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Copy of my HJT log (text file is copied below)

Discussion in 'Spyware, Adware, Viruses and Malware Removal' started by mattboyd33, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    Anyone know what I need to remove here? I am confident I have spyware but I've run Spybot, Ad-Aware, SpyDoctor, constantly run Norton AV, and still get pops that have to be run by client-based apps.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:33:22 AM, on 11/30/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\basfipm.exe
    C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TivoBeacon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\windows\system32\netdaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\mboyd\My Documents\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://msg.edit.yahoo.com/config/reset_cookies?&.y=Y=v=1%26n=e56ki17ojch64%26l=c0jj1eo3tt/o%26p=m2a2rt2013000007%26jb=36|36|%26r=8j%26lg=us%26intl=us&.t=T=z=CizXABCoIYABBcZ4MiMTztYTzczBjU3N04xM09PMDI-%26a=YAE%26sk=DAA0j4TRmIebna%26d=c2wBT0RBMEFUSXdNRGsyTkRnNE56VS0BYQFZQUUBb2sBWlcwLQF0aXABX2N0eXNCAXp6AUNpelhBQmdXQQ--%26af=QUFBQ0FDQURCOUFGQUJBQ0FEQU1IMCZ0cz0xMDc5OTgyMjEwJnBzPUpfVlJyR2d4ZVFzTjBKd3QzNFN4R3ctLQ--&.ver=2&.done=http%3a//us.rd.yahoo.com/messenger/client/%3fhttp%3a//mail.yahoo.com/
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: Google Desktop Search Capture - {7c1ce531-09e9-4fc5-9803-1c2956615786} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SM1BG] C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MXO Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MaxtorOneTouch] C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [netdaemon] C:\windows\system32\netdaemon /v
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TivoServer] "C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TivoServer.exe" /service
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To &Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-4017 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: WebControlDeploy - https://grouper.com/v1/GrouperSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - https://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {3299935F-2C5A-499A-9908-95CFFF6EF8C1} (Quicksilver Class) - http://vapwfb.ops.placeware.com/etc/place/FOLDER/VAFpws-b2/5.1.3.199/lib/quicksilver.cab
    O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-12.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1093263479933
    O16 - DPF: {6EE39BFC-2FB6-4B69-9D05-CFC10E4F5B3E} (MavenBootInstallerAXControl Class) - http://client.maven.net/client/mavenBootInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6F750200-1362-4815-A476-88533DE61D0C} (Ofoto Upload Manager Class) - http://www.ofoto.com/downloads/BUM/BUM_WIN_IE_1/axofupld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.napster.com/client/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {94B82441-A413-4E43-8422-D49930E69764} (TLIEFlashObj Class) - https://webchat.dell.com/Media/VisitorChat/TLIEFlash.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37958.6039699074
    O16 - DPF: {A662DA7E-CCB7-4743-B71A-D817F6D575DF} - http://www.autodesk.com/global/expressviewer/installer/ExpressViewerSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78D} (DoomCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/DoomCln.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78E} (SassCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/Sasser/20/SassCln.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {ABB0C082-D895-4927-940F-5FF6C2AA145A} - https://ssl.salesforce.com/setup/outlook/setups/outlook.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D5C0A9BF-064A-4AC7-AA3A-1B7D2457BBAC} (PreviewCtl Class) - http://www.eyeblasterwiz.com/preview/EyeblasterPreview.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://premconf.webex.com/client/v_premconf/webex/ieatgpc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FA9740A2-5802-42E2-B509-81186EEB3C42} (WABControl Class) - https://www.linkedin.com/cab/wabctrl.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
     
  2. Jaynee

    Jaynee Techie7 New Member

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com

    I bet that is the culprit........ Owen can do this log tomorrow I am too tired.... Well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.

    :)
     
  3. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    As an FYI, anything with ValueClick most likely refers to my company. This is my corporate laptop and I work for ValueClick.
     
  4. Bear

    Bear D-A-L Elite Member

    First thing you need to do is read all of Owen's instructions in the Sicky at the top of this board titled Hijack This Logs. You have an outdated version of HJT and you need to update it. After following all of Owen's instructions please post a new log with the newest edition of HJT which is 1.98.2 and I'm sure Owen or one of the other MODs that analyze the logs will be able to help you sort it out.
     
  5. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    Bear - Thanks. I followed the link provided in the top posting but I'll make sure I find the v.19-something (and re-run).

