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Can't install Ad-Aware due to infection: Need to remove infection first manually?

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I'm trying to install Ad-Aware, but my computer wouldn't let me apparently due to virus infection. The Lavasoft Support personnel suggested I remove the infection manually first and said I can learn how to do it here.

Here's the description of the problem:
I put in the CD.
I go to "My Computer" and click on "Autoplay" to run the CD since the CD doesn't run automatically.
The CD player begins to run, but soon "Windows Security Alert" balloon pops up from the bottom bar, saying, "Application cannot be executed. The file ad-awareinstaller.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" If I kill the balloon, nothing happens. The installation process doesn't go beyond this point.
If I answer "Yes," it takes me to Antispyware Soft website, where you can buy their products (which I don't).

The Lavasoft Support person suggested an online installer, but the same alert message popped up when I tried to run it.

Soo after I turn on the computer, and while I'm not doing anything, multiple "Security Warning" messages begin to pop up in the middle of the screen. For instance, here is one: "Application cannot be executed. The file realplay.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" In other words, it's the same message as "Windows Security Alert" balloon that comes up from the bottom bar. If I kill the "Warning" message, another one with a different file name pops up soon (I've seen control.exe, realupgrade.exe, rundl32.exe, etc. so far).

After a while, web browser is automatically activated, and some adult sites are displayed.

I have an expired antivirus program on the computer (Symantec). It has displayed "Virus Attack Alert" messages several times. One example of the message, if it helps, is:
Attack From: 197.6.182.122, port 44916
Attacked Port: 5535
Threat: BankerFox.A
(In another message, the Threat was identified as win32/Nuqel.E)

Hope this helps. Do I really have to remove the infection manually in order to install Ad-Aware? If I do, how do I remove it manually?

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Hi,
[list]
[*]Download [url="http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe"][b][color="#FF0000"]OTL[/color][/b][/url] to your desktop and rename it to iEXpLore.exe.
[*]Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
[*]When the window appears, underneath [u][b]Output[/b][/u] at the top change it to [b]Minimal Output[/b].
[*]Copy-paste following contents into custom scan -area:
[b]netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90[/b]
[*]Click the [u]Run Scan[/u] button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.[list]
[*]When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. [b]OTL.Txt[/b] and [b]Extras.Txt[/b]. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
[*]Please copy [b](Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy)[/b] the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them all in.
[/list]
[/list]

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I downloaded OTL, but it looks like I can't open it!

I use Firefox, so the otl file shows up in a pop-up window called "Downloads." When I double-click on the OTL icon, or right-click to choose "open," to open it, I get the same "Security Warning" pop-up message, "Application cannot be executed. The file otl.exe is infected."

How do I get beyond this point?

Thanks.

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My bad! I was able to run OTL after all.

One problem. After the scan, when I double-click to open the notepads, I get the message, "Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected" and I can't open it. Right-clicking & "open" leads to the same result. So, instead of copying the contents, I decided to attach those two notepads to my post. I hope this is OK.

Thanks.

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Hi,

You seem to use Firefox as your browser. Please do following to ensure you'll be prompted for download location:
In Firefox click Tools-menu->Options->Main-tab->select [b]Always ask me where to save files[/b].

[color="#ff0000"][b]A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.[/b][/color]

Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it (use iExPloRe.exe as name) before saving it. Save it to your desktop.

[url="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe"]Link 1[/url]
[url="http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe"]Link 2[/url]

[img]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii277/sUBs_/combofix/CF_download_FF.gif[/img]


[img]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii277/sUBs_/combofix/CF_download_rename.gif[/img]
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Double click on iExPloRe.exe & follow the prompts.[list]When finished, it will produce a report for you.
[*]Please copy-paste the contents of C:\ComboFix.txt file.
[/list]

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ComboFix 10-05-13.02 - User 05/13/2010 15:19:57.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.120 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\User\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *disabled* {5CB76A43-5FAD-476B-B9FF-26FA61F13187}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\pgijscotb
c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\pgijscotb\ahjgxwytssd.exe

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-04-13 to 2010-05-13 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-05-12 22:03 . 2010-05-12 22:03 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\LastGood.Tmp
2010-05-08 18:47 . 2010-05-08 18:47 -------- dc----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\{FE62A9E5-39FD-4F6B-91F1-5CAD9958CA38}
2010-04-25 22:27 . 2010-04-25 22:27 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Skype
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 21:12 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Vuze_Remote
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-05-13 22:35 . 2009-08-21 04:14 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Skype
2010-05-13 22:30 . 2006-06-23 01:24 40 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\profile.dat
2010-05-13 22:04 . 2009-08-21 04:17 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\skypePM
2010-05-10 03:49 . 2006-06-23 01:28 5427 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\EGATHDRV.SYS
2010-05-08 05:24 . 2010-01-23 04:49 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Azureus
2010-05-07 02:49 . 2010-01-23 04:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze
2010-05-01 16:10 . 2010-02-17 04:26 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\vlc
2010-04-21 20:27 . 2006-06-27 02:04 51056 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-04-08 04:39 . 2009-12-07 05:31 0 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvuvc.hs
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimwmp.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimswf.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimrp.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimqt.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Firefox\Ext\Components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 300616 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Common\rpmainbrowserrecordplugin.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Chrome\Hook\rpchromebrowserrecordhelper.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 329312 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 832512 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 78336 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 17408 ------w- c:\windows\system32\corpol.dll
2010-03-09 11:09 . 1980-01-01 07:00 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2010-02-24 12:31 . 1980-01-01 07:00 454016 ------w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys
2010-02-17 18:57 . 2004-08-04 05:59 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-16 17:37 . 1980-01-01 07:00 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]
"{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]
2010-04-15 19:33 2515552 ----a-w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Webbrowser]
"{BA14329E-9550-4989-B3F2-9732E92D17CC}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"amsg"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe" [2005-08-02 475136]
"Skype"="c:\program files\Skype\\Phone\Skype.exe" [2010-04-06 26102056]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"TrackPointSrv"="tp4serv.exe" [2005-07-13 94208]
"TPKMAPHELPER"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe" [2005-08-12 864256]
"TP4EX"="tp4ex.exe" [2005-08-02 40960]
"EZEJMNAP"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe" [2005-08-10 237568]
"TPHOTKEY"="c:\progra~1\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe" [2005-08-29 94208]
"SoundMAXPnP"="c:\program files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe" [2004-10-14 1388544]
"ATIPTA"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe" [2005-07-29 344064]
"suScheduler"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncher.exe" [2005-08-02 40960]
"LPManager"="c:\progra~1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe" [2005-08-10 98304]
"AMSG"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe" [2005-08-02 475136]
"ccApp"="c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe" [2005-06-02 48752]
"vptray"="c:\progra~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe" [2005-08-19 85696]
"dla"="c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe" [2005-05-19 127037]
"ISUSPM Startup"="c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe" [2004-07-27 221184]
"ISUSScheduler"="c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" [2004-07-27 81920]
"cssauthe"="c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauthe.exe" [2005-08-03 1979952]
"PDService.exe"="c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe" [2005-07-07 49152]
"QCWLICON"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE" [2005-08-10 86016]
"PWRMGRTR"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL" [2005-08-10 139264]
"BLOG"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BatLogEx.DLL" [2005-08-10 208896]
"IMJPMIG9.0"="c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\IME\IMJP9\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2005-03-17 118984]
"QCTray"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\CONNEC~1\QCTray.exe" [2005-08-10 745472]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2008-09-06 413696]
"LogitechCommunicationsManager"="c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe" [2007-02-08 488984]
"LogitechQuickCamRibbon"="c:\program files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe" [2007-02-08 774168]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2010-03-14 202256]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2008-4-23 29696]
Digital Line Detect.lnk - c:\program files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe [2006-6-22 24576]
Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe [2009-12-6 67128]

[hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{EDB0E980-90BD-11D4-8599-0008C7D3B6F8}"= "c:\program files\Qualcomm\Eudora\EuShlExt.dll" [2005-11-14 86016]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\QConGina]
2005-08-10 10:08 262144 ------w- c:\windows\system32\QConGina.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\tpfnf2]
2005-07-06 06:45 28672 ------w- c:\windows\system32\notifyf2.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\tphotkey]
2005-06-17 05:23 24576 ------w- c:\windows\system32\tphklock.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"FirewallDisableNotify"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\ThinkVantage\\SystemUpdate\\jre\\bin\\javaw.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Logitech\\Desktop Messenger\\8876480\\Program\\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Vuze\\Azureus.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Plugin Manager\\skypePM.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"=

R2 PrivateDisk;PrivateDisk;c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\privatediskm.sys [6/28/2005 8:26 AM 46142]
R2 smi2;smi2;c:\program files\SMI2\smi2.sys [8/2/2005 5:47 PM 3968]
R3 HSFHWATI;HSFHWATI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HSFHWATI.sys [1/1/1980 200576]
R3 Tp4Track;PS/2 TrackPoint Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tp4track.sys [1/1/1980 13840]
S3 QCNDISIF;QCNDISIF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\qcndisif.sys [6/22/2006 6:28 PM 12288]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdcsam.sys [5/6/2008 5:06 PM 11520]
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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2010-05-13 c:\windows\Tasks\PMTask.job
- c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMIDTSK.EXE [2006-06-23 08:10]

2010-05-13 c:\windows\Tasks\RealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005.job
- c:\program files\Real\RealUpgrade\realupgrade.exe [2010-02-25 05:09]

2010-05-07 c:\windows\Tasks\RealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005.job
- c:\program files\Real\RealUpgrade\realupgrade.exe [2010-02-25 05:09]

2006-06-27 c:\windows\Tasks\Symantec NetDetect.job
- c:\program files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE [2006-06-23 00:32]

2010-05-13 c:\windows\Tasks\WGASetup.job
- c:\windows\system32\KB905474\wgasetup.exe [2009-04-10 05:18]
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uStart Page = hxxp://democracynow.org/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ycu00034.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google Powered Search
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.democracynow.org
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&q=
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Firefox\Ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKCU-Run-pxnoksxj - c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\pgijscotb\ahjgxwytssd.exe
HKLM-Run-pxnoksxj - c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\pgijscotb\ahjgxwytssd.exe
Notify-WgaLogon - (no file)



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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [url="http://www.gmer.net"]http://www.gmer.net[/url]
Rootkit scan 2010-05-13 15:34
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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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(764)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll
c:\windows\system32\tphklock.dll

- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(6920)
c:\windows\system32\WININET.dll
c:\program files\Common Files\Logishrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcInj.dll
c:\windows\system32\PROCHLP.DLL
c:\windows\system32\ieframe.dll
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\windows\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\program files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
c:\windows\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
c:\program files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
c:\windows\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
c:\program files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\windows\system32\tp4serv.exe
c:\program files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
c:\program files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
c:\program files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
c:\program files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymSPort.exe
c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
c:\windows\system32\TpKmpSVC.exe
c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
c:\program files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncherService.exe
c:\windows\system32\wdfmgr.exe
c:\program files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
c:\windows\system32\acs.exe
c:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Logger\logmon.exe
c:\program files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
.
**************************************************************************
.
Completion time: 2010-05-13 15:39:56 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-05-13 22:39

Pre-Run: 3,649,605,632 bytes free
Post-Run: 4,389,904,384 bytes free

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

- - End Of File - - CD537297873F573B7165830083B53D13

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Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from [url="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url] or [url="http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/dds"][b][color="seagreen"]here[/color][/b][/url].
Disable any script blocker, and then double click [b]dds.scr [/b]to run the tool. [list]
[*]When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: [list=1]
[*] DDS.txt
[*] Attach.txt
[/list]
[*]Save both reports to your desktop. Post their contents back to your topic.
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Thanks for the quick response, as always! Here are DDS.txt and Attach.txt logs. Sorry, I can't zip up Attach.txt. Hope this works.

