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Post by liljanjann on Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:22 am

Hi, I've been hearing advertisements when no pop-up or browser windows are open. I'm pretty sure my computer is infected with something that is causing this to happen. I've run several anti-virus programs, including Norton Security Suite, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Malwarebytes, which have each detected and fixed several issues. However, I'm still hearing sounds from the advertisements every few minutes. Please let me know how I can fix this! Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:08 am

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:44 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply. Here is the output from Bootkit Remover:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: d4b876239615e81ab805b6a9431ee920
\\.\D: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Size Device Name MBR Status
--------------------------------------------
232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown boot code

Unknown boot code has been found on some of your physical disks.
To inspect the boot code manually, dump the master boot sector:
remover.exe dump [output_file]
To disinfect the master boot sector, use the following command:
remover.exe fix


Press any key to quit...

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:55 pm

Go to Start > Run and enter in the following and hit OK:

"%userprofile%\Desktop\remover.exe" fix \.\PhysicalDrive0


Then, re-run remover.exe and post a new log in your next reply.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:20 am

After I entered "%userprofile%\Desktop\remover.exe" fix \.\PhysicalDrive0, a window appeared asking me to allow immediate reboot after disinfection, and I clicked "yes." A black screen (remover.exe) appeared with the following data:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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CreateFile() ERROR 2
ERROR: Can't open physical disk device.

Press any key to quit...


Afterwards, my computer did not reboot itself, even though I thought it was supposed to. I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, or if that error message was supposed to show up, but I still re-ran remover.exe and received the following log, which looks exactly the same as the log I had posted previously:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: d4b876239615e81ab805b6a9431ee920
\\.\D: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Size Device Name MBR Status
--------------------------------------------
232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown boot code

Unknown boot code has been found on some of your physical disks.
To inspect the boot code manually, dump the master boot sector:
remover.exe dump [output_file]
To disinfect the master boot sector, use the following command:
remover.exe fix


Press any key to quit...

Please let me know what I need to do next. Thanks so much!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:29 am

Try this command in the run box instead:

"%userprofile%\Desktop\remover.exe" fix


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:26 am

After entering that command in the run box, a black screen appeared with this data:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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USSAGE:
remover.exe fix

Press any key to quit...


Afterward, I ran remover.exe and here is the log from that:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: d4b876239615e81ab805b6a9431ee920
\\.\D: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Size Device Name MBR Status
--------------------------------------------
232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown boot code

Unknown boot code has been found on some of your physical disks.
To inspect the boot code manually, dump the master boot sector:
remover.exe dump [output_file]
To disinfect the master boot sector, use the following command:
remover.exe fix


Press any key to quit...

This log seems to be the same as previous ones. Please let me know what I should do next. Thanks!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:52 pm

Let's try this.

Please open Notepad and enter in the following:
@ECHO OFF
START remover.exe fix \\.\PhysicalDrive0
EXIT
Then, click File > Save as...
Save as remove.bat to the same location as remover.exe.
Choose Save as type... All Files.
Click Save.

Then, exit Notepad.

Double-click on remove.bat.

Allow it to go in to its process.

Once finished, please re-run Remover.exe and post a new log.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:16 am

After opening remove.bat, I received the following log:


Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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Restoring boot code at \\.\PhysicalDrive0...
ERROR: No standard boot code found for your OS.
You can restore boot code only for Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7

Press any key to quit...


Then, re-ran remover.exe and received the same log as previous ones:

Bootkit Remover version 1.0.0.1
(c) 2009 eSage Lab
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\\.\C: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0
MD5: d4b876239615e81ab805b6a9431ee920
\\.\D: -> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

Size Device Name MBR Status
--------------------------------------------
232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Unknown boot code

Unknown boot code has been found on some of your physical disks.
To inspect the boot code manually, dump the master boot sector:
remover.exe dump [output_file]
To disinfect the master boot sector, use the following command:
remover.exe fix


Press any key to quit...


Thanks for your continuous help. What should I do next?

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:06 am

Oh that is not so good.

Please download Stealth MBR Rootkit Detector by GMER from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click mbr.exe to start the program.
  • When done scanning, it will save a log on the Desktop called mbr.log.
  • Please post the contents of that log in your next reply.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:40 am

Here are the contents of mbr.log:

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.7 by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

device: opened successfully
user: error reading MBR
kernel: MBR read successfully

I'm guessing another error occurred? What should I do next? Thanks!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:54 am

Please open Command Prompt (Start > Run and type CMD and press OK [Vista/7: Start search: CMD and press enter])
Enter the following in to the black box, pressing enter after each line:

Code:
mbr -f

exit

Post a log (MBR.log).


