[ Done ] HiJackThis Log

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Offline AZScorpion

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Re: [ In Progress ] HiJackThis Log
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2009, 08:39:25 AM »
MUCH Better!  Thanks a million! 

One last question - anything else you see running / in my system that could be booted or improved upon?  I'm always looking for ways to optimize what I have.  I'll have to do some reading of the "stickys" in the forums here.  Lots of good stuff!


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Offline bamajim

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Re: [ In Progress ] HiJackThis Log
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2009, 08:48:29 AM »
AZScorpion

Here are a couple of items you can "fix" in Hijackthis. They are legit programs, and will continue to function when called upon, but they are not neede at Startup. If you want to fix these then

1. Rerun Hijackthis (scan only) and place checks beside the following entries


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\Program Files\Plaxo\3.18.0.14\PlaxoHelper_en.exe -a
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe


Close all other open windows except Hijackthis and Select "Fix checked"

Close Hijackthis ->> Reboot your PC

You may now remove/delete/uninstall the tools we used to clean your PC

Now that your log is clean

There are some final notes:

Lets create a clean System Restore point
The instructions are here

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.

Updating Java:

Download the latest version of
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.u11.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u11-windowsi586-p.exe to install the newest version.

Update your Anti Virus Software

Use and maintain a Firewall

Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently for critical updates

Backup your Important Documents and Files on a regular basis

To a disc or a USB key, or a removable HD, not your resident Hardrive

You may want to read this article"So how did I get infected in the first place" by Tony Klein

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Offline AZScorpion

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Re: [ Done ] HiJackThis Log
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2009, 10:12:51 AM »
Thanks again Bamajim!!  I think I'll be hanging out in here from time to time now.  Great resource!!