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#1 Jena054

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 03:21 PM

I recently downloaded LimeWire and had uninstalled it but a box poped up saying that one or more neccessary files are invalid and that I should install LimeWire again, so I did but I keep getting a box saying that LimeWire is in use, when it's clearly not because it's not installed on my computer. There is a file in the program files labled LimeWire but when I try to delete it, it says access denied. So I tried to access my task manager to see if it was running, but I cannot access it. So I had one of my friends who is a computer geek(no offense) and he tried to look at it and wanted to check out the registry and it wouldn't open saying that it was already in use by something else. So I've run, PestPatrol, Adaware, Spybot and Super Anti Spyware and nothing has fixed my problem so far and the pop up for LimeWire saying I need to reinstall it, pops up constantly. It's back within 10secs of closing it. And I can't install HiJackThis either because my virus scanner insists that it's harmful. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by Jena054, 29 May 2007 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:08 AM

Try downloading HiJackThis from here (this is a direct download link)-->HJT Setup. If your av still puts up a fuss, you may need to disable it temporarily to complete the install. Then post your log here--> HiJackThis Log & Analysis.

Not exactly sure of the method you used to uninstall Limewire but it is recommended to remove it by going to Start > All Programs > Limewire > Uninstall instead of using Add/Remove.

#3 Jena054

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:07 AM

I tried the direct link there and I got an error box reading:
An error has occured while trying to rename a file in the destination directory:
MoveFile failed; code 5.
Access denied.

As for uninstalling it, I did use the method you suggested but when it said it was still there, because after uninstalling it would still show up on the quick icons, I checked the Add/Remove. I did manage to get the program file deleted though but still have no task manager.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:21 AM

try start>search>all files and folders>type in limewire then delete everything it finds then go to control panel and try to remove it again.
lets know if that works :thumbsup:

Edited by mz30, 30 May 2007 - 05:21 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:35 AM

Download the Remove Ristrictions Tool (RRT). Log on as administrator or an account with administrative privileges and double-click on RRT.exe to run the tool.
This utility is used to fix/re-enable Task Manager, Regedit and Folder Options often disabled by malware.

Make sure you rerun your anti-virus and anti-malware scans in "SAFE MODE".
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:01 PM

Thank you mz30! I don't know why I didn't do that in the first place. Searched for LimeWire and two files came up, one with .exe in it. I deleted them and rebooted my computer and voila! I have a task manager. So thank you again :D

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:20 PM

your very welcome Jena054
glad i could help :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:48 PM

I feel really stupid with having to repost here, but my task manager worked since the last time I posted and I got on today and needed to use it, but it's not working again, so I followed your advice quietman7 and used the RRT tool and l saved it and then ran it and a box popped up and said enable all and so I clicked it and it said to reboot my system, which I did but it's still not working. By any chance, do I need to do that in safe mode?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:11 PM

Have you tried a system restore? If you attempt it, restore to a date before installing Limewire.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/


If system restore does not work, try to use the programs below.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:15 PM

I'm inclined to suspect there is other malware on your system that is causing the problem. If after doing the scan's buddy215 has suggested does not resolve the issue, then post a hijackthis log

Read the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) Do not post a log using the Beta version by Trend Micro as there have been reported problems and it is not being used by the HJT Team.

When you have done that, post your 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 in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

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, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. 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 03 June 2007 - 10:40 AM

I did a system restore before I posted my problem here, it didn't do anything. So I ran SUPER in safe mode and Bitdefender in normal and it came up with 12 different viruses and 78 infected files. Got that cleaned up and then restarted once again but still not regedit or task manager. So l tried once again with the HiJackThis link that you gave me Quietman7 and when I extracted the file, my AV deleted it because it was infected with W32|Generic.worm!p2p.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:56 AM

The HijackThis Download Link in the Prep Guide is for a legit file hosted by BC. It is not infected. If your anti-virus is telling you it is some type of malware, then that must be a False positive. Temporarily disable it until you complete the install and create your log.
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