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ad-ware and hijackthis logfiles

Hi all
My brother told me that while using IE (6.0.2600.0000), the screen
suddenly locks and a few minutes later the computer reboots (win 98).
He also told me that, casinos pages pop up time to time.
I have done a scanning with HijackThis and Ad-ware. These are the results.
I need help with what to delete or not, asking professional is the best
thing to do.
A last thing, there is also a search bar which I can't desactivate and
I can't aslo launch msconfig in start-execute menu.
You can check the logs here:

Thanks for any help you might be able to provide

Saturday, July 3, 2004

Also give spybot search & destroy a whirl

generally, I just remove everything adaware/ss&d finds.

A Pterodactylus Ate My Baby
Saturday, July 3, 2004

After looking at your log files I highly recommend that you use from now on firefox as your default browser.

I see some nasty stuff in your logs but I can't really say what to do as I don't want to mess with your computer and I would have reinstalled windows.

Anyway here is a list (from your log) that I think is spyware:
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DEAD PEAK\VGAKNOB.DLL <-- Not sure google turns up nothing

I will stop here as your computer is full of spyware. If you manage to clean up the computer, really use only Mozilla. This is not because its better but at least your brother can not install loads of crap. Also don't forget to set IE to the highest security settings even if you are not using it.

Also tell him if he can't manage his computer then the next time he must install Linux or you will not help him anymore or at least install a restricted user account on WinXP.

Saturday, July 3, 2004

There are forums dedicated to this kind of discussion. You'll get much more useful feedback there.
Saturday, July 3, 2004

thanks a lot for your help

Saturday, July 3, 2004

BHODemon is another handy tool for finding and removing BHO's that adaware and spybot might not catch.  Sorry, no link.

Yet another anon
Sunday, July 4, 2004

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