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how would you delete a process that is being used?

By Xythoces
Oct 29, 2006
  1. how would you delete a process that is being used? say there is a malware process somewhere and you couldn't stop it w/ task manager: how would you stop it so you could delete it?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That would depend on exactly what the process was. Can you give details?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Xythoces

    Xythoces TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    well... I was asking in general... (but I might as well make sure I got rid of it.)

    I downloaded a file called "VideoKeyCodec." It downloaded some fake antispy thing... I BELIEVE I got rid of that... I used HJT's process killer to stop the things I couldn't stop with Task Manager (they kept coming back), then I used CMD to delete the associated files, since they still said "access denied" whenever I tried to normally delete them.

    but now there is a flashing taskmenu thing that pops up with "Critical System Errors, The system has detected viral activity blah blah blah..." every few minutes...

    edit:_______________________________________
    do you think that I could get rid of the taskmenu icon by restarting my comp? (I should've done that before posting...


    HJT Log:... just in case...
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it but don`t run it yet.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    VideoKeyCodec

    Close control panel.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8bf5b8fc-11cb-409f-8c91-4d4ca04a1b6d} - C:\Program Files\VideoKeyCodec\isaddon.dll (file missing)

    O8 - Extra context menu item: ÏÂÔØÒ³ÃæÉϵÄED2(&K)Á´½Ó - C:\Program Files\eMule\ed2k.html

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F0F6A3C1-DDA7-458E-B00C-CBE67EAC8793}: NameServer = 65.83.241.181,67.32.118.46<Only fix this, if it doesn`t belong to your ISP.

    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

    O21 - SSODL: ferrateen - {27321538-5739-4aa1-b84c-7d18e4383f1f} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\rrtcany.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\VideoKeyCodec Delete the entire folder.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted. If your computer doesn`t automatically restart, restart it manually.

    This is the filepath you need to enter into killbox.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rrtcany.dll

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Xythoces only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. Xythoces

    Xythoces TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Okay, that fixed a problem I knew about and (possibly) one I didn't... thank you.

    As for the possibly, I have a new folder in C: called killbox. that;s fine, but in it is the thing it was supposed to delete... should I be worried?

    EDit:============
    Not really worried so much as slightly irritated....

    HJT:
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is now clean.

    Killbox always makes a backup of anything it deletes, so that`s what the other file is. Delete it.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Xythoces only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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