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Can puppy protect me from malware?

Question: Can puppy protect me from malware?

Hi. I am rather a person with basic knowledge about computers so don?t be surprised if my question will sound stupid to you.
I have a Windows PC and I often use my thumb drive to print some documents in my university. I?m afraid that it will become infected someday so I thought it would be a good idea to use it only with Puppy Linux when I'm at home. This is why I made my thumb drive a bootable one with Puppy on board. What I want to do is to boot to Puppy, copy the files I need to print or use at the university to the USB drive, then close the system and disconnect the USB drive. To be clear, only one USB stick is involved in this process (Puppy and data are on the same USB stick). Would that prevent infecting my Windows PC? If not then how can I avoid viruses spreading through USB? Can malware do any harm to Windows OS when Puppy is booting?

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Preferred Solution: Can puppy protect me from malware?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Can puppy protect me from malware?

Good idea if I understood correctly

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Hi all,
 
I would like some help on understanding what kind of software I can use to remove malware from my Toshiba notebook. I read that I could use RKill and I downloaded it from your site, but when I click on it,  it just tells me 'No run action specified for files of this type (application/x-ms-dos-executable) - you can set run action from the File Menu or you can just drag the file to an application'. A second window appears asking me to provide a shell command, when I click set run action. Note: I am a complete novice and have no idea what I'm supposed to enter there.
 
To give you a brief summary: I currently use Windows 7 Home Basic x 32. A while back it got badly infected and the only way to access any of the information on my computer was to use a Puppy Linux CD. 
 
Puppy Linux is wonderful and does what it's supposed to do, however I can't seem to get a decent malware program to run on it. Please advise me.
 
Many thanks for your help.
 
 

Answer:Best malware removal tool for Puppy Linux

Are you trying to run RKill when you booted from the Puppy Linux CD?
 
This will not work, RKill is an executable for the Windows OS, not for the Linux OS.
 
It sound like your PC is still infected? In that case, I suggest you read the pinned posts in "Am I infected? What do I do?" and then post about your infected PC there.

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Ok this is weird. I run Ntl netguard, and Spyware Doctor. A few days ago, SpyDoc refused to auto update. Nothing strange thought I, site must be down.

Well its been four days now. Then I noticed I couldn't connect to Microsoft to do updates either. On further investigation, I found I can't connect to ANY legit malware sites. I have run Spybot, Ntl netguard, Malware Byte's anti malware, and Norton AV, none found anything wrong.

However, I tried setting up a proxy within Firefox, and CAN connect to the sites I couldn't otherwise. (albeit incredibly slowly).

As things stand, I can't update any malware software, and assume my poor PC must have caught something new and nasty.

Please help

Hi jack this follows:-

Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:10:08, on 19/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\ntl Netguard\fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterSer... Read more

Answer:Help Pls! Can't update Malware Protect or Visit Any Malware Sites

sorry, bump
 

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Something (Malware ? ?) locked up my PC (Windows XP). I got a pop up message that my PC was infected and click "yes" to buy an AV program. I did not click "Yes", but every program I tried to run came up with the same message. I took it where I bought it and they fixed it by cleaning my hard drive and re-loading my OS. Fortunately, I had BU'd my personal files. They called the problem an "intercept". Norton AV did not catch it. They also loaded "Malwarebytes" for me.

What is the best way to protect for this kind of problem ?
 

Answer:How to protect against Malware ?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Make sure you get your system protected from ocurrences of malware problems. Below are some simple steps you can take to reduce the chance of infection in the future. I strongly encourage you to do them all. There is no perfect solution for totally preventing malware from getting on your PC, however, these steps will help.

Please do not make the false assumption that this thread is old or out of date based on the date the thread was started ( 10-10-04 21:52 ). Look at the Last Edited date at the bottom of this message as this procedures does evolve with time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is getting more and more difficult to find real true freeware these days that does not include bundleware, toolbars...etc and junk you just don't want. Make sure you pay attention during installation of anything you download and read license agreements. Be sure to uncheck check boxes for the bundleware and toolbars where you can so that you opt out because the defaults are always to opt in.


1. Visit Windows Update: Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for your operating system and IE. The first defense against infection is a properly patched OS. For anyone who is not yet running at least Windows 7 (which you really should be running at a minimum if your PC supports it) see the below link before updating. Note: Windows XP is not longer supported by Microsoft and is hence a security risk.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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How would you protect yourself from a fud?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from a FUD malware?

LukeNukesEm said:





How would you protect yourself from a fud?Click to expand...

Supplement your security with something besides signatures.
 

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i Just bought a new PC. i have a couple questions from the 'How to protect yourself from malware' thread.

My Pc is running windows 7.

In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.

In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?

In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from Malware

avilo4u said:





In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.Click to expand...

While the Windows 7 firewall is better than what was in previous versions of Windows, it is still very inadequate.





avilo4u said:





In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?Click to expand...

No! MSE is and antivirus and antispyware. So is Avast. You can only have one of them installed.





avilo4u said:





In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?Click to expand...

Microsoft has never updated their info ( from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 ) for Windows 7 so I'm not sure if everything that is used for Vista would apply.

You can just run this >> Autorun Eater
 

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I have read this threadhttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525 and i am paying particular attention to #5 AntiSpyWare Tools, and it states ONLY USE 1 REALTIME BLOCKER So my question is, i use ESET'S nod32 Antivirus to protect my machine, but it has antispyware protection included. I also have Malwarebytes Pro providing real time blocking, so am i in effect useing more then 1 realtime blocker? If so what do i do about that? I paid for Malwarebytes Pro, not using it will defeat it's purpose and be considered a waste of money!
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware Thread

You;re fine. One AV only, but you can have more than one AS (Anti-spyware ).
 

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Hello - First, let me say thank you for helping me rectify a really poor choicesof opening software I wasn't 100% certain was verifiable. As a result I have the Virust Protect Pro problem (at a miniumum) which seems to tie up my machine a lot and causes problems with my wireless network adapter. I have used Spybot and Adware to no avail. I've copied and pasted the Hijack This log below and won't make any changes until I hear from you.
With great thanks for your help!
K

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:52:29 PM, on 8/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
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We maintain several PCs from a library, a research lab for students in a university. Just recently bunch of malwares swarm inside the lab and nearly affected all the machines. Most of these malwares are being imported from student's flash drives in which they're freely allowed to plug on the PC's. So cleaning the infections was really tedious. We cloned the drives and some were fixed using anti-malware softwares. 
 
Each computer is running a Microsoft Security Essentials for virus protection, and that's it.

Our main problem is, how should we setup each PCs so that we can prevent those viruses from porting inside the system? Is there any particular software or windows configurations that can offer such functionality? MSE merely detects all these viruses and most of it already infiltrated the system and removing each as I said is very tedious and time consuming.
Maybe you guys got some efficient workarounds with this type of predicament.NOTE:
All PCs have the same hardware and uses Windows 7 32bit.
 

Answer:How to protect PCs from USB-malware carriers?

Simple, look at:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541639/security-suggestions-post-3-of-7/
 
Have a great day!

 

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Hello,

Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.

Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.

Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from malware (for Vista)

ablaze said:





Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.Click to expand...

It was not written for Win XP. It is for all versions of Windows althoough obviously there is more in there that relates to WinXP and older since they have been around longer.





ablaze said:





Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.Click to expand...

You should ask in the Software Forum. But reviews of AVs are typically out of date by the time they are published. This happens because many programs update 3 to 5 times per day and even just one update can drastically improve or reduce an AVs test score.





ablaze said:





Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.Click to expand...

You are not comparing apples to apples. Avast is just an antivirus. Comodo Internet Security includes all of the below:

firewall
antivirus
Host Intrusion Protection System (HIPS)
BOClean Anti-Malware is not being included in CIS

 

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I continue to get the "SysProtect" download window on both I.E. and Mozilla. Followed your steps listed to clean my system, but same "Virtumonde" files appear each time I run Ad-Aware. Here is the Hi-Jack this log (after running Ad-Aware, see end of log for HijackThis log generated after restarting computer w/o running Ad-Aware):Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:48:28 PM, on 5/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

Answer:Malware - Virtumonde & Sys Protect?

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order in which they are mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Step #1Scan again with HijackThis and check the following items:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - ~CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)O2 - BHO: WTLHelper Object - {6D33B121-5C4C-4450-9D1F-7B67085CC199} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: jkhhe - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllAfter checking these items, close all browser windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked".Step #2Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OKWhen VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESOnce you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.Turn your computer back on.Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScanOnce you are on the Panda site click the ... Read more

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hello friends-i hope my title makes some sense. i wanted it to convey what i was asking about so people browsing could tell. cuz i couldn't find a question like mine.

i have a new hd completely installed and setup. my old hard drive is now the secondary master and although i still have the OS and programs installed, i never use it. lately i have been actively file-sharing via lime wire. i am behind a zone alarm firewall and running spyware blaster and AVG free. i also regularly scan with spybot S&D. i also scan each file with AVG b4 opening (thanks to majorgeeks for advising me on security)
however, i've been warned the limewire is notoriously risky as far as spyware etc. so my question is:

If i choose to open my secondary OS at start up, and browse and download these risky files to my secondary HD. will that protect my primary HD from infection?

if not, any other advice u have regarding the risks of file sharing are appreciated.

one thing i look out for is files that are too small to contain what they say they do. for example 100kb song files. i just dont download these.
 

