TROJ_STARTPAG.RE, PSGuard, desktop hijack

By nv13
Aug 21, 2005
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  1. Hello,
    I contracted this spyware on my computer. I use Trend Micro AV. Everytime I start/restart my computer, IE opens by itself and Trend Micro shows me a message regarding quarantine of "TROJ_STARTPAG.RE". Also, my desktop has been hijacked. When I try to access it through the conttrol panel, it does not show me the Desktop tab. The desktop background is black with a warning that my "Computer is infected.....etc, etc". I also used Micosoft Antispyware, but it does not detect anything. Trend Micro detects "ADW_SEARChAIS.A".
    I will appreciate if someone could help me get rid of this annoying background.

    Thank You.

    ps: here is the logfle from Hijackthis
    Text removed, see How to post your Hijackthis log-files as an attachment.
  2. nv13

    nv13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    remaining part of the log file

    DO NOT START ALL THESE NEW THREADS.
    Read that post and ATTACH your file.
    Otherwise, buzz off!
  3. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    you have obviously STILL not read the sticky - the one that says that copied and pasted logs will be ignored, and to post them as a txt attachment. I give up.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    use ewdio security suite to remove the trojan. google it to find a download.
  5. Blondelf13

    Blondelf13 Newcomer, in training

    i have this problem also!

    i also have that annoying psguard sign on my desktop and everytime it gets deleted from my computer spydoctor restarts my computer and then bam it pops back up again! how do i get rid of this? it would be really appreciated!
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Has it occurred to you to UNinstall that complete rubbish Spyware Doctor?
  7. PFJ

    PFJ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 132

    How to post your Hijackthis log-files as an attachment.

    Hi RBS,

    Is Spyware Doctor really that BAD?

    Has it occurred to you to UNinstall that complete rubbish Spyware Doctor?

    Regards

    PFJ
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    I've seen a number of PCs with problems that all had this Spyware-Dr installed.
    It's a quirky program, that does little good anywhere. It uses up lots of resources and gives very little in return.
    The standard progs such as Adaware and Spybot all run circles around it.
    Against Trojans there is very little defense. Surfing with your brain on full alert is the safest option.

    NV13's trojan might be hiding in the prefetch area or the system-restore area.
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