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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 10:56:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Hi,
I am absolutely perplexed. I regularly update and run Ad-Aware and Spybot
and most often few if any problems are found, however, ZoneAlarm is
constantly asking permission for bizarre programs to access the internet (ie:
10vuga.exe). I always deny permission, but the program keeps starting so
that when I check to see which programs are running there ususally is a list
of about 5 copies of the bizarre program running. I have ended the task for
all instances that are listed, then went and deleted the program itself. No
matter how many times I do this the program starts up again. This situation
has happened everyday, but each time the program is a different one. Any
ideas?

BTW I am also running Spyware Blaster.

I am absolutely stumped!

Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Rob

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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 3:21:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

From: "rschneed" <rschneed@discussions.microsoft.com>

| Hi,
| I am absolutely perplexed. I regularly update and run Ad-Aware and Spybot
| and most often few if any problems are found, however, ZoneAlarm is
| constantly asking permission for bizarre programs to access the internet (ie:
| 10vuga.exe). I always deny permission, but the program keeps starting so
| that when I check to see which programs are running there ususally is a list
| of about 5 copies of the bizarre program running. I have ended the task for
| all instances that are listed, then went and deleted the program itself. No
| matter how many times I do this the program starts up again. This situation
| has happened everyday, but each time the program is a different one. Any
| ideas?
|
| BTW I am also running Spyware Blaster.
|
| I am absolutely stumped!
|
| Thanks for any help/suggestions.
|
| Rob

Scan using Ad-aware SE and SpyBot Search and Destroy v1.4 in Safe Mode.

In addition...

Dump the contents of the IE Temporary Internet Folder cache (TIF)
Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Delete Files

Dump the contents of the Mozilla FireFox Cache { if you use FireFox }
Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> Cache --> Clear

Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter {
http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } two batch files, four Kixtart scripts, one Link
(.LNK) file, this PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
simplify the process of using up to 3 different Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to remove
viruses and various other malware.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode. This
way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor’s web site.
On Win9x/ME the choices are; Trend, McAfee, Exit the menu and Reboot the PC
On NT4, Win2k, WinXP and Win2003 Server the choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Exit the
menu and Reboot the PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help
file.

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE and/or FTP.EXE to go
through your FireWall to allow them to download the needed AV vendor related files.

* * * Please report back your results * * *



--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:31:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thank you for your quick response and great suggestions. I tried the things
you mentioned and things got a bit better (less instances of unusual programs
asking for permission). Somehow I was able to get a-squared scanner (from
you possibly) and that did find several instances of malware. Hopefully this
will take care of the problem.
I can't thank you enough for all of your help.

Rob

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> From: "rschneed" <rschneed@discussions.microsoft.com>
>
> | Hi,
> | I am absolutely perplexed. I regularly update and run Ad-Aware and Spybot
> | and most often few if any problems are found, however, ZoneAlarm is
> | constantly asking permission for bizarre programs to access the internet (ie:
> | 10vuga.exe). I always deny permission, but the program keeps starting so
> | that when I check to see which programs are running there ususally is a list
> | of about 5 copies of the bizarre program running. I have ended the task for
> | all instances that are listed, then went and deleted the program itself. No
> | matter how many times I do this the program starts up again. This situation
> | has happened everyday, but each time the program is a different one. Any
> | ideas?
> |
> | BTW I am also running Spyware Blaster.
> |
> | I am absolutely stumped!
> |
> | Thanks for any help/suggestions.
> |
> | Rob
>
> Scan using Ad-aware SE and SpyBot Search and Destroy v1.4 in Safe Mode.
>
> In addition...
>
> Dump the contents of the IE Temporary Internet Folder cache (TIF)
> Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Delete Files
>
> Dump the contents of the Mozilla FireFox Cache { if you use FireFox }
> Tools --> Options --> Privacy --> Cache --> Clear
>
> Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
> http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe
>
> It is a self-extracting ZIP file that contains the Kixtart Script Interpreter {
> http://kixtart.org Kixtart is CareWare } two batch files, four Kixtart scripts, one Link
> (.LNK) file, this PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
> simplify the process of using up to 3 different Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to remove
> viruses and various other malware.
>
> C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
> This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode. This
> way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor’s web site.
> On Win9x/ME the choices are; Trend, McAfee, Exit the menu and Reboot the PC
> On NT4, Win2k, WinXP and Win2003 Server the choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Exit the
> menu and Reboot the PC.
>
> You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
> download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
> needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
> during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
> Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.
>
> When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help
> file.
>
> To use this utility, perform the following...
> Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
> Choose; Unzip
> Choose; Close
>
> Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
> { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }
>
> NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE and/or FTP.EXE to go
> through your FireWall to allow them to download the needed AV vendor related files.
>
> * * * Please report back your results * * *
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>
>
!