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Random Files On Task Manager!

By Kaorichan2002
Oct 22, 2006
  1. Eww im scared there are popups from explorer poping up.
    i got two dll hosts running one from system and one from owner.
    Then theres another thing... Msn_Sl.exe by owner... wtf... is it linked to my many spyware issues?
    Should i bring norton back from the dead?!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The Msn_Sl.exe file is legit, see HERE for info.

    As for the rest of your problems.

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

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


    Regards Howard :)


    This thread is for the use of Kaorichan2002 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. Kaorichan2002

    Kaorichan2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    YAY i ran a bunch of programs and avg is still running its **** off... :D you'll laugh at how poor my computer is.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I promise I won`t laugh.

    I definitely don`t find viruses/spyware funny at all, that`s why I like to get rid of it for folks.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Kaorichan2002 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. Kaorichan2002

    Kaorichan2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Anywho while slowpoke avg runs... (if it runs slow....its good right?)
    How was your day?
    Im gonna put up an hjt in a min... (oh and i dont take off the tool bars i like them)

    HJT IS HERE dont fear. :D it will be another 4 hrs for avg.
    avg is on 200000 on index... hehe i run on an mmorpg which has head body lalalala sets. :D

    WHEEE avg done
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +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).

    GCN

    Close control panel.

    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).

    GCN.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).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR

    O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll

    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar Search - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 2.0\resources\en-US\local\search.html

    O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

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

    Reboot into normal mode, 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 Kaorichan2002 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.
     
  7. Kaorichan2002

    Kaorichan2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    gcn is a chat network.
    i like my tool bars.
    you sure theres nothing else worryable?
    *running on canned coffee and cake* OOOOO____OOOOO hehehehe.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Nothing else except for what I listed.

    I`m not so sure that GCN is safe, but it`s up to you if you want to keep it. Also, many toolbars download viruses and spyware onto your computer. Apart from Yahoo and Google toolbars, I wouldn`t recommend any.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Kaorichan2002 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.
     
  9. Kaorichan2002

    Kaorichan2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    i use yahoo and google and they dont block popups too well..
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m not on about them blocking popups, I`m on about toolbars that actively download rubbish onto your computer, or spy on your computer usage etc.

    How`s your system running?

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Kaorichan2002 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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