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[Solved] what is msbb.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sabledog, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. sabledog

    sabledog Guest Thread Starter

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    my nortons firewall keeps telling me that msbb.exe is trying to access the internet... the details that nortons give. are
    c:\progra~1\n-Case\msbb.exe

    does anybody know what this is... i cant figure out..
    thanks
    sd
     
  2. Davey7549

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    msbb.exe is part of a major spyware program courtesy of Web3000. The best way to handle this situation is download and run AdAware and post what is found back here but do not remove yet. Also download and run the startup log by Rmbox so we can see what is starting where.

    LavaSoft AdAware spyware checker
    http://www.lsfileserv.com/downloads.html
    Download the AdAware main program 5.0 version 5.62 and also the lastest Reflist. Once AdAware is set up unzip and copy and replace to old reflist in the AdAware folder.

    RmBox program
    First download "start-log" from http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html
    If you do not have a zip program on your computer then at bottom of page is an unzipped version available.

    Dave
     
  3. sabledog

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    i had already ran ad aware and removed before i got your reply..
    i also did a system restore... running winxp ..to an earlier time today...

    i also notice that when i did a search for msbb.exe.. i had 2 files there... one was just msbb.exe... that one is gone now... i still have this one file.. on there...
    it is MSBB.EXE -31424d.pf location c:\windows\prefetch

    is this part of the of spy ware also... or what

    thanks
    sd
     
  4. Davey7549

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    I assume you uninstalled web3000 and its sister programs through the add-remove programs area. So that considered there is still another program running that is calling the msbb.exe.
    Have you run the startup log to determine if you have other startup items you have overlooked that are being called.
    I am not a 100% sure if RmBox startup log will run on XP but I believe it will.
    As for your question of MSBB.EXE -31424d.pf location c:\windows\prefetch is this part of it. The answer is sure looks that way but if you deleted the main MSBB.EXE wouldn't you think you should be getting an error when another program wants to call it.
    Dave
     
  5. sabledog

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    rmbox would not run on xp....there is no web3000 on my machine... i think i got all of this from installing sharebear program... i have uninstalled that also... msbb.exe is not trying to access the internet anymore..... i should be able to delete the msbb. exe -31424d.pf without any problems...right...
    thanks
    sd
     
  6. Davey7549

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    I would think it Ok to delete just hold in recycle to make sure other probs don't occur.
    Dave

    Good info about RmBox thanks.
    Dave
     
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    thanks.... you guys are great on here...
    have a good week
    sd
     
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