Need help getting rid of ad.firstadsolution popups HTJ log attatched

By eddiet ยท 6 replies
Jul 8, 2006
  1. Hello everyone.
    I am having trouble getting rid of this : ad.firstadsolution
    I cleaned with adaware se personal and spybot search and destroy.But the pop ups are still there.
    I have attatched my HJT log below.
    Please help me get rid of these annoying popups.

    Any help is greatly appreciated .

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it, but don`t run it yet.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    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.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).


    Close task manager.

    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).

    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: Oddbot - {2B896072-F6E3-4FF7-ADE6-43D5BEC6557C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nodeipproc.dll

    O2 - BHO: Banner Rotator - {D117A61F-92C3-4450-A0C8-F425B14D4127} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\adrotate.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [adstart] iexplore.exe http://iesettingsupdate

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [win3208063-1340793] C:\WINDOWS\win3208063-1340793.exe

    O15 - Trusted Zone: *

    O16 - DPF: {5526B4C6-63D6-41A1-9783-0FABF529859A} -

    O16 - DPF: {F919FBD3-A96B-4679-AF26-F551439BB5FD} - mk:mad:MSITStore:C:\DOCUME~1\cheese\LOCALS~1\Temp\winfix.chm::/SystemDoctor2006Free

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    These are the filepaths you need to enter into killbox.


    Once your system has rebooted, trun system restore back on and post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. eddiet

    eddiet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O.K, I followed the directions that you posted.
    Plese see attatchmentment of my fresh HJT log.

    Please follow up with any new information.

    Thanks for your help.
    I really appreciate it.

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You should have HJT fix this entry.

    O15 - Trusted Zone: *

    Never allow anyone into your trusted zone, unless you`re absolutely sure it`s safe to do so.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. eddiet

    eddiet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O.K, Thanks,

    So I should reboot to safe mode turn off system restore ,then run HJT.Have HJT fix O15 - Trusted Zone: *
    And thats it?

    How about the show all files and hidden folders settings that I changed? should I restore them to the original seetings?
    Thank you for your help.

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    There`s no need to boot into safe mode etc. You can have HJT fix that entry in normal mode.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. eddiet

    eddiet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    O.K, Thanks for everything.

    Everything looks good now!!


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