    Thanks again,
    Matt
     
  6. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    Copy of my HJT log (log/text file is copied below)

    Thank you for your help with this. Please note, this is on my corporate laptop and I travel quite a bit so there may be things that you think are spyware or malware but they may be related to my corporate login (ValueClick). Thanks again!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 8:12:07 AM, on 12/1/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\basfipm.exe
    C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TivoBeacon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\windows\system32\netdaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\mboyd\My Documents\Hijack\New December 1\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://msg.edit.yahoo.com/config/reset_cookies?&.y=Y=v=1%26n=e56ki17ojch64%26l=c0jj1eo3tt/o%26p=m2a2rt2013000007%26jb=36|36|%26r=8j%26lg=us%26intl=us&.t=T=z=CizXABCoIYABBcZ4MiMTztYTzczBjU3N04xM09PMDI-%26a=YAE%26sk=DAA0j4TRmIebna%26d=c2wBT0RBMEFUSXdNRGsyTkRnNE56VS0BYQFZQUUBb2sBWlcwLQF0aXABX2N0eXNCAXp6AUNpelhBQmdXQQ--%26af=QUFBQ0FDQURCOUFGQUJBQ0FEQU1IMCZ0cz0xMDc5OTgyMjEwJnBzPUpfVlJyR2d4ZVFzTjBKd3QzNFN4R3ctLQ--&.ver=2&.done=http%3a//us.rd.yahoo.com/messenger/client/%3fhttp%3a//mail.yahoo.com/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: Google Desktop Search Capture - {7c1ce531-09e9-4fc5-9803-1c2956615786} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SM1BG] C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MXO Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MaxtorOneTouch] C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [netdaemon] C:\windows\system32\netdaemon /v
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TivoServer] "C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TivoServer.exe" /service
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To &Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-4017 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: WebControlDeploy - https://grouper.com/v1/GrouperSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - https://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {3299935F-2C5A-499A-9908-95CFFF6EF8C1} (Quicksilver Class) - http://vapwfb.ops.placeware.com/etc/place/FOLDER/VAFpws-b2/5.1.3.199/lib/quicksilver.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-12.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1093263479933
    O16 - DPF: {6EE39BFC-2FB6-4B69-9D05-CFC10E4F5B3E} (MavenBootInstallerAXControl Class) - http://client.maven.net/client/mavenBootInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6F750200-1362-4815-A476-88533DE61D0C} (Ofoto Upload Manager Class) - http://www.ofoto.com/downloads/BUM/BUM_WIN_IE_1/axofupld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.napster.com/client/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {94B82441-A413-4E43-8422-D49930E69764} (TLIEFlashObj Class) - https://webchat.dell.com/Media/VisitorChat/TLIEFlash.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A662DA7E-CCB7-4743-B71A-D817F6D575DF} - http://www.autodesk.com/global/expressviewer/installer/ExpressViewerSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {ABB0C082-D895-4927-940F-5FF6C2AA145A} - https://ssl.salesforce.com/setup/outlook/setups/outlook.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D5C0A9BF-064A-4AC7-AA3A-1B7D2457BBAC} (PreviewCtl Class) - http://www.eyeblasterwiz.com/preview/EyeblasterPreview.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://premconf.webex.com/client/v_premconf/webex/ieatgpc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FA9740A2-5802-42E2-B509-81186EEB3C42} (WABControl Class) - https://www.linkedin.com/cab/wabctrl.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll
     
  7. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Close all browser windows, restart Hijack This and put a checkmark next to the following entries:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...//www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

    Click Fix Checked

    Reboot and post a fresh log
     
  8. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    Owen, here's my most recent log (after following your instructions, above).