Answer:2nd HD for dwnlds/protect primary from malware?

IMHO, I keep an operating system and a backup drive, without an operating system. Just put it on the same cable as primary slave. Frankly, if you are not dual booting 2 operating systems, theres no need to keep them both installed. That said, no any files on a second drive can, and probably will, affect the main drive, in your case, probably infect both drives. A drive formatted without an operating system for backup should be safe from virus and spyware infections, but can affect the other drive, in other words. Having that second drive is great for backups of important data in case of a need to format. I love having my spare drive. Your also correct about Limewire, but it is not specific to Limewire. Any file sharing application is a risk.

Did I answer what you needed?
 

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Will Ad-Aware only detect the malware in its definitions during a scan, or does it also prevent it from being installed on your computer in the first place? What about A2? Many thanks. - Tye

Answer:Does Ad-Aware protect your computer from malware?

No on both counts. Try Spywareblaster click here

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I have somehow acquired some malware titled system tool protect your pc. It comes up randomly, asks if I want to scan, says I have over 800 Infections, and constantly prompts me to sign up for it to erase my viruses. I know this is malware, and I aquired it after my Norton expired. How can I remove it? Thank you!

I am using a Hp Pavilion Vista.
 

Answer:System Tool Protect your pc (malware)

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Hello,I recently managed to aquire a virus that seems to have taken over my computer. There's a bar that appears right below the address bar for internet explorer telling me to download the latest antispyware to protect my computer. I cannot pull up my Task Manager, my computer prompts me that it has been disabled by my administrator. My desktop background has been changed to a message stating the computer has several fatal errors. and occasionally music will play at random that i've never heard before.here is my log:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Josh UWL on 2008-04-09 16:35:51Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --49: 2008-04-09 21:36:32 UTC - RP521 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point48: 2008-04-08 16:12:26 UTC - RP520 - Restore Operation47: 2008-04-08 16:08:59 UTC - RP519 - Last known good configuration46: 2008-04-08 16:08:42 UTC - RP518 - Restore Operation45: 2008-04-08 16:08:41 UTC - RP517 - Last known good configuration-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-08 16:08:11 UTC - RP473 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Percentage of Memory in Use: 85% (more than 75%).Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis Clone --------------------------------------------------... Read more

Answer:Protect.antivirus Malware Infection

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Prior to running Combofix.exe you should disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the internet.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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If you know about security in website and computer then tell me how to secure Website from Malware Attack. And what is the role of Google Webmaster in security purpose?
 

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Microsoft said:

A view of the current landscape
Criminal attacks continue to evolve and malware has become their standard weapon against anyone who uses the Internet?on traditional form-factor devices, as well as on mobile devices like tablets and phones. Malware targets all operating systems and browsers, and in recent years, criminal attacks against applications have increased substantially.

Criminals also use social engineering to trick you into performing actions that put you at risk. An increasingly common social engineering strategy uses online advertising campaigns to lure you to a site that installs malware on your computer.

An economy has developed around building reliable vulnerability exploits, which criminals buy to help distribute their malware. Criminals make money from their malware, so they invest in ways to keep it alive such as producing a higher quantity of malware, updating it more frequently?e.g. multiples times each day?and increasing its size and complexity. Some malware is as complex as commercial applications.

Secure by design
We use the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to build Windows with the best security design, development and testing practices available. Some highlights include:
Threat modeling and security design reviews. During the design process we consider how criminals might seek to attack features and scenarios, and incorporate this analysis into our designs.
Writing secure code. Training and code quality tools help to pre... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 will better protect users from malware

Well its like malware writers would take time to discuss how they will bypass those features. Its like Windows 8 were built in security and could led to few vulnerability probably.
 

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I am getting three screens that come up when ever I try to do work on any program. (1) Windows Security alert (2) Spyware Protect 2009 alert (3) Spyware Alert

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kim at 10:54:20.07 on Thu 02/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2430.1853 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
J:\WINDOWS\svcho.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
J:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
J:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
J:\WINDOWS\sysguard.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Answer:Spyware Protect 2009 malware

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Topic title pretty much says it all. How can i prevent hijacking of my browser or even worse my entire computer? Last night i made a stupid move and attempted to download something off Pirate Bay, i read the comments and it looked legit. Since i didn't have a software that downloads the torrent i clicked on whichever one Pirate Bay offered me. The software was successfully installed and was downloading the program but it froze the halfway and my google chrome completely stopped working, Later on i found out that Conduit is a malware that sometimes installs itself without the user's permission and takes over the browser. Now i'm paranoid about downloading anything. By the way i have a supposedly good anti-virus : Bitdefender for which i paid good money! Very disappointed that it pretty much welcomed the bad malware with open hands and allowed it install itself. 

Answer:How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

attempted to download something off Pirate Bay : < Anything off these Torrents sites is 50 to 90% infected and not usually legalWinPatrol Free is one of the better programs to warn you if there is going to be an attempt to change your Home Page. This may help after you do a full scan with your Antivirus -Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.*Close all open programs and internet browsers.*Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.*Click on Delete.*Confirm each time with Ok.*Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.*Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.*You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.  Thank You -  

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QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "

In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?

Thanks!


"6) Adjust Active X security settings

* In Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options, Security. Click on the Internet globe. Then select Default Level, then click OK. Now select Custom Level and scroll down to the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section (some may already be set correctly):
o Set Download signed Active X controls to Prompt
o Set Download unsigned Active X controls to Disable
o Set Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
o Set Installation of desktop items to Prompt
o Set Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
o Set Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
o Set Allow paste operations via script to Disable (see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224993 )
o Click OK and OK again. "
 

Answer:QUESTION _Sticky: How to Protect yourself from malware!

Re: QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "



jilter said:





In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?Click to expand...

Yes! Some applications will automatically launch IE sessions since that may be all the can use. Also you need to use IE to be able to get all of your Windows Updates. And some websites (just like some applications) do require IE.
 

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Malware Protection is a rogue anti-virus application that runs a fake system scan and then concludes that your computer has a malware infection or serious security/privacy issues. To fix the malware infection you must pay a fee, about $50. The rogue program copies user interface elements from real programs and it looks like a legitimate application. Plenty of people shell out $50 to register this fraud and that's a big problem because if you're transacting with these guys online you're offering them your credit card details. Cyber criminals can later user that information to their benefit. You should protect yourself with common sense and legitimate anti-virus software because such fake anti-virus applications as Malware Protection now represent about 20% of all malware in circulation. If you made a mistake and purchased it, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. And if you still have this fake AV on your computer, please follow the removal instructions below to remove Malware Protection and related malware for free.

Manual Malware Protection removal instructions:

1. Right click on the "Malware Protection" icon, click Properties in the drop-down menu, then click the Shortcut tab.

The location of the malware is in the Target box.

NOTE: by default, Application Data folder is hidden. Malware files are hidden as well. To see hidden files and folders, please read Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows.

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Answer:How to protect and clean your computer from malware

Is this a removal guide for this rogue or ?

 

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If I visit a malware site with latest version of Firefox with the NoScript extension without allowing any scripts, whats the chance of me getting infected if I don't download anything?
 
Also, I hope this is the right place to post this.

Answer:Will using NoScript protect you from a malware site if..?

COPIED FROM NoScript:
The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).
NoScript also provides the most powerful anti-XSS and anti-Clickjacking protection ever available in a browser.
NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality...
You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows.Watch the "Block scripts in Firefox" video by cnet.
 
If I were using Windows and could only have one security program/ add-on....it would be NoScript. I use it in Ubuntu, too.
There is a learning curve. It is not just install and forget. Install it and go to a popular site and then view all the scripts you never knew
were active on that site and are now blocked from running. You can click to allow just the site's scripting and still block all the others.
The ones that you want to play videos on will be one that you will spend the most time learning which script to allow only the videos to play.

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Hey!
I am a web designer and I just got permission to work from home for the next week. I am allowed to take my work laptop home for it. I would like some advice regarding the security concerns before I start the work.
I have heard about spyware and malware attacks that can cause severe loss of data. I don't want such things happening to me in my work system. As of now it's clean and no malicious files are present in the system. It's installed with Kaspersky Internet Security and ExpressVPN when connecting to the Internet. Will it help in protection from spyware and malware? I have seen articles mentioning not clicking on emails and installing antivirus softwares will help, but still I have heard a lot about such attacks. What else can I do to ensure nothing harmful will happen?
 

