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#1 ramsey76


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:45 PM

My PC randonly tries to open a program that does not exist. Sometimes many hundred times in a day and sometimes none. I tried everything to try to stop this but no success.

When Windows tries to open the program I get a dialog box that windows can not find blank.

I am switching strategies, is there any way to stop the blank box from opening.

I know thos treating the sympton not cause but that is good enough.



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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:47 PM

First, try scanning your system for viruses and spyware here (it's free): http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Let us know the results and we can work from there.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:48 PM

You would be better off posting a log in the HJT forum and getting someone to have a looksee at what's causing this. Sounds like you've picked up a worm or trojan somewhere along the line.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:58 PM



I tried 4 virus programs ( Norton Corporate, Mcafee, AVG, ) and about 10 spyware programs .

I also have used many trojan programs

All of come back empty.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:01 PM

about 10 spyware programs .

What were they? Unfortunately some alleged anti-spyware programs are themselves spyware so you may be introducing things which will make matters worse.

Programs trying to activate themselves at apparently random times is a classic symptom of malware infection and you need malware experts to help you with that. Follow usasma's advice and see if anything shows up. If nothing is detected then to get individual, expert attention to your problem you should post an HJT log as JackTheHaack suggested.

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 09:02 PM

I ran the program that was suggested above. Thanks for the help.

The following were my errors:






I have no idea what any of this means.

All of the programs were deleted

The spyware programs I used were:

1) SPYBot

2) Spysweeper ( webroot)

3) Adaware (lavasoft)

4) Trend micro ( trial)

5) Spyware Doctor (trial)

6) Comcast provide spyware

7) Microsoft beta

8) micro trend ( free trail)

9) couple of others from major geeks

The trial programs were deleted after using. My main program is spysweeper.

I forgot to add,

Thanks for the help.

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