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Log in.Log out automatically str8htaway

By tej_dyal ·
Very strange. This seems to be a time virus bomb. 4 PCs on my network affected so far from this morning. Basically. If you login to Win XP, you are straightaway logged out. Now most of the time I can fix problems by just booting into safe mode - but guess what? Yes, I am logged out in safe mode automatically also! So I am stumped because I cannot get to the desktop or control Panel in anyway. I can PC Anywhere it across the network, but this allows me to just transfer crucial files for the user to work on another PC. This sounds like a time bomb virus - but how to get rid of it and restore the XP to its normal state when I cannot login into it under any profile (i tried as admininstrator of PC also, not Domain, but still no luck)? I cant even roll back system restore for obvious reasons. Help me here someone! Thanks

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by jireland607 In reply to Log in.Log out automatica ...

Looks like you have nasty spyware on your computers. I got this snippet from:

http://www.opentechsupport.net/forums/archive/topic/20552-1.html

Have a look at the thread as they offer a few solutions but here is the best I found.

Problem: Computer Logs off out when you login
Cause: Search Assistant (search bar aside the clock in windows)

3 Steps.

1.- Get into the recovery console (with boot disks, you can get them from microsoft page).

2.- Get the file userinit.exe from another NOT INFECTED computer. (located in windows/system32 folder)

3.- Overwrite the userinit.exe original file (from the infected computer) with the new one (use a cd or disk to transport it) (COMMAN COPY e:/userinit.exe c:/windows/system32/userinit.exe)

4.- Rename the userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe

5.- Exit and ENJOY.

Hope this helps

James

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by tej_dyal In reply to

First rate answer. Solution worked. I have PC Anywhere installed on all pcs, therefore I was able to do file transfers easily. Sorry its taken me a week to add my comments. I initially provided the users with backup PCs and took my time to resolve the issue - but your answer was quick and easy.

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