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Internet Explorer opens every few minutes with a different website. I don't even use IE. I use Firefox. I've been trying various cleansing applications to no avail. Here's the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:31:27 AM, on 21/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusStartupHelp] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch Ai Booster] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload &with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: BitComet - {D18A0B52-D63C-4ed0-AFC6-C1E3DC1AF43A} - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll/206 (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20070501/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

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found this link and followed the steps on it, but the problem still occurs.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/199651-internet-explorer-keeps-opening-itself-different-websites.html

here is the log from the ZDfix program i ran:


SDFix: Version 1.129

Run by John on 21/01/2008 at 01:46 AM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\DOCUME~1\John\Desktop\SDFix\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

Trojan Files Found:



Could Not Remove C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk



Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:

C:\WINDOWS
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
No streams found.



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1344.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-21 01:50:43
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
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Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:mad:xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:mad:xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire"
"C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\BackgroundDownloader.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\BackgroundDownloader.exe:*:Enabled:Blizzard Downloader"
"C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avginet.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avginet.exe:*:Enabled:avginet.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgamsvr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgamsvr.exe:*:Enabled:avgamsvr.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgcc.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgcc.exe:*:Enabled:avgcc.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgemc.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgemc.exe:*:Enabled:avgemc.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:mad:xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:mad:xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"

Remaining Files:
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk Found

File Backups: - C:\DOCUME~1\John\Desktop\SDFix\SDFix\backups\backups.zip

Files with Hidden Attributes:

Thu 24 May 2007 4,348 ..SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\DRMv1.bak"
Fri 16 Mar 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"

Finished!
 

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updated Hijackthis file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:34:44 PM, on 24/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\CometBrowser.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54843
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusStartupHelp] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch Ai Booster] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC Pitstop Optimize2 Reminder] C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize2\Reminder.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AlcoholAutomount] "C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" /automount
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload &with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O9 - Extra button: BitComet - {D18A0B52-D63C-4ed0-AFC6-C1E3DC1AF43A} - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll/206 (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20070501/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe

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Ok.I see whats causing the problem...


Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you.
  • Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall



Caution...Never run and remove files using ComboFix without being supervised by a security analyst.​
 

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Thanks for the assistance Pancake, here are the 2 log files you requested.

ComboFix 08-01-23.1C - John 2008-01-27 21:03:45.1 - NTFSx86
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk . . . . failed to delete

