Help my windows explorer won't load on reboot

By Wyrmboy ยท 4 replies
Feb 15, 2008
  1. I have accidently download a file from limewire which has cause my system some major damage. I am pretty good with computers and have been fighting the virus for a day now but still manages to come back. I have done multiply Free Online Scans from Bitdefender and Trend Micro HouseCall. They get rid of some of the viruses but some manage to stay. My Windows Explorer does not load when I reboot or when I type explorer.exe in Task Manager. I have located some of the viruses but are having trouble removing them. I can only load programs and such through task mananger because the desktop won't stay long enough for me to use it. I would really appreciate anyone's time and help. HijackThis log is attached.

    Also this message appears when I type desktop in task manager(run)

    " Windows can not find '/idlist,:0:2876,C:\Documents.'Make sure you type the name correctly, To search this file name make sure you use the start. To Search

    I am running Windows Microsoft Xp Professional Sp2
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    RemotelyAnywhere is a remote administration and remote control solution for Windows
    Err I don't like these type of programs (running on your computer)

    How about Safe Mode, then run MSCONFIG, and turn off everything loading.

    Anyway, it's best for you to follow:

    Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions

    Post back a new HijackThis log (and others) once complete.

    By the way, for online (kind of) scans, I like
  3. Wyrmboy

    Wyrmboy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have run all the programs found on the page you gave me, and everything is working great even explorer.exe after I ran ComboFix. For some reason everything seems to have slowed down.(Computer Performance) Computer also kept detecting viruses/spyware inside of the SmithFraud Fix folder.

    rapport.txt: exeeds the limit size
  4. Wyrmboy

    Wyrmboy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I had to split the text folder in parts.
    Sorry did it in a rush.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Good news

    Apache.exe (file missing) :)

    C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe (exists)

    If you do not want this program installed please uninstall it from Add/Remove programs
    RemotelyAnywheresoftware (being the RaMaint.exe part)

    Also in Add/Remove Programs continue through the list removing: (At your choice)
    Ad-Aware 2007
    AVG Anti-Spyware
    Desktop Icon Toy
    Trend Micro
    WinVNC.exe or TightVNC
    Yahoo Toolbar
    Window Washer
    ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker

    Then decide on which AntiVirus that you want to use (ie AVG Free)

    Then restart
    Once you have removed all the programs that you don't want.
    Download CCleaner and Startup Control Panel
    And stop any further startups (just untick everything not required to start with Windows - NOT your wireless though)

    Once everything is Removed, run CCleaner and remove all temp files (accumulated)

    At last re-post a new HiJackThis log
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