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--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 10:36 AM
I downloaded the upgrade adviser and it said my Norton Internet Security 2005 (Symantec Corporation) must be uninstalled first. I'm sure a lot of people here use Norton, so when can we expect to see 99% of everyday programs compatible with Vista? Norton wasn't the only thing it said wasn't compatible either. It even said Help and Support wasn't compatible.

On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 10:45 AM
I downloaded the upgrade adviser and it said my Norton Internet Security 2005 (Symantec Corporation) must be uninstalled first. I'm sure a lot of people here use Norton

Ah No. There's a lot of posts in here, saying its a memory/resource hog. It doesn't matter what version of NIS you use, or AV.

And most ppl use something better like Avast/AVG/Nod32 etc. And a better firewall. Anything like NIS 2005 is really out of date. And most of the HJT logs I've seen in here, for ppl who are using it.

They still get infected with something nasty.


so when can we expect to see 99% of everyday programs compatible with Vista? Norton wasn't the only thing it said wasn't compatible either. It even said Help and Support wasn't compatible.

I would say most programs will be ok in Vista, its the drivers u have to worry about.


On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..

Thats some kind of CD burning program isnt it??

I would check the sites to whatever program you're using now.

They've most probably updated whatever program, so they'll be compatible with Vista.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 10:59 AM
I know, I don't really like Norton but I'm not paying for it (it's not an illegal version or anything)

If I did upgrade to Vista, or even if I didn't, what anti-virus/firewall would you recommend?

mikebartnz
03-02-2007, 11:01 AM
On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..
It is to do with a Sony portable music player which I personally wouldn't touch because of their DRM crap. Much better to get a truely open MP3 player.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 11:05 AM
I once put a Sony MP4 onto to laptop to charge the battery. That was it though. I use an iPod

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 11:10 AM
I know, I don't really like Norton but I'm not paying for it (it's not an illegal version or anything)

If I did upgrade to Vista, or even if I didn't, what anti-virus/firewall would you recommend?

There's AVG Free (http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1)

Avast Home (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html)

And Comodo (http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/) - This is free, all u have to do is type your email in to get a code to activate it, and its free forever. Not too sure if Comodo is Vista compat, I'll have to have a look.

I would recommend Zonealarm, but I think in order to use extra features in it, you have to pay for it / register it.

These are all free. I dont know the diff between the free and the paid versions of AVG and Avast tho.

Most probably just a few extras in the paid versions.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 11:38 AM
So you're saying those free ones are better than my paid Norton?

Seems odd to me.

If I was gonna get one of the free ones, do they have firewalls too? And would the free version of Zonealarm be better than the others you said?

plod
03-02-2007, 11:43 AM
The firewall in Vista should be ample, It's a few steps above the xp one.
People are saying it's as good as the built into OSX. and if thats the case why bother with 3rd party resource hungry software

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 11:48 AM
So you're saying those free ones are better than my paid Norton?

Yup as they're more recent / up to date. And smaller.

Unless u get NIS 2007 which is most probably just as bad as previous versions (2003 - 06). They install too much crap. And can slow a system down. (read some of the posts in here about NIS or the AV (especially NIS), you'll see what I mean.

Whatever version you get (of NIS), may not make any difference, but the size and whether it slows your system down, after its installed does.

And Nortons is just a bloated bit of software.


If I was gonna get one of the free ones, do they have firewalls too? And would the free version of Zonealarm be better than the others you said?

Some do, some don't have firewalls. The links I gave u are only AV programs I think not firewalls. Altho, AVG does have a separate site where u can get the AV and firewall, but I don't think its free, after so long.

Zonealarm I think is ok, but it installs too much crap too, and like NIS, it can also stop its proxy service frequently.

And when it stops u can't browse the net, until u restart this service. It got too annoying for me, and I removed it.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 12:00 PM
So in all...you recommend.....?

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 12:02 PM
Well I don't use AVG I use Avast Pro (not the free version) and Comodo.

