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#1 pepe6712

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

Whenever I click on a windows program to access, I get an error message where the title bar lists the program name and extension followed by "bad image". The error message is "globalroot\systemroot\system32\senekawi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support." Once I click ok on the error window it disappears and the program I was attempting to access will open. This occures every time I try to select a program.

I am running Windows Vista Home premium and have AVG 7.5 antivirus software which tells me that it has detected a virus "Trojanhorse sheur2.mmh" It asks if I want to heal it or move it to the vault. If I move it to the vault I get a warning that moving this program may disable window. They are right, it does not allow me to restart windows. I had to start in safe mode and then use startup repair to get windows to restart correctly. Now I select heal and it tells me that it was successful. I tried scanning the computer with Windows Defender but it does not show any malware infections. After searching the internet for a possible solution I downloaded Spyware Doctor and it did not detect any malware infections either, only a few cookies.

I have used system restore to several past dates and it has not fixed the problem. There are multiple postings on senekxxx.dll files and how they can be deleted manually. I have been able to delete senekadf.dat, seneka.dat, senekadf.dll, and senedadf.dll. However, it will not let me manually delete senedawi.dll saying that it is unable to delete this file because it is running in another program. And the other programs will re-appear after restart.

Some of the shortcut keys on the keyboard have stopped working and the computer is slower, especially on startup. I have backed up most of my important files, but I would really like to avoid a complete system recovery. I am a novice and am looking for any help. thanks

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:38 PM

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer :thumbsup:

These files: senekadf.dat, seneka.dat, senekadf.dll, and senedadf.dll are symptoms of a nasty rootkit. i would recommend changing online passwords that deal with personal information.

The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on 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.
  • 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.
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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

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