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i just installed Warhammer online, but i havent done anything else and earlier firefox worked fine. now when i click a link from google, it opens a new tab with a completly unrelated adsite for pc cleanup, once for a travel company, and quite a few "error" pages, but not once have i been able to open a link from google since installing Warhammer...

edit with a url to one of the places it keeps redirecting me:

http://www.gizmocafe.com/tv-video/windo ... 6428961011
i dont think id click the link tho, you could get what i have...
Hijack this log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:48:07 AM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Absynth\Desktop\Security\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Safe Search - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SVCHOST.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O16 - DPF: {5AE58FCF-6F6A-49B2-B064-02492C66E3F4} (MUCatalogWebControl Class) - http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/ ... 0396057375
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su2/CTL_V02002/ ... /CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{98C66051-5626-4883-A9E3-89E63F9A2809}: NameServer = 24.93.41.125,24.93.41.126
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: LBTWlgn - c:\program files\common files\logitech\bluetooth\LBTWlgn.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
O23 - Service: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe



EDIT AGAIN: this time i was able to capture the url before it redirected me to one page, it was this:
http://clearask.com/search/?q=how%2520to%2520overclock
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Reboot into Safe Mode. To do this restart your computer and press F8 during the boot process. Once logged back in run HiJack This and select the following entries and click the Fix button
Quote:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SVCHOST.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe

O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)

O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
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that made it worse... now it takes about 3 mins to startup, and i STILLhave the internet problem. from Google, i typed "how to overclock cpu" and i clicked the youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30aZHIpgcOY
and it took me to:
http://search20.info.com/how%20to%20ove ... iate=45326

so the problem is not fixed and now my computer runs slower too

edit: also, in safe mode when i ran hijackthis,
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SVCHOST.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe

didnt even show up on the list...


NEW HJT LOG:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:50 AM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

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:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Absynth\Desktop\Security\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Safe Search - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EA Core] C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe -silent
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O16 - DPF: {5AE58FCF-6F6A-49B2-B064-02492C66E3F4} (MUCatalogWebControl Class) - http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/ ... 0396057375
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su2/CTL_V02002/ ... /CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{98C66051-5626-4883-A9E3-89E63F9A2809}: NameServer = 24.93.41.125,24.93.41.126
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - C:\WINDOWS\
O20 - Winlogon Notify: LBTWlgn - c:\program files\common files\logitech\bluetooth\LBTWlgn.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
O23 - Service: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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ok now im really scared. i googled nine inch nails and clicked on the first result (which was their official site) and i got taken to an ABC.com website for the show dirty sexy money...


wtf is happening??!?!?!?!?!!!111!!!one!!1
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Try removing those two entries in regular mode.
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when i tried to end the process
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
i got a square windows error message saying that i stopped a critical process and windows will shut down in 1 minute. please save any information.
and the...
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
...that i deleted in safe mode are back.

ive already made my computer run slower, and now crash thanks to your advice.
not to disrespect a mod, but its made things worse...
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What I told you to do wouldn't have made your system worse, it is probably whatever you have making it worse. Removing malware wouldn't make your system worse.

svchost.exe is not supposed to be in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers it is supposed to be in C:\WINDOWS\system32. My feeling is you stopped the wrong svchost but what do I know?

Other options you have:

1. Uninstall FireFox and reinstall
2. Check to see if the same thing happens in IE
3. Perform a repair install of XP.

Beyond that I don't have any other advice for you.
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first of all.. it DID make it worse...
after i followed your first reply, my machine now takes 3-5 mins just to startup.
second, you told me to delete files in safe mode that, by definition, DO NOT RUN in safe mode, so how could I delete them?
third, everything you have asked me to delete has reappeared as soon as i close and run HJT again... i know your a mod. but im gonna have to buy a new computer now, thanks to you.
due to the lack of C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
i cannot even reinstall windows. i get a message saying that repair failed, and when i tried a full reformat, now neither of my dvd drives read the windows disk. theyll read anything else, but they wont boot a XP disk to save their life.

