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Virus keep closing HijackThis, MalwareBytes and other things...

Q: Virus keep closing HijackThis, MalwareBytes and other things...

Hi Recently my PC is being killed by a virus It closes the following programs when I try to open them MalwareBytes antimalware Trend-Micro Hijack This MalwareBytes closing HijackThis, things... and keep Virus other Killbox Also it keeps sending an URL direction to a exe file to all my msn contacts The process of the virus is quot Ztytrh Virus keep closing HijackThis, MalwareBytes and other things... exe quot when I kill it using windows process manager keeps reapearing and when I try to change priority it says I am not allowed Also appeared quot r h exe quot but I was able to sucefully kill this process Also I went to quot C Windows Prefech quot and sucefully deleted a file related with r h exe but when I try to delete a file related to quot Ztytrh exe quot it keeps re-appearing I tried to run RegEdit double clicking the icon in C Windows but it says I m not allowed to modify the registry This PC only have one account and that s mine Please help me get rid of this virus also start gt Run dissapeared Edit R h exe came back nbsp

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Preferred Solution: Virus keep closing HijackThis, MalwareBytes and other things...

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A: Virus keep closing HijackThis, MalwareBytes and other things...

Bump, please help.
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A:My laptop opens up things when the lid is closed

This could be caused by the closing of the top putting pressure on the keyboard. Set the laptop to shutdown when the top is closed
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I tried 2 new keyboards and still acting weird.

Lastly. I Reformat my PC twice and the virus that modified my keyboard was still there.

Help me. Thank you.

A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

Broni, from the Virus and Malware Removal forum doesn't think it is malware related.
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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

Go to your computer manufacturers website, go to the support/download/driver page.

Select which operating system you have.

Go to the audio section, and download the file , run the EXE, restart your machine and sound should work.

It's probably a driver issue..
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A:Choose What closing the lid does?

I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.
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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

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How do I prevent Windows from automatically reading and executing infectious programs when I insert removable media?

A:Need to get into hard disk, but risk picking up a virus

Well, go into Windows and set your antivirus to automatically scan external drives. Make sure you turn off the external drive via a power button or just the power plug. Keep the USB in the PC, and then power on the external drive. The antivirus should automatically scan it.
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A:Toshiba problems maybe a virus?

Download Malwarebytes: and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.

What antivirus do you use? Can you post your system specs?
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A:Unresponsive External HD - Virus?

Having a similar issue on a NEW hard-drive, there's a couple of suggestions I've found (which I'm posting) on my write up.
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What I figure out what ever I buy it must have warranty.Any advice is very needed.Thanks

A:What things I should keep in mind when buying used things?

Suppose the answer changes based on who you are buying from. A lot of these things either work or they don't...

HDD - you could use something like Crystal Disk Info and hope everything shows up green. Or run a Long DST with Seatools (will take 5+ hours on large disks)
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Processor - If its less than 7 years old and hasn't been heavily overclocked it has an extremely high chance of being fine.
Motherboard - This is probably fine too if it is shown to work at all, check the caps to see none are bulging or leaking.
RAM - Nothing quick you can do here, ask them if it has passed multiple passes of memtest, you could have them show you, but it will take at least overnight before you get a real answer.
DVD Drive - if it burns disks and reads its fine. If it dies on you, not much you can do, things are like $16 new anyway, don't put a lot of thought into this.
PSU - just find out what one it is and google if it is any good. This really depends on how demanding your system is.