Thats all I use.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 12:17 PM
So I should just go for Comodo and get rid of Norton?

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 12:20 PM
Also, I've seen other people doing this, so why not:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:11:27 p.m., on 3/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\ww.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Troy Wilson\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgrWired] C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherWatcher] C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\ww.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,101/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by21fd.bay21.hotmail.msn.com/resources/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2005111401/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-au/1,0,0,23/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/mcfscan/2,1,0,4896/mcfscan.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{270E4AB4-83AD-4745-8900-C2ADD5E1E6D0}: NameServer = 202.27.158.40,202.27.156.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{270E4AB4-83AD-4745-8900-C2ADD5E1E6D0}: NameServer = 202.27.158.40,202.27.156.72
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: ISSvc (ISSVC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

:)

stu161204
03-02-2007, 12:23 PM
I would recommend Zonealarm, but I think in order to use extra features in it, you have to pay for it / register it.

According to download.com the free version of Zonealarm has No limitations, but I am still using 6.1 version Zonealarm, so I am not too sure about if the lasted version if it the same as 6.1

WolfForest22 you can get the free version of Zonealarm here: http://www.download.com/3000-2092-10039884.html

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Up to you as I said anything is better than Nortons.

At least Comodo is free. Once u get the code to activate it in your email.

And its only a 7.68 mb install.

And get AVG or Avast Home one of the free versions of the AV.

And something like Spybot / Ad-aware to help get rid of Spyware etc.

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 12:26 PM
According to download.com the free version of Zonealarm has No limitations.

Have you paid for it / registered it yet?? if not, can u see the option for ICS in it??

It may not have limitations, but the versions I did use didn't have the ICS option in them, until u registered.

stu161204
03-02-2007, 12:30 PM
So in all...you recommend.....?

I would recommend AVG for AntiVirus & Zonealarm for the firewall, & Then Spybot / Ad-aware to check that you donít have any Spyware / Ad-aware.

stu161204
03-02-2007, 12:36 PM
Have you paid for it / registered it yet??

What version are we talking about here the new version or 6.1?

If youíre talking about 6.1, yes I have registered it


if not, can u see the option for ICS in it??

Even it been registered, I cant say I have seen anything about ICS (Part from I am only using it on my laptop for when I use wifi & dialup), so I cant say about ICS, sorry about that :o

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 12:37 PM
That log looks ok but u can run HJT again tick these entries and tick fix checked.

Close browsers and unzip the HJT file, put it in its own folder before u run it again.


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe" - Uninstall this and all previous versions of Sun Java. The update site is in my sig.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"

04 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 12:39 PM
What version are we talking about here the new version or 6.1?

If youíre talking about 6.1, yes I have registered it

Any version. I wouldn't know now, since I don't use it.

You wouldn't worry about ICS unless you're networked....

mikebartnz
03-02-2007, 02:31 PM
Have you paid for it / registered it yet?? if not, can u see the option for ICS in it??

It may not have limitations, but the versions I did use didn't have the ICS option in them, until u registered.
ICS is internet sharing I presume so with the free one all you have to do is got to Firewall/Zones and add the IP range of your local network.

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 02:43 PM
I spose u could do that.

Adding the ip/s will most probably let u share files on a network, but it MAY or may not let u share net access.

Altho no point in me saying anything about it, since I'm not using it.

kjaada
03-02-2007, 03:41 PM
Why all the debate about firewalls and anti virus when Bill has said Vista is the most secure thing you could use on the net?Are you people a wee bit sceptical ?

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 03:48 PM
Why all the debate about firewalls and anti virus when Bill has said Vista is the most secure thing you could use on the net?Are you people a wee bit sceptical ?

And u believe Bill?

kjaada
03-02-2007, 04:28 PM
Realistic and I will not even mention the other OS that does all he claims and more.

