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Recently I was forced to change the motherboard in my dell insipron 9100, but even before then startup on this machine had been extremely slow... any assistance is appreciated.

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\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1117502557\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera9\Opera.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = \blank.htm
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=? ??? ????? ??? ???
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: ERUNT AutoBackup.lnk = C:\Program Files\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
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: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (a-squared Scanner) - http://ax.emsisoft.com/asquared.cab
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL TopSpeed Monitor (AOL TopSpeedMonitor) - America Online, Inc - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
 

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Had no problems other than speed in the past few weeks, and then suddenly today I got blank screens on three straight startups, and then a blue screen on the third
 

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Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Keneth and I would be helping you clean up your computer. :smile:

I am currently reviewing your log and will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please post a fresh HijackThis Log. Thanks. :grin:
 

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Ok here's the new log, I got a little help from another source which got rid of a recurring error message, but startup is still really slow....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:03:50 PM, on 1/8/2007
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\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1117502557\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: ERUNT AutoBackup.lnk = C:\Program Files\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
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: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (a-squared Scanner) - http://ax.emsisoft.com/asquared.cab
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL TopSpeed Monitor (AOL TopSpeedMonitor) - America Online, Inc - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
 

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Hello and welcome back to TSF.

If you received help from another forum, I would request you continue with that forum. Or if you are receiving help from other sources, I would request you to stop and continue here. :grin: Is that fine? As it would be wasting our effort if 2 people are helping at the same time.
 

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Thank you. :grin:

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. Please stay with me until your system has been declared clean.

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


Downloads and others

Please download Combofix using this link. DO NOT run it yet.

* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop


Please download ATF Cleaner - http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1


I see you have Ewido anti-spyware 4.0 installed. Ewido has recently been purchased by Grisoft, makers of AVG Antivirus, and the program is now known as AVG Anti-Spyware. It is essentially the same program with a new paintjob; Ewido currently can still be updated to the newest definitions, but this support will likely not last forever. I recommend you uninstall Ewido 4.0, restart your system, then download and install AVG Anti-Spyware. Update it's definitions as directed below, and run a scan where I have it placed in this fix.

Download AVG Anti Spyware

Use the link at the bottom of the page under "AVG Anti-Spyware Free for Windows"



  • Install AVG Anti Spyware
  • Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG
  • On the top of the main screen click Shield
  • Click the word active to change it to inactive
  • On the top of the main screen click Update.
  • Then click on Start Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
  • Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
  • Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
  • Under "Reports"
    • Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
    • Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

When you have finished updating, EXIT AVG Anti Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


Safe Mode

  • Restart your computer.
  • Before the Windows logo appear, tap F8 repeatedly. In some systems, this may be the F5 key.
  • A menu should appear, select Safe Mode from the menu using your arrow keys and then hit Enter on your keyboard.
  • This will take a while than usual, so just wait.
  • After it loads, Login on your usual account.

Fixes with HijackThis

Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan Only'. Check the following entries (If they still exist, make sure you do not miss any)


F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe


Please remember to close all other windows, including browsers then click Fix checked.


ATF Cleaner

  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser, do this also:
  • Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser, do this also:
  • Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


AVG Anti-Spyware

Run AVG Anti-Spyware with it's updated definitions:(...it's important that all windows must be closed)
  • Click Scanner
  • Click on the Scan tab
  • Click Complete System Scan to begin scanning.
    Once the scan is complete do the following:
  • If you have any infections you will prompted, then select "Apply all actions"
  • Once finished, click the Save report button, then click Save Report As and save it to your desktop. (make sure to remember where you saved that file, this is important).



You may now reboot back to normal mode




Online Scan

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan

  1. Click on
    located at the bottom of the page.
  2. A "pop up" window will appear. * Please ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it *
  3. Enter your e-mail address, country, and state & click "Free Online Scan" * The download of the 8 MB Panda's ActiveX control will take place *
Begin the scan by selecting

  • If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
  • Please ignore any entry it finds and the offer to buy the program to remove the entry, as we will address this later.
  • Click on
    then click
* You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan



ComboFix

1. Run combofix by clicking on combofix.exe on your desktop.

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.


