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Underlined links issue (Hijack This Log posted)

Discussion in 'Spyware, Adware, Viruses and Malware Removal' started by Lesha, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Lesha

    Lesha Techie7 New Member

    Hey everybody,

    Over the past few weeks or so, I seem to have been experiencing detrimental effects of an abundance of spyware sitting on my system. The most annoying behavior that I have observed lately is the presence of "underlined words" that serve as links for different advertisement products, such as "credit card", "internet", "cash", "money", "yahoo", etc... Below is the result of Hijack This scan. Please note that I have already ran all kinds of spyware removal software on my system (from Ad-Aware to Spybot - Search & Destroy), and even multiple times each. All of them were successful in detecting lots of spyware which I have quarantined as suggested, yet I have not been able to entirely eliminate the dreaded effects of these as I keep on getting random underlined words (that serve as links to ads) throughout the page upon its load. If anybody could advise as to what I am possibly doing wrong or what part of the spyware removal process I have overlooked please share your ideas. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Hijack This Log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:04:18 AM, on 11/27/2004
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\tp4mon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ALEKSEY\Local Settings\Temp\{461ADABA-A9D1-4068-A010-062CD64D2650}9621c466-875d-4e2b-8957-d99cc8adf7a9.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
    D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ALEKSEY\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {CB5B2BC6-F957-4D8A-BE67-83F3EC58BA01} - C:\WINNT\system32\dsktrf.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP CD-Writer] D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPCDRW Reminder] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\Navbrowser.exe" /r /i "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\NavLoad.ini"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4mon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDIconsAndLabels] rundll32 C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MsdServ.dll,Start C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MSDIconsAndLabels.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows] C:\WINNT\System32\GroupPolicy\Adm\Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\A002\windows.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Startup: ASE Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    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: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Decompiler - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: SWFDecompiler (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Decompiler (HKLM)
    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: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56C9629A-C33F-11D3-BBFB-00105A1FAD68} - http://www.eyetide.com/download//225/Eyetide Installer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37888.7169791667
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
  2. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

  3. Lesha

    Lesha Techie7 New Member

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion, owen! I updated and ran the Hijack This again. Here is the log:


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 12:11:10 PM, on 11/27/2004
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\tp4mon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
    D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ALEKSEY\Local Settings\Temp\{461ADABA-A9D1-4068-A010-062CD64D2650}851ddc7c-7eb6-46e0-9396-e490e3ac254c.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ALEKSEY\Desktop\hijackthis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {CB5B2BC6-F957-4D8A-BE67-83F3EC58BA01} - C:\WINNT\system32\dsktrf.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP CD-Writer] D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPCDRW Reminder] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\Navbrowser.exe" /r /i "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\NavLoad.ini"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4mon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDIconsAndLabels] rundll32 C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MsdServ.dll,Start C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MSDIconsAndLabels.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    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: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Decompiler - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: SWFDecompiler - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Decompiler - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {6685509E-B47B-4f47-8E16-9A5F3A62F683} - file://C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\scri350a.htm (file missing) (HKCU)
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56C9629A-C33F-11D3-BBFB-00105A1FAD68} - http://www.eyetide.com/download//225/Eyetide Installer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
  4. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

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

    O2 - BHO: ohb - {CB5B2BC6-F957-4D8A-BE67-83F3EC58BA01} - C:\WINNT\system32\dsktrf.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSDIconsAndLabels] rundll32 C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MsdServ.dll,Start C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MSDIconsAndLabels.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {6685509E-B47B-4f47-8E16-9A5F3A62F683} - file://C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\scri350a.htm (file missing) (HKCU)

    Click Fix Checked

    Then boot into Safe Mode and ensure that you are showing Hidden Files and Folders.

    Delete the following files and folders:
    C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker
    C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MsdServ.dll
    C:\WINNT\system32\ShellExt\MSDIconsAndLabels.exe

    Reboot and post a fresh log
  5. Lesha

    Lesha Techie7 New Member

    Thank you soo much Owen!

    I believe the problem has been fixed now :) I don't even know how to thank you really because I've been struggling with this issue for almost a month and nearly lost hope thinking of already performing a clean-install on my machine. But thanks to your help it seems that the spyware has finally been battled. I'm posting a Hijack This log though as you requested just in case something else that I'm unaware of is still sitting on my system. Again, I greatly appreciate all of your assistance!


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 10:46:40 PM, on 11/27/2004
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\tp4mon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
    D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
    C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ALEKSEY\Desktop\hijackthis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP CD-Writer] D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPCDRW Reminder] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\Navbrowser.exe" /r /i "C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\support\webreg\NavLoad.ini"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "D:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] D:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4mon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    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: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Decompiler - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: SWFDecompiler - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Decompiler - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink SWF Decompiler\InternetExplorer.htm
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56C9629A-C33F-11D3-BBFB-00105A1FAD68} - http://www.eyetide.com/download//225/Eyetide Installer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
  6. owen

    owen D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Thats a clean log and I guess things are running smoothly! Have a read of this info:

    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!