Answer:Will Kaspersky and VPN protect from malware attacks?

It being a work laptop, you shouldn't replace any of the pre-installed software, correct?
 

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Hello,
My son went to an untrusted site and the computer was infected with the conduit searchprotect.  I tried removing it with Eset Home Security.
 
However, my PC is still acting strange. I think the internet is a bit slower. As well, when I try to run some .exe files, such as Eset's ERARemover tool, windows gives me an error "this app can't run on your PC".  I have windows 8.1 64-bit and have tried both 32bit and 64bit programs.
 
I can't attach a DDS log because it's now win8.1 compatible.
 
thanks.

Answer:Conduit Search Protect and other malware?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===These tools are compatible with your operating system.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by click... Read more

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I just got my degree and have not been able to find work so I can only thank all the people at MajorGeeks.
I am 'Gunk Free' but was reading the chaslang's post "dated 10-10-04, 21:52, How to Protect yourself from malware! - MajorGeeks Support Forums"; and under the firewalls to use "Outpost Firewall Free" is listed when I went to download it, it is Dated: 2009-05-08 is it still a good firewall to use?
Thank you in advance for your help.

At a point in time I was 01 of them that understood some binary.
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware! post question

Yes, it is still a good firewall. Just make sure you keep it updated as you would with all other protection software.
 

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Hi everyone,
I want to tell my story about protection of ESS on my computer. Today, when my friend plug in his USB into my computer, I noticed that his USB shows only 1 USB shorcut in explorer. Before, my previous machine is infected by this malware type (malware creates USB shorcut) so I have experience with it. And when he plug his USB in, I run ESS Smart Scan but it found nothing. This afternoon, when I plug my USB in my machine, I saw that all things in my USB turn into 1 USB shorcut, I run Smart Scan again with my USB and found nothing, too (I also run a scan by Zemana AntiMalware, and it found nothing, too). After that, I installed MCShield AntiMalware Tool, and scan my USB with it. Magically, It found .ink malware in my USB and cleaned it sucessfully! This is screenshot about log of MCShield:

And now, I'm very disapointed with my ESET . It makes me got infected easily! . How do you think about my problem, please share with me.
 

Answer:ESET Smart Security can't protect me from .lnk malware

ESET protects against malware coming from USB devices.
Probably did not recognize the malware that caused the problem.
You have done well to use McShield.
 

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How does comodo firewall protects against signed malware at cruelsister's settings? Also i can disable its processes via task manager. How its self protection?
I am going to use it on my system with cruelsister's settings but these issues are my main concern which do not let me believe in comodo's power.
So,help me out and give the required info.
Thanks.
 

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Hi Folks, Yes I've got the privacy protection Malware, currently running windows XP on a dell laptop and I cannot start up in the safe mode, no Internet start up or execution of any programs allowed. Looks like I can strip documents & information off but thats about it. Can anyone share my options to cure this problem?

Thanks in advance - L

Answer:OK I've got the Privacy protect malware & no safe mode

Hello LarsLind,I moved this to Am I Infected.For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process..Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Privacy Protection (Uninstall Guide) .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Also the other tool log.. A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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I would really appreciate some assistance with "Internet secruity designed to portect" malware and/or virus.  I have attempted to remove this with no luck.  I did install and run Malware Bytes.  Initially it listed several virus which I removed.  However, I still have a problem.  Anytime I try to run/download anything it is blocked by this annoying virus.  What can I do? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Internet Secruity Designed to Protect Malware Help Please

Hello, I moved you from WIN7 to the Am I Infected forum for now.
Please try following this GUIDE.

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Hello. My kid's PC -- an HP (Model M7567C, with 2, 260 GB hard disks and 2 GB RAM) is infected by "Spyware Protect 2009" malware. The malware repeatedly displays at least 3 different pop-ups saying there's a spyware infection and offers to sell a fix; the program also prevents Explorer from working properly. There are no obvious programs/processes to shut down from the control panel. The machine has Zone Alarm Security Suite installed - I'm not sure if my kids ignored a warning or if the software mistakenly let something in. Zone Alarm technical support said to try running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware automated removal tool, but the program doesn't seem to run (nothing happens after the program is downloaded and launched). I tried running Zone Alarm virus and spyware scans, but the program runs slowly and eventually hangs (I think I ran the Zone Alarm scan in the Windows Safe mode). I can boot the PC in Windows Safe mode, but unfortunately there is no useful restore point. I can boot the PC in the normal Windows mode but it takes 2 or 3 cold starts. I can use Microsoft Explorer (through a wireless LAN connection), but in the normal Windows mode Spyware keeps hi-jacking Explorer and displaying its rouge messages.

Before I give up and reformat the hard disk and re-imaging the disk from the backup system disks, I would like to try a less time consuming solution. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

I ran the DSS scan as instructed. Here are the res... Read more

Answer:"Spyware Protect 2009" malware problem

I wanted to add some new information to my original posting that seems to be related to my problem.

When my spyware infected PC boots, I get the following messages:

"The application or DLL c:\windows\system32\digeste.dll is not a valid windows image."

"View Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close."

"Error loading c:\windows\griwapaxim.dll. The specified module could not be found."

I noticed that there was a Windows update available today (the February update of Microsoft's anti-spyware program). I installed this application; after this, Zone Alarm Suite was then able to run (up to now, it just hung up), and 2 items were quarintined: WIN32.SYSGUARD adn WIN32.TROJAN.FAKEALERT.IEH

However, there are still problems with my PC. I still can't get Malwarebytes' program to run, even when I rename the *.exe file to *.bat. It seems like whatever is still injecting my PC interferes with any anti-spyware/malware program from running properly and interferes with the operation of Explorer.

Thanks.

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My computer is infected with a malware program called "Spyware Protect 2009" how do I get rid of it? I followed instructions and have copied DDS and Attach files below. popup windows keep appearing saying my computer is infected with a virus and I need to install their software.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by John Schlatterer at 2:44:20.15 on Mon 03/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.254.96 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.exe
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Answer:remove malware, Spyware Protect 2009

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any scri... Read more

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> I am  using sify ISP with limited data tarnsfer package.>My ISP is showing that i have downloaded 1200 MB which is not true.>I did'nt turned  on the PC on the date prescribed by ISP but it showing i have downloaded 1200 MB and has cut down 20 valid days>I think some one has hacked my system.So i am requesting you to tell the best way to protect my system from malware and internetThanks in advace.

Answer:Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

Before anyone tells you that,   it may be that someone connected to your internet connection, via wireless?How are you connected to the internet?Because if your computer was off on those dates, even if a hacker got into the system the computer needs a physical connection to the internet, while the computer is off, there is no way of obtaining an internet connection.

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To start let me thank you for putting all these great programs in one easy to download area! Just following this guide has cleaned out several items from my supposedly secure system.

I did find one broken link however and got lost going through the giant comodo forum trying to find another thread with a similar ease of use allure.

This one: Configuring CIS for Maximum Security with ZERO Alerts for Novices

If you could give me an updated link it would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Broken link in: Sticky How to Protect yourself from malware!

Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will see what can be done to fix that issue.
 

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I finally found a fix to the malware the the Virus Protect Pro created and it cleaned out everything. The free software (to use and clean) is called Super AntiSpyware (that's quite some name) and you can download the free home version at http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
I'm going over there now to donate some money as it was my stupidity that had me lose about 6 hours trying to fix what I did. It's always nice to find a hero.

With blessings for a great day.
K
 

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> I am using sify ISP with limited data tarnsfer package.
>My ISP is showing that i have downloaded 1200 MB which is not true.
>I did'nt turned on the PC on the date prescribed by ISP but it showing i have downloaded 1200 MB and has cut down 20 valid days
>I think some one has hacked my system.
So i am requesting you to tell the best way to protect my system from malware and internet
Thanks in advace.
 

Answer:Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

Security is a wide topic. If you browse aound on this forum, you will find recomendations on Anti Virus and Anti Spyware and Firewalls.
If you have Windows XP Professional, MS published an XP Security Guide v2 and tells you how to harden XP Pro. It is available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx#ETE

If you have Vista, there is a Vista version of the Security Guide:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ed-7f35-4e72-bfb5-b84a526c1565&displaylang=en

Hardening an OS gives the attacker a smaller attack surface by disabling unnecessary features. XP after a fresh install is quite bloated and has a lot of places for an attacker to poke at.

Also you should consider running it daily using a limited user account, as that prevents some malware from working and prevents malware from making system wide changes. In the Unix world, nobody runs a machine daily using the admin account. MS acknowledges that and has made UAC for Vista to achieve the same end.

Here's more details about that:
http://www.mechbgon.com/build/security2.html

Also along the lines of protection and prevention, use Mcafee's Site Advisor, available here:

http://www.siteadvisor.com/

It places a site rating besides every google result and tells you about malware infested sites before you go clicking on them and instantly infecting your machine.
 

