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VIRUS: W32.Desktophijack infected /windows/system32/winine..

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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 10:51:19 AM

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I followed Norton and the one thing I can't fix is the wininet.DLL. It runs
in safe mode and will not delete. How do I get this thing out? I fixed the
registry(Norton instructions) and cleaned everything else. When windows XP
Pro starts, I get a message that "sysinit32z.exe cannot be found. Should I
put down the hijackthis log in here too??
Regards Rick
August 30, 2005 11:13:07 AM

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analog414 wrote:

> I followed Norton and the one thing I can't fix is the wininet.DLL. It
> runs in safe mode and will not delete. How do I get this thing out? I
> fixed the registry(Norton instructions) and cleaned everything else.
> When windows XP Pro starts, I get a message that "sysinit32z.exe
> cannot be found. Should I put down the hijackthis log in here too??
> Regards Rick

Here are instructions to replace wininet.dll:

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?p=252803

Malke
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Anonymous
August 30, 2005 1:13:56 PM

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Please consult the experts in the virus removal newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security.virus

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"analog414" wrote:

| I followed Norton and the one thing I can't fix is the wininet.DLL. It runs
| in safe mode and will not delete. How do I get this thing out? I fixed the
| registry(Norton instructions) and cleaned everything else. When windows XP
| Pro starts, I get a message that "sysinit32z.exe cannot be found. Should I
| put down the hijackthis log in here too??
| Regards Rick
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 2:20:09 PM

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From: "analog414" <analog414@discussions.microsoft.com>

| I followed Norton and the one thing I can't fix is the wininet.DLL. It runs
| in safe mode and will not delete. How do I get this thing out? I fixed the
| registry(Norton instructions) and cleaned everything else. When windows XP
| Pro starts, I get a message that "sysinit32z.exe cannot be found. Should I
| put down the hijackthis log in here too??
| Regards Rick

There are anti virus News Groups specifically for this type of discussion.

microsoft.public.security.virus
alt.comp.virus
alt.comp.anti-virus

Besides Malke's instructions. I suggest performing scan using other AV vendor scanners.
The following tool provides scanners for; McAfe, Trend Micro and Sophos.

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 } three batch files, five Kixtart scripts, one Link
(.LNK) file, a PDF instruction file and two utilities; UNZIP.EXE and WGET.EXE. It will
simplify the process of using; Sophos, Trend and McAfee Anti Virus Command Line Scanners to
remove viruses, Trojans 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.
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 to go through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

* * * Please report back your results * * *


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
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