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New Malware? Fhwtk.exe


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#1 april s.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:51 PM

I recently had the worm W32.spybot on my system and had to use Fry's Electronics recovery cd's 3 times, a friend helped me out and zeroed out my hard drive for me. I then was able to successfully reload all my software, however somewhere in the process i got this item in my Process viewer fhwtk.exe 8000 kb and it eats up almost 100% of my comps memory for about 10 minutes after i start up my computer. I just bought the NoAdware and it didn't even detect it, neither does norton, and I cant find this anywhere on my computer except under the process Viewer. Please help me to get this crud off my system!!!
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:44 PM

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

Download these programs, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido

If the above doesn't help rid you of the problem, then:

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.

NOTE:
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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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:47 AM

You sure you have that spelled properly?




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