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b.exe stopped working (virus) popup

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#1 Djking


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:08 PM

Hello all,

First of all, I have Vista HP.

Yesterday I got a pop-up which had said "b.exe has stopped working." And then, after I closed the program, it said this was a known virus called Gaobot and I researched it, and found out that it is a virus that comes from P2P sharing (probably won't do torrents again). Specifically it was called W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.u - Win32/RBot.3eu!Worm.

I have tried Malwarebytes Anti-malware program, which removed some trojans, but it still didn't remove the pop-up virus. I have also used PC Tools Spyware Doctor which removed some trojans and wurms too, but still did not remove the pop-up virus. I have also used CCleaner's registry cleaner and not fixing problem.

It is weird because the virus has not been affecting my computer at all. I don't see any effect, except the pop-up.

I started the "Run" feature and started "msconfig." There was a program or an executible file that started up in "Startup" called Monopod. I disabled this program at startup and clicked apply. The source command was an .exe file called "b.exe." The registry location was:


In this location, I found a thing called "Monopod" which I deleted. Was that the right thing to do?

Edited by Djking, 26 July 2009 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:50 PM

You actually have an open active HJT log thread


so the Mods will need to close this one :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 03:13 PM

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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