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How to remove AFA Internet Enhancement or Vcmnet11.exe

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#1 Grinler


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 04:22 PM

How to remove AFA Internet Enhancement or Vcmnet11.exe

What this program does: AFA Internet Enhancement or Vcmnet11.exe creates popups on your computer and redirects websites that would produce a 404 error to their own site instead. Tools Needed for this fix: Related Tutorials: Symptoms in a HijackThis Log:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C370527A-24A7-4583-BE01-72E59000EB17} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\n.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\VCMnet11.exe] C:\WINDOWS\VCMnet11.exe

Removal Instructions: In order to remove this infection we will need to use HijackThis to manually remove the infection:
  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to shutdown every window that is open later in the fix..

  2. Enter the Windows Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove Programs.

  3. When the installed programs list appears, double-click on the entry for Windows AFA Internet Enhancement if it exists and allow it to uninstall. Then exit the Add/Remove Programs screen and the Control Panel.

  4. Download HijackThis from the above link and extract it to c:\hijackthis.

  5. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

  6. Navigate to the c:\hijackthis directory and double-click on HijackThis.exe

  7. Close all open windows.

  8. When the program starts, click on the Scan button.

    1. Put a checkmark next to the following entry (There may be more than one of each):

      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C370527A-24A7-4583-BE01-72E59000EB17} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\n.dll
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\VCMnet11.exe] C:\WINDOWS\VCMnet11.exe
    2. Then click the Fix button

  9. Exit HijackThis.

  10. Delete the following files if they exist:


  11. Reboot your computer back to normal mode.
Your computer should now be free of AFA Internet Enhancement or Vcmnet11.exe. It is likely, though, that this infection was installed with other malware. If you need help removing it, post a hijackthis log in the forums.

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

BleepingComputer.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can post a HijackThis log in our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum.

If you have any questions about this self-help guide then please post those questions in our AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum and someone will help you.

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