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Hi everyone,
Running Win XP home (SP2 at home) &XP Pro at work. I am always updated on latest sercurity.
I have installed 8 different security check systems. I run them everyday. They locate adware, reg. problems, etc.,  each time, remove them, and then on the next run they are all back again. Am I wasting my time? I have Norton Internet Security 2004. Earthlink, Spywareblocker, Spyware Dr., AVG., NoAdware 2.01,Ad-ware SE 1.05, Spybot S&D 1.3, Spyware blaster, Reg/Priv. Mechanic. The following are what always comes back.
(I did make the mistake of using Kazaa, and I always get the waring of Altnet since that time)
Zango  Reg.SC.
TwainTech.
MRU list (23 entries)
V DSO Exploit (5 entries) always shows up after removing
HKEY_Users\Software\MS\Win\Current Ver\Int.settings\Reg changes
istbar.4.G

I am told to run AVG for windows all the time but when I run the AVG program after this alert it says that there is nothing to delete.

Let me add this, my computer IS RUNNING FINE !
 
I am just confused why I keep getting all these warnings when I run my checks.
I have spent a lot of money and time to keep myself safe.
Am I missing something? Or am I OK with my security.
Thanks,
mamaleah
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by:MushyPeeze
ID: 12196880
Get hold of a copy of HiJackthis and post the result here. You can google for this application it's free and tells us exactly what is running.
I use it all the time to check if any dodgy sites have installed something and if so zap them out.

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by:mamaleah
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I have hijack this, please remind me how to post (cut & paste) the results here.
Thanks Leah
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by:MushyPeeze
ID: 12196959
Open HiJack, run a scan and then click save log.
It will create a log file in your my documents folder, which is just a text document. Open it with notepad or similar.

Then just paste it here like this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 04:41:54, on 01/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Azureus\Azureus.exe
C:\Borland\JBuilder2005\jdk1.4\jre\bin\javaw.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\hijack\HijackThis.exe

O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll


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by:mamaleah
ID: 12196986
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:48:26 PM, on 9/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\spydoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\FastLane\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\Accelerator\ElinkAcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\OPScan.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\MailClnt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Windows XP\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://start.earthlink.net/AL/Search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.earthlink.net/channel/start
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.emachines.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.start.earthlink.net
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://start.earthlink.net/AL/Search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = wmplayer.exe //ICWLaunch
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8080
R3 - URLSearchHook: SrchHook Class - {44F9B173-041C-4825-A9B9-D914BD9DCBB3} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\ElnIE.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - ~CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: IEProxyHelperObj Class - {43DF16FD-D9ED-4c9e-B14A-F3236A12C649} - C:\Program Files\MusicNow\IEProxyHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EarthLink Toolbar - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBAutoUpdate] "C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IS CfgWiz] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\cfgwiz.exe /GUID NIS /CMDLINE "REBOOT"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\UrlLstCk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\spydoctor.exe" /Q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pa&ge with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\Accelerator\\pac-page.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pi&cture with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\Accelerator\\pac-image.html
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.emachines.com
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/vc/bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{18B6532E-C708-4FFC-82C0-0BAD6B98049E}: NameServer = 207.69.188.185 207.69.188.186
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{18B6532E-C708-4FFC-82C0-0BAD6B98049E}: NameServer = 207.69.188.185 207.69.188.186

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by:mamaleah
ID: 12197091
It's late I will check back in the morning.
Thanks so much!
Leah
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Rich Rumble earned 250 total points
ID: 12197385
It's system restore that is doing this- turn it off ( waste of HD space anyway- never works- except to bring back unwanted programs and viri that is- ty M$)
http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm

Also don't waste your money- dump IE for Mozilla/Firefox or Opera- you'll be glad you did, if only for the tabbed browsing
http://www.opera.com/download/
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

-rich
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by:mamaleah
ID: 12199168
Thanks Rich,
This site never lets me down! You guys are amazing.
Leah
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by:MushyPeeze
ID: 12202577
Well done Rich was wondering what it was myself, since I don't use System Restore either, so I switch it off at birth. Forgot about that one!
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by:Rich Rumble
ID: 12217081
I should make it part of my signature I use that one so much (system restore off) ;)
-rich
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