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I have recently been infected with a fileless malware. I have run a scan with ksc and it reported some memory detection. So,i run a scan with fully updated avast free and emsisoft eek but they didn't find anything. Finally, i have to scan with zemana and only after it detected and removed a fileless malware,ksc was able to give my system a clean sheet. Does kaspersky and zemana the only one to protect against such attacks? I need a free tool to protect my system against such attacks. The detection by zemana was "trojan poweliks: fileless malware". I don't need any whitelisting software and i also sincerely think that even they cannot counter such attacks.
 

Answer:Do you know any free software to protect against fileless malware attacks?

avast and bitdefender free are both goof
 

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Hi, i'm having a problem with my web browser since using the malwarebytes anti-malware scan. Before I ran the scan and removed the infections it found, I was able to open webpages and go to sites although when i would try to search it would redirect the page. After I ran the scan and deleted the infections, I tried to open a webpage and it said it couldn't display it although I was connected to the internet. One of the things the scan found said "adware.mywebsearch" I would assume that was the reason it was redirecting the page. As of right now, I have done a system restore to a point before i removed the infections so i could display a webpage to get help. If someone can please help me, I would be very grateful.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Leslie at 14:54:14.01 on Wed 05/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.496 [GMT -4:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
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Answer:malware agents/koobface,spyware protect removal

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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I've been using AVG, and have bought the full version, yet was confused with what I had to do.  Can anyone tell me which product is user friendly, yet a good system choice.  Thanks,
Would be appreciated. 
 

Answer:What is a good product to buy to protect and remove virus, malware etc...

My personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program. If you don't want to pay then I recommend avast! Free Antivirus.For more specific information to consider, please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSANS Institute Choosing Your Anti-virus SoftwareImportant Fact: It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Therefore, security begins with personal responsibility and following Best Practices for Safe Computing.

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Hi

I was just wanting to know the reason why Spybot S&D was removed from the "How to Protect yourself from malware!" sticky.

I am using version 1.6.2 since I found the newer v2 to be quite bloated and annoying. Should I still be using 1.6.2 since it still downloads the lastest malware signatures? Or is there an important reason why it was removed as a recommended antispyware tool?

Cheers
Sam
 

Answer:Reason for Spybot S&D removal from How to Protect yourself from malware thread?

Just not that useful anymore and as you noted V2 is too bloated. We also never liked Teatimer.

You can still use the old version and make use of the bad download blocker and hosts file protection if you wish but I would not use Teatimer. Modern antivirus programs already included antispyware too.
 

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Hey guys, I am sure you can relate to my current woes here. I have a family member who is just always getting malware on their computer. Getting tired of cleaning it up so frequently and I wanted to ask you guys what you do. Personall I install Chrome and MSE, and set MSE to a Full Scan once a week with real time monitoring. I also preach safe web surfing, but honestly, it's like telling a Crack Head that crack kills.

So what do you guys do to try to ease the pain of fixing a family members computer?
 

Answer:How do you Setup your family members computer to protect from malware?

They now have Macs
 

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Hi Guys,
Can I begin by saying a MASSIVE thank you to you all-I'd be totally lost without your help
Ok, down to business-I've done as the guide suggests, performed the XP clean up, ran the programs and I've got all the logs which are hopefully attached. The problems started a almost a week ago when the dreaded "spyware protect 2009" screen started popping up and the icon lodged itself in my system tray and I got suspicious when there was no option to get rid of it-it's disabled my windows firewall, is blocking/redirecting my IE browser with it's phony msgs etc. If you need any more info or if I've somehow left something out/attached the wrong logs just let me know-it's purely out of ignorance and not laziness if that's the case!!!:-o

Thanks again- Cheree :wave
 

Answer:vundo/spyware protect 2009 malware-logs attached

here's the last log
 

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Hello,Please help!!! I only have a couple of days to fix this comp before I leave!!!I am receiving security popups, Spyware Protect 2009 (I did not download) is in my task bar and keeps popping up with infiltration alerts, and IE keeps redirecting to http://browser-security.microsoft.com/blocked.php?r=21.0 displaying "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!" Then offering to link me to Purchase Spyware Protect 2009.Here is my DDS Log file and attachment.Thanks!!!peace.b.DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John at 9:11:09.81 on Sun 03/22/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.223.43 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTtrayp.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Nero\data\Xtras\... Read more

Answer:Unkown Malware/Rootkit security popups - Protect Spyware 2009

thank you! topic is resolved through off-post email reply.

Malware-bytes removal is the best!

peace.b.

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I think expert advice is needed here, as I keep seeing a puppy in the lower right corner of my eyes .
I ran already Adaware SE and Spybot so here is my HJT file.

I hope someone can help me out here.

Thanks in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 0:14:01, on 6-10-2004
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Dexxa\Dexxa Optical Mouse\1.0\lwbwheel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile\audevicemgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\INTUWA~1\Shared\MROUTE~1\MROUTE~2.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SONYER~1\Mobile\CONNEC~1\CONNMN~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
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Hi once i have read some of your arhive threads last 6-27-08 i began to follow all of the steps from cleaning, defrag and Removal. I found out my PC had been infected with Trojan.Vundo(it was detected by malware)... I think it started when i downloaded last 6-26-08 a file at Bitlord. The first virus that was detected was a backdoor.trojan the Norton Anti-virus detect it and remove it. So i thought it was ok when i noticed my PC is slowing I already think that there are still problems with my PC. So i run again the Anti-virus and when it reaches 24% (estimated) my PC reboot and my keyboard got stalled and in my monitor it is BAD BIOS. but when i manually reboot it, it just jump to windows and didn't do the normal process when booting... and everytime I scan my PC with my AV it always reboot so i try to search the net and find you guys... a bit STRICT but helps us more to know and learn how to fix things with our PC

1. From cleaning guide my pc was running better than it was before...
2. From the Malware Removal Guide i don't know if i got the right proceedure
but got some problems...
a. SAS - it doesn't goes blue screen,but my problem here is when it attemps to scan my files it becomes stalled. the first time i ran it i left it for almost 6 hours... (thinking it would still work) so reading from the procedure if it doesn't work proceed to the next
b. Spybot - I dom't have problem here works really great
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Answer:Trojan.Vundo,Malware.Trace and Problems on boot and Norton Anti-virus Protect

here are the second logs of HJT and Combofix.

BTW,when i right-click all my folders and files and choose properties it seems that it has security tab and when i click the security tab there's been so much users and administrators in it. Is my files been publicly displayed or does this HighJacka** i mean Hacker get and manage my files...

Thanks...
 

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Question: Puppy's GRUB?

I've been trying to Install Puppy's GRUB to my Hard Drive and it's amazingly impossible.

Installing Puppy itself is simply, it automatically installs onto /dev/hda partition and done.

Now, installing the GRUB is hard. I cant install it onto the same partition Puppy is installed to. I tried making a new partition that is bootable called /dev/hda2 styled Linux. Just like how puppy is isntalled.

I ran grubconfig, and it goes well till I get to the section where it prompts where I should install it. I dont have any floppies, so I wont bother with that for now. I tried instaling it the same partition as where Puppy was installed. I didnt work.

Then I tried MBR, that didnt work either. Both with some sort of "MOUNT ERROR"...


I've tried alot of googles awnsers and I just dont know what to do anymore...any ideas?
 

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Question: puppy linux

I have decided to give puppy linux a try, running it from a USB drive, I beleave that no antivirus is needed, is this the case or have I been misinformed

Answer:puppy linux

Not needed, but I heard F-prot is apparently included? They say it's useful for scanning Windows partitions - i.e. if Windows is infected & one cannot boot into the latter (click here). G

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Conpaq Presario, used to run Windows XP 1 GB ram - got very sick because New Tecnology Loader is missing. (I have not been able to overcome that one yet.)
But -
I can't load Gentoo, or Ubuntu, or Edubuntu, or Knoppix - the only thang that will boot up is Puppy 2.17 !
Now why would that be?
Not that I mind Puppy - but I can't figure out how to work a lot of things in Puppy. Such as how to get into my Cruzer or my flash frive.
 

Answer:Why does only Puppy boot? and nothing else?

Do you have BIOS seeing both C & D at boot?

You may not have the settings to boot from CD set.
 

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I was recently asked by a friends 18yr old son to look at his HP 610C deskjet printer that wasn't working. Checked current drivers etc were installed and eventually found that that the puppy had chewed through the power cable. Thankfully after the mains power had been through the adapter or the puppy would have fried!!. Can anyone suggest where we might get a replacement on the cheap, as he's a poor struggling student. Jermaine that is not Nelly the daft puppy dog!!

Answer:The puppy almost fried!

