Struggling with spyware problems (at.exe, winsupdater.exe) unable to open taskmanager

By -Ed
Oct 5, 2005
  1. Hey,
    Over the last day or two my computer has slowed almost to a halt due to spyware. I've been using Symantec Anti Virus but scans are making almost no progress (70 files scanned in 3 hours +) and I haven't been able to get any results from Microsoft AntiSpyware.

    I can't open taskmanager.exe to stop the offending processes so I'm stuck there. Whevener I attempt to shut down I have to wait for 'winsupdater.exe' to stop running, and I've noticed a file called 'at.exe' in my C Drive Folder that reappears every time I delete it.

    A HijackThis log has been attached, any help would be much appreciated :) .

    Attached Files:

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Follow these instructions EXACTLY
    Read: How to remove Begin2Search/Coolwebsearch and Other Nasties

    get rid of these as well when you get to the O4 group
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winsupdater] C:\Program Files\winsupdater\winsupdater.exe /auto
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [] winlog.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [] winlog.exe

    Then post a new Hijackthis log-file as an attachment if you still have problems.
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