WinFixer 2005 Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. I am on a Win2000 Pro platform on a government LAN network. I can't seem to
    get ride of this thing, Spyware/Virus? It pops up as a download installer
    and then sits in my task bar as an active program after I cancel it. I
    tracked it to two different locations within the C:\WINNT\System32\Downloaded
    Progams file folder. However, I can only see one of two ways:
    Control Panel\Admin Tools\Computer Mgt\System Info\Software Enviroment were
    it is seen in the RUNNING TASKS folder AND IN STARTUP PROGRAMS folder as
    "uwfx51p_0001_0803netinstaller.exe. Deleting the file is not an option in
    either folder however.
    When I try to find it using the system scan fuction, or try to see it using
    the Window Explorer Tree, it is hidden.
    I can also see it in when I "List Tasks", and view processes.
    I can end the process but it returns upon reboot.
    Our Network administrator instructed me to download the bata1 anti-spyware
    and see if it will fix it. No Dice. Our Norton Anti virus is not seeing it
    Any solutions?
    =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=, Sep 8, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=

    Malke Guest

    Removing this is possible, but quite complicated and requires a lot of
    back-and-forthing. I'd suggest you run HijackThis and ask for help at
    one of these forums:

    Malke, Sep 8, 2005
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=

    Noel Paton Guest

    If you're on a .gov network...

    1 - notify your IT/IS personnel
    2) DO NOT USE the machine until it's been flattened and rebuilt!!

    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi

    Please read on how to post messages to NG's
    Noel Paton, Sep 8, 2005
  4. =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=

    PA Bear Guest

    You may have a newer variant (i.e., winantispyware). This isn't something
    you or some fix utility can handle alone. Some cutting edge
    work on this constantly mutating threat is being done here:

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    ( is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your log to, or
    for expert analysis, not here.**
    PA Bear, Sep 8, 2005
  5. =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=

    PA Bear Guest

    This Bad Guy's popping up everywhere today. <sigh>
    PA Bear, Sep 8, 2005
  6. =?Utf-8?B?bXVtYWs=?=

    siljaline Guest

    The next CWS, I wonder, what with the new variant(s).



    MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) & Security, AH-VSOP
    Security Tools Updates

    (Reply to group, as return address
    is invalid - that we may all benefit)
    siljaline, Sep 9, 2005
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