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christopher

deleting internet explorer?

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christopher    0

it doesn't show up in the add/remove files in my control panel.

i'm convinced this is the problem to all of my problems. i still get popups no matter what and they're always IE, and avast keeps finding stuff from time to time no matter what i do. boot scans, and all the malware prevention stuff that i run. so i figured if it doesnt exist anymore how can anything possibly affect it!

how do i delete internet explorer for good?

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Tarun    15

It's not recommended to remove Internet Explorer as it is integrated into Windows. Simply disable the desktop shortcuts and basically "hide" it. Those nLite can remove it; it does not remove it properly and can cause many ill effects. Your best bet is to hide the shortcuts and if you have a irewall, you can simply disable Internet Explorers access to the Internet.

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I think your problem is adware. (EDIT: I had a quick look over your HiJackThis log where someone said you was clean and I can see the cause of your problems).

Also Just to add internet explorer is needed for windows update (unless you have IE tabs)

Edited by coltm4carbine

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To make hopefully help the person who said you was clean notice where he went wrong.

(P.S I don't mean it in a bad way.. Just a way where I can suggest a few things.)

Can you:

Post a new HiJackThis log on here?

From your old log I have noticed vundo but since the log might have changed, I want to check a newer log first.

Edited by coltm4carbine

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christopher    0

also what's up with this NARUTO CLONE?

i recently did a adaware scan and it seemed to get stuck on some naruto clone... and i got a message on myspace from another user having to do with naruto clone too.

as for the latest hijackthis log.. here you go..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 8:43:54 PM, on 3/5/2007

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe

C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe

C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe

C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\christopher\Desktop\c\Anti-Malware Full\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VAIO Recovery] C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\PartSeal.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sTYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe

O11 - Options group: [iNTERNATIONAL] International*

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1161395254515

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1161395242343

O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)

O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe

O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe

O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SONYSH~1\AVLib\Sptisrv.exe

O23 - Service: StyleXPService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Music Server (Application) (VAIOMediaPlatform-MusicServer-AppServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-MusicServer-AppServer /DisplayName="VAIO Media Music Server (Application) (file missing)

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Music Server (HTTP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-MusicServer-HTTP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\sv_httpd.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-MusicServer-HTTP /RegRoot="Software\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="Applications\MusicServer\HTTP (file missing)

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Music Server (UPnP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-MusicServer-UPnP) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Photo Server (Application) (VAIOMediaPlatform-PhotoServer-AppServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Photo Server (HTTP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-PhotoServer-HTTP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe" /Service=VAIOMediaPlatform-PhotoServer-HTTP /RegRoot="Software\Sony Corporation\VAIO Media Platform\2.0" /RegExt="\Applications\PhotoServer\HTTP (file missing)

O23 - Service: VAIO Media Photo Server (UPnP) (VAIOMediaPlatform-PhotoServer-UPnP) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe

O23 - Service: VET Message Service (VETMSGNT) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe

ALSO IF YOU GUYS FIND ANYTHING NEW TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF IT FOR GOOD not just temporarily.

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mau-yong    0
how do i delete internet explorer for good?

http://www.vorck.com/remove-ie.html

I don't recommend removing IE though... although I'm using Firefox, I still keep IE for the following reasons:

  1. Windows update
  2. Some sites are viewed badly in FF (although Greasemonkey might correct this)
  3. My online website editor only works best on IE

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Ok, Perfect, you've still got the trojan :P (not that perfect, but now I can show everyone where he went wrong).

Ok, Let's do this...my way.

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STEP 1

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Rename hijackthis to scan.exe. (optional post the log if you want to show everyone where they went wrong [it'll help them learn from their mistakes])

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Step 2

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Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop

  • Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
  • Click the Scan for Vundo button.
  • Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
  • You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESs
  • Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
  • When completed, it will prompt that it will reboot your computer, click OK.
  • Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log in a reply to this thread.

Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove. In this case, VundoFix will run on reboot, simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button" when VundoFix appears upon rebooting.

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Step 3

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Post a new hijackthis log This is NOT optional - I need to see it.

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Also don't remove IE yet..It's not worth it just because of some pop-ups.

EDIT: fixed some format errors.

Edited by coltm4carbine

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christopher    0
Ok, Perfect, you've still got the trojan :P (not that perfect, but now I can show everyone where he went wrong).

