By malcum
Sep 21, 2006
  1. I have been plagued with this trojan for some time and tried every program to kill it to no avail. It is a reg key that disables task manager and regedit among other ails. It can be quarantined with ad-aware but reinstalls on restart.

    I have had great success so far with RegRun. It has an option to prevent any program from starting up. So far so good-no ciadoor on my next ad-aware scan. The website is and has a full function 30 day trial if you go to "downloads" at top of page. No credit card needed.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It`s one thing to stop a file from starting up and another to remove the file itself.

    I do agree that Regrun is a good programme, I recommend it myself from time to time for specific infections.

    If you would like to read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment. I`d be happy to take a look and see if your system is clean or not.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. malcum

    malcum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Howard for the offer. I agree the thing is lurking there probably somewhere. It was fun just to find a way to stop it finally. I've got another copy of XP on the same computer that I know isn't infected. If I see signs of it again I think I will dump the bad copy and reinstall. The fact that I can now access task mgr and regedit means I've won this battle for now.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok mate, no problem.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of malcum 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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