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#1 archidon


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:15 PM

I just installed McAffee Internet Security 2007 on my father-in-law's computer. It found and deleted a number of adware programs. Now, when any program is started he gets the following error message:

" The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\s2VuIEhlcnJvbg\asappsrv.dll is not a valid Windows image.

This is true even for parts of the Windows system like add/remove programs or any other selection in the control panel. After you clear the message the programs seems to run OK, but this is very annoying. When the computer is restarted, this message appears for every process that starts.

Does anyone know how this can be fixed so that I don't receive this message anymore.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:22 PM

archidon, you should post a HijackThis Log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum. What sort of things did McAffee remove? When it removed some things it may have left a remnant of something that was malicious. An expert might be able to help you by analyzing your HijackThis Log. If you are unfamiliar with HijackThis and what it does please read this HijackThisTutorial. Please do not attempt a fix on your own. It would be best for an expert to analyze for you.

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#3 buddy215


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

That is Spysheriff. Use the info in the link below to remove Spysheriff.

Suggest you also run the two programs below and post a Hijack This log.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.


Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.

Getting into Windows Safe Mode
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