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.Morph.
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Location: Lancashire, UK
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Posted:Help!

Just spent the last 5 hours getting rid of a whole load of nasty-pc-destroying viral exe's. But can't get rid of one hiding in my recycle bin confused

The bin's empty, but the location of the virus is C:\Recycled\Q166352.exe
Its a trojan.startpage.

Any help much appreciated
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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Downloader.agent.uj? eek

Like the one Spyware doctor says it can fix? confused



 Written by: Valura

I ahve rung the pootah man



Stop doing that! tongue spank



Also, im going to suggest basic things, so they might not do anything, but its worth a shot anyway.



Navigate to c:\windows\system32 and right click on {0164A28f-C9B5-4C11-B131-4A4E158B8B36}.exe. Then make sure that, down the bottom, the check mark next to "read only" is turned off. On the tabs at the top of that window, select "permissions" and ensure that you can read/write to the file. If you cant, try changing that.



Then restart your computer, and just before the loading Windows Xp screen comes up (the black one, not the blue one where you click your name) press F8 and from this new menu, select "Safe mode".



When Xp has booted in safe mode, go back to the c:\windows\system32 folder and try to delete "{0164A28f-C9B5-4C11-B131-4A4E158B8B36}.exe" now.



Let us know how you get on with that ubbrollsmile



Also, I recommend you delete your virus vault ubblol


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Valura
Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:ok... navigate you say? ....heh....

Alright will try this stuff now...

Ill ring you when my pootahs so screwed it wont turn on...HAHAHHAHA!! ubblol ubblol


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Posted:Navigate... basically means.. "go to"

Either go: Start -> run -> (then type in "c:\windows\system32" then hit return)

or

Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Windows explorer (then click on the plus symbol next to "C:" then the plus symbol next to windows, then click on "system32"

Any probs hun, you have my phone number! ubblol


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:*Headbutts computer*

The pc tools found 72 infections.

All of high threat. and then told me if I want to get rid of them I have to buy the registered version!! ubbloco ubbloco

I did manage the um... safe start thingo too jonny... thanks for the texts yesterday, your a ledgend!! hug hug ubblove


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Posted:Hold on 5 minutes Valura.. then check your PMs ubblol

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:your a darling jonny you coughed. hug

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Posted: Written by: UmbiliciformCraterOnFace


 Written by: ME from earlier

Valura: http://www.pctools.com/downloads/sdsetup.exe
(right click save as) Try using that.... then be suprised at how many things it finds that all the others miss!



D'ja try that? umm



i d/l it but it seems i need to register, and to pay confused any help?


Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted::whistles innocently:

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FireByNite
FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 8th Dec 2004
Total posts: 349
Posted:why not take note of where PC tools say the items are then manually remove yourself? havent tried yet myself but might be worth a go

Are you up for it?
wink;)

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Probably because the spyware wouldnt let you.
And with 74 infections, it would take some time writing down all the locations.
And by simply deleting files, it wouldnt sort out your registry.

shrug


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:dems all gone jonny you coughed!!

biggrin biggrin biggrin ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblove ubblove ubblove hug hug hugYAYAYYAYA!!

You legend.

The techhy dood also came.... and he found the source, and the source of it was a virus that kept renaming itself and moving, and acting much like a buttcrack. So thats why the spyware couldnt be found, cause it kept moving and calling itself something different. eek like some of my ex boyfriends really. ubblol


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:http://www.zdnet.com.au/blogs/securifyth...39264249,00.htm


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:Very interesting, especially the comments. ubbrollsmile

For you Sym:

Non-Https Image Link


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gita
gita

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Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:wave hi all!

so i know this thread is kinda old now...but i was wondering if the info is still current??

my new computer's norton trial is about to run out so i need some other (preferably free) program to protect my computer from viruses & stuff!! biggrin i just downloaded avg, but it says it's only a month trial! i had avg on my old computer (thanks ucof!) but i'm pretty sure it lasted longer than a month!?

