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Tcpsr.sys Infection - Worked Around But Not Quite Solved

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#1 Dr_Snapid


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:22 PM

I have blocked this item but would like to find out how to solve it once and for all.

This file c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpsr.sys kept being detected by AVG at bootup. Neither vault nor heal would work. I renamed the file extension, and found the file was recreated at next boot. So i deleted the file the created a empty text file, renamed it tcpsr.sys, and set it read only. This stops the file being written and I assume stops the bad process in it's tracks. But I cant seem to find the bad process. I have also had to rename my explorer.exe because something is killing explorer every time it tries to start. So I have also worked around that, but really I want a solution.

Any ideas welcomed!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:50 AM

Try running your AVG scan in Safe Mode.

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