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ComboFix Gives Error Messages And Won't Run

Q: ComboFix Gives Error Messages And Won't Run

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I had a Dell notebook which I had worked on before and after running CCleaner, MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D, Windows Security Essentials (each of which found a lot of really nasty stuff) and updating SpywareBlaster it still had some problems which none of the previous programs would detect, and after they all gave it a clean bill of health I knew something was still wrong. I then used my trusty ComboFix program which for the first time ever refused to run and gave a variety of weird error messages about "can't run on a 64-bit system", "can't run with AVG installed" and other similar things.

Well, since the computer had the Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit OS on it and didn't have AVG installed I knew something was Rotten in Denmark so I went back to the BC forums and found the TDSSKiller, which I downloaded and ran. See the log below for the results:

2011/03/31 17:52:53.0961 3400 ================================================================================
2011/03/31 17:52:53.0961 3400 Scan finished
2011/03/31 17:52:53.0961 3400 ================================================================================
2011/03/31 17:52:53.0977 4188 Detected object count: 1
2011/03/31 17:53:34.0646 4188 mouclass (0e6be2ddff3e98f92e465a4cdc886e5a) C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
2011/03/31 17:53:34.0646 4188 Suspicious file (Forged): C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys. Real md5: 0e6be2ddff3e98f92e465a4cdc886e5a, Fake md5: 5bf6a1326a335c5298477754a506d263
2011/03/31 17:53:41.0416 4188 Backup copy not found, trying to cure infected file..
2011/03/31 17:53:41.0416 4188 Cure success, using it..
2011/03/31 17:53:41.0416 4188 C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys - will be cured after reboot
2011/03/31 17:53:41.0416 4188 Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.tdl3(mouclass) - User select action: Cure
2011/03/31 17:55:18.0512 1584 Deinitialize success

Needless to say this nailed down the problem but I decided to run ComboFix once again just for the Heck of it and guess what? It ran flawlessly and did not detect any additional malware. I have used ComboFix on numerous occasions without any problem whatsoever, so the moral of this story is that if it doesn't work then try some other tool. It is still a great program but this shows that it can be suppressed by at least one other piece of nasty malware lurking around out there.

I hope this is of some help to someone else who may have a similar problem with ComboFix...

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Preferred Solution: ComboFix Gives Error Messages And Won't Run

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: ComboFix Gives Error Messages And Won't Run

This is not a ComboFix log and the small portion of it I posted is for illustrative purposes only; I am not asking for any help, just sharing my experience. I hope that is not a violation of the rules...

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I want to run combofix cause i went to a website and possible clicked on something i should not i beleive i may have a back door trojan

The error i am getting is

Windows cannot find "NircmdB.exe". make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

I tried renaming to cf.exe no luck i even try using SDFix in safemode no luck when i click on runthis bat file cmd start then close so i dont know what is going on..

In the past i had vista and abale to run combofix and get rid of any virus i had . Now with window 7 i am getting this error above

Any help to run combofix would really appreciate. All i want ot do is run combofix on window 7

thanks

A:Combofix will not run on window 7 full retail version, combofix will not run error

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Combofix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. That's the decision by the creator and we will abide by that decision.Further ComboFix does not officially support Windows 7 and SDFix only works on Windows XP.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.40) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM 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.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware... Read more

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I was trying to install an HP Printer. It would not install. I called HP and an HP Tech accessed my computer remotely. He pulled up a bunch of error and stopped working messages. He said my computer was about to crash. He wanted a ton of money to fix it. I have no money, so here I am. I have attached a summary of my computer. I am really computer stupid so any help I can get will be truly appreciated.
Annette Manaclay

A:[SOLVED] Error messages and stopped working messages, Windows 7

I don't know where to begin. Let's start be deleting all old versions of Java in your control panel and updating at: java.com: Java + You
Also, stop using ToolWiz and Optimizer Pro These Registry Cleaners cause the kind of problems you're experiencing.

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I am using Windows ME in a new Dell Dimension 4100 series, Pentium 3, 1.1 gig, MSN Office 2000 Professional.

