Not sure where to begin



Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
I am not sure if the problems I am having are related to the OS, disc, or
what. My start menu is missing the bottom left portion, it is white space.
(I don't remember what used to be there, but somethint was there!) My
computer starts up slower than usual. I can't seem to open more than three
windows. If more than one is open, my right click doesn't seem to work.
Sometimes when trying to open IE, the top is blank with just the windows icon
in the middle of the bar, and it won't load. Norton gives me some kind of
error when starting now, and shuts down. Microsoft sends me to the "solution"
page and says there is no solution yet, problem is known. I have run anti
virus, I have run Adware SE, and Advanced Window Cleaner. Anyone have any
suggestions please?????

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Have you looked in device manager, does it show any yellow exclamation marks
or any red x 's ?
((right click myComputer, choose Properties then the Hardware tab))

"Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:568229A6-1058-4CD5-B32D-1172E7C76B0C@microsoft.com...
>I am not sure if the problems I am having are related to the OS, disc, or
> what. My start menu is missing the bottom left portion, it is white
> space.
> (I don't remember what used to be there, but somethint was there!) My
> computer starts up slower than usual. I can't seem to open more than
> three
> windows. If more than one is open, my right click doesn't seem to work.
> Sometimes when trying to open IE, the top is blank with just the windows
> icon
> in the middle of the bar, and it won't load. Norton gives me some kind of
> error when starting now, and shuts down. Microsoft sends me to the
> "solution"
> page and says there is no solution yet, problem is known. I have run anti
> virus, I have run Adware SE, and Advanced Window Cleaner. Anyone have any
> suggestions please?????

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Hi
Nope, none of the above are there. I tried to "restore" my comp back to the
furthest date it would let me, but said no changes have been made therefore
could not restore.

"bumtracks" wrote:

> Have you looked in device manager, does it show any yellow exclamation marks
> or any red x 's ?
> ((right click myComputer, choose Properties then the Hardware tab))
>
> "Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:568229A6-1058-4CD5-B32D-1172E7C76B0C@microsoft.com...
> >I am not sure if the problems I am having are related to the OS, disc, or
> > what. My start menu is missing the bottom left portion, it is white
> > space.
> > (I don't remember what used to be there, but somethint was there!) My
> > computer starts up slower than usual. I can't seem to open more than
> > three
> > windows. If more than one is open, my right click doesn't seem to work.
> > Sometimes when trying to open IE, the top is blank with just the windows
> > icon
> > in the middle of the bar, and it won't load. Norton gives me some kind of
> > error when starting now, and shuts down. Microsoft sends me to the
> > "solution"
> > page and says there is no solution yet, problem is known. I have run anti
> > virus, I have run Adware SE, and Advanced Window Cleaner. Anyone have any
> > suggestions please?????
>
>
>

Jon Erlandson
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
This sounds like a virus/spyware problem. I would start-up in safe mode
with networking and do an online virus scan and/or carefully examine all
running processes to see that they are legit.

Not all virus/spyware scans are equal.

Trend Micro House Call
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Grisoft AVG
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php


Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html




"Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:568229A6-1058-4CD5-B32D-1172E7C76B0C@microsoft.com...
>I am not sure if the problems I am having are related to the OS, disc, or
> what. My start menu is missing the bottom left portion, it is white
> space.
> (I don't remember what used to be there, but somethint was there!) My
> computer starts up slower than usual. I can't seem to open more than
> three
> windows. If more than one is open, my right click doesn't seem to work.
> Sometimes when trying to open IE, the top is blank with just the windows
> icon
> in the middle of the bar, and it won't load. Norton gives me some kind of
> error when starting now, and shuts down. Microsoft sends me to the
> "solution"
> page and says there is no solution yet, problem is known. I have run anti
> virus, I have run Adware SE, and Advanced Window Cleaner. Anyone have any
> suggestions please?????

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
I can't get my comp to give me the option to
restart in safe mode (also tried to go in settings upon start up but it aint
there either) , but I used the trend micro
online scan. It found 4 infected files. One was
cleaned. There are three it cant clean because it says
they are "in use". The following is the file infected,
and what it was infected with.

File: stlb2.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.E
File: dmrebdvd.exe Infected with: TROJ LOADER.C
File: e6f1873b.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.D

Do you know what I should do? Do you know if this is
my problem? I have XPSP2 if that means anything.

