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Your computer is infected with a worm called Gaobot. It turns every file on your HDD into exe. All the files will return to the normal state once you remove it.Here is the removal tool.
http://www.securitystronghold.com/download/gates/TrueSword4.exe

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A blankscreen always a blank screen....when i turn my notebook on, it wont show anything...just a blank screen


Hi there,

Blank screen with a Blinking Cursor or just the Blank screen?
Which is your Operating system?
What Program Did You Install That You Weren't Supposed To?

That information might help us.
One note: I recently ran into something similar to your issue regarding the "Windows Logon".. There are a number of malware programs which will rename the critical "winlogon.exe" file to something else like "winlogon2.exe".. The malware then replaces the renamed file with a trojan also named "winlogon.exe". So the "bad" winlogon.exe is working as a trojan while still allowing the "good/real" winlogon.exe to sit beside it.. (The "good/real" file has an icon which looks like a blue window with a yellow half-moon inside so it's easy to identify.)

In my case, I used the XP Recovery Console to scan through the files in C:\Windows\System32 and find both the bad and the good versions of the file.. I deleted the bad file from the Recovery Console and renamed the good file back to its original/correct "winlogon.exe".. Rebooting the computer allowed it to load Windows so I could run antispyware scans and finish cleaning up the computer.

It might be worth checking..

Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Renaming The Start Button:


To rename the start button, you will need a hex editor.
My preference is UltraEdit

Copy the \windows\explore.exe file to a new name (e.g. explorer_1.exe)
With the hex editor, open that file and go to offset 412b6
You will see the word start with blanks between each letter
Edit it be any 5 characters or less
Save the file
Boot to DOS
Copy the existing c:\windows\explorer.exe to explorer.org
Copy explorer_1.exe to explorer.exe
You will also need to replace the explorer.exe in the c:\windows\system32\dllcache file as well with the new one.
Note: If the partition is NTFS and you can't access the files from DOS:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon.
Change the value of Shell from Explorer.exe to explorer_1.exe

on Mar 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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How to remove the parasite variant cftmon32 .exe and Ati hot key poller in system32.. HJT v 2.0.0.2 fixes them but they return after 2 or less subsequent scans. Ati hot key poller in system32. always...


cftmon32.exe is a malicious code created to change security processes and registry files and execute different malicious behavior on your computer. Once installed on the PC, cftmon32.exe may automatically carry out mischievous payloads at system start up by creating entries in registry. cftmon32.exe my compromise your privacy and slash computer security.
Follow the given steps for removing virus
1. Temporarily Disable System Restore, Reboot computer in SafeMode
2. Locate CFTMON32.EXE virus files and uninstall CFTMON32.EXE files program. Follow the screen step-by-step screen instructions to complete uninstallation of CFTMON32.EXE.
3. Delete/Modify any values added to the registry related with CFTMON32.EXE,Exit registry editor and restart the computer
4.Clean/delete all CFTMON32.EXEinfected file(s):CFTMON32.EXE and related,or rename CFTMON32.EXE virus files
5.Please delete all your IE temp files with CFTMON32.EXE manually,run a whole scan with antivirus program

Aug 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...

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HOW TO REMOVE THE ROOTKIT.TDSS caused by the Trojan virsus


Hi, You have to remove these to get rid of this Rootkit. This post is for an Advanced User Only!
Files and Processes:
  • Files which spread the Virus:
  • RkLYLyoM.exe, podmena.exe, file.exe, ~.exe, 7-v3av.exe, csrssc.exe (note that this is not CSRSS.EXE), 72631899.exe, 1776260179.exe, ucxmykkc.exe.
  • The above files will create processes and run while spreading the Virus and providing Backdoors to your machine as well as performing Remote Attacks on Servers.
  • This Rootkit and associated Trojan creates .sys (system files) to alter network configurations as well.
  • Delete these files.
  • _VOIDd.sys, _VOID[random].sys, UAC[random].sys, UACyylfjdaa.dll, TDSSnrsr.dll, TDSSmaxt.sys, tdssserf.dll, TDSSriqp.dll, TDSSciou.dll, TDSSoexh.dll, tdidrv2.sys, RkLYLyoM.exe, podmena.exe, tdssserv.sys, file.exe, ~.exe, 7-v3av.exe, csrssc.exe, 72631899.exe, 1776260179.exe, ucxmykkc.exe
  • Each variant of this is associated with one or more files in the above list. It drops .dll (dynamic link library files) as well. Dll files and Sys files are the actual performers in the background.
  • You have to remove these files from the startup as well. Using msconfig. From their you may be able to find additional files associated with this one as well. Verify by browsing. Browse by the file name. If you found that it is a virus, note the path and next time you will be able to remove it. I ll provide instructions at the bottom of this post.

