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Q: real time spyware spyware scanner? (free)

i need a real time spyware scanner for free. I also need a virus scanner (realtime) avast, avg, or antivir? Does anybody have suggestions?

A: real time spyware spyware scanner? (free)

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Found this on ZDNet. It may be worth a try.

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39158109,00.htm

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I am looking for a free real time anti-spyware program. So far I have only found AVG Anti-spyware and Spyware Terminator. AVG Anti-spyware would suffice but it seems they have upgraded to A/S and A/V version... and they no longer update the anti-spyware program. And I think the A/S-A/V version is only 30day real time protection trial. Spyware Terminator looks good, runs good, but reading reviews from places like PCmag and Gizmo, it does not offer much real world protection and lots of things slip by it. All of the others I have tried have been shareware or scan only. I need something to compliment my Avira Antivir (which is excellent). Do you think maybe one real time A/V process is enough? Or should I have both real time A/V and A/S scanners? And can you suggest a good free real time anti-spyware program?

A:Solved: Free Real Time Anti-Spyware?

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I guess this also runs for anti-virus also.

I can't seem to get Windows Anti-Spyware to work, so I need something different, and nothing as annoying as ZoneAlarm ;_;

Help would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Any good Real-time Free Anti-Spyware protection?

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I need some opinions. Which do you believe is more effective, SpywareGuard or Spybot's Tea Timer?

No use having to programs doing the same thing.

Thanks.

A:Real time spyware guards

I run both with no problems.....

TeaTimer sems to "beat" SG to any problem.

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Hi everyone,

I am currently using AVG 7.5 Professional Edition, SpywareBlaster, Spyware Terminator, SUEPRAntiSpyware, COMODO Firewall PRO and AVG Anti-Rootkit. I use Spyware Terminator for real-time protection, but am not feeling to confident about it anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good, freeware real-time protection program against Spyware?

Regards,
David.

A:Best Real-time Spyware Protection.

Have you tried Spybot S&D? I've heard many people talking about SpywareGuard as well, but haven't used it yet. Maybe you might want to give it a try...

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I am looking for a free program that gives me live protection against spyware. Today I use SpywareBlaster and Spybot's Immunize function, however I need something in adition to this. I read the recomandations in Grinler's post, but as far as I can see, he only lists 1 such program, SpywareGuard. Are there any alternatives to this program, or is it simply the best? I've seen some reviews on download.com, and about half of them are negative. Looks like they "never" update the definitions.
So, in your opinion, what's the best free alternative there is?
Or are there a superb program that's worth paying for?

A:What's The Best Real Time Protection Against Spyware?

In all honesty, and this is just my opinion...but...the easiest way is to exercise safe Internet practices. I have not used any real-time spyware protection, and every time I run any scans there is nothing on my computers (3 of them.) I know this doesn't really answer your question directly...but its just an opinion.Moderator Edit: Deleted unnecessary quote, to be more dialup friendly. ~ Animal

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cl0ud,Welcome to the forum, you have multiple infections on this system. Lets do a few things.Download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post the Combofix log and a HiJackthis log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stallOpen HijackThis > Do a System Scan Only, close your browser and all open windows including this one, the only program or window you should have open is HijackThis, check the following entries and click on Fix Checked.Some of these may be goneR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://softwarereferral.com/jump.php?wmid=...6Ojg5&lid=2R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =O2 - BHO: MSVPS System - {6EB10F79-5E53-4F76-B146-409EFCDCB957} - C:\WINDOWS\movctrlfqd.dll (file missing)O3 - Toolbar: The nssfrch - {DF0ACE0C-4A3F-4A1F-8676-BA16DEB23C70} - C:\WINDOWS\nssfrch.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXEO21 - SSODL: bxsbang - {7C244A7A-44CC-4104-8133-40430C7AF562} - C:\WINDOWS\bxsbang.dllO21 - SSODL: ocgrep - {598370DE-4746-4951-B4F6-85459895E243} - C:\WINDOWS\ocgrep.dll (file missing)We need to make sure all hidden files are showing :Click Start.Op... Read more

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What is the best and free spyware and virus scanners for Windows XP?

A:Best Free Virus and Spyware scanner?

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I purchased a word puzzle computer game and after downloading it, the website (egames) appeared. I clicked on a game they said was offered and now I have a virus that tries to infiltrate my computer daily, but is denied access. Every day between 3pm and 3:30pm Real-time virus protection (pg. 1) pops up and says a virus has been denied access to my computer. When I click on "next" (pg 2 and 3) Real-time spyware protection says this: "Removal of a malicious program has failed. You must delete the dangerous file yourself using Windows Explorer." You have an option to click "always delete" but obviously this doesn't work. The last page says the says the same as pg 1.