+++++DDS.txt+++++

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 13:22:43.57 on Fri 05/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.45 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled* {5CB76A43-5FAD-476B-B9FF-26FA61F13187}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tp4serv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauthe.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymSPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\CONNEC~1\QCTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncherService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Logger\logmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://democracynow.org/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
uURLSearchHooks: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\ie\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
BHO: Skype add-on for Internet Explorer: {ae805869-2e5c-4ed4-8f7b-f1f7851a4497} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
BHO: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
TB: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
uRun: [amsg] c:\program files\thinkvantage\amsg\Amsg.exe
uRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
mRun: [TrackPointSrv] tp4serv.exe
mRun: [TPKMAPHELPER] c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper
mRun: [TP4EX] tp4ex.exe
mRun: [EZEJMNAP] c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
mRun: [TPHOTKEY] c:\progra~1\lenovo\pkgmgr\hotkey\TPHKMGR.exe
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\SMax4PNP.exe
mRun: [ATIPTA] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe"
mRun: [suScheduler] c:\program files\thinkvantage\systemupdate\UCLauncher.exe /SCHEDULER
mRun: [LPManager] c:\progra~1\thinkv~1\prdctr\LPMGR.exe
mRun: [AMSG] c:\program files\thinkvantage\amsg\Amsg.exe
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [vptray] c:\progra~1\symant~1\symant~2\VPTray.exe
mRun: [dla] c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [cssauthe] "c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\client security solution\cssauthe.exe" silent
mRun: [PDService.exe] "c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\safeguard privatedisk\pdservice.exe"
mRun: [QCWLICON] c:\program files\thinkpad\connectutilities\QCWLICON.EXE
mRun: [PWRMGRTR] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor
mRun: [BLOG] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\BatLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog
mRun: [IMJPMIG9.0] c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\ime\imjp9\IMJPMIG.EXE /Preload /Migration32
mRun: [QCTray] c:\progra~1\thinkpad\connec~1\QCTray.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [LogitechCommunicationsManager] "c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lcommgr\Communications_Helper.exe"
mRun: [LogitechQuickCamRibbon] "c:\program files\logitech\quickcam10\QuickCam10.exe" /hide
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~1.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {D1A4DEBD-C2EE-449f-B9FB-E8409F9A0BC5} - c:\program files\lenovo\pkgmgr\\PkgMgr.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {01111F00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - hxxp://supportsoft.adelphia.net/sdccommon/download/tgctlins.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.4.2/jinstall-142-win.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.4.2/jinstall-142-win.cab
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll
Notify: QConGina - QConGina.dll
Notify: tpfnf2 - notifyf2.dll
Notify: tphotkey - tphklock.dll
SEH: Eudora's Shell Extension: {edb0e980-90bd-11d4-8599-0008c7d3b6f8} - c:\program files\qualcomm\eudora\EuShlExt.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\user\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ycu00034.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google Powered Search
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.democracynow.org
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&q=
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\firefox\ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 SAVRT;SAVRT;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\savrt.sys [2005-2-4 324232]
R1 SAVRTPEL;SAVRTPEL;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\Savrtpel.sys [2005-2-4 53896]
R2 ccEvtMgr;Symantec Event Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccEvtMgr.exe [2005-6-2 185968]
R2 ccProxy;Symantec Network Proxy;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccProxy.exe [2005-6-2 239216]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccSetMgr.exe [2005-6-2 161392]
R2 PrivateDisk;PrivateDisk;c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\safeguard privatedisk\privatediskm.sys [2005-6-28 46142]
R2 smi2;smi2;c:\program files\smi2\smi2.sys [2005-8-2 3968]
R2 Symantec AntiVirus;Symantec AntiVirus;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\Rtvscan.exe [2005-8-18 1730240]
R3 HSFHWATI;HSFHWATI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HSFHWATI.sys [1980-1-1 200576]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20060629.033\naveng.sys [2006-6-29 77864]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20060629.033\navex15.sys [2006-6-29 799208]
R3 Tp4Track;PS/2 TrackPoint Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tp4track.sys [1980-1-1 13840]
S3 ccPwdSvc;Symantec Password Validation;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccPwdSvc.exe [2005-6-2 83568]
S3 QCNDISIF;QCNDISIF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\qcndisif.sys [2006-6-22 12288]
S3 SavRoam;SAVRoam;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\SavRoam.exe [2005-8-18 124608]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdcsam.sys [2008-5-6 11520]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-05-13 22:18:25 0 d-sha-r- C:\cmdcons
2010-05-13 22:13:43 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 77312 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 256512 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 161792 ----a-w- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2010-05-08 18:47:30 0 dc----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{FE62A9E5-39FD-4F6B-91F1-5CAD9958CA38}
2010-04-21 20:47:36 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47:32 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-05-10 03:49:25 5427 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\EGATHDRV.SYS
2010-04-08 04:39:00 0 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvuvc.hs
2010-03-10 13:18:21 13824 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieudinit.exe
2010-03-10 13:18:20 70656 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2010-03-09 11:09:18 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2010-03-09 11:09:18 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\vbscript.dll
2010-02-24 12:31:30 454016 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2010-02-23 05:20:02 634648 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iexplore.exe
2010-02-23 05:18:28 161792 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieakui.dll
2010-02-17 18:57:54 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-17 18:57:54 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-16 17:37:57 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2010-02-16 17:37:57 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2010-02-16 17:35:40 2143744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2010-02-16 16:57:54 2021888 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe

============= FINISH: 13:23:23.82 ===============


+++++Attach.txt+++++

UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 6/27/2006 12:01:53 AM
System Uptime: 5/14/2010 1:01:13 PM (0 hours ago)

Motherboard: IBM | | 1844EUU
Processor: Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.60GHz | None | 797/533mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 33 GiB total, 4.119 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

==== System Restore Points ===================

RP295: 2/6/2010 9:10:47 PM - System Checkpoint
RP296: 2/10/2010 12:09:08 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP297: 2/15/2010 12:52:25 AM - System Checkpoint
RP298: 2/17/2010 12:34:42 AM - System Checkpoint
RP299: 2/22/2010 9:02:24 AM - System Checkpoint
RP300: 2/23/2010 8:28:32 PM - System Checkpoint
RP301: 2/24/2010 12:29:37 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP302: 2/25/2010 9:03:33 PM - System Checkpoint
RP303: 3/3/2010 11:42:58 AM - System Checkpoint
RP304: 3/6/2010 9:35:31 AM - System Checkpoint
RP305: 3/8/2010 10:59:58 PM - System Checkpoint
RP306: 3/9/2010 11:22:05 PM - System Checkpoint
RP307: 3/10/2010 11:40:58 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP308: 3/13/2010 1:42:13 PM - System Checkpoint
RP309: 3/14/2010 1:51:39 AM - Installed Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
RP310: 3/16/2010 9:06:29 PM - System Checkpoint
RP311: 3/17/2010 11:15:16 PM - System Checkpoint
RP312: 3/20/2010 10:26:49 AM - System Checkpoint
RP313: 3/21/2010 3:21:06 PM - System Checkpoint
RP314: 3/22/2010 7:57:10 PM - System Checkpoint
RP315: 3/23/2010 8:40:35 PM - System Checkpoint
RP316: 3/25/2010 10:14:01 AM - System Checkpoint
RP317: 3/27/2010 3:06:06 PM - System Checkpoint
RP318: 3/28/2010 7:52:17 PM - System Checkpoint
RP319: 3/29/2010 9:05:21 PM - System Checkpoint
RP320: 3/31/2010 12:20:48 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP321: 4/1/2010 8:27:18 PM - System Checkpoint
RP322: 4/3/2010 11:21:21 AM - System Checkpoint
RP323: 4/4/2010 11:42:19 AM - System Checkpoint
RP324: 4/6/2010 8:45:31 AM - System Checkpoint
RP325: 4/7/2010 8:02:50 PM - System Checkpoint
RP326: 4/10/2010 12:15:13 PM - System Checkpoint
RP327: 4/11/2010 10:44:13 PM - System Checkpoint
RP328: 4/14/2010 1:18:47 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP329: 4/15/2010 12:04:09 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP330: 4/16/2010 10:37:32 PM - System Checkpoint
RP331: 4/19/2010 11:24:00 PM - System Checkpoint
RP332: 4/22/2010 8:18:46 AM - System Checkpoint
RP333: 4/26/2010 10:59:02 PM - System Checkpoint
RP334: 4/28/2010 10:40:34 AM - System Checkpoint
RP335: 4/29/2010 11:02:55 PM - System Checkpoint
RP336: 4/30/2010 11:32:25 PM - System Checkpoint
RP337: 5/3/2010 9:11:07 AM - System Checkpoint
RP338: 5/4/2010 9:38:15 AM - System Checkpoint
RP339: 5/5/2010 11:24:51 AM - System Checkpoint
RP340: 5/6/2010 12:19:49 PM - System Checkpoint
RP341: 5/7/2010 12:56:46 PM - System Checkpoint
RP342: 5/12/2010 3:38:38 PM - System Checkpoint
RP343: 5/12/2010 4:22:00 PM - OTL Restore Point
RP344: 5/13/2010 3:05:14 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0