  • Directories:
  • C:\WINDOWS\_VOID[random]\
  • Delete this as well.

  • Delete Registry values Associated with this.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\_VOIDd.sys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\_VOID[random]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UACd.sys
Note: Random means the file name will be different for each instance.
  • Unregistering DLL files. The most important one.
  • You have to unregister these .dll files.
  • UACyylfjdaa.dll, TDSSnrsr.dll, tdssserf.dll, TDSSriqp.dll, TDSSciou.dll, TDSSoexh.dll.
  • The unregistering instruction will be provided at the bottom of this post.
You must delete your Temporary internet Files and Local Settings \ Temp. Located - Root:\Documents and Settings\[Admin account name - this may be either Administrator or any other account which has Admin Rights]\Local Settings\Temp. Note: Root is the Partition which has Windows Installed (Example C drive)
You must be able to see Hidden Files and Folders. Follow the steps...
You must clean your Browser Cache using Internet Options. Each and every browser has a place to clear the Cache. As an example "Google Chrome has it under Options -> Under the Hood -> Clear Browsing Data. Its better if you can disable Local Caching.
I recommend to do this in Safemode. Use F8 after restarting the machine. The select Safemode. Note: You may or may not find Processes associated with this RK however because they will not be loaded. If so you can use msconfig to locate "Startup" programs.
After everything done, flush your DNS. Get a Command Prompt (Start -> Run -> Type cmd.exe and hit Enter) Type this command and hit Enter. ipconfig/ flushdns
Contd...Post is too long...

Jul 13, 2010 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows cannot find file csrcs.exe


File csrcs.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Program has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process.
The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to LAN or Internet. csrcs.exe is able to monitor applications, hide itself, record inputs, manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.
It simply means, "It is very dangerous"

Try these steps to remove it.

Click on START-RUN,
type regedit (it will open the registry editor)
Press Ctrl+F
type "csrcs" (without quotes) and click on Search It'll show you some results, where you'll find "csrcs.exe" delete it immediately.

Again do the same search you may see "explorer.exe csrcs.exe" , right click then modify and remove the csrcs.exe part (leave the explorer.exe as it is)

Hurray !!! you have removed csrcs.exe
Restart your system and see it for yourself


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Sep 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows cannot find gphone.exe??


Gphone.exe is a file that an instant-message worm infects. This worm spreads through Google chat and Yahoo! Messenger. This “Gphone.exe” worm disables your antivirus security software, and downloads more crapware onto your PC.

To remove do this:
1. Block Gphone.exe sites: http://rnd009.googlepages.com/
2. Stop Gphone.exe processes: %Windir%\gphone.exe
%System%\gphone.exe
%System%\DEFAULT_NOT_SET.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\gphone.exe
%Temp%\gphone.exe
%System%\gphone.exe
%DriveLetter%\New Folder.exe
%DriveLetter%\gphone.exe
[ROOT FOLDER]\New Folder.exe
[ROOT FOLDER]\gphone.exe Get rid of Gphone.exe files:

%DriveLetter%\autorun.inf
%Windir%\Tasks\At1.job
[ROOT FOLDER]\autorun.inf
C:\disk.txt
%System%\autorun.ini
%System%\setting.ini
%Temp%\log_[TIME AND DATE].txt


3. Delete Gphone.exe registry keys using regedit from start - run:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WorkgroupCrawler\Shares\”shared” = “[ROOT FOLDER]\New Folder.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”Yahoo Messengger” = “%System%\gphone.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “Explorer.exe gphone.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Schedule\”AtTaskMaxHours” = “0′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Schedule\”NextAtJobId” = “2′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\”DisableTaskMgr” = “1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\”DisableRegistryTools” = “1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\”NofolderOptions” = “1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Default_Page_URL” = “http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Default_Search_URL” = “http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Search Page” = “http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Start Page” = “http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\”Start Page” = “http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\”HomePage” = “1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\”HomePage” = “1′ Note: In any Gphone.exe files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. If you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP, by default this is “C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:\Documents and Settings\JoeSmith”). If you have any questions about manual Gphone.exe removal, go ahead and leave a comment.