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
As the computer is booting up ( even if you have to logout ---> and select Turn off computer --> restart)....
while the screen is still in monochrome ( well before Windows begins to load)....
be persistent like the devil in tapping, release, repeat tapping F8 Function key. Try often and hard.
You will eventually succeed.
The only way to do a full cleanup is while in Safe Mode.

(Otherwise, you must download cleanup tools from another (clean) pc and save tools to a CD, then transport to infected pc).

Here's one tool to use, even though it will involve time and effort.
See PA Bear's notes on Sysclean from TrendMicro.
Scanning with SYSCLEAN Robear's way
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php­?t=10610

Veronica, DO post back with your status.
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

"Veronica" wrote
>I can't get my comp to give me the option to
> restart in safe mode (also tried to go in settings upon start up but it aint
> there either) , but I used the trend micro
> online scan. It found 4 infected files. One was
> cleaned. There are three it cant clean because it says
> they are "in use". The following is the file infected,
> and what it was infected with.
>
> File: stlb2.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.E
> File: dmrebdvd.exe Infected with: TROJ LOADER.C
> File: e6f1873b.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.D
>
> Do you know what I should do? Do you know if this is
> my problem? I have XPSP2 if that means anything.
>

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Hi
I did get it to start in safe mode and used the trend micro website with the
"cleaner" that had to be d/l to fix the previously mentioned files. Finally
it is done. I did a scan again of the folder where the viruses were and it
said it is clean now. But upon start up (normal) I got the following errors.

RUN DLL ERROR
error loading E6F1873B.DLL. Specified module couldn't be found.

Same error for stlb2.dll

(Note, these are two of the three that had to be, and supposebly were
"cleaned" in safe mode.)

Now what?

Thank you.


"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> As the computer is booting up ( even if you have to logout ---> and select Turn off computer --> restart)....
> while the screen is still in monochrome ( well before Windows begins to load)....
> be persistent like the devil in tapping, release, repeat tapping F8 Function key. Try often and hard.
> You will eventually succeed.
> The only way to do a full cleanup is while in Safe Mode.
>
> (Otherwise, you must download cleanup tools from another (clean) pc and save tools to a CD, then transport to infected pc).
>
> Here's one tool to use, even though it will involve time and effort.
> See PA Bear's notes on Sysclean from TrendMicro.
> Scanning with SYSCLEAN Robear's way
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php­?t=10610
>
> Veronica, DO post back with your status.
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> "Veronica" wrote
> >I can't get my comp to give me the option to
> > restart in safe mode (also tried to go in settings upon start up but it aint
> > there either) , but I used the trend micro
> > online scan. It found 4 infected files. One was
> > cleaned. There are three it cant clean because it says
> > they are "in use". The following is the file infected,
> > and what it was infected with.
> >
> > File: stlb2.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.E
> > File: dmrebdvd.exe Infected with: TROJ LOADER.C
> > File: e6f1873b.dll Infected with: TROJ BRDUPDATE.D
> >
> > Do you know what I should do? Do you know if this is
> > my problem? I have XPSP2 if that means anything.
> >
>
>

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
might read this....
http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/e/e6f1873b.dll_Removal.htm then maybe
Run MSconfig to be sure they're not in the start up process.

"Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:902234E2-4A4C-417B-A65B-581CBC581EB0@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> I did get it to start in safe mode and used the trend micro website with
> the
> "cleaner" that had to be d/l to fix the previously mentioned files.
> Finally
> it is done. I did a scan again of the folder where the viruses were and it
> said it is clean now. But upon start up (normal) I got the following
> errors.
>
> RUN DLL ERROR
> error loading E6F1873B.DLL. Specified module couldn't be found.
>
> Same error for stlb2.dll
>
> (Note, these are two of the three that had to be, and supposebly were
> "cleaned" in safe mode.)
>
> Now what?
>

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
File Not Found at that url. Will look around site to see what I find. Would I
be able to look in the start up folder? (There is one of those right? lol)

Thanks for coming back and checking this thread everyone who has/is.