Look in the manual it should give you a part number. Then check click here

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My pc has been slowing down recently...and I was wondering if someone could have look at my log? Thanks.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:10 PM, on 8/4/2005
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\pgaccount.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\procguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\dcsuserprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\... Read more

Answer:My puppy's been slow.......

Bump

Anybody?

Bueller?
 

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Question: Kick A Puppy?

A recent thread addressed a live USB boot of Linux. This perked my interest, having a small netbook, collecting WinXP dust for the last few years. So, I decided to give Linux a go again. The platform is an MSI U100 Wind Netbook.

Intel Atom N270 Processor @ 1.6 GHz
1 GB of DDR2-667 Memory (PAE)
Intel 945GSE / ICH7-M Chipset
Integrated Intel GMA 950
160 GB 5,400 RPM Hard Drive
Bios will boot from USB

PLODR suggested LXLE and Earthling suggested Puppy. After a bit of research, I found Wary Puppy at
http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported WaryPuppy.htm
I chose wary-5.5.iso in the index folder and the 140MB downloaded via my DSL in less than 15 mins.
Wary seemed the best choice for my old machine although it might handle some later ones; I will explore.

PLODR also suggested using PendriveLinux to created the bootable stick from the Linux distro, so I I got it from here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ and downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.6.exe
When run, UUI lists several linux distros it can handle, Wary is one. (thx PLODR)

Now, the hardest part was to find the flashdrive in my junkpile, acquired for some forgotten project, ages ago. Yea!, I found it, an 8GB flashdrive, plugged it into my desktop, ran UUI and quickly and got a bootable stick. Then, stuck the stick in the MSI, booted up and low and behold, there is a new "Puppy" in the house. (thx Earthling)

I would appreciate any comments and suggestions for other ... Read more

Answer:Kick A Puppy?

StruldBrug said:





Now, to find the ethernet cable in my junkpile to get this puppy online ...Click to expand...

Try enabling the wireless adapter. I use Slacko 5.4 and wireless works OK on this ThinkPad E335.
 

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OK so a buddy of mine gave me his laptop said it was acting weird and slow if i could take a took at it for him. SO i check it out, to find a mix of 600+ trojans, virueses, spyware, etc....

oh and to top it off..the dell wireless config was disabled...windows wireless doesnt work...and it get limited connexion to my hardwired system

I would say ive removed most of them but there are a few that wont quit...

heres the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:49:25 PM, on 12/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:One (sic) Puppy! 600+ Infections

please someone this is urgent
 

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Hi,

I am working on a computer that is running Windows 7 x64 and I have ran Malwarebytes, Combofix, Spybot S&D, TDSSKiller, reset all Internet Explorer 9 to factory and I still have a browser redirect. Any Google search results that I click on redirects me to different sights and it also plays audio in the background. I am having to correspond with you guys via my personal computer as the sick one will not let me access your site. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!! Here is the DDS log and I also attached the attach file.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Tracy at 11:18:39 on 2011-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4087.3346 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\syst... Read more

Answer:Cannot Get This Puppy Clean

I forgot to mention that the computer originally had the System Restore virus and I followed the removal instructions for it and this is what remains.

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Question: using puppy linux

I am trying to recover files from my hard drive using 'puppy linux' in my DVD drive and send them to an external hard drive. I don't seem to be able to find them from the Desktop Can anyone please advise how do do it.

Answer:using puppy linux

This any use? click here

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Hello

I am on my cousins computer because it became useless. I was able to download superantispyware and run a scan. It came up with 1375 problems. They have a young son who plays on the computer so I tried to set up perental controls but it will not allow me to. They do not know a lot about computers so I try to help them but they click on everything. I was hoping somebody on here could check this system out and see if I got most of the bad stuff and tell me how I can get the parntal cotrols to work.

I would appreciate any help I could get. Thank you

Answer:One sick puppy here

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * 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.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Question: Puppy is back

Stopped using this distro a while back, but it is back in a better way, downloaded the .iso from here:
ftp://ftp.oss.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-4.3/
Live CD runs easily in RAM or can be installed, can save a configuration file on Live CD or other media, wireless set up was a snap using ndiswrapper, two web browsers, Xine media player handled most music, video files. Just a fun and simple distro (for us noobs :heli). 107650 kb download and a quick burn, saving Windows for other works, or for troubleshooting Windows if necessary.:duck
http://www.puppylinux.com/download/release-4.3.htm
 

Answer:Puppy is back

Bugballou said:





wireless set up was a snapClick to expand...

LOL
Running of the ram and posting here. Must have taken me 15profiles before I got the wirless setup :-D Vodkas and lazy Sunday afternoons don't blend with new OS setups

Cheers... Hic..Hic
 

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Question: puppy linux

I have just loaded puppy linux on my pc because xp will not load up due to the hard drive being nearly full and not having enough virtual memory. Using puppy I can explore the hard drive and I have tried to delete some files on the hard drive but it will not let me do that (protected?)I tried dragging files to the trash can but it left a copy on the hard drive anyway. I just want to create some space on the hard drive so that xp might start working again.Any suggestions?

Answer:puppy linux

Virtual memory uses Hard space hence your having problems.Suggest you either delete some unused programs or back them up to an external hard drive, flash drive or cd/dvd r disc.

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im trying to boot from the cd but it ends up with the error that it cannot find pupp on idecd source. i read a lot of people have this problem that are using usb cd drives so they just have to change the boot command. well im actually using an ide cd drive but i still get the error. idk what to do. specs are in sig. any help would be appreciated
 

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Hello fellows. First post. Please help me! Everything was going fine with my computer until a few days ago. I had a nice run of at least 6 months with no problems but now *IT* has started again.. these darn hijackers, pop ups, casino ads etc. Here is my Hijack This scan file. Please aid me in ridding my comp of these things that have infected it.

Phil

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:40:55 PM, on 5/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\BullsEye Network\bin\bargains.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msxct.exe
C:\Program Files\NaviSearch\bin\nls.exe
C:\Program Files\CashBack\bin\cashback.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents an... Read more

Answer:Please help me get rid of that damn CashBack puppy!

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Puppy saved my laptop because I accidentally deleted the windows partition on my HDD in fact I am running it right now and it has Gparted yay I have 8 partitions on my HDD and am happy in fact im going to use android x86 alongside puppy.
 

Answer:If all else is too hard try puppy linux

Win xp now with androidx86 4.4.2 xp not working with all drivers
 

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Thanks to Majorgeeks for posting Puppy Linux 2.01 live CD
on their site today, Thursday in Australia.
Puppyos.com
Puppy is a live CD, 72 meg download ISO that you burn as
a multisession CD. It boots very quickly and saves to USB, CD etc.
Very stable, user friendly fast reply forums. Did I say completel free?
No Spyware etc. Small but compressed and fully featured.
Made for recycling old computers as well as for new.

And it comes from the land of OZ, outback Western Australia.
But listed at number 18 in Distrowatch. So no slouch.
I believe that it is the fastest boot CD in the world. 65 seconds on my
machine 2.8 Celeron 512 ram. On an old IBM Celeron 500,
after saving a file back to the hard drive -good way to boot quickly -
it booted in 70 seconds. Amazing performance.
Please read the latest news first. Great for safe internet banking
web browsing etc. One setup question - select keyboard, which for
many is US, and after booting select your screen size.
Use blue connect button to select Ethernet 0, test and then select
DCHP, save and exit and then choose firewall, hit enter5 times?
and you are a freebird as Lynyrd Skynyrd might say.
Of course enable your bios to boot CD first.

If you have been hit badly by internet nasties, but you have this CD
you'll be able to get by until you get your computer repaired.
Thanks again to Majorgeeks - a great site that I have enjoyed
for years .
PS... I am not associated with Puppy Linux in anyway... Read more

Answer:Thanks for Puppy Linux listing

Glad you like it, a lot of Linux variations have bootable cds, your right, it's a great way to avoid infections.
 

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So part of me feels like I didn't read into Linux enough before I made the jump, but I'm having one hell of a time trying to get a lot of things on Slacko Puppy running. Currently I'm only running it from a flash drive, but I'm in the process of attempting to use GParted to reformat my hard drive. That being said, I have absolutely no clue how to install programs. I've used the Puppy Package Manager, but I don't get how installation happens. It just looks like every time I try to open any installation files, all it does is open xarchive or the "zip" program, basically leaving me with nothing but lists of files or a bunch of data about filetypes.

I just need to know how to get GParted up and running so I can move on. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Need help with Slacko Puppy Linux

Well nevermind, I just found that GParted came built-in with the OS. Awesome.
 

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Hello,

Unless I learn enough about this damned dog, and in short order, I risk having the SPCA on my back. I know it's a pedigreed animal I have collared. That it will probably be remembered when Bill Gates is merely tall-bronze in some hall of fame but...