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-12-28 to 2008-01-28 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-01-27 21:03 . 2000-08-31 08:00 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\Nircmd.exe
2008-01-27 20:52 . 2008-01-27 20:52 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Funcom
2008-01-27 18:08 . 2008-01-27 18:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared
2008-01-26 03:44 . 2008-01-26 03:44 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Lavasoft
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iTunes
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iPod
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-27 21:07 54,156 --ah----- C:\WINDOWS\QTFont.qfn
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 1,409 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\QTFont.for
2008-01-24 01:43 . 2008-01-24 01:43 <DIR> d-------- C:\Fraps
2008-01-24 00:57 . 2008-01-24 00:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft
2008-01-24 00:56 . 2008-01-24 00:56 715,248 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys
2008-01-23 22:51 . 2008-01-23 22:51 74,703 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfc45.dll
2008-01-23 22:38 . 2008-01-23 22:40 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\SystemRequirementsLab
2008-01-23 21:31 . 2008-01-23 21:31 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Futuremark Shared
2008-01-23 19:11 . 2008-01-24 17:04 22,328 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\PnkBstrK.sys
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-24 17:04 107,832 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-23 21:01 66,872 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-23 19:10 316 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\game.ini
2008-01-23 19:02 . 2008-01-23 19:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\id Software
2008-01-23 19:01 . 2008-01-23 19:13 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\NV32283232.TMP
2008-01-23 19:01 . 2007-12-17 13:53 159,458 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.nvb
2008-01-23 19:00 . 2008-01-23 19:00 <DIR> d--hs---- C:\WINDOWS\ftpcache
2008-01-23 18:55 . 2008-01-23 18:55 230 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\spupdsvc.inf
2008-01-23 18:50 . 2008-01-23 19:14 165,473 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.xml
2008-01-23 08:45 . 2008-01-23 08:45 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\MalwarePro
2008-01-21 11:16 . 2007-01-18 07:00 3,968 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AvgArCln.sys
2008-01-21 08:44 . 2007-06-05 10:56 44,928 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SDTHOOK.SYS
2008-01-21 08:29 . 2008-01-21 08:43 2,550 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\Uninstall.ico
2008-01-21 08:29 . 2008-01-21 08:43 1,406 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\Help.ico
2008-01-21 01:50 . 2008-01-27 21:06 932 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk
2008-01-21 01:18 . 2008-01-21 01:18 <DIR> d-------- C:\ie-spyad_zo
2008-01-21 01:11 . 2008-01-21 01:11 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-01-21 00:58 . 2008-01-21 00:58 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT
2008-01-21 00:03 . 2007-12-14 01:59 69,632 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\javacpl.cpl
2008-01-21 00:02 . 2008-01-21 00:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java
2008-01-20 21:57 . 2008-01-20 21:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 45,056 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNASPI2K.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 17,005 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ASPI2K.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 5,600 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WINASPI.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 4,672 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WOWPOST.BAK
2008-01-20 19:10 . 2008-01-20 19:10 86,144 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\irenumm.sys
2008-01-16 08:41 . 2008-01-17 12:55 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\NV18963588.TMP
2008-01-14 07:52 . 2008-01-14 07:52 81,920 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\frapsvid.dll
2008-01-10 15:27 . 2008-01-10 15:27 90,112 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\QuickTimeVR.qtx
2008-01-10 15:27 . 2008-01-10 15:27 57,344 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\QuickTime.qts
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 3,596,288 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\qt-dx331.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 1,044,480 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\libdivx.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 524,288 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivXsm.exe
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 200,704 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssldivx.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 4,816 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divxsm.tlb
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 823,296 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx0c.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 823,296 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx07.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 802,816 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx11.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 682,496 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivX.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 196,608 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dtu100.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 81,920 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpl100.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 416 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dtu100.dll.manifest
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 416 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpl100.dll.manifest
2008-01-05 16:12 . 2008-01-05 16:12 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 45,056 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNASPI32.DLL
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 17,005 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ASPI32.SYS
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 5,600 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WINASPI.DLL
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 4,672 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WOWPOST.EXE

