adware I just cant shift!

By DJMephisto
Apr 3, 2006
  1. Hi I've cleared my PC several times with all recommended programs - all viruses gone! Theres still one thing I cant get rid of though - something is launching advertising browser windows when I'm online. I've sorted the 'hosts' file so the web pages in these advertisements dont display, but the windows themselves are still opening.

    The sites that come up are:

    I suspect something hidden in the registry that is being stubborn
    This is the last step to ridding my computer of those pests!!

    I've included my HJT log file - could you take a look please?

    Cheers - Mephisto
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with the look2me malware.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Then post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. DJMephisto

    DJMephisto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers very much for your advice - prob seems to have cleared up no ads in 1/2 hour browsing!!

    Included both log files

    Once again - U R D man!! :)

  4. 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.

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


    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{1EAE56CE-708B-4A61-9C53-9BB71CE31490}: NameServer = Only fix this 017 entry, if it doesn`t belong to your ISP.

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Reboot into normal mode and tunsystem restore back on.

    Your system should now be clean.

    Regards Howard :)
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