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"HI" Folder on taskbar & yellow triangle in system tray

Are you ready: I've been trying to fix someone's computer and ran into a odd situation. Running XP, Was and somewhat still is infected with desktop.html. have removed all references to desktop.html from registry and computer. Have been unable at this point to get the background to normal. Have tried many of the previous solutions with no resolve. Now to the good stuff. There is a program that starts with windows in normal operating mode. It places a small yellow triangle with a black exclamation point in the system tray. If you left pick or right click it, the program starts IE and brings in the search page "http://www.540.filost.com/randomsites/banner.aspx" . Keep in mind that this icon shows up when windows starts in normal mode, it does not show up in safe mode. Also, when I have been able to change the display properties in safe mode, on restart in normal mode, a "HI" folder/program opens on task bar and the yellow triangle does not show up in system tray; although, if the "hi" folder is picked, then it disappears and the triangle appears. While the "HI" folder is on the task bar, and going to task manager, it shows as a running program. then choosing the process it uses, it goes to explorer.exe. You know what happens when you end task on explorer.exe . Norton, adaware, spybot, can't recognize any problems, Norton's database search showed nothing, computer hope showed nothing also.
This program with no name seen along with the yellow triange in system tray, which states "no title" in taskbar settings, does not stem from startup or regedit run, I have turned off all startup programs, and it still starts up. I have turned off all services and there it is. Has anyone heard of this before???
Thanks in advance.

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Hi Dave, I would start with all

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the basic tools first besides the one you have already tried and see if we can name this thing. You said "Have tried many of the previous solutions with no resolve". I don't know what those are because this is a new thread. You've already tried Norton, Ad-Aware and Spybot, try these.

cwshredder (stand alone unit)(another small scanner for certain things, ALL other windows should be closed)

Download anti-trojan (any of the following)

The Cleaner Pro 30 days trial - http://www.moosoft.com

TrojanHunter - http://www.misec.net/ (trial)

Also do an online scan at one or all of these.
Housecall (using IE with Active-X)

Housecall (all browsers using java)


I would also try Ewido SS. It's been removing a lot of nasty stuff lately. It's got a 14 day trial period but even after the trial period, you only lose the guard process, the scanner is still free.

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start with all

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Thanks for the reply. I will use your advise along on the other programs along with CCleaner, Shredder, and Hijackthis that I will take over to the computer. i will let you know the outcome. Will work again on it Friday or Sat. in hopes that I might get some more ideas from others including Norton.
Thanks again for your quik reply.

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Dave use HijackThis as a LAST

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resort and if you have to use it, please be careful with it and follow these directions if it DOES come down to using it. HJT is a very powerful tool and only advanced users should use it.

Pls. post your HJT logs in one of the following HJT forums: (NOT here please)

- http://castlecops.com/f67-Hijackthis_Spyware_Viruses_Worms_Trojans_Oh_My.html
- http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
- http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7

Attention: You have to register to be able to post your HJT log !!

HijackThis download locations:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to ''HJT'' or ''HijackThis''. Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post the log file in any forums that offers HijackThis analysis.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

Please be PATIENT - For those of you looking for assistance with HJT logs, please be patient. The experts are really swamped with requests to have logs reviewed etc. If they do not get with you immediately it only means they are helping someone else. Remember they do this free of charge and in their spare time so please be patient.

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hjthis have used in past

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I've used Hijackthis in the past, no worries there. From the read, it sounds like Trojan Hunter is the perfect resolve. The symptoms sound identical to there product's capabilities.
I will let you know after I have worked again on the system.
Thanks for your input.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Dave, keep us posted.

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Solutions found

In reply to: (NT) You're welcome Dave, keep us posted.

Good suggestions Roddy. Trojan Hunter removed some and so did Ewido. After their removal of findings, I was able to remove the remaining nasties in the regisrty without any return of virus. The two programs you suggested here were great.
Thank you agin form your input.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Dave, glad we could help.

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