I have Trend Micro P-Cillin and it says the malicious program is GRAY_Gen.4X1839, infected item is: $[41]\egames.family+feud[1].exe) I ran Hijackthis and below is the log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 11:48:24 AM, on 2/25/2010 Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe... Read more A:Real-time spyware protection virus I forgot to mention that I have Vista.. Thanks! 1 more replies Answer Match 87.36% Hi i have Norton Antivirus on my laptop im looking for a spyware scanner like spybot witch one is good and compatible with windows vista thanks A:Solved: A Good Free Spyware Scanner 8 more replies Answer Match 86.52% Hi, today I decided to try ZoneAlarm's free firewall. Before I could download it, the website strongly recommended I run they're "free" online spyware scanner. I did so, and this is what it spit out: Blackbox - Keystroke Logger GUID - {0863A990-95FD-11D1-B777-00001C1AD1F8} File Name - C:\Program Files\Tecnomatix\Common\DWSBC36.OCX RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0863A990-95FD-11D1-B777-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {3BD2C94F-049E-11D1-B66A-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3BD2C94F-049E-11D1-B66A-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {5B238A07-94F7-11D1-B776-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5B238A07-94F7-11D1-B776-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {679C8412-93B8-11D1-B773-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{679C8412-93B8-11D1-B773-00001C1AD1F8} ProgID - Dwsbc36.Subclass.6 GUID - {7F5E3525-F816-11D0-B64C-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7F5E3525-F816-11D0-B64C-00001C1AD1F8} Desaware Spyworks - Hacker Tool GUID - {2C704DBB-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} File Name - C:\Program Files\Tecnomatix\Common\DWSHK36.OCX RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBB-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {2C704DBC-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBC-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} GUID - {2C704DBD-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} RegistryKey - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2C704DBD-9C46-11D1-B784-00001C1AD1F8} ProgID - dwshk36.WinHook.6 GUID - {389B19B9-... Read more More replies Answer Match 84.84% Hi everyone! Trying to help a friend out with his laptop and my meagre knowledge has fallen flat so have come to the forum to ask for help! Can anyone tell me what the best "Free" Open Source downloads are to detect and destroy/remove Trojans/Virus's/Worms/Syware etc? As this would be of great help to not only myself and my immediate friend but, by word of mouth, a larger safer community. Many thanks in advance for all those that can Help! A:What's the best "Free" Scanner/Removal Tools for Trojans/Virus's/Worms/Spyware etc? Hello.I have found this links a few hours ago while trying to solve some silly problems. I find them rather comprehensive and think it'll suit what you are looking for, though they are from the same web.This link shows you your choices using free software available.http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Free-Antivi...ftware-t38.htmlSome tips from the same web:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/index.php?a...;page=How_did_I 5 more replies Answer Match 83.16% Hello Friends! Anybody know of a good spyware protection program that is free, or that is a one-time buy? I remember seeing one that was a one-time buy, but can't find it now. Of course I would want one that has good current updates. Thanks, Tom A:Free Or One-time Spyware Protection? Spywareblaster then Adaware Spybot all free quality programs. If you decide to DL these update them after installation. If you have questions later please ask. 2 more replies Answer Match 80.64% I installed it after microsoft verified that mine was a legit windows software. It says this version expires on July 31, contact microsoft for updated version. So went back to microsoft and downloaded again (assuming I am getting an updated version) but I am getting the same message that it is only good till July 31 and I have contact microsoft for updated version. Is everybody getting that message. Is it not *free* afterall ? A:Microsoft anti-spyware beta only free for a limited time ? Official word has yet to come from MS about what will happen with MSAS after 31 July 2005.Some have speculated that MS will continue to provide a free MSAS to registered Windows users.Here is a review from "adwarereport.com" from May 2005 that notes the price will beUSD 80 and that MS is now planning on embedding it into their yearly subscription PC Tune Up service.Review of MSAS 5 more replies Answer Match 75.18% Hi guys, I’m 99% sure that my computer is infected with some sort of Virus. I've always had my suspicions but today when i turned on my computer i found that I had 4 important messages in the action centre. I am being told that Windows defender and McAfee Internet Security suite have been turned off (McAfee came free with my computer for 60 days). So when i clicked on solve problem nothing seemed to happen, so i opened the McAfee user interface and try and turn on the Real-time scanner. It turned on for literally 1 second before turning off again! Is a Virus doing this? McAfee pops up every 10 minutes telling me that my computer is at risk, but i just can't turn on the scanner! McAfee also tells me that 3 Viruses have been removed but i highly doubt that. McAfee is just rubbish! So can someone please look at my Hijack this log and tell me how to remove this annoying virus? Thank you in advance. A:Virus keeps turning off my Real-time Scanner! 11 more replies Answer Match 75.18% I am employing "WinPatrol" and "SpywareBlaster." I tried Ws Defender, but the lack of an update indicator makes me angry and frustrated. You have no idea what is going on after it says it is looking for updates. Should I have more than the two programs in use? If so, what is recommeded. Thanks, {redoak} A:Solved: Do I need another 'real time' scanner for malware? I use 1 only. It's called Nod32. Great definitions. Good features. Just a bit expensive. 1 more replies Answer Match 74.34% I'm looking for anti-virus software that does not run in the background in any shape or form. Programs like Norton I have found are always running in the background even if you have the real-time scanner and the tray icon disabled. I want anti-virus sofware that I can run when I feel like it. This is for an older PC. Anti-virus software makes the PC boot very slowly and that's why I'm looking for scanner only AV. Do you know of any program that fits this desciption or do you know of a program in which the real-time scanner can be disabled completly? Thanks. A:Solved: Anti-Virus With No Real-Time Scanner NOD32 www.nod32.com it has a small footprint and can be set to entirely disable background checking or allow email protection only or various other combinations However with todays worms/virusees/trojans it is extremely dangerous to run without background protection but if you want to this will do that 3 more replies Answer Match 74.34% I am running ComboFix on a Dell Dimension 4550 with XP Pro SP3.I've run into this a couple of times before. This time I need to make sure because one of the real time scanners being reported as active is: VirusRanger 3.2.I am unable to find any reference to VirusRanger in my Registry or Hard Drive.Is this a false positive? Where, and how, can I find the reference to this being active? How do I remove this if it is a false report?ThanksEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal A:ComboFix false detection of real time scanner(s) If you suspect ComboFix is falsely detecting a legitimate program, please report it here.sUBs, the developer has been monitoring that topic and may request you to submit a sample. 1 more replies Answer Match 74.34% Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:13-06-2015 Ran by Buchu70 (administrator) on BUCHU70-PC on 17-06-2015 22:10:16 Running from G:\Desktop Drives\_NEW FILES_ Loaded Profiles: Buchu70 (Available Profiles: Buchu70 & DefaultAppPool) Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States) Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome) Boot Mode: Normal Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/ ==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ================= (If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.) (NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe (DisplayLink Corp.) D:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe (NVIDIA Corporation) D:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe (NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe (DisplayLink Corp.) D:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe (Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe (B.H.A Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\bgsvcgen.exe (Apple Inc.) D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe (Microsoft Corporation) D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe (InterVideo) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe (Malwarebytes Corporation) D:\Program ... Read more A:Dreaded McAfee Real-Time scanner shutting itself off ==================== One Month Created files and folders ======== (If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.) 2015-06-17 22:09 - 2015-06-17 22:10 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST 2015-06-17 00:55 - 2015-06-17 00:55 - 00000988 _____ C:\Users\Public\Desktop\McAfee Internet Security.lnk 2015-06-17 00:54 - 2015-06-17 00:54 - 00000000 ___DC d:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee.com 2015-06-17 00:54 - 2013-09-23 13:49 - 00197704 _____ (McAfee, Inc.) C:\windows\system32\Drivers\HipShieldK.sys 2015-06-17 00:53 - 2015-06-17 00:54 - 00000000 ___DC d:\Program Files\McAfee 2015-06-17 00:53 - 2015-06-17 00:53 - 00000000 ___DC d:\Program Files\McAfee.com 2015-06-17 00:49 - 2015-06-17 20:24 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\McAfee 2015-06-17 00:49 - 2015-06-17 01:11 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee 2015-06-17 00:49 - 2015-02-17 14:36 - 00250672 _____ (McAfee, Inc.) C:\windows\system32\mfevtps.exe 2015-06-16 23:49 - 2015-06-16 23:49 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Buchu70\AppData\Roaming\McAfee 2015-06-16 19:07 - 2015-02-24 04:17 - 00295552 ____N (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe 2015-06-16 18:58 - 2015-06-17 00:55 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee 2015-06-16 18:53 - 2015-06-17 00:50 - 00000000 ___DC d:\Program Files\stinger 2015-06-16 18:48 - 2015-06-17 00:38 - 00000570 _____ C:\windows\wininit.ini 2015-06-12 23:08 - 2015-06-12 23:09 - 00762904 _____ C:\windows\Minidump\061215-39998-01.dmp 2015-06... Read more 8 more replies Answer Match 74.34% Hi, After beeng infected by a virus who destroy my trend micro officescan client, I have manually uninstall OfficeScan. Now Combofix tell me that OfficeScan real time scanner is still active (by I scan several time my computer and did not find any remaining files of officescan. Does someone have any ideas ? thanks ! A:Combofix still detect OfficeScan real time scanner Read this topic; it explains what you should do:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...amp;hl=combofixStart in:Security Am I infected? What do I do? :http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/The guys in the other forum may be able to help you, anyway. 