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Desktop Hijacked!

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#1 wagan


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:23 PM


Hope somebody can help. Really having a lot of problem with my computer.

Here's what happening:

1.) I cannot access the Windows XP start button, some sort of white bar is blocking it and preventing me to clicking it. I cannot get rid of this white bar. Even if I'm at "Safe Mode" this bar appears. The only way for me to shutdown my computer is to press the power button.
2.) Spy falcon would load up everytime I re boot Windows XP.
3.) Whatever this is it prevents me from running Norton Antivirus
4.) I cannot install any programs, I tried installing EWIDO but it won't let me.
5.) If I press Ctrl - Alt - Del, nothing happens
6.) It prevents me from running Task Mgr. If I click taskmgr.exe, it say program corrupted needs to be installed.
7.) In add remove programs I can see starware, spy falcon, screensaver installers

Things I have done so far:

1. Download FixSF.reg and double clicked on it.
2. Uninstalled spy falcon
3. Tried to delete the 2 dll files in system32 but cannot. Access denied, file in use.
4. I was able however to delete the spy falcon folder.
5. Ran smitrem but did not detect anything.

After forcing the computer to reboot (pressing the desktop power button), nothing changed. The start button still blocked by this white toolbar and I cannot run the antivirus.

Can advise on what virus is this and how to remove it?

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#2 vika


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Posted 17 March 2006 - 04:03 AM

Try to run Smitrem while in safe mode.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:58 AM

Hello wagan

If your still having problems, I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.

It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy. Please be patient as they are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have not been replied as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped.
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