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    Senior Member mafunk's Avatar
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    Last night I was looking for info on the net, when all these hardcore porn windows started bombarding my screen. I had to shutdown to get out of them (I got rid of my pop-up block because, generally it was more of a pain than the pop-ups)

    Anyway, every since then I can not open Windows Explorer. When I do, this is the error message that I get.

    Error Signature
    AppName: ieexplore.exe AppVer 6.0.2XX.XXXX ModName: winue32.dll
    ModVer: 0.0.0.0. Offset: 000143ce

    To view technical report click here.
    Then when I click on that I get a ton of info. . . too much to list. Then at the bottom it says: The following files be be included in this eror report:
    C:\DOCUM\~1\Owner\LOCALS`1\Temp\WER3.tmp.dir00\app compat.txt

    Any ideas how to fix?

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    Run a spyware elimination program.
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    Senior Member mafunk's Avatar
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    Last time I did that, the spyware program seemed to be worse than the spyware itself. Which would you reccomend?

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    This is a sneaky little chap. It's installing a file called IEEXPLORE.EXE which is meant to look lke IEXPLORE.EXE (Internet Explorer). Find and delete the file and then run regedit and search for any references to IEEXPLORE (make sure you type this correctly otherwise you'll kill IE) and delete them.

    Needless to say backup your registry if your not comfortable editing it as you could cause big problems.

    Or as filburt1 says run a spyware program but be aware that some of these show up authentic processes as spyware and deleting them can have adverse affects on legitimate apps.

    BTW - There's a similar bit of spyware that installs and runs EXPLORE.EXE (pretending to be EXPLORER.EXE). At first glance with these files it seems that normal system components have been affected but they are extra exe's that have been installed.

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    I use Spybot Search and Destroy. I used to use Ad-Aware but it grew to be too much bloat. SSD seems to find more stuff, too, and is more paranoid.
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    Senior Member mafunk's Avatar
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    I'm running out to a meeting right now, but will give that try as soon as I get back.


    Filburt
    Yeah - I don't like Ad-Aware at all. However, I'm not too keen on Spybot Search and Destroy Either. I ran it on my system, and deleted ONLY the spyware that it found. However, it still didn't get rid of my hijacked default page, which is STILL a problem. Also, it made it extremely difficult to access certain things on the net. So, I decided to delete it. When I went to delete it, I had to go through all sorts of channels to get it to uninstall. They make that program almost impossible to uninstall, and don't readily provide uninstall instructions on their site, which makes me suspiciuos. I'm glad you like it though. . . .

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    You could try HiJackThis find it in this thread along with a warning:

    http://www.lobsterweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=102

    I run this straight from an EXE so there is no installation/uninstallation to worry about.

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    Senior Member mafunk's Avatar
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    This is a sneaky little chap. It's installing a file called IEEXPLORE.EXE which is meant to look lke IEXPLORE.EXE
    Searched system,but didn't find that. Guess I'm gonna have to keep trying to figure out what's going on. . . .

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    Senior Member mafunk's Avatar
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    Got it Fixed!

    Ran hijack this and cwshredder . . .

    You're right - hijack this is cool


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