i uninstalled firefox, and the problem is in IE, i cant do a repair cuz you told me to delete something it needed in order to do the repair

im sorry to be rude, but every step you told me to perform, made my system progressively worse, until now its only good to view my pictures and watch movies on my HD. no internet (since all my searchs are buggered), so what else can you offer me in advice, are you gonna tell me to put on a feathered mask and a loincloth and dance around my PC in a circle chanting to the PC gods? cuz, your other ideas were just as bad...


every other person to give me advice on this forum has solved my problem in one simple step... i followed your advice to the letter, and now my machine is 5x as slow as it was when i made this thread.\\

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT COULD GIVE ME ADVICE?


AND TO GRINCH, IF YOU THINK I CROSSED A LINE, GO AHEAD AND REMOVE ME FOR DISSING A MOD, I DONT CARE.
IF YOU CANT GIVE ME ADVICE THAT WORKS, I DONT CARE IF I GET BANNED.
TO EVERYONE ELSE.. IF IM BANNED AFTER THIS, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP, IM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. YOUVE SAVED MY PC MORE THAN A FEW TIMES.
now, as i type this on my laptop from the 90's, lamenting the sweet Dell that once was; i ask once more, could anyone else throw in their two cents?
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I never told you to remove C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe so if you're missing one then you did that not me.

What I told you to remove is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe but whatever.

The fact your DVD drive can't read your Windows CD isn't due to anything I told you to do.

Didn't your sweet Dell come with a sweet recovery disk? I know all my Dell's at work do.

Unfortunately I cannot ban you, I do not have that kind of power.

By looking at your logs, other people would have told you to remove the same entries especially C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe because svchost is not supposed to run from that folder and is a strong indicator of a virus/malware.

Go ahead and post a nice fresh new log for everyone to look at. But don't you find it odd that no one else is chiming in? Probably because they would have gave you the same advice.

One last thing, if you buy a new computer because of this you are stupider than I already think.
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Absynth, grinch is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer & I dare say he probably knows what he's talking about.

I understand you're upset because you broke your computer, that's right, YOU broke you computer. Don't forget you're the one who started this thread asking for assistance, grinch is just trying to help.

But, you have to understand that viruses evolve. What works today might not work tomarrow because just like all of us are here reading this thread, so are the people writing the viruses so they can work out ways get evade what's being done to get rid of viruses. That's right, you might have something that looks like the usual crapware, but hidden somewhere could be something that reacts to the current fix.

It's just like trying to fight medical viruses.

If you really want assistance with your broken computer, fine. Work with the people trying to help you and quit trying to shift the blame for breaking the computer to someone else from yourself.
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im simply upset because he told me to do things that ARENT POSSIBLE, like the removal of apps that DONT EVEN RUN IN SAFE MODE...
and once I did what he told me to do it got worse... i stopPed
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
and not ANYTHING ELSE. he ASSUMED , and i repeat HE ASSUMED that i stopped:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

the other entries he told me to get rid of were back as soon as i restarted, plus i had all these other problems... not doing anything would have been better than following that advice.
if he would have said,
"ok try this at your own risk, because it may not work for your case" i would not have been upset.
but (yes, i began a sentance with a preposition!) after following his advice and the problem imediately getting worse, i am not shifting blame, i am just directing anger and frustration.

if it is a virus, typically the advice i get here is..."take these steps, kill this process, run a specific tool and then delete it in hjt... " those always work. and if you wanna blame me, blame my daughter for using limewire... the day after i delete it she reinstalled it.

and yes, my sweet dell did come with a recovery disc, but as i said, if you would pay attention, my drives no longer work after following your advice... so got any advice for me about that?

my point is this. i had one small problem when i posted this. i followed grinch's advice and then had about 5 problems... i will take the blame for FOLLOWING HIS ADVICE, but i will not take the blame for what happened AFTER i followed his suggestions.