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-01-27 23:08 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Real
2008-01-27 23:08 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real
2008-01-24 18:55 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\QuickTime
2008-01-24 07:20 86,016 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\OpenAL32.dll
2008-01-24 07:20 262,144 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wrap_oal.dll
2008-01-24 02:31 --------- d--h--w C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-01-21 05:03 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Java
2008-01-21 01:33 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
2008-01-21 00:51 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
2008-01-16 13:10 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\DivX
2008-01-16 01:11 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\BitComet
2008-01-06 14:02 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update
2008-01-04 20:55 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared
2007-12-14 16:32 12,632 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsdelete.exe
2007-12-11 19:44 593,920 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpuGUI11.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 57,344 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpv11.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 53,248 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpuGUI10.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 344,064 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpus11.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 294,912 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpu11.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 294,912 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpu10.dll
2007-12-11 19:44 156,992 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivXCodecVersionChecker.exe
2007-12-11 19:43 12,288 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivXWMPExtType.dll
2007-12-05 07:53 356,352 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVUNINST.EXE
2007-12-05 06:41 81,920 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwddi.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 81,920 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmctray.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 8,523,776 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcpl.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 7,435,392 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys
2007-12-05 06:41 6,901,760 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvoglnt.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 6,549,504 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvdisps.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 5,773,568 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nv4_disp.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 466,944 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 45,056 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmccsrs.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 442,368 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvappbar.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 425,984 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\keystone.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 385,024 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapi.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 356,352 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvudisp.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 35,328 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcodins.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 35,328 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcod.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 3,710,976 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvvitvs.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 3,420,160 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvgames.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 286,720 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvnt4cpl.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 229,376 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmccs.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 2,498,560 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwss.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 188,416 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmccss.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 155,716 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 147,456 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcolor.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 1,703,936 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwdmcpl.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 1,626,112 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwiz.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 1,474,560 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nview.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 1,339,392 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvdspsch.exe
2007-12-05 06:41 1,228,800 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmobls.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 1,089,536 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcuda.dll
2007-12-05 06:41 1,019,904 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwimg.dll
2007-11-28 23:30 40,960 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\uneng.exe
2007-11-28 22:07 6,906,432 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\AsusUpdt_V71301.zip
2007-11-07 09:26 721,920 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsasrv.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 757,760 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcplui.exe
2007-11-07 01:30 5,611,520 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvdispsr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 458,752 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvmccssr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 335,872 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrses.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 335,872 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsel.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 327,680 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsfr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 327,680 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsesm.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 327,680 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrshe.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 327,680 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsar.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 323,584 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrspt.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 323,584 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsit.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 319,488 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsptb.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 319,488 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsnl.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 315,392 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsru.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 315,392 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrshu.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 311,296 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsde.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 307,200 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvexpbar.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 303,104 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrstr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 303,104 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrssl.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 303,104 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsfi.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 3,715,072 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvvitvsr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 3,330,048 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvgamesr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 299,008 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrssk.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 299,008 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsno.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 294,912 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrssv.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 294,912 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrspl.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 294,912 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsda.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 290,816 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsth.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 286,720 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrseng.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 286,720 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrscs.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 282,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrsar.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 282,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsfr.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 282,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrses.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 282,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsel.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 278,528 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvwrshe.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 278,528 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsit.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 278,528 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsde.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 274,432 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrspt.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 274,432 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsnl.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 274,432 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsesm.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 270,336 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsru.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 266,240 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsptb.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 266,240 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrsja.dll
2007-11-07 01:30 258,048 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvrstr.dll
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 02:56 15360]
"updateMgr"="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" [2006-03-30 15:45 313472]
"AlcoholAutomount"="C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" [2007-12-22 02:20 222080]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SoundMAXPnP"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe" [2006-10-05 08:25 868352]
"SoundMAX"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" [2006-07-13 08:12 729088]
"AsusStartupHelp"="C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe" [2006-11-14 01:25 363008]
"Launch Ai Booster"="C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe" [2006-11-28 17:20 3714048]
"EM_EXEC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE" [2001-12-20 09:42 35328]
"LVCOMS"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE" [2002-12-10 16:54 127022]
"NvCplDaemon"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2007-12-05 01:41 8523776]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2007-12-05 01:41 1626112 C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwiz.exe]
"NvMediaCenter"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2007-12-05 01:41 81920]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [2008-01-24 02:55 579072]
"QuickTime Task"="C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2008-01-10 15:27 385024]
"iTunesHelper"="C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2008-01-15 03:22 267048]
"TkBellExe"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2008-01-27 18:08 185896]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CTFMON.EXE"="C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE" [2004-08-04 02:56 15360]
"AVG7_Run"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe" [2008-01-24 02:55 219136]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\services]
"iPod Service"=3 (0x3)
"ccSetMgr"=2 (0x2)
"ccProxy"=2 (0x2)
"ccISPwdSvc"=3 (0x3)
"ccEvtMgr"=2 (0x2)

R1 irenumm;irenumm;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\irenumm.sys [2008-01-20 19:10]
R1 lusbaudio;Logitech USB Microphone;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\lvsound2.sys [2002-06-10 13:20]
R3 LVBulk;LVBulk Service;C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\LVBulk.sys [2002-06-10 13:21]
R3 LVVI500A;LVVI500A Service;C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\lvvi500a.sys [2002-06-10 13:24]
S3 cpuz126;cpuz126;C:\DOCUME~1\John\LOCALS~1\Temp\cpuz.sys []

