Hi, I had problems with my Windows Live Messenger recently, it kept on crashing on me and returned error message saying "hungapp". Anyway, I tried to run HijackThis on my computer to see what's goin on and below is the log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:52:55 PM, on 28/09/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\iTechnology\igateway.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRealtime\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 8\SnagItBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: SnagIt - {8FF5E183-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 8\SnagItIEAddin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Realtime Monitor] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\realmon.exe" -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [TSClientMSIUninstaller] cmd.exe /C "cscript %systemroot%\Installer\TSClientMsiTrans\tscuinst.vbs" (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [TSClientAXDisabler] cmd.exe /C "%systemroot%\Installer\TSClientMsiTrans\tscdsbl.bat" (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [TSClientMSIUninstaller] cmd.exe /C "cscript %systemroot%\Installer\TSClientMsiTrans\tscuinst.vbs" (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Locate Spot on Map by GPS - C:\Program Files\Opanda\IExif 2.3\IExifMap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: View Exif/GPS/IPTC with IExif - C:\Program Files\Opanda\IExif 2.3\IExifCom.htm
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://support.issgroup.com.au
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://support.isspl.com.au
O16 - DPF: {1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814} (MeadCo ScriptX Advanced) - http://indhvr.bpweb.bp.com/bpsds/ExternalDependencies/smsx.cab
O16 - DPF: {69297B2E-8B66-4445-8A98-56BD36E13854} (ISSEmbeddedTrend Factory Class) - http://vmbpappprod/eplant/sys/objects/trend/ISSEmbeddedTrend.cab
O16 - DPF: {B94C2238-346E-4C5E-9B36-8CC627F35574} (VMwareRemoteConsole Class) - https://wisanto:8333/ui/plugin/vmware-vmrc-win32-x86.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF809680-F721-41A4-9D5C-4E9F3EB05C4B} (CrossLinkLauncher Control) - https://webtopxmw4.bp.com/http://portal-server1.bp.com:8080//portal/cognitas/crosslink/win32/CrossLinkLauncher.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: iTechnology iGateway 4.2 (iGateway) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\iTechnology\igateway.exe
O23 - Service: eTrust ITM RPC Service (InoRPC) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRpc.exe
O23 - Service: eTrust Antivirus Realtime Service (InoRT) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRT.exe
O23 - Service: eTrust ITM Job Service (InoTask) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoTask.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection Service (ITMRTSVC) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRealtime\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - file:///C:/DOCUME~1/wisanto/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg

End of file - 9691 bytes

Can anyone help me investigate what's going on here? Cheers.

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Last Post by kaninelupus

It's getting worse now. Whenever I pointed my cursor to the messenger window and tried to scroll through contacts, the messenger will crash, leaving the same error message.


More info needed, as malware rarely infects a single application. Are any other issues being noticed, or other applications being affected?

If not the issue may be Windows Messenger specific, such as a corrupted install or other incompatibilities.


I don't see any other applications affected. Everything is per normal, only windows live messenger behaves weirdly.

I have uninstalled, remove any files associated with windows live messenger in the hard drive and registry, and just installed a fresh new messenger again. But the crashes still happen.

It also happen when I minimized the messenger to the tray. Once it's minimized, that's it, it stopped working.


Have you tried installing an earlier release? It maybe upgraded versions starting to move away from XP (just a thought). Ideas not coming straight to mind but am extremely tired at present.

One thing I would suggest is taking your problem over to the "Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003" boards, as can say is most likely not a malware issue - will get the most help there... just be sure to advise in initial post that Messenger to only problematic application so they don't jump on the malware wagon and send you back here :)

Edited by kaninelupus: n/a

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