View Full Version : PC problems - help please

26-10-06, 21:14
I have 2 problems - quite serious I think, but one of them only started about an hour ago so I'll start with that one (mainly because its doing my head in)

Ok so I was sorting through my favourites links in IE and suddenly everything freezes and I get a message from Norton saying something is attempting to access the internet, so I block it, like usual (otherwise I get more problems)

After that, IE would barely work. It froze for ages everytime I opened a new page. So I ran msconfig and looked at the startup - and I had a new program running called ibm00001.

I looked on the net and found that this is apparently a trojan. So I went back to msconfig, disabled the program from running and restarted my computer.

It obviously did something because when I came back to this website, I was not logged in. I'm permanently logged in here usually. It also logged me out of all the other places I'm permanently logged into. My internet seems to run a little bit better but its still freezing sometimes. I don't want that trojan in my computer at all.

Is there any decent software I can use to remove it? Or even a way to remove it manually? I have just done a full system scan and Norton found nothing.


Edit: Just found out that everytime I leave this forum I have to log in when I come back. Could it have swiped my cookies whatever it is?
Also when I close IE via the little 'x' it takes a few seconds to do anything.

26-10-06, 22:04
You should have had daily updated and working anti-virus and firewall applications running, and next to that:
Ad-Aware® SE Personal Edition (http://www.lavasoft.com/)
Spybot Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html)
SpywareBlaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/)

What antivirus application do you use?

26-10-06, 22:37
I ran Ad-aware for the first time in months aswell. Surprisingly it found nothing, which puzzled me, because it always finds something.

I have Norton internet security, firewall & everything.

For the past hour I've been looking for ways to fix the above problem and I think I succeeded.

I just went through this procedure: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial101.html

and IE seems a lot better. Still I'm bothered by the fact that I'm logged out of everywhere each time I restart.

26-10-06, 22:53
Ok - sorry to double post - everythings all fine and back to normal now. Just done a system restore and skipped back 2 days.

aah how I love having a TARDIS for a computer :p

Ok so my final problem has been going on for a long time. I have a corrupt registry but I'm not sure what to do about it or wether to do anything at all seeing as my PC runs fine.

I don't want to risk trying to fix it only to break it in the process, lol ...any advice there?

Its just a case of when I go to start/run/command, I get this error message:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

26-10-06, 23:39
If your Registry is damaged/corrupted, there is not much to do. Next time (after a new install) make sure you manage backups for Registry. One way is to keep and store an Image of your Windows.

For the problem you are describing:
» Error message :
C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.
This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or damaged.
For full explanation and solution read this page (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/faq/ms16bit.html).

27-10-06, 01:04
ok, thanks :)

27-10-06, 11:57
So, did this help?

Run the 16bitdos.exe (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/download/16bitdos.exe) program which will replace any of the missing files.

28-10-06, 23:05
Yes it did! :D Thankyou :hug: