Taskmgr doesnt work and I can't get rid of b.exe

By sumpter1
Aug 26, 2006
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  1. how do i fix this?

    here is my HJT

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    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

    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).

    O3 - Toolbar: Seekmo Toolbar - {53E0B6E8-A51D-448B-B692-40B67B285543} - C:\Program Files\Seekmo Programs\Seekmo Toolbar\SeekmoTB.dll

    O4 - Global Startup: taskmgr.exe

    O8 - Extra context menu item: eScrip Shopping - file://C:\Program Files\Escrip_Shopping\Sy5400\Tp5400\scri5400a.htm

    O16 - DPF: {10E0E75E-6701-4134-9D95-C0942ED1F1C8} (Snapfish Outlook Import ActiveX Control) - http://www.snapfish.com/SnapfishOutlookImport.cab

    O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} (Groove Control) - http://www.nick.com/common/groove/gx/GrooveAX27.cab

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

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\taskmgr.exe

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.


    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of sumpter1 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. sumpter1

    sumpter1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thank you sooo much for the help. The taskmgr works perfect now. The b.exe is still under My Computer/C: every time is start up. how do i remove this permenantly? (I no longer recieve an error message for it when i start up, however)--- strange

    btw how did you know what files needed to be deleted from my HJT file
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +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

    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).

    b.exe or whatever file name it`s called.

    Close task manager.

    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.

    The filepath to b.exe is probably C:\Windows\System32\b.exe

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on.

    Just experience I guess. I could see in your HJT log, that the tskmgr.exe file was running from the wrong location. It`s a trojan.

    Regards Howard :)
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