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#1 omurchu

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:25 PM

Hoping to get help w/ several problems on the computer.

Firstly, on booting I get the following:

winstall has caused an error in winstall.exe

A google search indicates a infection with SpyBot.cy worm. I got no luck searching for information here so any help appreciated.

I am not too confident of messing around with various computer settings.

Thanks in advance
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:51 PM

See this self-help forum post:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...exe-t22402.html

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:05 AM

Thanks John.

I had a look at this before - was'nt sure if this procedure applicable to Windows ME? I presume Winstall.exe is part of a Spyware infection?

Frank.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:28 AM

Hello omurchu and welcome to BC.

The only thing that doesn't apply in the link John gave you is the Windows Prefetch folder which doesn't exist within ME. If you follow the instructions in that order and proceed carefully you should be ok.

If you don't feel comfortable trying this yourself, you could post a log in our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum after following the instructions in How to submit a Hijackthis Log, but it will be some days before you receive an answer.

Good luck and post back if you have any more concerns.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:08 PM

Have been following the instructions in method 1 of the above link. Posted my HJT log on the HJT board.

Then ran smitrem and Ad-Aware. This seems to have gotten rid of the initial problem i.e. the winstall.exe error message. Now i find that I cannot run the Ewido Security Suite as I am running Windows ME - it is only for Win 2000 and later.

So can I run an alternative program - Spybot maybe??

Thanks for all the help,

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:46 PM

Spybot is a good program and will work with ME.

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