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By ace_caz
Jul 2, 2006
  1. over the last few days and Im not sure why or how it all started; but i keep getting pop-up messages:

    1) windows security ceter - alert
    windows security center: scan your pc for spyware click here
    highlighted in red: fopen (geoIPcity.dat):failed to open stream
    if i click it takes me to: - free scan

    2) warning potential spyware operation - when i go to close this pop-up it too takes me to the website - free scan

    3) alert you are receiving spam - free scan

    every few minutes they come all day long

    well i have to tell you all that I do have spyware programs with full antivirus software, none have anything to do with my programs (The shield antivirus & spy sweeper) I always have on block pop ups, i can choose to accept cookies or not, but these are something different and i need pro help in sorting these out!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your computer is probably infected with some kind of spyware etc.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

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

    Regards Howard :)
  3. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HJT - update


    I did my best with all the instructions.
    I dont want to fail, so im hoping you guys will keep my straight with this...
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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.

    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.

    Click start/run and type regsvr32 /u C:\WINDOWS\system32\adobepnl.dll into the run box and press the enter key. Note the space between the 2 and the forward slash and again between the u and c.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: adobepnl.ADOBE_PANEL - {A40D9D65-5C09-421A-AFF8-2160D7ABD4E7} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adobepnl.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GsiFinal] rundll32 gspndll.dll,postInstall final

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Transponder] C:\WINDOWS\system32\susp.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adware.Srv32] C:\WINDOWS\system32\runsrv32.exe

    O9 - Extra button: - {59A861EE-32B3-42cd-8CCA-FC130EDF3A44} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyGammon\RunBackGammon.exe

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: - {59A861EE-32B3-42cd-8CCA-FC130EDF3A44} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyGammon\RunBackGammon.exe

    O9 - Extra button: - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{CB5A974A-A2A3-4A08-AB19-075DA6522972}: NameServer =<only fix this, if it doesn`t belong to your ISP.

    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\PartyPoker
    C:\Program Files\PartyGaming

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)
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