Hidden Windows, spyware, etc

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?TUc=?=, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Hello,
    Before I lug this PC into the PC dr, can anyone offer insight on to my
    problem. I have a current subscription to Norton, and also Ad-Aware, on my
    PC. Unfortunately, the pop-ups are out of control, the PC is slow and
    constantly shows a flashing hourglass, as if it is continually trying to open
    something. The PC will just die, giving me the blue screen with "beginning
    physical memory dump."

    When I try to shut down, these are the programs that delay the process:
    "ShellIconHiddenWindow" and "djXbu.exe."

    Any suggestions?

    =?Utf-8?B?TUc=?=, Nov 11, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?TUc=?=

    Default User Guest

    Do you have MusicMatch loaded on your system? The "ShellIconHiddenWindow"
    is a known problem with the MusicMatch system tray icon. The fix is to
    disable the system tray icon and/or remove MusicMatch (I prefer the later).

    The "djXbu.exe" error looks like some form of random file naming scheme for
    malware of some ilk. Have you tried running your AV in safe mode?

    You might also consider using Spybot Search & Destroy
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/ it will find things that
    Ad-Aware may not.

    You should also give CWShredder a try
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3019.html .

    Give these a try and see if that helps. There are many more ways to
    diagnose and fix your Windows woes without having to spend money, so report
    back if you can't fix the problem.
    Default User, Nov 11, 2005
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  3. 1. Record name of programs

    2. Search for programs, record locations IN ENTIRITY(that means the whole

    3. Reboot in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    4. Delete those bad boys! (type "help | page" for commmand prompt commands
    if unfamiliar with commands)

    This WILL eliminate those nasty programs.
    =?Utf-8?B?bGFya2d1aXQ=?=, Nov 11, 2005
  4. =?Utf-8?B?TUc=?=

    PA Bear Guest

    djXbu.exe does not appear to be a valid Windows file.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your log to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    for expert analysis, not here.**
    PA Bear, Nov 11, 2005
  5. Webroot Spysweeper is another good program for just this sort of thing. Have
    not had a problem with the stuff you are having problems with. Or anything
    else for that matter. Does a real good job.
    =?Utf-8?B?Ym9iYmVyMTI4QGNvbWNhc3QubmV0?=, Nov 12, 2005
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