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Computer infected by virus that generates .exe programs at start up

Q: Computer infected by virus that generates .exe programs at start up

Hi, It seems my computer has been infected by virus/malware. Here are the symptoms. When I start up my PC "Windows Security Alert" asks me to block a program from accessing internet connections. The name of the file that the "Security Center" is trying to block keeps changing, the format being nnnn.exe (where nnnn is some randomly generated number). Also the "Microsoft Security Essentials" displays an attention message asking me to clean the computer. When I clean the computer the effect lasts only for the current session and when I start up the computer next time, I am back to the same problem discussed above. In addition to these symptoms, there is another that needs to be discussed. When I access "Windows Task Manager", it shows two entries in the "Applications" tab named "project1". I don't have any application named project1 running on my computer, so this seems to me like some application running in background. I have run HijackThis and I am attaching the log file. Please help to clean my computer. My operating system is windows xp and I am using "Microsoft Security Essentials" as my anti-malware.I am attaching the following files1. After-StartUp.GIF (The deskop after starting my PC)2. Cleaned-Up-Items.GIF (Microsoft Security Essentials log after cleaning up the computer)3. TaskManager.GIF (The application entries named "project1" can be seen)4. HijackThis.log (The HijackThis log).regards,Nirvan.Please help. Here is the HijackThis log. Please see entry cfdrive32.exe. I think this is a virus, but I don't know how to delete it. I don't find any files with that name on my computer. In "msconfig" I can see the process cfdrive32.exe in StartUp tab. I think de-selecting the entry will prevent the start up of the process, but how do I effectively remove it from my computer.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 11:35:34 AM, on 11/12/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\cfdrive32.exeC:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Deskjet 1280\Toolbox\mpm.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\cfdrive32.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeD:\Downloads\Other Utilities\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLLO2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllO2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShowWnd] ShowWnd.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSSE] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkeyO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPWS myPrintMileage Agent] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Deskjet 1280\Toolbox\mpm.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Driver Setup] C:\WINDOWS\cfdrive32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -kO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced DDTML Enable] C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\157407.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /backgroundO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /cO4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [Microsoft Driver Setup] C:\WINDOWS\cfdrive32.exeO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEO8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cabO18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLLO22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dllO22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dllO23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeO23 - Service: InCD Helper (read only) (InCDsrvR) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeO23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeO23 - Service: MySQL - Unknown owner - C:\Program.exe (file missing)--End of file - 6198 bytesregards,Nirvan.EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

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Preferred Solution: Computer infected by virus that generates .exe programs at start up

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer infected by virus that generates .exe programs at start up

Hi,Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTDownload GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable. Double click the exe file. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.
Click the image to enlarge it
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.**Caution**Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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I stupidly downloaded Codec C thinking I needed to to be able to watch American TV on my PC and now realise it's a virus. My start menu, all programs is missing most of the items that were previously there.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Samantha at 19:27:24 on 2012-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4093.757 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Infected with Codec C Virus. Start menu programs option mssing items)

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hello,

I seem to be having an issue similar to one I've had in the past; however, this time, the problem is my desktop PC, which is running Windows XP.

It's unfortunately been a while since this issue began, and I've ignored it because I have the luxury of also having a laptop. Here's what I remember:

1. Infected files seem to generate additional infected files.

2. Sudden bursts of infected files will be intercepted by AVG Antivirus, and these cannot be restricted (even if I delete the infected .exe files). These "outbursts" sometimes subside for a little while and reoccur at random.

3. Many infected JPEG files are generated quickly and intercepted by AVG antivirus. I have WITNESSED these folders being created. I figured that deleting the root folder would solve the problem; however, the root folder (which was named as a random combination of letters and numbers, as all newly generated files also are) cannot be deleted.

4. Previously, running virus scan in safe mode found nothing, and provided no relief from the virus generating new infected files.

Here we are now... these are my current circumstances.

1. Safe mode is impossible to access from my desktop... Restarting and hitting F8 will give me access to the option, but as soon as the machine tries to load safe mode (Mup.sys file specifically), the computer restarts.

2. The disk drive is impossible to use: inserting a disk will cause the computer to shut down (I suspect this may be a hardware issue, thoug... Read more

A:Virus generates new "infected" .exe/misc files

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible. Research can take some time.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

Thank you

turtledove

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Yesterday while I was on facebook, I started getting popups of bogus anti-virus software. Every time I tried to do something it would say "Application cannot be executed. The file "filename.exe" is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" It kept opening up internet explorer too and going to erectile dysfunction and porn sites as well as a page that would 'activate' your 'anti-virus software'. Even when I tried to get to the task manager to see my processes, an error message came up (as well as any time I tried to open any anti-virus software or even search my hard drive).

When this virus was running I could not download anything. When I did, and I would try to open it, it would say it was not a valid Win32 file or something like that. I ran Malwarebytes and AVG scans while in safe mode and they found nothing.

