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Is It A Virus Or A Software Glitch

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#1 scott lindberg

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:12 PM

Any feed back on this issue?

Here's my problem. Windows 2000 boots up to the point where all the icons show up except for a few on the bottom toolbars and then they all disappear. To get to them, I go to control-alt-delete - click on the toolbar to run programs - type in control bar and they 90% of them all come back to the desktop. I get an error message that states - "I cannot find the file '/idlist,:128:1396, (or one of it's components "

Is this a virus - or just a software hick-up?

When it first happened, I tried to reboot in safe mode but it wouldn't accept my password. That suggested that I've been hijacked.

Any leads on this fix? Thanks guys.


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#2 stidyup


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Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:18 AM

Win2K repair install

You may need to do a repair install, see above link however you will need to reinstall SP4.

Download SP4

SP4 Rollup update apply after SP4.

These updates need to be applied before you connect to the internet.

However first you need to make sure the glitch isn't malware related.

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log to the HJT Forum.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip remember to extract the contents of the zip file into the same folder as Sysclean.com


DrWeb CureIT


KASFX which is powered by the Kaspersky AV engine, you will need internet access to update it. If you haven't got net access in safe mode, update it before you use it.

If your good with the command line also try Sophos Command Line scanner this command will scan all of your hdd's SAV32CLI.EXE -F -di -remove -dn -mbr -all -zip -p=avscanlog.txt and give you a log file to review afterwards.

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot(Spybot Tutorial) and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix

If you have a friend who has WinXP you might want to consider building the UBCD4Win which will give you full read/write access to your hdd and allow you to run several AV scanners to check your PC.

Edited by stidyup, 03 November 2005 - 03:18 AM.

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