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System Alert popups.

By mtouch1
Sep 30, 2007
  1. Dear Tech,
    Need Help On Geting Rid Of System Alert Pop Up. Read Some Old Threads, And I Dont Know What The Hjt List Is. Holla Back, Cuz I'm Pretty Close To Throwing This Thing In The Fireplace.
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

  3. mtouch1

    mtouch1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    quick question

    N3051M,
    Got To The Rootkill Step, Ran The Program, And I Didnt Have Any Roots. On The Instruction You Gave Me, The Guy Says To Get In Touch With Him After I Have A Root List Produced By The Program. What You Think?
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    if that program gave you a clean result, then run the other tools... basicaly its just following the steps given, and with the resulting log files all you need to do is attach them to your next post as attachments, with any comments like if one tool wasn't working or whatever...

    then after that, one of the guys here will help you out in what to clean out etc. to get your pc back to normal.
     
  5. mtouch1

    mtouch1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Combofix.exe Log File

    There Were No Tools That Didnt Work. Do I Go On To The Next Step?
     

    Attached Files:

    • log.txt
      File size:
      6.5 KB
      Views:
      5
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    follow the step on how to use HiJackThis program, and save a log file. Upload it here.
     
  7. mtouch1

    mtouch1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hjt log file

    didnt take any action from the hjt program. wait to hear back from you. thanks a bunch dude/dudet
     
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    You need a firewall. Please choose one of the free ones suggested in step 2 of the faq.

    - 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).

    AdwareAlert
    Absolute Poker
    (and other Poker/internet poker type apps)

    - Close control panel.

    - Open your task manager by pressing the ctrl/alt/delete keys together, and click on the processes tab. End process for(if there)

    AdwareAlert.Exe

    - Close control panel.

    - Take off that extra .exe off crusty.exe and run the HJT program with no other programmes open, and let HJT fix the folloing, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdwareAlert] C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\AdwareAlert.Exe -boot
    O4 - Global Startup: Program Neighborhood Agent.lnk = ?

    O9 - Extra button: Absolute Poker - {13C1DBF6-7535-495c-91F6-8C13714ED485} - C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Start Menu\Programs\Absolute Poker\Absolute Poker.lnk
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Absolute Poker - {13C1DBF6-7535-495c-91F6-8C13714ED485} - C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Start Menu\Programs\Absolute Poker\Absolute Poker.lnk
    O9 - Extra button: Bodog Poker - {F47C1DB5-ED21-4dc1-853E-D1495792D4C5} - C:\Program Files\Bodog Poker\GameClient.exe (file missing)


    - Now click on the fix checked button.

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

    C:\Program Files\AdwareAlert\AdwareAlert.Exe -boot

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

    - Please post a fresh HJT log.

    *If you're still getting the symptoms, run the trendmicro housecall online scanner again, and post a new hjt log, with a discription of your symptoms.
     
  9. mtouch1

    mtouch1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hjt #2

    No More Symtoms From Primary Problem. However, Pc Unusually Slow When Rebooting Or Opening Word, Excel, Etc. Also: Can I Re-install Absolute Poker? Can I Get Rid Of Some Of The Programs I Installed From The Steps? After Rebooting, Ss&d Prompts To A Message Screen Asking If I Would Like To Make Changes To Certain Registries, What Is That All About? Other Than That, I Owe You A Couple A Beers.
     
  10. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    you missed this one.. but other than that your hjt log is pretty much clean..

    O9 - Extra button: Bodog Poker - {F47C1DB5-ED21-4dc1-853E-D1495792D4C5} - C:\Program Files\Bodog Poker\GameClient.exe (file missing)

    yes you can uninstall those programs, but i suggest keeping ccleaner and spybot (although you can disable the teatimer app in it, if you don't want spybot to tell you of registry changes) and occasionaly using them since they're good cleaning programs.

    there are some poker apps that let a whole lot of adware and spyware in your pc, but if you trust its a genuine app then you can install it if you wish, but as a word of caution just watch your pc to see if that is the culprit of your original problem or not.

    with the rest of the pc being a bit slow, there are a couple of things for you to try:
    - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53669.html
    - run the ccleaner to fix any registry issues
    - uninstall the toolbars (like yahoo) and see if that makes a difference
    - uninstall norton, and use AVG or Avast with a firewall instead, and see if that improves things..

    you don't have to worry about the beers mate.. i don't drink :) but do stick around and learn a bit.. help out where you can :wave: and don't hesitate to ask questions if you need!
     
  11. mtouch1

    mtouch1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will heed your advice. i do have a question for you, if i uninstall norton, do i get run AVG rootkill kit or AVG anti spyware?
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Perhaps this will help.

    Download either the free AVG or Avast antivirus programmes and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes from within this link - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html

    Then, disconnect from the net and completely uninstall Symantec/Norton. If you have any problems in uninstalling the programme, take a look at this thread - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic57112.html

    Once you`ve completely uninstalled Symantec/Norton, reboot your system and install whichever firewall programme you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose. Reboot your system the required number of times and reconnect to the net. Run the antivirus updates.
     
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