9 more replies Answer Match 73.92% Hi White Knights, Good Guys and Gals, My PC was attacked, likely through Internet Explorer today, since I haven't downloaded anything. The following are is the list of Malware that XP Security Center has notified: =email-worm.win32.netsky.q =rootkit.win32.agent.pp =backdoor.win32.kbot.al =net-worm.win32.mytob.t =net-worm.win32.dipnet.d =virus.win32.hala.a =trojan.downloader.js.multi.ca =virus.win32.gpcode.ak and Trojan Remover has identified c:\windows\system32\vacinit.dll and Mcafee NTROSKRN... (rootkit trojan) The program "Protection Systems" continues to pop up prompting me to buy along with random IExplorer bombs despite having removed it from programs. The system regularly freezes when I employ anti-malware programs. I have attempted to use in normal and safe operating mode (Mcafee from safe command prompt) =Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise (halts early in operation, Identifies NTROSKRN and 11 cookies) =Stopzilla (Halts early in operation) =Malwarebytes(fails to open even with changed name) =Rooter Malware Finder (Eric_71) (operates results indeterminant) =Trojan Remover (Runs. results indeterminant) I am not in a good position to format the PC (in the wilderness). Any advice what is preventing these malware programs from operating? Thanks, and happy to repay the favor particularly if you like homebrew since PC wars arent my specialty! Lookingtree DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Iamcomputer at 20:41:08.59 on Wed 07/15/2009... Read more A:Unknown Attack Disables Malware Scanner/Antivirus/Spyware Scanner Hi, lookingtree Welcome.Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully.Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tabSet to "Always ask me where to Save the files".During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows: It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.Close any open browsers.Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. -----------------------------------------------------------Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask. -----------------------------------------------------------Close any open browsers. WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it startsPlease d... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 72.24% Hi everyone I have just installed my new internet security programs, which has now made my PC speed up noticeably probably because CA took up too much RAM. Anyway, I have AVG free Edition and I was just wondering whether it has real-time protection. If it does, how do you enable it? Thankyou! PS: This was probably a weird question to ask, I am just not sure if it has real-time. A:Does Avg Free Have Real-time Protection Which Avg Free are you referring to? The anti-virus or the anti-spyware? If the AV, then yes it has real-time protection. I don't know how to activate it because I haven't used it for some years. If you are referring to the anti-spyware, the free version does NOT have real-time protection once the trial period ends. Orange Blossom 6 more replies Answer Match 72.24% I'm looking for free real-time malware. I haven't any experience with any. Here's a list with links: Spybot Search & Destroy SpywareBlaster AdAware Microsoft Security Essentials Avast Free Spyware Terminator ThreatFire 3 Free Real-Time Malware Protection & Removal Tools Malware Protection Programs 10 free anti-malware tools worth checking out 3 Super Cool Real-Time Malware Protection And Removal Tools For Free A:Free real-time malware. I assume that you are looking for antimalware programs? What you have listed above are a combination of Antivirus and AntiMalware programs. Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials Avast (these are the only two I would recommend using for free antivirus programs) AVG has a free antivirus program but I would not recommend. I, personally, found it to be a resource hog unless something has changed. AntiMalware Spybot Search & Destroy (this is an ok program) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (the only I recommend) SUPERAntispyware SpywareBlaster AdAware Spyware Terminator ThreatFire (these I never recommend...not that they are bad but the others I noted are much better) 7 more replies Answer Match 72.24% I recently set my 82 year old mother up with her first computer (Win 7 HP x32 desktop). I am looking for a free real time security program which requires little or no user interaction. Microsoft Security Essentials would normally be my choice. ---but--- Articles I have read recently indicate that Microsoft Security Essentials has fallen from grace. What do you reccomend? Thanks for your replies, wkid EDIT: to correct grammar A:need free real time security There is a nice writeup here: http://freebies.about.com/od/computerfreebies/tp/best-free-antivirus.htm In the past, when I did use AV, I stuck with avast! It had a small footprint and was not a resource hog. It did a very nice job of finding malware and keeping my system free and clear of any junk. 4 more replies Answer Match 71.4% I need a Free Anti-Virus with real time protection. I am currently using Avira, but as you can see in the screenshot below, there is no ignore option.To get to the ignore option, I need to press details, and by the time I tell Avira to ignore my file, it's already corrupted. Are there any other free Anti-Viruses with Real Time Protection (and an ignore button)? A:Free Anti Virus with Real Time? Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)avast! Free Antivirus Microsoft Security EssentialsPanda Cloud AntivirusKingsoft Free Antivirus (Cloud Scan)RISING Antivirus Free EditionPC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition 7 more replies Answer Match 71.4% Please tell me if you know following Features including "Free Backup Software" Real time backup. Fast backup. Lower Ram using. i tried "FBackup",Yadis! Backup 1.9.15 and "Beyond Sync' software they are not satisfy my needs. I expect Favorable Reply soon! A:Free and Real time Backup Software Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee Please tell me if you know following Features including "Free Backup Software" Real time backup. Fast backup. Lower Ram using. i tried "FBackup",Yadis! Backup 1.9.15 and "Beyond Sync' software they are not satisfy my needs. I expect Favorable Reply soon! killer bee, Just a friendly piece of advice - There is no need to shout at us. We aren't deaf! Using Caps doesn't guarantee immediate attention. In fact it may have the reverse effect. 5 more replies Answer Match 71.4% I'm a big fan of autoruns, but I want something that can do real-time monitoring. I know of winpatrol, but you need to pay to get full real-time monitoring. A google search has turned up a few results like the chameleon startup monitor but I don't know what to make of it. A:Best free real-time startup monitor Hi Squigglier, Welcome to Seven Forums. Try Process Monitor. Process Monitor - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com 3 more replies Answer Match 70.14% Hi all, My AVG4 running on WIN98 no longer updates. AVG FREE doesn't support WIN98 either. Does anyone know of a free WIN98 compatible real-time on-access anti-virus? Cheers T. A:Wanted: free real-time on-access antivirus for WIN98 as far as I know no reliable antivirus supports W98 any longer you can try clamwin but that is scan only & not realtime protection 98 is extinct/unsupported & shouldn't be connecting to the net now 1 more replies Answer Match 70.14% Help on this please, Please???? It needs to be auto updating and thorough also. (my subscription is about to run out very soon on the "pay" Trend program, I've been using) AND!!..... I'm looking for one that uses Very few resources(like Norton) and does Not slow my system down...Like ZoneAlarm(which I know is just a firewall, but hogs computer speed) does to a snail's pace also. I'll Never use it again! Please give me your ideas on ones you've used...(and which are not worth the time, if you have any bad experiences, please) A:Is AVG free antivirus a very good real-time virus protector, any better? 8 more replies Answer Match 70.14% I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a few years now. I really like it. It seems fairly lean, easy to use, and not very complicated at all. It just sits there in the background not hogging very many resources. I believe there are only two services that run for full functionality of the application. I do not use any other real-time protection, browser/phish/link/download protection, or aftermarket firewalls. I use the standard firewall in conjunction with Security Essentials. I also use some other programs for routine manual scanning such as Spybot Search & Destroy for scanning & immunization (latest definitions, but old version 1.6,) Spyware blaster for immunization, Malwarebytes for scanning, and Super AntiSpyware for scanning as well. Some of these programs also have the ability to offer real-time protection, bit I disable those features and only use the programs on a totally manual basis. None of them are set to auto-update as well. I really only desire for one programming to be running for real-time protection, in addition to the standard Microsoft firewall. Anyway, Security Essentials has been working out great. Although they have extended support for virus definitions until July 2015, the program has started warning me about XP's end-of-service. To be honest, I will still be using XP for a long while. I have no plans to end my use of XP any time soon. I reall... Read more A:Leanest, least resource using, free real-time virus protection for XP? I have avast on a old XP computer and it seems to run fine. There will be some slowdown. You can see the results of a test of different AV's here and their affect on performance. Panda Cloud Security seems to be a good option though I have had not experience with it. 46 more replies Answer Match 70.14% Hi, I was a big fan of Avira free antivirus, but since version 15.0.17 (I think) it is no possible to choose interactive action on detection for the Real -Time protection module. It always send the detected file to quarantine. Anybody knows how to restore the old behavior? More replies Answer Match 68.88% I am beginning to get occasional but still relatively rare inquiries from employers and suspicious spouses who want a way to monitor exactly what computer users are doing on their computers, without the user being able to detect the spyware. I'm looking for keyboard and internet history loggers that will additionally e-mail text logs to a remote address without having to use a mail client known to the user. The purpose for posting here instead of Googling on my own is that I want to know if anyone has any first-hand experience to share about the performance of some programs--how well they work as opposed to how well the developer claims they work. No politics, please. A:Need Spyware--the REAL stuff No politics, however we also don't help with this kind of request, please see the rules. Many of the uses of key loggers and the like are illegal, and it's our policy to not assist with these kinds of applications. 