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Another Spyaxe Struggler

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#1 John McMullen

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:37 PM

I should say I'm another newbie brought here by the evil that is Spyaxe. Hi, all.

I'm at work, so I can't generate an HJT log at the moment, but I've gone through the removal process.

I'll post the log tonight.

I found the text for the annoying popup by running strings on the newest file in the system32 directory, which for me was netwrap.dll. I also found repeated installations of something called "spywarestrike"--we started with spyaxe, but all of the registry entries seem to be for spywarestrike now.

I thought twice I had removed the fershlugginer thing, but I'm wrong, according to the phone call from home today.

In other notes from the front, I'm running XP Pro, and each person in the family has an account. I had to run smitrem under each account to make sure I had got rid of everything the first time. Smitrem also works poorly with MKS toolkit, because I had the MKS find.exe ahead of the command.com find in the path, but I got that fixed.

Anyway, I look forward to your help, when I can provide more info.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:01 PM

Just post your log, and a member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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