Time/Date virus

i am using a windows XP SP2 Pro PC which used to have hundreds of infections, all but one remains:
the time/date bar in the lower right hand area of my task bar displays 24 hour time then "VIRUS ALERT!" afterwards. i have tried multiple virus scans and cannot get rid of it. anyone able to help? also the "all Programs" "Logoff" and "restart" buttons in my start menu are missing.
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RiggedyTConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi there, I googled a bit into this error and it seems to be a type of malware indeed, the Zlob media codec malware to be exact. I found a link that explains a bit further into this error, and if you are comfortable editing the registry you should be able to fix it. Here is the link:

orangutangConnect With a Mentor Commented:
beefstu123Author Commented:
im editing the registry at the moment, thanx for the info :) also, here are both the scans u asked for
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how is it going?

Running smitfraudfix Option 2 should clear the infection and fix the reg entries modified by the virus.
rpggamergirlConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You might like to run SDFix as your Hijackthis log is showing SDBot entries.

Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.(either one below)

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, a menu with options should appear;
*  Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
*  Choose your usual account.

*  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.
*  Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and attach the contents of the results file "Report.txt" back
beefstu123Author Commented:

great news :D the virus alert msgs are gone, even before i finished the registry work. im still doing a few more tests with the info given, but so far it looks very good. thanx again for ur help
beefstu123Author Commented:
All done :) thankyou RiggedyT very much for that link, quite easy to understand and perform. the Virus Alert msgs are now gone.

thnx rpggamergirl for the info, im doin some extra scans now :)

thank you orangutang for ur input, much appreciated :)
Hey, no problem, it seems like quite the intrusive malware, lol.
Glad you were able to solve it!
You could also just let combofix remove these bad entries maybe it's all that's needed
Was Combofix run last?

1. Open Notepad.

2. Now copy/paste the text between the lines below into the Notepad window:

C:\Program Files\NetProject\sbmdl.dll

C:\Program Files\NetProject
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\TmpRecentIcons
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\shc3v4j0e96n
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
C:\Documents and Settings\Coop\Application Data\shc3v4j0e96n

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{99BA268B-4021-4739-9945-3C774217FE75}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]


3. Save the above as CFScript.txt on your desktop.

4. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe. This will start ComboFix again.

You closed the question already, :)
Combofix still need to remove those folders and reg entries.
For safety reason, when you're done with combofix please uninstall it.

Go to Start > Run and copy and paste next command in the field:

ComboFix /u

beefstu123Author Commented:
ok i'll do that now :) thanx Rpggamergirl.

just a quick unrelated question, wat RPG's are u into?
I haven't played any in a long time because when I start I CAN'T seem to stop.
FF series, Zelda series, Dark Cloud series, Grandia, Wild Arms III etc, lol.
beefstu123Author Commented:
nice :) i remeber playin some the original Zelda games on snes and gameboy lol. Final Fantasy :D brilliant games, i know a mate wh still works on completely finishing FF 7 on playstation lol
FF7 is the best in the series IMO and also FF9. I spent time in just upping my levels so my character was really strong during battles with the bosses.
Zelda OoT in N64 was the one that I needed help/guide, that was hard for me, I kept falling off at anything I'm on, stayed up late playing that game till1am and woke up at 5am to continue. I think I must've thrown the controller twice playing that game, lol.
beefstu123Author Commented:
lol i know wat u mean :) i've gotten into World of Warcraft lately, i played it for most of the loing weekend we had recently, some mates and i have been online 14 hours straight, then sleep, then more WoW. but ya gotta go outside too  lol. yeah, ive thrown quite a few controllers too :p
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