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My home page is always changing-and I also get search engine popups.I've run the Hijack software scan but I need some help in determining which files to fix.I've saved the log of the scan and I'll post it now.Can someone pls help me out.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:42:24 PM, on 4/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lexpps.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\SECRETMAKER\secretmaker.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Sympatico
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://start.sympatico.ca/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A6F42CAD-2559-48DF-AF30-89E480AF5DFA} - C:\WINDOWS\bho.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell AIO Printer A940] "C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McRegWiz] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcregwiz.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Video Process] sysconf.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cihost.exe] C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Video Process] sysconf.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cihost.exe] C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Data Helper.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SECRETMAKER.lnk = C:\Program Files\SECRETMAKER\secretmaker.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v2/EARTPX.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38073.9284143519
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {F57D17AE-CE37-4BC8-B232-EA57747BE5E7} - http://66.230.146.53/EPlugin.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{84BEC654-757F-4D9D-8C44-7B940FB36BFA}: NameServer = 206.47.244.136 206.47.244.54
 

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Run HJT again and check:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A6F42CAD-2559-48DF-AF30-89E480AF5DFA} - C:\WINDOWS\bho.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cihost.exe] C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cihost.exe] C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Data Helper.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

Restart in safe mode Click here to see how

Open My Computer. Go to Tools, Folder Options and click on the View tab. Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files". Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

Now find this file and delete it.

C:\WINDOWS\cihost.exe
 

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Thank you, instructions are very clear but i have a slight problem. The file 04- startup: microsoft data helper will not delete because it says the program is running. Do i open the task manager? then what?
 
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