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:10 am

I'm not sure if I'm following the directions properly or typing the code into the black box correctly. After entering "mbr -f", I received this message:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Janet>mbr -f
'mbr' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Janet>

Then, I entered "exit" and created the following mbr.log:

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.7 by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

device: opened successfully
user: error reading MBR
kernel: MBR read successfully

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:13 am

Make sure MBR.exe is on your Desktop, then do this:

In Command Prompt, type these, pressing enter after each line:

cd C:\Users\Janet\desktop
mbr.exe -f
exit



It should launch a log afterward.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:20 am

The same log launches after I type in Command Prompt:

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.7 by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

device: opened successfully
user: error reading MBR
kernel: MBR read successfully

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:51 pm

My bad. Obviously this infection does not want to cooperate in removal. Let's work on any other infections, then we will try to remove it again.

Please visit this webpage for a tutorial on downloading and running ComboFix:

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See the area: Using ComboFix, and when done, post the log back here.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:49 am

Although I tried to disable all antivirus, antispyware, and firewall programs prior to running ComboFix, it kept on telling me that several of them were still enabled, including AVG Free and Norton Security Suite. I was not even aware I had AVG installed and could not figure out how to remove or disable it. Nor could I figure out how to completely disable Norton. Anyway, I continued running ComboFix and here is the log:

ComboFix 10-07-20.01 - Janet 07/20/2010 19:18:08.1.2 - x86
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3581.2540 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\Janet\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Norton Security Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Norton Security Suite *enabled* (Updated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\system32\%appdata%
c:\windows\xpsp1hfm.log
c:\windows\system32\%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\IETldCache\index.dat . . . . failed to delete

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-06-21 to 2010-07-21 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-07-16 12:49 . 2010-05-21 19:14 221568 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-06-24 09:20 . 2010-06-24 09:20 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games
2010-06-24 08:00 . 2009-11-08 15:55 99176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\PresentationHostProxy.dll
2010-06-24 08:00 . 2009-11-08 15:55 49472 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\netfxperf.dll
2010-06-24 08:00 . 2009-11-08 15:55 297808 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mscoree.dll
2010-06-24 08:00 . 2009-11-08 15:55 295264 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\PresentationHost.exe
2010-06-24 08:00 . 2009-11-08 15:55 1130824 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dfshim.dll
2010-06-23 03:11 . 2010-04-16 16:43 28672 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\Apphlpdm.dll
2010-06-23 03:11 . 2010-04-16 14:39 4240384 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GameUXLegacyGDFs.dll