I restarted my computer in regular mode and the virus will still there. I restarted again and before the virus had a chance to load I pushed ctrl alt del and got my task manager up and running, as well as my malwarebytes and AVG programs up and running scans. Then the virus loaded and started doing the same popup crap. I looked in my processes and found one I didn't recognize called abltsfav.exe so I ended it and the popups stopped and I was able to open exe files again. I then did a search on google for this file name and got no results. Malwarebytes and AVG once again did not find anything! I am so ... Read more

A:Computer infected, virus programs can't find it

Your Malwarebytes log shows you're using an out-of-date version.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2033

Malwarebytes is at Version 1.44 and Database Version 3775 ( as of 9:30 am 2-22-2010 ).

Try re-running the scan of Malwarebytes and repost your log after updating to the newest version.

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Windows xp pro service pack 3.  Browser hijacked by the virus.  I turned off the computer and could not restart.  It continues to cycle through the Windows start up screen, then goes blank, then short timed screens of unintelligible (to me) white letters on black screen, a blue letter on black screen saying something about corrupt file(s), etc.
 
I created a HitmanPro boot flashdrive.  It would only let me make a 64-bit version on my laptop, and I think my tower that has the virus is a 32-bit system.  I can get to the boot screen, and I get a message that HitmanPro is booting the computer, but it just goes back to the "Start in safe mode" screen.  No matter which option I choose, the screen freezes.  If I hit the Alt, CTRL, Delete sequence, it goes back to the boot screen.
 
I do not have a boot disk.
 
Please help.

A:Infected with FBI Moneypak virus or similar and can't start computer in safe mod

Hi ssjphd,
 
Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-xpud-windows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net/downloads/bootable/xPUD/xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computer
Insert your USB drive
Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
Press Run then OK
Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
It will install a little bootable OS on your USB device
Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
Next download http://noahdfear.net/downloads/driver.sh to your USB
Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
Boot the Sick computer
Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
Follow the prompts
A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
Press File
Expand mnt
sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
sdb1 is likely your USB
Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
Press Tool at the top
Choose Open Terminal
Type bash driver.sh -f
Press Ente... Read more

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Hi;
Using windows XP/control ctr/add-remove proram, uninstalled a Lexmark Inkjet printer. Restarting pc now produces following desktop error message ..."can't load DLXSUPMON.DLL..."- it will go away by xing-out the program and continuing, but its a real pain and a waste of time to deal with- Anyone with a suggestion how to remove/ stop it? I've checked for file remenants and everything appears to have been removed-
many thanks in advance-
 

A:Solved: uninstalled Lexmark generates error messages at start-up...

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This is the current HijackThis log. The sounds are extremely annoying. Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:08:51 PM, on 11/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://g.msn.com/USCON/1
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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Li... Read more

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I've been having trouble for a little while now. But just when I started up, I got something that worried me a little more( refer to attachment). Lately, the Programs listed in the Start tab will not open. I have to open the Task Manager to start my files. Also, as of late, when I try to organize files, such as photos and such, they act funny and jerk around to other spots. This happens with both single and multiple files, and it also occurs within the Bookmarks tab( I use Firefox). Sometimes even my text will go out of order in the text box( it just occurred within the Topic Title box). I also have another dilemma. After I bootup and login, I always get a box that talks about a search interface in dynamiclinklibrary wlanapi.dlll. I'm almost positive it has to do with D-Link, my home networking, but I'm not sure what to do. it started after I installed Service Pack 3. I will get a screenshot on the next bootup, the popup mentioned above distracted me from getting it.And more, these are taken from a previous topic of mine that was closed because I thought I had a virus problem, I'm pretty sure it's gone now, so I'll post it.: Whenever I have a bunch of tabs open, or when one of the tabs is especially slow, my computer will shut right down and flash the blue screen. This happens all the time, and sometimes a couple times a day. Whenever I boot up afterwards, it says that my computer has recovered from a serious system error. That serious system error ha... Read more

A:Computer Errors, Programs in Start will not start, freaky file behavior and more.

<<I've been having trouble for a little while now.>>

<<And more, these are taken from a previous topic of mine that was closed because I thought I had a virus problem, I'm pretty sure it's gone now...>>

If you really believe that the malware problem is gone...why are you posting details about it now? OTOH...if you have malware issues, we need to move this from the XP forum to those who are qualified to deal with malware issues.

Have you tried a clean install of XP...to try to focus on the source of your system problems?

That would also pretty much eliminate the possibility of malware carryover.

System manufacturer and model, please?

Louis

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I've looked around the internet for anyone who had a problem like this but
i havent found a single forum anywhere that helps so..

I run 64-bit windows vista and recently i downloaded Grand Chase to it.
The first day it worked just fine but today after experiencing some heavy lag
spikes,i restarted my computer and when i tried to open grandchase from the
desktop shortcut(Ran as administer)The desktop just froze.So i tried running it from
the start menu but it did the same,only when i tried to click anything in the start menu
after trying to run Grand Chase,it just gave me a "bing" sound.The only solution to unfreezing
the two is to log off and back onto my computer but Grand Chase still wont work.

