What type of virus do I have???!!!

Gateway / EMACHINES
January 27, 2009 at 11:14:15
Specs: Windows XP Service Pack 3, AMD Sempron 3100/992 MB Ram
I must have came into contact with some kind of virus. A friend of mine had been staying here and after he left I noticed that my pc was acting odd. Firefox windows were opening on their own displaying ads, I can't connect to yahoo messenger anymore, now can't even connect in the installer for it either. I've ran avg, spybot, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and SUPERAntiSpyware....still no change. Can anyone help me please??

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#1
January 27, 2009 at 11:16:37
Did you delete the entries detected by Malwarebytes? Have you tried running a System Restore to a time before your "friend" visited?

Just a suggestion; next time give your friend an account with limited privileges so he can't break your machine.

Are you running any anti-virus software? If not, you should.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
January 27, 2009 at 11:19:26
Yes, I deleted the enteries. As for Cody, I'm not letting him or anyone on my pc ever again. Do you think I should post a hijackthis log here for review?

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#3
January 27, 2009 at 11:25:44
Well I do have a problem with Malwarebytes tho...The updater wont connect to check for updates. Kinda like what yahoo installer and the actual messenger is doing as well. Like there is a firewall setup by someone who has hijacked my pc or something.

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#4
January 27, 2009 at 11:32:31
If anyone has any suggestions I'm open to hear them.

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#5
January 27, 2009 at 21:18:33
My guess is that someone has hijacked my pc. Can anyone plz help me?

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#6
January 28, 2009 at 14:28:48
i'm sorry friend,

i have come accross many viruses on this machine and i managed to get round them all eventually, but i've never come accross something like this before, possibly just that u need a system restore or a cleanup


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