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-07-21 00:28 . 2008-01-05 05:12 12 ----a-w- c:\windows\bthservsdp.dat
2010-07-19 02:26 . 2010-02-19 03:17 191705 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\nvModes.dat
2010-07-18 19:47 . 2010-02-20 08:43 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Dl_cats
2010-07-17 08:30 . 2010-02-19 03:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2010-07-14 23:46 . 2006-11-02 11:18 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Mail
2010-07-14 23:43 . 2010-02-20 06:34 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Microsoft Help
2010-07-03 20:01 . 2010-03-24 02:40 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\BitComet
2010-07-01 18:52 . 2010-07-07 07:58 1496064 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\components\frozen.dll
2010-07-01 18:51 . 2010-07-07 07:58 43008 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\components\googletoolbarloader.dll
2010-07-01 18:51 . 2010-07-07 07:58 338944 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\libraries\googletoolbar-ff2.dll
2010-07-01 18:51 . 2010-07-07 07:58 346112 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\libraries\googletoolbar-ff3.dll
2010-06-30 12:16 . 2010-03-17 01:13 680 ----a-w- c:\users\Janet\AppData\Local\d3d9caps.dat
2010-06-26 08:01 . 2010-02-20 06:39 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft.NET
2010-06-07 23:30 . 2010-03-10 09:11 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft Silverlight
2010-06-01 00:01 . 2010-02-20 06:28 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\BitComet
2010-05-26 17:06 . 2010-06-10 04:19 34304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmlib.dll
2010-05-26 14:47 . 2010-06-10 04:19 289792 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2010-05-04 05:59 . 2010-06-10 04:19 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-05-04 05:55 . 2010-06-10 04:19 71680 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\iesetup.dll
2010-05-04 05:55 . 2010-06-10 04:19 109056 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\iesysprep.dll
2010-05-04 04:31 . 2010-06-10 04:19 133632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieUnatt.exe
2010-05-01 14:13 . 2010-06-10 04:19 2037248 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2010-04-29 20:39 . 2010-02-19 03:49 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-04-29 20:39 . 2010-02-19 03:49 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-04-23 14:13 . 2010-05-25 23:51 2048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll
2008-01-05 05:30 . 2008-01-05 05:30 76 --sha-r- c:\windows\CT4CET.bin
2008-01-05 13:04 . 2008-01-05 12:51 8192 --sha-w- c:\windows\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"msnmsgr"="c:\program files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" [2009-07-26 3883856]
"FreeNote"="c:\program files\FreeNote\FreeNote.exe" [2009-02-10 1040384]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2008-01-19 202240]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Apoint"="c:\program files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe" [2007-09-24 159744]
"OEM02Mon.exe"="c:\windows\OEM02Mon.exe" [2007-08-29 36864]
"Windows Mobile Device Center"="c:\windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe" [2007-05-31 648072]
"DELL Webcam Manager"="c:\program files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe" [2007-07-27 118784]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2010-06-20 35760]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2010-06-09 976832]
"FaxCenterServer"="c:\program files\Dell PC Fax\fm3032.exe" [2006-11-03 312200]
"dlcxmon.exe"="c:\program files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe" [2007-01-12 292336]
"DLCXCATS"="c:\windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCXtime.dll" [2006-10-16 106496]
"NvSvc"="c:\windows\system32\nvsvc.dll" [2007-09-25 86016]
"NvCplDaemon"="c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2007-09-25 8478720]
"NvMediaCenter"="c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2007-09-25 81920]
"NVHotkey"="c:\windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll" [2007-09-25 81920]
"SigmatelSysTrayApp"="c:\program files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe" [2007-09-07 405504]
"AdobeCS4ServiceManager"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\CS4ServiceManager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" [2008-08-14 611712]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2010-03-18 421888]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [2010-02-18 248040]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2010-04-07 202256]

c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Yahoo! Widgets.lnk - c:\program files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe [2008-3-18 4742184]

c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Bluetooth.lnk - c:\program files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe [2006-11-3 703280]
Digital Line Detect.lnk - c:\program files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe [2008-1-5 50688]
McAfee Security Scan Plus.lnk.disabled [2010-2-20 1717]
QuickSet.lnk - c:\program files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe [2008-2-22 1193240]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"EnableLUA"= 0 (0x0)
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"= 0 (0x0)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\SymEFA.sys]
@="FSFilter Activity Monitor"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\Wdf01000.sys]
@="Driver"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\WinDefend]
@="Service"

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^ProgramData^Microsoft^Windows^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^QuickSet.lnk]
path=c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\QuickSet.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\QuickSet.lnk.CommonStartup
backupExtension=.CommonStartup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\dscactivate]
2007-10-10 00:57 16384 ----a-w- c:\program files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ECenter]
2007-05-25 06:03 17920 ----a-w- c:\dell\E-Center\EULALauncher.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSPM Startup]
2006-10-03 17:35 221184 ----a-w- c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSScheduler]
2006-10-03 17:37 81920 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NvCplDaemon]
2007-09-25 08:40 8478720 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\nvcpl.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NVHotkey]
2007-09-25 08:40 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\nvhotkey.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NvMediaCenter]
2007-09-25 08:40 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\nvmctray.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NvSvc]
2007-09-25 08:41 86016 ----a-w- c:\windows\System32\nvsvc.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\PCMService]
2007-04-16 22:10 184320 ----a-w- c:\program files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SigmatelSysTrayApp]
2007-09-07 18:23 405504 ----a-w- c:\program files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Windows Defender]
2008-01-19 07:38 1008184 ----a-w- c:\program files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Svc]
"VistaSp2"=hex(b):75,75,d0,bc,ce,c4,ca,01