& are there any other vitally important (free) programs i should download to protect my puter!?

thanks in advance!! biggrin bounce


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

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Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Zonealarm, spybot, avg(free), ad-aware

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

You want the top three links smile

Anti virus, Anti spyware and Anti rootkit



You also want Zonealarm Firewall if you dont already have one: http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/1025_update/zaSetup_en.exe



Spybot: http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/spybot/spybotsd14.exe

(only run this once a week, you dont need it to run on start up smile )



ubbrollsmile


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Groovy_Dream
Groovy_Dream

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Member Since: 26th May 2005
Total posts: 449
Posted:NOD32 is the best virus scanner imo... i haven't noticed it slowing down my computer at all. It's not free though... unless you want it to be.

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gita
gita

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Location: brizvegas
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Posted:thanks yuuuucoff! biggrin hug i think i already got the anti-virus...but it says it's a 30 day trial? do i have to download it again?! also - i got the antirootkit too! biggrin

sheesh! now if vista will stop frigging asking me to allow programs to connect to the net to give me these things, that would be awesome!! ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Posted:If it says its a 30 day trial, then I think you downloaded the AVG anti virus pro/ corporate edition (?), so it would be best to download the free one and install that

ubbrollsmile


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gita
gita

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Posted:ahh...i have no idea...i'll just wait til it's nearly gonna run out & then install the proper one!! biggrin

eek

i just got a popup (good ole vista - there's a popup for EVERYTHING!) telling me that avg control centre has stopped working?! WTF!? man i hate vista...


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Posted:I hate it too smile and I havent even used it biggrin

Downgrade back to XP IMO ubbrollsmile


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gita
gita

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Posted:okay there's some wierd censored going on with my computer! eek

yoookoff will you pretty please come back to oz & fix it for me!? ubblove

i think i might need to uninstall & then reinstall avg or something...vista seems to have forgotten stuff. but then again, just a minute ago when i restarted firefox, every time i hit ' it came up with a strange lil quicksearch thingo in the bottom left corner of my screen too... umm

ho hum...back to grisoft i go!!! biggrin


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:umm

If you can buy me the plane ticket, I would be there as soon as I could! No honestly.. I really would biggrin

On firefox, if you press "Ctrl+F" it will open up the quicksearch thingy. Its used for finding text on a website.
You might also have the "search as soon as I start typing" option on, which brings up the box when you press a key and are not in a text box.

ubbrollsmile


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Posted: Written by: UnderControlOrFailure


I hate it too smile and I havent even used it biggrin

Downgrade back to XP IMO ubbrollsmile



yep vista is rubbish, makes your computer sooo slow. "upgrading" to vista is like trading your computer in for a pentium 100.


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polarity
polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:You could always upgrade to OSX biggrin You don't even need a Mac wink

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:did you update AVG? This little bugger needs breastfeed from the source (grisoft website) at least every alternate day, or "the virus database is out of date" - YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK, WE ADVISE YOU BUY ANOTHER (NEW) ONE eek

censored paranoia rolleyes

Vista seems to be okay if you wait another 2 years and then got a quadcore AMD 296MHZ with 1 Terra RAM (sigh)...


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Posted:As new viruses are being produced all the time, your anti-virus software database is out of date every new day- that goes for any anti-virus program, not just AVG.

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
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AFC 32


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gita
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Posted:thanks for the tips ucof! hug it's stopped doing it now...i think my computer just had a brain fart or something...seems all good now!! biggrin i just need to remember to download the proper version of avg that you put the link to - i'm gonna (hopefully) save me some potential headaches by just waiting until the trial version is almost finished...

that's my theory & i'm sticking to it!! biggrin

stupid computers...weren't they meant to make like easier!? umm

ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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gita
gita

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Posted:biggrin okay! so it's now been 30 days & i've uninstalled the trial version of avg & installed the full free version! WOOH! biggrin



now...does anyone know how to uninstall norton bloody antivirus!? it came with the computer & the trial ran out ages ago. it keeps popping up telling me my computer is not protected & there's a lil icon on my task bar which flashes red at me occasionally...



& no, it doesn't appear to have a handy lil option in the menu that says 'uninstall'... confused



any ideas?? umm


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if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Posted:try this

ubbrollsmile


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