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Hello I m new Today has happened several things maybe casualities maybe not One my graphic card has dead Yesterday I saw the temp and it was C the pc crashed several times and the card has years I shutdowned the pc but today the card is not responding at all ok its likely my fault Well after that I restarted with another old things Strange card All running fine But suddenly I see a file called Putty rnd with modification date about after google about it it says it is some random file created Strange things by a program to remoting access servers obviously I have never used that program After that I try to access my router and I cant because my user and password doesnt work Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radio has changed the password and hasnt told me or maybe I have alzheimer but the password was written down in a sheet and it wasnt the default Strange things password at all I have had to reset my router So everything is working fine but the videocard Then I have passed ComboFix I dont have idea what it says but if someone can Strange things tell me if I have been hacked or something Ill be eternally thankful otherwise you can call me paranoid I have deleted putty rnd without problem ComboFix - - - f kvs - x Microsoft Windows Ultimate GMT Running from I ComboFix exe FW PC Tools Firewall Plus Disabled D B - F F- CA - BF - A DC SP Windows Defender Disabled Outdated D DDC A- F- fae- E -DA C ACF Other Deletions C install exe c users f kvs AppData Local assembly tmp c users f kvs AppData Local Temp ae - - - ed -ee ddec a CliSecureRT dll C Windows Activador exe Files Created from - - to - - - - - - --------d-----w-c users UpdatusUser AppData Local temp - - - - --------d-----w-c users Default AppData Local temp - - - - --------d-----w-c users Administrador AppData Local temp - - - - ----a-w-c windows ativpsrm bin - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming PCToolsFirewallPlus - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers PCTCore sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctwfpfilter sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctgntdi sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Common Files PC Tools - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis-PacketFilter sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctNdis-DNS sys - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers pctplfw sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x PC Tools Firewall Plus - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata MySQL - - - - --------d-----w-c program files MySQL - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBAPI dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBUtil dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EEBDSCVR dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows SysWow EBAPI dll - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E GCINST DLL - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E ILMHRE DLL - - - - ----a-w-c windows system E IBCBHRE DLL - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata EPSON - - - - ----a-w-c windows system esxw ud dll - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x epson - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming SanDisk - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming SanDisk SecureAccess - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Local Proxure - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata ClubSanDisk - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming Skype - - - - --------d-----r-c program files x Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Common Files Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c programdata Skype - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Paradox Interactive - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x HOI Doomsday Armageddon - - - - --------d-----w-c program files x Alcohol Soft - - - - --------d-----w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming Vso - - - - ----a-w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming inst exe - - - - ----a-w-c windows system drivers ezplay sys - - - - ----a-w-c users f kvs AppData Roaming ezplay sys - - - - --------d-----w-c program f... Read more

A:Strange things

There are some issues with the system.We do not encourage running Combofix unless instructed by a helper. But since you did it anyway, we will discuss it.

Combofix removed some Trojan Processes. One is an entry for Activator.exe. This is a Trojan that may log user information and possibly block access to certain security related sites.

The Start page has been taken over by malware.

some random file created by a program to remoting access servers, obviously I have never used that programClick to expand...

No, not obviously. Are you synching any mobile devices? Maybe this> SAMSUNG Android?

An unsigned file for BITS was downloaded in 2009. The system is missing a valid system file> BITS.
I am not comfortable with the following- please explain:

Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radioClick to expand...

How is the router being manipulated>
If you would like us to check the system for malware, please follow these steps: Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal.

NOTE: If you already have any of the scanning programs on the computer, please remove them and download the versions in these links. This includes the current Malwarebytes you now have on the system

When you have finished, leave the logs for review in your next reply .
NOTE: Logs must be pasted in the replies. Attached logs will not be reviewed.
I see processes for a firewall and antimalware, but I don't see any for an antivirus program. Adviser you install an AV: Suggestions:

Antivirus Software(only one):
[o]Microsoft Security Essentials
[o]Comodo AV
[o]Avast! Free Antivirus
Please leave the logs in your next reply.
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A:Computer will not boot (hangs, black screen, virus?)

I'm going to post this in a few different forum types because I don't know if this is hardware related or virus related..Hope this isn't a problem!Click to expand...

Please do not post the same problem in more than one forum. As you have already posted in the Virus and Malware forum I'm closing this thread.
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A:Virus on pen drive making it write protected

A bit difficult for me to fathom this being a virus issue if even formatting it in linux isn't possible. Are you sure it's not as simple as a lock switch toggled on?
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Thoughts on other things I can try?

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A:Laptop turns on but screen black. I've tried a few things.

"(the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)"...

If there is dried cat vomit near one of the top hinges, there's a small micro switch that senses that the top cover is closed. If this switch is damaged, it will give you the black LCD screen
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A:Logical disk manager fails (among other things)

You need to specify your OS and SP level. I am suggesting you could try system repair. Here is the Vista method. XP is similar. I am not familiar with the Win7 version.

In the case of XP this wont be very effective unless you actually have the install CD with slipstream SP level as well.

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A:eMachines netbook virus?

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A:Motherboard BIOS update won't work among other things..

What method of BIOS flashing have you tried thus far?

The official page for the mainboard specifies that it already supports two unbuffered 1.5v DIMM modules
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A:Computer wont reformat after getting a virus


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A:CD/DVD drive problem. Just completed cleaning laptop from virus with TechSpot help

Optical drives don't need any extra drivers.

One of these may help:
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A:PC problem (virus, not sure)?