2 more replies Answer Match 68.88% I just removed a ton of spyware with spybot S&D, adaware(and vx2 cleaner), ran spyblaster, and am using macfee virus scan. All of the programs were updated before running them. I am running XP with sp2. I am still getting a pop up(independent of me using a browser) or two here and there with IE and firefox, which both are instructed to block any popups. I will post below my hijack log, but I am pretty sure everything in the highjak log is safe. Please help me finish off the spyware. More important? info. I have ran the vx2 cleaner then i reboot, and i can delete the .dll file that is causing troubles and it goes away. Then I reboot and there is a new one under a different name right in its place. run the cleaner, reboot, same thing. I try finding the new .dll that adaware brings up but it is never there, which is why it must be so easy to delete. So I am sorta lost as to how to find what is creating this new dll file every time. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2 Scan saved at 5:14:53 PM, on 10/7/2004 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more A:spyware getting real annoying i can delete the .dll file that is causing troubles Click to expand... Do you know what the dll is? Your log is not showing what is going on so you need to reboot and let the bad guy take over, then post a log for us. 2 more replies Answer Match 68.46% Dell Desktop Windows Vista Home Premium Im running AVG Free Editon as my virus protections software. I was wondering if there are any other Free virus programs that work better than my AVG Free Edition. Im also running Windows Defender as my Spyware/Malware protection program. Are there any other spyware/malware protection programs that work better than Windows Defender? Any suggestions appreciated, Thank you A:Best Free Anti-virus? Best free Spyware Malware protection? The most problems that i find is with the info that cookies manage to send out.. as for the good old virus i can honestly say that i can blame that on Zone Labs. so i got me a virus checker and malware or cookie killer.all i can say is that you get nothing for nutin in this world. so do yourself a favor and spring for the few bucks, this i can honestly tell you, my internet provider supplies the big MAC for free and yet i prefer zone alarm. have a good day 73 Murray 1 more replies Answer Match 68.04% Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 9:24:16 PM, on 6/15/2005 Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000) 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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\msole32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\shnlog.exe C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSComp.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\hookdump.exe C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\intmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.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\wuauclt... Read more A:spyware pleaseee helpppp me! its real bad Hi and Welcome to TSF You have several major infections so we are going to attack them in steps. Print this out so you can follow along and do the steps in the order I lay them out. STEP 1................................. Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?.. If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so. Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Please make sure system restore is enabled by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn OFF System Restore and make sure it?s NOT checked. We want system restore ON and monitoring your current hard drive. Once your clean we will turn this off and then create a new restore point. Please read these instructions carefully and print them out! Be sure to follow ALL instructions! Download the file located here.. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/reg/smitfraud.reg Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove t... Read more 1 more replies Answer Match 68.04% I ran ewido in safe mode and it was clean. I then ran a program from pc tools (spyware doctor) which found: backdoor agent QS - trojan downloader agent.uj - trojan: repsamo, dumaro, qhosts and a file Windows:/uniq to me hjt looks fine and there does not seem to be any problems in the computer- is spyware doctor a fraud? thanks Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 3:26:55 PM, on 6/4/2006 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\csrss.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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\New B... Read more A:Solved: spyware doctor - is it for real? 16 more replies Answer Match 68.04% I just can't get rid of this bugger.... I tried googling and whatnot, nothing worked.... I also tried to just do a C: drive recovery that Sony has on this computer, which i have done recently, maybe a few weeks ago, but now when i go to do that, it says it can not find the recovery partition..... here is my log.... I'm not tooo computer savy, someone please help! Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 1:47:48 PM, on 3/4/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Boot mode: Normal 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\TeaTimer.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AIM6\aim6.exe C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe C:\WINDOWS\SONYSYS\VAIORE~1\Reminder.exe C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\HIJACK~1\HIJACK~1.EXE F2 - REG:sy... Read more A:My First Real Problem W/ Spyware, And Its A Doozy Hello wittguy,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htmDisable teatimer before running SmitfraudFix.To disable Spybot's Teatimer: Run Spybot-S&D Go to the Mode menu, and make sure "Advanced Mode" is selected On the left hand side, choose Tools -> Resident Uncheck "Resident TeaTimer" and OK any promptsYou should print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site. Please 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.Once in Safe Mode, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #2 - Clean by typing ... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 67.62% On their site it is written that only one on-demand scan will be performed.Does that mean if I run the online scanner on my pc for once and clean detected items,I will not be able to use it in future?There is also a 30day unlimited trial offer is given.Not sure if this is about their private wifi or online scanner.Seeking some advice and feeling terrified. A:ESET online scanner provides only one time free detection and cleaning? What web page did you see that information?The main scanner page and FAQs do not say it can only be used one time.http://www.eset.com/int/home/products/online-scanner/http://www.eset.com/int/home/products/online-scanner/faq/After every scan, you have the option to uninstall the ESET Online Scanner with all its components or leave them for future scanning. 8 more replies Answer Match 67.62% Lately I have been getting these Internet Security popups, which I know are spyware. I think my brother got them in this computer by looking into "bad" websites. He's 7 years older than me. I just want to get rid of these popups. I've never seen them until today. Any help is appreciated. Also, really NASTY popups come up very RANDOMLY, almost gets me in trouble. Which is REALLY annoying. A:Solved: Real Nuisance from spyware PopUps. 16 more replies Answer Match 67.62% ok i need to know about this and other players that are safe to use... thank you.. i don"t want one full of spyware and gunk....HELP......... A:Is Real Player Worth Getting??? Or Full Of Spyware// 6 more replies Answer Match 67.2% Hi, first time here, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. 32 and 64 bit. I have Norton security suite that comes with my Comcast subscription. I scan pretty frequently and I also use CCleaner which works great. I am not having any problems with my computer right now but I have in the past. Something not only got past Norton it also was able to disable Norton. I got it going again fairly quickly but my computer wasn't the same. I did a complete restore and it has been fine. For some reason I still feel like there is something going on in my computer which there may not be. I've noticed some files that looked suspiscious but I can never know for sure so I won't change anything. One time I noticed 3 extra users and I was sure I was infected until I found out Nvidia adds these for updating. My question is that when I was looking at the files in my registry, I clicked on internet settings then zone and the list expanded to about a page and a half of files with names having to do with sex and porn. They all had the arrow to open a sub folder with on every one was www. I ran Norton and superspyware and a search. Nothing is detecting these files. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ron A:spyware scanner Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so. We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text. Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything. Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go. A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more 28 more replies Answer Match 67.2% (win xp) I'm looking for a spyware scanner similar to the OLD ad-aware, that just scans and does NOT keep running. Which programs could I use? with these properties: -light program -scan only -free to use A:spyware scanner? 6 more replies Answer Match 67.2% . DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 Run by Evan at 19:22:41 on 2012-05-29 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.4257 [GMT -4:00] . . ============== Running Processes =============== . C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe E:\Program Files (x86)\Blue... Read more A:Windows Keeps Reporting that Antivirus is Turned Off, and cannot enable real-time shields on Avast! free version. Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so. We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text. Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything. Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go. A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more 15 more replies Answer Match 66.78% Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 7:56:44 AM, on 8/8/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473) 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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\stacsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe