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{dcaf5bb0-048a-11dc-8eae-001a9261a9ec}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - F:\setupSNK.exe

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
"2008-01-24 17:15:00 C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job"
- C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe
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catchme 0.3.1344 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-27 21:07:16
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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Completion time: 2008-01-27 21:10:14 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-01-28 02:10:12
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2008-01-27 22:54:30 --- E O F ---


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:12:24 PM, on 27/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54843
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusStartupHelp] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch Ai Booster] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AlcoholAutomount] "C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" /automount
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload &with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O9 - Extra button: BitComet - {D18A0B52-D63C-4ed0-AFC6-C1E3DC1AF43A} - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll/206 (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20070501/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe

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We need to download the installation package from Microsoft so that it can be used to install the Recovery Console on your computer.The Windows recovery console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode that allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware. No validation required! Please select the download link below that's appropriate for your Operating System then download and save the setup package to your desktop. If necessary, change the language version to match your installation. Do NOT change the name of the downloaded file!



Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=FBE5E4FC-695F-43E5-AF05-719F45C382A4

Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=15491F07-99F7-4A2D-983D-81C2137FF464

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Without Service Packs

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F

Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83F53BE9-28FA-40E8-8EC2-631504EF5E26

Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=535D248D-5E10-49B5-B80C-0A0205368124



Download the file & save it as it's originally named, next to the ComboFix.exe.


Now close all open windows and programs, then drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.




Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console. When complete, a log named CF_RC.txt will open. Please post the contents of that log.

Please do not reboot your machine until we have reviewed the log.
 

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ok followed the intructions and heres the log file that was made.

WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
 

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Please copy this page to *Notepad* and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It's IMPORTANT to carry out the instructions in the sequence listed below.
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Open *notepad* and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:

Killall::

Driver::
irenumm

File::
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\irenumm.sys
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk
Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe which is on the Desktop.




Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe


When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt

Please copy and paste the ComboFix.txt along with a fresh HijackThis log in your next reply please.


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

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ComboFix 08-01-23.1C - John 2008-01-28 14:46:34.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1546 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
Command switches used :: C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\CFScript.txt
* Created a new restore point

FILE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\irenumm.sys
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\core.cache.dsk
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\irenumm.sys

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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-------\LEGACY_IRENUMM
-------\irenumm