I am having trouble saving a word document that was e-mailed to me. I did a "save as" into "my documents." Then I changed something in the document, and I saved it. Upon closing the document I was asked if wanted to save changes and I said yes.(this confused me as I don't normally get this when I do the normal 'save' under the 'file tab')
Later when I went to open this document, I got an error message, "Locked for editing by another user, click notify to open as a read only copy". When I clicked on notify, I got another error message,"Winword has caused an error in winword.exe. Winword will now close.Try restarting your computer."

When I tried to delete this document, I got the message "Cannot delete file. Access is denied. Source file may be in use."

I experimented and again saved into my documents, again made a change, hit save and closed the doc. When I got the message asking me if I wanted to save the changes, I said no. This procedure enabled me to reopen the document.

I don't understand what is happening and why the key seems to be how I answer the question, do you want to save the changes?

Can someone help?
Thanks
 

A:Word doc-error messages: locked, winword error, source file

SOUNDS LIKE (tho I'm not sure), that Word didn't exit properly at least that one time. Next time it happens, and you believe Word to be closed, hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and see if "winword" is still in the task list. If so, click on it and hit End Task. Then delete your file.

If your programs aren't "really" closing down, you may just need to clean up your hard drive. Follow the instructions at:

http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm
 

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Hi,I am wondering whether combofix.net and combofix.org are GENUINE sites to download ComboFix.There's no Impressum and the whois-info is private registered.Just wanted to know.Edit: Moved topic from Am I infected? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Is combofix.net and combofix.org GENUINE Site to download ComboFix?

Please Take a look here: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look hereSpecifically the link to the combofix disclaimer image. AlsoThere are only two sites that are authorized for combofix, which are shown in red in the last quote box.

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I am having problems with my computer starting in safe mode all the time. I have tried going into msdos and putting in boot 0 and changing read only stuff back again but to no avail.(ie) brindle 10-20-03.. help! I must have changed something some where eh? Also I keep getting these error mess. more and more. I have aim and just recently it started giving me mss about that and if I don't catch the pop up window that comes with aim, in time then my puter freezes on me and I have to shut down and go in again.. Also....... I am still getting the start up mess of a file is missing and to delete and uninstall etc etc then it has Mcaffee system ini etc etc ,...Well I went and deleted all Mcaffee stuff as recomemned by styxx and am still getting this at start up? HELP I am ready to throw this out the window... no pun intended! My husband thinks I have ruined his computer and is still giving me dirty looks..... I have windows 98se. 254 mgbytes memory, I think,and have dsl...Help
 

A:safe mode and startup error and error messages

Have you tried going into set-up and resetting all controls to "default setting"?

You're computer is most likely going into default mode because there is something else wrong with it.

You most likely haven't ruined it........jus need to take this one step at a time

What were the first error messages you were getting?

What happened the first time your computer started in safe mode all by itself?
 

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I'm being bogged down with script error messages, error report request and the odd IE6 termination. Here is a copy of my HiJack This log (saw another post with similar questions and that was what was requested, so here it is). I have a HP Pavilion pc running Windows XP Home Edition. Hope someone can help because these constant error messages are driving me nuts.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:40:16 AM, on 9/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPINST~1\plugin\bin\pchbutton.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet v series\FRU\Remind32.exe
C:\Documents and S... Read more

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Hello - I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and for the last few days - I've suddenly gotten error sounds without any error messages - I've checked the administrative tools event log but can't really locate the source of the sound. What could be causing this? thanx in advance for the help

npsmith34

A:Error sound without error messages on laptop

Hello npsmith34,

Okay so you have weird sounds

Can you describe these sounds ? are they beeps ?are they clicking sounds ?

When a computer starts making sound it could be many things as in

over heating

bad fans

hard drive issues

cd rom issues

and many other things

Let me know

ATKrider

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Okay, I'm just looking to pick up a couple ideas from the kind and wonderful people here.

I use combofix fairly regularly with my job, I'm lead tech for a small district of a large corp. and I was introduced to combofix a couple years ago and found that it simplifies the cleanup and removal of certain malware to where I can take care of them in mere moments.

