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Returning ginst_001 ... exe file

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mcmm, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. mcmm

    mcmm Thread Starter

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    I keep getting a screen from Norton asking if I should block, permit, etc.
    ginst_001_1234_4201.exe. I have it blocked. I ran Norton Antivirus and it shows I have no virsuses but this keeps coming back. I ran Ad-Aware and got rid of everything there but within an hour this ginst came back. How do I get rid of it for good.
    I am running Win XP pro on my PC.

    Please help me get rid of this annoying problem.
    mcmm
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Download and install Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3 from here. Once it's installed, run its update function and get it completely up-to-date with the latest files. Once you've done that, run a scan and delete all RED entries that it finds, then reboot.

    Check the MSCONFIG startup tab and see if that .exe entry is listed. If it is, uncheck it, apply the change, then reboot.
     
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    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Ginst_001_1234_4201.exe Trickler Related to the Gator/ Gain adware. :eek:

    Wouldn't hurt to post a HJT log as well.

    Make a folder on your hard drive, like My Documents\HJT
    Download Hijackthis.
    Unzip the file to the folder on your hard drive.

    Double click on Hijackthis.exe then click on the "Scan" button, then click on "Save Log".

    Copy and paste it back here and someone will be happy to review it.

    Don't make any changes until instructed to do so.
     
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