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« on: September 26, 2005, 01:10:16 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:xp pro
Problem Application Name & Version:start up
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages:rundll error file doceoc16b1.dll not found


Here is the last hijack this log.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 7:00:56 PM, on 9/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://66.40.21.68/search.php
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPP Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [98D0CE0C16B1] rundll32.exe D0CE0C16B1,D0CE0C16B1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OASClnt] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ncjazybk] C:\WINDOWS\system32\n?pdb.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Setr] C:\Program Files\raor\hlps.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,99/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {544EB377-350A-4295-9BEB-EAB8392E09C6} (MSN Money Charting) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/investor/v13/invinstl.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,16/mcgdmgr.cab
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield - McAfee Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 04:29:59 AM »

Please download these additional files/programs.  Do not run them until instructed to do so.
Unless otherwise stated, they should be stored in same directory as the HiJackThis program.  

CleanUp.exe - Install.

KillBox v2.0.0.175.zip


'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE INTERNET WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED DOWNLOADING


This webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. Please save the following instructions in Notepad. I have customed my instructions on the assumption that you are using Notepad. It may lead to some confusion should you choose to do otherwise.

If there's anything that you don't understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding with the fixes. There should not be any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON'T MISS A STEP & PERFORM EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT ORDER.


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Uninstall the following programs, if present, using Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs:
    BrowserAid    

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CLOSE ALL OTHER PROGRAMS & ALL OPEN WINDOWS

Run a scan with HiJackThis & select/tick the following & click "Fix checked" :

HJT ENTRIES R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://66.40.21.68/search.php
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [98D0CE0C16B1] rundll32.exe D0CE0C16B1,D0CE0C16B1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ncjazybk] C:\WINDOWS\system32\n?pdb.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Setr] C:\Program Files\raor\hlps.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab


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Run KillBox & paste the following locations into KillBox one at a time:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\D0CE0C16B1.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\n?pdb.exe
    c:\counter.cab

Checkmark the following boxes :

* Delete on Reboot
 
 Click the RED X button
 Answer YES when asked to confirm file deletion
 Answer NO when prompted to reboot now            
 Proceed with the next file by repeating the above steps.
 Once you get to the last entry, click YES when prompted to reboot.

# If you receive a message such as: "Component 'MsComCtl.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid." when trying to run TheKillbox, download and run missingfilesetup.exe. Then try Killbox again.


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If you have not done so already, please enable the viewing of Hidden files
From Windows Explorer, go to Tools>Folder Options> View tab.
  • Tick - Show hidden files and folder
  • Untick - Hide file extensions for known types
  • Untick - Hide protected operating system files
Click Yes to confirm & then click OK

Locate and delete the following folders, if present:
  • C:\Program Files\raor\

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Run Cleanup! using the following configuration:

1. Click Options...
2. Set the slider to Standard CleanUp!
3. Uncheck the following:
  • Delete Newsgroup cache
  • Delete Newsgroup Subscriptions
  • Scan local drives for temporary files
4. Click OK
5. Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.
* CleanUp! will not create any backups!!


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REBOOT TO NORMAL MODE

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at one of the following sites:
Take note the names and locations of any file it detects but fails to clean.
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan


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Download Trend Micro
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 03:22:57 AM »

here is the latest Hijackthis log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:16:11 PM, on 9/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPP Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OASClnt] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,99/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {544EB377-350A-4295-9BEB-EAB8392E09C6} (MSN Money Charting) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/investor/v13/invinstl.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,16/mcgdmgr.cab
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield - McAfee Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe

Here is the latest Online scan

Incident                      Status                        Location                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Adware:adware/powersearch     No disinfected                C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\stlb2.xml                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Adware:adware/wintools        No disinfected                Windows Registry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Virus:Trj/Mitglieder.DC       Disinfected                   [6.zip][03_05_2005.exe]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Virus:W32/Bagle.EL.worm       Disinfected                   [09_price.zip][1.cpl]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Here is the latest Antispyware.log
      Started Scanning
      Internet Cookies
      Programs in Memory
      Windows Registry
         Found '' in 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WINTOOLSSVC'
         Found '' in 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WINTOOLSSVC\0000'
      Internet URL Shortcuts
      Files and Directories
      Finished Scanning
      Started Backup
      Unable to create the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WINTOOLSSVC\0000 for restore. [SCANMODS] Error=5.
      Finished Backup
      Started Cleaning
      [SCANMODS] WARNING: Unable to remove registry keys under 'HKLM\'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WINTOOLSSVC'. Error=5.
      [SCANMODS] WARNING: Unable to remove registry keys under 'HKLM\'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WINTOOLSSVC\0000'. Error=5.
      Finished Cleaning
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005, 06:01:42 AM »

Delete this file & you're clean - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\stlb2.xml

Now that your system is clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  1. Clear & reset System Restore's cache

    1. click Start >> Run - type SYSDM.CPL & press Enter
    2. Select the System Restore Tab
    3. Tick on the checkbox - Turn off System Restore on all drives
    4. Click Apply
    5. Then untick the same checkbox & click OK  


  2. DISABLE THE VIEWING OF SYSTEM FILES

  3. From Windows Explorer, go to Tools>Folder Options> View tab.
    • Enable - Show hidden files and folder
    • Disable - Hide file extensions for known types
    • Disable - Hide protected operating system files
    Click Yes to confirm & then click OK

  4. Make your Internet Explorer more secure -  This can be done by following these simple instructions:

    1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    2. Click once on the Security tab
    3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
        Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
        Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
        Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
        Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
        Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
    5. When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
    6. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    7. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.


  5. Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine.  This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:
    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources


  6. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperative that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish).  If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.


  7. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer.  Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over.  I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients.  Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:
    Understanding and Using Firewalls


  8. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit windowsupdate.com regularly.  This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer.  If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.


  9. Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.  This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection.  You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers


  10. Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware,  & Hijackers from Your Computer

  11. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware


  12. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly.  Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.


  13. Winpatrol -  Download and install the free version of Winpatrol.

    A tutorial for this product is located here  Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software


  14. IE/Spyad - IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system.  It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.


  15. MVPS Hosts file - The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc.  Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer


  16. Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program!  (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)


  17. Weather Watcher - Free taskbar weather program that is free, malware free, and resource light.


  18. Firefox - Use this alternate browser. Whilst Internet Explorer is not a bad browser, almost every exploit crafted is targeted to take advantage of an IE weakness.


  19. Sun's Java - It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine.


  20. Google Toolbar - Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.

To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically. Your system will be optimised against future threats.

It's okay to delete the Hijack This folder in a couple weeks if everything is working okay.
Have a safe & happy computing day.  

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005, 12:17:56 AM »

All appears to be working well, thanks for the HELP.
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