New member and a problem...

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by tomtheyak, Oct 13, 2005.

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  1. tomtheyak

    tomtheyak Registered Member

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    Hello guys and gals,

    I'm a very new member and have a couple of questions regarding the following line in the HijackThis log I recently found:

    [Microsoft Update 32] wininit32.exe

    A friend tells me this is a VERY BAD THING but i'm a real computer Noob so don't know where to start to get rid of it!:rolleyes:

    Which forum should I be posting this problem in? o_O

    Thanks for your time, any help is most gratefully recieved.

    Regards,

    Tom
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks Snowbound, good info page on the patches.;)
     
  5. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Isn't that a variant of the RBot Wormypoos?...

    Cochise,:cool:
     
  6. tomtheyak

    tomtheyak Registered Member

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    Cochise: Yeah, I believe so, been doing some reading and looks to be a scary lil mofo - not happy bout havin this sucker in the least...

    Got AVG freeware, Adaware, Spybot search & destroy, and RegistryFix - all updated and run em all, but when I run thru HijackThis and try to fix the Wininit32.exe file, it just keeps reappearing.

    I have a problem, in that this machine I'm using at home is an old workgroup machine from a friends office that was obsolete cos he was upgrading - he reformatted the HD and reloaded XP Proffesional Edition for me and then gave it to me without the XP disc; XP is also unregistered, so i'm concerned about trying to update it with the various service packs.

    PS - thanks for your help guys, much appreciated
     
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