Major problems after installing software

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Admittingly I DL'ed some software from Limewire. After installing it, it appears the software was corrupt or bugged. I have since uninstalled Limewire, and refuse to try DL'ing any pirating software again........I have learned my lesson.

    Anyways, its obvious something is running and slowing my computer WAY down. For some reason I can't ctrl+alt+del and bring up task manager to see whats happening, or to kill anything. On top of that I uninstalled Limewire, but yet it keeps prompting me to reinstall it to fix a missing file. And I did see something about p2pnetworking.......not sure what that was. Last clue I saw was some normal functions were trying to be accessed via internet. I saw msconfig.exe, and a few other normal Windows functions........trying to get access to the internet (Norton showed me).

    Here is the popup error I keep getting......
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    And here is what the script says......

    LimeWire version 4.12.3
    Java version 1.5.0_03 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
    Free/total memory: 2790784/4128768
    com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader$StartupFailed Exception: invalid update.ver
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.sanityCheck(G UILoader.java:270)
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoade r.java:40)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Nativ e Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknow n Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Un known Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(Main.java:44)
    STARTUP ERROR!
    -- listing properties --
    WINDOW_Y=0
    FORCE_IP_ADDRESS=true
    WINDOW_X=0
    PORT=10018
    THEME_FILE=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrat...
    TOTAL_CONNECTION_TIME=1140939316
    RUN_ON_STARTUP=false
    UPDATE_DELAY=431999998
    UPDATE_GIVEUP_FACTOR=49
    FILTER_HASH_QUERIES=true
    UPNP_IN_USE=true
    INSTALLED=true
    UI_LIBRARY_TREE_DIVIDER_LOCATION=122
    FORCED_IP_ADDRESS_STRING=24.211.130.24
    AVERAGE_UPTIME=143432
    TOTAL_UPTIME=1147463
    MAX_UPLOAD_BYTES_PER_SEC=9
    MIN_CONNECT_TIME=7
    CONTENT_AUTHORITIES=fserv1.limewire.com:10000
    COUNTRY=
    LAST_SHUTDOWN_TIME=1155398497676
    APP_WIDTH=1024
    SESSIONS=9
    SHOW_TOTD=false
    NECTIONS=2
    FORCED_PORT=10018
    LAST_ACCEPTABLE_BUG_VERSION=4.12.0
    FRACTIONAL_UPTIME=0.014311156
    UPDATE_RETRY_DELAY=1800001
    CONNECTION_SPEED=350
    LAST_EXPIRE_TIME=1155179100583
    TOTAL_CONNECTIONS=11
    DIRECTORY_FOR_SAVING_FILES=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrat...
    MAX_DOWNLOAD_BYTES_PER_SEC=117
    UPDATE_DOWNLOAD_DELAY=14400001
    RUN_ONCE=true
    AVERAGE_CONNECTION_TIME=103721756
    APP_HEIGHT=738
    EVER_SUPERNODE_CAPABLE=true
    EVIL_HOSTS=BearShare 5.2
    DIRECTORIES_TO_SEARCH_FOR_FILES=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrat...
    MAX_SIM_DOWNLOAD=8
    LAST_GWEBCACHE_FETCH_TIME=1155179132708
    EVER_ACCEPTED_INCOMING=true
    UNSET_FIREWALLED_FROM_CONNECTBACK=true
    CLIENT_ID=6ACB7A475AC92C23368B7D06F5F17300
    THEME_DIR=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrat...
    FLUSH_DELAY_TIME=256
    CONTENT_MANAGEMENT_ACTIVE=true
    IDLE_CONNECTIONS=2

    FILES IN CURRENT DIRECTORY:
    C:\Program Files\limewire\clink.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621009
    SIZE: 307949
    C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-httpclient.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621165
    SIZE: 459988
    C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-logging.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621306
    SIZE: 59154
    C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-net.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621462
    SIZE: 355370
    C:\Program Files\limewire\daap.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621634
    SIZE: 388504
    C:\Program Files\limewire\GenericWindowsUtils.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1150901473250
    SIZE: 12279
    C:\Program Files\limewire\i18n.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621759
    SIZE: 25678
    C:\Program Files\limewire\icu4j.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467621931
    SIZE: 741440
    C:\Program Files\limewire\id3v2.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622071
    SIZE: 94430
    C:\Program Files\limewire\jcraft.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622165
    SIZE: 136693
    C:\Program Files\limewire\jl011.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622290
    SIZE: 255016
    C:\Program Files\limewire\jmdns.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622368
    SIZE: 69306
    C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire.exe
    LAST MODIFIED: 1150901473687
    SIZE: 159744
    C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467620321
    SIZE: 7109471
    C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire20.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1150901473312
    SIZE: 40960
    C:\Program Files\limewire\log4j.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622540
    SIZE: 677952
    C:\Program Files\limewire\looks.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467622696
    SIZE: 630634
    C:\Program Files\limewire\MessagesBundles.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467620556
    SIZE: 2720591
    C:\Program Files\limewire\mp3sp14.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623056
    SIZE: 40064
    C:\Program Files\limewire\ProgressTabs.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467620806
    SIZE: 5786
    C:\Program Files\limewire\themes.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623150
    SIZE: 620179
    C:\Program Files\limewire\tritonus.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623243
    SIZE: 152711
    C:\Program Files\limewire\vorbis.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623337
    SIZE: 27215
    C:\Program Files\limewire\WindowsFirewall.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1150901473390
    SIZE: 61440
    C:\Program Files\limewire\WindowsV5PlusUtils.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1150901473484
    SIZE: 12808
    C:\Program Files\limewire\xerces.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623634
    SIZE: 2147687
    C:\Program Files\limewire\xml-apis.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1152467623743
    SIZE: 207655
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    You, my friend, have spyware. Download Ad-Aware, install it and download updates, then reboot in Safe Mode and run it with every possible custom scanning option enabled.
     
  3. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Thanks. I tried that with Spysweeper, SpyHunter, and Ad-Aware. It won't let me run any of them in safe mode. It either has a system error or something. Ad-Aware said it had a problem loading definitions. When I tried to update Ad-Aware before booting in safe mode, it said my definitions were 65 days old.........and there was new software. When it connected, it said nothing was available.

    FWIW I ran hijackthis..........here is my log file

    http://www.hpjvids.com/mods/augspy
     
  4. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    FWIW, I used Process Explorer and found Limewire is still there. The frequency of that Limewire popup is about 15-20 seconds, and thats about how often I saw Limewire pop up on active processes.

    So its there, and I have currently put it to sleep. Now all I need to do is find it and rid of it all. Any suggestions?
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    1. Write down the filename of the Limewire process.
    2. Tell Explorer to show Hidden files AND Protected System files.
    3. Run a search operation for the filename you wrote down in step 1.
    4. After the search is completed, open Task Manager and kill the Limewire process.
    5. Highlight all of the files found by the search operation and Shift+Delete them.

    That should prevent the popup from reappearing, at any rate. It still doesn't fix the whole problem, but it removes one distraction.
     
  6. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I read through your suggestion before starting. I won't be able to perform this operation you speak of, because I cannot open task manager. For some reason, with this "worm" or whatever it is, task manager will not open. :hsd:
     
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    ..right. Sorry, I forgot about that.

    Regarding Ad-Aware, it sounds like you can't download any updates because your version is too old. Download the latest version and all the updates that go along with it, and then reboot in Safe Mode and run a scan with all the custom options enabled.
     

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