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svcinit trojan

By Cornishman ·
My client had a trojan which put a file 'svcinit.exe' in the registry. AVC found it and dealt with it but on boot up he now gets two messages: "cannot find the file 'svcinit.exe'" and then: "could not load or run svcinit.exe specified in the WIN.INI file".
He is running Win98SE - what could be looking for this file on start up?

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by carlos.nino In reply to svcinit trojan

Deleting svcinit.exe is quite simple.
Re-Start computer in safe mode (press F.
Run msconfig and and goto win.ini.
Delete the line C:\WINDOWS\svcinit.exe under run=. Do not delete run=.
Goto to Windows Explorer and find svcinit.exe and delete it.
Download an anty-trojan/spyware like Spybot:

http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download

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by Cornishman In reply to

Yep - this worked fine. Thanks for your help. I had already deleted svcinit in Explorer and deleting the Win.ini line finished the job. Thanks again

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by niall558 In reply to svcinit trojan

this is spyware hijacker/keylogger on the machine.
otherwise try CW Shreader to get rid of this problem this will work 100% go to to download this fixer this will find the file delete it an all problems will be resloved

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

tell me if it works ok?

Regards
N.doherty

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by Cornishman In reply to

Thanks for your advice but I had already cleared the problem from the above reply. But thanks anyway.

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