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Offline niteman_5150

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scan boot and startup files on w98
« on: June 30, 2003, 07:08:02 PM »
 I have just started using ur  AV software  after letting my subscrption to symtec lapse. Found a couple of viruses . my question is do u have any  suggestions re scanning  boot up and startup files. Iknow theres prbls there as  duplicate prgs are loading  on startup and several little spyware prgs appeared . eg  msdos exe.. logon exe. tinybar exe. any help would be appreciated.

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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2003, 11:46:07 PM »
Try something called spybot to get rid of the spyware.  There is another free spyware program called adaware that is good too.
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T'was the witch of November come stealing.

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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2003, 01:44:19 AM »
You can also try Spywareblaster and Spywareguard.
Go to www.wilders.org to download them.
They are free and what is nice, is that they are EASILY UPDATED. The Blaster kills spyware before they are installed on your machine and Guard stays resident watching entry points.

I use Spybot as my primary, and run Adaware occasionally.  It sometimes picks up things Spybot did not.

You will find the same thing with the Blaster and Guard.

Remember...ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!

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Offline niteman_5150

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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2003, 02:36:06 AM »
thx for the heads up re  spyware and the use of  adware and  spybot. I have used both of them and found lots of  junk. the issue i have   is editing the registry, i have never done it before.  here is my first attempt to 'fix' and repair. do  ya think i  O verdid  it lol ::)
  C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\husband@bfast[2].txt

C2.lop: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\husband@www2.lop[1].txt

C2.lop: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\husband@lop[1].txt

C2.lop: User settings (Registry key, nothing done)
  HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\TrinityAYB

Comet Cursors: DLL use (1 apps) (Registry value, nothing done)
  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMET.DLL

DoubleClick: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\husband@doubleclick[1].txt

Gator: DLL use (1 apps) (Registry value, nothing done)
  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls\C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.1\IEGator.dll

New.net: Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
  C:\Program Files\NewDotNet

SexList: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site (File, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\husband@sexlist[1].txt

Windows Registry: InstallZIP.hlp (Missing helpfile, nothing done)
  C:\Program Files\InstallZIP

Windows Registry: nmplace.hlp (Missing helpfile, nothing done)
  c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\

Windows Registry: pisupprt.hlp (Missing helpfile, nothing done)
  c:\Program Files\Microsoft Picture It! Express\1033

Windows Registry: lr2chlp.hlp (Missing helpfile, nothing done)
  C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\LIVEAD~1\

Windows Registry: artgalry.chm (Missing helpfile, nothing done)
  c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\

Windows Registry: C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.1\IEGator.dll (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  IEGator.dll

Windows Registry: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMET.DLL (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  COMET.DLL

Windows Registry: C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ycomp4,0,2,9.dll (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  ycomp4,0,2,9.dll

Windows Registry: C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\SNDbMark.dll (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  SNDbMark.dll

Windows Registry: C:\np32dsw.dll (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  np32dsw.dll

Windows Registry: C:\ShockwavePlugin.class (Missing shared DLL, nothing done)
  ShockwavePlugin.class

Windows Registry: Taskbar Display Controls (Startup file does not exist, nothing done)

Windows Registry: ERS2000.exe (Wrong app path, nothing done)
 

Windows Registry: yourapp.Exe (Wrong app path, nothing done)
  C:\Program Files\Dell Computer Corporation\Dell ResourceCD\yourapp.Exe

Windows Registry: Enc2000.exe (Wrong app path, nothing done)
 

Windows Registry: MsoHtmEd.exe (Wrong app path, nothing done)
 

Windows Registry: Currently no executables. (Wrong app path, nothing done)
  C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Security Driver\Currently no executables.


--- Spybot-S&D version: 1.2  ---
2003-03-16 Includes\Temporary.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Cookies.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Malware.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\plugin-ignore.ini
2003-03-16 Includes\Security.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Spybots.sbi
2003-03-16 Includes\Tracks.uti
2003-03-16 Includes\Trojans.sbi
Was able to restore  reg keys   whew

The missing shared dll files and the  broken pathways happened when I tried to uninstall the yahoo comp server with the win32 code red on board.. the scan doesnt show other files or prgs infected but obviously I need to research  further.


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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2003, 02:42:01 AM »
but back to my original question..  
Even if I upgraded to the pro version of ur fine VS software, It cant be configured to scan the boot and configure. files on w98. is tht right.
Tht seems like a major liability  as this puter is used by multiple folks. I am open to suggestions or a good flaming. whichever seems appropiate ;D

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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2003, 02:50:00 AM »

Sorry man. I just  saw the thread   below  adressing this topic of  scannin  boot files in w98.   I have checked it to notify my of replies.
and thx for the forum and great advice :-[

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Re:scan boot and startup files on w98
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2003, 09:34:15 AM »
There may be some misunderstanding here (from my side as well)...

If you refer to the boot-time scan, it's not about scanning the boot files - it's just a scan performed during the boot, i.e. before the operating systems has started (and before any Win32 virus has had a chance to run). It is available on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 only. However, the scan target is whatever you select - all your hard disks or selected directory.

If you are asking about scanning "the group of files that may be automatically started when you start your computer", avast! can't do it (yet - but we were thinking of it some time ago already, so it may appear in the next version...).