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
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\gphone.exe
[ROOT FOLDER]\New Folder.exe
[ROOT FOLDER]\gphone.exe Get rid of Gphone.exe files:
%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.
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