Persistent spyware - UCsearch / Open site

  VoG II 21:59 06 Nov 03

Does anyone know anything about this?

Ad-aware removes it - registry entries, files and program folder.

The trouble is, next reboot it is back.

I've looked in MSCONFIG and cannot see anything obvious.

If at all possible I want to avoid a System Restore because of the volume of stuff that I've installed over the past few days.

Windows XP Home Edition SP1.

  Jester2K II 22:04 06 Nov 03

Try HijackThis - click here

its an O16 - DPF - Downloaded program File. Thing is they have started to occur in pairs so if the main part of the Spyware is deleted the second file replaces it.

  Jester2K II 22:05 06 Nov 03

Also SpyBot click here has just had UCSearch.ArmBender added this week to its hit list...

  Jester2K II 22:05 06 Nov 03

Sorry that should be target detection improved...

  VoG II 22:27 06 Nov 03

Tried Hijack this - removed Armbender. Rebooted - back again!

Running Spybot.

Something is clearly deeply embedded...

When I finally get this sorted there will be an inquisition - i.e. torture the other members of my family.

Thanks Jester2K II

  powerless 22:33 06 Nov 03

Delete the %temp% folder

click here Check the registry entires. Adware & spybot may actually remove what you find but you never know...

  Djohn 22:33 06 Nov 03

Hi VoG. Knowing you, you probably have, but just in case! Have you turned off "system restore" before attacking this pest. Regards. j.

  woodchip 22:50 06 Nov 03

I would have thought the first place to start would been the Registry under find. and then clear the rest from Explorer. Try all the file names it uses. Writev them down first

  VoG II 22:55 06 Nov 03

Tried Spybot - same problem. Turned off SR - still problem.

Off to knacker my registry.

  Jester2K II 23:03 06 Nov 03

Can you use Autoruns - click here - to list all your startups...

  Jester2K II 23:04 06 Nov 03

View menu, Copy To Clipboard...

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