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#1 hurstj

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:11 PM

My family informed me of an issue with my computer. First I noticed that my desktop background had been changed to a security warning with a link to click to "get help". I tried control-alt-delete to bring up task manager to see what processes were running, but got a message that it was disabled by the system admin. which is me, and I didn't do it. I now get a web page that pops up trying to get me to buy some antivirus software. There is also an icon on my menu bar that looks a lot like the windows updated icon which keeps telling me to install security updates. when i right click to remove it it sends me to a web ad for security software. Also, the windows security center keeps popping up telling me I have a virus, it's named 3 or 4, but the layout/colors are all messed up in the pop up. I've run AVG and spybot which both detect a number of viruses, but can't remove them. Every time I run them (even in safe mode) they bring up the same issues.

Here is my log. Any help is much appreciated. Getting close to f-disk,
Jim

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:46:31 PM, on 3/24/2008
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\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\RM_SV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mgmrwmrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hptskmgr.exe
C:\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\sony\usbsircs\usbsircs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.c.../search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.c...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.pinnacles...asp?Langue_ID=7
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\mgmrwmrv.exe,
O2 - BHO: (no name) - AutorunsDisabled - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000250-0320-4dd4-be4f-7566d2314352} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {13197ace-6851-45c3-a7ff-c281324d5489} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {15651c7c-e812-44a2-a9ac-b467a2233e7d} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4e1075f4-eec4-4a86-add7-cd5f52858c31} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-92c6-ce7eb590a94d} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5929cd6e-2062-44a4-b2c5-2c7e78fbab38} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5dafd089-24b1-4c5e-bd42-8ca72550717b} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5fa6752a-c4a0-4222-88c2-928ae5ab4966} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {622cc208-b014-4fe0-801b-874a5e5e403a} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8674aea0-9d3d-11d9-99dc-00600f9a01f1} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {965a592f-8efa-4250-8630-7960230792f1} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9c5b2f29-1f46-4639-a6b4-828942301d3e} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {cf021f40-3e14-23a5-cba2-717765728274} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {fc3a74e5-f281-4f10-ae1e-733078684f3c} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {ffff0001-0002-101a-a3c9-08002b2f49fb} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mouse Suite 98 Daemon] ICO.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD_Reminder] C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\reminder.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VAIO Recovery] C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\PartSeal.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SonyPowerCfg] C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HKSERV.EXE] C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Switcher.exe] C:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISBMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSDrvCheck.exe -CheckReg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2wSysTray] C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iRiver Updater] \Updater.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Remocon Driver.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - WRLogonNTF.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O23 - Service: Giga Pocket Hardware Detector - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) (MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS) - Unknown owner - c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe" -sSQLEXPRESS (file missing)
O23 - Service: MWAgent - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\MicroWorld\Agent\MWASER.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Sony TV Tuner Controller - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\halsv.exe
O23 - Service: Sony TV Tuner Manager - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\RM_SV.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment Aggregation and Control Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzRs\VzRs.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment File Import Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment TV Device Arbitration Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzCs\VzHardwareResourceManager\VzHardwareResourceManager.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VCSW\VCSW.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-AppServer) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\VMISrv.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (HTTP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-HTTP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-HTTP /RegRoot="SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="Applications\IntegratedServer\HTTP (file missing)
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Integrated Server (UPnP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-IntegratedServer-UPnP) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Gateway Server (VAIOMediaPlatform-Mobile-Gateway) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\VmGateway.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-Mobile-Gateway /RegRoot="SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="\Addons\Packages\Mobile\Gateway" /DisplayName="VAIO Media Gateway Server (file missing)
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Video Server (VAIOMediaPlatform-VideoServer-AppServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Video\GPVSvr.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-VideoServer-AppServer /DisplayName="VAIO Media Video Server (file missing)
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Video Server (HTTP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-VideoServer-HTTP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-VideoServer-HTTP /RegRoot="SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="\Applications\VideoServer\HTTP (file missing)
O23 - Service: VAIO Media Video Server (UPnP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-VideoServer-UPnP) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: YPCService - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\YPCSER~1.EXE

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:03 PM

Run HJT and click on Open the Misc Tools section.
  • Click Open Uninstall Manager...
  • Click Save list... and save it to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the file uninstall_list.txt into your next reply.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

