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Spyquake Or Other? Nothing Is Working To Fix


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#1 cre8tveminde

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:49 AM

I have tried everything I can think of to fix this. I have the blinking icon in my task bar tray. First it is a question mark inside a circle (blue) then flashes to a "NO" red circle with a line. I looked it up and everyone says it is spyquake. I have downloaded/purchased/run Spyhunter. I downloaded and ran smitrem. I also did the roguescan fix. Nothing is working and my computer is crap at the moment. Here is the txt file from roguescan:

Export SharedTaskScheduler key
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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler]
"{438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1}"="Browseui preloader"
"{8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030}"="Component Categories cache daemon"
"{2016a466-91a2-43c6-97d8-2fd380f065ef}"="eitheror"


sharedtaskkey: 2016a466-91a2-43c6-97d8-2fd380f065ef
---------------------------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2016a466-91a2-43c6-97d8-2fd380f065ef}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2016a466-91a2-43c6-97d8-2fd380f065ef}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\higehsg.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

Can someone PLEASE help me.

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#2 fozzie

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 08:00 AM

First some info on Spyhunter

Note on Enigma SpyHunter: Enigma's SpyHunter anti-spyware application was listed on this page primarily because of the company's history of employing aggressive, deceptive advertising (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The company was also known for exploiting the name "spybot" in its domain names and online advertising. These objectionable business practices were employed primarily from late-2002 to mid-2004.

Sometime during summer of 2004 the company halted the most obnoxious and objectionable aspects of its online advertising. It also unloaded all the "spybot" domains (which were promptly picked up by Paretologic for its XoftSpy anti-spyware application).

While there are still unresolved allegations that SpyHunter transmits the Windows Product ID from users' PCs (1), we can no longer classify this application as "rogue/suspect." Nonetheless, SpyHunter -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended because of its mediocre performance as an anti-spyware scanner. Testing indicates that it does not recognize some well-known spyware installations and has difficulty removing critical spyware/adware files even from those it does recognize (1). Given the many excellent competing anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free), users would do better looking elsewhere for trustworthy anti-spyware protection.

Domains: enigmasoftwaregroup.com, spywareremove.com, uninstallxupiter.com

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Please download/update : Lavasoft Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Links in my sig.
Run these as per the manuals

Secondly :
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users

* Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
* An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
* If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
* When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software".
* There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
* When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
* Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next".
* A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
* Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab.
* Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results.
* Select close to exit the program.
* Scan in SAFE MODE

If that does not bring anything :

please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a 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. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, 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 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. 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.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, 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 modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 08:26 AM

This is SpyDawn. Use this guide instead:

How To Remove Spydawn (removal Instructions)

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:51 AM

Spydawn is one of the things that pops up when you click on the circle.

I used the first explanation. I also modified my startup and got rid of anything I didn't recognize. The alert is gone but there is a file called PB4Info.pba on my desktop. I moved it to a folder and then when I restarted my computer went nuts and kept shutting off and on. I went into safe mode and moved the file back to the desktop and it restarted normally. What is this file???

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:59 PM

Have you tried to delete it/move to recycle bin? Googling it gets info in Russian cyrillic. If you can't move it I would post a Hijack This log in the forum in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Edited by buddy215, 14 February 2007 - 08:03 PM.

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