And so I had a customer with sysguard on it, sysguard is not a new bug, nor is it exceptionly bad, just annoying. Program wise its actually very similar to smitfraud, and can be removed using some of the same tactics. But combofix can kill it in one fell swoop, unfortunately when I ran it this last time I received the error Not Admin when it started scanning. I went though everything I could think of to find where this permission error was coming from, but its WinXP MCE sp3, there are not a lot of choices inside the Administrator Account in SafeMode.

I went and manually removed the hoaxware, much more time consuming. I decided to try combofix again just to see if the bugger was what was stopping it from running, but I get the same error. Everything else I have runs fine, even the batch and com tools that I have.

So, anyone with information would be good. I unfortunately will not be able to post any logs as I do not have access to the computer anymore. I'm mostly looking for ideas that i can try in case I run into this again.

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Hi all, i am getting a error message using combofix.exe the error message reads ""0x7c9111e0 referenced memory at 0x006c0079 could not be read""i have no clue what this means maybe someone can give me a hand. Before running the combo fix i ran atf cleaner,ad-aware se, and super anti spyware then i ran a avg antivirus scan and then the combofix and then hijackthis, at the end (all was done in safe mode).i will post a logged file of the combofix to see if someone can help me out. Thanks."CraZy LoC" - 2007-07-16 17:36:43 - ComboFix 07-07-16.4 - Service Pack 2 NTFS [SAFE MODE]((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-06-16 to 2007-07-16 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))2007-07-16 16:59 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\LastGood2007-07-15 22:57 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\nircmd.exe2007-07-15 22:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\pss2007-07-15 20:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-07-15 20:38 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard2007-07-15 16:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware2007-07-15 16:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\CRAZYL~1\APPLIC~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-07-15 15:46 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro2007-07-15 13:36 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\CRAZYL~1\APPLIC~1\Uniblue((((((((... Read more

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I was advised to run ComboFix as a possible solution to the problem that I'm having accessing some files (Access is Denied) and activating command lines such as chkdsk, where I am told that I do not have sufficient privileges.

I am the administrator on a private pc.

Unfortunately I did not read the instructions regarding preparation so I do not have a helper. The DDS does not download, but I have attached the log report.

Can anyone pls advise what I should do? There is no change in the problem of file access and privilege level.

A:ComboFix error

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Ok so we are getting the following error on 20+ pc's on a domain based network. We get this error on basically every PC we log into and run combofix on. We have tried MANY rootkit removal utilities with no luck. (ie malwarebytes, combofix, sdfix, rootkit revealer, Trend rootkit, mcafee rootkit, superantispyware, etc...) The server has also been scanned... We've deleted the users profiles on the server and on the local PC's, we've even completely reloaded a PC and added it back to the domain and the message came back immediately after running combofix on a clean profile. After the error pops up it prompts us to reboot the computer and then it runs combofix again and finds nothing. If we wait a little while after that it comes back up again... If anyone has seen this or has any input it would be greatly appreciated!

A:Combofix error

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer.I take it this is about a corporate network? If so, you really should consider a reformat or having the IT department taking this down. We cannot possibly work on 20 computers at a time in this forum. Besides, while cleaning one computer, malware would spread through the network and reinfected it, and so undo all our work.To have a chance to successfully clean all machines, you will need to isolate all of them, make sure all of them are completely clean as well as any removable storage and only after that reconnect the computers.

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After Running AVG Business edition and Malware-Bytes, was unable to remove a virus threat entitled "Tojan virus Agent_r.AHR". Have used and performed ComboFix several times at the advice on users on the forum and knew that after the failed attempts to remove the virus using previous scanners, ComboFix was the next step. Error Log follows below:ComboFix 11-07-05.02 - Register 6 07/05/2011 14:27:56.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2012.1578 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Register 6\My Documents\Downloads\ComboFix.exe..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\windows\system32\kernel.dll..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-06-05 to 2011-07-05 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..2011-07-05 17:37 . 2011-07-05 17:37 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Register 6\Application Data\Malwarebytes2011-07-05 17:37 . 2010-11-29 22:42 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys2011-07-05 17:37 . 2011-07-05 17:37 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes2011-07-05 17:37 . 2011-07-05 17:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware2011-07-05 17:37 . 2010-11-29 22:42 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys2011-07-... Read more

