O20 - AppInit_DLLs: sockspy.dll,wbsys.dll

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  1. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    Hello, does anyone know how to remove? I tried 2x with HJT but it won't go. Thanks.
     
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    sockspy.dll is part of bitdefender antivirus so it won't go while bitdefender is installed and running

    wbsys.dll is part of windows blinds

    Not all appinit dll's are bad and a lot of genuine applications put them in that location so they start before the main part of windows loads

    Especially useful for an antivirus or a windows skinning tool

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    Damn it!! Pieter is quicker typing than me

    but 2 answers the same are better than none
     
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    Well, I don't have Bitdefender (unless it's in an "all-in-one" tool) and i've had WB installed for a long time and have never seen that entry.

    HJT says it's a rare entry (under AppInit) and usually by a trojan

    **edit - maybe Giant AS uses bit defender as it's "real time protection" - which would mean, i've got 2 AV's running.
     
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    They are not so rare nowadays but HJT has only been showing them since 1.98.1 so not very long

    but if you haven't got bitdefender then post your HJt log so I can look it over and se if it Might belong to something else
     
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    Thanks dvko1 - :)

     
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    Sockspy.dll is a dll that scans incoming packets at winsock level and is used by several other antiviruses apart from Bitdefendr

    I have found it in Bullguard and I am assuming it is part of Giant antispyware or possibly even winpatrol

    I can almost 200% guarantee it isn't bad otherwise KAV would definitely have screamed
     
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    Yes, I think that is the one. (translator) - I does not work too well. I tried it once and I think it just uses bablefish - which, to me, is a joke (not good) - I do understand it is hard to translate though.
     
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    Well, something is wrong. After rebooting and entering my password, it is stuck on "loading your personal settings" - been 15 minutes so for.
     
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