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Aghghh! Tenacious Spyware Files!

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#1 slanter


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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

Ok, i've done a crapload of stuff to try and get rid of this. I clicked a fark link yesterday, and all of a sudden my computer went REAAALALLLLY slow. so I rebooted it and voila, popups starting going up all over the place. So I did the normal stuff, ad-aware, spybot, etc etc. The only problem is there are three files, pjhlr.exe and aaphsh.exe, also winmngmnt.exe, that are in the system32 directory that WILL NOT GO AWAY! I can't get rid of them! i've tried removing them with hijackthis, I click "fix these problems" and as soon as I run another scan they're right back where they were before. Running spybot it detects them, but not only does it run super slow when these processes are running, it can't delete them, and asks to do it on next reboot. and even THEN it can't delete them. I think its because they start running as soon as windows boots up, because even when spybot is doing its startup scan I can see them running in the processes. I also tried deleting registry references to the files I mentioned, and whenever I deleted a registry entry, I would search for it again and the entry would be right back there again. Usually its easy to find solutions to this by just typing in the name of the file in google, but google doesn't bring up anything for either of those files. this is driving me insane.

//Mod edit: Moved from "Windows NT/2000/2003" forum.

Edited by KoanYorel, 27 October 2006 - 01:17 PM.

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#2 Starbuck


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Posted 27 October 2006 - 05:49 PM

Hi slanter
if you have tried all the other methods.... maybe a Hjt Log would sort it out for you.
Click this link....... Preparation guide for Hjt

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 no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files on your own, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modification you make may complicate the malware removal process and could adversely affect your system.


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