R2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-03-18 130384]
R3 McComponentHostService;McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service;c:\program files\McAfee Security Scan\2.0.181\McCHSvc.exe [2010-01-15 227232]
R3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0;c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\WPF\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2010-03-18 753504]
S0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;c:\windows\system32\drivers\N360\0308000.029\SYMEFA.SYS [2010-02-20 310320]
S1 BHDrvx86;Symantec Heuristics Driver;c:\windows\System32\Drivers\N360\0308000.029\BHDrvx86.sys [2010-02-20 259632]
S1 ccHP;Symantec Hash Provider;c:\windows\System32\Drivers\N360\0308000.029\ccHPx86.sys [2010-02-20 482432]
S1 IDSVix86;IDSVix86;c:\programdata\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\Norton\Definitions\ipsdefs\20100719.001\IDSvix86.sys [2010-05-28 344112]
S2 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;c:\windows\system32\aestsrv.exe [2007-08-29 73728]
S2 dlcx_device;dlcx_device;c:\windows\system32\dlcxcoms.exe [2006-10-11 532480]
S2 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;c:\progra~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcsacore.exe [2010-03-26 93320]
S2 N360;Norton Security Suite;c:\program files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe [2010-02-20 117640]
S2 SBSDWSCService;SBSD Security Center Service;c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe [2009-01-26 1153368]
S3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\b57nd60x.sys [2007-05-21 179712]
S3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2010-05-26 102448]
S3 SYMNDISV;Symantec Network Filter Driver;c:\windows\System32\Drivers\N360\0308000.029\SYMNDISV.SYS [2010-02-20 48688]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
bthsvcs REG_MULTI_SZ BthServ
WindowsMobile REG_MULTI_SZ wcescomm rapimgr
LocalServiceRestricted REG_MULTI_SZ WcesComm RapiMgr
LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation REG_MULTI_SZ FontCache
.
.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
uStart Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
IE: &D&ownload &with BitComet - c:\program files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
IE: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - c:\program files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
IE: &D&ownload all with BitComet - c:\program files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\program files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
IE: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\program files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\
FF - component: c:\programdata\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\Norton\IPSFFPlgn\components\IPSFFPl.dll
FF - component: c:\programdata\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\Firefox\Ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll
FF - component: c:\users\Janet\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7jlfh7ek.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\components\frozen.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\np-mswmp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPcol400.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npCouponPrinter.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npMozCouponPrinter.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npyaxmpb.dll
FF - plugin: c:\programdata\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\MozillaPlugins\nprphtml5videoshim.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.lu", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.nu", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.nz", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--p1ai", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbayh7gpa", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.tel", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.proxy.type", 5);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs", 45);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accelerometer.enabled", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nptest.dll", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npswf32.dll", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npctrl.dll", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npqtplugin.dll", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled", false);
.
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKCU-Run-AdobeBridge - (no file)
HKLM-Run-MemoryCardManager - (no file)



**************************************************************************

catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Rootkit scan 2010-07-20 19:33
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
DLCXCATS = rundll32 c:\windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLCXtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

**************************************************************************

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\N360]
"ImagePath"=""c:\program files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe" /s "N360" /m "c:\program files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\diMaster.dll" /prefetch:1"
.
--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------

[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences]
@Denied: (2) (LocalSystem)
"88D7D0879DAB32E14DE5B3A805A34F98AFF34F5977"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,84,59,6f,87,e8,54,07,43,bc,c5,15,\
"2D53CFFC5C1A3DD2E97B7979AC2A92BD59BC839E81"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,84,59,6f,87,e8,54,07,43,bc,c5,15,\

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\AllUserSettings]
@Denied: (A) (Users)
@Denied: (A) (Everyone)
@Allowed: (B 1 2 3 4 5) (S-1-5-20)
"BlindDial"=dword:00000000
.
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'Explorer.exe'(1764)
c:\progra~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\saHook.dll
c:\program files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\buShell.dll
c:\windows\System32\netshell.dll
c:\windows\system32\btncopy.dll
.
------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
.
c:\windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\STacSV.exe
c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
c:\windows\system32\DllHost.exe
c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
c:\windows\system32\conime.exe
c:\windows\System32\rundll32.exe
c:\windows\System32\rundll32.exe
c:\windows\System32\rundll32.exe
c:\program files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
c:\program files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\program files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
c:\program files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
c:\program files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
c:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
.
**************************************************************************
.
Completion time: 2010-07-20 19:40:10 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-07-21 00:40

Pre-Run: 71,546,593,280 bytes free
Post-Run: 71,373,377,536 bytes free

- - End Of File - - C34D300890712D51CF9BC3F716D5DD32

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:36 am

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
Alternate link: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
(Note: if you already have the program installed, just follow the directions. No need to re-download or re-install!)

