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#1 chugg

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:29 PM

Today I removed spyware from my computer. Now for some reason limewire keeps wanting to start even if i keep closing it and clicking disconnect. I always had limewire but it never did this before. It keeps starting by itself while I am in the middle of conducting business. By the way this is my first post. I love this site from what I have seen so far.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:33 PM

Does it start up at boot up or just at random times? If its at boot go to your startup folder and take out the icon from there. Start>Programs>Startup . if its just at a random time. You might want to give more info on this matter. But what advise is that you uninstall the whole entire program and than do a clean install.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:27 AM

There are two scenarios that need to be addressed with this:

1. If Limewire is merely running after you shut it down, ie: you can still see active connections running via your firewall, but Limewire's interface is not open, then from within Limewire, go to Tools > Options > System Tray under Shutdown Behavior select Shutdown Immediately then Apply >OK for the change to take place.

2. If Limewire is starting up with the green lime showing & it is going through all of it's loading stages, then you're computer is infected with malware. You should go here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ ,go through all of the instructions & post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum.

If indeed it is the second scenario that you are dealing with, if it's possible to do so, you should refrain from using that computer until you are all squared away & in the mean time conduct any business you need to do on another computer.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:58 PM

There are two scenarios that need to be addressed with this:

1. If Limewire is merely running after you shut it down, ie: you can still see active connections running via your firewall, but Limewire's interface is not open, then from within Limewire, go to Tools > Options > System Tray under Shutdown Behavior select Shutdown Immediately then Apply >OK for the change to take place.

2. If Limewire is starting up with the green lime showing & it is going through all of it's loading stages, then you're computer is infected with malware. You should go here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ ,go through all of the instructions & post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum.

If indeed it is the second scenario that you are dealing with, if it's possible to do so, you should refrain from using that computer until you are all squared away & in the mean time conduct any business you need to do on another computer.



Its is indeed the 2nd scenerio. I have thousands of social security numbers ond everything someone would need to assume identities on this computer. This all started with the spydawn virus. But I have no idea what you mean by posting a hijack log somewhere. This is only my 2nd posting ever on this site. Please ezplain and thank you for your help.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

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 16 February 2007 - 08:28 PM

I am having a major problem on this step below.

step4.gif - Scan your computer with Ad-Aware and Spybot - Search and Destroy

Download Ad-aware SE and update it (the Globe icon, then Connect). Then click on Perform Full System Scan. Uncheck Search for negligible risk entries and click on Next. Eliminate all that Ad-aware finds. A more thorough tutorial on use Ad-aware can be found here:

Using Ad-Aware SE to remove Spyware & Hijackers from Your Computer

IPB Image - Download Ad-Aware SE

When I downloaded this file I try to open it and it dont recognize the program.


Its saving as defs.zip. I cant find a program to open it with. Please help me. I am a mortgage banker and there is alot of personal info at risk.

Ok I think I clicked the wrong link. I will be back with an update. So sorry.

Edited by chugg, 16 February 2007 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2007 - 03:08 AM

Ok I posted my log. I followed all the steps and it didnt fix it. I hope someone can help. Thanks for all your responses.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:06 AM

OK You now have to play the " patient game " eventhough it is very hard to do.Don't make any changes on your system whilst in the process of cleaning up your computer




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