==== Installed Programs ======================

Access Help
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Reader 7.1.0
Adobe Reader Japanese Fonts
Apple Software Update
ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
ATI HYDRAVISION
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
DLA
Eudora
Help Center
Hotfix for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB947864)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB914440)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB915865)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB976098-v2)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB979306)
IBM 32-bit Runtime Environment for Java 2, v1.4.2
InterVideo WinDVD
LiveReg (Symantec Corporation)
LiveUpdate 2.6 (Symantec Corporation)
Logitech Audio Echo Cancellation Component
Logitech Desktop Messenger
Logitech QuickCam
Logitech Video Enumerator
Logitech® Camera Driver
Message Center
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB953297)
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office 2003 Japanese User Interface Pack
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Mozilla Firefox (3.6.3)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
MVision
PC-Doctor for Windows
Productivity Center Supplement for ThinkPad
QuickTime
RealPlayer
RealUpgrade 1.0
RecordNow Audio
RecordNow Copy
RecordNow Data
Remove Multimedia Center
Rescue and Recovery - Client Security Solution
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB898458)
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB928090)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB929969)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB931768)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB933566)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB937143)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB939653)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB942615)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB944533)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB953838)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB956390)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB958215)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB960714)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB961260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB963027)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB972260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB974455)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB976325)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB978207)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB883939)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893066)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896422)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899589)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911567)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB916281)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917159)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917344)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917953)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918439)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918899)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB919007)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921398)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922616)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923689)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923694)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923980)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924191)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924496)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925454)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925486)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926436)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB929123)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB930178)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935840)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB937894)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941202)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941568)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941693)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943055)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943460)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943485)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB945553)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946026)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB948590)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB948881)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951066)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952004)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB953839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958470)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958690)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960225)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960715)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961371)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961373)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB961501)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB968537)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969898)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB969947)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB970430)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971032)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971468)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971486)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971557)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971633)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB971961)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB972270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973346)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973354)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973525)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974318)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974392)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB974571)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975025)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975467)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975560)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975713)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977165)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977816)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB977914)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978037)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978251)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978262)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978338)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978542)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978601)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979309)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB980232)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB981349)
Skype Toolbars
Skypeâ„¢ 4.2
Software Installer
Sonic Express Labeler
Sonic Update Manager
SoundMAX
Symantec Client Security
System Migration Assistant 5.0
ThinkPad Configuration
ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier
ThinkPad Hotkey Features Setup
ThinkPad Integrated 56K Modem
ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility
ThinkPad PC Card Power Policy
ThinkPad Power Management Driver
ThinkPad Power Manager
ThinkPad Presentation Director
ThinkPad TrackPoint Driver
ThinkPad Wireless LAN Adapters Software (11a/b, 11b/g, 11a/b/g)
ThinkVantage Access Connections
ThinkVantage Away Manager
ThinkVantage Productivity Center
ThinkVantage System Update
ThinkVantage Technologies Welcome Message
TrackPoint Accessibility Features
Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB976749)
Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB980182)
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
Update for Windows XP (KB904942)
Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Update for Windows XP (KB911280)
Update for Windows XP (KB912945)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Update for Windows XP (KB920872)
Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
Update for Windows XP (KB929338)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB931836)
Update for Windows XP (KB932823-v3)
Update for Windows XP (KB933360)
Update for Windows XP (KB936357)
Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Update for Windows XP (KB951072-v2)
Update for Windows XP (KB955759)
Update for Windows XP (KB955839)
Update for Windows XP (KB967715)
Update for Windows XP (KB968389)
Update for Windows XP (KB971737)
Update for Windows XP (KB973687)
Update for Windows XP (KB973815)
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - (v9.0.30729)
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - v9.0.30729.01
VLC media player 1.0.1
Vuze
Vuze_Remote Toolbar
Wallpapers
WebFldrs XP
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Media Connect
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows XP Hotfix - KB834707
Windows XP Hotfix - KB867282
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB883523
Windows XP Hotfix - KB884020
Windows XP Hotfix - KB884868
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885894
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888239
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB889315
Windows XP Hotfix - KB889673
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890047
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086
Windows XP Hotfix - KB896613
XP Themes

==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========

5/7/2010 10:16:03 PM, error: Service Control Manager [7011] - Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the Symantec AntiVirus service.
5/13/2010 3:19:44 PM, error: Service Control Manager [7034] - The ThinkVantage System Update service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
5/13/2010 3:19:44 PM, error: Service Control Manager [7034] - The IBM KCU Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
5/13/2010 3:19:44 PM, error: Service Control Manager [7034] - The ACU Configuration Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
5/13/2010 3:13:41 PM, error: Service Control Manager [7034] - The Process Monitor service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
5/11/2010 3:56:09 PM, error: W32Time [17] - Time Provider NtpClient: An error occurred during DNS lookup of the manually configured peer 'time.windows.com,0x1'. NtpClient will try the DNS lookup again in 15 minutes. The error was: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host. (0x80072751)

==== End Of File ===========================

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Copy-pasting the attach.txt contents is ok :D


[color="#FF0000"]Vuze[/color]

Above listed ones are P2P file sharing programs. P2P downloads are nowadays one of those things that most likely bring infection into the system. My [b]recommendation is to uninstall these (and other if present) P2P file sharing programs[/b].


Is your [b]Symantec Antivirus[/b] license valid?



[code]DDS&#58;&#58;
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1&#58;5555
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>[/code]


Save this as
CFScript

[color="#ff0000"][b]A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.[/b][/color]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v666/sUBs/CFScriptB-4.gif[/img]

Close all browser windows and refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe
Then post the resultant log.