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-12-28 to 2008-01-28 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-01-28 02:27 . 2004-08-03 23:00 260,272 --a------ C:\cmldr
2008-01-28 02:27 . 2008-01-21 01:49 211 --a------ C:\Boot.bak
2008-01-27 21:03 . 2000-08-31 08:00 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\Nircmd.exe
2008-01-27 20:52 . 2008-01-27 21:23 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Funcom
2008-01-27 18:08 . 2008-01-27 18:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared
2008-01-26 03:44 . 2008-01-26 03:44 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Lavasoft
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iTunes
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\iPod
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-28 14:50 54,156 --ah----- C:\WINDOWS\QTFont.qfn
2008-01-24 13:56 . 2008-01-24 13:56 1,409 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\QTFont.for
2008-01-24 01:43 . 2008-01-24 01:43 <DIR> d-------- C:\Fraps
2008-01-24 00:57 . 2008-01-24 00:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft
2008-01-24 00:56 . 2008-01-24 00:56 715,248 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys
2008-01-23 22:51 . 2008-01-23 22:51 74,703 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfc45.dll
2008-01-23 22:38 . 2008-01-23 22:40 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\SystemRequirementsLab
2008-01-23 21:31 . 2008-01-23 21:31 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Futuremark Shared
2008-01-23 19:11 . 2008-01-27 23:00 22,328 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\PnkBstrK.sys
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-27 23:00 107,832 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-23 21:01 66,872 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
2008-01-23 19:10 . 2008-01-23 19:10 316 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\game.ini
2008-01-23 19:02 . 2008-01-23 19:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\id Software
2008-01-23 19:01 . 2008-01-23 19:13 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\NV32283232.TMP
2008-01-23 19:01 . 2007-12-17 13:53 159,458 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.nvb
2008-01-23 19:00 . 2008-01-23 19:00 <DIR> d--hs---- C:\WINDOWS\ftpcache
2008-01-23 18:55 . 2008-01-23 18:55 230 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\spupdsvc.inf
2008-01-23 18:50 . 2008-01-23 19:14 165,473 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.xml
2008-01-23 08:45 . 2008-01-23 08:45 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\MalwarePro
2008-01-21 11:16 . 2007-01-18 07:00 3,968 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AvgArCln.sys
2008-01-21 08:44 . 2007-06-05 10:56 44,928 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SDTHOOK.SYS
2008-01-21 08:29 . 2008-01-21 08:43 2,550 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\Uninstall.ico
2008-01-21 08:29 . 2008-01-21 08:43 1,406 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\Help.ico
2008-01-21 01:18 . 2008-01-21 01:18 <DIR> d-------- C:\ie-spyad_zo
2008-01-21 01:11 . 2008-01-21 01:11 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-01-21 00:58 . 2008-01-21 00:58 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\ERUNT
2008-01-21 00:03 . 2007-12-14 01:59 69,632 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\javacpl.cpl
2008-01-21 00:02 . 2008-01-21 00:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java
2008-01-20 21:57 . 2008-01-20 21:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 45,056 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNASPI2K.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 17,005 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ASPI2K.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 5,600 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WINASPI.BAK
2008-01-20 19:49 . 2003-05-28 18:53 4,672 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WOWPOST.BAK
2008-01-16 08:41 . 2008-01-17 12:55 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\NV18963588.TMP
2008-01-14 07:52 . 2008-01-14 07:52 81,920 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\frapsvid.dll
2008-01-10 15:27 . 2008-01-10 15:27 90,112 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\QuickTimeVR.qtx
2008-01-10 15:27 . 2008-01-10 15:27 57,344 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\QuickTime.qts
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 3,596,288 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\qt-dx331.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 1,044,480 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\libdivx.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 524,288 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivXsm.exe
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 200,704 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssldivx.dll
2008-01-09 06:18 . 2008-01-09 06:18 4,816 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divxsm.tlb
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 823,296 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx0c.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 823,296 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx07.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 802,816 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\divx_xx11.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 682,496 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\DivX.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 196,608 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dtu100.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 81,920 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpl100.dll
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 416 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dtu100.dll.manifest
2008-01-09 06:16 . 2008-01-09 06:16 416 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpl100.dll.manifest
2008-01-05 16:12 . 2008-01-05 16:12 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 45,056 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\WNASPI32.DLL
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 17,005 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ASPI32.SYS
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 5,600 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WINASPI.DLL
2008-01-05 16:07 . 2003-05-28 18:53 4,672 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system\WOWPOST.EXE

