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#1 jackknive

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:33 AM

I am working on my bosses computer. He runs windows 98 (eeps old! I know!). Anyways I have gotten a ton of viruses and spyware off. I am having trouble removing datingtool.exe however. Go into taskmanager and I can shut it down temp to avoid the anoying popups or I can go in under safe mode and same thing.

I checked autoruns in the begining of startup in safe mode.. I am not seeing that. I am sure it is hiding under a different name, but not sure as to how to get it. I got registry mechanic 5.2 now and about to try that and see what happens.

How do I get rid of this pest? It makes its own icons, hijacks home, and opens an anoyingly large amount of popups.

AVG doesn't pick it up. Adaware doesn't either. Whats my best route here?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:04 AM

Hello jackknive

Have you tried running your AVG and other scans in Safe Mode. If so, then there are some different procedures you can try for malware removal here.

Post back if your boss still has problems after doing this and I will direct you on how to post a hijackthis log.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:16 AM

Yup tried in safe mode. I think I may have gotten it.. I went into reedit and followed to microsoft and then run and deleted one that said the datingtool name, and then same path but to IE and then deleted one by same name..

I also got it in system.ini I think. I am hoping it works.. I am still running other scans in safe, so haven't started regular to check yet. If I did those is there anywhere else it might be hiding?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:23 AM

If the system has not been thoroughly cleaned in a while or has recently been infected its hard to tell exactly what else may be lurking about. Scanning with more than one anti-spyware increases your chance of successful detection/removal. No single product can detect and remove all threats at any given time so using more than one is recommended. The industry is in a constant state of change with new infections coming out on a daily basis. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes spyware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another.
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:29 AM

anything you recommend? I have used adaware and AVG thus far, and picked up 17 viuses and countless spyware lol. I was thinking about doing panda scan (the one off their site you don't have to download) once I am out of safe. There is nothing else on the pc I can scan with before I exit safe.

Also any firewalls you recommend? Its an old laptop and lacks memory, so not something huge and bogging.. I had used zonelabs stuff but recently not a big fan of some bugs I have been finding. I was thinking about trying sygate, I hear good things. Any experiances on that one?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:49 AM

Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.

SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users and DrWeb-CureIt are two others you can use on 9x.

There's a whole list of firewalls here. These three are all good and support 9x systems.
Kerio Personal Firewall
Sygate Personal Firewall Free
Kaspersky Anti-Hacker
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