Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Computer infected by "Monopod" virus; freezes when rundll.exe continuously stops working

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
2 replies to this topic

#1 ZachBirnski


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:11:36 AM

Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:42 AM

Hello, I'm new to BleepingComputer and I'm not exactly sure how this works and whatnot, but I'll try my best. :( I think my computer (Windows Vista SP1) was recently infected by the malware virus "Monopod". Originally, the virus opened ad pages in IExplorer and bogged down my comp and attempted to add itself to my startup folder, which I blacklisted with Search and Destroy, so I put it into Safe Mode and ran Malwarebytes' Malware Removal tool and found a couple infected files on the registry, so I removed them. Secondly, when I log back on normally, windows begin popping up of "Windows hosting process (rundll.exe) has stopped working" and they pop up like wildfire - so many that literally every second I'm closing one. I can't leave my computer unattended in normal mode for about four minutes or else it freezes due to the Windows Hosting Process (rundll.exe) problems. Also, no matter how many times I run Malwarebytes', when in normal mode, Search and Destroy alerts me in the corner that "User-Defined Decision: The process Monopod attempted to add itself to Startup but has been blacklisted" which obviously means that the files are still present on my computer. Thanks for the help that anyone gives me, it means a lot considering that all my summerwork is saved on my harddrive. Here is the HijackThis log that I ran whilst in Safe Mode.

Attached Files

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Net_Surfer


  • Banned
  • 2,154 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:36 AM

Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Hello and :( to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here

*If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.

*If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

*If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

**If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay


We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.

Please perform the following scan:

Posted Image
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.

Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

Kind regards


#3 teacup61


    Bleepin' Texan!

  • Malware Response Team
  • 17,075 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wills Point, Texas
  • Local time:10:36 AM

Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team a PM with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic
Please make a donation so I can keep helping people just like you.
Every little bit helps! :)
You can even use your credit card! Thank you!

Posted Image

Error reading poptart in Drive A: Delete kids y/n?

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users