I dont think it's the game itself but rather my computer,since i had this same issue before
with yahoo messenger but i cant remember what i did,if anything,to fix it but Yahoo messenger
works just fine now..System restore is out of the question,since the last checkpoint it's made was
sometime in 2011 which i used once before and was basically restored back to a horrible point where
i had alot of viruses and things ran extremely slow with no norton security or anything to help it..

Anybody have some ideas..?I'm able to reinstall the game via safe mode but when i go back to
normal mode it's the same story retold from point A.
 

A:Computer desktop/start menu freeze when i try to start certain programs

You can try installing Game Booster and running Grand Chase via Game Booster, and see if that helps.
 

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DDS (Ver_09-01-18.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kay at 21:41:16.29 on Sun 01/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.318 [GMT -8:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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A:"Your computer (IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx) generates an attacking DOS requests at our servers. This attack was provoked by the spy...

Hi

If you still need help post a fresh DDS log, please.

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Hi thanks for the help. Have had an infection that is proving to be a royal pain in the behind. Just so you know, if this will help in any sort of the way, this is dual booted with linux. if i go into my documents i get a blank screen, the same for all documents. when i go to all programs it says (empty) . there are no desktop icons, but after right clicking into properties and unchecking/checking show icons recycling bin came up, and am able to save icons there such as the ones used for this post.

in the whole excitement of the moment i quickly installed malwarebytes anti malware and ran a full scan and removed the infections without writing down what they were . i believe i remember seeing hijacker and trojan however there were 3 or 4 infections.

thank you so much for helping, will keep this page open to check every 5 or so minuets to not waste your time or my time.


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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by Liam at 11:33:22 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1132 [GMT 10:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Infected - no documents, no desktop icons, start>all programs> (empty)

Hello help liam , Download this and run it. It *should* unhide most everything you're missing. http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/beta/unhide.exeLet me know if that does it, and if you need further help. Thanks,tea

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my computer will not let me open any programs with internet explorer within seconds a pop up appears saying "firewall has blocked a program from accessing the internet" and automatically closes my current programs along with this pop up i am also receiving anit virus pop ups in addition i attempted to download malwarebytes but it was not responding with safari.

A:cant run programs virus infected

Boot into safemode with networkingDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Tried MalewareBytes, Trend Micro, Pareto, Kaspersky - all start to scan then shut down or say I do not have permission. tried rootRepeal to get reports it did the same thing. Did get something of a report from the Kaspersky online scan.Started with the debugger 97 error message and Windows police had gotten in my system. Also having a problem with my google searches being redirected. I had a problem installing the Trend Micro application and a couple of techs helped me- they had me try to install and run the HiJackThis app but it wouldn't run - error about not having permission. I have Vista Home Premium. This is a new laptop (HP/Compaq Presario) and I am not familar with Vista.Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!! Belinda SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! Kaspersky reports:KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0: scan report Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 1 (build 6001) Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 7.0.26.13 Last database update: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 18:09:48 Records in database: 2740327--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Scan settings: scan using the following database: extended Scan archives: yes Scan e-mail databases: yesScan area - Critical areas: C:\Program Files C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup C:\Users\Bo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo... Read more

A:infected but can't run ANY virus programs HELP

Please download Sophos Anti-rootkit & save it to your desktop.alternate download linkNote: If using the vendor's download site you will be asked to register with MySophos so an email containing an activation link can be sent to your email address.Be sure to print out and read the Sophos Anti-Rookit User Manual and Release Notes.Double-click sar_15_sfx.exe to begin the installation, read the license agreement and click Accept.Allow the default location of C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Rootkit and click Install.A message will appear "Sophos Anti-Rootkit was successfully installed. Click 'yes' to start it now".Click Yes and allow the driver and its randomly named .tmp file (i.e. F.tmp) to load if asked.If the scan did not start automatically, make sure the following are checked:Running processesWindows RegistryLocal Hard DrivesClick Start scan.Sophos Anti-Rootkit will scan the selected areas and display any suspicious files in the upper panel.When the scan is complete, a pop-up screen will appear with "Rootkit Scan Results". Click OK to continue.Click on the suspicious file to display more information about it in the lower panel which also includes whether the item is recommended for removal.Files tagged as Removable: No are not marked for removal and cannot be removed.Files tagged as Removable: Yes (clean up recommended) are marked for removal by default.Files tagged as Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended) are not marked for removal because Sophos did no... Read more

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Yesterday night, I was surfing the internet when some sort of ad-ware or virus had hijacked my browser (firefox) and an info window popped up telling me my computer was infected. I opened task manager and tried to end the firefox process but it wouldn't respond. At that point, I hit the reset button on my tower. Waited for Windows Vista to boot up, logged in, and the ad-ware or virus came up again upon startup so I hit the reset button again. This time I started my computer in safe mode, and ran Spybot. It found a few ad-ware files and so I got rid of them. I started up Vista again normally. Everything was working fine, except when I tried to run System Mechanic.

