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awola still giving me fits

Question: awola still giving me fits

I have run the XP cleaning procedure with combofix, spybot, AVG and MG tools as suggeste by this great site, but I still have a nasty Awola bug on my computer. I will try to attach the logs, but AVG stated that it did not create one.

Please help, and thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: awola still giving me fits

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Answer: awola still giving me fits

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3 <-- this has not been used for more than 2 years.
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Then install the proper version of Spybot as given in the READ ME. MAKE SURE to uncheck the option for using Teatimer.

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsft Windows Adapter 5.1.3013] C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\zpbfwsb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [ngm] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ngm.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [nhhp] C:\WINDOWS\System32\nhhp.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.com
O16 - DPF: NDWCab - http://www.neededware.com/ndw4.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: khfdbxx - khfdbxx.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: PLSRemote Service (PLSRemoteSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PLSRemote.exe (file missing)

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixme.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it
double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.




REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Microsft Windows Adapter 5.1.3013"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Microsoft Office.lnk]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\bspfvkv]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\SurfSideKick 3]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\tgcmd]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\WildTangent CDA]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{50E76190-AF2F-4816-6884-4AF3966DBB08}"=-Click to expand...

You missed an important part of the READ & RUN ME. You must set your system to Normal Startup mode. You are currently using selective startup mode. Please correct this now. But do not reboot if it tells you it needs to. We will reboot later.

Now download The Avenger by Swandog46, and save it to your Desktop.

Extract avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop
Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
Check the 'Input script manually' box.
Click on the magnifying glass icon.
Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it in the box that opens:




Files to delete:
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\aeudegribj.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\kzds.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\qqhzekcfav.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\rluc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\rvdrgjgquvoc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\tkfzdpzxspz.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\tustqw.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\vnhk.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\vqxbifpll.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\wxefsub.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\xvgfuyfpiv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home\Application Data\zpbfwsb.exe
C:\A.tmp
C:\B.tmp
C:\C.tmp
C:\D.tmp
C:\info.exe
C:\QKSF.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bspfvkv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ngm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nhhp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ttaurjjv.ini

Folders to delete:
C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 3Click to expand...


Now click the 'Done' button.
Click on the traffic light icon and OK the prompt.
You will be prompted to restart, OK the prompt and your PC should reboot, if not, reboot it yourself.
A log file from Avenger will be produced at C:\avenger.txt
Now run Ccleaner!

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this and also attach the log from Avenger.

Make sure you tell me how things are working now!

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Not sure what the problem is, I though I had cleaned some things out but to no avail, this a coworkers PC is still messing up:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:25 PM, on 2/28/2006
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\$sys$filesystem\$sys$DRMServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CDProxyServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\RitzPix E-Z Print & Share\OurPictures.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HP\IMAGEZ~1\HP_IZE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Everytime I try to open a folder in Windows 2000 I get an error message that says "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result the page might not display correctly" And of course all that shows is an empty folder. I can get to my files by using search, but obviously that is very limiting. Here's how I got where I am. Visited lot sof less than reputable websites. Lots of Hijackers etc. Loaded Microsoft Beta anti spy software. It didn't work very well. I piddled with the settings and got myself in a lot of trouble. I did everything I could think of including uninstalling the software as well as re loading Windows 2000 over the top of the load I was running. I would gladly reformat my hraddrive and start from scratch if I could get to and save my files, but without being able to see in my folders, it would take a thousand years to find and save all the data I want to save. I've done some cursory research and experimentation with ActiveX, but needless to say, I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Any suggestions? I'm waiting for that whiz to come blazing in and save the day. I'll follow your suggestions and report back. Please help.

Thanks,
Jim
 

Answer:Active X giving me fits

Hi Jim.

ActiveX can be a real pain at times. When IE settings are altered, you can find yourself in a world of problems. The following M$ link may be able to help with that.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/setup.mspx

Try running an online scan with Trend Micro (A/S) here:
http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/ It uses ActiveX so you may be unable to run it. The AV online scan is the same.
http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp

The following "Freeware" program may be able to readjust your settings so that you are able to backup your files & do a reformat.
http://www.download.com/Advanced-WindowsCare/3000-2086-10407614.html?part=dl-AdvancedW&subj=dl&tag=button

Regards,

Hawk
 

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Question: Intel giving fits.

Machine: IBM 8090
P4 3.0GHz HT
1GB PC3200
Windows XP Pro SP3
Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Connection (onboard NIC)
Suddenlink Cable for the internet.

When machine is first booted up, everything goes fine. 5-6 hours later, shows as limited or no connectivity, but still shows as connected.
Have already uninstalled the driver and installed the latest from Intel for this card. Same version as I already had,so no gain there.
Everything worked before last Windows Update, but only one I took was a Security Update.
Driving (no joke intended) me up a wall trying to keep connected.
 

Answer:Intel giving fits.

Go to add remove programs and remove the last security update from Windows and see if it returns to normal, if not post back and we'll try another route.
How old is you IBM/
Dock
 

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I recently did a destructive recovery system restore.... OK, no problems getting everything back up to working order, re-installed chrome, my VGA driver, etc...

But my damn wireless network adapter just won't stay connected when I try to download something. Literally, anything makes this thing lose connection other than just surfing the web. Loading videos and downloading are the culprits. This is what the networking utility looks like before I d/l. It'll usually go for about 5 seconds, then turns to this. I downloaded the most recent driver from Dynex, still no luck. Unplugging it from its little stand, waiting 3 seconds and then plugging it back in makes it work again, but the second I go to download anything again it switches back to that other disconnected mode. Restarting the comp will also do the same.

Thanks.
 

Answer:DX-EBUSB giving me fits

with all your hardware and software efforts did you reset your browser options and open your cookies and include all your plug-ins for your browser of choice?
 

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I am so sick of .NET Framework. It has to be unequivocally, unarguably, and indubitably the worst program ever written by Microsoft.

I have been fighting with this mess for three days and I am no farther than when I started.

I cannot load 3.5 because it says I have not loaded 2.0 sp2.

I try to load 2.0 sp2 and it says I haven't loaded 2.0a.

I search for 2.0a and it does not exist. The Microsoft database does not have it anywhere in their search engine.

2.0 just simply won't load at all. I get error 25007. One help site said to rename a directory and then it would work. It didn't work!

Help sites have been no help at all. The Microsoft help pages are no better.One says that I need to load 2.0 SDKd but when it ends it says it cannot load because 2.0 is missing. The link on the page titled "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0" takes me to a page that is for .NET Framework 4.0!

4.0 says that it needs 3.5 loaded before it will load but it loads anyway.

3.0 won't load because it says it needs the phantom 2.0a.

3.5 won't load at all.

In desperation, I finally ran the program which removes all copies of .NET Framework except 1.0.

1.1 loaded just fine but 1.1 sp1 fails.

Is there ANY place I can find a step-by-step instruction for loading these programs from a RELIABLE source????

HELP!!! :cry
 

Answer:NET Framework giving me fits

Is this the utility you used for cleanup. It is supposed to able to remove from version 1 to 4.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

I would remove .NET using ADD/Remove programs in control panel and then the cleanup tool.

Then install version 2 first skipping version 1.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6600 @ 3.06GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3991 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (138 GB Free); E: 465 GB (330 GB Free); F: 931 GB (583 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3048h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

Hello again:

I don't mean to hog the forum but I have one more issue which has me at wit's end. I recently purchased OneDrive because I need to back up all that music I mention in the thread below among other things. So anyway, when I first started using it, it seemed to function seamlessly... until I noticed that the default setting was to sync to C: - which is inexplicable. I mean, if you are paying for 1TB of cloud storage and your system drive only has 500GB total, well over half of which is full, why would you sync twice that size data to C:? Anyway, no one here is expected answer for Microsoft's quirks but I panicked because I could figure out how to stop the sync and I was fast approaching "critical mass" on C:. So I gave remote access to a tech from Microsoft's OneDrive department and told him to just delete the music cache folder after unticking the sync to C: option (which I had been unable to find). This solved the problem, or so I thought. However, eve... Read more

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I have been reading your forums for sometime and have been able to fix minor problems with your help, so I hope you guys can help me now.

