Nail.exe



Bobby
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Symantec Corporate V.10 keeps finding this upon every reboot. Also ran
Microsoft Anti spyware beta, however niether remove this problem. Can this
be removed?

Mark Randall
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Find it, boot to safe mode, delete it.

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"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Symantec Corporate V.10 keeps finding this upon every reboot. Also ran
> Microsoft Anti spyware beta, however niether remove this problem. Can this
> be removed?
>

Malke
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Mark Randall wrote:

> Find it, boot to safe mode, delete it.
>
Unfortunately, that usually won't be enough to remove Nail.exe since it
will respawn and there are associated executables hidden in .dll's. The
OP will definitely need to run HijackThis and get expert help with the
results. He should post in just *one* of the following HJT forums,
making sure to read their posting FAQ first:

http://aumha.net - forums
http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5 - Spyware Warrior HijackThis
forum
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/

Malke
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Aaron
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Go to
http://housecall.trendmico.com

With this site you will be able to run a spyware scan as well as a virus
scan. This scan is only online and is free to use. I have had this problem
on several of my customers pcs. One thing that helps in removal on your XP
machine open My Computer, then go to Tools, then Folder Options. Click on
the View tab, then
click "Show hidden files and folders" , Uncheck "Hide protected operating
system files" The nail.exe file is in the windows dir, or the system32 dir.

"Bobby" wrote:

> Symantec Corporate V.10 keeps finding this upon every reboot. Also ran
> Microsoft Anti spyware beta, however niether remove this problem. Can this
> be removed?
>
>
>

Malke
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Aaron wrote:

> Go to
> http://housecall.trendmico.com
>
> With this site you will be able to run a spyware scan as well as a
> virus
> scan. This scan is only online and is free to use. I have had this
> problem
> on several of my customers pcs. One thing that helps in removal on
> your XP
> machine open My Computer, then go to Tools, then Folder Options.
> Click on the View tab, then
> click "Show hidden files and folders" , Uncheck "Hide protected
> operating
> system files" The nail.exe file is in the windows dir, or the
> system32 dir.
>
That is a great site, and sometimes Nail.exe can be removed that way.
Indeed, Nail.exe is usually in the Windows and/or the System32
directory. However, depending on the particular infection it can
respawn as I said in my earlier post. Certainly it is always good to do
the least extensive work first.

Another thing I don't like about online scanners is that malware has
often hooked itself into Explorer and IE, so when the victim goes
online the malware becomes active. Then it can't be removed and may
even be busy downloading and installing more cr*p. Ergo, my normal
suggestion to always do malware removal disconnected from all networks
in Safe Mode.

Malke
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David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
From: "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com>


| That is a great site, and sometimes Nail.exe can be removed that way.
| Indeed, Nail.exe is usually in the Windows and/or the System32
| directory. However, depending on the particular infection it can
| respawn as I said in my earlier post. Certainly it is always good to do
| the least extensive work first.
|
| Another thing I don't like about online scanners is that malware has
| often hooked itself into Explorer and IE, so when the victim goes
| online the malware becomes active. Then it can't be removed and may
| even be busy downloading and installing more cr*p. Ergo, my normal
| suggestion to always do malware removal disconnected from all networks
| in Safe Mode.
|
| Malke
| --
| Elephant Boy Computers
| www.elephantboycomputers.com
| "Don't Panic!"
| MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

I can't agree more.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm


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