I get an error box. With the words "A critical Error. [Error: 424] on it. I thought that the virus had corrupted System Mechanic just before I got rid of it. No big deal, I'll just reinstall it. But then, Catalyst Control Center for my ATI card doesn't work. I figure the virus is still in there, so I pull a System Restore to December 12. Still have the same problems. So I do another System Restore to December 9th. Still the same problems, so I run another scan for Spybot. It caught some more ad-ware, I quickly rid them from my computer. Then, I don't really know why, I pull another System Restore to December 12. This is when things start going wrong.

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A:Infected with virus/other programs not working

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Hey there,

I have a problem with my internet programs. I have IE 8 and the latest firefox. Firefox is my default.

I never use IE. Recently IE has been popping up with random ads and stuff. Sometimes 2 windows and sometimes only one. It is very annoying.

While using Firefox some of the pages i regularly visit are taking ages to load and others are perfectly fine. Also when using google search in firefox, I would search for whatever, the results would come up then when i click on a link it would automatically redirect me to bigsalesfinder.com and the from that to some other site.

My antivirus also keeps popping up saying

An intrusion attempt by 91.213.29.250 was blocked. Application path \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME1\PROGAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORER.EXE

Advanced details

Risk name - HTTP fake scan webpage
Severity - high
Attacking Computer - 91.213.29.250.80
Attacker URL - inyfeba.cn/?wm=70159
Source Address - 91.213.29.250
Traffic Description - TCP, www-http

Im am running Vista and Norton Antivirus internet security.

Can someone please tell me how to fix this.

Thanks

A:Virus infected my internet programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and y... Read more

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Early tonight my internet went down and I restarted my router and computer to get it back. When I restarted everything I tried to open firefox and it wouldn't open at all. It'd make an attempt but nothing would come out of it, not even an error. So I tried to open task manager to see if the process was still open but that didn't open either, just left the little green task manager box in the system tray.

Meanwhile League of Legends was booting up in the background and when I clicked on that to log in it crashed.

I'm getting a bit worried by this point, as you can imagine.

I'm currently doing a virus scan but it's going hella slow for some reason.

I've left a hijack this log with this post, as you can see there's two instances of firefox but it isn't open as far as I can tell.

Also I tried to watch a youtube video and Flash crashed as well, bringing Chrome down with it.

A:Can't start a Variety of Programs, possible virus

Virus scans complete, got nothing back. Going to try calmly restarting my computer.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi,I have Avast and NOD32 on my computer but neither of them can run at all so I thought I might have a virus. Here's my logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:46:10, on 6/4/2552Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Anti-virus programs don't start

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Last night I became infected with a virus or malware.

It has disabled the sound on my laptop, Windows Update, Defender, System Restore and a few other programs.

I have run full scans with Malware Anti-Bytes, Avira Free Antivirus and Super AntiSpyware with no results. they all say my system is clean but the problems still remain.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I'm at the end of my rope and i'm not sure what other actions to take.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank You.

:-)

A:I'm infected but anti-virus programs detect nothing.

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hello there . This program is really annoying since i can't navigate well on some websites. I did a Farbar recovery scan tool scan, and i uploaded the result.
 

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Hello Bleeping Computer

I am running Windows 7 right now.
For about a month or perhaps even longer now, my computer has had many problems which I believe are due to a virus. It all started several weeks ago when my AVG Anti-Virus told me I had many viruses. I thought I had removed them until these virus notices kept appearing. I scanned my computer several times with AVG, V3, and Malwarebytes Anti Malware but none of them have succeeded in getting rid of my virus. Now, all of my programs with the exception of Computer, Recycle Bin, and Internet Explorer are hidden. I thought they were wiped, but they still are in my Programs and Features in my control panel. Please help me remove this virus!

I have also noticed that while my computer was functioning properly, I had many SVC hosts under processes that were using up a large chunk of my computer's CPU memory.

If possible, I would be eternally grateful if I could successfully rid myself of this virus or even reformat my computer to its factory settings, but I am unable to do so.

My computer has been in a computer repair shop before for a broken/cracked Hard Drive. My computer was originally Vista, but it is now running Windows 7 (shop upgraded it).
I have already tried running the Vista Reinstallation CD that came with my computer in the hopes of reformatting it, but I got an error message saying that my computer did not have enough space for temporary files. The error code is 0x80070103.

