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msspa.exe Drivin me Mad

By ragebflame
Oct 6, 2007
  1. Hi, I have recently been geting this on startup up and sometimes about an hour or so after startup-

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    I have no Idea what to do, here the hjthis log-

    Any help would be greatly appresiated
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    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.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    perfmons Service (perfmons)

    Close the services window.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    perfs.exe

    Close task manager.

    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: CyberFlash - {5FC650AA-7947-405F-986E-FD894CE69723} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O23 - Service: perfmons Service (perfmons) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfs.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfs.exe

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the Panda Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ragebflame 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.
     
  3. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Apolagies for not reading the rules. I will run through those steps now.
     
  4. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Hi,
    I ran through the steps you adviced and it has solved the problem, thank you for all your help.

    Regards Dan.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Unless you post the requested log logfiles I won`t be able to tell you whether your system is clean or not.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ragebflame 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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