iexplore.exe pop ups

August 12, 2009 at 16:31:00
Specs: Windows XP
iexplore.exe keeps loading in the background when i check the process in task manager
i scanned my computer countless times and still cant get rid of it
asked around in different forums and not getting any help
i dont wanna end up reformatting the computer :(

oh yeah when using opera , firefox , and IE
it keeps directing me to a different site when i google or yahoo

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August 12, 2009 at 19:52:37

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August 12, 2009 at 22:16:17
i got rid of the iexplore.exe from loading in the background
right now i just got done scanning with SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware they detected a few trojan's i deleted
now i wanna know if my computer is completly clean from any viruses

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August 13, 2009 at 07:00:12
Post scan logs from both malwarebytes and superantispyware.

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August 13, 2009 at 13:56:04

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2551
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

8/13/2009 9:02:09 AM
mbam-log-2009-08-13 (09-02-09).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 90697
Time elapsed: 13 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 08/13/2009 at 10:41 AM

Application Version : 4.22.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 4054
Trace Rules Database Version: 1994

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:35:26

Memory items scanned : 426
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 462
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 8071
File threats detected : 4

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\xplicitz\Cookies\xplicitz@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\xplicitz\Cookies\xplicitz@xiti[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\xplicitz\Cookies\xplicitz@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\xplicitz\Cookies\xplicitz@xml.click9[2].txt

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August 13, 2009 at 16:47:01
What kind of background noise? And what site are you getting redirected too?

Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Download GMER:
[This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended).]

2) Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.

3) Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.

4) Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.

5) GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)

6) If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.

7) Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.

8) When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log and upload it Post the download link to the uploaded file in your post.

9) Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

Note: Please give me the exact name of the file you downloaded in step 1 + post your log from step 8 in your next post.

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August 15, 2009 at 00:38:47
sorry i tooked long to reply i had some family stuff i had to attend to but here's the log
i named it tunez.exe
heres the link

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August 15, 2009 at 05:26:02
Note: I can help you remove malware manually. Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible. First Track this topic. Then follow:

1) Can you please post your AVZ log:
Note: Run AVZ in windows normal mode and make sure you are connected to internet. If avz.exe doesn't start, then try to rename the file avz.exe to game.pif and try to run it again. Pause/Stop your antivirus, firewall software (if any), close games, text editors and all other programs; leave Internet Explorer/Firefox running, before following the steps below.

i) To create the log file, download AVZ by clicking HERE. Please save this file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder.

ii) Next, unpack the file to a new folder using the Compressed (zipped) folders wizard built into Windows XP/Vista, or a zip utility of your choice.

iii) Once you have unpacked the contents of the zip archive, please launch the file AVZ.exe by double clicking on it or right clicking and selecting Open.
Note: If you are running Windows vista launch AVZ.exe by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.

You should now see the main window of the AVZ utility.

--> Please navigate to "File" => "Custom Scripts". Copy the script below by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C or the corresponding option via right click.


Paste the script into the execution window by using CTRL+V keyboard shortcut, or the "paste" option via the right click menu. Click on Run to run the script.

--> Choose from the menu "File" => "Standard scripts" and mark the "Healing/Quarantine and Advanced System Analysis" check box. Click on the "Execute selected scripts" button.
Automatic scanning, healing and system check will be executed. A logfile (avz_sysinfo.htm) will be created and saved in the LOG folder in the AVZ directory as Upload to and paste the link here.
* It is necessary now to reboot your machine, because AVZ might disturb some program operations (like antiviruses and firewall) during the system scan. All applications will work properly after the system restart.

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2) Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log: DDS Tool Download Link. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs

   1. DDS.txt
   2. Attach.txt

Upload the logs to and paste download link in your next reply.
Note: Disable any script-blocking programs and then double-click on the DDS.scr icon to start the program. If you did not disable a script-blocker that may be part of your antimalware program, you may receive a warning from your antimalware product asking if you would like DDS.scr to run. Please allow it to do so.

In your next reply, please include download links to the following:
[*] DDS Logs

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August 16, 2009 at 15:14:06
Did you use smitfraudfix?

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August 16, 2009 at 20:59:04
na ive never heard of smitfraudfix

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August 16, 2009 at 21:09:01
Follow these Steps in order numbered. Don't proceed to next step unless you have successfully completed previous step:

1) Attach a Combofix log, please review and follow these instructions carefully.

Download it here ->

Before Saving it to Desktop, please rename it to something like 123.exe to stop malware from disabling it.

Now, please make sure no other programs are running, close all other windows and pause Antivirus/Sypware programs ( Programs to disable) until after the scanning and removal process has taken place.

Please double click on the file you downloaded. Follow the onscreen prompts to start the scan. Once the scanning process has started please DO NOT click on the Combofix window or attempt to use your computer as this can cause the scanning process to stall. It may take a while to complete scanning and this is normal.

You will be disconnected from the internet and your desktop icons/toolbars will disappear during scanning, do not worry, this is normal and it will be restored after scanning has completed.

Combofix will create a logfile and display it after your computer has rebooted. Usually located in c:\combofix.txt, please upload that file to and paste the link here.

2) Please zip up C:\qoobox\quarantine and upload it, to a filehost such as Then, Private Message me the Download links to the uploaded files.

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August 17, 2009 at 23:49:16
Uninstall Combofix by: pause Antivirus/Sypware programs ( Programs to disable) > Start > run > type combofix /u > ok.

How is you machine running now?

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August 18, 2009 at 00:05:22
the computer is running pretty smooth no annoying clickings , and ads
thanks for all the help !

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