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Leon Corcora

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I recently downloaded Avast32 and it found that I had a virus in C:\WINNT\System32\explore.exe
WIN32 Trojan-gen (upx)
As one of the options, I deleted the file. No more Virus's were found. However, when I boot up Windows 2000, I get the following error msg. Project 1 Run-time error 53 file not found. I suspect since I deleted the file that was infected, I now have the run-time error. I can continue everything runs normally.. I was wondering how to replace the file that was infected or eliminate
the error msg. Regards, Leon Corcoran
 
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Welcome to TSG, Leon. The error may be the result of something else left on the system. The infected file was not a legitimate windows one originally.

Let's see you current configuration and maybe we can offer some troubleshooting suggestions. Get the StartupList application from the site below, unzip and run it. Then copy/paste the results to a reply.

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

It sounds like the error is associated with something called "Project 1", whatever that is. Perhaps a registry entry left behind that referenced the infected file.
 

Leon Corcora

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StartupList report, 2/9/2003, 8:05:56 PM
StartupList version: 1.51
Started from : C:\Startup List\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\ANTIVI~1\avupdsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\soundman.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINNT\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\ANTIVI~1\AvMaiSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\PlayCenter2\CTNMRUN.EXE
C:\Program Files\[email protected]\[email protected]
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aoltray.exe
c:\ANTIVI~1\avServer.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\MSOffice\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\MSOffice\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE
C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 6\SnagIt32.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\explorer.exe
C:\Startup List\StartupList.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
Microsoft Office Fast Start.lnk = C:\MSOffice\Office\FASTBOOT.EXE
Microsoft Office Find Fast Indexer.lnk = C:\MSOffice\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\MSOffice\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINNT\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
America Online 8.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aoltray.exe
AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
Billminder.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

--------------------------------------------------

Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINNT\system32\userinit.exe,

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe /logon
ATIModeChange = Ati2mdxx.exe
AtiPTA = atiptaxx.exe
SoundMan = soundman.exe
SynTPLpr = C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
SynTPEnh = C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
CHotkey = mHotkey.exe
NeroCheck = C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
NewsUpd = C:\Program Files\Creative\News\NewsUpd.EXE /q
Register MediaRing Talk = C:\Program Files\MediaRing Talk\register.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

NOMAD Detector = "C:\Program Files\Creative\PlayCenter2\CTNMRUN.EXE"
seticlient = C:\Program Files\[email protected]\[email protected] -min
LDM = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
WebCamRT.exe =

--------------------------------------------------


Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINNT\system32\MACROMED\Director\SwDir.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab

[{3717DF57-0396-463D-98B7-647C7DC6898A}]
CODEBASE = http://www.searchit.com/toolbar/srchitbar.cab

[Update Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINNT\System32\iuctl.dll
CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37602.9377430556

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINNT\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Windows NT logon/logoff scripts:
*No scripts set to run*

Windows NT checkdisk command:
BootExecute = autocheck autochk *

Windows NT 'Wininit.ini':
PendingFileRenameOperations: \??\C:\WINNT\DOWNLO~1\IEGator.dll|||O

--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 5,949 bytes
Report generated in 0.200 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 
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You are still showing:

C:\WINNT\System32\explorer.exe

as a running process in addition to the normal C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE

Try running Panda's scan and see if it will pick it up.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

You can try deleting the file manually, but you will probably have to end task the process first; I'm not sure if you can distinguish the two in your Task Manager. If you end task the wrong one you will probably have to restart.

Just don't delete the one in the WinNT folder.
 
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