SpywareHammer Malware Removal Forums => Completed Malware and Rootkit Removal Topics => Topic started by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 05:56:54 PM

Title: [Resolved] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 05:56:54 PM
Hello! I first did some searching around on here and found someone whose problem sounded identical to mine. It was a topic posted by fotoguy333. His  topic is here, http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=10259.0

I did everything Hoov instructed fotoguy to do, except for, of course, posting results and logs from the programs to the forum for you folks to interpret. Now, I knew running everything on there wouldn't cause anymore problems for me so I just did everything except for the combofix. That was sounding a little to sketchy for me. So I ran ccleaner, mbam, tdsskiller, and before I found this forum, I downloaded microsoft security essentials and ran that. It removed a couple of things but the other ones pulled out a lot more.

Doing all that seemed to repair the problem, until the next day. Running into the same redirecting problem again. So now I'll see if I can get walked through the rest of it. I assume you'll wanna start from the top so here's my HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:36 PM, on 3/30/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\NetWaiting\netWaiting.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=0071120
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=0071120
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Canon Easy Web Print Helper - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OpwareSE4] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS4ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS4ServiceManager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe_ID0ENQBO] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Adobe\ADOBEV~1\Server\bin\VERSIO~2.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ModemOnHold] C:\Program Files\NetWaiting\netWaiting.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - S-1-5-18 Startup: ZooskMessenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\ZooskMessenger\ZooskMessenger.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - .DEFAULT Startup: ZooskMessenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\ZooskMessenger\ZooskMessenger.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: ZooskMessenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\ZooskMessenger\ZooskMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_AddToList.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Preview.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Print.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {48DD0448-9209-4F81-9F6D-D83562940134} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader1006.cab
O16 - DPF: {5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0} (Facebook Photo Uploader 4 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader3.cab
O16 - DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2009.07.28_v5.5.8.1/FacebookPhotoUploader55.cab
O16 - DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe Version Cue CS4 - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS4\Server\bin\VersionCueCS4.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Crypkey License - CrypKey (Canada) Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\crypserv.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: SpyHunter 4 Service - Enigma Software Group USA, LLC. - C:\PROGRA~1\ENIGMA~1\SPYHUN~1\SH4SER~1.EXE
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

End of file - 11374 bytes

Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 06:09:08 PM
Hello, welcome to SpywareHammer.

I go by Hoov, and I will be helping you with your problem. I must ask you to do a few things for me.

First, tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.

Second, please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.

Third, follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go.

Fourth, Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try.

Before we start trying to fix your computer, you need to make sure your data is backed up. Also let me know of any software you have running that encrypts your harddrive.

Now onto trying to fix your computer.

Unfortunately there are several critters out there that can cause your problem.  Also unfortunately each critter uses a different method of removal.

Before asking for all of the logs that you ran, does this problem only show up with Firefox and Google? Or does it happen with Bing and Yahoo? How about with IE and all three of those search engines?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 06:31:06 PM
firefox: ok, it happens consistently in google, but not in bing or yahoo but I coulda swore that it did it once in awhile on yahoo.

IE: Same thing, consistent on google but I know that it did it on yahoo at one point. Bing I've never messed with on IE, I tried it out just now, and it seemed ok
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 06:37:48 PM
OK, can you post the logs from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware that found problems that were removed? Also post the log from TDSSKiller.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 06:51:26 PM
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 6209

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

3/29/2011 8:31:17 PM
mbam-log-2011-03-29 (20-31-17).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 177620
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 10 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 2
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 5
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 4
Files Infected: 7

