eumkyxst.exe problem

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  1. ddggdsg

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    I file named "eumkyxst.exe" (that should not be on my hard drive) is causing problems.

    I ran spysweeper and it detected that, but im having troubles getting rid of it.

    This eumkyxst.exe produces a file named zxywavs (for example), which my spysweeper deletes, but then this eumkyxst.exe file creates a new file (instead of "zxywavs" the file is now "wquqwhgdo"). So, no matter how many times I delete these weird files, more just keep appearing, which are all caused by the eumkyxst.exe.

    I cant simply delete it, and if I try to remove it using spysweeper, the actual .exe doesnt get deleted, just some file that is running because of the .exe.

    I also cant prevent this file from running on start up, because it uses those random file names.

    Any suggestions on how to stop or delete this eumkyxst.exe file?
     
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  3. r3l4x

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    can you send me the suspected file at <[I]snip[/I]>@email.it?

    email address removed to prevent harvesting--Ron
     
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  4. Ross99

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    Ok, I've registered- sorry about the terrible name before, but all the "anonymous" and "guest" ones were taken- I figure the board has a block against names like that.

    Anyways, r3l4x, i've sent a PM concerning your email address- if you email me, or PM me the address, maybe then I could send the file to you (not exactly sure why you want it, but im sure you know what you're doing).
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    As a rule, it's recommended to submit (possible) malware files to well known AV and AT companies. Not only because of th accuracy from the analysis and databasing - but to avoid spreading possible malware files overall as well.

    No offense intended, r3l4x and ross99 ;)

    regards,

    paul
     
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    Obviously it's important to send suspected files to well know AV and AT companies ;)

    However I try to place at s.o.'s disposal my little knowledge to help others :)

    Regards :)
     
  7. r3l4x

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    the files you sent to me it's a trojan downloader that downloads from a predefined url another file called adware BetterInternet.

    You could try a scan with another anti-spyware like PestPatrol or Giant Antispyware and a scan with a trial version of Kaspersky antivirus

    Regards :)
     
  8. Ross99

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    ok, ive gotten rid of the file- yay :rolleyes:

    thanks for the help :)


    now i just have one more question (since i dont know a lot about computers):
    -how can I access the the startup programs list?

    there are some start-up programs (including some that were involved with the eumkyxst.exe file) and I'd like to delete them from the list.

    any feedback would be appreciated
     
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  10. Ross99

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    looks good, but i was simply looking for the way to access the start-up list just from your computer- its a basic thing to do, but ive never found it.

    my friend could tell me, but it'll be a day or two before i contact him, so i was hoping for some help here
     
  11. TopperID

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    Well, if you want to do it the boring way, click 'Start' then 'Run' and type 'msconfig'; finally click 'OK'. This brings up the System Configuration Utility - click the 'startup' tab. This will give you a list of startups.
     
  12. Ross99

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    :rolleyes: thanks

    it closed down as soon as i opened it, yes another problem i have (alt+ctrl+delete also closes the window as soon as its opened), but dont worry about that problem- its been around ever since i got the computer :doubt:

    my computer got badly screwed up from unreal tournament 2004- gave me an error, which i have to take in to a computer shop to fix.

    also, norton anti-virus once nearly gave me a virus- i had to reboot my system because it also messed up my computer, so might i suggest not spending $500 (not sure euros for other people) for norton products.
     
  13. TopperID

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    Sounds like you're in real bad shape - with collapsing windows and all! :rolleyes:
    You're preaching to the converted on that one - I got rid of Norton months ago!!! :mad:
     
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