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A:Infected with some sort of virus. Programs hidden

Hello.
After looking here I feel it best to keep the other topic open. Can you Edit your ComboFix log into that topic?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Task manager shows a lot of processes being run with the .exe *32 extension.  It shows up for my antivirus software exe files as well.  Prior to this I was having issues with dllhost.exe *32 running a lot of processes and paralyzing the compuer.  It was also changing my internet security options and allowing malicious and tracking websites to run in the background.  I managed to do a system restore and now the dllhost.exe does not appear (so far).  I have not used the internet much, since then. 
However, the .exe *32 extension is showing up for a lot of processes and multiple internet explorer or google processes pop up when I open the relevant browser.  Thank you so much for all your help and time in this.  I have been unable to sort this mess out and have spent 8 hours running different scans!
 
DETAILS OF DDS.TXT LOG BELOW:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Shalini at 19:36:41 on 2014-11-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3835.1761 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *Enabled/Updated* {8504DEEF-CC04-1F76-2137-F1A5F4A659DA}
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964... Read more

A:Infected with .exe *32 virus that is running all programs - please help remove

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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Help! I'm infected with a virus....there's a blinking icon (the handicap symbol to a red "no" sign) in my icon tray, and it keeps saying I should download new spyware programs! Also I keep getting pop-ups, some are adult sites and some are advertisements for other websites. Please Help. I ran Ad-Adware and Norton Anit-Virus Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:23:57 PM, on 5/5/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:I'm Infected With A Virus: Pop-ups And Fake Spyware Programs!

Hello,It's better to print out the next instructions or save them in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then.It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!* Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Don't use it yet.* Reboot into Safe Mode`: ( without networking support !)?To get into the Safe mode as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against next entry:O2 - BHO: Nothing - {b0398eca-0bcd-4645-8261-5e9dc70248d0} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hpD7F1.tmp* Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabClick the "Delete Cookies" buttonNext to it, Click the "Delete Files" buttonWhen prompted, place a check in: "Delete all offline content", click OK* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu on the left side of the Options window... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Machine: Win XP pro service pack 3

Hi

I know this computer is infected with God knows what. I cannot scan with anything, including Malware Bytes. I had Open Cloud Antivirus for a while. I followed directions for removal, but it never set the IE proxy settings, and I couldn't get MB or rootkill to run. It is now redirecting on Google searches and occasionally loads porn. It is hiding all desktop icons, but when I click Show Hidden Files, they reappear as a hidden file, and I can access them. My start menu has no programs, but they are still on my disk. I am running in safe mode with networking, and it is still doing most of the crap it does in regular mode.

I ran SuperAntiSpyware and found koobface and Open Cloud. I deleted the EXE files it listed. I don't see the Open Cloud stuff in safe mode. I also downloaded ESET online scanning. But nothing finishes scanning, not even ESET, even though the last scan lasted around 2.5 hours. SuperAntiSpyware just terminates after some point. So I cannot use a program to completely delete whatever it finds.

I tried to run ESET again, but it says "Unexpected error 101. ESET has already been run on this computer in the past. Only files necessary to update the current version will be uploaded." Except it crashes, and you can't use it.

Malware Bytes will not run with renamed files, off my USB, or off the computer via the desktop. Sometimes it says it cannot find the path specified. When I click from the desktop... Read more

A:Computer infected; can't run any fix programs

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have some programs that have just appeared and I cant remove them. Im sure there are other things too.
Here are the copies from frst.
Many thanks.
Also I have tried with malwarebytes but nothing happens, here is a log.
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 18/02/2015
Scan Time: 09:45:27
Logfile: Malware 1802.txt
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.02.18.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.03.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Kevin
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 393888
Time Elapsed: 3 hr, 43 min, 46 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\BackupStack, , [31b8f02fec9eeb4b1d42069b9b6849b7], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MyPC Backup, , [31b8f02fec9eeb4b1d42069b9b6849b7], 
PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\APP PATHS\MyPC Backup, , [3dac2af5cac0e45211ff039541c22bd5], 
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A:Computer infected with programs...I think

The program I cant remove is called PC Speed up

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There is a red button with a white x by the time. The pop-up is that my computer is infected and windows is going to download something (I've seen exact message in other posts, so not relisting).
I have sysclean.com and ran it. It found 12 threats, and I think successfully cleaned them, but the button is still there.
GMER.exe was extracted to my desktop, but won't run. Neither will HiJackThis.
RSIT log here & attached.
Any help is VERY MUCH appreciated!!!

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Hall at 2008-10-25 08:05:34
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 4 GB (15%) free of 30 GB
Total RAM: 126 MB (30% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:05:50 AM, on 10/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
E:\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
D:\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
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A:Your computer is infected! Few .exe programs will run.

Hello, and Welcome to TSF.

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* IMPORTANT !!! Place combofix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
Double click on combo-fix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.