A:Computer running real slow, checking for spyware

I dont see any sign of malware.Its all fine.Try a cleanup.

1. Starting with v1.27.260, CCleaner installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation. IF you do NOT want it, REMOVE the checkmark when provided with the option OR download the toolbar-free Basic or Slim versions instead of the Standard Build.

2. Before first use, select Options > Advanced and UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"

3. Then select the items you wish to clean up.

In the Windows Tab:
? Clean all entries in the "Internet Explorer" section except Cookies.
? Clean all the entries in the "Windows Explorer" section.
? Clean all entries in the "System" section.
? Clean all entries in the "Advanced" section.
? Clean any others that you choose.

In the Applications Tab:
? Clean all except cookies in the Firefox/Mozilla section if you use it.
? Clean all in the Opera section if you use it.
? Clean Sun Java in the Internet Section.
? Clean any others that you choose.

4. Click the "Run Cleaner" button.
5. A pop up box will appear advising this process will permanently delete files from your system.
6. Click "OK" and it will scan and clean your system.
7. Click "exit" when done.

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i have a real quick question about adaware and spyware, i scanned with Ad-Aware SE etc. and it found New Critical Objects, is there a way to keep all spyware and adaware out of my system? thanks.

http://forums.techguy.org/security/110854-security-help-tools.html

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I had a laptop dropped off here yesterday that if it wasn't a world record in the malware dept, it was close.

This thing had over 6000 spyware files and like 20 virus', or is that viri?

Anyway, I have it all cleaned up except 4 regisry entries left over from exact bargain buddy.

The instructions I have found on the web say to delete these entries but they won't be deleted. I get an Error Deleting Key on each one of these. Even in safe mode they won't be zapped.

I am not getting any popups on the machine anymore but I am afraid to leave them on the machine. Spybot, AdAware,Spysweeper,Counterspy, The MS Antispyware,etc. All find these entries. Spybot is the only one that is truthful about not being able to remove them. Everybody else says they are fixed but on the next scan they are back. It would almost be funny but since it is me dealing with it, it is only slightly humorous.(It isn't my machine so I can have a sense of humor about it.)

Has anybody ever zapped these entries? Are they bad to leave on the machine? I would rather clean them out but safe mode ain't even working. I am about to go buy a bottle, down it and beat this inspiron 5100 to death with the empty.

Thanks folks.

A:Solved: I have a couple real stubborn Reg entries, Spyware.

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Greetings:I am somewhat new to this. I have always been able to solve the few problems I have with AdAware or Spybot. This time though, I am stumped. I installed HiJackThis and have looked through it to the best of my knowledge, but can't find anything. It seems like it all started when I accidently installed YourSiteBar. I have used their removel program but I still get popups. Here is my HiJack log. Any help would be most appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:16:15 PM, on 10/26/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RioMSC.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Help ... No Spyware Scanner Has Helped Me!

Sorry for the delay. If you still need help with your log please post a brand new HJT log as a reply to this topic and I will help you clean it up as necessary.

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Has anyone used the online scanner at Spywareinfo.com?

here

I'm looking for an online scanner that can be truested (to compliment Antivirus.com)

Thanks

A:Online Spyware Scanner

Hi, Guy!

I haven't used the application, but I do trust x-block. I also don't think that Mike Healen would get involved in anything second-rate.

The reason that I haven't introduced the service here is that I think recommending it is akin to "giving a man a fish".

When folks download Ad-aware, or Spybot, or both, set the configurations and run their scans, they have now been taught to do that properly. They can do it over and over again, weekly, we hope, with the only "outside" support being updates.

Also, with Spybot Free set to immunize or Ad-aware 7.0, they get some actual protection.

