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  1. zoran

    zoran Registered Member

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    windows xp sp2
    Zone alarm nod32 2.5

    Last couple of days my lan modem was turning off and on often.It is a cable connection.
    The Local area connection icon in the Network connection did the same.

    I tried to do as it was advised by providers support,to switch modem off or to plugg the power cable out of modem and return.And it did the trick.But today when I did it,I tried to connect with firefox(which is acting strangely in many ways ,turning off,don't want to turn on,popup's...)
    and computer restarted,run chkdsk,and gave me this:
    The entry C:/system32/msconfig.xml is not valid.The entry will be truncated.

    I don't know what is this file for ,but I had trouble with firefox again,but with soulseek didn't/I'm mentioning this because when modem disconnected,Soulseek was running/.

    The only thing that wasn't by the book is, that I didn't block ,once I think,the 239.255.255.250:1900 adress /outgoing/,but according to Zone alarm,nothing got in.I don't use IE and none of the microsoft sharing,that I know.Soulseek's up'n'up,is turned off,and didn't connect with emule ever,because it doesen't want to /even if I let it in zone alarm/.

    So what is this file and what does it do?
    And how dangerous it is to try to open opera browser( since I don't have a browser that works properly)?
    With what can I clean the registry from firefox,to reinstall it?
    And I can't download.
    The only thing that I have is System cleaner on CD/and Hijackthis1.99.1/.
     
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  2. Lamehand

    Lamehand Registered Member

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    I've googled for this 'msconfig.xml' and can only find that msconfig.exe is a legit file.
    As far as i can see this could be something nasty, especially sinds you mentioned getting pop-ups and the browser behaving strangely.

    Maybe it would be a wise step to post a hijackthis log at an antimalwareforum to check this out.

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com
    or
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com


    Lamehand
     
  3. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

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    That path is also not valid. Definitely something funky going on. I'd pull that machine off the internet and get it scanned with an AV first off, and also run a HijackThis log, as mentioned above.
     
  4. zoran

    zoran Registered Member

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    Thanks, I will and thanks for replying.
    Sorry for the delay.
    Where I can find this chkdsk log or report,anyway?
    And what alternative AV should I use?Or do I try just wih nod32
    Or do I go straight to one of this links?
    This firefox trouble is pretty old,but this stopped and now it's starting again,that is why i mentioned it.I thought it was just some glitch or something like that.
    Thanks again
     
  5. Lamehand

    Lamehand Registered Member

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    You can do a manual scan with NOD32 on your computer.
    To get help in removing spyware/malware you go to one of the forums i gave the links for and post a HijackThis log.
    They can assist you in removing possible malware by checking the log.

    Lamehand
     
  6. zoran

    zoran Registered Member

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    Thank I will and thanks again
     
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