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Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by sAg3, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. sAg3

    sAg3 Registered Member

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    As far as security knowledge goes, I'm pretty bad.

    My problem: Even when I'm not browsing the net, advertisements are always popping up, even when I'm just loading MSN messenger.
    I have 3 lines of defense: 1. Symantec antivirus: Usually spots around 3 viruses which it can't delete/handle, I'm not sure what it does with them.
    2. Lavasoft Adaware SE personal: I run a full system scan every day and it comes up with about 10 infected files, usually found within my cookie folder, or temporary internet files. And oddly, everytime I load it up, it says your updates are 14 days old . 3. Spybot: Usually finds a problem in HKEY_USERS\alot of numbers .
    The cookies: I usually get some from a.tribalfusion, e.rn11, sublimedia.net(dating direct), ww w.888.comsystemdoctor, amaena. And this is when I havn't even browsed the internet, apart from coming to this site, and looking up file names that I thought may be viruses, on google.

    I made a few mistakes a couple of weeks ago by downloading free trials of a couple of registry cleaners and antivirus software which I deleted, that may be the source? :blink: I also used HijackThis which I had no clue how to use.
    I also found a couple of days ago, a file called eAcceleration which refused to be deleted, in the end I used Dr.Delete, which is also deleted.

    If someone could help me, that'd be great, if you want more info on it, I'll try my best to give some. o_O o_O o_O

    It was painful writing this, ads popping up every minute. o_O



    I hope this was the right place for this post.

    EDIT: Something else I just discovered, IE crashes when I load my hotmail.
     
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    sAg3 Registered Member

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    Thanks........I guess a hijack log has got someting to do with HijackThis?
     
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    Yes it does. They have complete instructions at the link.
     
  5. sAg3

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    Erm, ok. I went to that link, read everything but couldn't run the ewido online scan because its got a red X.(my active X doesn't work). So I skipped that step, but when I came to installing HijackThis, I wanted to put it in the C:\ folder but it said the program was password protected. This happens with all programs I try and install.

    EDIT: Ignore me, I just had to be logged on as admin =P
     
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    Open program files, rightclick within that location and create a new folder called Hijack This.
    Place hijackthis.exe in that folder. Doubleclick that file and see if it works.
     
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