I have a Gateway laptop 3018gz that I purchase three years ago. My extended warranty gave out in August and soon after I started having problems. The latest one is a doozy.

On 9/8, it was working fine. No new installs, except an update to Yahoo Messenger. I turned it off that night before going to bed.

On 9/9, went to turn it on, it gave me a BSOD,and instantly restarted. I was able to stop the restart, but never got the BSOD again. I restarted it and it froze and the screen scrambled. Has been doing this ever since. Sometimes the display won't even come up. I can hear the computer going (I hear the fan and the HD) and I hooked it up to another monitor to see if the screen was going, but it didn't work either. I was able to do a recovery on it, but just as it finished the screen froze again and scrambled.

I initially thought this was some sort of virus or trojan horse, but now I am not so sure.

Please help!!!!!!

Answer:Laptop Giving Me Fits!

Can you give us any info from the BSODs? Are you able to start in safe mode to look at the event viewer?

If you can start in safe mode, you may wish to uninstall Yahoo Messenger for the moment. Look at the add - remove programs area and see if you notice anything out of the ordinary.

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Hi,
In trying to re-install W-7 Pro from a Microsoft install disk, I formatted the System partition and need to provide a driver to the install procedure. I've run into a problem: I downloaded the Western Digital driver to a thumb-drive but when I tell the W-7 installation procedure to find the driver on the thumb drive, and "DriverRestore.exe" from Western Digital appears on the file directory, I select the file, and press "Open", the installation procedure responds with "The specified location doesn't contain any information about your hardware"
But I'm sure that file is for the correct Hard Drive.
What to do?
This is a great Forum,
Thank you

Answer:IBM Lenovo is giving me fits on re-installing O/S

What OS did it come with?

If Windows 8, it is probably a UEFI/GPT system do you need to install Windows 7 differently.

Start here: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Edit: Also, please fill out your System Specs.

See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

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Please help,
Using IE 6 I have been getting 'iexplore.exe error - create log and close down' whenever I go to certain sites, e.g. Windows Update and Travelocity.

I am running Win 2000 Pro on an IBM Think Pad R30. I am using AVG for anti-virus and Zone Alarm for firewall. I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware to remove spyware and rebooted my computer but the probelm persists. I have also run and Hijack This and only saved the log file but am not posting it until asked.

Please help me if you can - this is a nuisance and is really puzzling me.

Thanks,
Greg
 

Answer:iexplore.exe error giving me fits!

Hijackthis is not one of the first steps.

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal
If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.
After doing ALL of the above if you still have a problem:

Make sure you have HijackThis 1.99.1 and follow the guidelines on where to install it and how to post a log as an attachment. This is all covered in the sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Now post a HijackThis log as an attachment to your message (Do not post the log inline). All running programs should be closed, including your web browser, e-mail. Close before running Hijack This!

To repeat: Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file. Place it in its own folder, for example C:\Program F... Read more

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Started getting Pop-up ads in IE6 going to Google. No problem with other search sites or using other browsers. In general, computer running slow, Hourglass lingers longer than usual on desktop and Windows explorer. On reboot, get "updating configuration files". Ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, CWSredder from safe mode. Ad-aware shows CoolWebSearch. Also add/remove shows "shoppingwizard","offer optimizer", and "CasProg"

Followed the Major Geeks "How To: Spyware, Trojan and Virus Removal" ...
Didn't help.

Will post HijackThis log file if anyone will look at it.

Please (before my daughter kills me )
 

Answer:Adware (CoolWebSearch?) giving me fits!

Post your log as an attachment if you have completed the spyware tutorial.
 

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I've been battling multiple viruses/spyware all week. I've made lots of improvements, but I still seem to be having some minor problems. Below is my hijackthis log. I would GREATLY appreciate help!!! Which entries, if any, should I be getting rid of?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 2:21:31 PM, on 7/11/2004
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\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FEELITDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ANALOG DEVICES\SOUNDMAX\SMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BOKJA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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Answer:Virus/Spyware giving me fits

Hi MikeM118

Welcome to TSF

Lets start you off by running these two programs



Click here to download AdAware 6 181

Run AdAware
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file 01R327 5.07.2004
by clicking Check for updates now, and following the prompts.

Now to set it up for optimum performance...

Make sure the following settings are configured. Remember that ON=GREEN.

From main window click Start | Activate in-depth scan.

Then click Use custom scanning options | Customize and have these options switched ON...

Scan within archives
Scan active processes
Scan registryDeep scan registry
Scan my IE Favourites for banned URLs
Scan my host-files

Then click the Settings button.. (the gear icon on the top row) then Tweak | Scanning engine and check..

Unload recognised processes during scanning.
Cleaning engine.
Let windows remove files in use at next reboot.

and uncheck..

Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion.

Then click Proceed, to save your settings.

Now click the Scan button.

When scan is finished, check the little box to the left of each entry to select them for removal, and get rid of them
Restart your computer

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3

Then go Click here and download S... Read more

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ok build amd 6100 fx on asus crosshair v formula
hd 6870 (x2) crossfired
win 7 64 home
rosewill 850 psu
8gigs gskill sniper 1866
1tb mitsubishi hdd
and lg blueray

error code
is usual 1033 blah blah blah

heres are some dumps

ok thats weird my dmps are 269kb forum resricts to 200kb ?? anythoughts
ok zipped em together hehe
 

Answer:New build giving me fits BSOD

additional info

according to sites I have checked say upgrade psu but this rig was working 100% with both cards before i redid drivers and fresh win 7 install ??
 

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OK, my pc is crashing a couple of times a day at this point. It runs fine all day while I'm working. As soon as it sits idle for a little while it's crashing. Not always, but it seems like it's pretty regular as far as being idle. It's completely locked up every morning when I wake up that's for sure. My event log shows tons of these sbp2port entries. Every couple of seconds for as long as it takes to lock up. I've done research on the error and it seems everyone is having trouble figuring out an answer. I've adjusted my paging file settings already. I've checked the file integrity with my xp install disk. Other than that I don't know where to look.

I read somewhere that malware can disguise themselves as this type of file, but I don't know if that's what I'm dealing with. I DO know that I got the virtumonde adware recently and got rid of it successfully..... I think. I don't know if this is still some remnants from that issue.

PLEASE HELP!

Thanks. Matt
 

Answer:sbp2port problems giving me fits!

See here for some info on what I've done so far...

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/617067-ive-got-sbp2port-blues-seems.html
 

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I just rebuilt my computer and am having trouble with my Visoneer scanner. I'm using Paperport 11 with it and have all the drivers installed. The scanner actually works fine, scans the image but when it's done, the image shows up and a:

"PaperPort Scan Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

error message comes up and the program locks up.

Anyone have an idea or something I could try? It worked fine on my computer before.

Thanks!
 

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Every time I go to a site that uses AFP it says that I do not have the latest version and directs me to the Adobe site. I go there and dutifully upgrade that which I have "upgraded" many times before and it still does not work.

The only thing that has been successful is to simply uninstall the Flash Player and then use RegScrub to eliminate all vestiges of it and then reinstall until the next time it fails.

What is happening that makes the program not work even though I already have the latest version and why don't the "upgrades" work causing, me to have to jump through hoops?

The same thing happens at Youtube.com, military.com, etc.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Adobe Flash Player giving me fits

This puzzling, that is, why some people have problems like this with Flash. You might try this: Adobe's Flash Support Forums.
 

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I have been trying to clone my windows 10 9879 installation to an empty SSD . I have tried the software that came with my Samsung drive (data migration) sometimes it sees the drives and sometimes it doesn't. If I get it to start the process it checks the system for about 7 seconds and then locks up and I have to hard shut down.
I downloaded and tried Seagate disk wizard but no luck with that either. The Seagate starts the process through a restart then just shuts down. I check the log on the Seagate software and see an error message about cannot determine sync agent services state. Also account not found but I fixed that by running as administrator.
Since I have the installation tweaked and working just the way I want it....as well as data and programs that have on this drive I would rather clone it to the SSD rather than do a clean install.
Any suggestions on cloning software or how to proceed.
Thanks for any input in advance.

