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#### crankycoder

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I currently have Nail.exe, Winsock5, and some other malware continuing to crop up. Deleted some, but much of it keeps reoccurring and I need some help. this evening a huge glut of emails (spam of course) was sent out my machine. Here is my Hijackthis log, an dI would super greatly appreciate any assistance...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:17:40 PM, on 8/19/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\niSvcLoc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nipalsm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe
C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\MAX\nimax.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\ORiNOCO\Client Manager\CMLUC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
C:\palm\HotSync.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
c:\winnt\system32\bmgghge.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://foxnews.com
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINNT\Nail.exe
O1 - Hosts: localhost 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPortPatch] C:\WINNT\DockQuickInstall\cppch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GhostStartTrayApp] C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMAQBoot] C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI-IMAQ\bin\ImaqBoot.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [yenqkiq] c:\winnt\system32\bmgghge.exe r
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe /0
O4 - Startup: eMule (2).lnk = C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\palm\HotSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ORiNOCO Client Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\ORiNOCO\Client Manager\CMLUC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1123569043455
O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://tess.dbs.umt.edu/activex/AxisCamControl.ocx
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation Service (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: GhostStartService - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NILM License manager - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\shared\License Manager\Bin\lmgrd.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: nipxirmu - National Instruments Corporation - C:\WINNT\system32\nipalsm.exe
O23 - Service: NI Service Locator (niSvcLoc) - National Instruments - C:\WINNT\system32\niSvcLoc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\svcproc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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Download Ewido Security Suite - Install & Update it's database but do not run it yet.

Reboot your computer to Safe Mode

** Please disable all other antivirus programs before proceeding.**

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:
*Click "Options..."
*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
*Put a check next to the following:
• Empty Recycle Bins
• Delete Prefetch files
[X]Scan local drives for temporary files (Please uncheck this option)
• Cleanup! All Users
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep stored in these locations, Move them now!!!

Run Ewido:
• Click Scanner
• Click Complete System Scan to begin scanning.
• Click OK when prompted to clean files
• With the first file it prompts to clean, select the option - "Perform action on all infections" - & choose clean and click OK
• Once finished, click the Save report button
• Save the report to your desktop
Close Ewido
* Ewido scan would require at least an hour. I suggest that you go grab a cup of coffee & do something else while you wait for it to complete.

I'll also require a new HJT log, to determine how well Ewido has worked.

#### crankycoder

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Still hclean32 is cropping up

Wow, I did what you asked, and something trashed my hard drive boot record, got the blue screen of death. Had to run diskette setup and repair the hard drive. Rebooted fine after that, and now hclean32 is still showing up in Norton AntiVirus and the new app you indicated I should load. Here is my resulting log at present"

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:12:21 PM, on 8/20/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\niSvcLoc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nipalsm.exe
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\MAX\nimax.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\ORiNOCO\Client Manager\CMLUC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
C:\palm\HotSync.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://foxnews.com
O1 - Hosts: localhost 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: Band Class - {00F1D395-4744-40f0-A611-980F61AE2C59} - C:\WINNT\dsr.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPortPatch] C:\WINNT\DockQuickInstall\cppch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GhostStartTrayApp] C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\Program Files\PestPatrol\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMAQBoot] C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI-IMAQ\bin\ImaqBoot.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe /0
O4 - Startup: eMule (2).lnk = C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\palm\HotSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ORiNOCO Client Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\ORiNOCO\Client Manager\CMLUC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: strings.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1123569043455
O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://tess.dbs.umt.edu/activex/AxisCamControl.ocx
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation Service (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: GhostStartService - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NILM License manager - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\shared\License Manager\Bin\lmgrd.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: nipxirmu - National Instruments Corporation - C:\WINNT\system32\nipalsm.exe
O23 - Service: NI Service Locator (niSvcLoc) - National Instruments - C:\WINNT\system32\niSvcLoc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\svcproc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. To do this, please click the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

Save the next instructions in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then. You should not have any browsers on.

If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!. .

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Unless otherwise stated, they should be stored in same directory as the HiJackThis program.