A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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i have done a bunch of cleaning on this computer for someone and have managed to get it back online... but just need someone to glance at the hjt for me.. thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 500 PM, on 2/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Athan\Athan.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1131078266\ee\aolsoftware.exe
c:\program files\common files\aol\1131078266\ee\services\antiSpywareApp\ver2_0_32_1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
c:\program files\common files\aol\1131078266\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

A:hjt log, keep on getting spyware scanner popup thanks

moving back up...
soproc.exe error on startup,,, and ie opens up with fake virus scanner...

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Is this a good program? And should it stay, or should I just get Spywareblastar, and Spy_bot S&D?

Thank You

A:Bazooka Spyware Scanner?

I had never heard of Bazooka before, but it looks nice. Spybot Search & Destroy detects a lot more spyware though, I wouldn't get rid of it for Bazooka.

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Well, I was scanning my computer with Panda's ActiveScan, and I've been found with over 2,000 spyware. Yes, I've found 30 before, or 130 before, but over 2,000....it seems a bit much. (And this is after having used CleanUp!) I did what (I assume) I should, ran HijackThis, and here's my results. Thanks in advance for the help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 0421:12, on 23.02.06
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\EZSP_PX.EXE

A:Solved: Over a Thousand Spyware, Says My Scanner

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Folks,I have been trying off and on for 2 weeks to clean this machine. It is my brother in laws computer and used by his kids to play many on-line games. It came to me with a BSOD which I recovered from by removing Antivirus XP malware using Malwarebytes Anti malware. I subsequently cleaned about 30 infections off the machine. I have scanned it with AVG Free, Malwarebites, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, House call and Bit defender (online). Still It has a browser highjacker in both Firefox and IE v8. I am getting repeated virus alerts from AVG concerning iastor.sys and one concerning kxdiypod.sys. I have tried to replace iastor.sys by renaming it and copying a new version. Every time I mess with it, I get another AVG alert and it replicates itself. Please help!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Michele at 17:54:04.18 on Sat 04/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.202 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) Copyright Information 0============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\... Read more

A:Exploit Rogue Spyware scanner

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I am wondering if there is any free (good) portable anti-spyware scanner because i want to make sure that my normal scanners are doing their job, and I don't feel like installing anything extra. I am using windows vista.

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Does anyone know of a good program, ( freeware ) for the above mentioned?
chuck

A:Spyware, Malware Scanner, Cleaner.

Hi chuck, there's a few choices to consider....

MalwareBytes https://www.malwarebytes.org/

SuperAntispyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

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I still can't get rid of that annoying raze spyware desktop.
The windows system I run is XP.
I tried running the ewido program following all the instructions on this site, and still I can't get rid of the raze spyware desktop.

The desktop is a red background with a flashing black pop-up.
If you have any new ideas or info on a new way to get rid of this, please e.m. me at my address.

A:I tried the ewido scanner, still can't get rid of raze spyware

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IE pops up with "this page cannot be displayed" or just fake "you're computer may be infected" type messages... Then AVG pops up saying "threat detected"... When I run AVG or MalwareBytes, I get nothing... I just want to know how to make it stop

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What's a good free spyware scanner that comes , already dowloaded with a certain amount of basic definitions already on it?. Kind of like what Avast does for antivirus.

The reason I ask is that I have a friend that can't get online with her NetZero dialup and I want to eliminate the problem being related to spyware. In other words, I want a scanner that doesn't need to be updated right anyway and just might find something.

By the way...could a virus or malware stop someone from connecting on a dialup connection? When I use the Netzero software it connects briefly to the internet but then the modem shuts down. I don't think it's a modem problem either because I queried the modem just fine and was actually able to connect with a connection I made myself from the new connection option in Windows 2000. However I could not get anything to come up on IE.

I also could not get online by using the Internet Connection Wizard. The one that connects you, using an 800 number. It also was cut off by the modem.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:09:42 AM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\Components\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe

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ok. up until yesterday i used Spyware Doctor and Adaware se. (i dont think ive been keeping ad-aware up to date)

i stoped really using adaware the day that ad-aware found only 2-3 minor things while spyware doctor found over 500 infections.
anyway, my computer was fine back then.
lately my computer has been getting teh mega pop-ups. so i downloaded:
Spyware Blaster
Spybot: search and destroy
Microsoft Anti-spyware
i think these new ones worked or something bc i was getting a LOT of pop-ups. today i still got a few...but not nearly as many. (i used to get about 0 pop-ups a day with firefox)
but the proplem is: these scanners will find a problem. then when i remove it, it says "removed successfully" then when i use the scanner again the next day, it finds the spyware AGAIN !!!

EXAMPLE: yesterday ad-aware found and "removed" 13 critical infections. today it found 13 critical infections again. and "removed" them. something tells me that tomarrow, im gunna run ad-aware and its gunna find 13 infections AGAIN.
...and since it say 13 both times, i assume that these are the SAME infections.

spybot found infections again and so did microsoft and spyware doctor.

i downloaded hijack-this, but have no idea how to use it. (well, i know how to run it.) should i run it and post the scan log somewhere? bc i dont know what to do.

A:Spyware scanners remove spyware but spyware keeps coming bac

Windows ME and XP utilize a restore utility that backs up selected files automatically to the C:\_Restore folder. This means that an infected file could be stored there as a backup file, and VirusScan will be unable to delete these files. You must disable the System Restore Utility to remove the infected files from the C:\_Restore folder.How to disableAnother one to bookmark

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Referred here from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/206430/pro-system-scanner-and-spyware-remover-2009/ ~ OBI was referred to this forum by DaChew from the Am I Infected forum. I'm running windows xp pro sp2. The pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 are popping up frequently and being very invasive, sometimes locking my computer. Here are the required logs. Thank you for your help. DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Steve at 15:04:38.03 on Fri 02/27/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1457 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WasherSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\userinit.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS.0\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\ImagePrint\spool\mux\muxd.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S5I0O2.EXEC:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\WINDOWS.0\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital... Read more

A:pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009

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Hi, I have pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009 on my system. I have run Super anti spyware and Malwarebyte's anti malware. They did remove a trojan at one point but the infection continues. I'm on a pc with xp pro sp2. Please help.
Thank You sotasteve

A:pro system scanner and spyware remover 2009

Let's run another pass with MBAM, update itPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.

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My Computer is:
Windows XP Pro SP 2 (5.1.2600.2765)
3GB RAM
83GB Free Space on HD (56%)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00 Ghz
Symantec Corporate Antivirus 10.0.0.359 (with updates through 22 Apr 2008)
Windows Defender (updated)
Microsoft Malicious Recovery Tool (March 2008)

I have a corporate laptop that had the following symptoms:
1. A link to Viruswebprotect.com kept poping up to initiate a scan
2. "error cleaner" kept popping up
3. "privacy protector" kept popping up
4. "Spyware&Malware Protection" kept popping up
5. A Task Tray icon for "trusted anti-vrus" was present

I found a previous post regarding these exact same symptoms, so instead of posting my initial findings I went ahead with the cleanup, but found even more than the original poster afterwards. The other viruses were Symantec Defined as "Trojan.Vundo" and "downloader.Zlon!gen.2".