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\wstrptm.dll (Trojan.Hiloti) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\oxahuxew.dll (IPH.Trojan.Hiloti.B) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Ldesiyerezuqa (Trojan.Hiloti) -> Value: Ldesiyerezuqa -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Dguxelaguzeyawe (IPH.Trojan.Hiloti.B) -> Value: Dguxelaguzeyawe -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run\RTHDBPL (Trojan.Agent) -> Value: RTHDBPL -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\{C2584191-0C50-2B34-68C9-7891BAED24CB} (Trojan.ZbotR.Gen) -> Value: {C2584191-0C50-2B34-68C9-7891BAED24CB} -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\fHhCcCpJbIk29100 (Rogue.SystemTool.M) -> Value: fHhCcCpJbIk29100 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
c:\documents and settings\Timika\application data\systemproc (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d} (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d}\chrome (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d}\chrome\content (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\wstrptm.dll (Trojan.Hiloti) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\oxahuxew.dll (IPH.Trojan.Hiloti.B) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\documents and settings\Timika\local settings\application data\775171.exe (Trojan.Hiloti) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Timika\application data\systemproc\lsass.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d}\chrome.manifest (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d}\install.rdf (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{9ce11043-9a15-4207-a565-0c94c42d590d}\chrome\content\timer.xul (Worm.Prolaco.M) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I didn't save the log from from tdsskiller. I didn't anticipate running the log past you folks. But I can tell you that when it was done running, it said it didn't run across any problems.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 07:02:20 PM
Open a command prompt (all programs > Accessories > Command Prompt) and type in
Ipconfig /all > ipconfig.txt and then hit enter. Then type in ipconfig.txt to open notepad with the log. Copy it and paste it in to your next response.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 07:05:49 PM
Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MikaBunny

        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-AA-D6-D0

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-C0-58-81

        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :

        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:25:11 PM

        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:25:11 PM
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 07:16:37 PM
Is the router you connect thru yours? If it is, can you get into the setup pages of the router and tell me what the DNS settings are?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 07:27:53 PM
im connected wirelessly to our home router through this laptop. i tried bringing up the router by typing in into a browser, and it's requesting a username and password, one which i know but it's not letting me in for some reason. Do I have to access the router from the original computer the router was setup on?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 07:33:09 PM
nevermind...hold on...I got it
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 07:47:59 PM
Well, I guess I'm not too sure what you're looking for. As far as DNS settings go, the only thing it has to say is that it gets it automatically from the isp. unless what you're looking for is the ip address of the dns server
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 08:26:40 PM
That is exactly what I need. The IP address of your DNS server settings in the router.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 30, 2011, 08:56:31 PM
I'm gonna have to call it a night. Thanks so much for your help. I'll get back with you tomorrow or whenever you're available and see what's next. Thanks again!!
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 30, 2011, 09:23:18 PM
Please download  GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop
Download Mirror #1 (http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/GooredFix.exe)
Download Mirror #2 (http://downloads.securitycadets.com/GooredFix.exe)
Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).[/list]
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 31, 2011, 10:32:31 AM
I have another question for you, but it is not about your computer, its about your posts. You have been using the pre tag in your posts when you are pasting in a log. Do you know where this is coming from? Are you putting it in manually? Or are you copying text from an editor other than notepad?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 31, 2011, 03:42:18 PM
GooredFix by jpshortstuff (
Log created at 17:40 on 31/03/2011 (Timika)
Firefox version 4.0 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========

Deleting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\{4AA613FA-C3A5-4F93-BC57-43ECECEEC4C2} -> Success!
Deleting C:\Documents and Settings\Timika\Local Settings\Application Data\{4AA613FA-C3A5-4F93-BC57-43ECECEEC4C2} -> Success!

========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [20:08 29/03/2011]

"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff" [04:07 29/11/2008]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [02:12 08/08/2009]

Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 31, 2011, 03:49:33 PM
i'm using the preformatted text button here on the post reply window. I used that when posting logs so the text wouldn't wrap around and make it all confusing looking. I know this sounds kinda silly but I couldn't figure out how to make it so the text wouldn't wrap around so I found that the button works.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 31, 2011, 04:13:33 PM
I'm sure this might be a separate issue but I don't know, it could be related. I didn't bring it up before cause I couldn't remember what it said, but I just got this error again. It says RUNDLL in the title bar and says Error loading c:\Program Files\Common Files\ParetoLogic\UUS2\UUS.dll I think there has been another one than that too but I'm not positive. I'm hoping they're .dll's for programs I don't really need.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 31, 2011, 06:34:18 PM
You don't need to use the preformat button. As long as notepad is not set to wordwrap, then the formatting that the board software does is good. Some of the logs have lines that are a thousand characters long.

About the RUNDLL Error, are you using anything from ParetoLogic?

