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Very strange problem!

By nebeeskan2
Feb 25, 2007
  1. My comp was peachy until about a day ago.

    OK this is seriously freaking me out. Every couple of seconds I hear a clicking sound from my speakers -- the same sound a mouse click makes -- but I am not touching my mouse! Symptoms

    Random mouse clicking sounds every couple of seconds

    Randomly inactivating windows (Im jsut typing along and suddenly the window gets inactivated, and i have to click again to type)

    Randomly activating windows

    Randomly minimizing windows

    Randomly closing windows

    Randomly blinking windows (window alerting you by blinking in the taskbar)

    A popup box that seems to be installing someting and flickers extremely fast, then asks me to insert my Windows XP CD. (WTF? See this http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8584/fdfdsftq8.jpg -- That box in the middle blinks very fast and another box appears on top of it. Then a thrid window asks me to insert XP CD, then after about 30 seconds I get a "windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close", then all the boxes disappear, symptoms continue)

    Randomly opening new windows that appear for a very very brief second -- I can't see what they are -- usually in the top left corner about 200 x 200 pixels in size
    A few of those Dr Watson postmortem error messages, resulting in freeze and manual restart

    I ran Adaware, Spybot, and AVG (all fully updated) in SAFE MODE, but to no avail. Actually this is really weird -- I ran spybot, it deleted maybe 10 things, restarted, ran it again, and all the things it fixed were found again... WTF?

    I'll post a hijackthis log...
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

    Your system is infected with malware.

    Very important: Before deciding whether to clean or reformat your system, read this thread and decide what you want to do.

    If, after reading the above thread, you decide to clean your system, read the Viruses/spyware/malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions to the letter, then post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of nebeeskan2 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
     
  3. nebeeskan2

    nebeeskan2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    followed all instructions, hjt log attached
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your have not provided an AVG Antispyware log as requested. Please do so in your next reply.

    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.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

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

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    Windows Driver Framework

    Close the services window.

    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).

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winjcg32 - winjcg32.dll (file missing)

    O23 - Service: Windows Driver Framework - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe<DO NOT delete any other svchost.exe file in any other location.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log as well as an AVG Antispyware log. Let us know if you`re still having problems.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of nebeeskan2 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. nebeeskan2

    nebeeskan2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    edit -- nevermind
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s ok, just make sure you post the AVG Antispyware log in your next reply, having followed the instructions in my post above.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of nebeeskan2 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. nebeeskan2

    nebeeskan2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea this was the old AVG spyware report and the new HJT log

    BTW, i was not able to find the svchost file in HJT or in the Windows folder

    Also the symtoms seem to have gone away. In which case you are awesome and I love you.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winjcg32 - winjcg32.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT and reboot your system. Run HJT again and check to see if the above entry has gone. If it has, you`re good to go, then do the following.

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

    Now, turn system restore back on. This will have deleted all your old restore points and any nasties that are in them. It will also have created a new, clean restore point.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of nebeeskan2 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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