Here ya go, and thanks! 2Wire Wireless Client Ad-Aware SE Personal Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 Adobe Reader 6.0.1 Age of Empires III Age of Empires III - The Asian Dynasties Apple Software Update ATI - Software Uninstall Utility ATI Control Panel ATI Display Driver ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 Bat CAM-IN SUITE III CareBears Chessmaster 9000 Click to DVD 2.0 Menu Data Click to DVD 2.1.10 DVgate Plus Equestriad 2001 GEAR DVD "Standard Edition" 7.03 Giga Pocket 5.5 Giga Pocket Demo Movie Giga Pocket Hardware Library 5.5 Google Earth Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Grand Master Chess OnLine High-Speed Internet Options HijackThis 1.99.1 Hollywood FX 5.5 Additional Effects Hotfix for Windows Media Format SDK (KB902344) HotKey Utility HP Image Zone 3.5 HP PSC & OfficeJet 3.5 HP Software Update Intel® PRO Network Adapters and Drivers InterActual Player Internet Speed Monitor InterVideo WinDVD 5 for VAIO IrfanView (remove only) iriver Music Manager iRiver Updater IsoBuster 1.7 iTunes J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3 Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_05 LDraw Let's Ride 3 Day Eventing - Championship Season Lets Ride Corral Club LiveUpdate 2.7 (Symantec Corporation) Macromedia Shockwave Player MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries Memory Stick Formatter Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366) Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Microsoft Data Access Components KB870669 Microsoft Money 2007 Microsoft Money Shared Libraries Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQLEXPRESS) Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools Express Edition Microsoft SQL Server Native Client Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English) Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition - ENU Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition - ENU Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for .NET Framework Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for Win32 Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Headers and Libraries Microsoft Works 7.0 Microsoft Zoo Tycoon MoodLogic MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978) MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181) MSXML 6.0 Parser (KB933579) Napster for Windows Media Player OpenMG Limited Patch 4.0-04-07-14-01 OpenMG Secure Module 4.0.00 Panda ActiveScan PDF reDirect (remove only) PictureGear Studio 2.0 Pinnacle Hollywood FX for Studio proDAD Heroglyph 1.0 Quicken 2005 QuickTime RealPlayer Realtek AC'97 Audio Riding Star Rome - Total War™ RunAlyzer SBC Yahoo! Applications SBC Yahoo! DSL Home Networking Installer Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB898458) Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723) Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564) Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734) Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB936782) Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398) Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046) Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756) Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358) Security Update for Windows XP (KB896422) Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423) Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424) Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428) Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587) Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591) Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725) Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017) Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214) Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400) Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706) Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414) Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749) Security Update for Windows XP (KB905915) Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519) Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) Security Update for Windows XP (KB911280) Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562) Security Update for Windows XP (KB911567) Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927) Security Update for Windows XP (KB912812) Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919) Security Update for Windows XP (KB913446) Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580) Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388) Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389) Security Update for Windows XP (KB916281) Security Update for Windows XP (KB917159) Security Update for Windows XP (KB917344) Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422) Security Update for Windows XP (KB917953) Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118) Security Update for Windows XP (KB918439) Security Update for Windows XP (KB918899) Security Update for Windows XP (KB919007) Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213) Security Update for Windows XP (KB920214) Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670) Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683) Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685) Security Update for Windows XP (KB921398) Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503) Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883) Security Update for Windows XP (KB922616) Security Update for Windows XP (KB922760) Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819) Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191) Security Update for Windows XP (KB923414) Security Update for Windows XP (KB923689) Security Update for Windows XP (KB923694) Security Update for Windows XP (KB923980) Security Update for Windows XP (KB924191) Security Update for Windows XP (KB924270) Security Update for Windows XP (KB924496) Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667) Security Update for Windows XP (KB925454) Security Update for Windows XP (KB925486) Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902) Security Update for Windows XP (KB926255) Security Update for Windows XP (KB926436) Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779) Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802) Security Update for Windows XP (KB928090) Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255) Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843) Security Update for Windows XP (KB929123) Security Update for Windows XP (KB929969) Security Update for Windows XP (KB930178) Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261) Security Update for Windows XP (KB931768) Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784) Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168) Security Update for Windows XP (KB933566) Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729) Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839) Security Update for Windows XP (KB935840) Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021) Security Update for Windows XP (KB937143) Security Update for Windows XP (KB938127) Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829) Security Update for Windows XP (KB939653) Security Update for Windows XP (KB941202) Security Update for Windows XP (KB941568) Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569) Security Update for Windows XP (KB941644) Security Update for Windows XP (KB942615) Security Update for Windows XP (KB943055) Security Update for Windows XP (KB943460) Security Update for Windows XP (KB943485) Security Update for Windows XP (KB944533) Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653) Security Update for Windows XP (KB946026) SmartSound Quicktracks Plugin SoftV92 Data Fax Modem Sonic RecordNow! SonicStage 2.1.00 SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.3 SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Custom Preset SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins 1.3 Sony Certificate PCH Sony Notebook Setup Sony USB Mouse Sony Utilities DLL Sony Video Shared Library Sony XBRITE Screen Saver Spirit (remove only) Spybot - Search & Destroy Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 Starcraft Starcraft Brood War (RAZOR 1911) Studio 9 Studio 9 Content CD/DVD Time to Ride ubi.com Update for Windows XP (KB894391) Update for Windows XP (KB898461) Update for Windows XP (KB900485) Update for Windows XP (KB910437) Update for Windows XP (KB916595) Update for Windows XP (KB920872) Update for Windows XP (KB922582) Update for Windows XP (KB925720) Update for Windows XP (KB927891) Update for Windows XP (KB929338) Update for Windows XP (KB930916) Update for Windows XP (KB931836) Update for Windows XP (KB933360) Update for Windows XP (KB936357) Update for Windows XP (KB938828) Update for Windows XP (KB942763) Update for Windows XP (KB942840) Update for Windows XP (KB946627) VAIO Entertainment Platform VAIO Help and Support VAIO Media 3.1 VAIO Media Integrated Server 3.1 VAIO Media Redistribution 3.1 VAIO Power Management VAIO Registration VAIO Remote Commander Utility 6.2 VAIO SLIT Pattern Wallpaper VAIO SLIT-C Screen Saver VAIO Survey Standalone VAIO Wireless Utility Viewpoint Manager (Remove Only) Viewpoint Media Player Webshots Desktop Windows Imaging Component Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803) Windows Media Format Runtime Windows Media Player 10 Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339 Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250 Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835 Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836 Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185 Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472 Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742 Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113 Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302 Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859 Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781 Wireless Switch Setting Utility Yahoo! 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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:17 PM

