What is Spyware Nuker?
"Version 1 of Spyware Nuker had a deservedly poor reputation. It was a clone of BPS Spyware & Adware Remover, which itself is a rip-off of Ad-aware (1, 2) and Spybot Search & Destroy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Moreover, it was prone to ridiculous false positives, like the other clones of BPS Spyware & Adware Remover. (Contrary to allegations on the Net, no version of SpywareNuker or pcOrion, so far as we can tell, has itself installed adware or spyware.)
In the late spring or early summer of 2004, TrekBlue released a new version of SpywareNuker (version 2, also known as SpywareNuker 2004) which is not built on the codebase licensed from BPS (1). Testing with this new version -- also released under the name pcOrion -- indicates that it does detect and remove spyware and adware. Moreover it is not prone to inexcusable false positives, as its predecessor was. Thus, the new SpywareNuker 2004 is a significant improvement on the justly discredited original version of SpywareNuker. Still further, the objectionable advertising on the pcOrion home page has been removed, and TrekBlue/TrekData has taken steps to clarify the history of its relationship with BlueHaven, which is no longer a TrekBlue/TrekData company. (1, 2)
Given that the issues surrounding Spyware Nuker and pcOrion have been addressed by the TrekBlue/TrekData, we can no longer consider Spyware Nuker or pcOrion to be "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware."
What is shutdown.bat?
When I open the Windows Task Manager and terminate the Image Name SVCHOST.EXE, User Name NETWORK SERVICE, it works fine again. It will however bring up a warning box telling me that the system is shutting down. I created a small batch file on my desktop to combat this, SHUTDOWN.BAT, programming the command SHUTDOWN -A.
My first inclination is that your firewall has gone bad--zonealarm does tend to get crapped up....I would be curious how things work without it.
The computer operates the same with or without Zone Alarm.
I have isolated the problem to the LOAD SYSTEM SERVICES section, however I'm encountering problems. I can recheck all but Volume Shadow Copy OR Windows Time OR Web Client OR Windows Mgmt Inst and the computer will run but will be a slow shut down. As I check any one of these last services, upon restart, the computer will shut down automatically. I again started the process over and over within this Load System Services category and the computer will shut down for various combinations of services that are checked. When I enable all of them the computer will not shut down but I still have the same slow shut down issue. My guess is that the computer cannot function with some of the services checked while others that are important to that specific service are unchecked therefore aborting the system altogether.
Thanks again for your help.
Edited by mstlelc, 24 June 2006 - 08:49 PM.