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SLucia

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    I'm really dumb when it comes to computers, but I noticed some (what I am assuming are) programs that I don't remember installing, have never used and have no idea what they do. I'm afraid they might be bad programs or something designed to crap my computer out. Can someone explain to me what they are and how to get rid of them if they are bad?

    Here's the list:

    Nic's FourCC Changer
    Nick's MiniCalc
    Koepi's OGMCalc
    StatsReader 2.1
    ThreatWork
    Vidc.Cleaner


    Thanks!


    SLucia

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      Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
      « Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 10:47:24 PM »
      I did google them, but being as I really don't know much about this stuff, it didn't help me.  :-\

      But thanks.

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      Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
      « Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 10:51:56 PM »
      Download HijackThis:
      http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download
      Click on Download HijackThis Installer
      Post HijackTHis log.

      We'll check, if your computer is in any danger.

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        Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
        « Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 10:57:43 PM »
        Here is the log that I got.

        (Side note - I got some kind of trojan or malware a few months back. I don't recall what it was called, but I remember it caused bugs to eat away at my screen savor (if that helps). I went online and downloaded a series of programs and followed another computer forums instructions for how to remove them, which is why I have Ad-Aware and SuperAnti-Spyware and Malwarebytes installed)

        _______________________________________ ____________________

        Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
        Scan saved at 11:57, on 2008-07-02
        Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
        MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
        Boot mode: Normal

        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\svchost.exe
        C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
        C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
        C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
        C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
        C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
        C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

        R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
        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
        O2 - BHO: (no name) - {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: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
        O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
        O3 - Toolbar: TextAloud - {F053C368-5458-45B2-9B4D-D8914BDDDBFF} - C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTAL~1\TAForIE.dll
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osboot
        O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe"
        O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [AskSBar Uninstall] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\UNINST~1.DLL,O -3
        O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
        O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
        O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
        O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
        O4 - Global Startup: Wireless Connection Manager.lnk = ?
        O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
        O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
        O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
        O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
        O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
        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
        O16 - DPF: {149E45D8-163E-4189-86FC-45022AB2B6C9} (SpinTop DRM Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Monopoly\Images\stg_drm.ocx
        O16 - DPF: {CC450D71-CC90-424C-8638-1F2DBAC87A54} (ArmHelper Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Monopoly\Images\armhelper.ocx
        O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
        O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
        O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
        O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

        --
        End of file - 4209 bytes

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        Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
        « Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 11:05:49 PM »
        The log looks clean, but there is no  any antivirus program running. Why?

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 11:07:23 PM »
          My cousin put my computer together and never installed one. I haven't been able to buy one, yet.

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 11:24:39 PM »
          Immediately, download, and install one of two free antivirus programs:
          - Avast! free antivirus: http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/
          - Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html
           

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 12:25:36 PM »
          AVG Free ain't bad.

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 08:02:14 PM »
          Carbon, don't push, please.
          We all know, ver 8.0 has been having a lot of problems. Personally, I don't recommend it anymore.
          It works fine for some people, but since it doesn't work fine for others, to me, it's a bad program.

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 10:48:42 PM »
          Hmmm....another good point.

          I'll keep that in mind.  ;)

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 10:55:42 PM »
          Fair enough :)

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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 11:28:35 PM »
          Possibly you or someone you know has been doing some video copying? As Broni says, to be sure that these files are virus free, get a good antivirus package and scan your system.

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          Nic's FourCC Changer
          Nick's MiniCalc
          Koepi's OGMCalc
          StatsReader 2.1
          Vidc.Cleaner

          These 5 apps are usually included in the XviD video codec package. They are utilities to help with various aspects of video encoding and (cough) DVD ripping. Even if you haven't been doing that, but just wanted the XviD codec so you can watch MPEG4 AVI video files, then those apps get installed.

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          ThreatWork

          Component of Lavasoft Ad-Aware

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          Lavasoft ThreatWork is a feature of Ad-Aware that allows you to submit suspicious files for analysis via ThreatWork, an alliance of global anti-spyware security volunteers actively fighting online threats. After a scan, you can use ThreatWork to submit detected suspicious files directly to Lavasoft research analysts for an in-depth evaluation of a possible threat.

          Slucia, how did you come to find out these programs were on your computer? Are they in the Start Menu, or the desktop, or what?


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          Re: Nic's FourCC Changer, Nick's MiniCalc, and others ... what are they?
          « Reply #13 on: November 05, 2011, 09:26:48 PM »
          hey there I know this is really old but just found that nic's fourcc  on my computer as well it was because i downloaded Xvid and its in my start menu i uninstalled  it from my program and features and scanned and computer is clean