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problem not fixed

by andrew burston / July 2, 2004 10:51 PM PDT

know ive been asking about this for a while i tried those over programs and they dident work there were lots of trojans also i have run a diffrent program wich worked but it dident get rid of one and i also have the problem i went to the vault were it was kept clicked heal but got a action stop sign come up but with no writing telling me nothing also is there a program that removes old programs from the regstry keys automatly as this will free up a bit of mb in till this problem is fixed

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A problem not defined.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: problem not fixed

No mention of OS, what "vault" and more.

It's unlikely that you'll get a "do-this" answer.

As to registry damage, the brutal truth is that I've seen virus/trojan damage so severe that the cost in hours at the shop outstrip the cost of a reinstall. The owner always has the option to try to fix it item by item, but they burst into flames when hit with a bill for the hours it would take to fix it versus a reinstall.

Tell more and consider educating the owner about what behaviour allowed the parasites on the machine. This may be a lesson about computing practices.


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Re: A problem not defined.
by andrew burston / July 2, 2004 11:31 PM PDT
In reply to: A problem not defined.

right well im running windows me and by vault i ment AVG 6.0 vault also i first thought about it being parasites i still have one piece of spyware that i cant get rid of cause the main program wont let me unistall i would try again but the program that i used to find out how i unistalled cause i thought it was the programs i installed and from that spyware the trogans came from as fore virus could be but dont know any thing about them never had one before also dont know what exactly want trogans do i thought they stopped programs from working and the program that has been not working was the quicktime plyer as when on the web not able to watch clips cause theres no picture only sound but i know theres nothing wrong with the clips so got any ideas about what could happen cause every time it moves to 0mb when it goes back up its less then the first amount and its getting less and less wich is really slowing this down

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Read your posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 11:50 PM PDT

While the first post didn't reveal the names of the trojans, it neglected other key items. The second post is one long string of words without sentence structure and punctuation making for difficult reading.

I can read between the lines and my suspicion is you need to run the full set of Anti-Parasite tools in random orders to eject the pest that may be causing the tool you did use to close. The full list is Adware, Spybot, Cwshredder and Housecall. You should fetch LSPFIX and its instructions in case the MALWARE has muddled with the Layered Service Provider (LSP.)

In closing, the LSP and the malware's infection could explain the video issue from web sites.


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Re: Read your posts.
by William Randall / July 3, 2004 12:44 AM PDT
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The second post is one long string of words without sentence structure and punctuation making for difficult reading.

THANK YOU Robert for this. I'm almost of a mind that before being allowed to post here, one must demonstrate a modicum ability to communicate with a few norms of written communication.

Before I read your post, I was set to indicate same to this member. There is NO excuse for even a 13 year old not to comply. Supposedly that is the age requirement for membership in these forums.

This is not so much an indictment of this member, but an overall chagrin at the the current lack of proper use of our language, degradated more so on the internet.

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Re: Read your posts.
by andrew burston / July 3, 2004 2:50 AM PDT
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sorry not very good at speeling or any thing like that and im not the best at typing also those trojan are black horse they all are but one wont go for some reason and like i said theres a spyware xplugin its called which lets in these trojans and like i said i dont know how to remove it any ideas and sorry again for the typing

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Re: Read your posts. Andrew, please see below.
by dawillie / July 3, 2004 3:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Read your posts.
'like i said theres a spyware xplugin its called'

not to be critical of your posting skills, but if you want a proper response, please tell us exactly what this malware is called. inlude the entire path you see e.g. it could be c:\windows\sys32\ blah blah.
also noted you are running ME.
have you disabled your system restore and re-scanned?
please post back.
david wiliams
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Re: problem not fixed
by andrew burston / July 3, 2004 3:56 AM PDT
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not sure where he spyware is exactly but i wanted to frre up mb by turning down how much mb system restore used so i did it through drive cleanup but when i click clean up under he system restore one it crshes the window and i have to use ctrl alt delete to close it so i disaibled it so it was disabled when i scanned ill go see if i can track were it is on the drive ill say if i find it

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Re: problem not fixed
by andrew burston / July 3, 2004 4:23 AM PDT
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also the drive does not find the xplugin when i search but its there cause programs have found it so dont know why drive wont find it

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Re: problem not fixed
by dawillie / July 3, 2004 1:05 PM PDT
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suggest you forget about freeing up drive space in your restore folder and concentrate instead on finding and eliminating your spyware.

I am runnig XP and my folder space is set to the max which is 12% of the drive.
this appears to be a default setting.
while you may have a smaller H/D than 80GB I think you are better served by identifying the spyware first, posting back for a solution to that problem and after eliminating it, go back to reducing the size of your restore folder.
david williams

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