Answer:Cloning my 9879 istallation is giving me fits......

First, to clone a disk. The destination disk must be equal or greater in size. I suggest to use : Macrium Reflect Free
to make a Windows backup image to another external drive then restore to your SSD.

NOTE: Make sure the SSD firmware is up to date and also run chkdsk C: /f on the Seagate HD.

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This has been happening for sometime now and is finally getting to me. iexplore.exe which is internet explorer I am told. anyway when I am at the desktop and want ot doubleclick the E for internet explorer and get on the net I doubleclick it and the hour glass comes up like it is going to take to my home page but then the hour glass disapprears and it doesn't go anywhere and I am still at the desktop. SO I doubleclick it again and the same thing this usually happens 4 to 5 times and then it finally takes me to the internet. once there it works fine. however everytime I clicked it even tho it didn't take me there it opened up iexplore.exe in the task manager under processes so now there is say 4 to 5 iexplore.exe processes running so when I want to shut down a box always comes up saying ending program you can end it now by pressing the button that says end now but the box comes back up, if you end it as many times as it is in the processes like 4 or 5 times then XP will finally shut down. I tried right clicking the e for internet explorer and then clicking open but it still doesn't until you do it a frw times then its the same when you try to shut down. I tried going to programs and clicking it there but same thing. Went into add and remove programs and then add/remove windows components and reset internet explorer and that didnt help. Ran sfc /scannow but no files missing, I have ran AVG and its clean, Spybot its clean, AVG Antspyware its clean, windows defende... Read more

Answer:Windows XP SP2--iexplore.exe giving me fits, doesnt want to open and doesn;t want to

????????
 

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When I go to yahoo.com, not a single image shows up unless I'm NOT on the start page.
But if I right click and select view image, the image shows up on a separate page. Hit the back button, it's gone again,

I am using FIREFOX.

i'm going to assume you all know I did virus/spyware scans, cleared cookies, reinstalled firefox, the work. And still nothing.
And no, I am not going to reformat for something like this.
I remember I think I know what CAUSED this. My internet went down and this was the first page I tried to load while the net wasn't working. When the net came back, the images still wouldn't show. That was 2 weeks ago.
What could it be? This is killing me.
 

Answer:YAHOO website is giving me fits (NO IMAGES SHOWING) on start page only.

Help, anyone?
 

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I know it's malware, and from reading the forums I didn't run Comboware (i think that was the name) because the previous issue involved Symantec AV protection. I use AVG, Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes on this machine so didn't use previous advice. BTW, love you guys and use bleepingcomputer all the time to check startup programs. Thank you!
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-03.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Owner at 20:11:29 on 2011-06-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4061.2728 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
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 LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Win7 very slow, internet slow, and even Chrome is giving us fits.

Hello benahad and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We 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. Please print or save this topic: it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps. ***Note: In order for ComboFix to run properly AVG must be uninstalled. Please go here and follow the instructions to uninstall AVG.You can reinstall it after the computer is clean. --------------------------Please temporarily disable Ad-Aware's Ad-Watch, as it may hinder the removal of some entries. You can re-enable it after you're clean.Right click on the Adaware icon in the system tray and select Exit.(You may need to do this each time you reboot.)--------------------------Please download ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Please go here to see a list of programs that should be disabled.**Note: Do not mouseclick ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to... Read more

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them.

CBS.zip is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

Answer:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

Code:
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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Question: Awola

Hi,

I've tried to clean Awola off of my system by piecing together what to do from the treads in this forum, and it appears to have removed the pop-ups. Can you guys take a look at my HJThis log and let me know if I missed anything? Also, please let me know if I should post anything else to be reviewed.

Thanks very much
 

Answer:Awola

Your HJT log is clean...although we recommend that the exe be renamed to analyse.

Are you still having problems? If you are:

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Question: Awola Bug?

There's a little bubble on the right side of my screen, near the clock, that keeps popping up (and won't go away, which is very annoying), saying "Your computer is infected!" Unknowingly, I clicked it and it presented me with "Awola Anti-Spyware 6.0" or something to that effect. I Googled Awola and found out that it was a rogue anti-spyware program, or something. So, I checked out Add/Remove Programs, and it wasn't in there. So I went through the Start menu to Uninstall Awola, and it said it was removed successfully, but the bubble will still not go away.

I am completely computer-stupid and have no idea what to do. Any help?
 

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I searched previous threads about this pesky malware, but I think my problem might be a little different...
So my computer automatically shut down, and then after rebooting I noticed a popup (from the taskbar only) telling me that my computer is infected and that I should download "special antispyware"...

I haven't clicked it, and don't plan on it, BUT I'm wondering if my computer is already infected ( I ran spybot and AVG and both found no infections.) and if not how do I stop that pop up from well popping up.

Thanks
 

Answer:Not sure if I have awola yet...

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link 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.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can try running 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 on another PC and 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.


Plus a guide on HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post
 

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Question: AWOLA

Just picked up Awola on my computer.Please help, how do I get rid of it??
 

Answer:AWOLA

have you tried any of the google search links?
http://www.google.com/search?aq=t&oq=awola+re&hl=en&safe=active&q=atwola+removal&btnG=Search

i havent had specific experience with this one.
 

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I'm infected with Awola.

I don't know if that's what it's called exactly, and there could be more to my problem than that; but there are other threads on this very problem. As far as I could tell, netiquette on MajorGeeks says I should make my own thread rather than invade someone else's.

If I'm wrong, I'm very sorry for having made a redundant thread.

Symptoms:

- A yellow triangle with a black exclamation point in it sitting in my task bar. It spawns a large, intrusive word bubble telling me I'm infected with spyware and that Windows will download the Awola anti-spyware program if I click the bubble.

- My system will freeze for several seconds at a seemingly random frequency. It always unfreezes, and anything I've done during the 'frozen' period (words I've typed, things I've clicked on, etc.) eventually happens after things come unfrozen.

What I was doing when I first noticed the infection:

- I'd been gone for two days, and my computer had been left on. When I came back I noticed my internet browser was open, and the word bubble was staring at me. I don't believe anyone touched my computer while I was gone.

Hopefully I've attached everything properly.

I did an AVG scan, but the log reads:





"[1/21/2008 15:03:15 PM] synchronize database and filecache"Click to expand...

I followed the directions in the "read me first and do these thi... Read more

Answer:Awola, maybe others.

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Is your copy of Spywar Doctor a paid version or free trial? If free, uninstall it now.

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Uninstall the below software:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
Java(TM) 6 Update 3
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - <default> - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Toolbar Helper - {D44BBB61-E17F-4AE6-A502-8D7E0B29E616} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\s1940.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Stumble&Upon - {22D003CE-6952-46C5-80B9-D19B479620AB} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\s1940.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Windows Adapter 5.1.3214] C:\Documents and Settings\RICHARD\Application Data\pzruv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Awola] "C:\Documents and Settings\RICHARD\Application Data\Awola\Awola.exe" /MIN
O8 - Extra context menu item: StumbleUpon: &Blog This - res://C:\WIND... Read more

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Question: Awola

thanks for your advice boopme.

i had so much trouble getting rid of awola and i finally did it thanks to your suggestions.
thanks alot!

Answer:Awola

You're welcome and welcome to BC. I split your post away into it's wn topic as that one is still working and you are further along. Always mke your own topic it is the better method and keeps things from being confused. As in The stpe for you to do is not the step for them,thanks. I would recommend you do this step now. Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Then go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "OK".Click the "More Options" Tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all ... Read more

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Question: Awola

Well I got the AWola bug and it's a killer. Dang "Your Computer is infected!" pops up every 5 seconds after closing it and that is the good news. I can't go anywhere without being redirected. I am not even sure how I have made it to this site. Anyway I have done a HIJACK THIS log and I am posting it if anyone knows what to do I am all EARS.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:58:00 PM, on 12/28/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosts.exeC:\WINDOWS\UmVlc2UgQnJpZGdlcw\command.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exeC:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAVSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lpcywinp.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:Awola

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.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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Hi can anyone assist me? I am trying to repair my cousin's computer which appears to have Awola installed on it.

