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#1 iKonoclast


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:45 PM


I think I may have a couple overlapping issues.

First is constant Bad Image errors that happen whenever something is accessed.

eg"Outlook.exe - Bad Image The application DLL C:/Windows/system32/yanufan.dll is not a valid windows image. Pleas e check this against your installation diskette"

(note: Outlook.exe can be replaced with whatever is being accessed.)

I've already run my antivirus (Telus Security Software previously Freedom) I've also run the Trend Micro online scan, both of these done repeatedly. I've run Ad-Aware repeatedly and an earlier copy of Spyware Doctor. I have tried to do a systems restore to 3 different dates more than 2 weeks ago and have failed each time. After looking into it a bit on some other forums, it seems it might be an after effect of a virus my software detected and deleted last week sometime. I've downloaded and run HijackThis, but have no clue as to what I'm looking at in the log. I'll check the other recommended scans, but wanted to get this down now.

Secondly, when browing using IE, I periodically have another webpage open in a new window, the connection does not complete and the web page always has one of 2 precursors. Again, this may be a left over effect of something else, but as
I can't seem to find it with any automatic detection and removal tools I've tried, I figured I'd bring that up here too.

Whoops, I guess i posted to the wrong spot and am reposting to the malware sub forum.

Edited by iKonoclast, 05 December 2008 - 11:20 PM.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:54 PM

Hello iKonoclast,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/184418/bad-image/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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