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Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« on: August 04, 2008, 10:39:47 PM »
I am not sure how it got on computer but i sure did not ask it to . Now i have a little white box up in the left side of screen and it surfs my net when i first turn my computer on . Apparently it is a money making scheme and I can not seem to get it off . I have sent LINKBUCKS email asking to get help to have it removed but no answer .Was just curious has anybody had this problem . >:(




Sorry everyone i fixed name , this alien is getting to me . It's not a nice site .
« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 10:41:50 AM by susieQ »
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 10:48:03 PM »
Doesn't show up in your programs list eh? Never heard of it actually.
Can it be found with an adware scan? If it's a program you might try "Your Uninstaller 2008"
I've used a time or two and have found it quite effective.

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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 10:52:34 PM »
I have never heard of that one either, and even google has no references to it at all. It sounds like a browser helper(hijacker) though. Have you installed any software in the last few days? It could have been a part of the installation. I hate those.
Are you familiar with the program Hijack This. It can be downloaded here. http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html
If you run it and post the hijack this log here we will do our best to track it down and eliminate it.
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 11:10:45 PM »
I have to join the list of the unaware ....  :(

Get us a HiJack log and we'll track it down.

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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 12:41:54 AM »
Thanks it is not showing up in any scans , i have only downloaded games from demonoid and a animated gif which i think may have been the culprit . I was told it was in my registry and was hoping someone may have heard of it .Soon as i know how to send the Hijack file i will . 
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 07:49:39 AM »
when you run it, it will present a text file as the log. copy and paste the text here. :)
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 08:10:13 AM »
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:11:36 PM, on 5/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

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\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Temp 2\HijackThis 1.99.1.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com.au/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Msdxm6.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSPower] Rundll32.exe SiSPower.dll,ModeAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eRecoveryService] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SetDefPrt] C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl05a\BrStDvPt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter2.0] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SMSERIAL] sm56hlpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechCommunicationsManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechQuickCamRibbon] "C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe" /hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: Wireless.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\SUSB.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Utility Tray.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Status Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} -
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1196562240484
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab56907.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
O23 - Service: Ares Chatroom server (AresChatServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: LVCOMSer - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
O23 - Service: Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
O23 - Service: LVSrvLauncher - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\SrvLnch\SrvLnch.exe

Thank you busterone , i was not highlighting it that's why i could not get it to paste .

« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 08:19:16 AM by susieQ »
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of BuckLinks , please .
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 09:32:01 AM »
Suspects eliminated:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
This is identified at numerous sites as a component of MS Messenger./Live/etc.

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C:\WINDOWS\sm56hlpr.exe
This one is a "modem helper" (which I suspect you can stop, as i doubt that you are connected thru a 56k modem)

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This one is identified at several sites as a problem child.
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - 
Every site recommends allowing HJT to delete it.


I normally run these past the folks at castlecops, but their site seems to be down.




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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS, please .
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 10:34:45 AM »
Sorry i got the name back to front it is LINKBUCKS .COM





When i first turn the computer on this is what happens .

Sorry everyone i fixed name , this alien is getting to me . It's not a nice site .


« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 10:45:52 AM by susieQ »
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 12:20:00 PM »
First solution: Use Firefox.  ;)

Linkbucks.com seems to be legit, if somewhat annoying. It looks like some software or Javascript installed a BHO in IE.

I don't see it in your HJT log.

Hmmmmm ....

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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 12:45:03 PM »
This one looks suspicious as well. There is a couple of references in google to this and removing it using HJT, but nothing definite saying what it is.
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2008, 08:55:24 PM »
Thank you GWand Busterone , do i delete those items .

Parasite
A parasite is unsolicited commercial software or programs installed on a computer for profit without the consent or knowledge of the user.
Browser Helper Object (BHO)
A small program that runs automatically every time an Internet browser is launched. Generally, a BHO is placed on the system by another software program and is typically installed by toolbar accessories. They can track usage data and collect any information displayed on the Internet.


BHO sounds exactly what it is GW , only happens when i start up . I have firefox now thanks . Looks like i will have to put up with it until spyware come up with something to delete it .  :'(
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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2008, 09:06:52 PM »
It is safe to allow Hijack this to remove the two that GW pointed out and the one I mentioned. I can't say for certain that it is what is causing your problem, but there is a high probability that it is. It is listed around a half dozen times as a nuisance in my google search of that string, but still, no definitive answers as to what it actually is. Either way, it is not a necessary system function. Run Hijack this again and check the items for removal.
You will find far less trouble with Firefox too.  :)
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 03:20:55 AM »
And castlecops is back on line. ]

YAY!

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Re: Does anyone know how to get rid of LINKBUCKS , please .
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 08:00:18 AM »
Deleted those files , did not get rid of it . Thanks anyway  . It did not come up in castlecops either GW hope one day it does then might be able to delete it .
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2008, 08:18:31 AM »
Run a new HJT log.

Post it at castlecops with a winsome smile ....  :-[

Those guys are the experts at this stuff.

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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2008, 08:41:47 AM »
Thanks GW will do , let you know the outcome . I will give them a wink and a smile . ;) :)
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