About the search problem, gorredfix found and removed two entries, so I need you to test out your browser and see if it is working, or if it still gets redirected.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on March 31, 2011, 07:47:38 PM
yeah still getting redirected. It says paretologic has something  to do with a windows installer package and I'm pretty sure it's not running or being used. I won't really worry about it now though unless it's related to the other problem, cause it's not making anything act whacky
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on March 31, 2011, 08:51:46 PM
* Anyone other than the originator of this thread, you would be best advised to not run combofix without guidance from someone trained in its use. It is a very powerful tool that can cause damage to your computer if used wrong.

Run comboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix)

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Also make sure you close all your browsers just before the instructions tell you to start the scanner.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on April 01, 2011, 09:15:10 PM
ComboFix 11-04-01.01 - Timika 04/01/2011  22:50:16.2.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.347 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Timika\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Other Deletions   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
(((((((((((((((((((((((((   Files Created from 2011-03-02 to 2011-04-02  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-04-02 02:41 . 2011-03-23 14:11   6792528   ----a-w-   c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{88F3F629-CFDB-4922-8AA1-21E07F0BB743}\mpengine.dll
2011-03-31 18:02 . 2011-03-23 14:11   6792528   ----a-w-   c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Backup\mpengine.dll
2011-03-30 23:40 . 2011-03-30 23:40   388096   ----a-r-   c:\documents and settings\Timika\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{45A66726-69BC-466B-A7A4-12FCBA4883D7}\HiJackThis.exe
2011-03-30 00:18 . 2010-12-20 22:09   38224   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2011-03-30 00:18 . 2010-12-20 22:08   20952   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-03-30 00:18 . 2011-03-30 00:18   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-03-30 00:06 . 2011-03-30 00:06   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\CCleaner
2011-03-29 23:12 . 2010-10-19 20:51   222080   ------w-   c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2011-03-29 23:04 . 2011-03-29 23:04   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\Microsoft Security Client
2011-03-29 20:02 . 2011-03-29 20:02   0   ----a-w-   c:\windows\Ysitiheso.bin
2011-03-29 20:00 . 2011-03-29 20:00   60416   ---ha-w-   c:\windows\system32\qwinsmui.dll
2011-03-14 00:11 . 2011-03-14 00:11   --------   d-----w-   C:\4253289bdd31c46391e0dc
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Find3M Report   ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-02-11 01:44 . 2011-02-11 01:44   110080   ----a-r-   c:\documents and settings\Timika\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{4E97AE47-1293-4669-BBF3-4BDE52501A1A}\IconF7A21AF7.exe
2011-02-11 01:44 . 2011-02-11 01:44   110080   ----a-r-   c:\documents and settings\Timika\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{4E97AE47-1293-4669-BBF3-4BDE52501A1A}\IconD7F16134.exe
2011-02-09 13:53 . 2008-04-14 09:42   270848   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\sbe.dll
2011-02-09 13:53 . 2008-04-14 09:41   186880   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\encdec.dll
2011-02-02 07:58 . 2004-08-10 19:01   2067456   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll
2011-01-27 11:57 . 2004-08-10 19:01   677888   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe
2011-01-21 14:44 . 2008-04-14 09:42   439296   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\shimgvw.dll
2011-01-07 14:09 . 2008-04-14 09:39   290048   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2011-03-18 17:53 . 2011-03-29 20:08   142296   ----a-w-   c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\browsercomps.dll
------- Sigcheck -------
[-] 2008-04-23 . 362BC5AF8EAF712832C58CC13AE05750 . 1614848 . . [5.1.2600.5512] . . c:\windows\system32\sfcfiles.dll
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Reg Loading Points   ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
"ModemOnHold"="c:\program files\NetWaiting\netWaiting.exe" [2003-09-10 20480]
"DellSupport"="c:\program files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" [2007-03-15 460784]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2006-10-19 204288]
"ATICCC"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe" [2006-05-10 90112]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2006-09-22 761947]
"Dell QuickSet"="c:\program files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe" [2007-02-20 1191936]
"Broadcom Wireless Manager UI"="c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe" [2005-12-19 1347584]
"DVDLauncher"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe" [2005-12-10 49152]
"dscactivate"="c:\program files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe" [2007-11-15 16384]
"CanonMyPrinter"="c:\program files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe" [2006-03-22 1191936]
"SSBkgdUpdate"="c:\program files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" [2003-09-30 155648]
"OpwareSE4"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe" [2006-03-21 69632]
"GrooveMonitor"="c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [2008-10-25 31072]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-01-12 39792]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-11-10 136600]
"SigmatelSysTrayApp"="stsystra.exe" [2006-09-22 282624]