• Unzip and EXTRACT the files to your Desktop.
• The program creates and names the new folder to house the files.
• DO NOT RUN IT YET

Run Hoster.exe. Choose the Restore Original Hosts button and press OK.

[*]Download Cleanup from Here (Alternate site if the above is not working Go Here)
• A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
• On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
• Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
• Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
• A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
• Click OK
• DO NOT RUN IT YET

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Please disable AdWatch, as it may hinder the removal of some entries. You can re-enable it after you're clean.
• Go to AdWatch User Interface.
• Go to Tools and Preferences.
• At the bottom of the screen you will see 2 options Active and Automatic.
• Active: This will turn Ad-Watch On\Off without closing it
• Automatic: Suspicious activity will be blocked automatically
• Uncheck both options. You can enable these after resolving your problem.
• Unless they are turned off they could interfere with the fix by HijackThis.

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REBOOT TO SAFE MODE
1. Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
2. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
3. Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
4. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

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Enable the viewing of Hidden files
1. From Windows Explorer, go to Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
2. Enable the option for `Show hidden files and folder´
3. Disable the option for `Hide file extensions for known types´
4. Disable the option for `Hide protected operating system files´
5. Click Yes to confirm & then click OK

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Run Nailfix.cmd. Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.

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Click Start>Run - type services.msc.
Locate the Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) service and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog.
Click the Stop button.
In the Startup type dropdown select Disabled.
Click the Apply button and then the Ok button.

Then start HiJackThis & go to Config>Misc.Tools...> Delete an NT service...
In the popup box that appears, type in SvcProc & click the OK button.

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Run a scan with HiJackThis & select(tick) the following & click [Fix checked] :

O1 - Hosts: localhost 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: Band Class - {00F1D395-4744-40f0-A611-980F61AE2C59} - C:\WINNT\dsr.dll
O4 - Global Startup: strings.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\svcproc.exe

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Locate and delete the following file(s), if present:
• C:\WINNT\dsr.dll
C:\WINNT\svcproc.exe

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Open the folder dsrfix
• Double click on the dsrfix batch file( the one with the little gear in it )
• Once dsrfix has completed it will close on its own

[*]Run Cleanup
• Click on the "Cleanup" button and let it run.
• Once its done, close the program.

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REBOOT TO NORMAL MODE

Do an online scan at one of the following sites:
Take note the names and locations of any file it detects but fails to clean.
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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Run FindIt's.bat and wait for notepad to open a text file. Please be patient as it requires some time to finish running. Then post the results in your next reply

1. HiJackThis
2. Online scan
3. Findit's Log
Please provide details of any problems you encountered whilst performing the above steps & update us on how the computer behaves now

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Worse than before....

Now I am getting blue screen of death a lot. As if I have a bad hard drive or faulty software. The timing is too unlikely to be a hardware fault. Are there viruses out there that provide multiple "Unknown Hard Error" windows with a red circled "x" in the window? I get many in a row and have to reboot cause they just keep coming up. Had it happen in safe mode also, which is a bit discouraging. PLease advise whether this sounds like a virus or malware, or might I all of a sudden be dealing with a hard drive problem?
I will proceed with the above fixes when I can get the machine to run for long enough to do them.
Thanks again for all your help.

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We've had users that say things get worse during a fix before. My suggestion is to get to the fix ASAP so we can determine if it's still spyware related causing the problem - in most cases it is still spyware there that's just making things worse.

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Now it looks like I am screwed

I get a blue screen now at every boot, indicating that the file winsrv.dll is not found. I researched this a bit, and the only way I could find to reload winsrv was to make a parallel os installation and copy the appropriate file over to the old winnt\system32 folder. But I did that and still the same error. The registry is most likely corrupted if I understand things correctly. Did we delete something we shouldn't have? What else can I do? I have too much on this PC to start over without a fight, at least. Thanks again

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We deleted nothing legitimate, as you can see from my instructions. It could be malware related, viruses that delete files etc..

Perhaps this link to Microsoft will be of interest to you:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q173309/

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