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#1 leprechaun007


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:02 PM

Basically, my computer is infected and everytime i make any progress, it all reinstalls itself. I came across a program under c:\program files\woan\auaa.exe, which isn't visible in the folder itself, even as a hidden file, and runs itself as a system process, but doesn't really show up anywhere else. I suspect that to be at the root of all this evil, but can't find anything but this on any search engine


any ideas or help getting started with getting this thing back to a somewhat normal state would be greatly appreciated

//Mod edit: Moved from Windows XP/NT/2000/2003 forum to the more appropriate.

Edited by KoanYorel, 12 August 2005 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:53 PM

Mod edit: This post has been removed since it violates board policy and doesn't relate to this individual's problem.

Edited by Papakid, 13 August 2005 - 01:45 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 01:45 PM

Nevermind my post.

#4 Papakid


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Posted 13 August 2005 - 01:48 PM

Hi leprechaun007

We need to see a HijackThis log in order to help you get that junk off your system and whatever else that doesn't need to be there. Please do this:

Click on the link below and follow the steps in that tutorial so you can get a log posted:
How to post a HijackThis Log

You can of course skip step 1. But be sure to follow all the other steps and use the links in the tutorial to:

1. Download the self-extracting HijackThis.
2. Open the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum to start a new Topic in that forum. It is important that you post your log into a new topic in that forum. If you have any problems here is a link again:

It may be a day or two before you get an answer. But it is also important that you not post again to the topic you started asking for help or wondering if you will get help or otherwise "bumping" your thread/topic. In order to work on a first come-first served basis, helpers look for the oldest topics with zero replies.

BUT, once you receive a reply, stay in the topic that you have started. Do not start another thread.

Thanks and see you in the forum. :thumbsup:

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