.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2008-01-27 23:08 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Real
2008-01-27 23:08 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real
2008-01-24 18:55 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\QuickTime
2008-01-24 02:31 --------- d--h--w C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-01-21 05:03 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Java
2008-01-21 01:33 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
2008-01-21 00:51 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
2008-01-16 13:10 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\DivX
2008-01-16 01:11 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\BitComet
2008-01-06 14:02 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update
2008-01-04 20:55 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared
2007-12-05 06:41 7,435,392 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys
2007-11-28 23:30 40,960 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\uneng.exe
2007-11-28 22:07 6,906,432 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\AsusUpdt_V71301.zip
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( [email protected]_21.10.04.18 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 229,376 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000001\NTUSER.DAT
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:29 229,376 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000001\NTUSER.DAT
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 8,192 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000002\UsrClass.dat
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:29 8,192 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000002\UsrClass.dat
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 229,376 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000003\NTUSER.DAT
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:29 229,376 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000003\NTUSER.DAT
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 8,192 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000004\UsrClass.dat
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:29 8,192 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000004\UsrClass.dat
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 8,617,984 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000005\NTUSER.DAT
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:30 8,617,984 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000005\NTUSER.DAT
- 2008-01-28 02:03:34 208,896 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000006\UsrClass.dat
+ 2008-01-28 19:46:30 208,896 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\Hiv-backup\Users\00000006\UsrClass.dat
+ 2000-08-31 13:00:00 163,328 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\erdnt\subs\ERDNT.EXE
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 02:56 15360]
"updateMgr"="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" [2006-03-30 15:45 313472]
"AlcoholAutomount"="C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" [2007-12-22 02:20 222080]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SoundMAXPnP"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe" [2006-10-05 08:25 868352]
"SoundMAX"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" [2006-07-13 08:12 729088]
"AsusStartupHelp"="C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe" [2006-11-14 01:25 363008]
"Launch Ai Booster"="C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe" [2006-11-28 17:20 3714048]
"EM_EXEC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE" [2001-12-20 09:42 35328]
"LVCOMS"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE" [2002-12-10 16:54 127022]
"NvCplDaemon"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2007-12-05 01:41 8523776]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2007-12-05 01:41 1626112 C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwiz.exe]
"NvMediaCenter"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2007-12-05 01:41 81920]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [2008-01-24 02:55 579072]
"QuickTime Task"="C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2008-01-10 15:27 385024]
"iTunesHelper"="C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2008-01-15 03:22 267048]
"TkBellExe"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2008-01-27 18:08 185896]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CTFMON.EXE"="C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE" [2004-08-04 02:56 15360]
"AVG7_Run"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe" [2008-01-24 02:55 219136]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\services]
"iPod Service"=3 (0x3)
"ccSetMgr"=2 (0x2)
"ccProxy"=2 (0x2)
"ccISPwdSvc"=3 (0x3)
"ccEvtMgr"=2 (0x2)

R1 lusbaudio;Logitech USB Microphone;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\lvsound2.sys [2002-06-10 13:20]
R3 LVBulk;LVBulk Service;C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\LVBulk.sys [2002-06-10 13:21]
R3 LVVI500A;LVVI500A Service;C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\lvvi500a.sys [2002-06-10 13:24]
S3 cpuz126;cpuz126;C:\DOCUME~1\John\LOCALS~1\Temp\cpuz.sys []

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{dcaf5bb0-048a-11dc-8eae-001a9261a9ec}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - F:\setupSNK.exe

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
"2008-01-24 17:15:00 C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job"
- C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe
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catchme 0.3.1344 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-28 14:50:17
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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Completion time: 2008-01-28 14:52:36 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-01-28 19:52:34
ComboFix2.txt 2008-01-28 02:10:14
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2008-01-27 22:54:30 --- E O F ---

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:53:47 PM, on 28/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54843
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusStartupHelp] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.16\AsRunHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Launch Ai Booster] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Booster\OverClk.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AlcoholAutomount] "C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" /automount
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload &with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O9 - Extra button: BitComet - {D18A0B52-D63C-4ed0-AFC6-C1E3DC1AF43A} - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.1.2.dll/206 (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20070501/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe

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Hey Pancake, thanks so much for your help!!
Everything seems back to normal, no more internet explorer windows every few seconds. Thank you so much.:pray:
 

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This will clear away any of the files and folders that were created by ComboFix.

Go to :
Start > Run then copy and paste the following highlighted text below and click OK.

ComboFix /u


Now that you are clean,and If you wish to do so, here are a few things that you can do that will help keep your computer a bit more clean and secure..they can be done at your leisure.


Download and scan with CCleaner from http://www.ccleaner.com/downloadbuilds.asp

1. Starting with v1.27.260, http://www.ccleaner.com/downloadbuilds.asp installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation. IF you do NOT want it, REMOVE the checkmark when provided with the option OR download the toolbar-free Basic or Slim versions instead of the Standard Build.

2. Before first use, select Options > Advanced and UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"

3. Then select the items you wish to clean up.

In the Windows Tab:
• Clean all entries in the "Internet Explorer" section except Cookies.
• Clean all the entries in the "Windows Explorer" section.
• Clean all entries in the "System" section.
• Clean all entries in the "Advanced" section.
• Clean any others that you choose.