I also unable to get the computer to detect any wireless signals even after manually entering the settings for my network. In addition, the user also installed SystemTech Spyware Cleaner. Is this is a good program to use? Am I better off using Windows Defender?

Below is a log file


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by RASHIDA XXXX on 2008-05-03 20:53:22
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Failed to create restore point; System Restore is disabled (service is not running).


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as RASHIDA ROACH.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:54:15 PM, on 5/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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Answer:Please help Awola 6 on laptop

I am sorry to bump this thread. I was wondering if there was something that I left out or should have done before posting this thread.

I did complete steps 1-4. I was unable to connect to the internet to do an online scan.

I apologize if I incorrectly posted. Sorry for bumping this thread.

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Question: awola removal

My brother-in-law has managed to install awola and now I have to get rid of it. Any ideas? He lives 60miles away and is techno-phobic.

Answer:awola removal

click here

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Question: Awola Removal!!!!

I have Awola virus on my computer and i cannot get it off. i have deleted the registry values and everything. I ran spybot s&d and ad-aware. Please help in any way you can. Thanks.

Answer:Awola Removal!!!!

help plzzzz, i can barely use my computer with it this bad. thanks

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Question: awola virus

I am running windows xp and believe I caught the awola virus probably bundled with a lot of other things.
Ok, all I really want to do is copy my files to my external hard drive so I can reformat my computer. But, the virus has taken away my administrator status. It has disabled copying files to my external hard drive or dragging and dropping files. I cannot install Norton antivirus. The error message is "Setup was unable to update the MSI system component. If this problem continues please contact Microsoft at www.microsoft.com". I try to open my network connections, and they won't open.

Is my best bet just paying for the phishing scheme and going along with awola? Will it give me back these capabilities after I have paid, so I can reformat my computer?

Please help. I am desperate.

Answer:awola virus

Oh, I am also considering buying XoftSpySE. I downloaded the program of the internet, and it did locate many corrupt files. However, I am worried if I purchase it, I will not be able to install it fully and use it as I wasnt able to install Nortan Antivirus from disk. Is this a legitimate fear, or did this program already install, and when I purchase the license key, it will simply remove the corrupt files?

I hope I explained this well. Please reply.

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Howdy!

My computer seems to have been infected with this malware Awola. It is driving me bonkers. I cannot seem to rid my computer of this program. I've tried my antispyware programs and uninstalling and basic registry deletions, but it keeps regenerating.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

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Awola is driving me crazy!! And just about the time I get started on another paper, I get a pop-up. I can't tell you how many times I have had to re-connect to this site just to finish this thread.
I wasn't able to perform a Windows Update because the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool wouldn't install. (KB892130).
Here is the log;

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by gc on 2008-01-18 13:44:27
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-01-18 19:44:32 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 256 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as gc.exe) --------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:51:41 PM, on 1/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Awola & numerous pop-ups

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


=========================================


Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this d... Read more

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Question: Awola virus

How do I get rid of the awola virus?

Answer:Awola virus

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please start here and follow the instructions.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

If you cannot complete any of the Steps, simply move on to the next one - remember to let the Analyst know about this when you post your logs.

Do not post your logs back in this thread - follow the guidance in the above link!

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply.

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Question: Awola hijack

My sister's computer has been hijacked, any help will be much appreciated. Here's the HJT log:
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Farstone Url Blocker - {316AEF8D-3C37-423E-9E6E-13820A9DC37A} - C:\PROGRA~1\PCSECU~1\THESHI~1\IrlOnIE.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: BndShell3 BHO Class - {875A1348-7674-42aa-ADAC-B4F36A004A2D} - C:\Program Files\QdrDrive\QdrDrive8.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Farstone Popup Blocker - {E22F9B9D-1A1F-473E-BED6-D8BC152441F4} - C:\PROGRA~1\PCSECU~1\THESHI~1\FARPOP~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [diagent] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe" startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - ... Read more

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Question: Awola infection!

My computer is infected with Awola anti spyware. I searched Google for some solutions for this aggrevating problem. This website caught my eye. I hope that I can be helped for my problem. As of right now my computer crashes on normal mode within 5 min's of startup. The only way I can use the computer is on safe mode.
Once I entered the website I was reading a forum for Awola removal and downloaded the file SDfix (this was from a link on the thread. I decided that is would be best if I discontinue any attemp at correcting the problem myself because I am not extremely knowledgable. Thanks for any help I can get.

Answer:Awola infection!

why doesnt anyone want to help me with my issue?

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Question: Awola.... sigh

I'm embarrassed that I got "suckered" into this spyware, but I clicked too quickly after seeing the security alert (bogus, of course). I've searched and read everything, and can't believe I'm unable to get rid of it!



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:37:36 AM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackd.exe
c:\em\opt\Tivoli\lcf\bin\w32-ix86\mrt\lcfd.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
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TDS\tdssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINNT\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
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Answer:Awola.... sigh

Stupid spyware! Ran SDFIX and COMBOFIX with fingers crossed

Anyways....the Awola popup from the tray is still there!!


SDFix: Version 1.129

Run by LocalAdmin on Tue 01/22/2008 at 10:54 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:

C:\WINNT
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
No streams found.

C:\WINNT\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
No streams found.



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1344.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-22 23:00:49
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
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Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019" ... Read more

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Question: Awola Removal

dealt with AWOLA removal today. here are the following steps used to remove it:

0. DISABLE System Restore.

1. download, install and update Malwarebytes AntiMalware removal tool.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

2. reboot your system into Safe Mode with networking.

3. verify that you have the latest update of Malwarebytes by performing the update again.

4. perform a FULL SCAN with Malwarebytes and, after the scan is complete, remove all items in the list.

5. perform a search on your computer for the following:
*awola*.*
this will search for ANY file in your system with the word 'awola' anywhere within its name, regardless of the file extension. DELETE any 'awola' files.

6. open the registry (ie. regedit) and do a search for 'awola' and remove any items you find.

7. perform another scan with Malwarebytes to be certain your system is clean.

8. restart your system.

if anyone has comments, please share them.
 

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Question: awola help needed

my sweet husband contracted awola and I am left to figure out how to get rid of it... any help is much appreciated - here is the HijackThis Log I just ran



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:01:50 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kmw_run.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KMW_SHOW.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09... Read more

Answer:awola help needed

I have now also completed ComboFix but the popup "Your computer is infected!" is still there... log listed below but not sure if I did it correctly. It is also affecting other programs and now I cannot print. Please help before I divorce my husband or at least throw the computer at him!!!




WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

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Question: Awola Removal!!!!

I got infected with Awola and cant get it off. Thanks for you help.

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Application/Awola Not disinfected c:\documents and settings\kris\application data\awola\awola.exe
Spyware:Application/Awola Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Kris\load.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/PRScheduler Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Kris\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe ... Read more

Answer:Awola Removal!!!!

Any suggestions on how to get rid of this. Plzzz my computer is crashing and i need help bad. Thanks

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Question: Awola Malware

My computer has been infected with Awola. I am normally pretty good with computers but this has caused me to waste the last 6 hours on trying to removed it with no luck. From what I have read this is pretty common but extremly hard to remove. I really need help before me and my computer play fisty cuffs.Here is the log named main.txt:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Barry on 2008-04-22 22:52:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --1: 2008-04-23 02:52:32 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Barry.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:57:25 PM, on 4/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\... Read more

Answer:Awola Malware

Hello BarryCareyWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If you are still in need of assistance please post a new Hijackthis log.

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Question: Awola Invastion

Good Day Doctors, I'm helping another friend with their system. It looks like they got caught in one of those sites that pull you in and the next thing you know the software is on your system. I trying to uninstall a program called AWOLA. It states that it is an ANTI -SYPWARE and the system has been infected. I tried to uninstall it but no luck. It seems you have to buy the program to have the option available to uninstall it.