"AdobeCS4ServiceManager"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\CS4ServiceManager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" [2008-08-14 611712]
"AppleSyncNotifier"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe" [2010-03-17 47392]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2010-09-08 421888]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2010-09-24 421160]
"MSC"="c:\program files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" [2010-11-30 997408]
c:\documents and settings\Timika\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
ZooskMessenger.lnk - c:\program files\ZooskMessenger\ZooskMessenger.exe [N/A]
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Digital Line Detect.lnk - c:\program files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe [2007-11-20 24576]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Documents and Settings\\Timika\\My Documents\\career\\rosettastone\\support\\bin\\win\\RosettaStoneLtdServices.exe"=
"c:\\Documents and Settings\\Timika\\My Documents\\career\\rosettastone\\RosettaStoneVersion3.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\CS4ServiceManager\\CS4ServiceManager.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Adobe Version Cue CS4\\Server\\bin\\VersionCueCS4.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\SPSSInc\\PASWStatistics18\\WinWrapIDE.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\SPSSInc\\PASWStatistics18\\paswstat.com"=
"c:\\Program Files\\SPSSInc\\PASWStatistics18\\paswstat.exe"=
"5353:TCP"= 5353:TCP:Adobe CSI CS4
"3703:TCP"= 3703:TCP:Adobe Version Cue CS4 Server
"3704:TCP"= 3704:TCP:Adobe Version Cue CS4 Server
"51000:TCP"= 51000:TCP:Adobe Version Cue CS4 Server
"51001:TCP"= 51001:TCP:Adobe Version Cue CS4 Server
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe [1/17/2008 7:48 PM 24652]
S1 MpKsl4dbc7f32;MpKsl4dbc7f32;\??\c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{28C4CEB7-7B5F-4275-AEB6-34AB61A5354E}\MpKsl4dbc7f32.sys --> c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{28C4CEB7-7B5F-4275-AEB6-34AB61A5354E}\MpKsl4dbc7f32.sys [?]
S2 SpyHunter 4 Service;SpyHunter 4 Service;c:\progra~1\ENIGMA~1\SPYHUN~1\SH4SER~1.EXE [11/5/2010 6:53 PM 327000]
S3 Adobe Version Cue CS4;Adobe Version Cue CS4;c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS4\Server\bin\VersionCueCS4.exe [8/15/2008 6:46 AM 284016]
S3 esgiguard;esgiguard;c:\program files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\esgiguard.sys [1/27/2010 6:10 PM 5248]
S3 MSHUSBVideo;NX6000/NX3000/VX7000 Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nx6000.sys [12/28/2008 6:31 PM 34136]
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
2009-06-27 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2007-08-29 16:34]
2011-04-02 c:\windows\Tasks\MP Scheduled Scan.job
- c:\program files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe [2010-11-11 16:26]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=0071120
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MI1933~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - c:\program files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_AddToList.html
IE: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - c:\program files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
IE: Easy-WebPrint Preview - c:\program files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Preview.html
IE: Easy-WebPrint Print - c:\program files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Print.html
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} - hxxp://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.cab
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Timika\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wol2i27s.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Yahoo
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 0
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -
WebBrowser-{604BC32A-9680-40D1-9AC6-E06B23A1BA4C} - (no file)
HKCU-Run-MsnMsgr - c:\program files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-04-01 23:02
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS
scanning hidden processes ... 
scanning hidden autostart entries ...
scanning hidden files ... 
scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0
--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------
- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(804)
c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4\AdobeDriveCS4_NP.dll
Completion time: 2011-04-01  23:06:39
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt  2011-04-02 03:06
Pre-Run: 17,856,139,264 bytes free
Post-Run: 17,892,892,672 bytes free
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
UnsupportedDebug="do not select this" /debug
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
- - End Of File - - 48ED0FAB57B453C675B6023B5CADEC9A
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on April 02, 2011, 11:00:07 AM
Did that make any difference?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on April 02, 2011, 11:32:10 AM
yeah it did...I guess I'll just try it out for awhile and see what happens. thanks again
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on April 02, 2011, 11:49:49 AM
If all is well tomorrow, let me know and we can do some cleanup.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on April 07, 2011, 12:11:55 PM
keitojay, how is your computer running?
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: keitojay on April 07, 2011, 08:15:58 PM
Sorry for the delay. It's running great no more redirects.
Title: Re: [In Progress] all sorts of page redirects no matter where i go
Post by: Hoov on April 07, 2011, 08:44:26 PM
Now  there are a few thing's you need to do to fully clean your system and keep it secure.

