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help! mshta.exe, activeX, and other questions!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by elyzabeth, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. elyzabeth

    elyzabeth Thread Starter

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    So, my computer was hijacked and I know there are a few things I need to download, but the spyware guard thing I downloaded won't work. Whenever it comes on (when my computer starts up), eventually a little message will pop up saying that spyware guard cannot work because of something to do with ActiveX.

    Secondly, there are a few things running on my computer and I was wondering if I should delete them or disable them or what. The ones I'm not sure about are:
    mshta.exe
    stimon.exe
    msgsrv32.exe
    mmtask.tsk
    ddhelp.exe
    mprexe.exe
    rnaapp.exe
    tapisrv.exe

    If someone could tell me which of these should be running on my computer and which ones should not, that would be great. Thank you!!
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Don't delete anything yet
    go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
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