Has anyone heard of this program and how can I get it off my friend's system?
Thx in advance
Steve
 

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gettin tons of pop ups, mainly says "internet speed monitor" or "outerinfo" on em, also awola self downloaed dis now automatically coming on and what not, and of course comp running slow as heck. Thanks for help, im computer stupid, haha.Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\M-Audio\Fast Track USB\MAUSBFTInst.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exeC:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_srv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jr... Read more

Answer:Pop Ups, Awola, Sloooow Comp, Help!

already fixed it, didnt know how to just delete the topic, thanks.

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Hi, yesterday I starte getting some really annoying Awola anti-spywear popups on my PC. I used the information in some of the threads on this forum, and thought that I had it beat, but today, I'm having the same problem. Here's the HijackThis log. Any help is much appreciated. This is a really annoying issue.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:49:55 PM, on 1/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\aspimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\bak\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes... Read more

Answer:Solved: Awola Malware

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Hi there, I believe my computer was recently infected by the Awola Virus / Trojan, and I could really use some assistance. I thank you in advance for any suggestions and help, they are appreciated. I'll put up a detailed description here of what's happened so far, and can certainly provide any additional information that may be required. My computer knowledge is okay, but very limited in terms of spyware and troubleshooting complex problems like this one.

Operating System = Windows XP

A couple of days ago I was doing some stuff online at 7:45pm, preoccupied and in somewhat of a rush. I got a popup menu that a trojan had been found, I assumed it was from my McAfee Security Centre (as this has happened several times before) but I didn't really look at it that closely, and selected okay (I think). I then started to receive a bunch of popups about Spyware, and Awola spyware removal program. I kept closing them because I was in a rush, didn't really look that closely, thought it was just ads and may very well have clicked something I shouldn't have. I did see the Awola Program box come up at one point and I thought I attempted to close it, but I may have clicked on something inadvertently.

Upon rebooting later, I realized that the computer was probably infected. I cannot click or open any application, by double-clicking an icon or program name I always receive the same error message (tailored to whatever application I attempted to open). A black empty box a... Read more

Answer:Infected By Awola 6.0 And Could Really Use Some Help Removing It

if you have not already done so you could try the superantispyware program?http://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.htmldownload it fromhttp://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfi...ANTISPYWAREFREErun the installation program and start the program from the desktop icon; fully update the definitions , reboot the computer into safe mode if it will let you , then run superantispyware from the desktop icon on a full computer scan when the scan is complete, reboot your computer into normal mode, and come back and post the log report you should find by opening the program and go to preferences/statistics.logsleft mouse click on the most recent entry, click on 'view log' and copy and paste that report into here for examination so folks can see what help you may need

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Had a recent problem with malware. The main culprits seemed to be Awola, Security Toolbar, Kukkakreck taking over my home page with numerous pop-ups and slow performance. Followed your nine step program and am greatly appreciative for the concise advice. Most of my problems seemed to be solved but I will post the log and hope for the best. Thank you in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:24:34 PM, on 12/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)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 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee Desktop Firewall for Windows XP\FireSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SEA\smc.exeC:\WI... Read more

Answer:Awola, Kukkakreck, Etc. And Other Villains

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Thom TMy name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Please disable Spybot S&D?s protection,or it will interfere.You can enable it after you're clean.Open Spybot and click on 'Mode' and check 'Advanced Mode'.Click on 'Tools' in bottom left hand corner.Click on the 'System Startup' icon.Uncheck 'Teatimer' box and/or uncheck 'Resident'.Click the 'Allow Change' box.Then, check next to the computer clock to see if the icon for Spybot is still there.If it is, right click it and choose 'exit Spybot-S&D Resident'.Restart the computer.If you find you're experiencing problems disabling Spybot's Tea-Timer,follow the info in the link below:http://www.russelltexas.com/malware/teatimer.htmViewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546You are well advised to remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present,then restart your pc:ViewpointViewpoint ManagerViewpoint Media PlayerYour version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest versio... Read more

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Hello TechGuy users,
I am a new user to TechGuy after my friend had an encounter with... AWOLA.
They said they were getting pop-ups even if not on the internet and their whole Compaq Windows XP Laptop is slowing down. I told them to get Spybot Search & Destroy and update to the newest version and they did. They scanned their whole computer and they destroyed some AWOLA software, but it is still there.

What should they do?
Thanks,
Michael
 

Answer:AWOLA Spyware... AAAHHHHH!

More info:
I told my friend to do System Restore they said it didnt work, then also tried to uninstall it manually but they want them to pay for it...

 

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I have a simular issue to other but I dont see a common fix - HELP!

I've ran all the programs you recommended. Here are the logs.

This virus puts a yellow bang in my tray and states i've been infected. After closing the message a few times it launches Awola.

I belive it hit me 2 weeks ago.
 

Answer:Awola virus has infected my pc

More files attached.
 

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My Bosses computer got hit with AWOLA before finding your site I tried to fix it. We run McaFee antivirus. His firewall was down, which has been fixed.

His computer runs XP Pro, he can do what he needs to do however, he still is getting the message poping up. Your computer is infected.

Yes, I deleted files and some registry stuff already. I ran spybot and found a few more files. On the last run of spybot there are not offending files showing. Is there any way of ridding that annoying message?

Thanks,
 

Answer:AWOLA- Continued Pop Up Message

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Hi there I REALLY need help okay so first i got infected with awola its a flashy trojan virus that disguises itself as a antivirus spyware and i thought i removed it and then today i turn on my computer and i have 2 drives C and D and my D drive would not load like its would just show my background with no icons or side bars on it. Please if you know how to help would you please i would be forever grateful thank you
 

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After reviewing the forums I have found that I have a common issue as others do. I have the same Windows balloon pop-up and when clicked it will install the fake AWOLA anti-spyware. I have already followed the steps required to generate logs and I am posting them now. Could someone please provide me with any additional help to remove this malware from my system and thank you in advance.
 

Answer:AWOLA virus removal help

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

Do you use MusicMatch Jukebox?

You need to go back and follow the instructions in step 1 of the READ ME for MSconfig. You must not use MSconfig to control any startups or services. Select Normal Startup mode and remain in that state.

Uninstall the below old versions of software:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 12
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2
Viewpoint Media Player <-- should have been uninstalled in step 0 of the READ ME

Make sure you reboot after uninstalling the above!

After reboot, now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it. This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelDrv.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\KernelDrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_4\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\... Read more

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I have read that some others have gotten help on the Awola virus, can someone help guide me through removing this malware?

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hello guys/gals:



here with my computer again. it now has a phony anti-virus software on it "awola" the computer has been taken over, no task manager, no wallpaper, random shut downs, constant "warning" pop ups, i cant do anything anymore......


please help thanks


here are the logs:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 18:02:31.03 on Mon 04/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.500 [GMT -7:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\awolaantispy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTune... Read more

Answer:AWOLA has infected my system

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed. Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs ... Read more

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My machine has been infected with AntivirusXP 08 and Awola. Have cleaned out alot but now am left with random non-fatal BSOD's that I think are a trademark of these infections. Kaspersky scan of the critical areas is clean so there is no log to attach.I am including to two logs from the DSS scan.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Samantha on 2008-07-19 14:35:13Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Physical Memory: 480 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Samantha.exe) --------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:35:42 PM, on 7/19/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)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:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:Antivirusxp 08 And Awola Infection

Hello, my name is fenzodahl512 and welcome to BC.. Please do the following...]Please uninstall Viewpoint Media Player from your computer..Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.------------------------Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTMoveit2.exe and select "Run as an Administrator")Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

[kill explorer]
C:\Documents and Settings\Samantha\Application Data\internaldb6334.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Samantha\Application Data\internaldb41.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Application Data\shc3ubj0enb9
C:\WINDOWS\system32\blphc5ubj0enb9.scr
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
EmptyTemp
puri... Read more

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Hi, my mother recently infected her PC with AWOLA, and ever since, everything has been running much worse. I've tried to use previous posts / fixes, but to no avail. I've included the DSS report below. Thank you so much.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by sconstan on 2008-02-01 14:59:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-01 14:59:34
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (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:\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\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\scardsvr.exe
C:\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\admsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
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Answer:Older PC Infected with AWOLA, Please Help

Bump. Thanks again.

