Is the Computer clean?

By Monika · 5 replies
Apr 3, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I got problems with my computer some days ago (probably due to lack of virus protection for one day).

    There was popping up strange advertising and I had problems starting the webbrowser (Internet Explorer).

    I have followed the 8-step instruction. The normal Virus program (McAffee) did not find anything. The other programs found a lot.

    I enclose the log-files. Is my computer clean?

    / Monika

    Attached Files:

  2. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    Hello Monika

    It is not quite clean yet. Because it appears that your Hosts file has been hijacked.

    Download HostsExpert:

    Choose one of the servers at the file on your desktop

    Unzip HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager
    Run HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
    Click on "File Handling".
    Click on "Restore MS Hosts File".
    Click OK on the Confirmation box.
    Click on "Make Read Only?"
    Click the X to exit the program.

    Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.


    Update Malwarebyte, run a comlpete scan. Attach new hijackthis log, Malwarebyte log, and tell how things are running
  3. Monika

    Monika TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot!
    I have followed your instructions regarding HostsXpert. I have then run Malwarebyte. It found one VundoTrojan, which I deleted when watching the results of Malwarebyte. I did a reboot and then run Hijackthis.

    Logs are enclosed.

  4. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    My pleasure.

    Did you set this? Or recognise this setting?
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =

    If not, check and fix that entry with hijackthis. If not sure, just leave it.

    I don´t need more log files.
    Please tell me how your computer is running?
  5. Monika

    Monika TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do not recognise this setting. In general neither me or any other in the households makes a lot of changes in settings to the system. So I checked it and let Hijackthis Fix it.

    The computer is just running fine since I made the 8-step procedure. Obviously there were some things left to take care of even if everything seemed fine.Thanks again for your time.

    / Monika
  6. touch

    touch TS Rookie Posts: 978

    Sounds good, and I was glad to help :)

    You should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one.
    The easiest and safest way to do this is:
    Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
    Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
    Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
    Select the More options tab
    Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.

    This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

    I also suggest you read Tony Klein´s article :
    So how did I get infected in the first place?
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