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programs closing

By focus_water
Oct 24, 2006
  1. heaps of my programs such as IE7, firefox and limewire just close for no reason. i tried doing a virus scan but everytime i did it would close.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your system may be infected with something, so lets see.

    Go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log and I`ll take a look.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. focus_water

    focus_water TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 182

    my HJT log

    here is my hjt log.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have merged your new thread into this one and moved the entire thread.

    You did not follow the instructions in the link I gave you. I.E You didn`t rename Hijackthis.

    Your system is infected with at least one nasty.

    Go and read the Trojan Pakes and other nasties preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

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


    Regards Howard :)


    This thread is for the use of focus_water 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. focus_water

    focus_water TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 182

    here is my HJT log. i did everything you said to do.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    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).

    LimeWire
    Ares

    Close control panel.

    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.

    Abel

    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)

    LimeWire.exe
    Abel.exe
    Ares.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).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ares] "C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msrg.exe" /background

    O4 - Startup: LimeWire On Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe

    O9 - Extra button: SWF To Video Scout - {C884FAAA-B5B7-4D84-A529-1DAB13D74237} - C:\Program Files\SWF To Video Scout\flashextract.exe

    O23 - Service: Abel - Unknown owner - F:\Cain\Abel.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    F:\Cain\Abel.exe
    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know if you`re still having any problems.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of focus_water 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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