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tressermckay

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hi...im back...and hopefully some of you lads from before will see this. I got a new scan of my drive from hijackthis! and there are a few tha concern me. have a go..any help appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 1:14:24 PM, on 9/19/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=%SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VSCShellExtension.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3apphk] S3apphk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXSUPMON] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checktime] c:\program files\HPSelect\Frontend\ct.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfee Guardian] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe" /SU
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /STARTMONITOR
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe 1
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/gam...ts/y/potc_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pyramids - http://download.games.yahoo.com/gam...ts/y/pyt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/mini...ransporter.cab?
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {8E28B3A9-FE83-45D1-B657-D5426B81A121} (CustomerCtrl Class) - http://cs7b.instantservice.com/jars...erxsigned35.cab
O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...7880.3305092593
O16 - DPF: {A662DA7E-CCB7-4743-B71A-D817F6D575DF} (Autodesk Express Viewer Control) - http://www.autodesk.com/global/expr...ViewerSetup.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...ash/swflash.cab


now that was work machine.....the following is my home machine.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 4:51:24 PM, on 9/21/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mouse\Amoumain.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\KeyText\KeyText.exe
C:\Program Files\United Devices\UD.EXE
C:\Program Files\United Devices\ud_1396140.exe
C:\Program Files\United Devices\ud_1396140_0.dir\ud_ligfit_Release.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Silly Banana\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 13 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = sas.r5.attbi.com:8000
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.r5.attbi.com;<local>
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = iexplore
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VSCShellExtension.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WheelMouse] Amoumain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wshield] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfee Guardian] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe" /SU
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Wshield] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /STARTMONITOR
O4 - Startup: KeyText.lnk = C:\Program Files\KeyText\KeyText.exe
O4 - Startup: UD Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\United Devices\UD.EXE
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar_en_2.0.95-big.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: JT's Blocks - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/blt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Tornado 21 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/t21t0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Blackjack - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/jt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dice - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dct2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Freecell Solitaire - http://yog55.games.scd.yahoo.com/yog/y/fs10_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/grt5_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/tt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pyramids - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pyt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Towers 2.0 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ywt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {04063354-A10E-4427-A1EC-F3CC81587BC6} (Mines Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/mines/mines.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: {1E89F686-B78D-4C85-9EFC-3474516E3FE2} - http://directplugin.com/plugin/111992.exe
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v43/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {2C153C75-8476-434B-B3C3-57B63A3D1939} (Brickout Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v42/brickout/brickout.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...apple.com/qt505/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {6BB594E2-6E4D-4CC9-98B0-931C323F9165} (DepHlp Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/shared/dephlp.cab
O16 - DPF: {6C6FE41A-0DA6-42A1-9AD8-792026B2B2A7} (FreeCell Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/freecell/freecell.cab
O16 - DPF: {6F6DBC29-7A0C-4AC0-A42D-10EC70678526} (Word Cubes Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v41/wordcube/wordcube.cab
O16 - DPF: {75D1F3B2-2A21-11D7-97B9-0010DC2A6243} (SecureLogin.SecureControl) - http://secure2.comned.com/signuptemplates/ActiveSecurity.cab
O16 - DPF: {785EA525-5066-495F-ADF6-3B8316515DEF} (Collapse Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v43/collapse/collapse.cab
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0) -
O16 - DPF: {8BDF4BDB-7C40-4DC8-B2DD-138D8059698C} (Focus Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/focus/focus.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E28B3A9-FE83-45D1-B657-D5426B81A121} (CustomerCtrl Class) - http://cs7b.instantservice.com/jars/customerxsigned35.cab
O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab
O16 - DPF: {90B7E2B3-2E56-4571-9E54-823E33C4B4B4} (TracMan Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v46/tracman/tracman.cab
O16 - DPF: {97438FE9-D361-4279-BA82-98CC0877A717} (Cubis Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v54/cubis/cubis.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37394.6987384259
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/essentials/ymmapi_0410.dll
O16 - DPF: {AC2881FD-5760-46DB-83AE-20A5C6432A7E} (SwapIt Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v50/swapit/swapit.cab
O16 - DPF: {B06CE1BC-5D9D-4676-BD28-1752DBF394E0} (Hangman Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/hangman/hangman.cab
O16 - DPF: {BA94245D-2AA0-4953-9D9F-B0EE4CC02C43} (Tilecity Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/tilecity/tilecity.cab
O16 - DPF: {C7932801-AF0C-11D6-8137-0050DA5F0293} (RdxIE Class) - http://www.grokster.com/rdx/RdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0) -
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_1_5_0.cab

tia.
 
