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Two harmful files i kind of got rid of.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by constant, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. constant

    constant Thread Starter

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    I have are about 2 other harmful files i have on my computer. Maybe you know more about this. The one is winshost.exe Which i know is a trojan I deleted it and unchecked the path from startup in msconfig. Is there a way i can get rid of the path completely in msconfig? Another one is firewall_anti. I did the same thing deleted everything i could and the file itself, and unchecked it in the startup tab in msconfig. They don't startup anymore with the computer I just want to get rid of the paths.

    I also did several virus scan's and spyware scans with spywarenuker, spybot, and adaware, and got rid of anything it found. Used hi-jack this as well, fixed all instances i saw of those files or anything suspicious looking.
     
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    Upping for someone worthwile to see.

    Thank you
     
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    Hi, Yes there is a way to, couple of ways actually...as long as you are sure they are the baddies you can selectively remove them this way: IN win XP>

    http://www.mix-networks.com/tech-article-removeoldmsconfigprograms.php

    Or, there are utilities that can do the same thing: but be careful, you probably to not want to remove ALL the disabled startups, just the malware ones:

    http://www.soft32.com/download_79479.html

    But> take a look at this place and get the ""Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup" one here:



    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Scroll down to #148 look to the right.

    I bet you will be looking over all those tweaks for days....some nice tips, tools there! all are for XP!

    Here's page for win98> http://www.kellys-korner.com/win98.htm

    And also, for win9x/98> http://www.billsway.com/vbspage/
     
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