Spyware driving me nuts!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jeff, May 25, 2004.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

    Jun 30, 1997
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    It seems like every single day I have new Spyware on my PC. I just can't keep up with it. I only go to mainstream sites and I still get it. I used to be able to deal with it with no difficulty but now it's just getting out of control. I won't even remove it from friends computers anymore since I can't deal with my own situation.

    Anyway, the latest and greatest thing I have is my browser defaulting to a web page called "Find the web site you need". For the moment, it's not doing this but it will come back with a couple of reboots of my PC. I also have popup ads that come up when I go to just about any web site and I know they aren't initiated from those sites. Neither Ad-Aware, Spybot nor Hijack This will get rid of it. That's another thing too, these programs are increasingly becoming useless with some of the stuff I get. I had something called sysupd.exe that was just slowing my PC to a crawl. Nothing could get rid of it, so I ended up doing it manually which took quite awhile.

    Anyway, is there anything else I can run to get rid of these popups and my default web page problem? Here is my Hijack This log. You'll notice that "Find the web site you need" entry. Usually I have more entries than that and deleting it does nothing as it's all back in the next one to two reboots.



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
    Scan saved at 2:55:50 PM, on 5/25/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccEvtMgr.exe
    C:Program FilesNorton AntiVirusnavapsvc.exe
    C:Program FilesNorton AntiVirusAdvToolsNPROTECT.EXE
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBevntsvc.exe
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccApp.exe
    C:WINDOWSSystem32spoolDRIVERSW32X863E_S09IC 1.EXE
    C:Program FilestgtsoftStyleXPstylexp.exe
    C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe
    C:Documents and SettingsMajestykDesktopHijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearch,SearchAssistant = http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com
    R3 - URLSearchHook: IncrediFindBHO Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:PROGRA~1INCRED~1BHOINCFIN~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:WINDOWStwaintec.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01F44A8A-8C97-4325-A378-76E68DC4AB2E} - C:WINDOWSsystb.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 5.0ReaderActiveXAcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:PROGRA~1INCRED~1BHOINCFIN~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:Program FilesNorton AntiVirusNavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:WINDOWSSystem32msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:Program FilesNorton AntiVirusNavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [NeroCheck] C:WINDOWSsystem32NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [SiSUSBRG] C:WINDOWSSiSUSBrg.exe
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [NVCLOCK] rundll32 nvclock.dll,fnNvclock
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:Program FilesQuickTimeqttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [TkBellExe] C:Program FilesCommon FilesRealUpdate_OBevntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [ccApp] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:PROGRA~1NORTON~1AdvToolsADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [EPSON Stylus C44 Series] C:WINDOWSSystem32spoolDRIVERSW32X863E_S09IC 1.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C44 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus C44"
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [easywww] C:windowseasywww2.exe
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [alchem] C:WINDOWSalchem.exe
    O4 - HKLM..Run: [nloakeonmww] C:WINDOWSSystem32beptaokf.exe
    O4 - HKCU..Run: [STYLEXP] C:Program FilestgtsoftStyleXPstylexp.exe -Hide
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice10OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:PROGRA~1MICROS~2Office10EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:Program FilesInternet ExplorerPluginsNPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/...eInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/s...sh/swflash.cab
  2. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

    Feb 15, 2002
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    Usually a google search on the name of the program (exe or dll or process name) causing the problem will turn up good results.

    There is a website (I think it's called annoyances.org) that has remedies for a lot of stuff like this.
  3. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

    Aug 17, 1998
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    Once you've managed to get rid of it, consider using Mozilla Firefox instead of IE. No more spyware and a much better browser.

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