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I keep getting pop-ups and a little notification at the bottom right of my screen saying: "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection. It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you. Click here to protect your computer from spyware."

I clicked it and found that it was installing a program "Awola," which I later found to be some sort of spyware or something. I uninstalled and did some Ad Aware scans (both in normal and safe modes), but I keep getting this notification CONSTANTLY. It's really annoying. Can anyone help?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Awola program--How do I remove it?

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Hi there. I believe I contracted a virus / trojan through Awola 6.0 a few weeks back. I started a thread in the 'Am I Infected' section, here's the link for that full thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143729/infected-by-awola-60-and-could-really-use-some-help-removing-it/Long story short, I believe this virus was contracted on Wednesday, April 23 around 745pm. My operating system is Windows XP. Whenever I double-click on any .exe file I get an all-black window, and a little window above it with an error message similar to this: "16-bit MS-DOS SubsystemC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Winamp.InkThe NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.CS:054d IP: 013d OP: f0 85 38 90 3a Choose 'Close' to terminate the application." I can right-click certain programs and select "Run As" to use them, but can't double-click on anything. I also think this virus has taken over Administrator duties, changed my registry and is preventing me from properly installing programs. It was also preventing me from running anti-virus scans, but I believe we have found a way around this, and I was finally able to process a scan with DSS (and Hijack This). I also did a scan using the Kaspersky scanner. I will copy and paste all logs below. Thanks in advance for all your help. HIJACK THIS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Mania on 2008-05-19 22:51:49Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... Read more

Answer:Infected With Awola 6.0 Virus / Trojan

HelloApologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the c... Read more

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Here's my logfile. Is this the right thing to post?



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:38:27 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINXP\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\services.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINXP\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINXP\StartupMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Antivirus\Clamwin\bin\ClamTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\RDSHOST.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\sessmgr.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\logonui.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\rdpclip.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\WINXP\system32\logon.scr
C:\Program Files\Antivirus\HijackThis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://runonce.msn.com/?v=msgrv75
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-537A-40B4-B812-E2544C21A09F} - C:\Program Files\Antivirus\SpyCatcher\SCAc... Read more

Answer:Awola fake anti-spyware

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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Please download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

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Ive had this infection for sometime. Tried a bunch of methods from computerforum but still cant finish the virus off. I constantly get CID popups and on my moms guest account she has this annoying AWOLA popup that appears to say its an anto virus program. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:31:45 PM, on 5/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\D... Read more

Answer:Badly Infected With Cid Popups And Awola

also in my c: folder I have like 200 TMP files that look like pos1A2F.tmp what are these??

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This is definitely not an anti-spyware program. It opens a window off the toolbar disguised as a Windows security update. It warns, "Your computer is infected! Click here to protect your computer...". The balloon does not go away. It worked its way onto the computer uninvited. I've followed all the procedures listed in the Preparation Guide but to no avail. Please help. Thanks for your time and expertise. Here's the hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:35:13 PM, on 8/31/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\M... Read more

Answer:Infected With "awola Anti-spyware 6.0"

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum rosevilledad My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:... Read more

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Hi everyone-

I'm trying to help my younger brother get his computer functioning properly.

Within the last couple of weeks, he's acquired the AWOLA problem, the machine runs incredibly slow and also his home page starts out at something completely different even though we've changed it back many times.

I've gone through the 5 steps and this is what I have.
Thank you all for your help.




Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Adam on 2008-04-25 23:30:56
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-04-26 04:31:07 UTC - RP1005 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 255 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 4.34 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-04-25 23:35:32
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)
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
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Answer:AWOLA + Hijacked IE Home Page + others...

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Scan with HijackThis and put a checkmark against the following entries:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32/left.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir...r=7&ar=msnhome
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll (file missing)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe (file missing)
O15 - Trusted Zone: about://internet (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {99802379-7362-40E2-9D28-8A3B9AF880B7} () - http://hotsearchbar.com/toolbar2/winhot32.cab

Close all browsers and windows other than HijackThis and click on "fix checked".

I am not sure if you set this as your start page yourself or not... Read more

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A big thanks in advance.Windows XP Professional SP2I am working on a friend's PC that was hit with Awola 6. He followed removal procedures described at http://www.spyware-techie.com/awola-or-awo...-removal-guide/He brought me the computer with no signs of the Awola 6 files or registry entries mentioned in the link above yet his network adapter stops receiving packets only about a minute after the Windows desktop has booted.I used system restore to take him back to before the attack but no help. Ran Smitfraud again and no help. I weeded through the running processes and ensured that there was no proxy set up in Internet options.Since the system has no available network connection I wasn't able to run the Kaspersky online scanner.I ran DSS and here is the log: Please note that I didn't have the computer hooked up to the router at the time of the DSS scan. If it is important I can hook the computer up and make a new log.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Santa B on 2008-06-20 04:50:22Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --1: 2008-06-20 11:50:23 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Santa B.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThi... Read more

Answer:Awola 6 Removed But Packets Are Not Being Received.

I'm hoping somebody can get to solving this soon.

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Hey guys, I'm working on a PC for a friend, and she has the constant "Your Computer is infected!" crap going on... Here's the HJT and SmitFraud logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:18:29 PM, on 1/9/2008
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:HijackThis/SmitFraud logs - Awola!

Please see the new post below... the above scan was old...
 

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Hi,

Earlier today I managed to get the Awola malware onto my computer. I have run Ad-Aware & Spybot S&D along with F-Prot anti-virus software. I have also ran Hijackthis! & removed the Awola line. I also ran a search of my computer files & removed all files relating to Awola. I have rebooted my computer & the annoying yellow triangle warning message continues to popup every 30 seconds. Could someone help to squash this pest?

Thanks in advance!
haroldff1082

Answer:Annoying "your Computer Is Infected!" Pop-up (awola)

Hello and welcome haroldff1082What antivirus procuct do you have installed and have you scanned with it in safe move.Please do this also Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop .. DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to start Windows in Safe ModeDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click it at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.NOW Scan with SUPEROpen from the desktop icon or the program Files listOn the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs... Read more

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Have an AWOLA infection. was going to use info from this forum which suggested downloading a couple of files to help. But when I try to go to the sites, I get redirected to no page. Can't go anywhere.

Also, when doing a search now to locate and delete AWOLA files I get an error notice and Search shuts down.

Ad-Aware will run then stops about half way through.

Continuously get a little popup about infections. And there is a little yellow triangle on the startup menu bar (lower right) that, if clicked, will start Awola again.

Any suggestion, or do I just through the box away?

Thanks,

Pete

Answer:Awola - can't download fixes due to redirect

You should be able to download this tool. If not, use another machine, and a usb stick or CDR to carry it to the afflicted machine.

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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This morning I had a little yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark appear in my toolbar . Upon doing some investigation and updating Spybot S&D and running it in the safe mode as well as searching files and deleting them from my program files , control panel and other locations , after re-booting , the yellow triangle continues to reappear as well as I can hear my pop-up blocker blocking tons of attempts . I need help getting rid of this cursed thing .I have included my HJT log which I just ran about 5 minutes ago .Thanks in advance for help . I look forward to hearing from anyone who can assist .

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:51:01 AM, on 3/16/2008
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\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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bellsouth\HelpCenter40b\bin\sprtcmd.exe
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Answer:AWOLA VIRUS - HJT log file included

Hello biddle1,

Infection is showing here, so assuming you have not made too made changes since posting this log let's work from what shows here for now.
To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
Download ComboFix.exe from here to your desktop

Then disconnect from net access. Once you have done that, click the downloaded ComboFix.exe file to run the repair.
When starting ComboFix will cause your computer's internal speakers to produce two beeps, and during the start process display two warnings. These are intended to discourage people who are not getting help in the forum from just experimenting with tools they do not understand. Just to inform you so you will understand that the procedures are expected, and okay.

