Spyware and other problems... (incl. HJT log)

By Hamish
Aug 8, 2006
  1. Well, i've read these forums and the advice given is great. I have quite a few spyware problems, with popups coming up every now and then. I have tried many options, including HJT (HJT being the best so far), but there are always a few popups coming up. The performance of my PC has also seemed to have been affected by this.

    Also, I cannot access "taskmanager" because it says its "being used by another program ot person"

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    That`s one of the worst HJT logs I`ve seen in a while. Your system is absolutely riddled with worms/trojans/spyware etc.

    Go HERE and follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post a fresh HJT log into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Hamish only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. Hamish

    Hamish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Howard, ive followed your instructions and I am already seeing a big difference (except a few tabs [ads] come up).

    I couldn't follow one of the steps (the one which says to scan with 2 or 3 online scanners) as I have a slow internet connection.

    Also, there is one file, C:\PROGRA~1\rruourrr\bowDGcxN.exe, which you will find in the HJT log, which I cant delete as it says its being used by another program. The folder itself "rruourrr" wont delete.

    Fortunately, Task manager works again. I understand there is still some fixing to be done, and im still needing help.

    Here is the fresh HJT log.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    We still need to get rid of a few nasties yet.

    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, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).


    Close control panel.

    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).

    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZwVHXcUw] C:\PROGRA~1\rruourrr\bowDGcxN.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RediffAlerter] C:\Program Files\rediff.com\Alerter\alerter.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent] "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe" --force_start_minimized

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Tpvt] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\ICROSO~1.NET\nslookup.exe

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C603D8C8-DC98-4281-A1A3-F374A3770380}: NameServer =<Only fix this, if it doesn`t belong to your ISP.

    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\attrib.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\msconfig.dll

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: DIFx - C:\WINDOWS\system32\guard.tmp

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\rediff.com\Alerter\alerter.exe

    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, turn system restore back on.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Hamish only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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