Spyware problem..

By christjan ·
I removed viruses from laptop .Now at startup i get mesage "windows cannot open C:\windows\sembako-cgzjplg.exe "

It's a spyware file . How do i get windows to stop searching for it at startup?

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by OldER Mycroft In reply to Spyware problem..

You could try booting into Safe Mode with Networking, then running the online scan from there.

Alternately you could remove the hard drive, place it in a caddy, then scan it as a slave from another (uninfected) computer.

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by Snuffy09 In reply to Spyware problem..

try start>run>msconfig
click the startup tab (and maybe services)
see if you can find something that looks like *sembako*
uncheck the box
restart and scan again

if that doesnt work you should try hijackthis

good luck and post back!

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by Twors88 In reply to Spyware problem..

For basic spyware removal, i use Spybot S&amp from It's a free program, but its good at what it does. However, it sounds like the file was already removed.

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by brandon.miller In reply to Spyware problem..

Chances are you may have a .dll hidden somewhere that attempting to open the file on startup.

I would try the following.

Run Spybot Search and Destroy to see if you can find the location of any spyware. Write down the locations of the files. Disable system restore and reboot in safemode. Run Spybot again then reboot normally.

The reason disabling system restore is important is because the PC may have created a restore point during the time that file was on your PC essentially putting it back on the PC evertime it loads. After you've determined the spyware was deleted simply re-enable system restore and create a new restore point.

Hope this helps.

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by christjan In reply to spyware

I have done as you said but it ditnot work. I looked in msconfig for file but nothing.i am still geting the mesage ,.Windows cannot find "C:\WINDOWS\sembako-cgzjlpg.exe".

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Spyware problem..

and if it isn't already on More Information click it. It will give you access to Registry keys to enable you to find it. But first you may need to do this if you can't access the Registry.

Click Start Run and type cmd and then press Enter.

Execute the following commands in the command line in order to activate the registry editor and Task Manager: answer -? y ? - and press Enter.

reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr

reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools

Edit: formatting


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by christjan In reply to Follow this link

That worked used regedit and found it in windows\sistem.sys and deleted it . that link helped a lot to pinpoint it. thanks a lot.

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Thats great

by Jacky Howe In reply to THANX

good to see that you are up and running.

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