Tsk Mngr Related. Limewire/Java Seems To Be Prob.

By Dj_NoC
Apr 4, 2006
  1. Any help would much appreciated.

    Here Goes.

    Recently i have incurred an problem of not being able to use CTRL + ALT + Delete to access my task manager. This happened around at the same time as my limewire began automatically opening about every thirty seconds. So i unistalled limwire and tryed. Failed. Now a error screen appears claiming limewire cannot find the correct java material.

    I cannot open my task manager using the Run application as it says that the talk manager is currently in use.

    I am no computer wizz so i would appreciate the answer to be very simplified.
    I believe it to be a simple problem.

    Any help would be great =P

    Regards Dj_NoC
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You should reinstall Limewire for the moment.

    Then, go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Post a fresh HJT log, only after doing the above.

    Hopefully we can get your system cleaned up. After that, you should stop using that awful programme Limewire.

    If the above instructions aren`t simplified enough, doing a reformat and reinstall will undoubtedly solve your problems.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Dj_NoC

    Dj_NoC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which anti virus software do you suggest is most effective?

    I hear that Nortan (i use) is potentially a dangerously risky program.

    PC Cillen seems the go?

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Personally, I use AVG free and Zonealarm free. They do a great job for me.

    I deffinitely agree that Symantec/Norton is crap. It also slows down your computer.

    However, your main concern at the moment is to get your system cleaned up. You can think about changing av programmes after.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Dj_NoC

    Dj_NoC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am currently running the Trend Micro House call disk check.


    endlessly. lol.

    I will post the log as an attachment.

    ( Ps i have knowledge enough to post attachments lol )

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No problem. Just make sure you follow the rest of the instructions, before you post your HJT log. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Dj_NoC

    Dj_NoC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got this messege after attempting to clean my system with house call.

    "Cannot remove. The current pattern does not support cleanup."

    The file detected is...


    When trying to be referred to manual removal details i got this messege

    " There is currently no information available on how to remove this malware/grayware manually. Please contact HouseCall support and detail your problem "

    ............ ****
  8. Dj_NoC

    Dj_NoC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hijackthis Log

    Here Is the log.

    Attached Files:

  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Run HJT with no other programme open. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O4 - Global Startup: svchost.exe

    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)

    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) -

    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) -

    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 file(if there).

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

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Go to C:\program files\limewire, locate and double click on uninstall.exe. This should uninstall Limewire.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. Dj_NoC

    Dj_NoC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You my friend are a genius....

    Thanks Heeps.

    *THUMBS UP X2*


    Cheers mate
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad we could help.

    Regards Howard :)
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