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Hi ... I am curious about when i download programs is there a limit as to how many programs i may have running ??? Also i like all the programs i have but i don't always use them all , once in awhile i may use this or that ... Whats is the best way to keep your programs and have them running when you want to start them up ..???? Is there any information about programs when you start up your computer what works best ??? I am using windows xp pro on a fairly new computer
 

A:Programs when computer start up

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So I have Peerblock to start up with the computer (it has an icon set inside the Startup folder by me), yet that program never runs; I have to click that listing inside the Startup folder manually for it to start. I have two other programs in there to start with the computer, and the both run the way they're supposed to. Why is this program procrastinating to start up with the computer?

A:Certain Programs Won't Start Up With The Computer

It is an issue with 8. There are some programs that simply won't load on startup even if UAC is disabled. Wish I had a fix for you. I have a couple myself that act the same.

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Here are my Hjackthis log please tell me where there are problems, thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:03:35 PM, on 5/25/2008
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
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When I start my computer everything's seems to be OK, except when I try to open any programs nothing happens. Windows explorer is also very slow. I would open a folder and it would not respond for a couple of seconds then it will load, but I won't be able to open any files. Also, when I try to shutdown or restart my computer, my desktop background is displayed with nothing on it (no files or folders) and it won't shutdown or restart. I have to manually hold down the power button for it to shut down. Everything works perfectly fine in safe mode. I ran Malware Bytes in safe mode and I removed all of the malware but nothing has changed. I used System Restore to restore it to a date when the problems didn't occur, but that hasn't fixed anything. Please help!

A:My computer won't start any programs

If you were infected there may be damaged System files. So run SFC /SCANNOW Command and work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello there.

I am in need of expert assistance in removing this virus since no virus scan would reveal who's causing the trouble. My Computer recently was spammed by applications popping up all over my screen. The symptoms are similar to those in this post : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic381403.html It might go quiet for a while but the problem never got away for past 2 days. Since then I have disconnected it from internet and sending post from another comp. These are the applications that pop up ...

1. Windows Calculator (calc.exe)
2. My Computer
3. IE8
4. Firefox 7 (For IE8 and Firefox they would be directed to home screen and I can hardly use them)

I am running on 32bit Windows XP and ran DDS and GMER. Please help me kill this little sneaky bastard. Here are the logs.

Thank you in advance.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_27
Run by A Bird in the Sky at 7:53:18 on 2011-10-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.950.852.1028.18.1023.425 [GMT 8:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Disabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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A:Computer keep start new programs, IE on its own

Hello,I want to update my comp's situation since my last post. I have reconnected the troubled computer to internet after enabling Windows Firewall. It seems to have stopped spawning applications. At least for a few days. During this time I was able to use internet normally, can access webpages without being directed to home screen.But today the problem returns again and things are popping up uncontrollably from time to time.I had not run any new scan or tools attempting to cure the virus. Just web browsing and simple word/excel editing.Please advise if any new info or new scan you want me to do. Thank you and waiting for your assistance.

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Hi everyone. this is my first post here..
I will get straight into my problem. So recently I m seeing that some of my startup programs are not starting they r giving "XXXXXXX.exe has stopped working".. Sometimes this even happens with my browser Google Chrome. At that time i need to reinstall it ad it works again. But now even the task manager has been disabled . I am just totally confused here waht to do. Can someone help me. I tried adwcleaner.. and combofix as well.. but after using combofix it shows that registry editing has been disabled by administrator. just like in task manager shows it has been esiabled by administrator.. Someone plz help me.

A:Some kind of virus has infected my pc and is basically corrupting many programs

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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Hey im new to these forums and you can tell, I dont know much about computers but i know enough.

So i was infected with ( i think ) several viruses or malware, whatever the crap is
and im able to log on to my user name ( running windows xp ) but i have a gray
screen. No icons are on the desktop, start up bar is below the screen so i cant access
it. Ive tried to get onto safe mode and it gives me a blue screen error says something
about the hard drive. I am able to get the icons to show and i can go into "my computer."

I have this "secrurity tools" malware and some "windows system defender."

Everytime something pops up it makes a loud bleeping noise and "security tools"
pops up and say i have 44 infected files. Everytime i try to access internet explorer it
just disappears and i can pull mozilla fox up but " security tools" blocks me from the internet.

So if someone can give me advice to fix my computer or to help you out to see whats wrong,
please do. Ask me whatever you want and ill try to process it or do something.

Thanks to all.

A:Infected with a virus with gray screen and can access programs

Please help me!
Ill check up on it later.

If you have any advice please reply.

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My computer has a virus which causes links from Google (and elsewhere) to re-direct to a website 'bankofindworld.com' and I am also hearing various advertisements play on the speakers, though no video actually plays.

Additionally, when I try to install Malwarebytes the installation process gets stuck on the 'Finishing Installation' step at the very end. The program appears in the Program Files of my computer, but when I try to run it the hourglass appears momentarily and then nothing happens. I have tried to use SuperAntiSpyware with the same result, and the Avira antivirus program causes my computer to go to a blue screen claiming that a critical error has been detected.
Note: I have read that re-naming the Malwarebytes installation program might help and have tried to rename it before installing without success.