Veronica


"bumtracks" wrote:

> might read this....
> http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/e/e6f1873b.dll_Removal.htm then maybe
> Run MSconfig to be sure they're not in the start up process.
>
> "Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:902234E2-4A4C-417B-A65B-581CBC581EB0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> > I did get it to start in safe mode and used the trend micro website with
> > the
> > "cleaner" that had to be d/l to fix the previously mentioned files.
> > Finally
> > it is done. I did a scan again of the folder where the viruses were and it
> > said it is clean now. But upon start up (normal) I got the following
> > errors.
> >
> > RUN DLL ERROR
> > error loading E6F1873B.DLL. Specified module couldn't be found.
> >
> > Same error for stlb2.dll
> >
> > (Note, these are two of the three that had to be, and supposebly were
> > "cleaned" in safe mode.)
> >
> > Now what?
> >
>
>
>

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Ok, I looked around and found a spot that lists whats needed, whats optional,
whats up to you, and whats dangerous in your start up. These two files
mentioned are listed in the dangerous area. So how do I make comp stop
looking for them so I don't get those errors? I used to have win patrol, I
think I can do that through there so I am gonna go try that. Please let me
know your thoughts.

Thank you

"bumtracks" wrote:

> might read this....
> http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/e/e6f1873b.dll_Removal.htm then maybe
> Run MSconfig to be sure they're not in the start up process.
>
> "Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:902234E2-4A4C-417B-A65B-581CBC581EB0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> > I did get it to start in safe mode and used the trend micro website with
> > the
> > "cleaner" that had to be d/l to fix the previously mentioned files.
> > Finally
> > it is done. I did a scan again of the folder where the viruses were and it
> > said it is clean now. But upon start up (normal) I got the following
> > errors.
> >
> > RUN DLL ERROR
> > error loading E6F1873B.DLL. Specified module couldn't be found.
> >
> > Same error for stlb2.dll
> >
> > (Note, these are two of the three that had to be, and supposebly were
> > "cleaned" in safe mode.)
> >
> > Now what?
> >
>
>
>

bumtracks
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
url works for me,, go figure
Basically says look in add/remove and uninstall the offenders, perhaps a
program like Lavasofts AdAware will disable them when run from safe mode
too. In safe mode windows protected files are so well protected and files
hooked to protected files can be removed without coming back. Usually.


.....
E6F1873B.DLL - Dangerous

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e6f1873b.dll
Rundll32.exe stlb2.dll,DllRunMain is BrowserAid/ABCSearch parasite.
Stlb2.dll display pop-up ads.
Removal: Open the Control Panel's 'Add/Remove Programs' function. There
should be an entry for 'BrowserAid' or 'CashToolbar' (CashToolbar variant),
'Web Toolbar' (ABCSearch variant) or 'BrowserPal' (BrowserPal variant).
http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/BrowserA...
Manual removal:
use RegRun Startup Anti-Spyware component.
Removal: E6F1873B.DLL is removed by RegRun.


Need help? Get rid of a Virus/Trojan/Adware/Spyware? RegRun - User's Choice



"Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C6191A2A-55B4-462F-A6EA-1576B224B2E2@microsoft.com...
> Ok, I looked around and found a spot that lists whats needed, whats
> optional,
> whats up to you, and whats dangerous in your start up. These two files
> mentioned are listed in the dangerous area. So how do I make comp stop
> looking for them so I don't get those errors? I used to have win patrol, I
> think I can do that through there so I am gonna go try that. Please let
> me
> know your thoughts.
>
> Thank you
>
> "bumtracks" wrote:
>
>> might read this....
>> http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/e/e6f1873b.dll_Removal.htm then maybe
>> Run MSconfig to be sure they're not in the start up process.
>>
>> "Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:902234E2-4A4C-417B-A65B-581CBC581EB0@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi
>> > I did get it to start in safe mode and used the trend micro website
>> > with
>> > the
>> > "cleaner" that had to be d/l to fix the previously mentioned files.
>> > Finally
>> > it is done. I did a scan again of the folder where the viruses were and
>> > it
>> > said it is clean now. But upon start up (normal) I got the following
>> > errors.
>> >
>> > RUN DLL ERROR
>> > error loading E6F1873B.DLL. Specified module couldn't be found.
>> >
>> > Same error for stlb2.dll
>> >
>> > (Note, these are two of the three that had to be, and supposebly were
>> > "cleaned" in safe mode.)
>> >
>> > Now what?
>> >
>>
>>
>>

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Veronica, Be very cautious because it seems your pc is still infested.
These pests are hiding & cloning themselves at startup.