[b]Uninstall old Adobe Reader versions[/b] and get the latest one ([b]9.3 + update 9.3.2[/b]) [url="http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows"]here[/url] or get Foxit Reader [url="http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader_2/down_reader.htm"]here[/url]. Make sure you don't install toolbar if choose Foxit Reader! You may also check free readers introduced [url="http://pdfreaders.org/"]here[/url].


Download [color="Blue"][u][url="http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1"]ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner© by Atribune[/url][/u][/color] to your desktop.

Double-click [color="green"]ATF Cleaner.exe[/color] to open it

Under [b]Main[/b] choose:
[color="blue"]Windows Temp
Current User Temp
All Users Temp
Cookies
Temporary Internet Files
Prefetch
Java Cache[/color]
*[i]The other boxes are optional[/i]*
Then click the [color="blue"]Empty Selected[/color] button.

[color="Green"]If you use Firefox:[/color]
Click [color="blue"]Firefox[/color] at the top and choose: [color="blue"]Select All[/color]
Click the [color="blue"]Empty Selected[/color] button.
[color="green"]NOTE:[/color] If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click [color="blue"]NO[/color] at the prompt.

[color="green"]If you use Opera:[/color]
Click [color="blue"]Opera[/color] at the top and choose: [color="blue"]Select All[/color]
Click the [color="blue"]Empty Selected[/color] button.
[color="green"]NOTE:[/color] If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click [color="blue"]NO[/color] at the prompt.

Click [color="green"]Exit[/color] on the [color="blue"]Main menu[/color] to close the program.


* Go [url="http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner"][color="red"][b][u]here[/u][/b][/color][/url] to run an online scanner from ESET.[list]
[*]Tick the box next to [b]YES, I accept the Terms of Use.[/b]
[*]Click [b]Start[/b]
[*]Make sure that the option [b]Remove found threats[/b] is UNchecked.
[*]Click [b]Scan[/b]
[*]Wait for the scan to finish
[/list]
Post back ESET report, a fresh dds.txt log and above mentioned ComboFix resultant log. How's the system running?

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That was a quick response! Here is my report:

1) I wasn't sure how I should remove Vuze. Should I use the Add/Remove function on the Control Panel?

2) My Symantec Antivirus license is old, must be about 4-years old. I don't think it's valid.

3) I couldn't uninstall the old Adobe Reader. When I clicked on the "Remove" button in the Control Panel's Add/Remove section, an alert window called "Adobe Reader 7.1.0" popped up with the following message: "Error 1327.Invalid Drive: F:\" I couldn't install the new Adobe Reader, either. When I attempted, I got another alert window "Adobe Reader 9.3 Installer Information" with the exactly same message: "Error 1327.Invalid Drive: F:\"

4) Please see the new ComboFix log below (I thought of attaching the file, but I can't find file attachment option on the board: Why is that??).

5) ESET report also pasted below.

6) New DDS log also pasted below.

Thanks. Sorry this post is going to be very long...


[b]
+++++New ComboFix Log+++++
[/b]
ComboFix 10-05-14.06 - User 05/14/2010 17:30:59.2.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.158 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\User\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\User\Desktop\CFScript.txt
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled* {5CB76A43-5FAD-476B-B9FF-26FA61F13187}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-04-15 to 2010-05-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-05-08 18:47 . 2010-05-08 18:47 -------- dc----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\{FE62A9E5-39FD-4F6B-91F1-5CAD9958CA38}
2010-04-25 22:27 . 2010-04-25 22:27 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Skype
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 21:12 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Vuze_Remote
2010-04-21 20:47 . 2010-04-21 20:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-05-15 00:37 . 2009-08-21 04:14 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Skype
2010-05-15 00:18 . 2009-08-21 04:17 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\skypePM
2010-05-13 22:30 . 2006-06-23 01:24 40 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\profile.dat
2010-05-10 03:49 . 2006-06-23 01:28 5427 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\EGATHDRV.SYS
2010-05-08 05:24 . 2010-01-23 04:49 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Azureus
2010-05-07 02:49 . 2010-01-23 04:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze
2010-05-01 16:10 . 2010-02-17 04:26 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\vlc
2010-04-21 20:27 . 2006-06-27 02:04 51056 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-04-08 04:39 . 2009-12-07 05:31 0 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvuvc.hs
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimwmp.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimswf.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimrp.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\ThinShims\rpnpshimqt.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Firefox\Ext\Components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 300616 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Common\rpmainbrowserrecordplugin.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 118784 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Chrome\Hook\rpchromebrowserrecordhelper.dll
2010-03-14 19:59 . 2010-03-14 19:59 329312 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 832512 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 78336 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2010-03-11 12:38 . 1980-01-01 07:00 17408 ------w- c:\windows\system32\corpol.dll
2010-03-09 11:09 . 1980-01-01 07:00 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2010-02-24 12:31 . 1980-01-01 07:00 454016 ------w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys
2010-02-17 18:57 . 2004-08-04 05:59 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-16 17:37 . 1980-01-01 07:00 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]
"{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]
2010-04-15 19:33 2515552 ----a-w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Webbrowser]
"{BA14329E-9550-4989-B3F2-9732E92D17CC}"= "c:\program files\Vuze_Remote\tbVuze.dll" [2010-04-15 2515552]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"amsg"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe" [2005-08-02 475136]
"Skype"="c:\program files\Skype\\Phone\Skype.exe" [2010-04-06 26102056]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"TrackPointSrv"="tp4serv.exe" [2005-07-13 94208]
"TPKMAPHELPER"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe" [2005-08-12 864256]
"TP4EX"="tp4ex.exe" [2005-08-02 40960]
"EZEJMNAP"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe" [2005-08-10 237568]
"TPHOTKEY"="c:\progra~1\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe" [2005-08-29 94208]
"SoundMAXPnP"="c:\program files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe" [2004-10-14 1388544]
"ATIPTA"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe" [2005-07-29 344064]
"suScheduler"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\SystemUpdate\UCLauncher.exe" [2005-08-02 40960]
"LPManager"="c:\progra~1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe" [2005-08-10 98304]
"AMSG"="c:\program files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe" [2005-08-02 475136]
"ccApp"="c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe" [2005-06-02 48752]
"vptray"="c:\progra~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe" [2005-08-19 85696]
"dla"="c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe" [2005-05-19 127037]
"ISUSPM Startup"="c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe" [2004-07-27 221184]
"ISUSScheduler"="c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" [2004-07-27 81920]
"cssauthe"="c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauthe.exe" [2005-08-03 1979952]
"PDService.exe"="c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe" [2005-07-07 49152]
"QCWLICON"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE" [2005-08-10 86016]
"PWRMGRTR"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL" [2005-08-10 139264]
"BLOG"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BatLogEx.DLL" [2005-08-10 208896]
"IMJPMIG9.0"="c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\IME\IMJP9\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2005-03-17 118984]
"QCTray"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\CONNEC~1\QCTray.exe" [2005-08-10 745472]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2008-09-06 413696]
"LogitechCommunicationsManager"="c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe" [2007-02-08 488984]
"LogitechQuickCamRibbon"="c:\program files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe" [2007-02-08 774168]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2010-03-14 202256]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2008-4-23 29696]
Digital Line Detect.lnk - c:\program files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe [2006-6-22 24576]
Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe [2009-12-6 67128]

[hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{EDB0E980-90BD-11D4-8599-0008C7D3B6F8}"= "c:\program files\Qualcomm\Eudora\EuShlExt.dll" [2005-11-14 86016]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\QConGina]
2005-08-10 10:08 262144 ------w- c:\windows\system32\QConGina.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\tpfnf2]
2005-07-06 06:45 28672 ------w- c:\windows\system32\notifyf2.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\tphotkey]
2005-06-17 05:23 24576 ------w- c:\windows\system32\tphklock.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\ThinkVantage\\SystemUpdate\\jre\\bin\\javaw.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Logitech\\Desktop Messenger\\8876480\\Program\\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Vuze\\Azureus.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Plugin Manager\\skypePM.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"=

R2 PrivateDisk;PrivateDisk;c:\program files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\privatediskm.sys [6/28/2005 8:26 AM 46142]
R2 smi2;smi2;c:\program files\SMI2\smi2.sys [8/2/2005 5:47 PM 3968]
R3 HSFHWATI;HSFHWATI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HSFHWATI.sys [1/1/1980 200576]
R3 Tp4Track;PS/2 TrackPoint Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tp4track.sys [1/1/1980 13840]
S3 QCNDISIF;QCNDISIF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\qcndisif.sys [6/22/2006 6:28 PM 12288]
S3 SavRoam;SAVRoam;c:\program files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe [8/18/2005 5:22 PM 124608]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdcsam.sys [5/6/2008 5:06 PM 11520]
.
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2010-05-13 c:\windows\Tasks\PMTask.job
- c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMIDTSK.EXE [2006-06-23 08:10]

2010-05-15 c:\windows\Tasks\RealUpgradeLogonTaskS-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005.job
- c:\program files\Real\RealUpgrade\realupgrade.exe [2010-02-25 05:09]

2010-05-15 c:\windows\Tasks\RealUpgradeScheduledTaskS-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005.job
- c:\program files\Real\RealUpgrade\realupgrade.exe [2010-02-25 05:09]

2006-06-27 c:\windows\Tasks\Symantec NetDetect.job
- c:\program files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE [2006-06-23 00:32]

2010-05-13 c:\windows\Tasks\WGASetup.job
- c:\windows\system32\KB905474\wgasetup.exe [2009-04-10 05:18]
.
.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
uStart Page = hxxp://democracynow.org/
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ycu00034.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google Powered Search
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.democracynow.org
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&q=
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Firefox\Ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
.

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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [url="http://www.gmer.net"]http://www.gmer.net[/url]
Rootkit scan 2010-05-14 17:37
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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.
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(764)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll
c:\windows\system32\tphklock.dll
c:\windows\system32\notifyf2.dll

- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(1840)
c:\windows\system32\WININET.dll
c:\windows\system32\PROCHLP.DLL
c:\windows\system32\ieframe.dll
.
Completion time: 2010-05-14 17:40:46
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-05-15 00:40
ComboFix2.txt 2010-05-13 22:39

Pre-Run: 4,393,185,280 bytes free
Post-Run: 4,380,041,216 bytes free

- - End Of File - - B09FC0D19B1E4E2383C8997B0277FA66

[b]
+++++ESET Report+++++
[/b]
C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\vlcsetup.exe Win32/Adware.180Solutions application
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\pgijscotb\ahjgxwytssd.exe.vir Win32/Adware.SpywareProtect2009 application
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{5D527826-05BD-4A83-8416-28ACDDA14001}\RP344\A0128151.exe Win32/Adware.SpywareProtect2009 application

[b]
+++++New DDS Log+++++
[/b]
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 20:01:24.98 on Fri 05/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.78 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled* {5CB76A43-5FAD-476B-B9FF-26FA61F13187}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tp4serv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cssauthe.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymSPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\CONNEC~1\QCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Common\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://democracynow.org/
uURLSearchHooks: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\ie\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
BHO: Skype add-on for Internet Explorer: {ae805869-2e5c-4ed4-8f7b-f1f7851a4497} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
BHO: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
TB: Vuze Remote Toolbar: {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - c:\program files\vuze_remote\tbVuze.dll
uRun: [amsg] c:\program files\thinkvantage\amsg\Amsg.exe
uRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [TrackPointSrv] tp4serv.exe
mRun: [TPKMAPHELPER] c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper
mRun: [TP4EX] tp4ex.exe
mRun: [EZEJMNAP] c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
mRun: [TPHOTKEY] c:\progra~1\lenovo\pkgmgr\hotkey\TPHKMGR.exe
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\SMax4PNP.exe
mRun: [ATIPTA] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe"
mRun: [suScheduler] c:\program files\thinkvantage\systemupdate\UCLauncher.exe /SCHEDULER
mRun: [LPManager] c:\progra~1\thinkv~1\prdctr\LPMGR.exe
mRun: [AMSG] c:\program files\thinkvantage\amsg\Amsg.exe
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [vptray] c:\progra~1\symant~1\symant~2\VPTray.exe
mRun: [dla] c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [cssauthe] "c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\client security solution\cssauthe.exe" silent
mRun: [PDService.exe] "c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\safeguard privatedisk\pdservice.exe"
mRun: [QCWLICON] c:\program files\thinkpad\connectutilities\QCWLICON.EXE
mRun: [PWRMGRTR] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor
mRun: [BLOG] rundll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\BatLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog
mRun: [IMJPMIG9.0] c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\ime\imjp9\IMJPMIG.EXE /Preload /Migration32
mRun: [QCTray] c:\progra~1\thinkpad\connec~1\QCTray.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [LogitechCommunicationsManager] "c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lcommgr\Communications_Helper.exe"
mRun: [LogitechQuickCamRibbon] "c:\program files\logitech\quickcam10\QuickCam10.exe" /hide
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~1.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {D1A4DEBD-C2EE-449f-B9FB-E8409F9A0BC5} - c:\program files\lenovo\pkgmgr\\PkgMgr.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {01111F00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - hxxp://supportsoft.adelphia.net/sdccommon/download/tgctlins.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.4.2/jinstall-142-win.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/1.4.2/jinstall-142-win.cab
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll
Notify: QConGina - QConGina.dll
Notify: tpfnf2 - notifyf2.dll
Notify: tphotkey - tphklock.dll
SEH: Eudora's Shell Extension: {edb0e980-90bd-11d4-8599-0008c7d3b6f8} - c:\program files\qualcomm\eudora\EuShlExt.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\user\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ycu00034.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google Powered Search
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.democracynow.org
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&q=
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\real\realplayer\browserrecordplugin\firefox\ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 SAVRT;SAVRT;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\savrt.sys [2005-2-4 324232]
R1 SAVRTPEL;SAVRTPEL;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\Savrtpel.sys [2005-2-4 53896]
R2 ccEvtMgr;Symantec Event Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccEvtMgr.exe [2005-6-2 185968]
R2 ccProxy;Symantec Network Proxy;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccProxy.exe [2005-6-2 239216]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccSetMgr.exe [2005-6-2 161392]
R2 PrivateDisk;PrivateDisk;c:\program files\ibm thinkvantage\safeguard privatedisk\privatediskm.sys [2005-6-28 46142]
R2 smi2;smi2;c:\program files\smi2\smi2.sys [2005-8-2 3968]
R2 Symantec AntiVirus;Symantec AntiVirus;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\Rtvscan.exe [2005-8-18 1730240]
R3 HSFHWATI;HSFHWATI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HSFHWATI.sys [1980-1-1 200576]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20060629.033\naveng.sys [2006-6-29 77864]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20060629.033\navex15.sys [2006-6-29 799208]
R3 Tp4Track;PS/2 TrackPoint Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tp4track.sys [1980-1-1 13840]
S3 ccPwdSvc;Symantec Password Validation;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccPwdSvc.exe [2005-6-2 83568]
S3 QCNDISIF;QCNDISIF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\qcndisif.sys [2006-6-22 12288]
S3 SavRoam;SAVRoam;c:\program files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\SavRoam.exe [2005-8-18 124608]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdcsam.sys [2008-5-6 11520]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-05-15 01:12:55 0 d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2010-05-15 00:28:31 0 d-----w- C:\ComboFix
2010-05-13 22:18:25 0 d-sha-r- C:\cmdcons
2010-05-13 22:13:43 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 77312 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 256512 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2010-05-13 22:13:43 161792 ----a-w- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2010-05-08 18:47:30 0 dc----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{FE62A9E5-39FD-4F6B-91F1-5CAD9958CA38}
2010-04-21 20:47:36 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-04-21 20:47:32 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Vuze_Remote

