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#1 species8472

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:34 AM

I have just run my virus checker Active virus Shield powered by kaspersky wnd it has come back with the following
detected: adware not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Hmt File: C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wmipdskq.dll

Not sure what to do next as this is the first time anything like this has come up the option I am given is to neutralise but I am unsure as to what this would do. Any help would be appriecated.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:38 AM

Upload the wmipdskq.dll file at Jotti for analysis. This will double check if Kaspersky turned up a false positive. Post back the results.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:43 AM

This was the reply I got back?

The file you uploaded is 0 bytes. It is very likely a firewall or a piece of malware is prohibiting you from uploading this file

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:52 AM

wmipdskq.dll is a legitimate Microsoft file, but sometimes malware will use this filename as a disguise. Try running a free online scan such as Housecall as a double check.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:04 AM

housecall link does not work cannot find sever

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:10 AM

You don't seem to be having much luck :thumbsup:

In that case I would re-run the Kaspersky scan, only this time in Safe Mode. I'm not familiar with Kaspersky, but I assume that it will let you quarantine a suspicious file. If the file turns up in the scan again quarantine it, that way the file will still be there if you need it.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:11 AM

just tried again and the link worked? will try and get back to you.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:27 AM

I am currently running housecall, does it take a long time to run?

Ps thanks for your help so far.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:32 AM

It depends on the size of your hard drive. On my laptop with a 40GB hard drive it takes about 20-30mins (off the top of my head - I've never timed it).
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:39 AM

120gb so may take some time.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

Housecall was taking forever have nuetralized the problem option on the virus checker. Everything appears to be fine I have run spybot and adware se and they have not found anything I will run the Virus checker again tonight and see what happens.

Many thanks for your help. :thumbsup:




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