ComboFix will also change the drive autoplay settings there as it's own added security measure. When we have completed all repairs here we will return the default Windows settings.
A caution - do not touch you... Read more

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Hi all.
I am in battle with winlogonhook. I have gone thru steps for removal, and nothing it touching it. I will post all of my logs. There are 9 in total, (I just combined them into 3, if you need them all separate I can do that too) as every time I finished with a scan I ran HJT.
I have some comments that maybe someone can address for me please.
1 - In msconfig the PCPitstop Optimize Registration Reminder ALWAYS checks itself off to run at startup, even though I do not have this on my machine, and it's been removed a dozen or so times in the registry!

2 - Right after running spysweeper, as I start to save the log, a doslike window pops up for about 1 second, like it does sometimes when new software is being installed!

3 - In c win temp. I del all the .tmp files.
There are also 11 remaining files.
I renamed what is left to .OLD
ASHeuristic.OLD - folder
CTZAPXX.OLD - folder

mpasbase.vdm.OLD
mpasdlta.vdm.OLD
MpCmdRun.log.OLD
MpEngine.dll.OLD
MpSigStub.log.OLD
Perflib_Perfdata_2c44.dat.OLD
removalfile.bat.OLD
WGAErrLog.txt.OLD
WGANotify.settings.OLD

If there is any other scan that needs to be run, please let me know. I will do I tomorrow, oops it is tomorrow, well when I wake up!
Thank you all in advance! 2:10am Night night ... zzzzzzzzz
 

Answer:winlogonhook - the malware that keeps giving and giving

Rename hijackthis.exe to xyz.exe. Post a fresh HijackThis log.
 

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Hello, new to the forum, think this is great learning for a novice like me and appreciate the help if I could get it here.

I have the AWOLA virus/scarewware on my system. My virus scan picks it up as Generic FakeAlert.b

A warning is posted on my right hand lower toolbar that says "Windows has detected syware infection. It is recommended to use a special antispyware to prevent data loss etc.."

I went through the 5 steps posted here and created this log, I hope I didn't screw this up.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jeff on 2008-01-12 22:18:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
70: 2008-01-13 05:18:26 UTC - RP1052 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
69: 2008-01-12 03:19:33 UTC - RP1051 - Removed QuickTime
68: 2008-01-12 03:08:02 UTC - RP1050 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
67: 2008-01-12 02:51:28 UTC - RP1049 - Spybot-S&D Spyware removal
66: 2008-01-11 03:57:49 UTC - RP1048 - Spybot-S&D Spyware removal


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-10-16 05:41:31 UTC - RP983 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



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Emulating logfile of Trend Mic... Read more

Answer:AWOLA scareware help needed, Log posted inside.

Bump, any help would be appreciated. thx

- Installed Java 6.4

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I am attempting to clean my in-laws computer but I have been unable to remove AWOLA spyware from their system. I have downloaded Ad-Aware and also followed the steps that you suggested and I am still seeing the yellow box pop-up and AWOLA will uninstall and then re-install itself. I have been unable to locate the original file only shortcuts. Also, I have not been able to do any Windows Updates on their system. PLEASE HELP!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-05-16 17:15:41
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 383 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:15:55 PM, on 5/16/2008
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
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Answer:AWOLA Removal and Your computer is infected! Popup continuous

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log

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I'm not exactly sure at what time it happened or what I was doing, but the "Awola Anti-spyware 6.0" program is installed on my computer and won't uninstall. A pop-up box is constantly at the bottom right-hand corner of the taskbar saying Your computer is infected! , recomending that I use the tool to prevent data loss.

Also - on another note - I'm unable to use any open-source internet browers (ie. Firefox, Opera, Bonjour...). When I attempt to use Firefox (for example) I'm given the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.google.com." It won't open any site. I'm given a similar message when I try to any other browser other than IE. The browser suggests that if my computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, to make sure make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web. I don't think this is the problem - but I really can't be sure. I never did anything to change these settings - nor would I know where to go to do such a thing. I'm not sure if these two things are related as the internet problem happened a good 2 months after the Awola problem started.

I really appreciate any help. From viewing other members' responses, your help seems very effective.

Thanks!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Frankie on 2008-02-22 23:17:18
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Answer:Awola Virus :( .... May also be messing with my open-source internet browsers

One more thing I forgot to mention! --- On step 4 of what to do before posting a log - Updating the Operating System - I was unable to update Is there anything I can to do fix this?

Thanks so much!

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So this morning my computer froze, forcing me to force a shutdown/reboot. When I turned it back on, it showed the attached pics. I have no idea what it means or anything. All I know is there's dollar signs in that gibberish, and that makes it important.

Answer:(Not sure where this actually fits)

Just looks like a regular run of CHKDSK to me. Windows is checking the integrity of your files and disk. Nothing to worry about imho. The dollar signs are just a representation of a hidden or administrative share.

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My Setup: DSL 4500/500kbit/s to Router (WRT54GS+TomatoFW) to Win7 64bit PC

I'm tired of QoS not being able to regulate the downstream, because by the time it could do that the packets are always blocking the bottleneck anyway. It's logical but I don't like it. I'm tired of trying to limit the downstream by adjusting the upstream, involving alot of guesswork. I'm tired of mechanisms that do not allow instant internet usage, because first my router has to throttle back bulk traffic to allow my http requests through. I'm tired of trying to seperately identify Streaming Video, HTTP Downloads and Web surfing in the router via Layer7 filtering (which somehow does not work for me) and KB-Transferred filtering (which also won't work).

I know the ultimate solution to this but I don't know which programs I need for this. Here it goes:

I have to be able to "split my Internet connection" into 2 virtual connections (or something similar to that). Everything has to be happening on the Windows PC, NOT the Router, because routers cannot see enough (because of OSI Layer Modell). As I said QoS is also not a solution because it cannot effectively limit downstream. I have to coordinate the programs on the PC directly.

First Connection: X Amounts of Mbit reserved only for what I actively do: Surfing, Youtube, Gaming, VOIP, things I have my Attention on. This never gets used if I'm not actively working the Internet.

Second connection: Y Amounts of Mbit reserved for all stuff I set i... Read more

Answer:What fits my needs if QoS does not?

How about using a trick as if you have two pc's:
Use both wired and a wireless connection and configure each specifically for one of your above 'virtual'connections.
+... your question baffles me a little... I don't know what version router you have but.. are you saying QoS for Applications does not work?

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I'm not sure if this is a software or hardware problem, but whenever I press the left shift it will enter a |. I think it is hardware because it is limited to the left shift. Anyone know how to fix it?

Answer:Idk if this fits here..

Probably a prob with the keyboard. You can try popping up the key and resetting it.

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im currently short on usb ports on my pc, and i want to upgrade. i saw one with 8 ports and one with 6 ports, but idk if they fit. also, they say you need everything up to vista, nothing about 7 or 8. im going to get this case
Antec Nine Hundred Case | eBay
im not sure what i have currently, but it says pavillion p6000 on the bottom. id also like to know if this case is better than what i currently have. any suggestions for a pci slot that has a lot of usb ports thats under $20? and a case that would be better than this one for the same or cheaper price? thanks in advance.

Answer:need help picking out a usb pci that fits my pc

As far as I know there are only two sizes of PC cards, full size and low profile. Low profile cards are I believe half hight. So unless you have a mini itx case a regular size card should fit. To plug the card in you'll need a matching slot, PCI or PCIe depending on what the card wants/is.

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I'm planning on hitchiking across the US this summer. I want to keep a blog while doing so, and possibly sell an article to some newspapers to fund the journey.

Anyway, I don't want to try to keep my laptop intact for the trip, so I'm looking for a PDA or handheld. Here are the features I want:


Rugged
Wi-Fi (so I can upload to blog and send/check e-mail)
GPS would be nice
full-size portable keyboard (something that folds down, preferably)
MP3 compatability would be nice so I can listen to tunes while walking or camping
USB ports so I can use my jumpdrive to store documents on

Any specific recommendations? Money is an issue, I can't do much over 500$.
 

