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(Solved) unclickable taskbar button - green man

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by skywalk2, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. skywalk2

    skywalk2 Thread Starter

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    Ok guys. I have a little green running man on my taskbar, but clicking him (right or left) does nothing. He is a button on the bar, not quicklaunch or the clock section.

    I am running XP, and rarely restart, but the last things I have installed were Popup stopper free edition (week ago), and Wordperfect SP3 (this was today). I do not know when the last time I restarted was, before today. He just appeared today.

    I have run Spybot SD, Norton AV and Windoc, and so far nothing. I am nervous about restarting, in case this is something bad....

    In searching, I understand you all like the hijackthis report, so here goes: (sorry so long!)

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 12:29:53 PM, on 10/2/2003
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinSys.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\devdtct2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\Missy.MELISSA\My Documents\Downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://secure.inetmsi.net/pts/login.php
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Corel Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Device Detector 2.lnk = C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\devdtct2.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Medical Bloopers 2003.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Day-to-Day Screen Calendar.scr
    O4 - Global Startup: Medical History 2003.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Day-to-Day Screen Calendar.scr
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    Thanks for any help!
    Melissa (who does know her way around a PC!)
     
  2. skywalk2

    skywalk2 Thread Starter

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    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinSys.exe

    In looking closer, I closed this, and sure enuf, little green booger went away. Symantec said it could be one of those backdoor trojans, but it was not in the registry where they said it would be....could be something new....:eek:

    I updated Norton, but it says it is all updated. I am running it again now.

    I will post again when done.

    Thanks - you have helped, and you didn't even know it....

    Melissa
     
  3. skywalk2

    skywalk2 Thread Starter

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    Ok, this was d/l with Nvidia drivers, and will load again if I try to reload the drivers. Meanwhile, I dont have a video controller...

    I found the winsys.exe file in the nvidia folder, and references to it in the nv4_disp setup file.

    Can I manually delete the references and the exe and run the setup??
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    it shouldn't be part on any nvidia driver that I can find. where did you download the drivers from?

    the only references to winsys anywhere I can find are to various trojans/viruses


    to check whether it is a virus or not upload that file to http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html who will inform you of whether or not it is viral

    then post back with the results and we can try and advise you further
     
  5. skywalk2

    skywalk2 Thread Starter

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    Thanks dvk - the scan said there was no virus, but would it have detected a trojan?

    Anyway, I FINALLY found the site I know I downloaded this driver from, it was leadtek.com. however, I could not find the exact driver I had d/l before....strange.

    I did go to nvidia, and found the driver pkg in their archives. It looked the same, but no winsys - I must have gotten a hacked copy...

    I am up and running, and no problems after restart.

    Thanks so much for the help - now how do I make this thread "resolved" ? :)
     
  6. DaveBurnett

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    Edit the original post and change the suject.
     
  7. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    The user can not do this, you must use the 'report thread' button and a moderator or administrator must change it.
     
  8. DaveBurnett

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    Whoops ----different forum software!!!
     
  9. skywalk2

    skywalk2 Thread Starter

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    Well, someone did anyway, thanks guys!
     
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