oh and to the guy with House on his avatar... I QUOTE
"It's just like trying to fight medical viruses.
If you really want assistance with your broken computer, fine. Work with the people trying to help you and quit trying to shift the blame for breaking the computer to someone else from yourself"

thats not how House works at all, if you use his avatar, you obviously respect him, so you would know that me getting upset and blaming the person who gave me bad advice is perfectly within the realm of HUMAN NATURE, so you both need to stop chastasing my reactions and start DIAGNOSING MY PROBLEM. Like House would do.
I behaved more "Houselike" here. I did what was suggested to me, it was wrong, so i blamed the person who gave the the bad advice... perfectly natural reaction for anyone.

if your mad cuz i went off, then that defeats the point of this forum... i thought you guys were here to help me, not whine about your bruised egos when i point out your mistakes... i know the problem is on MY computer, you did not start it, but you DID EXACERBATE the issue, and you wont even acknowledge it.

im past all that and i just want to know HOW TO FIX IT!!!
if youre done whining about my "blaming" or whatever, then get to business and help me fix my computer. please!

1: all my search engines have been replaced with fakes, whose links all redirect me to ad-sites or abc.com...
2: now neither of my dvd drives will read anything.
3: it takes 5 minutes to startup my machine. when i posted this thread, it would startup in 1 min from the second i pushed power
4: even entering a known url, i get redirected to a random location.
5: none of my games respond the same, just got Warhammer. it ran great the day it was released, now i cant even get it to load.

only problem 1 existed when i began posting this. i stopped the process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
which caused my computer to crash...
then I deleted these in safe mode with HJT:
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SVCHOST.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\

and the last two were in HJT the next time i ran after restart...
so any help would be great, and i promise i wont get upset anymore... as i said earlier, im over it. i just want help...

EXEPT TO GRINCH FOR SAYING ID BE STUPID FOR GETTING A NEW COMPUTER... IM NOT STUPID, I JUST HAVE MORE MONEY THAN YOU AND IF I WANT A NEW COMPUTER, ILL GET A NEW COMPUTER! A NEW ALIENWARE OR CUSTOM PC IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET TO ME. YOU DONT NEED TO PERSONALLY ATTACK ME, I ONLY DISSED YOUR ADVICE, NOT YOU YOURSELF. NO NEED TO RESULT TO NAME CALLING, LAST I CHECKED I WAS STILL A COLLEGE GRAD, NOT A KINDERGARDEN STUDENT.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

To rid your computer of the clearask.com redirection problem go to the website
listed below and refer to the directions oulined by the user Scott and follow his
directions concerning the device manager. This should solve your problem. Then run
your spyware again (such as Super AntiSpyWare - free edition or MalwareBytes AntiMalware tool)
and it will probably find additional registry entries (this is a rootkit problem) as well that you can delete!


http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=uk&comments_parentId=150152&forumId=1

Best of Luck

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Post 3+ Months Ago

This is my last reply to this thread as it is going nowhere.

I did a little research in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\svchost.exe file just in case I have made a mistake and I can safely say I didn't. I read through several threads on the internet where people were told to remove that file using HJT and none of them experienced any of the problems you did. So not really sure what to tell you.

I apologize if what I told you to do didn't work but that really isn't my fault. I told you to remove that file based on previous experience, the fact it didn't work baffles me as much as it does you. I've been a member of this board for over 4 years and have successfully helped hundreds of people. I think you are the only one to bitch and complain abot the help you received for free.

As far as your comment about being told to do things at your own risk, that shouldn't need to be said but I will make a mental note to use that just for you.

Post a new log for others to take a look at, I promise not to post any help for you.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quote:
blame my daughter for using limewire... the day after i delete it she reinstalled it


Quote:
ILL GET A NEW COMPUTER! A NEW ALIENWARE OR CUSTOM PC IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET TO ME.


Buy yourself and your daughter each a new computer and keep her off of yours.

Problem solved.

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