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What is this process??

by brian4xp / April 12, 2006 11:53 PM PDT

I was having trouble shutting down my Win98se system yesterday. A box came up saying that process IpcClient_wnd_2com_admanagerH was not responding and I had to tell it whether to wait, end process, or cancel. I cancelled, did CTRL-ALT-DEL and did not see this proces s listed in the task box. I then ran Norton Process Manager and could not find it there either. I then tried shutting down again and got the same box, where I told it to end process.

I have searched with several different search engines and cannot find this process (even searching for only ''admanagerH''). I've checked Symantecs website and they don't have it listed in association with a virus.

Any ideas?

(I am away from that computer now and I haven't tried another shutdown on it yet to see if that happens again. Also, since the font was ariel the I at the beginning might be a lowercase l (ell) instead of an uppercase i)

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It could
by Blue_Zee / April 13, 2006 12:25 AM PDT
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be related to Aureate spyware or even other malware.

Are you running updated anti-malware scanners?

First of all, download NOW this Winsock fix (FREE):
If you lose internet access after the cleanup, run this tool.
This should ONLY be used if you lose internet access.

Download Ad-Aware (FREE) from here:
Install, UPDATE and run.
You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once ('in use').

Also excellent is SpyBot Search & Destroy (FREE) available here:
Install, UPDATE and run.
You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once ('in use').
You should also apply the 'immunize' function, since it blocks roughly 9240 known 'bad' runs/apis/apps.

Even if Ad-Aware and SpyBot S&D are similar, they do clean different things. You should have both of them and use REGULARLY.

An excellent anti-trojan scanner is a2 (a-squared) FREE:
Install, UPDATE and run.

You can also install 'preventive' software that will help you control these nasties:

SpywareBlaster (FREE):
Prevents the installation of Active-X based spyware, malware, dialers, etc
Currently protects you against about 5600 nasties.
Advantage: no system resources used!!!
Just download, install and UPDATE.

All of them extremely useful but you must keep them UPDATED.

Suggestion: Make sure you can see all files and folders and run Ad-aware and Spybot S&D in Safe Mode.


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by Cursorcowboy / April 13, 2006 10:23 PM PDT
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"Itty Bitty Process Manager (IBProcMan)" - a ZIP file download and requires no installation:

I've been seeing more and more cases of infections by trojans that kill any antivirus or antispyware programs you try to use and remove them. For such cases, I created a standalone version of the 'Itty Bitty Process Manager' inside HijackThis. It should be a bit harder for trojans to detect, since it has no window caption. If they do start targeting it by filename, rename the executable before running it and you should be good to go.

A standalone version of the little process manager included in HijackThis (Misc Tools section). Shows full paths to processes, optionally shows DLLs loaded by processes. Can save the process list (and dll list) to file, as well as copy it to the clipboard. Compatible with at least Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and newer.

Very useful for cleaning up systems infected with trojans or viruses that kill antivirus and antispyware programs.

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by brian4xp / April 13, 2006 11:18 PM PDT
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I haven't been running any spyware detection/removal tools on that PC yet, but have been meaning to. Thank you for your suggestions.

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