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win xp compromised registry

by amagic2u / September 30, 2005 3:49 PM PDT

Hello All,
my friend in winnapeg canada emailed me from the libary saying that her not even year old compaq win xp had crashed. Froze. she said that Winfixer warned her that her Registry was compromised and it would cause crashes and freezes if she didn't buy it. So she deleted it, says that it happened a few times bit she could manually turn it off and restart.When she tried to go online all she got was her wallpaper and that was it nothing else.is there someone who can help me to help her .Im calling in the morning any one out there with any ideas to get it up and running thanks from both of us Alice in california

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Winfixer. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 30, 2005 10:22 PM PDT

is a known trojan. She has a major problem. Do a Google search on Winfixer and read up on the fixes.

If she can, have her look in her Windows\System32 folder for the file phkhh.dll If it's there she'll need to try to remove it. Have her try after booting in safe mode. If no joy she'll have to use her XP CD and boot to the Repair console and delete if from there.

Here is my experience with Winfixer.

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=125825&messageID=1426029

Scroll down to the Big Gun for the fix.

Good luck,

Wayne

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Winfixer is SPYWARE/TROGAN/SOMETHING YOU DONT WANT TO INSTAL
by matrixclown / October 25, 2005 9:24 AM PDT

If she downloaded winfixer prepare for a log hard night of messing around on her computer. It is a trogan that will really mess up your PC. Hopefully she has some anti-spyware and or anti-virus that she can run. If she does do so immideatly assuming the anti-spyware is at all good (like spyware doctor, SD Spybot, SpySweeper, AVD, Avast, Norton, NoAdware, ect.....) it should be able to get rid of it. If not please follow the links of the person who posted before me.

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