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#1 jedisensei

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 12:34 PM

I've been trying to remove CWS (..again..) for the last two days, but each time I reboot in 'Normal Mode' Explorer freezes on the first thing I try opening!

I am to the point where I think wiping my HD is a good idea, however I don't have a boot disk (yet) [Win98 Gold]. Any advice would be much appreciated!

#2 dave38

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 01:46 PM

Can you try this first:-

Please download Hijack this
Copy it into its own folder, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, do Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
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#3 jedisensei

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:00 PM

Thanks~

...but, well, therin lies the problem. I've been trying to run a new log since it "fixed" the problem [it hasn't been] Saturday, but each time I attempt to open HJT [or anything!] the Explorer window either:
never even opens and does not respond
opens and freezes while displaying window contents.

This goes on for dozens of resets, disappears in Safe Mode, and [miraculously!] this morning was absent when I was able to make this log: [copied from my thread in Malware]

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:44:19 AM, on 6/7/04
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://213.159.117.132/redir.php
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] c:\windows\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiCwd32] Aticwd32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiKey] Atitask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DownloadAccelerator] C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebScan] C:\PROGRAM FILES\ACCELERATION SOFTWARE\ANTI-VIRUS\DEFSCANGUI.EXE -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE"
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Run DAP (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

#4 jedisensei

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:53 PM

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#5 jedisensei

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 11:32 AM

*sigh*

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So, does anyone know why Windows Explorer freezes each time I use the desktop icons or Start-button Menu, and only occassionally if I use Toolbar shortcuts? Anyone?

#6 jedisensei

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:31 PM

How about this...anyone know how or where I can repair my Explorer (OS ==> Win98 Gold)?

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:40 PM

Well, the latest version of CWShredder should remove this variant with no problem. Do you have the latest update?
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#8 jedisensei

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 11:30 PM

Thanks! Problem solved.




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