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OK...thanks.  I've just noticed something since I installed the last 3 programs on the list above...

After a page loads, a few seconds go by and then something else's like a very fast page refresh....the progress bar in the status bar comes on for an instant as if the page is loading and then the "done" message reappears. It goes by too fast for me to read what is happening. 

What is that?  Is it related to one of the new programs?  I don't like it....

Thanks Corinne, I'll check that out update topic subscription. last question....

I now have these programs on my computer:
Windows XP Pro service pack 3
Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GB

RoadRunner cable (provides firewall and CA suite)
CA Antispyware
CA Antivirus
CA Personal Firewall
Spybot Search and Destroy
AdAware 2008
Spyblaster 4.1
Malwarebytes Antimalware

Surely I don't need them all....what should I keep and what should I uninstall?

Thank you for the explanation. I like to understand what it is I am doing (if at all possible!)  I did go ahead and remove [fix] that item. A subsequent scan showed that the fix was successful.

I appreciate the help, guys. Thanks!  And it's also nice to know that my protection programs are doing their jobs.

Is that what was going by during the scan, what it was looking for?  I couldn't find any documentation about that display to say what it was one way or the other.

And BTW, I've never had that Windows2008Antivirus screen ever pop up again after that first time.

Thank you, everyone, who is trying to help me here. :)

Can you tell me what you think that 02-BHO.... file is, please?

This whole post was started because of the file names I saw in the Spybot scan. I'd still like to know what those files are and what they are for. I don't seem to have anything affecting my computer function that would suggest any slowing down or redirecting.

I don't think I can do the next step as I do not have the Windows XP Pro disc that was used to install xp on my machine to run the Windows Recovery Console. The person that assembled my machine did not give me the disc.

Is it possible that the Windows Recovery Console is already on my machine? If so, where would I look for it?

I'm also nervous about turning off my anti-virus for any length of time.  My computer is networked with another one in our house...would that affect the other computer?  This is sounding like a dangerous operation if I am needing a recovery console. (I'm sorry if these are dumb questions.)

R-C, thanks for the tip on how to deal with antivirusxp. I will remember that!

As Spybot is scanning, a running list of the files appears in the frame's taskbar area.  The file names I listed were ones that appeared there for a longtime during the scan.

The CA scan I ran was totally clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:52:11 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\ImageShack\QuickShot\QuickShot.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spam\QSP-\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Helena\Desktop\desktopsV1.01.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\CAPPActiveProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\PPCtlPriv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ImageShackUtil] C:\Program Files\ImageShack\QuickShot\QuickShot.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Samsung PanelMgr] C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cctray] "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QOELOADER] "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spam\QSP-\QOELoader.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CAVRID] "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cafwc] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\cafw.exe -cl
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [capfasem] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [capfupgrade] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfupgrade.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sysinternals Desktops] C:\Documents and Settings\Helena\Desktop\desktopsV1.01.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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: {56393399-041A-4650-94C7-13DFCB1F4665} (PSFormX Control) -
O16 - DPF: {7B297BFD-85E4-4092-B2AF-16A91B2EA103} (WScanCtl Class) -
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: CaCCProvSP - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
O23 - Service: CAISafe - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
O23 - Service: CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection Service (ITMRTSVC) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PPCtlPriv - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\PPCtlPriv.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Event Manager (UmxAgent) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Configuration Interpreter (UmxCfg) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Firewall Helper (UmxFwHlp) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Policy Manager (UmxPol) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
O23 - Service: VET Message Service (VETMSGNT) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe

End of file - 8383 bytes

nothing was checked.

Thanks for your help. I did exactly as you directed because my friend R-C says that is safe. Thanks R-C for directing me to this site.  :wub:

What operating system are you using?

Windows XP Pro
Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU 2GB RAM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1298
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/20/2008 11:23:01 AM
mbam-log-2008-10-20 (11-23-01).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 129401
Time elapsed: 20 minute(s), 28 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)

OK...I'm assuming this is a good thing? Or is something hiding?

If so, what about the files I listed in my first post...what are they?  when I searched the CA site for them, there were entries on each one, but I didn't know how to interpret them.  Please forgive my ignorance...I can get around my computer pretty well, but I don't always know what I'm doing.

I got a pop up screen a while ago instructing me I had a trojan and should clean it up by downloading something called Windows Antivirus 2008.  Seemed suspicious, but while I was clicking around, I found that an exe file had appeared on my desktop....I didn't open it, just trashed it.

I did a google search and found it was some kind of bogus program.   (I had been using the free AVG antivirus program at the time.)  I have since changed virus programs to CA which comes with our cable provider.  I checked on the CA site and this is what they said about Windows 2008 Antivirus:
Rogue Security Software:  Security software that uses deceptive means for installation and purpose. Once installed, the rogue software usually uses scare tactics to inform the user that spyware or malware is installed on their system. The rogue security software then claims to offer remediation in exchange of payment. These applications can come bundled with other malware that serve other purposes. This software usually comes in the form of Anti-spyware, or Anti-virus applications.

All the checks, including AdAware and the CA scan showed no infections. Since the scans were showing clean, I didn't think anymore about it until I ran a Spybot check.

The Spybot check also gave a clean result....except, I noticed these files appearing during the check:


the above series of files took almost 20 minutes to scan (pre-file numbers were flying through...does that mean there are thousands of them?)

I can't find any of these files, or any of the ones listed by CA to remove in regards to Windows 2008 Antivirus by using windows explorer's search function.

Is this something I should be concerned about?

Web News / FireFox scam
« on: September 27, 2008, 05:27:17 PM »
These people are charging for FireFox download and support.

Users get charged $44 for the download, and if you ask for a refund, they keep $10 of your money.

Some comments from the Mozilla support forums:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: for those of you who want to make it big on Ebay.....
« on: September 24, 2008, 02:48:01 PM »
That was good but I think it took to long to pour a glass I think I would need quite a few of them lined up so they would keep up  :laughing:

for real...I think that is what made the video so funny.  You could die of thirst waiting for it to actually pour the beer.   :Hammys pint:

LandzDown Lounge / Re: for those of you who want to make it big on Ebay.....
« on: September 23, 2008, 02:12:08 AM »
Perhaps you would be interested in a robot that poured your beer?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: for those of you who want to make it big on Ebay.....
« on: September 21, 2008, 10:37:43 PM »
bwahahha..... Some old people I know would read that though and think someone was ordering them around and therefore refuse to eat it...

On the other hand, that opens up a whole REALM of possibilities. :D 

"insult toast"    I think it could catch on....

LandzDown Lounge / for those of you who want to make it big on Ebay.....
« on: September 21, 2008, 08:03:07 PM »
Create Your Own Virgin Mary Toast with the Scan Toaster
Scan Toaster connects to your computer via USB and burns whatever image you desire right onto the face of the toast.

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