Hidden programs running

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by phduffey, Nov 14, 2003.

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  1. phduffey

    phduffey Registered Member

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    Sometimes I cannot complete a task because the computer is busy elsewhwere. Also Windows explorer tries to access the Internet for no apparent reason. I suspect I've got some kind of spyware that reports on its own. I hve run Spybot and Ad-Aware.
     

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  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi phduffey,

    No spyware that I can see.

    You can disable these two from starting at boot:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Old Drive\Program Files\America Online 7.0a\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE


    Maybe that will help a bit. Better do that in msconfig, in case you have second thoughts.

    Do you have an IP or URL where explorer is trying to make contact with?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. phduffey

    phduffey Registered Member

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    No IP or URL yet, but I'll keep looking. Thanks. Paul
     
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