In the Applications Tab:
• Clean all except cookies in the Firefox/Mozilla section if you use it.
• Clean all in the Opera section if you use it.
• Clean Sun Java in the Internet Section.
• Clean any others that you choose.

4. Click the "Run Cleaner" button.
5. A pop up box will appear advising this process will permanently delete files from your system.
6. Click "OK" and it will scan and clean your system.
7. Click "exit" when done.
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Is your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update to the latest version if required.

Updating Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u4 (http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp).
Scroll down to where it says
The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications.

Click the
Download
button to the right.
Check the box that says:
Accept License Agreement.

The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.


UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER

IMPORTANT: You Need to Update Windows and Internet Explorer to protect your computer from the malware that is around on the Internet. Please go to the windows update site (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/) to get the critical updates.

If you are running Microsoft Office, or any portion thereof, go to the Microsoft's Office Update site and make sure you have at least all the critical updates installed (Free) Microsoft Office Update.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure

This can be done by following these simple instructions:
From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
Click once on the Security tab
Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
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
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.




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The following are recommended third party programs that are designed to keep your computer clean. A link as well as a brief description is included with each item.

Download SpywareBlaster
Spyware blaster is a program that stops known malicious activex controls from installing on your computer. It works by changing settings in your registry. It makes
kill bits in the registry, so that certain activex controls can't install.
If you don't know what activex controls are, see here (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/ActiveX_control.html)
You can download SpywareBlaster here here (http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2859&file=11&evp=61b0e8ad41924a03c37615f4682b4cef)
SpywareBlaster tutorial (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial49.html)

Download iespyad
It puts many bad webpages on your restricted zones list. This means that you can still view the bad webpages, but the webpages cannot do certain things (such as use javascripts and cookies).

Download it here (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/res/ie-spyad.exe)

Hosts file:
Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them. In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages. We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages. However, it can slow down certain computers. This is why using a hosts file is optional!!
Download it here (http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm). Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial51.html)
If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:
Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen) Click run In the dialog box, type services.msc hit enter, then locate dns client Highlight it, then double-click it. On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual. Click ok



Keep Anti Virus Software updated - Most AVs will update automatically, but if not I would recommend making updating the AV the first job every time the PC is connected to the internet. An AV that is using defs that are seven days old is not going to be much protection. If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out. See here (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwvirus.html) to choose one.

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 susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. For more info, check this (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial60.html) webpage out.
Here (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwfirewall.html) are some Vista compatible firewalls also.



Know What You're Installing
Check the source.
To avoid malware, make sure your software comes from a reputable source. Be particularly suspicious of sponsored software (software that relies on advertising) or software that claims to speed up your Internet connection.

Use Custom Install.
If you feel comfortable with software installation, you can choose Custom Install (as opposed to Typical Install). Custom Install allows you to select only the software components you wish to install, and leave out others (such as potential spyware).

Modify Security Settings (Internet Explorer 6)
To reduce the risk of installing malware, you can set Internet Explorer to high security mode. To do so:

Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools > Internet Options….
On the Internet Options screen, select the Security tab, then select the Internet icon (if it is not already selected).
Under Security level for this zone, click Default Level. Set the slider to High.
Note: You may have to lower the security level to view certain Web sites.
Next, select the Trusted Sites icon. Under Security level for this zone, click Default Level. Set the slider to Medium.
Click Apply, then OK to save the changes.


Before using or purchasing any Spyware/Malware protection/removal program, always check the Rogue/Suspect Spyware List. It will save you a lot of grief, as well as money if you are thinking of purchasing. Here is the link:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
If you want to know just how effective your anti-spyware program is, or how well any of the "rogue" programs listed at the above link work, check this for an independent comparison of several anti-spyware programs:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm



Let us know if we have not resolved your problem. Otherwise, you are good to go.
Happy and Safe Surfing!
 

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Thank you Pancake, really appreciate all your help. Thank you for the tips as well, I will follow the instructions above.
 
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