Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:09 AM
I stumbled into your forum through Google, reeling from malware. Spyaxe, in particular, but had vestiges of old damage in puter that has collected over several years. I don't know much about puters, but have been able to stumble through repairs listed in forums like this over the years to at least get up and running again.
I was able to use the info posted to get rid of Spyaxe, thanks. The smitRem program worked great! I still have other issues I hope to work on but at the pace I am going it will take weeks, I am sure.
I have a Dell Pentium ®4 CPU 1.8 GHz with 512 RAM running Windows XP 2002 with Svc. Pk. 2.
After I got rid of Spyaxe I found my Home page has been taken over, my Task manager keeps getting "turned off by admin", NAV tries to install something and can't, and several other nefarious things.
I ran Ewido and AdAware. For some reason I couldn't do it in Safe Mode, but ran them afterwards in the normal mode. I believe my system is pretty well clean of malware and trojans (Had the Zlob.d or whatever that brought Spyaxe, I guess) but as I said, I have the damage to the Registry. AdAware keeps stalling at about 40,000 files and has to be "end program not responding" terminated.
I have been reading the different messages lurking for several days and as I get time I will get to the HiJack This forum.
Thanks in advance for providing such a forum and I really appreciated how you patiently walk folks with obviously little expertise through their problems.