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Can't Get Rid Of 'pcshield' Virus/ad-ware/thing

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#1 andyredcars


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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:24 AM

hello, i've tried using spybot and avg and ad-aware and a couple of other things, all right up to date, but nothing seems to work.

i installed 'what's running?' to see what was throwing up these pop-ups all the time and it seems that its this program in my startup called 'pcshield' (i'd ignored it in the past because i'm stupid and just thought it was some random anti-virus program i'd carelessly downloaded from download.com). every 3 minutes or so i'll get a random number of pop-ups ranging from 2 to about 5. the ads come from http://ad.bannerconnect.net/iframe[whatever long number]

i googled it and came up with this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/PCShield-4003.html

i'm using xp, not sure which version. if i've missed anything i'm sorry, but i am mildly retarded. :thumbsup:

thanks loads, andy

ps. here's my running processes just in case it isn't pcshield thats the problem:


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Mod Edit: Moved to more appropriate forum. DT

Edited by D-Trojanator, 12 August 2006 - 03:42 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:22 AM

pcshield is responsible for a few registry changes, a startup entry, a BHO and a bad .dll on your system. It can be easily identified by creating a hijackthis log and then removed.

Please 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.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:55 AM

thanks dude!

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:24 AM

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