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ipv6nsta.dll is not a valid windows image


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#1 miscrap

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:55 PM

Hi all,

New here, so please forgive me if I make any blunders.

I have a wireless Gateway laptop running WinXP. I started getting the following error yesterday:

The application or dll c:\windows\system32\ipv6nsta.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

It happens multiple times on bootup, and any time I try to open a new program. It clears, and doesn't seem to be causing any problems, but having to clear it 20 times a day is getting annoying. I've run multiple antivirus and antimalware programs (Panda, Prevx, Spybot, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, BitDefender, others), and they all come up clean. I tried to do a system restore, but it fails, regardless of the previous date I select.

Any suggestions where I go from here?

Thanks.

EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 04 June 2010 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:14 AM

"ipv6nsta.dll"

Are you sure you spelled that correctly.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:45 AM

"ipv6nsta.dll"

Are you sure you spelled that correctly.



Yes, I wrote it down.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:27 PM

Before doing the above, I ran SuperAntiSpyware (saw a mention of it on this site). *Seems* to have found and cleaned the problem. Have rebooted a couple of times, and run the computer for the last hour or two, without a reoccurrence.
Here's the log (see last item under Trojan). Thanks for the help!!

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 06/08/2010 at 12:32 PM

Application Version : 4.38.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 5038
Trace Rules Database Version: 2850

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:19:04

Memory items scanned : 773
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 896
Registry threats detected : 6
File items scanned : 13651
File threats detected : 9

Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[QE]
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\Viewpoint Service
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\COMMON\VIEWPOINTSERVICE.EXE
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Viewpoint Service
HKLM\System\ControlSet003\Services\Viewpoint Service
HKLM\System\ControlSet003\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Viewpoint Service
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Viewpoint Service
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Viewpoint Service
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IPV6NSTA.DLL

Adware.MyWebSearch/FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3HIGHIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3IDLE.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3MEDINT.EXE
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\M3PLUGIN.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

Let us know if you have any more problems.
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