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Help needed with .exe files

by fisheye8 / October 7, 2009 8:25 PM PDT

My computer:
AMD Athlon 64 (3200+). 2.01 GHz, 1,00 GB of RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, version 5.1.2600,service pack 3.0.
Until recently everything was running just fine and after a week or so none of my games will work anymore, they start just fine and after a few seconds they just freeze, when I go to Window?s task manager it shows that game?s .exe is using over 200.000 K. I have thoroughly scanned my computer with F-secure and found no pests but I? am afraid I still could be something like a virus because this problem just stared happening with no obvious reason.
Thank you for any help!!!!!!
It also tries to send an error report , this is the error report:
szAppName : mainapp.exe szAppVer : 0.0.0.0 szModName :hungapp
szModVer : 0.0.0.0 offset : 00000000
This is a recent error log from my computer:
6. oktober 2009 WinMgmt Failed to load MOF C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAME WORK\V2.0.50727\ASPNET.MOF while recovering repository file.
6. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
6. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Management Agent 1 2009-10-07 10:55:06+02:00 uporabni-3c8552 UPORABNI-3C8552\Ema F-Secure Management Agent The base policy file on F-Secure Management Server is invalid. This may happen if someone has manually replaced the file. If the problem persists, please contact the system administrator.
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application firefox.exe, version 1.9.1.3523, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure Anti-Virus None
7. oktober 2009 F-Secure System Control None
7. oktober 2009 Google Update None
7. oktober 2009 Applicatio n Hang Hanging application mainapp.exe, version 0.0.0.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

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Just In Case It's Malware
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 2:48 AM PDT

First, since it appears like "mainapp.exe" is causing an issue (that file name usually is a game executable), have you tried uninstalling the game or games, then reinstalling them?

For the malware issue, please try this:

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
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Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks!
by fisheye8 / October 8, 2009 3:16 AM PDT

THX for the answer I'll try what you recommended. I did uninstall all the games and the problem reapers after reinstalling.
I'am also having trouble with the fssm32.exe (F-secure file).It is like something is triggering the F-secure manager to constantly scan my files, Firefox also uses allot of memory when I go online ( over 124.000 K).

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And You've Uninstalled/Reinstalled F-Secure Too?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

Run those scans just in case it's a malware issue, but it could also be a simple program glitch.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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