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RoseTyler
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.

Joseph
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?

RoseTyler
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.

RoseTyler
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/command.com
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.

Joseph
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.
CONFIG.NT
AUTOEXEC.BAT
COMMAND.COM
For full explanation and solution read this page (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/faq/ms16bit.html).

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

Joseph
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.

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