A:ComboFix Error Log

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hey guys:I ran combofix and got this error right after the log window:Could Not Find C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Combo-Fix.sysI don't know if the program is finished running or not because that screen just sits there.I'm not sure if I should close the window or not? ThanksEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:ComboFix error

This is why we have warnings posted and recommend that you do not run it on your own.
I will see if I can find an answer for you

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Hi,

I ran combofix in my laptop (OS Win 7). After that I am getting error whenever trying to open files... Err!: "Illegal Operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion. Help me!!!

Urgent Please

A:error after combofix

Hi Team,

I would like to remove this as the issue is been resolved. I have reinstalled the IE and issue resolved completely... Hope you can recommend this for others also...

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I recently was infected by a virus so I ran Malware Bytes which usually takes care of any viruses pretty well. After it scanned there was one that it said it could not be removed so I assumed it was one that would be cleaned upon reboot. I scanned again anyway after reboot several times but it comes back with nothing but my browsers keep redirecting to random sites. Previously to fix this, i've used ComboFix which has successfuly fixed that. I still had the Combofix file on my computer so I ran Rkill first (which only killed a Google Updater) then CombFix. My ZA firewall put up connection alerts several times for IE and Firefox, and either accepting or declining them, I get an error message from ComboFix that says "error - win32 only" in English and several other languages and it never starts. I have XP pro on my machine, i've downloaded the most recent one (combofix) available from here at BC and even tried to run it in safe mode. What is the problem? Can anyone help? Anyone experience this?

A:Combofix error

ComboFix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computerYou shouldn't be running ComboFix without supervision by staff here at BC.

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Below is a log from my combofix scan - I have infections in .ddl files - how do I get them 'resolved'?

ComboFix 09-11-29.02 - Administrator 11/29/2009 18:08.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195.0.1252.1.1033.18.255.154 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\windows\TEMP\ComboFix.exe

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\ac3_0010.exe
C:\mte3ndi6odoxng.exe
c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\{28301~1

c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\{38301~1

c:\program files\deskbar

c:\program files\deskbar\inst.bat

c:\program files\internet optimizer

C:\rdfx4.exe

c:\windows\Fonts\acrsecB.fon

c:\windows\Fonts\acrsecI.fon

c:\windows\nem220.dll

c:\windows\smdat32a.sys

c:\windows\smdat32m.sys

c:\windows\start.exe

c:\windows\system32\clrviddc.dll

c:\windows\uninst2.htm

c:\windows\unist1.htm

c:\windows\Web\default.htt



c:\windows\system32\qmgr.dll . . . is infected!!



c:\windows\system32\comres.dll . . . is infected!!



.

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-10-28 to 2009-11-29 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2009-11-21 20:28 . 2009-11-21 20:28 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities

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I downloaded the newest version of Combofix on 7/8/10. When it is run it detects a Rootkit. I say OK to reboot. XP hangs during shutdown. After 4 hours it still has not shut down and rebooted. If I do a cold boot Combofix then runs but finds no problems and deletes nothing upon completion. If I reboot and run ComboFix again the same thing happens (finds a Rootkit but hangs during reboot). I put a different hard drive with XP that I know if be malware free. When Combofix is run it has the same exact issue.

A:Combofix Error

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here. With that said, there are circumstances ComboFix will hang or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable any other real-time protection tools and CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage CF stalled and to provide that information to the Helper who is assisting you so they can investigate.If you need assistance with your malware infection, please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.When you have done that, post your log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT h... Read more

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hi guys,
 
every times i can try to start combofix i receive this error:
 
error writing c:\32788R22FWJFW\023.dat
 
how can i solve it??
 
thanks in advance

A:error of combofix.exe

Hello and welcome to BC,
 
Please read this topic about Combofix: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here
 
You can get an expert opinion by asking for help in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum. You will need to follow instructions in the Preparation Guide. 
Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help
 
 
Let me know if you need any help with that. 

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trying to run combofix and it starts up fine but before it does any "Completed stages" it says "\Microlab\Searchengin\ was unexpected at this time." and just has a flashing cursor.

Any ideas!?
 

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Hi all, i am getting a error message using combofix.exe the error message reads ""0x7c9111e0 referenced memory at 0x006c0079 could not be read""i have no clue what this means maybe someone can give me a hand. Before running the combo fix i ran ad-aware se, and super anti spyware then i ran a avg antivirus scan and then the combofix and then hijackthis, at the end (all was done in safe mode).i will post a logged file of the combofix to see if someone can help me out. Thanks."CraZy LoC" - 2007-07-15 19:57:40 - ComboFix 07-07-16 - Service Pack 2 NTFS [SAFE MODE]((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-06-15 to 2007-07-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))2007-07-15 16:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware2007-07-15 16:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\CRAZYL~1\APPLIC~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-07-15 16:00 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2007-07-15 15:58 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard2007-07-15 15:46 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro2007-07-15 13:36 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\CRAZYL~1\APPLIC~1\Uniblue2007-07-15 13:08 51,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\nircmd.exe(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))2007-07-11 21:51:13 -------- d-----w C:&#... Read more

A:Error Using Combofix.exe

Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Windows xp sp3

After I have closed programs Successfully-I sometimes
received error message advising me program has encountered and error and will be shut down!

I do also receive this error message occasionally within a program

I have shut down error reporting to Microsoft as this was driving me bonkers!

I have no idea why I keep receiving these errors as my computer maintenance is up to date

I certainly do not want to reformat as it will be a complete nightmare for me as I quadriplegic

Is there any benefit having registry cleaner and Which One?

Regards Thelma

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I recently moved and when I plugged my computer back up everything was a mess. I got the mouse and keyboard working and got rid of several viruses among other things. I believe that my computer is clean now; however the printer won't work, I get a "One Button Application" error message that reads, "The Service has returned a service-specific error code". Also, my Windows Media Player won't run. The error message is, "Cannot play back the audio stream:no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding." I don't know what this one button application is. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
 

A:error messages HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!

First Question:

Are you running an HP computer?

I ask because HP has a One Button Disaster Recovery. If you are trynig to run the service as a user account and not a Local System Account you will get that error. Any service that tries to run as a user account can get a simular message.

Try
Right-click My Computer and from the drop down menu click Manage.
From the Services and Applications menu, click Services.
From the right scroll down menu, double-click Task Scheduler.
Click the Log On tab, select the Local System Account and Allow Service to Interact with Desktop options, and then click Apply.
Click the General tab, click Start.

from Microsoft KB article 223170

I would also ensure you have all the latest drivers (NIC, Video, Audio and DirectX). Once you have them all downloaded:

Right-click My Computer, select Manage.
In the left side highlight Device Manager.
In the right side, expand (click the "+") Display Adapters and right click every adapter listed and choose Uninstall.
Do the same for Network Adapters.
Expand Sound Video and Game Adapters, find the one on the list that represents your Audio Card and uninstall it.
From the Action drop down list, choose Scan for Hardware Changes.
Once they have all been replaced, Update DirectX (never let DirectX have the last word on your drivers) then update the drivers (if you weren't prompted to do so during the 're-discovery')

Let me know how it goes
 

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Everytime I try to open Adobe Premiere or Windows Movie Maker and import a file I get a message that "windows has encountered a problem" and when I click "don't send" it completely closes the program. Does anybody know anything about this?
 

A:Error messages

next time it happens. click SEND. this sends an error report to Microsoft. If a fix is available. It will show you. Then post back and let us know what happens. If that fixes the problem, fine. If not, we will have to work on it.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.90GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 510 Mb Dell 2650, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 28576 MB, Free - 14945 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation, Inspiron 2650
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled.

yes its an old laptop but until the present trouble it worked very well,and indeed is still working
when you select ok on the various error messages. these occur on bootup and each time
you make any change ,open or close anything change program or download anything
opening webbrowser or save anything ,the errors are all different but refer to a dll and are in system 32
all end in not a valid windows image if you open 20 or more you get a coresponding no of errors
I can if required copy each of the errors and send them to you hope have enough info ,thanks in advance Aobhill
 

A:win xp various error messages

Hi and welcome.
Run System File Checker.
Start - Run - Type
Then type.
sfc /scannow

[Note space after sfc]
You will be asked for the install Cd.

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
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Download Security Check by screen317
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save it to your Desktop.

Double click the install icon.
Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
Post the result of the scan here.
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Post the last 5 error messages.
 

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Can someone tell me what this error msg is about and how can I stop it from coming on whenever I boot up my computer. I am running Win XP Pro SP2. I could not copy this error msg into this box so I am typing everything that it says. If anyone has suggestions it would be appreciated;

"16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
C:\WINDOWS/INSTAL~1\.SDODF~1\SHORTC~3.EXE
The NVDM CPU has encountered an Illegal instruction.
C5:Oea9 IP:017b OP:ff ff 00 ff 00 Choose "Close" to terminate the application."

A DOS screen alos opens on the task bar but it is blank. The title bar reads:
C:\WINDOWS\INSTALL~1\(5d0df~1\SHORTC~3.EXE

Does not appear to cause any problems with my computer.....YET. It anyone can tell me what this is telling me TO DO it would be great....Mahalo for the help...Moa Kane
 

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Hi, I've had a problem that I wasn't able to get any support for here a few months ago, but it seemed so similar to others I'd seen that I followed the steps of HJT and superantispyware as wel as combofix.
now I have three error messages at startup. I'm virus free, but don't know how to make them go away, they're different from others that I've seen in people's posts.

here's my hjt report

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:37:46 PM, on 3/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\STOPzilla.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:error messages

uhhh... bump
 

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two messages come up when i log onto my user.

Error loading C:\WINDOWS\bsx5.dll

and

Error loading C:\WINDOWS\bs3.dll

how do i fix the problem??
 

A:error messages

Thats causes by adware.

Please do the following:

In IE go to Tools -> Internet Options -> and delete Files and Cookies.

To check for and remove any Spyware or Adware that may be installed on your machine download, update, run, and fix ALL problems found by either of the above mentioned programs. You may need to reboot and have the scan run at startup. Run it again to make sure all components have been removed.

Ad-aware and Spybot:
http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det

To check for a virus please visit one of the following sites for a free online virus scan. Even if you a virus scanner installed, this one gives you a second opinion, and it will be up-to-date which yours might not be.

Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com

Trend Micro:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
If you have Kazaa, it has to go. Use Kazaa Begone to remove it and replace with Kazaa Lite. Kazaa is full of Spyware, Kazaa Lite is not. Both of these spread viruses.

Kazaa Begone:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/index.html

Kazaa Lite:
http://www.kazaalite.tk
Then post a Hijack This Log to have someone analysis it for further cleaning/recommendations.

Hijack This:
http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det
 

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I keep getting 2 constant error messages about 2 minutes after startup. They started after I defragged my computer.

One is:
textdirector.exe has stopped working

and the other is:directordirector.exe has stopped working.

I have got some other ones but at the moment these are the only two that have popped up. I can click "close program" but they just pop up again in 5~ seconds. I run Vista 32 bit

A:Error messages.

Can you find 'em in your task manager? I would suggest ending them when the are popped up, but I have no idea what they are or what they do. But since I can't find any information on them existing at all, I doubt they are very important.

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How do I stop the error message: Most of the time when I close a window I get this message--The instruction at referenced memory @"0x62304390" The memory could not be "read".How do I make it stop appearing?

A:Error Messages

Hi and welcome,
Look through the fixes here:
http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/...ion-error.html
See if any apply to you. Too many to post, but it appears and IE add on issue. Let me know the results.

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for the past few days i have been trying to restore my computer.. i am not able to do so because a few messages come up while doing so: R:\W2247.GHO and the other one is GHOSTERR.TXT.. i have NO idea what is going on and i was wondering if someone should PLEASE help me figure this out....
Thanks So Much
 

A:Error Messages

Welcome to TSG.

both error messages are related to Norton Ghost.

can you post more details? computer make/model, HOW do you restore your PC? using recovery discs or do you have norton ghost installed?
 

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On boot I get two error messages that the system cannot find dllreg.exe and vxdmgr32.exe, which I understand are viruses so that's a good thing. How can I get rid of the messages please? I'm running XP Home with all the updates and here's the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:45:27 AM, on 9/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Cpqdiag\Cpqdfwag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\DJSNETCN.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\NAV\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\NAV\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
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A:Error messages

Hello and welcome.

Before we start working with your log, you are running Hijack This from a temporary location.This needs to have its own folder.Please download HijackThis Self-installer
This is a complete installer that installs HijackThis on the computer to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.


Please download the Killbox.

Run Killbox, left click and drag you mouse over the highlighted files below (including filepath) then right click and choose Copy (including filepath) with your mouse, rightclick and choose Copy. Insert your mouse pointer within the box entitled "Full Filepath of File to Delete", rightclick again and choose File > Paste from Clipboard. All the files should now appear in the box (click on the Tab and check to make sure that only the files I have identified as malware and marked for deletion are there). If each file exists, it will appear in blue under that window when you click on it. Click on Delete on Reboot. Next click on > "Delete on Reboot" and click on "All Files". Please do this even if this option is already checked. You will get a message saying "File with be deleted on next reboot, click "Yes". Process and Reboot now?" Click "Yes" to reboot

C:\WINDOWS\System32\vxdmgr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\dllreg.exe


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my daughters laptop won't even boot in any type of safe mode the error mess.

stop:0X0000007E (0x80000003, 0x805BA6EBC, 0xBA4CB2B8, 0xBA4CAFB4)

A:Error Messages

Post # 28 here has a 'fix' that has worked for a number of people with that issue;

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...rk-422311.html

If you are uncomfortable doing this, print it out and get someone qualified to do it.

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I am having a problem when I start my computer. The first error message I get is Application error Inicio.exc failed to initialize properly (Ox000142).

The second one is APVXDWIN.exe failed to start because pavall.dll was not found Re-installing the application may fix this proble. I am running Windows XP.
It doesn't seem to affect using my computer, but it is really annoying. Can anyone tell me how to fix these two things? Thank you...Wrenie
 

A:Help with Error Messages

Those files are associated with your panda AV software. Perhaps a remove and reinstall would cure it.
 

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I keep receiving error messages when I'm online. I've read other posts and ran HijackThis. Here's the list from its scan:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 9:28:29 AM, on 8/21/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\GameChannel.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
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ok, went to boot up my computer this morning and got a strange clicking sound. Then I got a Boot Failure message it says

Boot Failure
Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device
press any key when ready

Searching for Boot Record from CDROM..not found
Searching for Boot Record from SCSI..not found
Searching for Boot reord from floppy..not found
Anybody have an idea what happened to my computer?
 

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When I boot up,  i Keep getting hard disk failure immenment. I.D number PLJFH1- 7TC84V - XD7WMG -609203 Product ID M7R58PA#ABG  Can you help me?

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Hello...

My computer is acting funny. I am getting TONS and TONS of pop-ups...I can not even go to a web page without 10 at a time popping up. Also, I have different error messages.

Can anyone tell me how to do Hijack this and someone look at my log and then tell me if I have any viruses or anything on my pc that I need to delete?

THANK YOU!
 

