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Here is the story on what has happened. I was (stupidly) trying to download a TV show from LimeWire. It downloaded really quickly, which should have been my tip off. Doh! I don’t know why, but I opened it. AVG 7.0 caught that it was a Trojan and isolated it. But, it said it could not heal it. I scanned with a couple of other programs and nothing.

Here are the problems

1. No task manager

2. I noticed during the virus scan that there was a weird folder on the hard drive. It is called C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron and Kimberly\! . The file is full of AVI files that are exactly 38.6 KB that are named after TV shows and they were created at the date and time I downloaded the supposed TV show . Obviously these are not videos. This file was hidden in documents and settings. I had to uncheck hide protected operating system files in folder options, which is scary.

I tried to delete the file and it said it was in use by another program. Then I moved on to trying to delete the files that were in the folder. When I tried to do a mass shift delete, it froze (this is the only time it freezes is when I am trying to work with these files or LimeWire). So, I started doing single deletes. The deleted for a while, but then an adaptation occurred and they became read-only. I changed them back and then they froze as I tried to remove them individually.

3. I moved on to try to delete LimeWire. I followed the instructions from this site in a thread about deleting LimeWire on this thread:

http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread31290.html

I got through the uninstall, but was still left with LimeWire.exe. I tried to delete it and failed. So I decided to move onto the step in the thread about typing regedit in the run box. It says that another program is using this file.

4. Next, I came to this forum and did what the instructions in the file that say please run this before posting. I go to download the newest AVG and it gets almost through the install and gives me a message:

Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for file avgssie.dll: file registration....
Error 0x80070020

Here is the error message:

LimeWire version 4.16.6
Java version 1.6.0_05 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
Free/total memory: 31411032/33357824

com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader$StartupFailedException: .\lib\hashes (The system cannot find the file specified)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.sanityCheck(GUILoader.java:286)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoader.java:57)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(Main.java:44)

STARTUP ERROR!

I have tried installing three times to no avail. I tried to rerun a scan on another program so I could post any info I get on here, but guess what? None of the work now.


I am getting so frustrated. This is freaking my out. I'm afraid my computer is being used to spread evil. I have always been able to get rid of the few buggies we have gotten. I am feeling like I will ultimately have to back-up our docs and photos to our back-up drive and just wipe the main hard drive clean to do a reinstall. I don’t want the Trojan horse to win though so I thought I would ask for any ideas.

I will be back to check the thread. I have it book marked.


Kimberly

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I'm running trojan hunter right now. It seems to be scanning fine. DH seems to think that we will probably have to just wipe the HD clean though.

I managed to access my Ad Aware log I can post it here, but it is SUPER long, and no Trojan. If anyone wants it, say so and I can post it.

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Okay, this message just popped up:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Buffer Overrun Detected

A buffer over run has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state. This program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated.

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Okay, still no replies... I ran trojan hunter and it isolated 2 trojans and put them in the vault, but the program locked up before I could get the log. There is no log now when I go back. The files they found are in the vault though. I'm not sure it made any difference though as the computer is still having the same issues.

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do you have a name of the trojans,see if you can get the names.get back to me and ill help you

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We got it fixed. My husband's friend is an IT guy. He came over and karate chopped it for us. Our computer is back to normal.

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if you're firmiliar with what the problem was and what he did to fix it please post it here for reference for the users in your shoes

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I am having the EXACT same issue!!! I've purchased McAffee and they could not detect the trojan. I've deleted McAffee and purchased AVG. Can't seem to install AVG because i get an error message saying:
local machine: installation failed
Installation:
error: action failed for file AVGSSIE>DLL:file registration...
Error 0x80070020

AVG has not responded to my request for tech help. Apparantly you can only talk to them via email. Very POOR service!

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Hi!

I have developed exactly the same problem as you (although I downloaded a song from Limewire not a tv show, however I still ended up with the same AVI files as you did) and have also not had a reply from AVG or Limewire regarding support.

Have you managed to sort yours out yet? I would really appreciate your help if you have!

Many thanks!

Jane

Here is the story on what has happened. I was (stupidly) trying to download a TV show from LimeWire. It downloaded really quickly, which should have been my tip off. Doh! I don’t know why, but I opened it. AVG 7.0 caught that it was a Trojan and isolated it. But, it said it could not heal it. I scanned with a couple of other programs and nothing.

Here are the problems

1. No task manager

2. I noticed during the virus scan that there was a weird folder on the hard drive. It is called C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron and Kimberly\! . The file is full of AVI files that are exactly 38.6 KB that are named after TV shows and they were created at the date and time I downloaded the supposed TV show . Obviously these are not videos. This file was hidden in documents and settings. I had to uncheck hide protected operating system files in folder options, which is scary.

I tried to delete the file and it said it was in use by another program. Then I moved on to trying to delete the files that were in the folder. When I tried to do a mass shift delete, it froze (this is the only time it freezes is when I am trying to work with these files or LimeWire). So, I started doing single deletes. The deleted for a while, but then an adaptation occurred and they became read-only. I changed them back and then they froze as I tried to remove them individually.

3. I moved on to try to delete LimeWire. I followed the instructions from this site in a thread about deleting LimeWire on this thread:

http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread31290.html

I got through the uninstall, but was still left with LimeWire.exe. I tried to delete it and failed. So I decided to move onto the step in the thread about typing regedit in the run box. It says that another program is using this file.

4. Next, I came to this forum and did what the instructions in the file that say please run this before posting. I go to download the newest AVG and it gets almost through the install and gives me a message:

Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for file avgssie.dll: file registration....
Error 0x80070020

Here is the error message:

LimeWire version 4.16.6
Java version 1.6.0_05 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
Free/total memory: 31411032/33357824

com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader$StartupFailedException: .\lib\hashes (The system cannot find the file specified)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.sanityCheck(GUILoader.java:286)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoader.java:57)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(Main.java:44)

STARTUP ERROR!

I have tried installing three times to no avail. I tried to rerun a scan on another program so I could post any info I get on here, but guess what? None of the work now.


I am getting so frustrated. This is freaking my out. I'm afraid my computer is being used to spread evil. I have always been able to get rid of the few buggies we have gotten. I am feeling like I will ultimately have to back-up our docs and photos to our back-up drive and just wipe the main hard drive clean to do a reinstall. I don’t want the Trojan horse to win though so I thought I would ask for any ideas.

I will be back to check the thread. I have it book marked.


Kimberly

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