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-05-10 03:49:25 5427 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\EGATHDRV.SYS
2010-04-08 04:39:00 0 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvuvc.hs
2010-03-10 13:18:21 13824 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieudinit.exe
2010-03-10 13:18:20 70656 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2010-03-09 11:09:18 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2010-03-09 11:09:18 430080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\vbscript.dll
2010-02-24 12:31:30 454016 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2010-02-23 05:20:02 634648 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iexplore.exe
2010-02-23 05:18:28 161792 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieakui.dll
2010-02-17 18:57:54 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-17 18:57:54 2063744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2010-02-16 17:37:57 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2010-02-16 17:37:57 2186880 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2010-02-16 17:35:40 2143744 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2010-02-16 16:57:54 2021888 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe

============= FINISH: 20:01:52.00 ===============

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Hi again,

1) Yes, uninstall via Add/remove programs.
2) Ok, it's better to replace it with other solution. I'll give you some list when we've finished.
4) Does this happen with both Internet Explorer and Firefox? If only with Firefox then clean its cache.

Download & extract this file to it's own folder - [url="http://www.xs4all.nl/~fstaal01/downloads/regsearch.zip"]Registry Search[/url]

Launch [b]Registry Search[/b]
In the search box, enter (on separate lines)

[b]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
[/b]

Under Search, make sure only the Value box is checked in the first row of checkboxes. All other checkboxes should be checked.

Click Ok.
Notepad will open with some text in it (the file will also be saved in the program's folder as well).
Post this text in your next reply.

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Thanks much for the prompt reply and instructions, even on a weekend!

I was able to install Adobe Reader 9.3 using IE. Didn't understand why it worked with IE, but I was happy. I'll learn to clean the cache of Firefox. I couldn't install Adobe Reader 9.3.2 Update, though, even with IE. The same "Error 1327.Invalid Drive: F:\" message popped up.

Here are Registry Search logs. There are two logs simply because the Registry Search window accepted only up to 4 strings at a time.

By the way (since I forgot to mention this yesterday), adult websites and the Antispyware Soft website have stopped popping up, and the computer seems to be running normally.


[b]
Registry Search Log
[/b]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Registry Search 2.0 by Bobbi Flekman © 2005
; Version: 2.0.6.0

; Results at 5/15/2010 2:09:40 PM for strings:
; 'hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell folders'
; 'hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\user shell folders'
; 'hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion'
; '
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell folders'
; Strings excluded from search:
; (None)
; Search in:
; Registry Values
;


; End Of The Log...


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Registry Search 2.0 by Bobbi Flekman © 2005
; Version: 2.0.6.0

; Results at 5/15/2010 2:11:51 PM for strings:
; '
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\user shell folders'
; Strings excluded from search:
; (None)
; Search in:
; Registry Values
;


; End Of The Log...

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Hi,

Let's run a new check with Registry Search. Have all boxes checked and put [b]F:\[/b] as search string. Probably better to attach the result file if it's long (if file attaching works now with IE or Firefox).

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I ran Registry Search again, with only "F:\" as search string. I left all the boxes checked this time. The log turned out to be fairly short, so here it is!

[b]
Registry Search Log, 2nd Run with F:\
[/b]

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Registry Search 2.0 by Bobbi Flekman © 2005
; Version: 2.0.6.0

; Results at 5/16/2010 1:35:12 PM for strings:
; 'f:\'
; Strings excluded from search:
; (None)
; Search in:
; Registry Keys Registry Values Registry Data
; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE HKEY_USERS


[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\jpg]
"a"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 090.jpg"
"b"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 089.jpg"
"c"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 091.jpg"
"d"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 092.jpg"
"e"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 093.jpg"
"g"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 096.jpg"
"h"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 063.jpg"
"j"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 059.jpg"

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"My Pictures"="F:\\Photos"

; End Of The Log...

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Hi,


Save text below as [b]fix.reg[/b] on [color="blue"]Notepad[/color] (save it as [i]all files[/i] (*.*)) on the [b]Desktop[/b].

[code]REGEDIT4

&#91;HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders&#93;
&#34;My Pictures&#34;=&#34;%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures&#34;[/code]

It should look like this -> [img]http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/images/reg.gif[/img]

Doubleclick [b]fix.reg[/b], press Yes and ok.

Reboot and see if the error still appears.

