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Registry Problems, RootKits

I have a EMachine T1090 that's been Upgraded to a 900Mhz P3 (still the Old 370 TriGem MoBo/Phoenix BIOS)...
1) Keep Having the SAME 5 Registry Keys Pop-Up in my Spyware Scan, they Get Removed, but keep coming Back(PeoplePal ToolBar) I Located the ToolBar Entry Key, Can I Change the Value, or Delete it and solve the Problem? People PC Online doesn't seem to Know How to Fix their Own Program (Imagine that)...of Course I got rid of That IP Last Year, and I'm now Using Clearwire.
2) Installed a Rootkit Revealer, Ran the Program and Came up with 4 Entries, Now what...I'm afraid I got In "Over-My-Head", Not sure what to do?? Do I Leave These 4 Entries alone, or Can I Delete them(of course I would need to Know HOW to do That, lol)??

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  • Rick Wymer
    Rick Wymer Jan 05, 2009

    Response to "1234s282"
    Well, I have:
    Powersuite 2009 from Uniblue (it HAD "SpyEraser", But they chose to drop it)
    I Paid and Installed: Lavasoft Ad-Ware & Ad-Watch (Uniblue gave me a Special Deal, since I Had Paid for Their Program that they Discontinued with Lavasoft)
    I also have Spybot 1.6 Beta for a Backup
    I DELETED those Program Files about 1 1/2 years ago ( of Course did the Add/Remove Program 1st)....
    ANY ideas on the "RootKits"??


  • Rick Wymer
    Rick Wymer Jan 05, 2009

    HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAC* 2/7/2007 1:08 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
    HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAI* 2/7/2007 1:08 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)



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Hi. Quite sure those registry keys are not registry keys at all, (probably spyware entries,) otherwise they wouldn't show up at all in a spyware scan. Had a few similar problems very recently with a product called 'My FunWeb', and the worse thing about spyware is that some of it just keeps coming back. My ip address mysteriously vanished yesterday, and i couldn't get on the internet for nearly 3 hours ! My spyware program, 'Spybot - Search and Destoy 1.6' found over 250 spyware entries, but as soon as it had removed them, i got connected back onto the internet. Often, some of the spyware clings to empty folders like bad bacteria, and you have to manually delete the folders to get rid of them. Even if you delete the registry keys, they may keep coming back. Look in Program Files, to check that there aren't a few remnants of the Toolbar software left behind. Just be careful when deleting those 'registry entries', as they may be disguised as something else. Your Anti-Spyware program may be tricking you into deleting something which should be left alone, especially if it's been infected by Spyware. Good Luck.

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What antispyware do You use?

These are really the best ones:-

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free) - safer-networking.org

MalwareBytes (Free but also paid version) - malwarebytes.org

I did a quick Google on Peoplepal Toolbar and i get this from a spyware warnings site:-

"PeoplePal Toolbar is not a virus or a Trojan. PeoplePal Toolbar is an adware application and may generate extra pop-up ads while using Internet Explorer. This kind of application generally comes bundled with another program, which usually discloses the fact that it is ad-supported."

Just looks like it generates popups - Have a look in Add/Remove programs to see if theres a listing to uninstall it. also , just go to C:/Program Files and find the folder and delete - No coming back for it then!!

My proper solution however , is get a decent security suite program as the one you have is clearly not doing much. Quick analysis below

Norton Internet Security - Slows down system , uses lots of resources

Bitdefender Internet Security - Lightweight , uses hardly any resources , cheap to buy each year , can use 1 subscription on 3 pcs

Kaspersky - Very good protection , one of the best but is quite expensive

Eset Smart Security (formerly Nod32) - My personal recommendation , subscription prices arent bad , it self updates etc , i personally use it and have NEVER had a virus. Bundle this with Spybot search and destroy (which is free) and your computer is unstoppable!! - Well maybe not , but those two are what i use and my system has never had a virus. Sure theres been the odd spyware but spybot always gets rid of it

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Alex Smallwood
    Alex Smallwood Jan 05, 2009

    Can you post what the rootkits are?



    That will make i t easier to find a removal technique that works

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