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#1 RoadRunner3

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:17 PM

I can't find a solution to this. I've been getting an error every few minutes to a few hours apart that says "sdsd.exe has encountered an error and needs to close". Sometimes, it will be sdsd2.exe, or sdsdx.exe, ect. The exe files are saving to my documents and settings/user folder. I've turned off system restore, ran spybot, and let my PC sit from a fresh reboot and they still popup. I'm running XP pro sp2, on my main home comp. Similar pop-ups are occurring on laptops that are connected to my home network, those laptops are running XP pro sp3.

What is causing this process and how do I kill it? thanks!

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:11 PM

Somebody on Yahoo! Answers recommended a registry cleaner, however we do not recommend you use registry cleanup tools... however if the steps i give you below do not solve it then i guess CCleaners registry cleanup tool would be your best bet as long as you click yes to make a registry backup and save it somewhere where you will be able to remember where it is... but we DO NOT recommend you use any tools of any kind to 'clean' your registry.


To ensure this isn't an infection please follow the below steps...

Please download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.


Ensure that your computer is connected to the internet and your software firewall is disabled until instructed to re-enable it.
Double click on the mbam-setup.exe to begin the installation process.
When the installation begins, please do not change any of the settings and follow the prompts.
Please make sure that when you finish the installation, these options remain checked;
*Update MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
*Launch MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
You may now click finish...
When MBAM launches, you will be prompted to update before running a scan. If an update is found, MBAM will automatically download and apply the updates and you can then click 'OK' button to close the box and continue. You may now re-enable your firewall
Please ensure that while you are on the scanner tab the 'Perform Quick Scan' option is selected, then click the 'Scan' button.
If you are asked which drives to scan, please leave all of them ticked, and click 'Start Scan'.
The scan will now begin and you will see “Scan in progress” at the top; It may take a while to complete so please be patient.
When the scan completes, you will see “The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found”
Click the 'OK' button to close the box and continue with the removal process.
Back on the main scanner screen, click 'Show Results' to see a list of any found Malware.
Ensure that all items are checked and then click the 'Remove Selected' button.
When the removal process is complete, a log will open in notepad; this log will be automatically saved and you can view it in the logs section of the program.
Copy and paste the contents of the log file that is open into your next reply and exit MBAM.


Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the Malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
Please PM me if i have been assisting you and do not reply for 24 hours!




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