I'VE BEEN TAKEN OVER!!!!! can't delete mssearchnet.exe

By ZachThomas20 · 34 replies
Nov 9, 2005
  1. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    lol.. extreme but also extremely effective hehe.. ;)
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    mssearchnet.exe is registered as the Generic Downloader.aa and Trojan.Zlob.D Trojans. This process usually comes bundled with a virus and it’s main role is to do nothing other than download other viruses to your computer. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.
    Trojan.Zlob.D...Symantec Security Response
  3. cruxdagger

    cruxdagger Banned

    Yo Jerk

    theres 1 prob wit thick headed stubborn assed people like you "and i really dont care if you own this forum" if someone comes to a forum to ask 4 help and if you think 'lets say they dont have a anti virus runnin for example' mebby throw a link to somthin decent like avast or other such reputable free AV. now mebby if you had read other posting on other sites like a informed person woud youll know "as did the pearson below the quoted post did." that this wont get scrubbed by a mere AV or ASW or any like program hand has to have a little more hands on approach. now lighten up pull the yard stick from your not so golden prostierior and chill. oh and the whole 'your log must be a doctored joke' comment was a unbeliveable rude thing to say, esp sence it looked fine to us.
    and feel honored its not often i register to a site just to knock a jerck down a couple notches. and just to say hey to any friends of mine from testmy.net at least we mute rude people
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    yes well the whole point of us recomending an AV/spyblaster/etc software to install/scan the system is to assist with the removal of the object in question, and aslo as a prevention from possible future attacks of the same thing... as 89% or so of most cases are already solved by the big techs from various security firms.. and why not use something thats already there thats designed for it?

    most of us here will try and give the most simplest guide to fix something first, whether its a link to another article that has the solution/related thing or just basic troubleshooting first, then a more in-depth approach second if needed (ie registry edits, utilities etc)..

    it is true that the comment stated might be rude, but i will not comment, since i dont read/nor understand HJT logs, and leave it to those who can... but sometimes communications can get muddled, and trying to troubleshoot when you're not there does tend to cause plenty of miscommunication at times.. like trying to speak english to one who speaks chinese/another language or cant speak/has little english (as an example, not to offend anyone)
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Firstly - how often do you read these forums? Are you not aware of the prompt and comprehensive help that RBS has given perhaps thousands of people in the history of the "security and the web" forum? Are you aware of the real pain in the backside it became to give help to people asking for it, which strangely enough started long enough before this post to infuriate even the mildest mannered of people, purely because people took the help for granted and started demanding while refusing to follow even the simplest advice?

    Perhaps you didn't read the frigging date of the post which explains why you take such strong issue with RBS and his responce to a post and issue which has long since been dead and buried? Nor, I suppose, were you in your alighty moral tower, aware of the multiple posts and links with regards to what antiviruses and firewalls were best, or what programs were recommended to install? Perhaps it escaped you that the guy asked for help, and RBS was here anfd perfectly willing to help, if the guy (who clearly from his postings could speak good enghlish) could be even BOTHERED to follow the advice he was given. Did it escape your attention that after being told twice that he needed an antivirus, and with all these other HJT posts available, with all the stuff plasted in every corner of the web about AV's, with AV DEDICATED THREADS flying around, or even just a search away if nessecary, the guy RBS was trying to help originally STILL chose to be lazy and NOT BOTHER!?

    Let me tell you something about RBS - he's solved more computer problems for more complete strangers in a quite short space of time than most would ever consider helping in perhaps their entire lifetimes, save those of his ilk. All this, all the stress and crap he's voluntarily put himself through just to help as many complete strangers as he could for YOU to give him such flak and call him an stubborn for your first and hopefully ONLY post on these boards?

    I think sir, you've called the wrong person "stubborn assed" and that you might to take a good look at your own judgemental backside and attitudes.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    FLAMERS will be removed from Techspot. Enough of this infantile behavior.
    Do not expect help, if you don't take minimum security measures such as an anti-virus, anti-trojans, and at least windows firewall.
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I admit it. I bit - hard. Theres a first time for everything :blackeye:

    I wouldn't take back a thing I said, but I have to admit, perhaps I could have done it with a little less ferocity. A lesson learned on my part methinks - don't bite the bait.
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    On the contrary, more would be better!
    Jerks like cruxdagger should go and play in their sandbox.
    It's uneducated people like him that make moderators and others stop helping...
    'Nuff said.

    PS: Thanks Spike for your moral support!
  9. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    LOL. You're welcome RBS. Thanks for yours :blush:
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I agree with everything Spike said.

    RBS has indeed helped thousands of people, and I include myself in that.

    You come here with your first, and so far only post, and start flaming one of the most respected Techspot members.

    yes RBS can be a little grumpy sometimes, but I for one don`t blame him.

    People ask for help, then don`t follow his advice. It makes me angry when people do it with me too.

    Also, as Spike pointed out. If you`d bothered to look at the date of the post in question. You would have noticed it was quite some time ago.

    A little bit of respect, tact, and diplomacy goes a long way here.
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