Disinfecting a PC… part 8



All right, now it’s time to give ad-aware a spin. I like being able to use several spyware scanners to get full coverage and cleaning. Ad-aware and spybot s&d are usually my first two choices. Realize that I’ve already taken a pass at this machine with AVG, BHODemon (for the browser helper objects) and Spybot S&D. Ad-aware finds a total of 700+ items.


Ad-Aware SE Build 1.06r1
Logfile Created on:Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:54:55 PM
Created with Ad-Aware SE Personal, free for private use.
Using definitions file:SE1R78 07.12.2005

References detected during the scan:

404search(TAC index:5):6 total references
AdRotator(TAC index:6):190 total references
Alexa(TAC index:5):8 total references
BookedSpace(TAC index:10):2 total references
BroadCastPC(TAC index:7):38 total references
Favoriteman(TAC index:8):5 total references
Hi-Wire(TAC index:4):13 total references
Possible Browser Hijack attempt(TAC index:3):1 total references
SecondThought(TAC index:4):19 total references
ServerLogic.Hyperlinker(TAC index:7):2 total references
TopMoxie(TAC index:3):2 total references
Tracking Cookie(TAC index:3):434 total references
TVMedia(TAC index:5):3 total references
VX2(TAC index:10):8 total references
Zoombar(TAC index:5):1 total references

Ok – to be fair 434 of those are tracking cookies and most of these items have multiple hits… so 700+ might be a bit overambitious.

Anyway… Most of the finds were registry entries or tracking cookies. Some were stranded files from the malwares. None of the memory resident processes were malware.

Conditional scan result:

New critical objects: 205
Objects found so far: 732

11:31:23 PM Scan Complete

Summary Of This Scan

Total scanning time:00:36:27.740
Objects scanned:74314
Objects identified:732
Objects ignored:0
New critical objects:732

The system seems to be doing well… time for Windows updates.

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