Does the PC have an up-to-date anti-virus installed? By up-to-date, I mean does the AV update?
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:45 PM

Well, I don't run it all the time, but I have ad-aware. spybot, and another that I usually update once a month, and run. After reading the self help here I installed AVG and updated it and ran it. As for things like norton, and zone alarm, I got so sick of them hoggin resources and blocking every mouse click that I disabled them. I just held my mouse over the (new)AVG icon and it says it updated today.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:58 PM

As for things like norton, and zone alarm, I got so sick of them hoggin resources and blocking every mouse click that I disabled them.

That's why your PC is infected - it takes about fifteen minutes online for an unprotected PC to pick up infections, and i'd guess that yours has been unprotected for a lot longer than that.
Given that malware has had such a free reign over your PC, my best advice to you is to reformat and reinstall Windows. There's no real way to know exactly what you've picked up, or what it has done to your PC. Not only has it dropped malicious files all over your hard drive, it may also have infected or replaced legitimate files and lowered security settings on your PC to make reinfection that much easier. In short, it's going to be impossible to guarantee a clean computer at the end of this, and attempting it isn't the best use of your time or mine.
If you want links to free security programs that will help keep your PC clean in future, let me know.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:11 PM

Do you know how I can get a legitamate windows disk ? I bought the pc at best buy with windows pre installed, and they didn't provide a disk . Also, I need to save a lot of documents off of this before I hose it, and I'm not looking forward to reinstalling drivers, is there a risk in saving off drivers to a usb drive and then re-installing them ? Like could the drivers hold viruses ? Thanks, Jim.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:13 PM

I forgot, Yes I'd like the links to the freeware you mentioned. Thanks again... Jim

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:24 PM

The PC may have a hidden partition with Windows installed to allow you to Factory Restore the PC without a disc. If you go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management and select Disc Management, this will show you if you have more than one partition on your hard drive.
If you don't have that you can either purchase one, or try something slightly different in Linux - it's a free OS that comes in various flavours, one of which may suit you. Ubuntu is one such option, and it offers the ability to burn the OS to a disc and boot from it without actually installing anything - you'll just need to set your PC to boot from your CD-ROM before your hard drive. If you don't like it, or it doesn't run happily on your computer, you just shut it down as you do Windows and take the CD out - job done.

The drivers could have been infected, but I can't say whether they actually are or not - sorry, but that's the way that it is. Text files shouldn't be a risk, so they can be backed up as normal.

Avg Free Edition: Available here.
avast! 4 Home Edition: Available here
AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic: Available here

While you can download both to see which one you prefer, only install one at a time - running two or more anti-virus programs simultaneously can cause conflicts resulting in less, not more, protection.


There are a few free firewalls available.
Comodo Firewall Pro, available here.
PC Tools Firewall Plus, available here.
Online Armor Free, available here.

It is important to note that you should only have one firewall installed at a time, but you can download them all to your Desktop and install each in turn to see which one you prefer.

Understanding and Using Firewalls: http://www.bleepingc...tutorial60.html
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:55 PM

It looks like there is a hidden partition, but I'm a total rookie at this, can you tell me how to access that to reinstall ? WIll it be an option in the boot process ? Thanks again. Jim

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:53 PM

Post the manufacturer, model name and/or number of the PC and i'll see what I can find out - alternatively, if the PC is branded, take a trip to their website and see what you can find out..
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:03 PM

It'a a Sony Vaio, 1.7 Ghz. VGN-A290 Thanks again. Jim.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:22 PM

Taken from http://www.vaio-link...=voe_en_gb_cons
http://kb.sony-europ...499/A01305.html
http://kb.sony-europ...499/V00078.html
The first is a straight-forward Factory Restore using the hidden partition and the second allows you to create back-up discs and do pretty much the same thing from them.
If neither is exactly what you can see on your PC, you'll need to refer to the first link and enter your PC's details and work from there.
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