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 12:07:00 PM, on 12/1/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\basfipm.exe
    C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TivoBeacon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\windows\system32\netdaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\mboyd\My Documents\Hijack\New December 1\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://msg.edit.yahoo.com/config/reset_cookies?&.y=Y=v=1%26n=e56ki17ojch64%26l=c0jj1eo3tt/o%26p=m2a2rt2013000007%26jb=36|36|%26r=8j%26lg=us%26intl=us&.t=T=z=CizXABCoIYABBcZ4MiMTztYTzczBjU3N04xM09PMDI-%26a=YAE%26sk=DAA0j4TRmIebna%26d=c2wBT0RBMEFUSXdNRGsyTkRnNE56VS0BYQFZQUUBb2sBWlcwLQF0aXABX2N0eXNCAXp6AUNpelhBQmdXQQ--%26af=QUFBQ0FDQURCOUFGQUJBQ0FEQU1IMCZ0cz0xMDc5OTgyMjEwJnBzPUpfVlJyR2d4ZVFzTjBKd3QzNFN4R3ctLQ--&.ver=2&.done=http%3a//us.rd.yahoo.com/messenger/client/%3fhttp%3a//mail.yahoo.com/
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: Google Desktop Search Capture - {7c1ce531-09e9-4fc5-9803-1c2956615786} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [type32] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SM1BG] C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MXO Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MaxtorOneTouch] C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [netdaemon] C:\windows\system32\netdaemon /v
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\Program Files\Plaxo\2.0.4.58\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TivoServer] "C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TivoServer.exe" /service
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To &Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-4017 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\DLink\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\google\google desktop search\googledesktopnetwork1.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: WebControlDeploy - https://grouper.com/v1/GrouperSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - https://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {3299935F-2C5A-499A-9908-95CFFF6EF8C1} (Quicksilver Class) - http://vapwfb.ops.placeware.com/etc/place/FOLDER/VAFpws-b2/5.1.3.199/lib/quicksilver.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-12.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1093263479933
    O16 - DPF: {6EE39BFC-2FB6-4B69-9D05-CFC10E4F5B3E} (MavenBootInstallerAXControl Class) - http://client.maven.net/client/mavenBootInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6F750200-1362-4815-A476-88533DE61D0C} (Ofoto Upload Manager Class) - http://www.ofoto.com/downloads/BUM/BUM_WIN_IE_1/axofupld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.napster.com/client/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {94B82441-A413-4E43-8422-D49930E69764} (TLIEFlashObj Class) - https://webchat.dell.com/Media/VisitorChat/TLIEFlash.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A662DA7E-CCB7-4743-B71A-D817F6D575DF} - http://www.autodesk.com/global/expressviewer/installer/ExpressViewerSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {ABB0C082-D895-4927-940F-5FF6C2AA145A} - https://ssl.salesforce.com/setup/outlook/setups/outlook.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D5C0A9BF-064A-4AC7-AA3A-1B7D2457BBAC} (PreviewCtl Class) - http://www.eyeblasterwiz.com/preview/EyeblasterPreview.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://premconf.webex.com/client/v_premconf/webex/ieatgpc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FA9740A2-5802-42E2-B509-81186EEB3C42} (WABControl Class) - https://www.linkedin.com/cab/wabctrl.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = sf.corp.valueclick.com
    O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll
     
  9. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Thats a clean log. I can't see any problems. How are things running?
     
  10. mattboyd33

    mattboyd33 Techie7 New Member

    Things are running better now and I have not had any run-ins with contextually-targeted pops, windows opening, etc.

    Thank you for all your help. Do I need to run the CW Shredder program?
     
  11. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    No CWShredder is not needed in this case. You can have a read of this info though:

    Preventing it returning

    After your problem has been resolved on the forum, it is an absoulute MUST to do the following steps to prevent the problem returning. Click on the link to get access to the software or webpage that I'm referring to.

    1. Visit Windows Update
    Pay a visit to Windows Update and scan for and download ALL Critical Updates and Service Packs. New updates are usually released monthly so check back to Windows Update every month.

    2. Download Antivirus Software-
    If you haven't already got Antivirus software, you should download and install AVG Antivirus. It is freeware and is updated nearly every 2 days (sometimes more frequently if there are a lot of new viruses) and in my opinion, is better than some Antivirus software such as Norton. Antivirus software will prevent viruses infecting your system and it is important that you update it every two days or every week at the most.

    3. Download a Firewall-
    If you haven't already got a firewall, it is Very important that you download one. Firewalls will prevent unauthorised access to your computer and stop data leaking out of your computer. You may think that it won't happen to you, but Hackers don't care who you are, what you do, where you live or what you had for tea last Sunday on your holiday in the Lake District, they want your data. Firewalls will keep these sneaks out and one of the best is Sygate Personal Firewall, which happens to be freeware.

    4. Spyware Scanners-
    It is important that as well as having real time spyware protection, you have a spyware scanning application. If you have not already been told to download one earlier in this thread, it is a good idea to download Spybot Search And Destroy and Ad-aware. They are both spyware scanners and will search for a remove spyware. It is recommended that you have both, because one will pick up entries that the other misses. It is even a good idea to download these if you have other programs such as ASE, Spysweeper, Pest Patrol, etc, because one spyware scanner will not pick up everything. Please remember to update your spyware scanners weekly/fortnightly.

    5. Prevent Spyware slipping through Internet Explorer-
    Quite a lot of spyware slips through Internet Explorer if your settings are not tight enough. Spyware Blaster will help you prevent spyware slipping through and installing tracking cookies. Simply run it via Start> Programs> Spyware Blaster and click Enable All Protection and it will protect you. It doesn't even have to be open! Remember to update weekly/fortnightly.

    6. Constant Spyware Protection-
    It is important to have constant spyware protection. Spyware Guard works like an antivirus program but detects Spyware instead. It will constantly protect your system. Check for updates monthly.

    All Of these steps are very important and it is HIGHLY recommended that you download all of the programs mentioned for your own safety. Remember to Update everything (including Windows using Windows Update)! It is also a good idea to perform weekly/fortnightly scans with Spybot S&D, Ad-aware and your antivirus software.

    And last of all, please remember, that common sense is your greatest tool. Without it, spyware and other related Malware would rule!