Logs

Please post the following logs in your next reply...
  • AVG Anti-Spyware's Log
  • Panda’s Online Scan Log
  • A New HijackThis Log
  • C:\combofix.txt
 

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---------------------------------------------------------
AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
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+ Created at: 1:16:42 PM 1/9/2007

+ Scan result:



Nothing found.


::Report end

---------------Panda Online Scan-----------
Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/sidesearch Not disinfected Windows Registry
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Desktop\DVD\l2mfix.exe[l2mfix/Process.exe]
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Desktop\l2mfix\Process.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Desktop\l2mfix.exe[l2mfix/Process.exe]
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Zango Not disinfected C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npclntax.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Program Files\Opera\desktop\l2mfix\Process.exe


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:38, on 07-01-09
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\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1117502557\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: ERUNT AutoBackup.lnk = C:\Program Files\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
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: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (a-squared Scanner) - http://ax.emsisoft.com/asquared.cab
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL TopSpeed Monitor (AOL TopSpeedMonitor) - America Online, Inc - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
 

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And here's the combofix log, it seems to be running faster on windows startup, but when I get to the desktop it gets really slow before loading image and icons on the desktop...


"Jimmy" - 07-01-09 15:13:32 Service Pack 2
ComboFix 07-01-09W-BetaE2 - Running from: "C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Desktop"

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2006-12-09 to 2007-01-09 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


2007-01-09 13:35 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\LastGood
2007-01-09 11:03 3,968 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\AvgAsCln.sys
2007-01-09 11:03 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Grisoft
2007-01-08 20:12 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\adagide
2007-01-08 20:12 <DIR> d-------- C:\.gvd
2007-01-08 19:32 <DIR> d-------- C:\GNAT
2007-01-07 22:23 21,840 --a----t- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SIntfNT.dll
2007-01-07 22:23 17,212 --a----t- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SIntf32.dll
2007-01-07 22:23 12,067 --a----t- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SIntf16.dll
2007-01-07 22:10 94,208 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\DIIUnin.exe
2007-01-07 22:10 2,829 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\DIIUnin.pif
2007-01-07 21:59 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Diablo II
2007-01-07 21:51 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ActiveScan
2007-01-07 20:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\Application Data\Lavasoft
2007-01-07 20:31 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\Application Data\Opera
2007-01-07 20:15 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Lavasoft
2007-01-02 01:41 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\CCleaner
2006-12-16 13:27 <DIR> d-------- C:\ATI
2006-12-16 13:19 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\NtmsData


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


2007-01-09 14:30 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\winace
2007-01-09 14:26 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\quicktime
2007-01-09 14:19 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\microsoft intellitype pro
2007-01-09 14:19 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\microsoft intellipoint
2007-01-09 10:55 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0
2007-01-08 19:48 -------- d--h----- C:\Program Files\installshield installation information
2007-01-04 22:55 28352 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\MxlW2k.sys
2006-12-20 18:23 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\java
2006-12-16 13:09 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\ati technologies
2006-12-07 00:40 2362184 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wmvcore.dll
2006-11-07 23:06 679424 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\inetcomm.dll
2006-10-19 07:56 713216 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sxs.dll
2006-10-13 06:35 65536 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nwwks.dll
2006-10-13 06:35 64000 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nwapi32.dll
2006-10-13 06:35 142336 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nwprovau.dll


