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#1 tombi999



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Posted 03 July 2004 - 01:20 PM

When i open my control panel and try to open any of the items, i get an error saying "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". I only have the aministrators account created and everything else seems to work fine.
I did some searching and found out that this problem is typically caused by some coolwebsearch variant. I downloaded CWShredder but it reports nothing, also ran adaware with VX2 plugin and an antivirus software, nothing is found.

I've just installed my windows XP yesterday and i'd appreciate any help possible so i don't have to do it all over again :techsupport:

Here's my Hijack This log file :
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 20:10:09, on 3.7.2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\CpuIdlePro\cpuidle.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Rage3DTweak\RegTwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Thrustmaster\Thrustmapper\TMTMTSR.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\rage3dtweak\gameutil.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\SiISATARaid\SATARaid.exe
C:\Program Files\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: apcupig - {7F6B4242-4CEA-39AF-5426-3C7D2E1F4D5D} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\apcupig.dll
O2 - BHO: localuw - {E46DECCD-B548-4216-4C21-0CCC5EF9BC93} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\localuw.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nForce Tray Options] sstray.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CpuIdle] C:\Program Files\CpuIdlePro\cpuidle.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegTweak] C:\Program Files\Rage3DTweak\RegTwk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ThrustTSR] C:\Program Files\Thrustmaster\Thrustmapper\TMTMTSR.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Startup: MemTurbo.lnk = C:\Program Files\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
O4 - Global Startup: gameutil.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: SATARaid.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{1B29F8B0-5BED-4D52-BEA7-49F7E7E6DF14}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{52299BF3-0807-4120-9D68-F41D36A1B26A}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{1B29F8B0-5BED-4D52-BEA7-49F7E7E6DF14}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{1B29F8B0-5BED-4D52-BEA7-49F7E7E6DF14}: NameServer =,

#2 PGPhantom


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:25 AM

Due to the time passed and the fact that you are running an older version ...
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