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Services.exe Problem On Startup, Astq.tga + Catchme.sys

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#1 Mattzzz


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:30 PM

I hope there is someone here to help with problems I've been having, I've been searching the internet for hours and hours reading countless forum posts about similar stuff to mine, but my problem seems to be different.

Okay firstly, on some startups I'm getting the error "services.exe terminated unexpectedly etc etc" " System is restarting in 60seconds with an error of 1073741819" This thankfully, isn't happening everytime I start the computer, and sometimes it happens 3-4 times I reboot, then sometimes it's weeks before the error happens again. I've ran a windows search for "services" and the only services.exe's I've found is the one located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and another one located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

To help diagnose that problem, I've ran AVG anti-rootkit, with nothing found. However today I ran the anti-rootkit GMER, and It's found an astq.tga which through some google searches I've found is a bad file, which should be removed (I'm not sure how to go about it, though.) I've also found a catchme.sys file, which through more google searches I've found that should also be removed.

PS- I previously had a virus that I got from MSN, which I atleast *think* I removed fully.

PSS-- I'm having fairly common disconnections from the internet, I'm not sure if this is linked in anyway

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#2 TMacK


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:46 PM

Hello Mattzzz,

Since you have a HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, I'm going to close this Topic.

You shouldn't make any changes to your system, while your HJT log is posted, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.
At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

You can find your HJT log Here.

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