Windows Defender Infections found !

  [DELETED] 17:08 12 Mar 2006

Since I upgraded to Windows Defender it has found and removed the following :
Antivirus Gold (twice in three weeks)

Yazzle Sudoku and Search Centrix

From the forum search I see that other members have been infected with these but they have additional problems with the system being hi-jacked. I guess I’ve been lucky but is there any way I can trace back to the site that they originated from so as to avoid a repeat infection?

More worrying, W D has also found but chose to ignore the following,

This program has potentially unwanted behavior.

Allow this detected item only if you trust the program or the software publisher.

[email protected]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Not Yet Classified
Anybody have any advice on this one?

On X P, I have and use A2, Ad aware, Ewido, C Cleaner and Spy bot, non of which have picked up any problems other than Ewido which found eight tracking cookies

Sorry its so long winded but many thanks for any help

  [DELETED] 18:16 12 Mar 2006

As your title suggests you may have an infection or two.

My advice would be to download HijackThis from here click here

This is a zip file so you need to unzip this into a folder of its e.g C:\Program Files\hijackthis

Open hijackthis and click the button 'Do a system scan and save a logfile' this will then save a notepad logfile for you , next copy and paste the logfile into the 'Malware removal' forum at this site click here

This site specialises in reading these logfiles and they will be able to help you with any infections that you may have.

  [DELETED] 19:22 12 Mar 2006


Thanks for the advice,I can't do it until later in the week but I will post the results of the log when known,

Thanks again


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