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Both machines appear to be free of obvious security issues as far as I can tell.

But more information is needed on this:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wshield] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe
 
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You can get rid of Weather Bug on both systems, otherwise they are clean.

As Rollin'Rog pointed out, we need more info on:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wshield] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe

All the standard search places come up empty on Wshield.exe
 

tressermckay

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I was under the impression that it had to do with my McAfee Virusscan 7.o home edition and or the firewall that came bundled with it.
 
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It may well be (must be short for WebShield then), I am just unable to find any web "hits" for it. But the software may be too new.

Tip: do a file search for it and right click on it and select Properties > Version.

Does it have any copyright info?

Look at the "created" date. That will be the date it was installed; does it correspond to the date you installed that McAfee version?
 

tressermckay

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so, not that im all fraggled out since you lads didn't know what the wshield was..and none of my mates from a bbs knew what it is...im finally home...and here's what i found.

After searching on my c:\ for 'wshield' i got the following:

6 hits

all of which could have been around the time i installed McAfee.
and none of which have any information about where they come from..so so much for thinking they belong to McAfee.

they only thing i could pull was the config settings:

Jgcfgp83,22]4-03-0221"3186;815
QTP"CFF8JGCVJGP
QTP"RPMV83~;41~2~~6~~
QCTG"RPMV386
QCTG"NMA38A8^Fmawoglvq"clf"Qgvvkleq^Qknn{"@clclc^O{"Fmawoglvq^vpgqqgpoaic{^hwqv]vjg]ngvvgp]h^qjcpgf^
QCTG"KLVT812
WRNMCF"KLVT842
AMLVGLV813
LKAILCOG83
DKNGLCOG8Uqjkgnf
NKLILCOG8Uqjkgnf
AIG[[email protected];[email protected]:200F204::F7D507D21D
810731

opened in notepad, natch.

as far as version:

File version: 0.9.0.92
every thing else is blanck cept for
orginal file name: mon.bin
and
product name: SysMgmt

hope this sheads some light
 
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Well what I would do then is ctrl-alt-del and terminate the process wshield.exe

Find it again and rename it wshield.bak

C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wshield.exe

Run Hijackthis and "fix" the registry entry. It can be restored from config > backups in HijackThis if necessary.

Reboot and see if anything in McAfee or anything else breaks. If not you can delete the renamed file at your leisure.

Have no idea what you are looking at with "config settings"....
 

tressermckay

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houston....we have a wedgie..

ok...im hosed. when i ctrl-alt-delete i dont get my wonderful muti-tabbed task box. all i get is this nasty, generic box that lists programs running, which is just the programs visible in my taskbar. I have found that if i want to find a list of processes running i have to run the option out of Spybot. But i don't honestly believe it 'kills' the process when i tell it too.

can the lack of Cool C-A-D be caused by this possibly sinister wshield?
 
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Nah, you're fine. Just double click the outer edge of the Task Manager window and the tabs will MAGICALLY appear! :)
 

tressermckay

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*tries it at work*

*clickclick* *clickclick* i was freakin...for nothing...what a stupid thing to intergrate.
 

tressermckay

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I was unable to rename it to .bak...but was able to end it's process and wip it out with HT. This message is being posted before the reboot.

incidently, it does try to access the net ( i payed closer attention to my firewall.) and after i deny it access it just hangs out in the background doing nothing....all zeros in the process list. it only gets number, i would presume, once it has access.....

if this causes weird problems i will natch just bring it back from the back-up....but i just wish i knoew what it was.

a bbs friend told me he found s blerb about it relating to win3.1 so he thinks it's benign. i dunno....*crosses fingers*
 
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You will probably need to boot up in Safe Mode to rename it. Did you try it that way?

HT only removes the registry startup ofcourse; if it stays removed on reboot, then you can probably rename it. But if it returns you have to do the whole process in Safe Mode.
 

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ok, so i used the HT and just for giggles i ran Stinger in safe mode. all clean and dandy.

i dont notice any chenges in McAfee...but then again i wouldn't expect changes instantly...im going to run the system with the removed .exe stored in the HT way-back-machine.

sadly...i dont know -how- to cahnge the file name. I thought it was going to be easily done...but it's not as i expected it. if it were the config..i could just open it up...and then save it as someting else...but this is an appication and my brain is tiny.
 
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