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Someone please help me...I have a Dell Dimension 4500 Series
I keep getting application error messages. Such as rundll16.exe,
explorer.exe, and numerous others. When I'm online I have a hard time searching because I always end up on Internet Optimizer and at times the pages just disappear and send me right back to my desktop. Two days after my warranty expired on it the CD/DVD drive quit working and Dell said it had gone bad, and wanted to sell me a new one. Shouldn't it last more than a year? What does this mean
The device, \Device\CdRomO, has a bad block. I am using the Windows XP home edition. This is my first post, so please help, with great detail. I don't know how to send a Hijack list...help
Thanks
 

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Hi there,

I started installing the latest internet explorer but stopped half way through. Now, whenever I use IE7 this error comes up:

the procedure entry point _resetstkoflw could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

followed by this

the procedure entry point _except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll.

followed by this

Java(TM) platform SE binary has stopped working
Winkdows is checking for a solution to the problem.

and windows can never find a solution. Google Chrome is working fine, but whenever I do anything with IE7 all 3 error messages above come up in succession.

Can anyone help?!

Thanks a lot,

kat
 

A:IE7 error messages

In Control Panel go to Add/Remove programs, click on IE7, then click repair.
 

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windows xp
I keep getting Error LoadingC:\Progra~1\bar\4.bin\m3plugin.dll message when I start up my computer and I do not know how to fix it.
 

A:error messages

C:\Progra~1\bar\4.bin\m3plugin.dll is related to MyWebSearch, a well known type of malware.

Please click on the Report button and kindly ask to be moved to the Malware Removal forum.
 

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i was on the internet checkin my phone bill on the Virgin Media website when suddenly the conection got disconected. When I reconnected and tred to go to my Documents of when I click on my computer or try to go to control pannel a message comes up saying 'class not registered'

When I click on control Panel this is what is displayed
C;\Windows\System32\ExplorerFrame.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error'
When I click on my Documents this is what is displayed

C\users\Kay\Documentsi
Class not registered.

am am unable to go in my documents or into Control Panel

A:error messages

I recommend a system restore. Go to Start, type System, then click on System Restore (hopefully it comes up...). Follow the instructions to restore your system back to how it was a day or two ago. If that doesn't work then try this:

Click Start and type cmd into the search box, press Enter. Up pops the command prompt. Type in regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\ExplorerFrame.dll and press enter. You might have to reboot; I'd do it anyway.

If that still doesn't fix the problem, I just found this patch from Microsoft:
Error message when you try to start Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista&#58; &#34;You must be an administrator to open Internet Explorer on this desktop&#34;
It's not directly linked to your problem but I found someone who this patch had worked for.

Hope that helps

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Can someone advise as to where I should specifically post a request for information regarding an Internet Expoler error message I am receiving?

Thanks.

Mike Fichtner

P.S. The message basically tells me that Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and will close, and offers a "send eror report" box. I then may get another message that an instruction at "0x01axxxe" referenced memory at "0x01dxexxx". The memory could not be read.

These errors appear when I close an on-line session with my Comcast service.
 

A:IE error messages?

Checkout: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/ietopten.mspx

Good luck.
 

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im a newbie with xp and have been getting an error message in i.e.6. after going to some addresses i get thrown to a page saying the pagei was at is not available. the url is here.....

http://apps.webservicehost.com/apps/e

is this spyware in my comp and how can i rid of this pest ??
thanks
 

A:error messages

go here to get Spybot Search and destroy. Excellent program!
 

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Hi

Coupla weeks ago I got a virus on my computer. My antivirus software found it in a scan, but couldn't remove the files for me. On the advice of my antivirus company (Bullguard), I manually deleted the files (from windows/system32).

The virus is gone, but every time I log on to my computer, I get three RunDll error messages, saying "the specified module cannot be loaded" (or something like that). I get one message for each file I deleted.

Is there any way to get rid of these messages? It seems that some remnant of the virus is calling for the files to be opened, but then finding the files are absent. Or something.

Any ideas?

Thanks

- Webghod
 

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During startup several error messages pop up. Each pop up says ( '[explorer]' being the only difference):

[explorer].exe Bad Image

C:\Windows\System32\diskcopy32.dll is either not designated to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support

This just began happening today, but I don't want it to get worse..What can I do to fix this?

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Reading through similar problems posted by others it seemed like it might be relative information that very recently a hotmail e-mail account that I have had for a very long time was blocked by the system administrators. It was sending junk mail to a bunch of recipients that I don't know and in turn was getting postmaster delivery failure notices in the inbox for all of them.

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