February 26th, 2004, 01:41 AM
Popups Won't Go Away!
I've used AdWare/Spybot, turned off Windows Messenger and deleted all of the registry keys which seemed suspicious to me. I also used CW Shredder and I'm still getting popups offline. Here's a HijackThis log which i ran a few minutes before posting, which I hope will help.
February 26th, 2004, 02:10 AM
I thought that this was a little strange " blengine.exe ".
Read the above link and I hope that helps you solve your problems.
February 26th, 2004, 03:26 AM
I checked and I did find one of the buddylinks folders, but not the main folder or the registry key. But i did find another potential suspect, unless it's some codenamed windows thing
February 26th, 2004, 03:54 AM
O1 - Hosts: 22.214.171.124 gator.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 126.96.36.199 tripod.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 188.8.131.52 www.tripod.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 184.108.40.206 adultfriendfinder.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 220.127.116.11 www.adultfriendfinder.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 18.104.22.168 cj.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 22.214.171.124 www.cj.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 126.96.36.199 paypopup.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 188.8.131.52 www.paypopup.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 184.108.40.206 trafficmp.com #cooklop
O1 - Hosts: 220.127.116.11 www.trafficmp.com #cooklop
check those out
February 26th, 2004, 04:20 AM
Give this site a try :
bcmsmmsg - bcmsmmsg.exe - Process Information
Process File: bcmsmmsg or bcmsmmsg.exe
Process Name: BCMSMMSG
Description: Background task used as a BCM voice modem driver and required for dial-up modems.
Company: Broadcom Corporation.
System Process: No
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A
Like Soda_Popinsky suggested you might wanna take a look at that as well.
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February 26th, 2004, 05:24 AM
I noticed in the log that hijackthis.exe is residing in your temp internet files...clean'em up and do a cookie dump, then go to www.mozilla.org and get a browser that isn't so damned vulnerable to bullsh*t like this.
It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...
February 27th, 2004, 02:20 AM
Thanks everyone, I think i may have fixed it. But here's another question. What's WildTangent and how do i get rid of it. I've used Adware and Spybot multiple times, but it keeps reinstalling itself somehow. *Sigh* Adware/Spyware is so annoying...
February 27th, 2004, 04:23 AM
it's funny (wierd funny) as I think wildtangent should show up in your hijackthis log and I see no reference to it.. after you've fixed what others have suggested, rerun hijackthis and post a new log.. or go over to spywareinfo's forum and post a log there as they are a bit better at deciphering what should be deleted..
edit: AFAIK, wildtangent will make it's own directory on your hard drive. do a search of the drive and a search of the registry
February 27th, 2004, 12:58 PM
ShadowDaemon777 WildTangent and how do i get rid of it. wild tangent is a grouping of games some online some off line as i believe ...spybot 1.2 reports this as spyware/adware...usually found in windows millenium edition ....to get rid of ...click start...settings ...control panel....add/remove programs....then scan down till you see wild tangent ...click on wild tangent ...then click add/remove button to eliminate it completely from your system....hope this helps you ....firstname.lastname@example.org
February 27th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Some Winamp plugins are made by WildTangent... If I recall correctly, it even installs an icon to your Control Panel and tries to contact the internet every once in a while. I recommend you to install a firewall so that you can detect those "internal extrusions" as well as external intrusions.
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