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Created fix.reg on Desktop, added the info to the registry (actually twice, by mistake. hope it doesn't hurt), and rebooted the computer. I'm afraid I'm clueless as to what error you may be referring to... In case you meant the last Registry Search, here is the new log:

[b]
Registry Search Log with F:\
[/b]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Registry Search 2.0 by Bobbi Flekman © 2005
; Version: 2.0.6.0

; Results at 5/17/2010 2:42:44 PM for strings:
; 'f:\'
; Strings excluded from search:
; (None)
; Search in:
; Registry Keys Registry Values Registry Data
; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE HKEY_USERS


[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\jpg]
"a"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 090.jpg"
"b"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 089.jpg"
"c"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 091.jpg"
"d"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 092.jpg"
"e"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 093.jpg"
"g"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 096.jpg"
"h"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 063.jpg"
"j"="F:\\Photos\\Spring 10\\Spring 10 059.jpg"

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"My Pictures"="F:\\Photos"

; End Of The Log...



If this is not what you meant, please give me further instructions, please. As far as I can tell, the computer is behaving normally. Does this mean I can install Ad-Aware now??

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Hi,

Seems that didn't work out too well. We have to change registry settings manually.

Click start->run->type cmd.exe and press enter. Copy-paste the following command in command prompt window:
[code]SWReg EXPORT &#34;HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders&#34; c&#58;\re180510.reg[/code]

1. Click start->run->type [b]regedit[/b] and press enter.
2. Navigate to [b]HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders[/b] branch. There you should see [b]My Pictures[/b] value.
3. Double click it and copy paste this into Value data -field: [b]%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures[/b]
4. Click ok and close registry editor. See if you're able to install Adobe Reader update.
start notepad

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Navigated to
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
and changed the value data to => %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
(By the way, its "Type" remained REG_SZ, while all other entries on the same column were REG_EXPAND_SZ. Any significance?)
Closed Registry Editor, and attempted to install the Adobe Reader Update by double-clicking the icon on Desktop.
This time, I got "Error 1606.Could not access network location %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures\"

While doing all this, I remembered that sometime ago I moved the Windows' original "My Pictures" folder to an external drive and renamed it "Photos". Thinking this may have been a problem, I just moved it back to "My Documents." But in the process of renaming it back to "My Pictures," I did something wrong: now the file name appears "%s's Pictures" and it would not let me rename it (both right-clicking and File drop-down menu don't give "rename" option). I still get "Error 1606" when I try to install Adobe Reader Update.

And I wasn't sure what I needed to do with the CODE: SWReg EXPORT "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" c:\re180510.reg

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Hi,

[quote]And I wasn't sure what I needed to do with the CODE: SWReg EXPORT "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1598330454-1332260136-4256513546-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" c:\re180510.reg[/quote]
Did you run it as instructed? That should had created backup export of the registry key (c:\re180510.reg file).

Go to registry editor (via regedit) again. Navigate to that very same branch and right click [b]My Pictures[/b]. Select [b]delete[/b]. Then right click on empty area below values there and select [b]new[/b]->[b]expandable string value[/b]. Name it as [b]My Pictures[/b] and edit its value to [b]%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures[/b]

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I just ran SWReg EXPORT correctly, and re180510.reg has been created (I searched for it, and it turned up).
Then I edited the registry as instructed.
After all this, Adobe Reader Update was successfully installed. Thanks much!
What now?
P.S. The mysterious "%s's Pictures" has gone back to the normal file name "My Pictures" in "My Documents"

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Good. Are you still noticing any problems? If not, it's time to secure your system to prevent against further intrusions.

Replace outdated [b]Symantec Antivirus[/b].

Good free antivirus programs are:
[url="http://free-av.com/en/download/1/download_avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html"]Antivir[/url]
[url="http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html"]Avast![/url] and
[url="http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition"]AVG Free Antivirus[/url]

Good commercial ones are from:
[url="http://www.kaspersky.com/homeuser"]Kaspersky[/url] and
[url="http://www.eset.com/products/index.php"]ESET[/url]

For firewall I recommend either [url="http://www.tallemu.com/free-firewall-protection-software.html"]Online Armor Free[/url] or [url="http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html#fw3.0"]Comodo Firewall Pro[/url] (If you choose Comodo: Uncheck during installation Install Comodo SafeSurf.., Make Comodo my default search provider and Make Comodo Search my homepage and install firewall ONLY!).


[color="blue"]THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT[/color]

[color="purple"]Let's reset system restore[/color]
Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected. Please note you need Administrator Access to do clean the restore points.

1. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
[color="blue"]NOTE: only do this ONCE,[size=18][b]NOT[/b] [/size]on a regular basis[/color]



Now lets uninstall ComboFix:[list]
[*]Click START then RUN
[*]Now copy-paste [b]Combofix /uninstall[/b] in the runbox and click OK
[/list]

Please download [url="http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTC.exe"]OTC[/url] and save it to desktop.[list]
[*]Double-click [b]OTC.exe[/b].
[*]Click the [b]CleanUp![/b] button.
[*]Select [b]Yes[/b] when the
Begin cleanup Process?
prompt appears.
[*]If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select [b]Yes[/b].
[*]The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.
[/list]
Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.



[color="orange"]UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER[/color]

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 [url="http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/"][color="blue"]the windows update site[/color][/url] 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.


[color="purple"]Make your Internet Explorer more secure[/color]

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.



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.
[list]
[*][color="purple"]hosts file:[/color][list]
[*]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 [size=18]optional!![/size]
[/list]Download it [url="http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm"][color="purple"]here[/color][/url]. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial [url="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial51.html"] here [/url]
If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:[list=1]
[color="green"]
[*]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[/color]
[/list]
[*]Run Secunia vulnerability check [url="http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/"]here[/url] and fix its findings.
[/list]

[b]Just a final reminder for you. I am trying to stress these two points.[/b]
[color="green"][size=18]UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!![/size][/color] Make sure you do this about every 1-2 weeks.
Make sure all of your security programs are up to date.
[color="purple"]Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently[/color] - It is important that you visit [url="http://www.windowsupdate.com"]http://www.windowsupdate.com[/url] regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.



Once again, please post and tell me how things are going with your system... problems etc.

[color="green"]Have a great day,[/color]
Blade :P

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I had some connection problem yesterday, but everything is fine now.
I followed all the instructions (I haven't made up my mind about HOSTS file yet, though), and everything seems good. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and info.

One question. What do you think of leaving the following IE security option "Disabled"?
* Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
While reading related webpages, I noticed someone recommending "disable" for enhanced security.

I'll let you know if I think of more questions! Thanks.

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Hi,

Having that setting disabled is more secure. Some sites may require the functionality though.

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