I am a single user of this laptop. Try as I may I cannot convince XP of that fact. This has become the single issue of the moment. It's red-hot. As long as it remains in my care (let that be not too long I do pray) I shall be the only user. I am weary of searching for the solution so please give me your advise. Write it with plodding patience - I am able to follow steps 1 through about 10.

It may be salutary that I tell of the first advice I took with regard to "Shortcut to" which was 'delete it on X number of icon shortcuts and it will go away'. I recall thinking, "I wonder what else such dogged persistence will solve?". And, "Is this the vaunted XP?"

What I want is for this machine to boot to the desktop, from first to last with no input from me nor any nonsense about users & computer names - I can stand the 'Welcome' window.

Thanks.

Ben.
 

Answer:Solved: The name of the puppy-dog is WinXP.

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I previously had some variant of virtumonde. I think I have the computer cleaned up, but it is still extememly slow and seemingly unhappy. Following is my hjt log. Thanks in advance for any guidance you may be able to offer.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:27:44 PM, on 04/10/09Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8 ... Read more

Answer:Did I get this puppy cleaned? - virtumonde

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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I have a Puppy Linux Live CD that I want to use to remove a virus from my USB stick. But I canīt figure out how to access my U3 USB stick. Nothing happens when I plug it in. I guess I have to mount it, but how can I do it?
 

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I've searched and have not found an answer to my problem.

D600 worked great as a back up / kids computer. The problem started when we got a chocolate lab puppy. She chewed thru the output side of two power supplies. I've tried a third power supply and batteries but I get nothing no lights.... I've tried holding the power button down for and extended time with the same results, nothing.

Can anyone provide any direction?
 

Answer:Puppy kills D600 help

So you have removed all power(Battery and Power Adaptor), and held down the ON button for 30secs

And still when putting (say the battery back in) it's the same fault

Oh dear...

I would suggest to detach the HardDrive and Ram (reseat that is) and test again.
But the real concern is that something (the Mobo) has shorted somewhere, which may require you to dismantle the Laptop!
 

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Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/#entry2995375 - Hamluis.
Hello AustrAlien, I have a similar problem. The monitor turns off (Entering power saving mode) during boot at the Win xp logo.
Safe mode stops at MUP.sys.
This PC does not have a CD drive.
Can puppy linux be used through a bootable USB disk? If yes, how

Answer:Using Puppy Linux To Rescue Files

You can use Ubuntu to recover your data. How to use Ubuntu to recover data from a hard drive.Please download Ubuntu, you will need to burn this to a CD in order to make a bootable disc.  To do this please download ImgBurn.When you open ImgBurn you will see a page like the one below.Click on Write image file to disc outlined in red.The next page to open will be like the one below.Click on the icon of the folder and magnifing glass outlined in red to the right of Source to locate the Ubuntu ISO file.  Place a CD in the optic drive and click Burn.In order to boot from this disc you may need to enter the BIOS and make your CD/DVD-ROM the first device in the boot order

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I've been trying all morning to get a bootable USB Key with Puppy Linux. I don't know why I do this to myself

Using a Lenovo T60, I created the CD, booted it, and got into Puppy just fine.

I then took a 1GB CompUSA Flash Key (which has never presented any issues) and used GParted to create a 200MB part1 for Puppy, and an 800MB part2 for fat32. I set the Puppy partition as boot.

I then installed Puppy to the Puppy partition, using basically the default options.

I tried it without specifying an MBR first, then tried with the first of the optional MBR's.

Neither one worked. When I try to boot Puppy from the USB Key (the system DOES present it for boot when F12 is pressed), I get a No OS found or Invalid Boot Disk Error. I've seen both depending on what I was doing.

What am I missing here?

Thanks
 

Answer:Creating Boot USB Key with Puppy Linux

Check this guide out and see if it helps any...
 

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My set up is :-
Windows 2002 XP Home, SP3
Firefox 3.6.8, AVG 2011 Free, Sandboxie Free 3.50
Online Armor 4.5, SpywareBlaster 4.3
NoScript, Adblock Plus, KeyScrambler 2.6.0.0, WOT
IE8 is my secondary browser

The trouble all started when I found that the Start search (the little dog) was not working. The icon was there, but it was dead. I then found that my Windows update on the Security panel was not working. I then checked IE8 and the Home page would not completely load, just a few items in the toolbar areas and a blank area where Google should be. That was it - stuck !

This is when I decided to install a new download of IE from the MS site.

I installed a new IE7 without uninstalling any previous program, the new version took care of all that by over-writing. This went OK without problems. The Start search then worked OK as did the Windows update and IE. All seemed great, until I was pestered by MS with a nag panel to update my IE7 to IE8. The IE8 nag update icon simply would not go away. So I downloaded a new IE8 and ran it.

It went to the "downloading" and stuck on "Not Responding". It did this every time and I tried many times but with the same result. I had to crash it by Task Manager each time.

I then discovered MS Auto-Fix it http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058. I ran this with no trouble.
** How do I reset Windows Update components?
(971058) - Article ID: 971058 - Last Review: April 9, 2010 - Revision: 4.1 ... 949104
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Answer:Windows Search Puppy goes AWOL

Comodo System Cleaner is a "Registry Cleaner", and in common with all registry cleaners, the potential for it to "break" Windows is ever present, which is why you should never use a registry cleanup tool, of which there are dozens waiting to be downloaded.

Leaving the registry alone will do no harm even if there are redundant entries in it. You can't see them unless you go looking for them, so why let it bother you. Don't use registry cleaners -- none of them! Comodo System Cleaner is no worse than the others to be fair to Comodo - they are all just a bad idea and uneccessary.

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I have a badly infected computer that I can only get to work by running a linux disc on startup. I made a system repair disc but after running all of the tests, nothing but dead ends. I'm content with resetting the pc to factory settings, I just need to know how. It's a dell, all-in-one pc and it previously ran on Windows 7, but when I run it form the system repair disc, it only recognizes Windows 10. When it starts up normally, all I get are different colors flashing across the screen.
 

Answer:How do you reset the pc to factory while in Puppy Linux?

When you installed Windows 10, the Restore to Factory settings was wiped out for Windows 7.
When did you make this system repair disk and from what OS?

You may need to get a set of Factory disks from Dell for this machine, they MAY have them for both Windows 7 and 10.
 

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hi i am trying to help a friend out their computer (which i will be on later today) has spywatcher porn pop ups it took me three hours yesterday to get to blp computers where i tryed to down load spybot and destroy it wont run but looks like tea timer installed superantispy avg all wont open i used the links here because i felt it was my best chance at the most security tools i did run smithfraud fix and got A2 squared to run it wont open in safe mode it found 160 something trojins virses an so on i finally got to windows update there where 9 of which 8 installed defender wont run either i got clean up ran that and ran aprils mal removel tool it had found 5 infections but i had to leave before it finished so thats mostly it after so many hours i know i left out some info oh i downloaded hijackthis to desktop it wont open either its a windows xp sp2 as far as i know only anti virus was a out dated mcafee adaware was on it if its real it will run and find stuff but it wont check for updates and setting wont open either but hey what are freinds for i need help when i get over there can i log on there under my name or do they need a account just asking thank you guys very much oh it was also a warning saying you are still infected box

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Over the weekend my laptop (Dell studio 1558- win 7) crashed and it was suggested to me that I may be able to rescue some of my files from my seemingly dead hard drive using puppy. I had puppy loaded and went to try and access the drive but I couldn't seem to find it. It has listed my SanDisk cruiser USB drive, my CD/DVD drive and a floppy (???) drive but no hard drive. My laptop certainly does not have a floppy drive! lol is it possible that puppy is seeing the hard drive as a floppy? And if it really doesn't recognize the hard drive, where is it getting this floppy drive from?

Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:Puppy linux & windows drives, need help!

Hi dyamond,

I'm not sure of the reason for the ghost floppy. The HD partitions would usually start with sda and then a number. If you are not seeing any sda devices then it is not seeing the drive.

If this in the LCD notebook did BIOS give you the message no primary drive found before Puppy loaded? If BIOS doesn't see the drive then Puppy won't either.

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If BIOS did say no Primary drive found then what I would try is instead of hitting F1 or F2 just hit ctrl + alt + del to restart. Try that about 20 times in a row and see if you get lucky and one time it actually sees the drive. Then let Puppy load up.
 

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Hi, Can somebody let me know how to get rid of the puppy boyz pages that keep poping up when I go online? I scannd my PC with SpyBot, AdAware and Microsoft AntiSpyware and usd NAV. I fixed the problems that resulted from those scans and then ran Hijack This. This is the resulting log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 19:15:28, on 07/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Messenger.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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Answer:Puppy Boyz hijacked my browser

Wlcome to TSF.

Looks like there's a trojan or two residing here. We'll get rid of it now.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back ... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:01:28 AM, on 3/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\tybti.dll/sp.html#10001%resultposition.net
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com
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Answer:Solved: Hijack Log... Sick Puppy

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Posting this for a buddy with WinXp - Sp2.

