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How to remove adstatserv.exe?

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#1 carrie


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Posted 23 January 2005 - 02:05 PM

While surfing with IE last night, I inadvertently picked up a parasite--Adstatus Service, which installed itself on my pc. It won't let me delete it from my Program Files folder, and neither Spybot nor Spywareblaster has been able to remove it. About every 2 minutes, WinPatrol notifies me that it's trying to install adstatserv.exe, which I keep refusing, and now I'm getting notified that other programs and .dll files are trying to self-install.

I would be most grateful if someone could advise me how to get rid of this stuff.

Would doing a System Restore to a few days ago take care of the problem?



Edited by carrie, 23 January 2005 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 02:34 PM

Are you using:
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.

If not, then try it.
If that doesn't help, then you might want to consider posting a HijackThis log.
This will root out any, spyware/malware programs, you might be infected with.

Here's how to post a log:
Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a couple of days to get a response, but, the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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#3 carrie

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 08:34 PM

I ran an Adaware scan, and so far, so good. I think it got it.

I'll save your post re: Hijackthis for future reference.

Thank you!

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