After around 12 hours of cleaning I think I have repaired the problem fully and would like to post my HiJackThis Log for your expert opinion:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:36:26 AM, on 4/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

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\ibmpmsvc.exe

A:viruswwebprotect plus other popup spyware scanner stuff

Here is my combofix log:
ComboFix 08-04-22.5 - User1 2008-04-23 9:57:28.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2060 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\Documents and Settings\User1\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\rs.txt
C:\WINDOWS\rtqmekwg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\khfCTmnL.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LnmTCfhk.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LnmTCfhk.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oacqcncs.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\qoMFurop.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\scncqcao.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxdfpmto.dll

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-03-23 to 2008-04-23 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 21,361 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AegisP.sys
2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 21,361 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.sys
2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 13,984 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.inf
2008-04-22 07:52 . 2008-04-22 07:52 10,640 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\AegisP.cat
2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Intel
2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Intel
2008-04-22 07:49 . 2008-04-22 07:49 <DIR> d... Read more

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I am looking for a program that I can install on a centralized server and run scans from single client machines. I am not aware of anything that will let me do this. I have about 300 machines and need something besides installing on 300 machines. I would like to hear all suggestions on ways to handle this task.

A:Spyware scanner that runs from centralized location

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My stepson's computer, running W2K SP4, is infected with something that keeps popping up malware alerts and IE or firefox windows. Right now, for example, on my screen I have a security warning about Trojan.W32.Looksky, a dialog box asking me to click OK to start SecurePCCLeaner, an IE window offering to download Trojan&Spyware scanner, another IE window also offering securePCCLeaner, and a firefox tab offering a download called "privacyprotector". The computer is almost unusable. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:15:48 PM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~3\PcScnSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\X3watch\x3watch.exe

A:Solved: Trojan&Spyware scanner - popups

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alright so out of no where today my computer is infected with the "you need to download this program to protect your computer from viruses, spyware, etc." crap.

i have been working at it for the past hour and cant seem to find out why it wont let me run any sort of removal programs.

i went into my registry deleted the the files there, deleted all the temp files, and it still wont budge.

i need some help here, im researching into it, but any help here is definatley appreciated.

-chris

extra information :

backdoor.win32.kbot.al - keeps popping up and others like it

A:every sort of spyware scanner refuses to open!

Try scanning with this:http://www.free-av.com/en/products/12/avir...cue_system.html

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I'm infected with a Fake spyware scanner by the name of Zinaps 7. Can you help me get rid of it?

Thanks.

A:Help me delete Zinaps 7 rogue spyware scanner

Welcome to TSG

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install.

It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop.

The program will open automatically after installation.

You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder.

Close all other windows except HijackThis.

Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, copy and paste that file back here.

Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Hello, I have a problem with some spyware that got installed by my younger sibling on the family desktop. I was able to get rid of some of it but i still have the adware icon in the taskbar popping up.
The files that were a problem were part of the netproject spyware...i think i was able to get rid of the files that were being active which were the scit.exe and scm.exe files. The icon that's left in the taskbar is pretty much neutral right now cuz i disabled and deleted IE, but it's still annoying and im pretty sure there's still something in it.

Thanks in advance and i really appreciate the help.
Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:32:49 PM, on 2/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 942\dlbubmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 942\dlbubmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5400 Series\lxctmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5400 Series\ezprint.exe

Welcome to TSG

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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I run Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite. Never had any problems. I also run Spyware guard. No problems there either. On a weekly basis I run, Spybot, Adaware, Hijack This, and A2 Squared. Once a month I do a Trend-Micro online scan. My computer stays clean.
Right now I can run Zone Alarm and/or Spyware Guard active protection and I can do anything I want on my computer, Internet, online games, emails, word processing, anything. As soon as I run any of the mentioned scanners, they make it haft way through and my computer shuts itself down. It powers itself off. The only thing that is different about the computer is that Dec. 26th I added a router to my desk top for my kids laptops and a USB hub 2.0. All works fine. This problem started on Dec. 27th. My computer will run fine night and day, but soon as I run a scanner, it powers down If this isn't where I should post this question please tell me where it is better suited Thanks

A:antivirus and spyware scanner shut down computer

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I've recently acquired the false Zinaps malware "remover," and i'm trying to get rid of it. I've reasd that its really recent, so my previous scanners probably will not do the job. Could I get some help?

The lower task bar "notifies" me constantly with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. It reads "Windows has detected spyware infection. It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you."

By the way, this is Windows XP

Also, my computer's been excruciatingly slow recently (even before Zinaps), so if you could help me take care of those too?

A:Zinaps rogue spyware scanner 7.0 removal

Here's the HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:21:54 PM, on 6/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

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Hello,
I am having a problem within my Window7 OS. I removed a "Java solace k" virus in 06/2010 but am still having issues with redirects from my browser and fake security scanners telling me of a security breach within my system. Any assitance would be greatly appreciated.

buhdabless

A:malware/spyware and fake security scanner

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware pro... Read more

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My son downloaded some videos on how to fix his car from You Tube and since then my laptop has been getting worse and worse. I ran Sammsoft ARO and Malware. I have since taken both off my computer thinking that might help. I have AVG, but it comes up with nothing when I scan. I keep getting the threat alert scaneriche.cz.cc/scan/dim_sp2/free as the file name and Exploit Rogue Spyware Scanner (type 140) as the Threat name.
I found a post about rkill on a random site and downloaded rkill, but every time I try to run it my computer goes to blue screen with a loooong message and then reboots automatically.
When I try to use the internet, I am directed to different sites that I don't want.
Help!!

A:Exploit rogue Spyware Scanner (type 140)

Hello kathym and welcome to BC.

We're so sorry about the delay, do you still need help?

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I recieved a threat alert on my AVG 8.0 that I had something called Exploit Rogue Spyware Scanner type 621. I ran the AVG Scan and it showed nothing. I ran Adaware and all it found were some tracking cookies. I started getting redirected when browsing with internet explorer and I down loaded Mozilla because the pop ups and redirects became so bad I couldn't use My Internet Explorer to get to any place for help... This is My HighJackThis Log.... I do not know why all My AVG Scans come back that everything is fine. Please can You Help me... I have No Idea What this is.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:49 PM, on 3/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe

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Real-Time Searches Lead to Real-Time Malware.

Search results may increasingly be poisoned with links to malicious sites, a researcher says.

