msnmsgr.exe

msnmsgr.exe

Post by jimmmybuff » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 11:27:48


running Win 2000 and there is an application in the background using
up all the CPU resources. I have narrowed it down to msnmsgr.exe. It
is hidden in the System32 file. They do not run MSN Messagnger at
all. I have read on various forums that viruses or spyware will often
hijack this file and use it to send info out from the computer. This
way many virus protection and spyware programs miss it. I have run
Adaware and Norton and nothing has helped. I have tried to delte the
file as well but it will not allow me. Do you guys have any
suggestions? I have tried to access the Symmantec site for
suggestions but for some reason this computer will not allow me to
access thier site. How can I disable or remove this program?
 
 
 

msnmsgr.exe

Post by Hans Fleis » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 19:32:05


Try stopping it from starting, check you services, startup-program
group, win.ini, system.ini, registry startup-records. If it gets
automatically started it must be somewhere in there.

--
Hans Fleischmann

XXXX@XXXXX.COM
PGP-KeyID: 0x676FB35B
+31650525455

 
 
 

msnmsgr.exe

Post by me » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 23:07:16


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (jimmmybuffett) wrote in



Could be a worm. Some malwares kill access to known A-V sites.
Have a look at [wrap]
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
WORM_RBOT.QA

Suggestion: google "msnmsgr.exe" before you try remove it.

J
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Replies to: Njk04s_130_p(at)Ojuno(dot)Tcom
 
 
 

msnmsgr.exe

Post by Chris Appl » Wed, 28 Jul 2004 01:52:04


You might also try Spybot Search-n-Destroy. Sometimes this will pick up
on things AdAware misses, and vice versa. If possible, burn known-good
copies of your AV and spyware hunting programs onto a CD from a clean
computer and run them from the CD; that way, you know the malware isn't
altering them.

CDA

CDA