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run]
"MSMSGS"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe\" /background"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run]
"PaperPort PTD"="C:\\Program Files\\ScanSoft\\PaperPort\\pptd40nt.exe"
"IndexSearch"="C:\\Program Files\\ScanSoft\\PaperPort\\IndexSearch.exe"
"avast!"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\ALWILS~1\\Avast4\\ashDisp.exe"
"ATIPTA"="C:\\Program Files\\ATI Technologies\\ATI Control Panel\\atiptaxx.exe"
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_10\\bin\\jusched.exe\""
"PCMService"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Dell\\Media Experience\\PCMService.exe\""
"BCMSMMSG"="BCMSMMSG.exe"
"type32"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\\type32.exe\""
"QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\Program Files\\QuickTime\\qttask.exe\" -atboottime"
"IntelliPoint"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft IntelliPoint\\point32.exe\""
"AOLDialer"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\ACS\\AOLDial.exe"
"Apoint"="C:\\Program Files\\Apoint\\Apoint.exe"
"mmtask"="C:\\Program Files\\MUSICMATCH\\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\\mmtask.exe"
"KernelFaultCheck"=hex(2):25,73,79,73,74,65,6d,72,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,\
65,6d,33,32,5c,64,75,6d,70,72,65,70,20,30,20,2d,6b,00
"!AVG Anti-Spyware"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\\avgas.exe\" /minimized"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"Installed"="1"
"NoChange"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk]
"backup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\pss\\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnkCommon Startup"
"location"="Common Startup"
"command"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\Adobe\\ACROBA~1.0\\Reader\\READER~1.EXE "
"item"="Adobe Reader Speed Launch"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Microsoft Office.lnk]
"backup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\pss\\Microsoft Office.lnkCommon Startup"
"location"="Common Startup"
"command"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MI1933~1\\Office10\\OSA.EXE -b -l"
"item"="Microsoft Office"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^Jimmy^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Screen Saver Control.lnk]
"path"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Jimmy\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup\\Screen Saver Control.lnk"
"backup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\pss\\Screen Saver Control.lnkStartup"
"location"="Startup"
"command"="C:\\WINDOWS\\FSScrCtl.exe "
"item"="Screen Saver Control"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Load]
"key"="SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Windows"
"item"="???????????????"
"hkey"="HKCU"
"command"="???????????????"
"inimapping"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shellexecutehooks]
"{57B86673-276A-48B2-BAE7-C6DBB3020EB8}"="AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\securityproviders]
"SecurityProviders"="msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost]
LocalService REG_MULTI_SZ Alerter\0WebClient\0LmHosts\0RemoteRegistry\0upnphost\0SSDPSRV\0\0
NetworkService REG_MULTI_SZ DnsCache\0\0
rpcss REG_MULTI_SZ RpcSs\0\0
imgsvc REG_MULTI_SZ StiSvc\0\0
termsvcs REG_MULTI_SZ TermService\0\0
HTTPFilter REG_MULTI_SZ HTTPFilter\0\0
DcomLaunch REG_MULTI_SZ DcomLaunch\0TermService\0\0



Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
C:\WINDOWS\tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
C:\WINDOWS\tasks\XoftSpy.job

Completion time: 07-01-09 15:18:55
 

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-------------Kapersky scan-----------------
KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
07-01-11 07:53
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.83.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 11/01/2007
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 257453

Scan Settings
Scan using the following antivirus database extended
Scan Archives true
Scan Mail Bases true

Scan Target My Computer
C:\
D:\

Scan Statistics
Total number of scanned objects 73058
Number of viruses found 2
Number of infected objects 9 / 0
Number of suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan process 02:00:35

Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\ACS\1.0\ph Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\ACS\1.0\variable Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aolstderr.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aolstdout.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.lock Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\cache.db Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\server.lock Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Application Data\Opera\Opera9\mail\indexer\indexer.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Application Data\Opera\Opera9\mail\lexicon\lexicon.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Application Data\Opera\Opera9\mail\mailbase.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Local Settings\Application Data\AOL\UserProfiles\All Users\cls\common.cls Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\INDEX.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\INDEX.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\aswResp.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.db Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ\avast.int Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\aswMaiSv.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\nshield.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\report\Resident protection.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002/NHInstall.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002/v2.0.2.cab/NHUninstaller.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002/v2.0.2.cab/NHUpdater.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002/v2.0.2.cab/NHelper.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002/v2.0.2.cab Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0002 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.NavExcel skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0003/data0139 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HelpExpress skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe/data0003 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.HelpExpress skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP22\A0010569.exe Inno: infected - 8 skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{987E0331-0F01-427C-A58A-7A2E4AABF84D}\RP39\change.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Sti_Trace.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CatRoot2\edb.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\Antivirus.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\AppEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\DEFAULT Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\DEFAULT.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SAM Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SAM.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SecEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SECURITY Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SECURITY.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SysEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\H323LOG.TXT Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\INDEX.BTR Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\INDEX.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\MAPPING.VER Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\MAPPING1.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\MAPPING2.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.DATA Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_21c.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\wiadebug.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\wiaservc.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Object is locked skipped

---------------gmer log----------
GMER 1.0.12.12011 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-01-10 21:45:50
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2


---- System - GMER 1.0.12 ----

SSDT \??\C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.sys ZwOpenProcess
SSDT \??\C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.sys ZwTerminateProcess

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.12 ----

Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_CREATE B1C5CC8A
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_CLOSE B1C597C8
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_READ B1C5560A
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_WRITE B1C55AED
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_QUERY_INFORMATION B1C60958
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_SET_INFORMATION B1C63821
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_QUERY_EA B1C6C38A
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_SET_EA B1C6BD49
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_FLUSH_BUFFERS B1C65BBE
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_QUERY_VOLUME_INFORMATION B1C66331
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_SET_VOLUME_INFORMATION B1C744F4
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_DIRECTORY_CONTROL B1C5CB37
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_FILE_SYSTEM_CONTROL B1C58948
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_DEVICE_CONTROL B1C6246B
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_SHUTDOWN B1C7379D
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_LOCK_CONTROL B1C72C4A
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_CLEANUP B1C592FD
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat IRP_MJ_PNP B1C731DB
Device \FileSystem\Fastfat \Fat FastIoCheckIfPossible B1C6E1F9

---- EOF - GMER 1.0.12 ----

------------------Uninstall List-------------
AdaGide
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Adobe Reader 7.0.8
ALPS Touch Pad Driver
AOL Coach Version 1.0(Build:20030807.3)
AOL Connectivity Services
AOL Deskbar
AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove)
Apple Software Update
ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
ATI Drivers
avast! Antivirus
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5
BCM V.92 56K Modem
Belarc Advisor 7.1
Broadcom Management Programs
CCleaner (remove only)
CursorXP
Dell Digital Jukebox Driver
Dell Media Experience
Dell ResourceCD
Dell Solution Center
Dell Support 5.0.0 (766)
Dell Wireless WLAN Utility
Diablo II
DivX
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DivX Web Player
ERUNT 1.1j
Final Fantasy XI Theme Installer
GNAT Public Version Ada 95 Environment 3.15p
GNAT Windows Programming Support 3.15p
HijackThis 1.99.1
InterActual Player
Internet Explorer Default Page
iPod for Windows 2005-02-22
iTunes
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 Dell Edition
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03
Lavasoft VX2 Cleaner
LimeWire 4.10.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft Data Access Components KB870669
Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage
Microsoft Office XP Web Components
Modem Helper
Mozilla Firefox (1.5.0.7)
MUSICMATCH® Jukebox
Oblivion
Opera
Opera 9.01
Panda ActiveScan
PaperPort
PowerDVD
QuickTime
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB898458)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734)
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Sonic MyDVD
Sonic RecordNow!
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB896727)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Update for Windows XP (KB920872)
Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
WinAce Archiver
WindowBlinds
Windows Defender Signatures
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows XP Hotfix - KB834707
Windows XP Hotfix - KB867282
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885626
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885884
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890047
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890923
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086
Windows XP Service Pack 2
WordPerfect Office 11

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:10, on 07-01-11
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\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jimmy\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1117502557\ee\aolsoftware.exe

