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Infected...can't Even Run Hijackthis...

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#1 littleboats


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Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:34 AM


I know my computer is infected with some kind of virus/trojan. My homepage has been hijacked, and my computer and internet has slowed down to a crawl. I have used HijackThis successfully in the past (with help from Bleeping Computer's forums) but now I cannot even run Hijack This. As soon as I click to open it, the application flicks up for around 2 seconds, then disappears. Sometimes the same thing will happen when I run IE.

I am desperate to get rid of whatever has taken over my computer, but without HijackThis, I don't know where to begin. I have noticed a lot of unfamiliar processes have begun running on my computer when I open Task Manager (eg. svchost.exe, searchfilterhost.exe, lsass.exe, CFSrcs.exe, spoolsv.exe). My ant-virus software does not seem to be picking them up, and it is fully updated etc.

I would appreciate ANY help, as I am frustrated that I can't use HijackThis.



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#2 buddy215


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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:07 AM

Try renaming the Hijack This.exe to "lastchancescan". Find the .exe and right click on it. Then choose rename.
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