PC help request w/attachments

By larryboye
Oct 4, 2008
  1. My PC has been experiencing severe slowdown and pop-ups. DawgHunter suggested here as he had great success in 2006. I haved followed Julio's 8-step process (caught many invaders and squashed them thanks to sites suggested).

    I attach 3 files as recommended and await any comments offered.

    Thanks for a great site.

    Western Pennsylvania USA
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    The following are all unknow entries:
    They are all located In the "C:\windows\system" folder. You might wanna delete these entries.
  3. larryboye

    larryboye TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, thanks

    I take it this must be the concensus due to the amount of views I see.

    I appreciate the help, and thanks again.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    You have the About:Blank Homepage Hijacker:
    Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below:
    Something has reset the Policies Explorer. The following files should also be checked- these may be the same file mentioned above. I wanted to be sure to include all of them:
    Now close all windows other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked. Close HiJackThisand reboot into Safe Mode:
    Start> Run> type in 'msconfig' without quotes>enter> Selective Startup> Startup tab> UNCHECK everything EXCEPT AVG and ZoneAlarm> Apply> OK

    Go to the Control Panel? Add/Remove Programs> Uninstall Adobe v6.

    Right click on Start> Explore> Windows> System> do a right click> delete on any of the files in the O4 Policy Explorer entries above, such as system\ewfwn.exe and . system\tonhfwdfs.exe. Use the entries above for the list.

    When through, Reboot into Normal Mode. You will get a nag message that you can close after checking 'don't show this message again'. You must stay in Selective Sartup.

    Please disable the ZoneAlarm firewall when through, rescan with HijackThis and attach the log.

    I suggest you consider getting the FoxIt Reader instead of updating to Adobe v9. It handles PDF files the same and does not have the bloat that comes with the Adobe product:
    Foxit Reader for Windows: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/
    Click on the Get It Free button.
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