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Happy New Year - I hope someone is on and can help me. I cannot get on bleeping computer, or geeks or the trend micro site. I was looking at the site icanhascheezburger (the funny cat caption site) I must have clicked something (or my cat did) because suddenly Pantomine and Virtumone loaded on my computer - viral pop-ups - and despite using McAfee and SB S&D I couldn't get rid of them - nothing was working so I did a system restore.
That seemed to work, but later the next day while closing a webpage - again on ICHC sister site Pundit-kitchen (political humor), I was redirected to some site, I closed it & thought nothing happened... a few minutes later a shield that looked like Microsoft's security center appeared in my start-up. stupidly I fell for it - realized it about 30 seconds later & tried to close it but the crap was loaded - something called "anti-virus 2.7" or something like that. I did add/remove & removed it, ran the stupid Mcafee that didn't even ask me if I wanted to download it and ran S&D... couldn't get rid of smitfraud-c or virtumonde and S&D kept finding microsoft.windowssecuritycenter_disabled by S&D. And since I did a system restore the day before I had no system restore points. Had to remove Spybot to restart in anything other than safe mode and upload firefox to stop the massive pop-ups on IE.
Anyone have an idea why I can't log on to Trend or other websites, yet this one loads and so do others.
Here is my hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:26:20 PM, on 1/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\FastLane2\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\FastLane2\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee QuickClean\Plguni.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Sharing\usbshare.exe
Please I would appreciate any help. I have never had trouble with ICHC before - really it's a clean & funny site.