The DDS and RootRepeal logs that were requested for this forum have been attached, and the other DDS log is pasted below:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kevin at 18:20:11.35 on Mon 09/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.537 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)

{918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

============== Running Processes ===============

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A:Infected with Adware that blocks anti-virus programs

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3Important!You should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an Malware Removal Expert, not for private use.Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Make sure that you save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

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I just got infected by the system restore virus and so i ran a malwarebytes scan. I deleted the infections and restarted my computer but the program files like pictures, control panel, etc. on my start menu aren't showing up! it just has computer and nothing following it but my files like word, paint, and solitaire etc. are still available. any help would be MUCH appreciated!!

A:programs not on start menu after system restore virus

Also, the icons that would usually be next to the start menu button are also removed. Please help!

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I recently removed a virus called clientmonitor.exe. Not sure exactly what its done but it prevented malwarebytes and avarst from starting as well as system restore, I managed to install panda antivirus which removed it.

The problem is even though its gone all the programs it stopped from starting still wont load?

I've uninstalled and reinstalled them but still no success, I'm guessing its deleted some system files.

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Hi,

I've been infected with some kind of virus after some fake Java 6 splash screen popped up. It removed all my files from my desktop and all the programs. Also it disabled the task manager. The start menu is also empty. There were also pop ups that said hdd was corrupt or something. I tried booting into safe mode but everything is still missing. Any ideas?

Thank You for your time.

A:Virus that deleted all my files and programs from the start menu

Check this out

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-restore

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Hello,

I had the system security 2012 virus and had someone here help me get rid of it. They suggested I post in this forum since windows is still blocking some start up programs from running. I downloaded startuplite and it only found two of the programs. All of the programs are legit files, but the only choice I have in windows defender is to remove it.

These are a few of the programs it's blocking on post #35:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426430.html/page__st__30

This is the other link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic427073.html/page__st__15
Thanks for your help!

A:Windows blocking start up programs after virus removal

Hi .I read through some of your posts, but not all...so, forgive me if I ask questions that seem redundant.You assert that "Windows" is blocking start-up programs....have you an error message that says that this is taking place? If so, can you post one such?Then...Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.Louis

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I am not sure what is wrong with my computer. After my brother in law used it one night, I have been having many problems. If anyone can help I could use it.

1.) There are no programs running at start up. My Anti-Virus, ATI card, etc. do not start up and also do not show up in my taskbar.
2.) I can not connect to my earthink internet connection because of a "conmgr.exe" error(I know this program is earthlink related, but this happened at the same time as the rest of the problems, so I listed it). Earthlink is the main browser on this computer, so it is posing a problem.
3.)My Anti-Virus will not start up even if I manually click on the enable button within the menu.
4.) I can not connect to most of my games games (i.e. World Of Warcraft), however I can use basic games like checkers and backgammon.
5.) Internet Explorer works, but only to a degree. It will randomly start showing "can not display page" messages for extended periods of time.
The only odd thing I can see in my HJK log is " O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [shell] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Folders\ibm00013.exe" ", but im limited in my computer skills. Also I normally have several "O4 - HKCU\..\Run:" entries, but I only have 7 as of now.

Thank you for your help ahead of time.

Here is my HJK log:

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
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I have been working on a friend's computer. He said it became extremely slow, tried to load programs that he knew nothing about, etc. So, I figured he had a bunch of viruses, malware, trojans, etc. I ran AVG, Avast, Spybot, and Super Antispyware which all continued to find and clean off various virus, trojans, etc. However, the computer still seems to have some kind of startup trojan that is unable to be cleaned/removed by these programs. Here are a couple of my problems:

1) I am able to install Avast antivirus. However, after the computer reboots, the virus scan is deactivated. It gives the message that RPC services were unable to start.

2) Windows Firewall is also unable to be started. I get the following error: "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Firewall settings."

I have attached a HJT log. I believe at least one of the problems exist with the following entries in the HJT log.:

C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\winxequ.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\winxtje.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\winxhwahu.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IpSec] C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\winxequ.exe

I haven't been able to remove these files. Avast detected these files as being caused by the Win32/Agent-SB, Win32/Agent-OFB, and Win32/VB-GLE trojans. Avast tried to delete them but is not successful. Also, Super Anti-spy detected these files as TROJ Crypt.ULPM.Gen. It also said it deleted them, but after rebooting they reappear.

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Hello, I've recently been infected earlier today but I have been able to remove it via my anti-malware software as well as AVG. After that all my applications seemed to be working perfectly until recently. Now I when I open any program I receive the "Open With and choose the program you want to use to open this file" box and I can't even do a system restore. I called the Del IT and they said that for some reason they can't find any proof of a warranty (that I did buy months ago but they want me to pay again). So please, if there's any way to help me I will be more than happy to receive it. Right now I'm in Safe Mode (and even on safe mode with the networking) the programs are doing the same thing. For some insane reason I'm able to use Internet Explorer so this is how I'm managing to write this.