JackStraw
03-02-2007, 05:51 PM
Thought the subject of this trhead was "When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?" It's been off topic from post 1.
So, When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?
I'd say; A few months before we see the Windows Xenon launch :rolleyes:

zqwerty
03-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List:

http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_Software_Compatibility_List

pctek
03-02-2007, 07:10 PM
Why all the debate about firewalls and anti virus when Bill has said Vista is the most secure thing you could use on the net?Are you people a wee bit sceptical ?

Hell no. Massively skeptical.
He says the same thing every time.
Might as well tape him and play it back endlessly.

Metla
03-02-2007, 07:14 PM
Cant you people recognize a Linux user poking fun when you see one?

Anyhow, I downloaded that vista adviser, It required .net to run, So I deleted that Vista adviser....

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 07:29 PM
Cant you people recognize a Linux user poking fun when you see one?

Anyhow, I downloaded that vista adviser, It required .net to run, So I deleted that Vista adviser....

Is that directed at me? If so you're wrong cause I'm using Windows Xp atm...

Metla
03-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Is that directed at me? If so you're wrong cause I'm using Windows Xp atm...

Yes, You, as long as by "you" we dont mean you at all but kjaada.

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Anyway, Speedy;

I got AVG free and ZoneAlarm and removed Norton. Also downloaded and ran Spybot and Ad-Aware and removing some spyware and adware. Here's the log after doing what you suggested:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:00:10 p.m., on 3/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\ww.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Troy Wilson\Desktop\New Folder\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgrWired] C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherWatcher] C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\ww.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,101/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by21fd.bay21.hotmail.msn.com/resources/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2005111401/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-au/1,0,0,23/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/mcfscan/2,1,0,4896/mcfscan.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{270E4AB4-83AD-4745-8900-C2ADD5E1E6D0}: NameServer = 202.27.158.40,202.27.156.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{270E4AB4-83AD-4745-8900-C2ADD5E1E6D0}: NameServer = 202.27.158.40,202.27.156.72
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

Everything look fine now?

Murray P
03-02-2007, 08:19 PM
Metla, he could be a Mac user, Nix should cover the whole gambit then. Needless to say, he's much wiser that the average plebeian.


WolfForest22, don't touch the Condor antivirus product, its still in beta and still a tad buggy. Their firewall is supposed to be the ducks nuts though; I haven't installed it yet, so why not give it a whirl and let us know.

Does Billigan's firewall monitor .exe s, .dlls and apps yet or is it just a blocker as per XP (sp1)? Excuse the ignorance but I'm still testing win 2000 and you really can't trust the blurb.

Speedy Gonzales
03-02-2007, 08:32 PM
Yup WolfForest log looks good to me.

Are things any faster than before since Nortons has been removed?

--Wolf--
03-02-2007, 08:38 PM
Yeah and I've found heaps of things that should never of been there in the first place. Thanks for all your help.

Baldy
04-02-2007, 01:21 AM
Hell no. Massively skeptical.
He says the same thing every time.
Might as well tape him and play it back endlessly.

Well Bill would hardly say they were underdeveloped crap now, would he

After all he is a salesman trying to make a sale or a trillion

Murray P
04-02-2007, 01:37 AM
Baldy, I hate smarmy salesmen.... In fact, there's only one thing I hate more than smarmy salesmen and that's freaking obscenely rich smarmy salesmen, because they're sure to have had a piece of me somewhere along the line, or are about to.

You can't avoid the fact that the particular obscenely rich smarmy salesman under discussion is also a recidivist convicted criminal.. the sod should have been sent to West Island years ago.

winmacguy
04-02-2007, 08:27 AM
Well Bill would hardly say they were underdeveloped crap now, would he

After all he is a salesman trying to make a sale or a trillion

Actually billionaire Bill is the software geek, chair throwing Steve Ballmer is the sales guy.

mikebartnz
04-02-2007, 12:17 PM
Actually billionaire Bill is the software geek, chair throwing Steve Ballmer is the sales guy.
He couldn't sell me a Guiness in an Irish pub.