Win 98 scan found {26e8361f-bce7-4f75-a347-98c88b418322}

February 23, 2013 at 19:37:26
Specs: Windows98
Was testing an old computer that is disconnected from Internet and it would not shut down.
I ran Scandisk & 1st thing found {26e8361f-bce7-4f75-a347-98c88b418322} as a damaged file in It is in IE, Cache, List of Objects. Is this why system won't shut down? Do I need to do anything about this damaged file - delete it? Move it?

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February 23, 2013 at 21:14:30
It may have installed itself by now so no telling what to do at this point. It seems to be a 'suspicious' item in several Hijack This threads and is to be fixed by same as well. A good example is here

So it appears to have been connected to the internet just long enough at one time... And 98 was well known for having shutdown problems long before trojans and malware took over. But matching your BIOS settings with your Power Management settings in the Control Panel usually takes care of a goodly number of those shutdown problems. All bets are off now that you have a trojan though.

If it were mine I would be thinking seriously of a total wipe of the hard drive and a clean Windows installation to get rid of this and any other baddies lurking around. I see many more help me with Hijack This threads than I do with ANY solutions - I'm still waiting to see my first one in fact, the OP never returns which is an ominous symptom. It was so bad he died?


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February 24, 2013 at 08:00:17
Download, install & run CCleaner-Slim. Remove everything it finds. Also scan the registry & remove all the entries it finds.

As for the shutdown problem, it was very common with Win98. Did you try installing the shutdown patch?

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