However, I do remember them mentioning that something in the system has been removed. I'm not sure what it is. If that's any help to you.

Edit: I tried to download RDkill but when I press run nothing happens.

Also I have a Windows Vista (I forgot to mention it earlier)

Edit Edit:

I have fixed it! Please refer to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393182.html if any of you have the same problems. I love this place so much.

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Hi guys, lately I've been having a problem where I try to open a program, but the loading circle appears next to my cursor, and nothing happens, it just keep spinning. I have to restart my computer for it to work.

A typical day:
-Try to open Firefox, problem as I described happens
-Restart Computer
-Firefox works!
-Done with Firefox, open Grabd Theft Auto (a video game)
-problem occurs
-Restart computer
-Grand Theft Auto works!

But sometimes, restarting won't help, and I have to do it another time, and sometimes I have to turn off my computer, wait a bit and then turn it on.

Has anyone ever ahd this problem before?

Thanks!

A:Programs won't start, have to restart computer

Could be your HD failing, recommend you run diagnostics on it from the BIOS. If nothing, try running "chkdsk -r" via command prompt ( run>cmd). If that doesnt fix it, get a program that checks your registry there may be something screwy in there. I hate to advertise but I use ccleaner's registry fix on all my computers. Make sure you BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY before fixing it. And if all those fun shinanigains dont work, Look into your services and see whats running, something could be taking up CPU power that you dont even need running.

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First, a big thanks to all who might help. Now for the problem:My computer (winxp pro/AMD 800/256 ram) suddenly started taking forever to boot up. The tardiness extends to opening up any program: the harddrive light blinks, but takes approx 10 seconds for anything to start happening. Internet surfing has also slowed considerably (via comcast cable). I'm running a full and fully updated suite of Norton, AdAware, SpyBot and even a storebought copy of SpySweeper. All show a clean system. But something doesn't smell right...Here's a copy of the file log from Hijack This:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:13:47 PM, on 4/24/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXED:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Nor... Read more

A:Computer slow to start programs

Nothing in your log indiciates a problem.Try this:Please run two online virus scans:http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://housecall.antivirus.com/Then let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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Hi, I need help getting a couple of programs that run automaticlly when I start up my system. I'm not even sure where these programs came from. I am running Windows XP. Wrenie
 

A:Need Help Stopping Programs That Run When I Start My Computer

There are various programs with features that help you do this, but not knowing what you have on your computer I can't point you to one. So I'll suggest that you download Autoruns.

It is very (far too) comprehensive when it shows you everything, most of which is irrelevent. So go to the logon tab for a better view of what programs are starting. You can do without most startup programs, many are plain unwanted. However there are some programs (such as your antivirus) which you really do need to be there. If you're unsure feel free to ask.
 

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I am running Vista Home ..... I want to disable certain programs from automatically starting up when I turn on the computer. How do I view what those programs are and how do I disable? In the past all I had to do was hit control/alt/delete and there was a tab that said 'startup". Maybe that was when I was using Windows XP.

Also any help in shutting down my computer faster? It takes forever for it to shut off.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
 

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ohai!

I've somewhat recently (over the last 3 months) been having problems with my computer freezing when I use the executable for specific programs. Skype freezes my computer, Vegas 9 freezes my computer, and numerous games (BioShock, BioShock 2, GTA IV, Saints Row: The Third, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, etc.) do as well.

I would assume that it was a virus that I picked up somewhere. After running ESET scans a number of times with a ton of small, useless viruses being found, my main annoyance, unfortunately, was not.

So, here I am, at the peak of my exhaustion will this stupid problem. Any help would be very much appreciated.
 

A:Computer freezes when I start up certain programs?

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Hello, I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide with this issue.I am running Windows Vista, and a little under a week ago my computer picked up a nasty virus/malware (I'm not sure which). It would open pop-up windows in Firefox, and is interfering/evading all of my attempts to get rid of it.I tried running AVG Free 2012 to get rid of it, but most of the time it blocks AVG Free anti-virus from working, and unless I run the repair utility I can't get AVG working again (and when I do get it working, the AVG scan is clean). I installed Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, and while it runs in the taskbar I cannot open the user interface (error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them). I am trying to run it from the Administrator account, and even after going into the command lines and taking ownership of the folder & mbam.exe, my access is denied. While I am connected to the internet(whether I have a browser open or not), Anti-Malware does pop up messages frequently that it is blocking access to a potentially malicious website, from either firefox.exe or svchost.exe.I successfully installed HiJackThis, but when I try to run the program I am told I have insufficient privileges to access HiJackThis.exe.I installed Spybot Search & Destroy, and it did not detect anything on the full scan it performed.My Windows Firewall has been turned off (not by me), and when I try to tu... Read more

A:Vista infected with malware/virus blocking my security programs

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