-- Tom

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Hello, i suspect this all happened a few days ago when a friend attempted cracking a software program for me. Which he did do, but I see I am paying for it. The day it was cracked AVG detected a trojan downloader, I don't remember the name since i dismissed it.(Had gotten them before with no problem.) But I still ran avg scans in normal and safe mode and deleted all files it showed as a threat. About 4 days later after no problem my computer started acting sluggish all of a sudden, the next day AVG detected a new threat "Exploit Spyware Scanner" through the web alert I believe it was and told me the infected file and process was IEXPLORE.EXE, which was odd since I had deleted internet explorer a long time ago. I finally found it in program files and attempted to delete it but it wouldnt let me. The files I was able to delete from the IEXPLORE.EXE folder would come back the second I deleted them so I gave up and started looking for help. Around this time I started getting popups mostly spyware/adware removal related while firefox was inactive. The site I went to suggested running SuperAntiSpyware removal program, so I did. Out of 50 minutes of scanning it has found these problems:
Trojan.Vundo-Variant/NextGen-Six 4 files

A:Exploit Spyware Scanner/Vundo & Trojan infection

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It has become impossible to find screensavers these days. All I see are screensavers that want you to buy, have stupid registration nags, come bundled with mysearch and the like, and mess up your comp.
I cannot find any junk-free screensavers.
Does anyone know where to find safe screensavers, as in no spyware and free. A little message at the top asking to register is OK, but spawning nag windows asking me to vist a link really irks me.

Am I out of hope?

All I've found so far are the MBSS screensavers, very nice but they do get old.

A:Spyware Free, Free Screensavers??

Since screens really don't require "saving" nowadays, they're not that popular. Besides, the real way to "save" the screen is to set it to power save mode after a period of inactivity.

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Have tried to delete this but have been unable to. Tried to delete with change or remove programs, and through searching files. have run many spyware scanners, have got norton antivirus, adaware, spy doctor, run house call and a few others. none have got rid of it.Popup message coming up at bottom right hand side of screen, blinks between a cross and question mark when the message is not there. Message reads 'System Alert - System has detected a number of active spyware applications that may impact on the performance of your computer . Click the icon to get rid of unwanted spyware by downloading an up-to-date antispyware solution.'Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:02:58 PM, on 6/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC... Read more

A:Annoying Safety Alert - Sends Me To Spycrush.com (spyware Scanner)

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DDS does work on Vista 64bit so i have to use Hijackthis. Anyways AVG detected after I clicked a link by mistake while googling. Avg hasn't detected it before this happened and hasn't since.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:53:54 PM, on 3/19/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...vilion&pf=cnnb
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...vilion&pf=cnnb

A:AVG just detected: exploit rogue spyware scanner (type 621). Vista 64 bit

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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Can someone please recommend me a good free spyware.

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Hello, I was having trouble with some spyware that was giving me unwanted popups and fake (I think) popups from 'windows security'.I checked something off in HJT and had it fixed which was probably risky because I am not an expert but it seems to have done the trick.This was the one I deleted because when I visited the website it looked completely bizarreR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,(Default) = http://clearsurfing.net/srch.php?qq=%sAnyways, I just wanted to post my HJT log to see if I did the rightthing and to see if there are any other things that need to be fixed.The primary spyware symptoms, however, are gone.Thank you very much.Here's the log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 6:35:40 PM, on 2/28/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exec:\progra~1\mcafee... Read more

A:Spyware free...I think.

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hi all
i am a newbie and i expect this has been asked before but is here a free program like spyware doctor or spybot that is actually all free as all these things seem to do is take ages to download just for a free scan they wont actually remove anything
regards
les

A:spyware free

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What is the best free non-trail version spyware?
I have avg for the antivirus
I have zonealarm for the firewall

P.S. i was looking for a Free SPyware!

Thank you!

A:Best Free Spyware

Windows Defender: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

Security Help Tools: http://forums.techguy.org/security/110854-security-help-tools.html

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A:Malware/Spyware/ EVERYTHING Virus.. Scanner doesn't complete the scan... Just disappears

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Can you tell me what you think about free Tenebril's software spyware SpyCatcher-Express?
I would like to know if it is a legit one, because when I try to install it, Spyware Doctor alert me to uninstall it immediately.
Thanks,
Darthy

(Moderator edit: Topic description altered to reflect subject of post. jgweed)

A:Free Anti-spyware

Hi Darthy,it is on spywarewarriors suggested list, so I do think its trustworthy:http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/soft6.htmbtw, I think your topic title is a bit misleading ;)regards,Johannes

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Hi all, i'm new here, but this site is loaded with so much awesome info--i could spend an entire day reading all of the threads!! Anyways, by all of ur opinions, I'm looking to get my computer super clean, i already have ad-aware and i use Norton for my anti-virus and norton for my firewall. By the looks of it, i probably should be doing some deeper cleaning, just in case!! Please let me know what u all think i should have for a super clean computer!

tatta

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What other good, free, anti-spyware/spyware removal programs are out there for download besides these three:

Spybot S&D
Spyware Guard

I want all posible protections! Thanks!!

A:Free Spyware Programs?

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Hi, my version of a2 free has expired. I thought it was supposed to be free throughout, but sad to say, it has expired. My KPF has also expired, but still functioning with some features disabled.

I wanna know if I need to download anymore programs to replace a2?

I'm currently running Spybot S&D (though it has no updates available for quiet a while), Avast!, Ad-Aware SE, Spyware Blaster.

Thanks alot

A:Free ant-spyware programs?

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I've installed AVG antivirus (free) and ZoneAlarm firewall (free) simply because I had these on my XP machine and I'm familiar with them.

What I need is a good free anti-spy app' for Vista to complete my "security suite"

Any suggestions ?

A:Need a free anti-spyware app

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I have trojans on my computer which i have been trying to get rid of but everytime i try they seem to come back again please can anyone help me to get rid if them for good!

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What is the best "Free" Anti-spyware to use? I am thinking of installing "Super Anti-spyware" but don't know to install that or Lavasoft Anti-spyware. Been running "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" for a month and it has yet to find anything and put it in quartine.
Any and all help deeply appreciated,
God Bless,
Jenny

A:What is the Best Free Anti-spyware?

SAS is a good free program, though it tends to use a lot of CPU. For that reason I would not recommend using its realtime protection. But its a good on-demand spyware scanner.
Note that Malwarebytes antimalware is a malware-scanner, not a spyware scanner. I definitely should keep that one too.

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Best NON FREE Virus/Spyware?

We used to use Norton - but had problem with them about 3 years ago.

Then we went to Trend PCillian & was happy withn them - till had a virus. We had just done major scan with Trend.
The MOST disappointing thing with Trend was their LACK of being able to solve the problem.

Hubby had to rebuild our computer.

A:Best NON FREE Virus/Spyware?

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