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Flashing Icons On Desktop

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#1 theflash


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:20 AM

I am running Windows XP SP2 and I am trying to figure out how to make my icons on the desktop to stop flashing. I have probably downloaded a nasty trojan or worse. Computer is running slow windows boots up, but I when I try to access something from the start bar icons flash and the command that I just did resets itself making it very difficult to do anything. I can access the internet and explorer holds a solid connection but I can see the icons still flashing in the background. After a little while the flashing stops and the icons no longer apprear. Then all I can access is the task manager by ctrl>alt>del. But that's it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Please make the flashing stop...... :thumbsup: I have a feeling that I miht be able to do something using the safe mode but not sure what to do.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:35 PM

hello please start with this scan.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for the info. I will do this and get back to you.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 02:31 AM

Here is the log it generated. I ran the above program as you suggested boopme and I thought I had it nailed. Rebooted and icons didn't start flashing till I opened up explorer then the same problem happened again and the icons flashed for couple minutes then dissapear. from desktop. I have ran the malbytes' anti-malware twice. I tried to do a full system scan and the program failed a little less than half way. :thumbsup:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.12
Database version: 783

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 70089
Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 35 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\qoMdEWmK.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Unloaded module successfully.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\RemoveRP (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\qoMdEWmK.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.

Edited by theflash, 24 May 2008 - 10:26 AM.

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