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System Alert Popup

By BradleyJ33
Mar 3, 2007
  1. I got this thing on my computer today along with a bunch of viruses, etc. I got all of the viruses taken care of, but I cannot remove this thing from my add/remove programs screen, and it's still in my toolbar. Please help!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    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.

    Download the Autoruns programme from HERE. When the programme runs, click options and make sure the "Hide Microsoft Entries" is ticked. Click the file menu and select refresh. Click the save icon and save the Autoruns log to wherever you want.

    Then, go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above. Also, attach the Autoruns log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of BradleyJ33 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. BradleyJ33

    BradleyJ33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, did all the preliminary stuff...found some spyware, etc., but got it all removed, and I still have the little thing flashing with an "alert" in the taskbar. Attached are my AVG and HijackThis! logs. Thanks in advance for all your help!

    One more thing of note, the program "System Alert Popup" is no longer listed in my Add/Remove Programs list, but it's still on my computer...
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You did not attach the Autoruns log as requested, please do so in your next reply.

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

    AWS
    WeatherBug

    Close control panel.

    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).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O9 - Extra button: PalTalk - {4EAFEF58-EEFA-4116-983D-03B49BCBFFFE} - C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\Paltalk.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\AWS<Delete the entire folder.

    Click start/run and type regedit into the runbox and press the enter key.

    Navigate to the following registry keys and in the righthand pane right click on them and choose delete.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\xeMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{67982BB7-0F95-44C5-92DC-E3AF3DC19D6D}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Public Messenger ver 2.03

    Close regedit.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs, as well as the Autoruns log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of BradleyJ33 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. BradleyJ33

    BradleyJ33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry about not posting the Autorun logs, I completely forgot. It's attached to this post.

    I deleted weatherbug and corrected the entries with HJT. The registry entries you mentioned were not to be found in the regedit tool, however.

    Attached are fresh logs for Autorun, HJT, and AVG. Can I do a quick scan for AVG instead of a full scan each time? The full scan takes over an hour...
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Please do the following exactly.

    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. let me know how your system is running.

    Also please look in add remove programmes for an entry called system Alert popup. Let me know if it`s there.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of BradleyJ33 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. BradleyJ33

    BradleyJ33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, when I rebooted, the log file said geplxss.dll deleted successfully...however, I didn't realize I had to save the file. Sorry about that. The blinky thing is gone, however. There was nothing in the Add/Remove programs about Alert...Do I need to do anything else?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I asked you to check in add remove programmes to see if the system alert popup programme was there.

    Let me know the results.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of BradleyJ33 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. BradleyJ33

    BradleyJ33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, there's nothing there...sorry, I edited the post right after I sent it, you must have checked it right away. Thanks for your help! Is there anything else I should do?
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All you need do now is the following.

    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.

    You can also delete the Avenger backups and get rid of the Avenger programme.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of BradleyJ33 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.
     
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