Ok, Let's do this...my way.

=====

STEP 1

=====

Rename hijackthis to scan.exe. (optional post the log if you want to show everyone where they went wrong [it'll help them learn from their mistakes])

=====

Step 2

=====

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop

  • Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
  • Click the Scan for Vundo button.
  • Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
  • You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESs
  • Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
  • When completed, it will prompt that it will reboot your computer, click OK.
  • Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log in a reply to this thread.

Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove. In this case, VundoFix will run on reboot, simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button" when VundoFix appears upon rebooting.

====

Step 3

====

Post a new hijackthis log This is NOT optional - I need to see it.

============

Also don't remove IE yet..It's not worth it just because of some pop-ups.

EDIT: fixed some format errors.

can anybody confirm this?

why did none of you smart guys tell me this before!

i will try this later this afternoon after some NCAA games unless i receive further instruction not to.

thanks for your help.

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It's shaded to make your life easier without having to read more than the basics.

The reason why none of the guys told you to run vundofix was because most of them haven't heard of them, since you'll most likely only see it in Specialized Malware Removal forums where I can assure you that some people on this forum aren't allowed to post in (Geekstogo, Atribune.org, Spywareinfo etc.). Some people may be very smart on here on some parts of computing but they don't know everything.

That link I gave you was a direct download anyway, so you'll be asked to download it straight away. This is to save some noobs from downloading the wrong thing and breaking their computers and expecting the helper to be responsible.

You like the pop-ups fine by me, I'm just trying to correct people here and help them learn a bit more, so they wont make the same mistake twice (2nd time I've seen someone miss vundo - that's why I've posted. Otherwise I would of just left it - it doesn't affect me so why should I spend my time trying to help when I can be playing games).

You don't like my instructions fine by me go off an uninstall IE. Do whatever you want.

Click on it if you trust me. Get a mod to remove my post or get an admin to ban me if you don't. Your choice. I don't really care since this is not my computer and this is not a place I'd be expecting to have to post a HJT log anyway. I would of expected at least 1 person to find vundo in the log but I was wrong.

Sorry to sound childish (I am only 14) but that's how I feel.

Just cos I'm a noob on here doesn't mean I'll spam you with malware infested links. Just cos I ain't well known doesn't mean you can't trust me over 1 link.

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NOTE

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If I do get banned here's the reason for using vundofix anyway:

His HJT log lacks ANY o2 Entries. If he gives me a new HJT log after renaming the program, you'll all see the entries responsible for his pop-ups.

If a HJT log has no o2 entries, get the user to rename HJT and scan again.

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christopher    0

no i appreciate your help. i've just been getting help from this board for 3-4 years now and you're more of a new user so i question it that's all.

you shouldn't be banned if you're helping. because i still have a problem that wasnt fixed and the next best answer someone can come up with is "REFORMAT" which im not doing.

i just want one of the brains around here to confirm what you're saying .

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ripken204    0
It's not recommended to remove Internet Explorer as it is integrated into Windows. Simply disable the desktop shortcuts and basically "hide" it. Those nLite can remove it; it does not remove it properly and can cause many ill effects. Your best bet is to hide the shortcuts and if you have a irewall, you can simply disable Internet Explorers access to the Internet.

why is it bad to remove it? i have not had 1 bad experience in the 3 years that i have done it...

but i must mention that i did not remove IE Core, but i did remove IE. and all i can say is wow. all my problems went away. even if you never use IE one time on a new installation of windows, you would still get pop ups, adware, etc. with IE removed, i have not detected 1 virus yet, in 3 years. and my spyware and adware has been extremely low, less that 50 removed in the last 3 years. so all i can say, is remove it.

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Jeremy    0

Tarun, you've never actually really used nLite but continue to blame it for a n00b's ability to cripple their installation by removing, say, everything...

I fail to see how someone claims to be an expert when they've never even really dealt with what they curse to a blacklist. You say because it removes Services, well only if one selects a Service.

Anyway, I always remove IE but not the Core and I've never had any related problems.

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ripken204    0

in fact, removing IE is my #1 most recommended tip to having a better xp. as there is only 1 downside that i can really see, being updates, but i can do that thru the little icon in my taskbar.

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