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Spywarequake, Am I Still Infected?

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#1 lyricsride


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Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:56 AM

Today i had 'battled' that pesky quakespyware malware. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic47826.html)

When i tried to use the atuomatic-removal steps it worked until i got to the safe mode step:

My Safe Mode screen becomes a mess of periodic static lines across a black background. But you can tell Windows Safe Mode etc is loading, since I can just barely see icons, windows, etc getting mixed in with the static. It's hard to explain.... But it makes if impossible to operate needless to say.

I used a few other security programs like Spyware Doctor and Xoftspy. After running several scans with each, removing, etc. I got to a point where with these i also had to run a SAFE MODE scan. I had the same problem as above.

I then tried to do the manual removal of quakespyware (i'm still having problems with my computer) listed in the above link from these boards, but i didn't find any of the listed files!

Is my safe mode corruption unrelated? What could be casuing it? I thought it would be related since Safe Made seems to run off sys32 DLLs, which quakespyware affects right?

Maybe i have bad DLLs that are not listed yet?

I'll post whatever info you guys need, i really need a hand! thanks

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:11 AM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.
Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

Read Preparation Guide for use before posting 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, as 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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#3 lyricsride

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:16 AM

great thanks

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