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  1. wizzkid

    wizzkid Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,


    Out of the blue a desktop icon has appeared on my system, from where I don't know. The icon is for a mpeg file, but the Mpeg is only 11.6 kb in size. The name of the icon is very very rude, its some porn thing. Now I have tried to delete it the normal way, I have also tried in safe mode, I have tried to rename it as there is a lot of words in the name I don't want people to see, I have tried to drag it to another folder also drag it to the recycle bin, but to no avail, I cannot do any of those things. I have run all kinds of system scans, anti virus, hijack this, spybot, adaware, norton utilities for good measure, but nothing is found, can you please help. I want it gone...............


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  2. Triple6

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    Since you have HijacKthis, can you post the log here for a look.

    Also what version of Windows do you have? You may be able to delete it in DOS.
     
  3. wizzkid

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    Hi,

    Here's my log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 23:21:53, on 17/10/03
    Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.co.uk/0SEENGB/SAOS01
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37764.5645833333
    O16 - DPF: {AE9DCB17-F804-11D2-A44A-0020182C1446} (IntraLaunch.MainControl) - file://D:\supercd\IntraLaunch.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/0fb5e03023def1/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {78960E0E-0B0C-11D4-8997-00104BD12D94} (AV Class) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/PCPAV.CAB

    The O/S I'm using is windows 98se


    Thanks


    Wizzkid
     
  4. Triple6

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    Ok, with 98 bring up the Startup Menu - tap F8 just as the 98 splash screen comes on or press and hold CTRL before the screen comes up and you should get a menu. Select the Command Prompt Only option.

    You should be at the C:\ prompt. type CD C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP and press ENTER. Now type DIR and press ENTER. It should list all the files on the Desktop. One you see the name of the file, make note of it and then type DEL and the file name and press ENTER.
     
  5. wizzkid

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    Hi,

    Did all that the file was not listed with my other desktop items.


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  6. Triple6

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    what if you write down the file name in windows then do all the same but type DEL and the file name you wrote down?
     
  7. wizzkid

    wizzkid Thread Starter

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    Sorry I don't understand that bit.


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  8. Gram123

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    Is it definitely a file and not a shortcut? It's just that a shortcut (with the little black arrow on the bottom left of the icon) can have a different name to the actual file.

    If it is a shortcut, right-click, Properties and check the Target - this will give you the path to the actual file (and the filename).

    The usual reason for not being able to delete a file is because it is running, or in use by another program.
    First up try Ctrl + Alt + Del and see if any movie player is running (Windows Media Player, Real Player, QuickTime, WinAMP, DivX players etc).

    Looking at your HT log, I noticed MPR.EXE. There is a media player with this name, although there is also some password program with this name, and I daresay a number of others, so this may have something to do with it, or it may not - may be worth End Tasking on this and trying again to delete.

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  9. wizzkid

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    Hi,

    Thanks for replying this is really getting to me now, I have done as you said but there is still no joy, it does not have the little black shortcut arrow. This MPG icon is just the anamation shop icon, with a lot of rude word written as the name, it's as if it doesn't really exsist, I have a file renaming program and it doesn't appear on their.


    Thanks, wizzkid
     
  10. wizzkid

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    I have come to the conclusion that this is just a simple icon that leads to no-where and the reason it won't delete/rename or move is because the file name is too long, if I could only find a way to change the file name, I can't find it in DOS so, I'm stuck.


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  11. Miz

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    To try to delete it from the command line (DOS), following Triple6's instructions and after typing the "DEL" command (without the quotes), type the first 6 letters of the file name followed by ~1, then the dot, then the file extension. The ~1 is the way to shorten file names to the 8 characters DOS can handle.
     
  12. wizzkid

    wizzkid Thread Starter

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    Hi people,

    What a day, England have beat south africa 25-to-6 pts. And I have fixed my delemma, I think I will be a little drunk tonight . I fixed the problem with a little program called File & MP3 Tag Renamer, I had a brain~wave, Re: mp3 music tags & changing those, I thought I would try to apply the same idea to this critter and bingo it worked. If any-one is intrested in this program I got it from: http://www.newfreeware.com/utils/1298/

    I would like to thank you all for your help, I have now learned a miniscule bit of DOS too.


    Thanks again


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