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: ERUNT AutoBackup.lnk = C:\Program Files\ERUNT\AUTOBACK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
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: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partner/default/kavwebscan_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (a-squared Scanner) - http://ax.emsisoft.com/asquared.cab
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL TopSpeed Monitor (AOL TopSpeedMonitor) - America Online, Inc - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
 

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Nothing bad is showing in your logs. How is your startup speed? Maybe I can help you see which programs are not required to startup if you wish. :grin:
 

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Sure I guess removing some of the stuff at startup might help, it's fast logging into windows and everything, but when I go on my user it takes quite a while to load
 

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I'll list those HijackThis entries that IMHO can be fixed in order to stop them from starting up. Some of the entries I listed may be programs that you use and need. For those, you may choose not to fix their respective entries. Sorry if it is a bit untidy. :grin:


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe

- "PaperPort" software associated with scanners from ScanSoft


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe


- Associated with PaperPort scanner software from ScanSoft


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"

- Checks with Sun's Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Visit http://java.sun.com or just run the Java Plug-In Control Panel


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

- System Tray access to Apple's "Quick Time" viewer from version 5 onwards


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe

- AOL ISP software dialer - can be activated through a desktop shortcut


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe

- Part of MusicMatch Jukebox - digital music player / CD burner and ripper / music organizer / playlist creator


O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

- Windows Messenger utility. If you don't use Windows Messenger, this can be annoying. Available via Start -> Programs.
 

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I have some tips here :grin: I'll close this thread in a few days. So if there are any more problems, please post them here.

Reset hidden/system files and folders
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Deselect the Show hidden files and folders option.
  • Select the Hide file extensions for known types option.
  • Select the Hide protected operating system files option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Create a new System Restore point
  • click Start >> Run - type SYSDM.CPL & press Enter
  • select the System Restore Tab
  • tick on the checkbox - "Turn off System Restore on all drives"
  • click Apply
  • then untick the same checkbox & click OK


Enable Windows Auto Update
  • Go to Start>Run - type wuaucpl.cpl
  • tick on the checkbox - "Keep my computer up to date"
  • Under settings, choose "Automatically download the updates, and install them on the schedule that I specify".
  • Click on "OK".

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
    • Install & update SpywareBlaster with the latest definitions.
      After you have updated, click the button - enable protection for all unprotected items
  • SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
  • SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTROY
    Download and install Spybot - Search & 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 the program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here
  • AD-AWARE
    Download and install Ad-Aware. You should use this program to scan your computer 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
  • 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

  • IE-SPYAD - IE/Spyad places more than 4000 dubious websites and domains in the IE Restricted list. This 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.
    • Download IE-SpyAD - Extract the contents to a new folder
      From within the folder, double-click install.bat
      Select Option #2 - Install the new IE-SPYAD list.
      Then return to the main menu.
      Select option #4 - Add the old porn sites domain


  • MVPS HOST FILE
    The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one that will restrict known ad sites form serving you unsolicited advertisements. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is the IP of your local computer.
    • Download Host.zip to your desktop.
    • From your Desktop right-click (hosts.zip) and select:
      Extract All from the menu.
    • Click Next, click Next, select the option:
      "Show Extracted files", click Finish
    • This will open the newly created hosts folder on your Desktop.
    • Double-click on the included mvps.bat file, this will rename the existing HOSTS file to HOSTS.MVP, then it will copy the included updated HOSTS file to the correct location on your machine.


  • ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
    It is very important that you have 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 antivirus scanners:

    Anti-Spyware Tutorial

    If you do not have a firewall, here are 4 free ones available for personal use:


In light of your recent troubles, I'm sure you'll like to avoid any future infections. Please take a look at these well written articles
As well as a great article written by our fellow Security Analyst, Glaswegian.
PC Safety & Security - What Do I Need?.


If you want to fight back the Malware Writers that have made your life a misery, please take a look here and read what you can do against it.


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