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by trek1956 / April 17, 2004 7:04 AM PDT

Found this on my PC (Dell PIII, Win98SE) on Apr 15. Has tried to access the internet once but ZoneAlarm denied the access. Haven't seen this program before, only 7k in size. There is also a small doc (also 7k)with a WordPerfect7 extension but WP only opens a blank file.

Peculiar also I also have soem browser windows opening to some porn sites.


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by Marianna Schmudlach / April 17, 2004 8:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Systemp.exe


Download Ad-aware from here: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware
Install by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
After installing but before running, update Ad-aware by using its Globe icon.
After updating, shutdown and restart Ad-aware.
Ad-aware is ready to scan and clean your system following these steps:

Under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Scanning Engine:
"Unload recognized processes during scanning."
Under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Cleaning Engine:
"Let Windows remove files in use after reboot."
Press "Scan Now"
Check option "Use Custom scanning options"
Check option "Activate In-Depth Scan"
Press "Select drives\folders to scan"
Select the active partition which is usually C:
Press "Next" to let Ad-aware scan your drives...
If it finds "bad" files and registry keys, press "Next" again
Right-click in that pane and choose "select all"
Press "next"
When it asks to remove all checked items, Press "OK"
Close Ad-aware, reboot your system and go on to Step 2 below.

Spybot S&D
The download for Spybot S&D is available here: http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd

Install by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
Run Spybot S&D from desktop icon or Start menu.
Press "Search for updates" button to get list of updates available.
Press "Download updates" button.
Close all IE windows and close & restart Spybot S&D.
Press "Check for problems" button.
Have SpyBot remove all it marks in red by pressing "Fix selected problems"
Close Spybot S&D, reboot your system

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by trek1956 / April 17, 2004 11:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Systemp.exe

I already had AdAware and Spybot installed but I did the updates as you suggested. I followed your procedures exactly as described, closing, scanning and rebooting after each process.

Systemp.exe is still active on my system. ZoneAlarm is preventing it from accessing the internet.

Spybot did find some weird things and successfully killed them.

Still stuck though. Can I boot into safe mode and simply delete the offensive app?

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by Marianna Schmudlach / April 17, 2004 11:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Re:Systemp.exe

Does it run at Startup?? I would "kill" it from there first. Then go into SAFEMODE and delete it.

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by trek1956 / April 17, 2004 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Systemp.exe

I also found (by accident) a file in the root C:\ called ppdtl.exe with a size of 7k (identical to systemp.exe and with the same creation date/time on my system.

I've changed the file name and after I reboot, I should be able to kill the file.

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by Marianna Schmudlach / April 17, 2004 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Re:Systemp.exe

can't find anything with ppdtl.exe
Yep, you could delete it via SAFEMODE = I guess, some kind of parasite\spyware - you name it.

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