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#51 roukun

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 05:21 AM

ok thanks for tour precious help BobO
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#52 BobO

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 08:44 AM

Hi everyone,

Here is the occasional bump for the benefit of Windows 98 users.

Good luck to all!

Best,
BobO

#53 mam04

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:40 PM

BobO,

Thank you so much for the solution! This thing has been bugging me for a month and I thought I was going to have to toss my PC because of it.

Everyone should follow Bob's advice to the letter and you'll be free of this crap.

Thanks again.

Edited by mam04, 02 August 2004 - 05:41 PM.


#54 BobO

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 09:29 PM

Hi mam04,

Thanks for the kind words -- glad it worked!

This solution seems to work pretty well in Win98, and can also be applied to Win XP using the Windows Recovery Console in place of the DOS prompt. Just search for a .dll in the C:\Windows\System 32 folder with a file size of 57,344 bytes and a creation date within the last three months. Rename it, and scan it with Adaware. Five'll getcha ten it's the baddie.

Best,
BobO

#55 BobO

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 06:10 PM

Hi everyone,

Here is the occasional bump for the benefit of Windows 98 users.

Good luck to all!

Best,
BobO

#56 BobO

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 04:26 PM

Hi,

Another bump for Win 98 users. Good luck!

BobO

#57 shadowwar

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 04:54 PM

this will now show in the current hijackthis. Tick and fix the runservices line that shows in 198.2.
Reboot.
File will be visible.
Delete file.
Run adaware to clean up the rest and any other necessary tools.



#58 tigergirl

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 08:31 AM

I just followed these instructions last night and they worked PERFECTLY! The only difference was that after I renamed the bad file, adaware did not identify it. I ran another of the spyware removal programs I DL'd in the lengthy attempt to remove CWSearchx and it found the culprit and I haven't had any problems since. I used Webroot Spy Sweeper-- good program, IMO.

The great thing was that I have looked for Win98 instructions and also for instructions that I can actually follow (I'm no computer whiz but I can usually hold my own) and it was such a relief to finally find this site and these instructions.

Thank you so much!!! :lol:

Edited by tigergirl, 28 August 2004 - 08:31 AM.


#59 BobO

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:23 PM

tigergirl,

Really glad it worked for you -- you're right that sometimes the instructions around here are tough for mid-level users to follow. Lucky for us that Win98 is built on DOS -- makes it harder for spyware to hide. This is an easy fix compared to rooting it out of Win XP...

best
BobO

#60 Parmcat

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:34 AM

Hey,

Just marking this thread.

Parm

#61 BobO

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:18 AM

Hi everyone,

Here's a bump for the benefit of Win98 users.

BobO

#62 BobO

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:55 PM

Here's a bump for Win 98 people.

Good luck!

BobO

#63 lump

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:55 PM

BobO,

Thanks for your help its very kind of you to use your time to help people. I used your method on my 98 machine. Of course it worked and I havent had any problems since.

Now I have XP and was wondering where is the Windows Recovery Console? I typed it in find files and still came up with nothing.

Can I use the Command promt?

I hate XP...

Thanks again

#64 lump

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 03:15 PM

BobO,

Thanks for your help its very kind of you to use your time to help people. I used your method on my 98 machine. Of course it worked and I havent had any problems since.

Now I have XP and was wondering where is the Windows Recovery Console? I typed it in find files and still came up with nothing.

Can I use the Command promt?

I hate XP...

Thanks again

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#65 BobO

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:26 PM

Hi lump,

The Windows Recovery console is part of the Windows XP startup disk.

See this link for more information from Microsoft. You'll notice it looks a lot like the old MS-DOS. Not having an XP machine, I've never used it myself.

Good luck!

BobO

#66 shadowwar

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 11:24 PM

There are automated removal tools for this now.

http://securityrespo...moval.tool.html



#67 QuartetmanIA

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 05:05 PM

No matter how many times I download Adaware SE and install it, I get a "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. " I'm running on a Windows 98 system. I thought Adware works on Windows 98.

Any ideas what needs to be done? Is there a subsitute program I can use instead of Adaware? I'm trying to remove the About: Blank virus.

Thanks.

#68 BobO

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 11:38 AM

No matter how many times I download Adaware SE and install it, I get a "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. " I'm running on a Windows 98 system. I thought Adware works on Windows 98.


QuartetmanIA,

Adaware SE is a new release and I'm not sure it runs on Win 98. Use Adaware 6 Personal, Build 6.181 with Win 98.

Best of luck,
BobO

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:43 PM

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