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Old 03-16-2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Explorer Screwing up

Ok so I use Windows 98 on an old computer, I can use the internet explorer, but when I open something like My Computer or My Documents, it freezes after a few seconds and the explorer completely closes down (the taskbar at the bottom disappears) sometimes internet explorer flips out a little bit and freezes the computer too. I know I should just reinstall Windows but everytime I do my computer goes apeshit insane so Id rather NOT do that if thats possible.

Any idea what it might be?
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:05 AM   #2
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Check For Viruses and Malware

If theres none let me know
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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I used Adware, Spybot, Spyblaster, and Stinger and got ride of all the adware and spyware on my cpmputer and blocked everything bad.

Still does it.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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Ok so I figured out I have that damn Blackworm/amaena.com pop-up thing on my computer and it's a pain to get rid of. Could that be fucking up my explorer?

Also, I started the computer today and it says it's missing a file in it's library and cant start RUNDLL. But eventually Windows started up. Sometimes it doesn't though and the Explorer never starts up. It's slowing down a lot and things are getting screwy. I need help ASAP.

Also, I found 2 things in my System folder: Tasklist.com, Taskkill.com both created recently (as in arbitratily a month ago) what do these files do? A site somewhere told me it was spyware. Additionally, I see a task running called Osa9 that i have to close manually and the computer says it's not responding usually. Same with something called gxlib, but I suspect that has to do with limewire.

I know I sound like a moron, but I don't download random things or sign up for bullshit smiley scams. I'm not a 1337 h4x0r but I do have some computer sense. I'm just having trouble fixing this problem and I have a feeling it's malware eating my computer to bits.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
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try to cut out the bad language first of all.
there are kids on here.
try running hijackthis and see what it coomes up with.
you post your hijackthis log on hijackthis.de.
it will tell you all of the bad things on your comp.
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3155 (hijack this here.)
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Explorer Screwing up

Why not do a reinstall of 98?

That would fix everything, what are the specs of the computer?
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:36 PM   #7
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reformat or do a system recovery
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:54 PM   #8
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ok Im going to post it on the hijack this website but if anyone could give me their opinion here

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:51:44 PM, on 3/29/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS MEDIA COMPONENTS\ENCODER\WMENCAGT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\KAZAA LITE K++\KAZAALITE.KPP
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.optonline.net/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {20D57A66-F7DF-467d-907B-9B7F4A118AB7} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RQRON.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: WTLHelper Object - {75DC57F8-D831-4AB8-86B7-4F826F4A0873} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QOPPM.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Search - {40D41A8B-D79B-43d7-99A7-9EE0F344C385} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM TOOLBAR\AIMBAR.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBPCISetup] C:\SBPCI\sbsetup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdate] \winupdate\winupdate.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdates] \winupdates\winupdates.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vmcleaner] gxlib.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McAfeeWebScanX] D:\BACKUP\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\WebScanX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*QOPPM] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QOPPM.DLL,CreateProtectProc rerun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Encoder Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMENCAGT.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM TOOLBAR\AIMBAR.DLL/aimsearch.htm
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com...45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O18 - Filter: text/html - {3551784B-E99A-474f-B782-3EC814442918} - (no file)
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:37 PM   #9
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http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php#anl

i put the logfile in there for you. just look through it and delete whats necessary
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:58 PM   #10
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yeah I went on that site and deleted everything, retsart the computer. Open internet explorer. BAM, pop up about the "beagle" virus, telling me to download their BS malware. ARGHG

I tried that thing called "VundoFix" but it wont run on my computer.
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