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winamp???!??

By triiifashions
May 10, 2007
  1. i have somthing called winamp in task manager that keeps starting up and clogging up my system does anybody know how to get rid of this??!?


    thanks
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Click start/run and type msconfig into the run box and press the enter key. When the windows appears, click the startup tab and untick any Winamp entries. Click apply/ok and reboot your system. Tick the box that says not to run msconfig the next time you start your computer and click ok.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    The only thing related to the legit winamp that can start up is Winamp Agent, which is worthless and I never allow that to install. If you've ever installed the media player Winamp on your system then that is likely the cause, I'm suprised to hear its taking up lots of resources though - winamp is a pretty low overhead player.
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    1 word - crapcleaner . find it and use it.
     
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    there is a explorer.exe in the task manager running 99% of cpu

    wont do anything till i get the task manager opened and that process deleted

    im lost and not much of a virus expert

    any suggestions??
    thanks
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok, go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    sorry it took me so long had to find my jump drive

    but anyway here is the HJT text file

    im not sure but im thinkin reformat????~?

    i sure am grateful for all the help

    thanks

    i just put avg and avast on it to remove some crap

    looks funny with that on there and all the other crap
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You have only posted part of a HJT log. HJT logs must be posted as attachments. See HERE for instructions.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    may be???!?

    oh i think i got it
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have moved this thread to our Security and the Web forum. That`s because your system is absolutely riddled with malware.

    Since you were already thinking about reformatting your system, that`s what I think you should do.

    However, it is up to you. If you`d rather clean your system, I`m willing to try.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of triiifashions 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.
     
  11. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    well i thank you for the info and i WILL reformat!

    once i do what are your recommendations on what to run ?

    i just run avast free home version myself?(on your recommendation)

    am i missing something?

    do i really need more???

    and i will try to be done with your brain for now much thanks
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Here`s a list of programmes I recommend, some of which you`ll already have.

    AVG free or Avast antivirus programmes.

    Zonealarm, Kerio or Comodo free firewall programmes.

    Spybot Search & Destroy.

    Ad-Aware se personal.

    Spyware Blaster.

    AVG Antispyware.

    Ccleaner.

    In addition to the above, I recommend you take a look at this thread HERE. It`ll show you how you can keep your system more secure.

    Good luck with the reformat etc.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of triiifashions 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.
     
  13. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    thanks again
    actually i have one more question lol

    is putting the windows cd in the computer and reformatting as good as taking the hd out and formatting it in another pc and then putting it back in the original pc and reinstalling windows?
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Reformatting with the hard drive in situ is absolutely fine mate, so there`s no need to put the drive in another computer.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of triiifashions 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.
     
  15. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    thanks,

    jeremie
     
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