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wsastartup () failed or you have the incorrect version of winsock installed


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#1 iamanewbie

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:00 PM

Have not downloaded anything for a week, have not opened any .exe files for a long time also and one morning when I turned on my laptop (HPComapq6715b) I received this message "wsastartup failed or you have the incorrect version of winsock installed" and windwos sidebar wasnt working properly. This message was in the window, but window tittle was "uTorrent", so it seems utorrent has something to do with this. But after restart my computer was loging in for about 2-3 minutes and after it finally did I had just blue screen (maybe this color, because of my theme). I tried ctrl+alt+del and it dropped me to the pre-lock menu (I am using Windows Vista Home Basic). I launched task manager, but I couldnt do anything with this. So, I launched notebook in safe mode (finally I got some desktop) and launched combofix.
It has deleted these files:

c:\users\USER\AppData\Local\temp\catchme.dll
c:\windows\system32\oem18.inf
c:\windows\system32\oem36.inf

But after restart in normal mode it didnt load normal desktop and as it was in previous times, just blank blue screen.

Should I post the rest of log to you?

Edited by iamanewbie, 09 October 2009 - 02:48 PM.


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#2 iamanewbie

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

Problem solved. I have launched once again combofix + full scanned my pc with ad-aware (in safe mode) + made this: in cmd wrote "netsh winsock reset". After restart all come back to normal.

Edited by iamanewbie, 09 October 2009 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for letting us know iamanewbie. :(

Please becarefull though. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.




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