I recommend an article at Aumha.org on ways to cleanup parasites.
Follow the quick-fix protocol.
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

Here are 2 tools from SysInternals that may help you get an insight on
what's running.
Autoruns (checks & shows what's set to auto-load at Windows startup)
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml

Process Explorer http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

You likely will have to do cleanups in Safe mode, once you have downloaded
current definitions.
You should even use Safe Mode with Networking to do all this work.
Press F8 Function key as the pc is booting up so that you can see bootup
choices.

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
---
"Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C6191A2A-55B4-462F-A6EA-1576B224B2E2@microsoft.com...
> Ok, I looked around and found a spot that lists whats needed, whats
> optional,
> whats up to you, and whats dangerous in your start up. These two files
> mentioned are listed in the dangerous area. So how do I make comp stop
> looking for them so I don't get those errors? I used to have win patrol, I
> think I can do that through there so I am gonna go try that. Please let
> me
> know your thoughts.
>
> Thank you

Veronica
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Thank you both for keepin up with this thread.

Ok, I used the regrun (thanks bumtracks) and I think I got it. I found the
file, and it was named something else but regrun told me it was the
E6F1873B.DLL and I removed it. (I was in safe mode, too) I also ran adware
se, and went and did the online micry trend scan while still in safe mode.
Then I restarted regular (everything was saying system is ok/stable). I did
not get the RUN DLL error anymore. I restarted again to check and still did
not get it, and it actually shut down and restarted like it is supposed to
(did not get the msg something is still running, having to end now and hit
the power button)
I have regrun running, and it says it checks system every 10 min, is that
for everything? (that is kind of a confusing program, alot of stuff in there)
I think my comp is ok now, any suggestions on the best FREE program to use
to keep it that way?

Thanks again you guys.

Veronica


"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Veronica, Be very cautious because it seems your pc is still infested.
> These pests are hiding & cloning themselves at startup.
>
> I recommend an article at Aumha.org on ways to cleanup parasites.
> Follow the quick-fix protocol.
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
>
> Here are 2 tools from SysInternals that may help you get an insight on
> what's running.
> Autoruns (checks & shows what's set to auto-load at Windows startup)
> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.shtml
>
> Process Explorer http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
>
> You likely will have to do cleanups in Safe mode, once you have downloaded
> current definitions.
> You should even use Safe Mode with Networking to do all this work.
> Press F8 Function key as the pc is booting up so that you can see bootup
> choices.
>
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> ---
> "Veronica" <Veronica@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C6191A2A-55B4-462F-A6EA-1576B224B2E2@microsoft.com...
> > Ok, I looked around and found a spot that lists whats needed, whats
> > optional,
> > whats up to you, and whats dangerous in your start up. These two files
> > mentioned are listed in the dangerous area. So how do I make comp stop
> > looking for them so I don't get those errors? I used to have win patrol, I
> > think I can do that through there so I am gonna go try that. Please let
> > me
> > know your thoughts.
> >
> > Thank you
>
>
>

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Veronica,

Be sure to have an antivirus program (and up-to-date with current definitions) always active on your pc.
Use a good firewall program. If you have none, be sure to turn on XP's firewall.

There's a couple of things you can add to put a little armor when you browse the web. These are free.
See Blocking Spyware, Adware, Parasites, Hijackers, Trojans, with a HOSTS file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp200­2/hosts.htm

That will add a list of blocked sites to your system. It's a list of known crudware & spyware & trojan 'pushers'

IE-Spyad: Use it to further enhance your privacy and security

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=53

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Veronica wrote:
> Thank you both for keepin up with this thread.
>
> Ok, I used the regrun (thanks bumtracks) and I think I got it. I
> found the file, and it was named something else but regrun told me it
> was the E6F1873B.DLL and I removed it. (I was in safe mode, too) I
> also ran adware se, and went and did the online micry trend scan
> while still in safe mode. Then I restarted regular (everything was
> saying system is ok/stable). I did not get the RUN DLL error anymore.
> I restarted again to check and still did not get it, and it actually
> shut down and restarted like it is supposed to (did not get the msg
> something is still running, having to end now and hit the power
> button) I have regrun running, and it says it checks system every 10
> min, is that for everything? (that is kind of a confusing program,
> alot of stuff in there) I think my comp is ok now, any suggestions on
> the best FREE program to use to keep it that way?
>
> Thanks again you guys.
>
> Veronica


Not sure where to begin