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Winguz32.dll - Please Help Identify / Remove


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#1 Martin Clayden

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:35 AM

On my system (WinXP Home) HijackThis identifies this as an 020 object - attached to Winlogon

Some web sites (mostly non-English) identify this as a Trojan, but I can find no specific description (in English) nor a removal method

Can anybody help please ?

Thanks in advance

Martin

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:34 AM

Hello Martin Clayden

HijackThis identifies this as an 020 object...

Who advised you to download and use Hijackthis? Are you trained in its use? If not, you should know that HijackThis is an advanced tool that requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System. Most of the log entries are required to run a computer and removing essential ones can potentially cause serious damage such as your Internet no longer working or problems with running Windows itself. You should NOT fix anything yourself without consulting a expert as to what to fix.

With that said, I get basically the same results from my investigation but those asking for help seem to have other malware present. What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have your tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"? Try this first. If not success, then do the following:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users
If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.

Download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware.) Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions and read the User Manual.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]

Post back if your still having problems afterwards.
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