Answer:What Handheld fits my needs?

here are a few ive come up with (its hard to find those that meet all ur needs,if there even is one...):

Lists of diferent types:
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-9580_7-5139854-1.html?tag=dir#3
http://reviews.cnet.com/Handhelds/2001-3127_7-0.html?tag=cnetfd.dir


Specific ones
http://uk.asus.com/products1.aspx?l1=8


ummm yeah.......sorry i could find anything more, but thats some tough criteria to meet....hope that helped
 

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im trying to figure out what G.Skill Ram ( or another brand around same price ) that will fit this motherboard, can anyone find it and post a link for me, thanks
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128356
 

Answer:what ram fits this motherboard...

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i have a lexmark 1100 series printer, scanner, fax machine and everytime i try to print it says cartridiges stuck something in way but i have taken it apart cleaned it and still get the same error message any ideas?
richard thompson
 

Answer:printer having fits need help with this also

try using the device manager to uninstall the printer...reboot and let windows "find " the "new" printer...it will reinstall it..have the cd with the drivers handy..
 

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Hi, I am trying to upgrade my Pavillion's processor but cannot get a straight answer on what will fit and work. I need a minimum 2.4 ghz CPU that will fit into a 462 socket. my specs are HP Pavilion 061/ Model: PL382AA-ABA A706N /
Motherboard Make: ASUSTek Computer INC. / Motherboard Model: Kelut and my current processor is an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.1Ghz. It works fine but I need an upgrade to handle new games we are trying to play. I am new to the upgrading game! Would appreciate any advice on which processor to buy. Thanks.
 

Answer:Need a 2.4 ghz amd cpu that fits 462 socket

You will have great difficulty getting the performance you intend with the HP 061, and it could get costly as you will be paying to learn.
 

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Question: Which Case Fits

I came into this mobo for nothing. I might start building.a computer. This will give me a start for now. The mobo is a ASRock 775Dual-VSTA Core2 Duo. Thanks
 

Answer:Which Case Fits

Any ATX mid tower or full tower should work. Can you give your budget?
 

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Question: One Size Fits All?

Will a cooler such as:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler Model ZM-NC1000 Black - Laptop Accessories
Fit a 14'1 laptop?

I'd like to confirm before purchasing
Thank you

Answer:One Size Fits All?

well, as you can see for yourself on the page, they propose this cooler as a set with 15.4" wide notebook, so I think we can safely presume that your notebook will fit as well

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I think my CD/DVD Drive has gone bad. How do I tell what to replace it with.I have tried to find a parts list for my model with no luck.HP Pavilion 500-056 Desktop PCProduct number: H5P75AAR#ABA  

Answer:What cd/dvd fits my model

Hi: Below is the link to the parts list for your PC. http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=H5P75AAR The DVD drive with the HP part number can be found under the Drives section. 575781-801DVD - 16X SMD R-Spd nLS JB ECO The replacement part from HP is pricey ($104.83).  You may want to query by the part # on eBay and see what turns up. https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=1D1B7EB088E84786B61CD05ACD157CC5&SearchIn=P...

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What do you need to help me fix this?

I can't even do ctrl-alt-del - Task manger has been disable by your administrator ???

I've seen a lot of threads on this - are there any one recommended to follow?
 

Answer:Virus BS 2.0 (the BS fits !!)

hi, welcome to TSG.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.
 

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Hello! I'm saving up $$$ for a laptop, but don't know which bests suits me. It has to have good storage space, and price doesn't matter, but it has to be fast, good for multitasking and great for gaming. Good at multitasking meaning checking emails, using Microsoft Access or Excel, reading articles, and downloading small to large files. Gaming doesn't have to be 100% percent perfect but at least playable with small to no lag. It can have Windows 7 or Windows 8, and I prefer touchscreen but it doesnt have to be. Any suggestions?
Edited: I'm think about getting thishttp://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=dEUZQdry
Sent from Mr. Mobile Nations using a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5

Answer:Best laptop that fits my wants/needs

Depending on what kind of gaming you're looking at, that might be overkill.

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So I am going to build my first pc and I have picked a motherboard and I was wondering what ram fits. I really don`t know what the requirements for ram matching motherboard is. Thanks in advance!Motherboard: MSI B250 Krait Gaming S-1151 ATX Link to ram I was looking at https://www.komplett.no/product/893859/datautstyr/pc-komponenter/minnebrikker/hyperx-fury-ddr4-2400mhz-8gb# 

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I don't but I find the flashing Pop Ups either side of these pages very annoying and could see that they could cause some people to have fits.I'm being quite serious because this is why the BBC always say that there will be flash from cameras being shown on these shots as some people are subject to epilectic fits if they see flashing lights etc.Some years ago as the older members of this forum will remember there was on outcry against Pop Ups,Popping up here there and everywhere. It seems as though these complaints are now ignored.FE?RegardsNoelsRegards Noels

Answer:Does anyone suffer from blackouts or fits.

Flashing pop ups?? Which flashing pop ups?? Do a search on how to get rid of them, Noels.

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I was wondering about programs that let people take over your computer and do stuff in it, what programs scan for such files?
 

Answer:Not exactly Spyware related but it fits here the most

Many of the spyware scanners and antivirus programs check for trojans like that.

Your should check out the items in the below threads:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal
How to Protect yourself from malware!
 

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I just installed the new Quick Start to my S9. It is quite a well written application. However, what is the point of using it if I can recover my XP from hibernation with similar duration of boot time. I wish there is an configurable option in Quick Start to save power as much as it can. And that makes whole lot of sense to me. (Some vendor had talked about this long before, but I didn't see anything successfully marketed.) With tricks and turning  off all devices (via device manager or devcon util), I can extend my battery from 20% and up running XP. 3-cell battery can last 3+ hrs.  For Quick Start, if it has a configuration of such. It'd well deserve the purpose. All I need is sound, wifi...and nothing else. Card reader, LAN port...why should I need it? If I use it, boot it into XP. Otherwise, IMO, Quick Start is only a toy but not a productive software. p.s. I think it is a bug rather than a feature. When Quick Start boots if system hibernated before, it goes into read-only mode. That is safe and acceptable implementation, but it should use the setting stored instead of asking setting again, like language, all over again. LouisHong Kong  

Answer:Quick start - where it fits

Another problem is the mouse pad sensitivity. Lots of erroneous click while moving. Need an external mouse. And seems no one is addressing that. Just a Toyware at  this stage.

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Hi guys do you know if you can put any of the i7 intel chips onto a asus m3a78-emh motherboard?

I have a quadcore phenom 9850 on a asus m3a78-emh motherboard and was wondering if I can just buy the i7 and swap out the amd phenom out of there?

thanks

Answer:I7 fits on asus m3a78-emh?

No, AMD uses different socket then Intel all-together. You can't switch them out. You have to have a motherboard that supports the i7 socket (1136 or 1156 depending on which i7 you were thinking of) to use it.

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Hi, I need to get a new GFX card, as my current one, 3D Prophet 32Mb 4000XT, is playing up. I am not really looking for an 'upgrade'. I just want a replacement for a faulty part, and that the replacement is not a 'downgrade'My manual says my board is 'AGP 2.0 Compliant', and supports 4x(1.5v), 2x(3.3v) and 1x modes. However i have read threads from those who have bought a new card, only to find it will not actually fit into their Mobo, and other threads where it will fit, but not work. Looking on google i can see at least 4 different AGP slot types. When brousing on Dabs web site i can't work out what to look in the spec's, to tell if the card is Ok for use on my PC.Are all 4x AGP cards the same 'slot' type?Will and 8X one fit/work, or not?I have seen this, click here but have no idea if it will fit. if it will fit/work, I am also assuming it will offer at least as good performance as my current card.

Answer:AGP card, How to pick one that fits?

Since your MoBo supports AGP 2 that card should fit. click here

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