How to delete Gphone.exe files in Windows XP and Vista:
1.Click your Windows Start menu, and then click “Search.”
2.A speech bubble will pop up asking you, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
3.Type a Gphone.exe file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
4.Click “Search.” Once the file is found, delete it.
How to stop Gphone.exe processes:
1.Click the Start menu, select Run.
2.Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
3.Click Processes tab, and find Gphone.exe processes.
4.Once you’ve found the Gphone.exe processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Gphone.exe.
How to remove Gphone.exe registry keys:
Because your registry is such a key piece of your Windows system, you should always backup your registry before you edit it. Editing your registry can be intimidating if you’re not a computer expert, and when you change or a delete a critical registry key or value, there’s a chance you may need to reinstall your entire system. Make sure your backup your registry before editing it.
1.Select your Windows menu “Start,” and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK” to open up your Registry Editor.
2.Registry Editor will open as a window with two panes. The left side Registry Editor’s window lets you select various registry keys, and the right side displays the registry values of the registry key you select.
3.To find a registry key, such as any Gphone.exe registry keys, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Gphone.exe’s registry keys.
4.As soon as Gphone.exe registry key appears, you can delete the Gphone.exe registry key by right-clicking it and selecting “Modify,” then clicking “Delete.”
How to delete Gphone.exe DLL files:
1.First locate Gphone.exe DLL files you want to delete. Open your Windows Start menu, then click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.”
2.To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press your “Space” key, and enter the full directory where the Gphone.exe DLL file is located. If you’re not sure if the Gphone.exe DLL file is located in a particular directory, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, enter “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
3.When you’ve located the Gphone.exe DLL file you want to remove, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press your “Enter” key.
That’s it. If you want to restore any Gphone.exe DLL file you removed, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press your “Enter” key.
Did Gphone.exe change your homepage?
1.Click Windows Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options.
2.Under Home Page, select the General > Use Default.
3.Type in the URL you want as your home page (e.g., “http://www.homepage.com”).
4.Select Apply > OK.
5.You’ll want to open a fresh web page and make sure that your new default home page pops up.
Gphone.exe Removal Tip
Is your computer acting funny after deleting any Gphone.exe files? I recommend using a program like File Recover from PC Tools. File Recover saves deleted files that otherwise can’t be recovered by Windows operating sytem.
Want to save time finding Gphone.exe files? Download Spyware Doctor, let it find the Gphone.exe files for you, and then manually delete Gphone.exe files.

Aug 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Trojans wont go away. Hijackthis SCAN help


I am of the mind to do a complete reinstall of the operating system including flash the BIOS even if it is the same version. I worked many hours tracking down and thinking you found every part of the problem on to hit an .EXE and it all starts over again....I just clean out everything and start fresh.
If you tell us what make and model of computer along with the operating system it is we can direct you to the drivers for the reinstall. Some off those programs - for example AOL seem to be virus magnets. (if it is a dell it is really simple if you just put in your service code- it give you your particular driver of your computer.)
That is what I would do...Or you can keep hunting.
please leave rating,,,thank you

May 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Zone Alarm will not start up when I turn on my computer?


Hi,
You can ADD the "Zone alarm" executable to your windows startup.
This can be done in 1 simple way.

1. Locate the "Zonealarm.exe" in your "Program files" folder. Usually your Program Files folder will be here "C:\Program Files". Just run a search for "Zonealarm.exe" inside this folder.

2. After locating the "Zonealarm.exe" file, right-click on that file. And select "Create Shortcut".

3. After that you'll find a "Zonealarm.exe" Shortcut file or icon inside the same folder.

4. Just COPY or CUT the shortcut file.

5. Now Right click on the "START" button.

6. Select "Open all users".

7. This will open a windows explorer window. Locate "Programs" folder and Enter it.

8. Inside you should locate "Startup" folder and enter it.

9. Once u ar inside the "Startup" folder, paste the already copied "Zonealarm.exe" shortcut file.

10. That's it. Now try re-starting the system.

Thanks

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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EXE files


by running them in the appropriate program

Jul 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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",.exe" (comma.exe) causing a problem


Its your OS affected by virus..

Mar 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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