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    What next?

    I just bombarded my computer with virus and spyware scans and stuff (Ad-Aware, Spybot search and destroy, and System Mechanic scans and inprovements) and I think my computer is free of all harmful and unneeded stuff, but I still feel like I need to improve more, so what do I do next? Any suggestions?

    - Royall

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    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    Have you used Norton utilities to remove dodgy registry keys and hijackthis to remove certain dodgy registry keys and BHO references? Also take stuff out of your startup so that they dont run when your computer starts etc etc.

    Give it a good hard defrag with Diskeeper

    J.

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    Well my Norton is old and all screwed up and im now downloading hijackthis. I gave it a defrag with system mechanic , and so far the hard drive is 30 outta 40 gig full .

    I LOVE these smielies (I know, I know, people will get ticked off if I keep using them, but its so fun!)
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royall
    Well my Norton is old and all screwed up and im now downloading hijackthis. I gave it a defrag with system mechanic , and so far the hard drive is 30 outta 40 gig full .

    I LOVE these smielies (I know, I know, people will get ticked off if I keep using them, but its so fun!)
    LoL! Norton's Antivirus is rubbish IMO. Norton Utilities is helpful sometimes....My system toolkit is full of freeware
    btw, smilies are nice...too big tho

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    I got hijackthis but i was afraid i was deleting files i need so i didnt do anything.
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    send me a screenie or your log, and I'll tell you what to delete

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 7:31:59 PM, on 4/9/2005
    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\iolo\System Mechanic 5 Professional\StartupGuard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
    C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Lea\Shared\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.trafficswarm.com/cgi-bin/...49d67131cdbca9
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: C:\WINDOWS\lbbho.dll - {58E65F41-B277-486A-AB3A-FF1C43A786CD} - C:\WINDOWS\lbbho.dll
    O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
    O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O2 - BHO: BrowserHelper Class - {E3215F20-3212-11D6-9F8B-00D0B743919D} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: ISTbar - {FAA356E4-D317-42a6-AB41-A3021C6E7D52} - C:\Program Files\ISTbar\istbarcm.dll (file missing)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Mechanic Startup Guard] "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5 Professional\StartupGuard.exe"
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXcontext.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra button: GunBound - {3037FC09-62A6-4446-AA30-BB9DB0CD9B65} - C:\Program Files\softnyx\GunBound\GunBound.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: GunBound - {3037FC09-62A6-4446-AA30-BB9DB0CD9B65} - C:\Program Files\softnyx\GunBound\GunBound.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: America Online - {46FBD990-906E-4cd1-83EB-0523EE60006B} - C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aol.exe (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: America Online - {46FBD990-906E-4cd1-83EB-0523EE60006B} - C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aol.exe (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: Hack and Delete - {49A4746B-488B-4843-9C66-F8C97464CF19} - C:\Program Files\Disk Cleaner\dclean.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Hack and Delete - {49A4746B-488B-4843-9C66-F8C97464CF19} - C:\Program Files\Disk Cleaner\dclean.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! - {9885224C-1217-4c5f-83C2-00002E6CEF2B} - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXtoolbar.htm (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: Microsoft Hacker - {D7C9BA79-A8C8-442e-B239-6C571815DBD4} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft Hacker - {D7C9BA79-A8C8-442e-B239-6C571815DBD4} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe (HKCU)
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.musicmatch.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://ny.contentmatch.net (HKLM)
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.musicmatch.com (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {03177121-226B-11D4-B0BE-005004AD3039} (UploaderCtrl Class) - http://members2.clubphoto.com/_img/u...l_uploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540006} (CInstall Class) - http://www.errorguard.com/installation/Install.cab
    O16 - DPF: {37DF41B2-61DB-4CAC-A755-CFB3C7EE7F40} (AOL Content Update) - http://esupport.aol.com/help/acp2/en...ach_core_1.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com/computercheckup/qdiagcc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/acti...l_v1-0-3-9.cab
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/01cfb2a8...p/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CA034DCC-A580-4333-B52F-15F98C42E04C} (Downloader Class) - http://www.stopzilla.com/_download/A...ler/dwnldr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite...ITDetector.cab
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    O23 - Service: AOL TopSpeed Monitor (AOL TopSpeedMonitor) - America Online, Inc - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
    O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - America Online, Inc - (no file)
    O23 - Service: Apache - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\Apache.exe" --ntservice (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
    O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.trafficswarm.com/cgi-bin...f49d67131cdbca9

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

    O2 - BHO: C:\WINDOWS\lbbho.dll - {58E65F41-B277-486A-AB3A-FF1C43A786CD} - C:\WINDOWS\lbbho.dll

    O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: BrowserHelper Class - {E3215F20-3212-11D6-9F8B-00D0B743919D} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: ISTbar - {FAA356E4-D317-42a6-AB41-A3021C6E7D52} - C:\Program
    Files\ISTbar\istbarcm.dll (file missing)

    O9 - Extra button: GunBound - {3037FC09-62A6-4446-AA30-BB9DB0CD9B65} - C:\Program Files\softnyx\GunBound\GunBound.exe (file missing) (HKCU)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: GunBound - {3037FC09-62A6-4446-AA30-BB9DB0CD9B65} - C:\Program Files\softnyx\GunBound\GunBound.exe (file missing) (HKCU)

    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe (file missing) (HKCU)

    ...is just about all of it...there are a lot of AIM/ICQ items there, which you might want to think about removing. Also, if you look through the list there, there is a huge amount of SYMANTEC stuff.....and they take a large amount of RAM up. I personally only have Systemworks now, with everything that it tries to run at startup disabled.

    Also, there are several 'extra button' entries there, which you might want, you might not..so I didn't put them in the list above. The list above is the ones I would remove first. Hijackthis usually makes a backup anyway, and sticks a folder called 'backup' on your desktop

    http://www.anti-spy.info/process/lbbho.dll.html gives some info on lbbho.dll.

    How much RAM do you have installed?

    HTH

    Jamie.
    Last edited by JamieR; 04-10-2005 at 01:46 AM. Reason: added link to lbbho.dll info page.

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    The Hack and Delete thing is really disk cleaner (kind of likke disk cleanup), I renamed it to make it sound "cool". I think I have 2.39GHz, 256MB RAM.
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    lol ok....yew need more RAM - I have a gig in my 700mhz athlon desktop!

    As for disk cleaner, is that freeware? I heard of something a while back, but I can't remember the exact name. It was reputed as being rubbish.

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    Yes, its freeware from the site that brought you Grabzilla, and about how much does RAM cost these days? Im guessing I have to quadduple the amout of RAM I have.
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    RAM is pretty cheap......you can get a extra 256MB stick of PC3200 on ebay for around £30. btw, build your own computer! then you get the spec you want and gain technical knowledge

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    I can't build by own cause my mother is actually buying it for a combination B-day present and if I get good grades in school.
    Life has no purpose, because it was not created with a purpose in mind. Take paper for example. Paper was created by humans so they could write or draw on it. Life was created by nature, and since nature is an imaginary force (when really nature is only space and time), life was created for no purpose, and therefore has no purpose.
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    o right...in that case people like Dell do cheapish systems which are upgradable...but the default "Dell" cases they come in are horridddd!


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