ishose.exe group. Other problems aswell.

By Sivius
Aug 31, 2006
  1. ishost.exe, isnotify.exe, ismon.exe and issearch.exe won't go away. Other problems aswell. See log.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You`re not running any antivirus or firewall software. You should get some ASAP.

    Download and install the free AVG antivirus programme and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes. You can get them HERE, HERE and HERE.

    Install whichever firewall you chose, followed by AVG and reboot your system the required number of times. Run the AVG updates.

    Download and install Ewido
    Double-click the Ewido icon on your desktop to run it.
    On the top of the main screen click Shield. Click the word active to change it to inactive.
    On the top of the main screen click 'Update'. Then click on 'Start update'. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
    If you are having problems with the updater, you can get the manual update at
    When you have finished updating, exit Ewido.

    Download and run these four tools. Follow the instructions for using each tool.

    Tool1 Tool2 Tool3 Tool4

    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.

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

    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.>

    Run a full system scan with AVG and delete whatever it finds. Close AVG.

    Make sure all windows are closed. Run Ewido.
    Click 'Scanner'. Then click 'Complete System Scan' to begin scanning.
    When the scan is complete click 'Recommended Action' and change it to 'Quarantine'.
    Then click 'Apply all actions'.
    Once finished, click the 'Save report' button. Then click 'Save Report As' and save it to your desktop.

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and the Ewdio log as attachment.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Sivius 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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