I gathered some info from other P Boyz threads to help get him started>
1. We added Adaware+ vx2 addon , SPyBot and HiJackThis to his system.
2. We followed steps listed in other threads to help get his system clean. (Turned of System Rrestore and set configuration settings for recommended apps listed in #1.)
3. I wasn't present when everything was done so I don't have first hand knowledge of what was detected and fixed.


I advised him not to touch anything with the HiJackThis - other than to create the log file.


Here is the log file - and we are greatly thankful for your pending response.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:08:49 PM, on 11/19/2004
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8080
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;http://localho... Read more

Answer:Puppy Boyz browser hijack - 1st HJT Log

Hi
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix all the following items by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked". Files highlighted in BLACK will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please get the latest HJT v1.98.2 and post a new log when finished...



O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Service Manager] winservice32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Service Manager] winservice32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft media services] Iassd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe

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Puppy Linux 5.2.8 has arrived. Dubbed Lucid Puppy, since it is based on Ubuntu, it promises some performance enhancements as well as new packages and features.

Puppy Linux 5.2.8 drops support for (really) old computers and uses libraries build for i689 processors and above.

The latest release is also the most customizable, with new options available for users, as well as more art to choose from.

"Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 is the fastest, friendliest, and most fun Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid (and first official Puppy) to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers rather than the older i386 computer," Puppy Linux announced.

Puppy Linux 5.2.8 is the second big update to the lightweight distro this year. The most recent is Puppy Linux 5.2.5, which came in April. The newest update comes with fresher packages but also some new features.Click to expand...

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Download Release

New in Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 (released August 17, 2011):

made faster with i686 optimization;
new, versatile Roxterm console;
new Control Panel;
more firmware, drivers and updates;
improved hardware detection and configuration;
more wallpapers and themes.Click to expand...
 

Answer:Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Is Faster and Friendlier

Instant Update 001 for Lucid 5.2.8

add two gnome-mplayer icons
PupControl preferences
new iwlwifi.tar.gz in /lib/modules/all-firmware
latest Packages-puppy-lucid-official in PPM
gnome-mplayer menu entry remove %U
small change to Cloud Apps to remove 2nd More Apps which pointed to /usr/share/applications

X libgconf2-4_3.1.6 to enable Chromium-based browsers
X libgconf_DEV-3.1.6
X Help -> LupuNews puppylogo96 image without being connected
X update Firewallstate 2.0 tasmod
X update PupControl 1.7 radky includes very cool PupSysinfo
X update Pburn 3.3.5 zigbert
X change to Start with Playlist in gnome-mplayer for dvd?s otherwise gnome-mplayer shows black screen with audio until one changes size of screen - for dvd's, XineDVD is still better, but some people might expect the default media player to play dvd's with no fuss, not unreasonably
X add Getflash (modified) from Slacko to update (or install) Flashplayer
X add Cloud Puppy by szzindian, under Utility

From rerwin:
# 1. Update /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG.
# 2. Reduce occurrences of DNS not being set for ppp connections to some USB-modem ISPs. (/etc/ppp/wvdial)
# 3. Retain access to prename script if devx also loaded (with a different script of the same name) (usr/share/applications/prename.desktop).
# 4. Set "show_msg=NO" configuration option for both of dillo's dillorc files (adding the one in /etc/dillo).
# 5. Correct missing "fi" statement in bareview script.
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Hi folks --

I've got Roings! ... and heaven knows what else. Laptop-Chlamydia, I guess.

Scanned & cleaned with Ad-Aware SE (most recent defs), and Spybot S&D (most recent defs).

Panda-scanned and Trend-Micro scanned today, as well...

Here's what I'm getting:
1. LONG (2-5 minute delays whenever opening any web browser)
2. Serious HD thrashing
3. Popups
4. A really, really cute puppy-dog on my system tray. His name is "Cashback." I call him Purina.

In the HT log, I see:
C:\WINDOWS\YTNPB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LUBWKZEKH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NAVISEARCH\BIN\NLS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CASHBACK\BIN\CASHBACK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wtesb] C:\WINDOWS\ytnpb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Spyware remover] C:\WINDOWS\Remove_spyware.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mobl] C:\WINDOWS\lubwkzekh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msbb] c:\windows\msbb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CashBack] C:\Program Files\CashBack\bin\cashback.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NaviSearch] C:\Program Files\NaviSearch\bin\nls.exe

... I'm pretty positive those (and the CashBack and NaviSearch directories) will need to go. Am I missing the boat on anything else, though?

Anyway, here's my HT log... any and all advice appreciated.

Cookigal, if you're out there, hope you're doing well!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:45:10 AM, on 8/24/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYS... Read more

Answer:Roings, CashBack (puppy icon?)

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Hello all!
It seems I have been hijacked by the Cashback Puppy Dog. Ad-Aware couldn't get it, so I just downloaded HijackThis and scanned. Here is my log and I will be waiting for someone to tell me what should be deleted. Thanks for the help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:34:26 AM, on 9/2/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSOL08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY CORPORATION\IMAGE TRANSFER\SONYTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOEVM08.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOSTS08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NAVISEARCH\BIN\NLS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RSHRJY.EXE
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Answer:CashBack Puppy Browser Hijack

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hi, i really appreciate any help.
 
i followed directions that i found on here, and nothing has worked so far except for this usb drive that i created.  i'm not sure what puppy means, but i'm going thru files on my pc now.  i just don't know where to go from here.
 
thanks so much.

Answer:fbi virus- cannot do anything, but puppy drive got it started. what now?

to BC forums, need_help33!
 
Can you provide the link used to follow the 'Puppy' instructions?
 
Puppy is a Linux operating system that focuses on ease of use and minimal use of resources. It runs easily from a USB drive or a CD, and once you are done with it, you just remove the USB drive. There is no need for installing.
 
Also, would appreciate knowing the Windows Operating System you are using...XP, Vista, Windows 7, or 8?
 
Thanks.

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Have installed Puppy Linux 5.2 to a Presario F600 laptop.

Not live CD, but full install.
All went well. All seems to work. Except for connecting to the net.

I have a Scientific Atlanta cable modem that connects my win7 machine just fine. i have tried to connect the laptop using USB and cat 5 cable, no luck.

Puppy network Wizard tells me that a live connection has been detected.

eth0 ethernet forcedeth pci nvidia ethernet controller

Sez it appears that a network module isn't loaded, but following the wizard, no nvidia module is to be found on the list.

I have tried a few different drivers, no luck.

I try to do auto dhcp, and it sez OK, do I want to save (yes) but cannot connect after that...

has anyone written a simple how to for connecting Puppy machines to the net?

Any help appreciated...
 

Answer:can't connect to internet - Puppy linux

Are you trying to connect wireless? If so, you may have broadcom chipset instead of Atheros. Will running live show connection?
This may help
 

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So I am terribly cursed. I have a 2005 dell dimension 8400 (not the cursed part) running XP SP3 media center (also not the cursed part) I have some really nasty stuff here (Trojans, backdoor TDDS, yep, cursed) and I've made the decision to just start over, it's the safest way to make sure I'm not leaving anything behind. Now tho I need to know if I can do the Dell factory restore thing where it's just like I got it with all the lovely unwanted, you know, crap on it or if I need to do a total wipe which for me will be much harder since I know not what I am doing.

I can't google for information because of the redirect nonsense, so really this site will be my major source of help. If I ask stupid questions, well, I'm STRESSED! Sorry in advance.

Anyway, I have in the past used Belarc advisor to see exactly what's on the PC and it was really helpful. Now unfortunately, I can't access it because of the bad stuff, I did save the last one I did from a year ago but I need to know if there is another way to get this information. I probably already know this, but I'm not thinking clearly.

I just looked and I do have an operating system reinstallation DVD with the product key. Now I just need to know what to do next. Actually right now I'm going to the store to get an external HD and chocolate.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:I'm so infected I'm going to just wipe this puppy, but can I do a factory restore or...

First, Enjoy some chocolate.

Next, If you got the external drive you can save your personal files/pictures/music/etc. .
You can't save installed prorgrams, Office/etc. .

Then,

Turn the unit on and put the XP disk in the drive.
Leave the disk in the drive and restart the unit,
Watch the screen for a message that says "Press any key to boot from CD,
Press a key on the keyboard,
Wait while it goes through starting from the disk,
[You may have to press F8 during startup to accept the EULA]
When you get to the screen with the box that shows the current version of XP installed press "D" on the keyboard,
Press "Enter"
Press "L"
You now should have a screen asking what file system you want to format to, NTFS should be selected by default,
Press enter,
The disk will be formatted and the installation will automatically begin when the format is finished,
During the installation the computer will restart DO NOT press a key to boot from the CD again !
At that point the unit will boot from the hard drive and continue the installation.
After awhile you will be asked to "name" your computer,
I suggest naming it the same as the main user ID.
[Example, I have an XP unit named "testbox" the user name is also "testbox"
You will be asked if you want to turn on automatic updates, select NO or Not now,
You will be asked if you want to setup a network connection, click on skip,
You will be asked to enter a user name and pas... Read more

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Greetings Geeks -

I need to recover some Windows files from the wife's laptop. Some sort of windows startup/system file went bad and standard approaches to getting it running again or not working. So . . . .

