is probably an older version) and I have to push away the message : "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"
    If I click on the "Send Error Report" button, I'm finished, left to looking at my desktop...
    Firefox was even worse. it would close before giving me a message, I uninstalled it, I did that before I realized I could sneak online through IE and get through to tech spot...
    On IE, I have very limited graphics... When you posted to me how to drag the recovery console there was no picture, I used my imagination and I remembered it from my last trip here about a month ago...
    Okay, scan is finally finished " No threats found"
    Do you want a log?
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    You definitely need to upgrade IE to at least ver. 7
    IE6 is a very ancient program and prone to infection.

    Try to install Firefox again and let me know, how things are with both browsers.
    Before reinstalling Firefox, make sure all of its old traces are gone, as described here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox
     
  9. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Thank you, I will try first, I think to install firefox... I hadn't used IE in ages, I only resorted to it because I didn't know what else to do....
    But let me know if you think I should first upgrade IE since it is at least *somewhat* working...
     
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    Yes, there is a good chance, that IE7 may work better.
     
  11. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    What about IE8?
     
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    I suggest, you start with IE7.
     
  13. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Installation of IE7 failed...
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    What did exactly happen?

    See how Firefox will do.
     
  15. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    It went through a malware removal stint, then started updating stuff and then at the end told me installation had failed and to restart and click the new icon Internet Explorer Troubleshooting guide, which incidentally tells me a whole lot of nothing :(
    But....
    Firefox installed perfectly... no error messages or crashes, things look much more "modern" now, lol...
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    So, is IE the only issue as of now?
    Give me fresh HJT log, please.
     
  17. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I think so....
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    Disable TeaTimer, as it'll interfere with the cleaning process:
    Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon.
    Click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident.
    TeaTimer closes.
    NOTE. If on re-boot, Spybot inquires about registry change(s), allow it.

    Alternatively, I suggest, you uninstall Spybot since it's a tool of the past.

    =======================================================================

    Print this post out, since you won't have an access to it, at some point.

    1. Open HijackThis.

    2. Close all windows, except for HijackThis.

    3. Put checkmarks next to the following HijackThis entries:

    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?



    4. You should also checkmark following entries (these are unnecessary startups; no actual programs will be removed):

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll


    5. Click on Fix checked button.

    6. Restart computer.


    When done...


    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  19. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I uninstalled Spybot, followed HJT instructions, System restore and I already have WOT.
    A few questions:
    I still do not have the recovery console downloaded. I have the extractor on my desktop still, should I try once again to install in into Combo Fix? I ask because this isn't my first visit here and this issue comes up every time we try to do a fix...
    What about Internet Explorer? Should I continue to try to update it or is that pointless now that firefox is stable again?
    Threatfire still crashes when I try to scan...
     
  20. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I also use Smart defrag but it wont open for me...
     
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    I suggest, you uninstall ThreatFire.
    I used to use, but I found out, it may cause problems sometimes.

    Regarding recovery console...if you have Windows CD, you're fine. If you don't, let me know.
    How about Windows updates? Are they current?
    How did you try to install IE7? By a standalone download?
     
  22. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Okay,Threatfire is a goner then.
    Windows updates are fine, it was the only thing I was allowed to do online for awhile other than use my email... until I discovered the trick of pushing away the error box...
    I downloaded IE7 onto my desktop and then tried to install...
    Shall I dump Smart defrag also?
     
  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,011   +271

    I use SmartDefrag myself.
    You may try to reinstall it.

    See, if you can install standalone IE8.
     
  24. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I reinstalled SmartDefrag but it still wont open...
    "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005) Click on OK to terminate the application."
    My next project will be to try IE8...
     
  25. bkfuhrer

    bkfuhrer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    IE8 is a failure also :(
    I wonder why?
     
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