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

(Note: if you already have the program installed, open Malwarebytes from the Start Menu or Desktop shortcut, click the Update tab, and click Check for Updates, before doing the scan as instructed below!)

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If you are prompted to restart, please allow it to restart your computer. Failure to do this, will cause the infection to still be active on the computer.
  • Please save the log to a location you will remember.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • The log can also be found at C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
  • Copy and paste the entire report in your next reply.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:38 am

Here is my MBAM log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
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Database version: 4334

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18928

7/20/2010 11:36:18 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-20 (23-36-18).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 131812
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 9 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:42 am

Please run a free online scan with the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Click Start
  • When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install
  • Click Start
  • Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked
  • Click Scan (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient)
  • Once the scan is completed, you may close the window
  • Use Notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:25 pm

Here is my log from the ESET scan:

ESETSmartInstaller@High as downloader log:
all ok
# version=7
# OnlineScannerApp.exe=1.0.0.1
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6211
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=4391fe0e3cc2d34b8f9468775e735226
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=false
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=false
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2010-07-21 07:42:19
# local_time=2010-07-21 02:42:19 (-0600, Central Daylight Time)
# country="United States"
# lang=1033
# osver=6.0.6002 NT Service Pack 2
# compatibility_mode=1024 16777215 100 0 0 0 0 0
# compatibility_mode=3589 16777213 80 100 6399238 15502350 0 0
# compatibility_mode=5892 16776637 100 100 0 116300331 0 0
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0
# scanned=188486
# found=2
# cleaned=2
# scan_time=5335
C:\Users\Janet\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\12\66e88a8c-65258137 a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Unruy.CA trojan (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C
C:\Users\Janet\Documents\Program Shortcuts & Installation\Foxy.1.9.7.TC.Setup.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan (deleted - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:39 pm

Hear anymore advertisements?


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:23 am

As of now, I haven't heard any advertisements for awhile, though I will let you know if they occur again. However, I did receive an error message stating that "Internet Explorer stopped working and was closed. A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available." There was also a message about Internet Explorer being shut off by Data Execution Prevention (DEP). I did not have Internet Explorer open at the time of these messages, since I only use Mozilla Firefox as my browser.

When opening the Task Manager, I've also noticed several processes named "iexpore.exe" running. Again, I do not have Internet Explorer open. What can I do to fix these issues? Thanks!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:23 am

I'm hearing advertisements again. Any ideas what we can try next? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:20 am

Download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to your desktop.
  • Double click MBRCheck.exe to run (Vista and Windows 7 users, right click and select Run as Administrator).
  • It will show a black screen with some data on it.
  • A report called MBRcheckxxxx.txt will be on your desktop
  • Open this report and post its content in your next reply.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:25 pm

Here is the MBRCheck report:


MBRCheck, version 1.1.1

(c) 2010, AD



\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

\\.\D: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0



Size Device Name MBR Status

--------------------------------------------

232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Known-bad MBR code detected (Whistler / Black Internet)!





Found non-standard or infected MBR.

Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:57 pm

Run MBRCheck.exe
  • Run MBRCheck.exe
  • Wait until you see the following line: Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:
  • Please push the 'Y' key and then press Enter
  • When program ask you Enter your choice: enter 2 and press the Enter key
  • Now the program will ask you "Enter the physical disk number to fix (0-99, -1 to cancel):"
  • Enter 0 and press the Enter key.
  • The program will show Available MBR codes:, followed by a list of operating systems. Please enter 1 for Windows XP, and then press Enter.
  • When asked Do you want to fix the MBR code? type in YES and press enter
  • Restart your PC.


Then, post a new MBRCheck log.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:51 am

I just wanted to make sure -- when it gives a list of operating systems under available MBR codes, I should choose Windows XP (1), even though the operating system I am using is Windows Vista?

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:07 am

You're right. Use the one for Vista. My bad. Goofy


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:26 am

Haha, that's okay :smile2: Here is my new MBRCheck log:

MBRCheck, version 1.1.1

(c) 2010, AD



\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0

\\.\D: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0



Size Device Name MBR Status

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232 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Windows Vista MBR code detected





Done! Press ENTER to exit...


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:33 am

How is your computer running now?

