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Cant get rid of uacinit.dll

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#1 seanmc


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:02 PM

I have tried to follow the prep guide but have been unable to get many tools (DDS, etc) to run. My OS is window 2003. I am unable to get rid of uacinit.dll that malwarebytes keeps finding.

I also get a number of google update exceptions when my computer is connected/or not connected to the internet, not sure if they are related. Based upon one of the moderatiors suggestions I am attaching my runscanner.log.

This is the link to my orginal post where I was instructed to post the attached log here:

Please let me know what to do next. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Edited by seanmc, 23 May 2009 - 09:44 AM.

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#2 seanmc

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:09 AM

fwiw I think I have this resolved. What a pain in the tail. For others heres what i did. Note: I was limited on what i could run with windows 2003

1. gmer full scan
--disabled (not delete) uacinit service after it was found.
--deleted the tmp dlls with various uacinit names

3. restarted

4. reran malware bytes. it found the uacinit.dll and corresponding reg entry. clicked delete. this was the first time it was actually able to remove them without a restart, this seemed to be the difference in all my prior attempts.

4. restarted

5. reran gmer and malware bytes and came up clean.



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Edited by seanmc, 02 June 2009 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:15 AM

The purpose of my follow-up post was to provide information to others that may be experiencing the same problem, not to bump my post. I am well aware that your team answers posts on a first come first served basis, it's stated at the top of every single post.

My request to you is to please do not add canned responses to posts that only confuse other readers. Your response implies that I have attempted to bump my post because I am still awaiting help. Again, the purpose of my follow-up was to provide information to others on how I was able to resolve the problem.

It would be a waste of time to everyone, your team / others, if I was able to resolve the my problems and not post an update on what I had done. What we would/will end up with is someone wasting time trying to troubleshoot something that has already been resolved, doesnt seem to make alot of sense.... For further clarity I've removed my followup question from the post.


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:51 PM

Your post did not make it clear that the issue was resolved. In fact, that post still does not make it clear. Your latter post does.

Please note, however, that though symptoms are gone that does not mean the infection is gone.

Since this issue seems to be resolved, this thread will now be closed.

In case you experience any problems with the computer, please Start a new topic.

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