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#1 ehl8e

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:29 AM

My WinXP computer contracted msa.exe yesterday. I ran CyberScrub and AVG.

CyberScrub pointed to a recent large number of javascripts recently downloaded, so I removed the Javascript environment with Add/Remove programs.

Task manager showed uninvited iexplorer.exe and msa.exe sessions, so I delete them every few minutes, and I disconnect the network, when I do not need it. In these situations I disconnect from the wireless LAN and restart.

I also downloaded Mozilla Firefox and set it to be the default browser. I used Add/Remove programs to "disable" IE iexplorer.exe. (Of course that does not really work. The process still starts every few minutes.)

Then I spoke with friends who advised Avast! in lieu of AVG. So I downloaded Avast! set it as my default. I ran it last night on download and again today as a registered user. It found nothing.

I gambled, downloaded RegCure and started it. I read some posts about it, canceled it, and removed the RegCure folder from C:\Program files.

CNET.com reminded me of your site. So I registered, and here I am. Help!?! Thanks in advance.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:16 PM

Welcome to BC

You have a DDS / HJT log posted, 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 it 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 very 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.


To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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