Uninstall Combofix
The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:
Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

ComboFix /Uninstall

Download OTC (http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTC.exe) to your desktop and run it
Click Yes to beginning the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. Choose Yes.

Cleaning out Temporary Files etc. There are several different products that you can use for this. You can go thru the Internet Options in the windows Control Panel. There are several programs that also do the job better than windows does it, in my opinion. There is System Security Suite (http://www.igorshpak.net/software/3ssetup104.zip), EasyCleaner (http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm), Ccleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com). Also sometimes other program sometimes do it as well as what you originally got it for like ZoneAlarm Security Suite. Just make sure to keep them updated and use them regularly.

Disable and Enable System Restore.
I recommend you turn off System restore, and then turn it back on so that you will not be able to restore your problems to a clean computer.
For Vista use these instructions, Windows Vista Restore Guide (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial143.html)
For XP use these instructions, Windows XP System Restore Guide (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=56)
Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above
Create a System Restore Point
Go to all programs, then to accessories, then to system tools, then to system restore. Check the box for create restore point (not select a restore point), then click next and follow the instructions.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions: (unless you are using ZoneAlarm Security Suite or something similar, then you would secure the browser thru the firewall). There are some good basic instructions for that here (http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/).

Use a different browser other than  IE (most exploits are pointed towards IE). One of them is
Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/).
It is also worth trying Thunderbird (http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/) for controlling spam in your e-mail.

Always use an UPDATED anti-virus program Make sure you update this at least weekly, if not more often. This is one thing that may save you more than anything else.

Run malware scanners. Three free ones are Spybot Search and Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org), and AdAware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com) and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (http://www.besttechie.net/mbam/mbam-setup.exe)

Always use a firewall.
Any firewall is better than none, and you should pick a firewall that you will use, as even the best firewall is worthless if you turn it off.
Learn how to use your firewall Only programs that need it should have access to the net. But these are specific to the firewall you use, so you will need to learn how. Several firewalls have support forums here. My page will help you with ZoneAlarm if that is what you choose. 

Never run two Antivirus programs or two Firewalls  at the same time. They can interfere with each other and cause problems. Some people swear that more protection is provided, but the reverse is true. They tend to argue amongst themselves and end up leaving holes. Now I have more than 1 AV installed on my computer, and I keep them up to date. I only run one at a time, but each program has weakness's, so I keep a backup in case my computer starts acting up.

 MOST IMPORTANT : Windows and IE, and whatever other software that you have that connects to the net, needs to be kept updated. The reason is, these programs connect to the net, and if there is an internal security problem, you have already told your firewall to allow the communication, and thus you will have allowed a hole. UPDATES are important. I suggest that you make sure that Windows Updates and the updates for your antivirus and antimalware programs are set for automatic updates. I also suggest running Secunia PSI (http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/). It will monitor the software you have installed and let you know when something needs to be updated.

Don't ever use P2P or filesharing software Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. They are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer. The reason for this is simple. File sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. However, this practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. Even if you change those risky default settings to a safer configuration, the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection. That is because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Many very malicious worms and trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities.

Before using any malware detection / removal software Check with Rogue/Suspect Spyware List (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm) and Rogue Applications List (http://www.malwarebytes.org/database.php) That way you will know if the program you are looking at is on the up and up. If you want to know how it stacks up against other programs check out SpywareWarrior (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm)

We have a good guide here at Spyware Hammer (http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=398.0) on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.

Let us know if you have any more problems, either new or old.
Have a good time surfing the net, but stay safe.
If you have no more problems, let me know and I will mark this as resolved. Or if you have more questions, ask away, that is why I am here.