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Solved Is it spyware, how to remove?

December 20, 2011 at 07:17:04
Specs: Windows 7, 4X 2.80G/3.0 G

While I was browsing I noticed a fleeting Command Prompt pane showing something like ....stop.exe at the end. I am not sure if this is a spyware. I tried different anti spyware software. Never found anything like this. I recall there were times that the Command Prompt flashed. Is it that some malware were infecting my system?

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✔ Best Answer
January 3, 2012 at 08:02:43

when you access the recovery partition it may or may not give you the option of a an non destructive or a destructive system restore.

I know some older HP's allowed a non destructive restore and that only replaced the operating system files....leaving all other files intact.

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#1
December 20, 2011 at 07:47:19

please search for this file on your computer, and let me know if it comes up and where it is found.

wlcstop.exe

also you might try www.malwarebytes.org

mike


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#2
December 20, 2011 at 16:11:32

Hi, Mike.

I tried searching the file. Not found. Tried the Malarebytes' Anti-Malare too. Not found. Thanks.

huaienli


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#3
December 21, 2011 at 09:23:16

I tried different anti spyware software.
why not LIST those so we can suggest things you haven't tried?

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#4
December 21, 2011 at 10:41:04

I guess my thought would be to keep watching to see what pops up the next time, and what you were in the middle of. It could be an update or something like that I suppose. Are you within a work place environment and is your system administrator doing anything to update things? The other thought is that within the last 3-4 days windows released a massive patch on a bunch of things. Are you fully up to date on all of your updates?

As xpuser4real suggests there are many anti programs out there. Perhaps Avast might be a free option for you since you are a windows 7 user, its supposed to be a great program.

mike


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#5
December 21, 2011 at 10:42:51

also i marked myself down for the run on sentences

mike


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#6
December 21, 2011 at 13:30:42

I tried Malarebytes' Anti-Malare, SUPERAntiSpyware, Spybot Search & Destroy 2. I am going to try Avast. Thanks for Mike & XpUser4Real .

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#7
December 21, 2011 at 15:27:40

Try these 2 fully working trials and run them till they run clean....then you can uninstall them using THEIR OWN uninstallers in all programs DO NOT remove them using programs & files.:
1- Trojan Remover
http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...
2- Hitman Pro
http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads

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#8
December 24, 2011 at 07:59:22

Hi, XpUser4Real,

I tried both trjsetup682.exe and Avast. Not found. Thanks.


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#9
December 24, 2011 at 10:34:39

tap f8 on bootup and select safe mode with networking...run the tests again.

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#10
December 24, 2011 at 12:31:34

Hi, Mike.

I really can't remember what I was in the middle of, when this occurred. I will keep watching. Thanks.

By the way, I can't run the Ease of Access functions like Magnifier or On-screen Keyboard. I am not sure if this is because of deletion of some of the files.


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#11
December 28, 2011 at 04:12:37

Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge. On the Internet (where it is sometimes called a spybot or tracking software), spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties.
For More Detail Visit: http://www.techyv.com/blog/what-spy...

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#12
January 2, 2012 at 08:01:11

Hi, XpUser4Real,

There is a bigger problem. I can not get on internet. I tried f8 and repaired several times. It restored the Ease of Access functions. The internet is still not usable. Maybe I need to go to restore it to factory default. My question is : Does it format the whole physical hard drive disk or just drive C:? My files are all on another partition which is the same physical drive as C:.Thanks.


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#13
January 2, 2012 at 11:04:13

open IE, click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan Settings and un check Use Proxy Server

then close IE and open again...you should be able to get back online.

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#14
January 2, 2012 at 12:36:19

I went to Lan Settings. The Use Proxy Server was already unchecked. Thanks.

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#15
January 2, 2012 at 22:38:41

My question is : Does it format the whole physical hard drive disk or just drive C:?

it depends, was that the ORIGINAL hard drive or did you install it?

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#16
January 3, 2012 at 06:34:44

It is the original hard drive.

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#17
January 3, 2012 at 08:02:43
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when you access the recovery partition it may or may not give you the option of a an non destructive or a destructive system restore.

I know some older HP's allowed a non destructive restore and that only replaced the operating system files....leaving all other files intact.

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#18
January 3, 2012 at 16:17:03

Hi, XpUser4Real.

The internet problem has been solved . I restored the system to an earlier date from Safe Mode. Thanks.


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#19
January 3, 2012 at 22:59:58

Thanks for posting back and hopefully your problems are now cured!

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