Time to clean up?


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:42 am

My computer seems to be back to normal now. No audio advertisements or iexplorer.exe running anymore. What a relief! I'll let you know if any issues do arise again. I guess it's clean up time! Thanks for your help!

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:49 am

Clean up System Restore

Now, to get you off to a clean start, we will be creating a new Restore Point, then clearing the old ones to make sure you do not get reinfected, in case you need to "restore back."

To manually create a new Restore Point

  • Go to Control Panel and select System and Maintenance
  • Select System
  • On the left select Advance System Settings and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create
Now we can purge the infected ones
  • Go back to the System and Maintenance page
  • Select Performance Information and Tools
  • On the left select Open Disk Cleanup
  • Select Files from all users and accept the warning if you get one
  • In the drop down box select your main drive i.e. C
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete


Run OTC to remove our tools

To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:
Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] by OldTimer:
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click OTC.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

Note: If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

Purge old temporary files

Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start
    button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp
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    or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Security Check

Please download Security Check by screen317 from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Tell me in your next reply, if you have completed these tasks:
  • Cleaned System Restore
  • Ran OTC
  • Ran TFC
  • Ran Security Check

Also, let me know how your computer is running, and don't forget to post the contents of the Security Check log.


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:01 am

Hi, my computer seems to be running fine now. I cleaned System Restore, ran OTC, ran TFC, and ran Security Check. Here is the Security Check log:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.4
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (UAC is disabled!)
Internet Explorer 8
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Antivirus/Firewall Check:

Windows Firewall Disabled!
ESET Online Scanner v3
McAfee Security Scan Plus
Antivirus up to date!
```````````````````````````````
Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Java(TM) 6 Update 20
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64
Adobe Reader 9.3.3
````````````````````````````````
Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent

Norton ccSvcHst.exe
````````````````````````````````
DNS Vulnerability Check:

GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)

``````````End of Log````````````

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:05 am

Please read the following information that I have provided, which will help you prevent malicious software in the future. Please keep in mind, malware is a continuous danger on the Internet. It is highly important to stay safe while browsing, to prevent re-infection.

Software recommendations

Firewall

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version. The optional security suite enhances the firewall by 40% increase. If you would like to install the suite that includes antivirus, then remove your old antivirus first.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: free and excellent firewall.


AntiSpyware

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    SpywareBlaster is a program that prevents spyware from installing on your computer. A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster may be found [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
    Spybot - Search & Destroy is a spyware and adware removal program. It also has realtime protection, TeaTimer to help safeguard your computer against spyware. (The link for Spybot - Search & Destroy contains a tutorial that will help you download, install, and begin using Spybot).


NOTE: Please keep ALL of these programs up-to-date and run them whenever you suspect a problem to prevent malware problems.

Resident Protection help
A number of programs have resident protection and it is a good idea to run the resident protection of one of each type of program to maintain protection. However, it is important to run only one resident program of each type since they can conflict and become less effective. That means only one antivirus, firewall, and scanning anti-spyware program at a time. Passive protectors such as SpywareBlaster can be run with any of them.

Securing your computer

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites and other bad sites. This prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1, which is your local computer's loopback address, meaning it will be difficult to infect your computer in the future.


Please consider using an alternate browser
Mozilla's Firefox browser is a very good alternative. In addition to being generally more secure than Internet Explorer, it has a very good built-in popup blocker and add-ons, like NoScript, can make it even more secure. Opera is another good option.

If you are interested:


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by liljanjann on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:05 am

Hi, thank you so much for your help in getting rid of the audio advertisements running on my computer. After performing all the tasks you previously requested, I have recently noticed another issue with my computer. When I download a file from the internet (using Firefox as browser), the file appears to download normally and will show up momentarily in the saved location. However, the file eventually disappears from that location (such as Desktop), and searching for the file name in Vista brings me to a "Recent" folder showing an icon of the file, but it tells me that the file can no longer be found or opened. Do you think this is caused by a virus/malware? Or could it be caused by my antivirus programs? What can I do to fix this? Any help will be appreciated! :smile2:

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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Maybe the antivirus program.

Are you trying to download bad software, or just files in general?


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Are you still with us?

Please reply and let us know the progress!


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Re: Hearing advertisements when no browser window is open

Post by 3344521 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:31 pm

(Gunsmoke) Evil or enraged Now HELLP MEEEEEE!!!!

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