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#1 owen10

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:25 PM

When I start my PC, it is stuck. The Task manager says gcASCleaner is not responding. I need to go and end it every time. Does anyone come across this and tell me what should be done? Should I remove it? Thanks.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:04 PM

Hi owen10,

Process File: gcASCleaner or gcASCleaner.exe
Process Name: Microsoft AntiSpyware Cleaner Process

from WinTasks Process Library

It sounds like your antispyware is having problems with something on your system. I would recomend uninstalling it and then reinstalling it. Try it again.

I recommend doing an on-line virus scan using PandaSoft or Trend Micro.
I also recommend downloading and scanning you computer with SpyBot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

The links are found at the bottom of my post - in the signature area.

Tutorials for how to use SpyBot and AdAware can be found:
Instructions to use Spybot Search and Destroy can be found HERE
Instructions to use Ad-Aware SE can be found HERE

Please let us know how things go.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:08 AM

Hi owen10,

Process File: gcASCleaner or gcASCleaner.exe
Process Name: Microsoft AntiSpyware Cleaner Process

from WinTasks Process Library

It sounds like your antispyware is having problems with something on your system. I would recomend uninstalling it and then reinstalling it. Try it again.

I recommend doing an on-line virus scan using PandaSoft or Trend Micro.
I also recommend downloading and scanning you computer with SpyBot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware.

The links are found at the bottom of my post - in the signature area.

Tutorials for how to use SpyBot and AdAware can be found:
Instructions to use Spybot Search and Destroy can be found HERE
Instructions to use Ad-Aware SE can be found HERE

Please let us know how things go.

Rigel



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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 04:21 PM

Hi Rigel,

I ran Norton antivirus and spybot 7 destroy, Adaware to clean up some spywares. I also uninstall the microsoft anti-spyware Beta 1 and it seems to solve my problem. Thanks.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:18 PM

That's good news owen10 :thumbsup:

It would probably still be wise to do an online scan as Rigel suggested. Choose one or more of these:

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Internet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component.Some of the options are not clearly explained.

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php
(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)
or http://housecall.antivirus.com/ (IE only)

Kaspersky - http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
Link to 'Online Scan' at the top rhs of the page. Requires IE and Active-X components.
"does not scan RAM, boot sectors and MBRs, so it cannot detect malicious code located in these areas."

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