Yes, reinstall Windows, and be sure to download and install all the Microsoft Updates after the OS install is complete. If you have trouble installing Windows, you could have a hardware problem with the power supply, memory or the hard drive itself.
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Firstly Norton: No!
Norton Antivirus works well, but when (and I say when!) it corrupts it usually takes Windows with it!

Antivirus software is used to defend your computer from Virus, only. But many AntiVius softwares are extending their protection to Spyware/Trojans and more protection options.
The new AVG Free Antivirus is an excellent example of this

Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

Basically not possible

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I know, I know!
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Note: Strongly Recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!Click to expand...

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A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:

Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
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A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
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Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
The boot setting are HDD somewhere in the list

Remove all the plugged in devices at rear of computer (except power and video) does it boot ? (this is just testing)

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TAPPSRV.EXE is a Toshiba Notebook applet and is perfectly safe.

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vananh said:

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A:PC Restarts by itself (no virus or spywares)

i only can understand in celsius =]

normal cpu temp (for me anyway) is around 35-45c* (idle or heavy load)
video card (512mb) temp should be around 45-55c* (idle or heavy load w/ custom build add-on fan)
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some flash drives have a hardware lock (usually a switch on the drive)
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go to THIS LINK and follow the instructions. be sure to change the name of 'hijack this', to 'analyse this' then place it in programme files within its own folder. scan then upload the log, and avg log as an attachment ,not a copy and paste please use the forum "security and the web'.
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And by the way... Welcome to Techspot, I'm also new here.

Are you trying to download the drivers from Nvidia? Might be better to download them from leadtek,

Also if worst comes to worst, give the Tech Support a call and see if it's a defective product. It is Fairly new, so might be a bad batch of them....

And if I did help you any.... Don't worry about sending 10$, if you were ev'n serious about it.

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insert your xp disc, install it as you usually would, and it will detect you already have a copy of windows installed and will want to know if you would like to run a repair install on it, say yes etc, and it will just replace the windows files & registry keys etc.

should hopefully work after that,
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Hi and welcome to techspot!

What model is it? Is it Amd or Pentium? What Chipset does it have? If you know the motherboard/chipset i could tell you what branded integrated sound it has, maybe ac97? Does that ring a bell? You said it was integrated right? Not a soundcard on one of you pci slots?
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A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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You can get bootdisks here -
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Maybe a heat problem. What's the temperature of the processor?
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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
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Thats a pretty cool program, works well.

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As i set down to do this , it occured to me to ask about virus movement across a Partition also???
Even with Norton AV (previously) and now Panda Internet Security ,viruses have snuck in on my unit and cost me hours to get debugged. I am looking for a method for the above,if one gets fragged, I have another available so that i can continue (particularly) internet use to find a solution.
I hope this is all clear and that someone can help.
thank you

A:master to slave virus transfer????

Viruses don't move from one partition or hard disk to another. Viruses propagate though files (some anciant ones use bootsectors). If your Windows sees a disk and can write on it then a virus can go there. So the safest solution would be a drive that Windows cannot see or use.
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A:is it a virus

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

Once you have done that, go HERE for instructions on how to post your Hijacktis log.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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The short answer is yes.

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I`m sure there are other virii around that are capable of similar destruction.

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They are not up to AM yet, but it is worth a shot

In future, just search for Kelvir and the likes
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A:Virus + Network Problems

csrss - csrss.exe - Process Information
Process File: csrss or csrss.exe
Process Name: Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem
Description: The Windows Client Server Runtime Subsystem handles Windows and Graphics Functions for all Subsystems
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: YesClick to expand...

You reference that service, why? It has nothing to do with Nimda.

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If I add a second hard drive temporarily as a "slave" and use Ghost to clone the master to the slave, am I correct in assuming the following:

if I have problems with the original hard drive, I could reformat the drive add the "ghosted" drive as a slave and with Ghost transfer the "cloned" info to the original HD?

if I had imaged instead of cloned I could do the same as above?

If my assumptions are not correct or if there is a better way what should I do?

P.S. I do not want to leave the slave drive in the machine.

I guess the bottom line is what is the easiest way to get info back on the original hard drive using ghost on a Windows 98 machine with a floppy and CD-ROM?

A:Ghost, let me make sure before I make things worse.

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everytime I make some major changes I give it a bit of time to see if everything is fine, then I update the images. I usually keep the image before that as well, so that if something emerges later I can go back to that.

I've seen a single update from make my machine unbootable; i've seen a single updated driver trash the whole installation.

what you are doing is wise.