HJT log, still getting IE pop-ups in FF

By iiijane
Apr 9, 2006
  1. Ok, so I thought I could handle this myself, but I have been unable to rid myslef of ad popups. I have Firefox set as my default browser but about every three clicks on the internet I get Ad pop-up/unders in IE windows!!!

    So I spent 3+ hours reading this forum. I downloaded

    HijackThis 1.99.1
    Spybot S&D (have been using this for a year or so w/ Teatimer)
    Adaware Personal SE (also been using it for a year or so)
    AdAware VX2 plug-in

    I updated all to get the latest dictionaries/descroption files etc.
    AboutBust was never able to update. I get a "Critical Error - An Error Occured while Updating" But I wasn't able to update it from my uninfected computer either

    So I booted into safe mode and ran
    AboutBuster (nothing)
    CWshrededr (nothing)
    AdAware (full scan - couple of cookies)
    Spybot (full scan - nothing)
    Reboot to Safemode
    AVG (full scan - nothing)
    Reboot to Safemode
    Ewido (full scan- 3 cookies)
    Reboot to Safemode
    Ran Hijackthis included the log

    Cleaned my temp folders for all users including admin/default/networkservice/localservice

    Ran LookToMe-Destroyer.exe but it never comes back up when I click "run as task" is just shuts off never to be heard from again. (Task Scheduler service is running)

    but the kicker is, I have done all this before, several times. But as soon as I use a web browser I get pop-ups witing 30 seconds. And the longer I let it go without running an arsenal of anti-spyware at it the more stuff it installs, like "adintelligence" and vbana.exe.

    thoughts? I really don't want to have to fdisk it out.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your HJT log is clean, apart from maybe, these entries.

    Have HJT fix these entries.

    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk.disabled

    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.comcast.net Only fix this, if it doesn`t belong to your computer manufacturer or your ISP.

    I don`t see a firewall in your log, unless i missed it.

    Get Zonealarm free from HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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