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41.exe Dapso.Dialer

by askita / June 22, 2005 2:33 AM PDT

I have an application in my

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temp

It is called 41.exe When I run my Norton Scan, it doesn't pick it up anymore, but the first time it did, it called it a Dapsol.Dialer And it hasn't been run, because my firewall stops it from running, but I can't delete it from my computer, because it says that it is being used by another program.

I am running on Windows XP.

Does anone know what process is running this so that I can stop that process and delete it, and what can be done or changed in my regisrty to stop it from re-installing itself onto the computer?

I did have the Dialer on my computer, and managed to delete it from my computer and stop it from being reinstalled, by emptying a certian folder on my registry. I cannot remember the name of it now.

Any one who can help me would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks bunches and bunches!!

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Try to..
by Donna Buenaventura / June 22, 2005 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: 41.exe Dapso.Dialer

follow the removal method by Symantec http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/dialer.dapsol.html

Click Start > Run.
Type regedit
Then click OK.
Navigate to and delete the value:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\conc

Exit the Registry Editor.

IMPORTANT: Before you will modify the registry, make a backyp - http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/199762382617?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam

You should also delete temporary internet files
Start>Run then type %temp%
Hit OK
Delete all items in that folder.

If you can't delete the offending file, boot to safe mode http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml then empty temporary files in safe mode.

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Good advice
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 5:09 AM PDT
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but I wonder if, when Norton's picked it up the first time, did it place the dialer in Quarantine?

If so, that may be why you cannot delete it manually, but you could delete it by opening Norton, go to it's quarantine section, and deleting it from there.

But I may be wrong. By placing a suspect file in quarantine I suppose Norton would actually remove the dialer and place it somewhere safe.


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Thanks Donna, Mark
by askita / June 22, 2005 5:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Try to..

WellDonna, there is no

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\conc

Lord knows I've looked for it numerous times. I wasn't able to delete it even in Safe Mode... It said it was in use by another program. Except this time I wrote down the processes that were running ad they are as follows:

svchost.exe (yes, there are three of them, all different sizes...)

And Mark, It isn't in the Norton quarenteened files.

I'm really stumpted on what to do. Is there anything else that you need to know to make it a bit easier to help me?

Thanks, askita

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Try this utility
by Donna Buenaventura / June 22, 2005 5:50 AM PDT
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To use Power Killbox
by Donna Buenaventura / June 22, 2005 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Donna, Mark

Unzip and start the application
In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, locate the file.
Click "Delete on Reboot"
Click the red button with X
Click Yes.

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