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Taskbar Freezes

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#1 Poppinz


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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:42 AM

So here is the story. If I restart my computer bleep happens. I click my username to login. Then I get to see my desktop background image, I can click on all my desktop shortcuts, and I can use taskmanger to run any of the applications I wish. About 2 seconds after I can see my desktop image the taskbar becomes visible. Then it just stops working. This happens approx 7 out of 8 restarts.

I has the clock and date on it, but none of the startup icons in the bottom right corner appear.
All my quick launch icons appear, but I can't use em, I can't work the start menu either.

I have used No-adware, Xoftspy, scan spyware, ad-adware pro, and trend micro's housecall free scan from the net. I don't have any virus checking software but I thought Housecall would have picked it up.

The only thing I can't get rid of are these stupid new.net folders. When I try it gives me a prompt telling me that it can't erase them due to "user network sharing" So I tried getting rid of them in safe mode. Nothing. Still got issues. What the hell is this NewDotNet crap? How do I kick its ass? I am at anyones mercy.

Any helpfull hints and strategy would be appreciated.
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:47 AM

What the hell is this NewDotNet crap?

Depending on your level of expertise:

There is a forum here at Bleeping Computer for self help, you can find it HERE.

Or, for help with removing your infection I would like to refer you to the Highjack This (HJT) forum here at BleepingComputer.com:

First: Read the Preparation Guide found HERE. It is very important that you follow ALL of the instructions found within. (There are many important steps in this guide that may clean your computer.)

Second: Post your system information along with a brief description of the problems you are having, and your HJT log in the HJT forum found HERE.

NOTE: Please, after you post your HJT log 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 think 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. The volunteers who work that forum are very busy, so please be patient and wait. It can sometimes take a few days for a response. If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a link to your HJT log HERE.

Third: If, after finishing your work with the folks at the HJT forum you have issues with XP related to the removal of the infection, then come back in here and let us help you get your computer back to normal.

You are in good hands! Good luck!

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