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#1 dg4004

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:12 AM

I am running Windows XP Professional,
A few days ago I started getting a warning box from AVG Antivirus every time I open a window whilst using the inerenet with Microsoft Internet Explorer. The box reads:-

THREAT DETECTED

While opening file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\gphcgph.dll

Trojan horse Generic4.OAW

It thens asks me to heal it which I do but then it immediately returns the next time I open a window, I have scanned with AVG (safe mode as well) and AVG finds the virus, heals it but on restarting my computer it's back !!!
I have tried scanning with Adaware and Drweb-cureit but they fail to find it.

Any Ideas please ?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:44 AM

Follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".

Then repeat your scans in "SAFE MODE". Also, download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 03:24 PM

I've tried all your recommendations but sorry its still there,
Any other ideas ??
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 04:22 PM

Download FileASSASSIN.zip and save to your desktop (this tool is compatible with Win 2000/NT/XP/Vista only).
  • Create a new folder on your C:\ drive called FileASSASSIN and extract (unzip) the file to that folder. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure.
  • Open the folder and double-click on FileASSASSIN.exe.
  • Select the following file(s) to delete by dragging it onto the text area or select it using the (...) browse button.
    • gphcgph.dll <-- C:\Windows\system32\ folder
  • Select a removal method. Start with "Attempt FileASSASSIN's method of file removal."
  • Click delete and the removal process will begin.
  • If that did not work, start the program again, select the file(s) the same way as before and this time check "Use delete on reboot function from windows."

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:47 PM

Thanks, I've tried Assasin but although it deletes it, it is still there when I restart and start opening windows, now at my wits end as it is coming up more than ever.
Any more ideas ?

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:10 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. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. 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.

Note: 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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