I downloaded Puppy Linux. I am not Linux saavy, but I do have it running from a CD. I can access files on the hard drive, but I am having accessing the files she really needs; which were in folders on the desktop. I cannot seem to locate those folders. I did locate a desktop folder, but I don't think what I need is buried in there.

Based on that, I have a few questions:

- Where might I find these folders that were on the desktop?
- How to Search for folders in Puppy Linux?

Okay, bonus questions

- There seems to be some gesture based interface on the touchpad, is that the case? It seems to act wonky and it is driving me nuts!

A Super Giant THANK YOU for any help!
 

Answer:Help Recovering Windows Files With Puppy Linux

20Valve said:





Greetings Geeks -

I need to recover some Windows files from the wife's laptop. Some sort of windows startup/system file went bad and standard approaches to getting it running again or not working. So . . . .Click to expand...

Welcome to MajorGeeks, Valve! :major

The question here seems to be - What are you going to do with the laptop after repair? Are you installing Windows back, and restoring the files?
You did not indicate if you have visited the Software Section of this Forum. A visit there may help recover what you have with little frustration. A visit to the Malware section is always the best next choice.






20Valve said:





I downloaded Puppy Linux. I am not Linux saavy, but I do have it running from a CD. I can access files on the hard drive, but I am having accessing the files she really needs; which were in folders on the desktop. I cannot seem to locate those folders. I did locate a desktop folder, but I don't think what I need is buried in there.
Based on that, I have a few questions:

- Where might I find these folders that were on the desktop?
- How to Search for folders in Puppy Linux?Click to expand...

You should be able to right-click and mount the Win drive from Puppy. You would then be able to browse to the folders within that drive the same as using an Explorer window. If you need to copy to a thumbdrive, you have to mount the drive first be... Read more

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This is the damsel in distress who had the BSOD and needed pix and videos recovered - whomever helped me last time thank you thank you!! My computer would not boot anything including the CD I burned with Linux and have randomly tried over the last few days but this morning - HALLELUJAH! -the CD started and Puppy Linux installed on my computer! Now my computer is on but I have a black screen and I terrified to do anything next to screw things up more. Can you tell me what the next steps are after it has loaded? I have my drive loaded in the USB port to copy all the pix and videos...please advise!!! :drool
 

Answer:Linux Puppy installed but now black screen? HELP

I would ask a Forum admin or moderator to merge this thread with the one here.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=259243
 

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Hello all, I have been trying the above for a couple of weeks now and to be honest I cannot make head or tail of it. First it says Yahoo says I have sent 401 spam Emails and therefore will not forward my mail to Gish Puppy. "I have never sent a spam Email in my life. I would like to rid myself of this program but cant find anywhere to do it. Please any one know how to do it. Cliff.

Answer:Throwaway EMail address/Gish Puppy

Depending on the situation Spamgourmet click here and 10minutemail click here work for me.

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I am trying to recover some email from a failing hard drive using the Puppy Linux 5.7.1 software. I was able to retrieve documents pic etc... but really would like email.
Any suggestions??
Thanks for the help,
Scott
 

Answer:recovering outlook email using Puppy Linux

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I need some assistance setting up a used computer that a friend gave me. I thought I would be able to put the xp disc in and just start it up, but it had Linux Puppy installed on it and it was bypassing the cd rom. I have never been exposed to this os, and it confused me for a while. Reading some other blogs people were saying that you had to manually delete the files. So, I did that and now I am getting a couple of errors while rebooting.

Press any key to boot from CD..... (This never seems to work)
Try (hd0, 0): Ext2: No grldr
Try (hd0, 1): invalid or null
Try (hd0: 2): invalid or null
Try (hd0: 3): invalid or null
BIOS: Drive =0x0, H=0, S=0

Try (fd0): invalid or null
Cannot find grldr
Press space bar to hold the screen, any other key to boot previous MBR... (None of these seem to do anything)
Timeout: Error loading operating system

I remember deleting the grldr, so not sure if I should have or not.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks!

Answer:Removing Linux Puppy and Installing Windows XP

Hi veggiebin,

I would first of all check the boot order in your BIOS. Linux Puppy can not make your PC bypass the CD, it is more likely that the boot order is set to boot from the hard drive before trying the PC.

EDIT: just saw that I overlooekd the "press any key to boot from CD"
Do you use a USB or a wireless keyboard? In that case the problem may be that your keyboard is not recognised and therefore the "press key" doesn't work. Could you try a different keyboard?
regards myrti

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I'm checking out different linux programs. I have an old computer that's an Athlon 1.1 gighertz cpu with 1 gig ram that I'm trying to run puppy linux in and it seems to load alright but then before I get to the main screen it just hangs. The screen stays black. Anyone know why?
 

Answer:Have older computer Athlon 1.1ghz cpu with 1 gig ram. Won't run puppy linux

It's possible you had a bad burn or the download was bad. If you still have the iso, can you check the MD5 signature? Anytime I burn an OS iso, I burn at 4X speed. I have run puppy on a number of machines and never had it fail.
 

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Had a sudden issue with hotmail/outlook, (hotmail user since long before msoft owned it, so it's always been hotmail to me) But ran into an issue hwile trying to respond to a question, rebooted and loaded a screen that I could swap to in an instant that would be very nice and make a lot of sense.

I mean it looked good, was very easy to understand and made an f'n hell of a lot of sense. Microsoft please keep that interface, it's as clear as slap in the face

Answer:holy smoking puppy poop new interface for hotmail.

I am a function before beauty type, but I'm afraid to shut down my email page....

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All of a sudden Windows 7 isn’t booting. Why? Is it a software/OS problem or is it a hardware/HDD problem? A live CD can help one, in most cases.

If Linux boots and you can view all the files on the HDD, then most likely you have a software/OS problem.

In rare cases even now, a live CD can falter with some hardware it does not recognise ab-initio. So it is always better to run and check your live CD when the machine is working fine and keep it ready. No need to sweat if Windows 7 stops booting.

Next, if after trying out the various Windows Repair Options, Windows refuses to budge and only a reinstall is the option, you can safely copy the data on your HDD to an external drive if you haven’t backed it up before or haven’t used a multi-partitioned drive to store data seperate from the OS partition.

In this hands-on trial, I shall be writing the Lucid Puppy on to a pendrive and booting from it, instead of burning the bootable ISO on to a CD . Helpful for those with netbooks without an optical drive.

The essentials:

a. Download the latest version of Universal USB installer from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ It is a 980KB .exe file that can be run straightaway. No installation

b. Download the latest version of Lucid Puppy (Ubuntu-Compatible Build) ISO
(128KB) from http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm

c. A FAT32 formatted pendrive.

Creating a bootable Lucid Puppy pendrive:

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Answer:Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

This is an excellent tutorial jamnaji. It really helped out. I was able to rescue all my art projects and then some. Wish I could give you Reps for this. Cheers!

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My sons puppy bumped up against my cords. I have a laptop with XP connected to a 17" monitor. Now the monitor is stuck in diagnostic mode then quickly goes into power save. I have tried toggling keys when it's in diagnostic mode and no keys will move the cursor. I can't get into the control panel because the reason I am hooked up to the 17" monitor is because the screen went out on my laptop. I have disconncted and reconnected the plugs. Is there a key on the keyboard or way to change the setting without having to get into the control panel?
Thanks for any advice!
 

Answer:Puppy hit cord/monitor stuck in dagnostic mode

Not sure how much advice we can give you without knowing the brands and model numbers of laptop and monitor involved.
 

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i tried to rewire my backlit keyboard by splicing the cord and connecting a regular usb cable. the color coded wires were different. the keyboard had 1 yellow, 1 red, one green and one white, while the usb cable has 1 black, 1 red, 1 green and 1 white. i connected all of the colorcoded to its color and was left with a yellow from the keyboard, and 1 black from the usb cord. Can anyone tell me how to splice these cords together? I know it is possible, because I know someone who did it. I just cannot get ahold of them. thank you for any help!
 

Answer:was trying to rewire backlit keyboard to usb cable new puppy chewed up!

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

If you have the old USB end, and a meter, you can trace the wires to the connector pins. Alternatively, you can do some surgery on the old connector to trace the wire color to pin, but that doesn't help with the new cable. Try to find someone with a meter or some sort of continuity checker.
 

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