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eltigre

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This morning when I use the computer I found something strange, I couldn't surf but was still able to use my IM programs and IRC. So I decided to restart.

After I restart, I saw it took about 5-10 min to load everything. After heavy googling and researching I was able to open my event viewer and see a good amount of errors. So I decided to turn off the DHCP client service by setting it to Manual and then rebooted.

Surprisingly enough, my computer booted extremely faster. No more than about 30 seconds. Then I try to restart the service manually and I end up with this

Error 1053: The service did not repond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

When I check the Event Viewer, this is what I find.
Dhcp 1004 error reads: The DHCP Client is shutting down. The following error occurred: A system call that should never fail has failed.


Mind you that last night this happened after I did a Spybot S&D and Ad-aware scan and I removed all of the problem files and then this issue began when I started using the computer this morning.

How can I fix this problem?

EDIT: Did a System Restore, I thought I turned it off as usual but didn't this time. Everything seems to be working fine and will proceed to doing the Spyware search with Spybot and Ad-aware. I'll give a further update.

Edited by eltigre, 22 February 2007 - 04:28 PM.

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Major Payne

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Don't forget when deleting with Spybot Search & Destroy it makes a copy of your registry and a Restore point. If not, open it in Advanced mode, choose Settings and make sure the appropiate boxes are checked.

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Just as I suspected. Ad-aware is removing an important file after I did the scan again. Is there a way I can detect the spyware it detects so that I can proceed removing it manually?
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If Adaware is removing an important file that's upsetting your network then you need to research that file in Google before you let Adware get shot of it. There may be other cleaners available that specialise in removing certain types of malware.
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Once you find the file you need to keep that Ad-aware keeps removing, put it on the Ignore list. Always check each critical file listing before selecting all to be remove. Under Config Window select Settings and make sure Automatic cleaning is grayed out. On free version, all of these are default settings.

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How can I find the file Ad-aware keeps removing without screwing up and restoring my computer x amount of times before I find this file? Is there a place I can post a log of the scan for someone who can handle spyware issues so they can tell me what to do?
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I don't understand why you say keeps removing. Ad-aware SE Personal only removes the files you have checked after it has scanned. Ad-aware list all files it has found for removal. You can get info on each one by selecting the correct tab and right-clicking or expanding the window to max so you can read what the files are.

If you want to check for problems, go to the Malware section of this forum. Expect a wait as they are very busy. Be sure to follow instructions carefully.

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My apologies for bad wording on my part. I just wanted to find a way to fix the problem without manually doing trial and error on every single individual spyware it finds since it takes 10 min just to do the scan and then another 15 in order to see if its working and if not, restore the computer back to a point where it works again. I just wanted a more practical method if possible.
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If you look in Ad-Aware's Quarantine Objects section you will see a backup of all files removed by date. Right-clicking will bring up a menu to select from with the option to restore the files being one of them. It also has a selection Item Details, which will bring up the Object Details for each. Right-clicking each item also gives you the Option to go to the online TAC page for more info about file.

The only way I can think of to find the particular file is to start at the top of your list after a scan and unselect just one to quarantine. Keep repeating this until the one kept unselected causes your problem. It's unusual for Ad-Aware to cause the problem listed in post 1, but stranger things have happen.

Once you pin the file name down, you might take Neil Jones's suggestion or post the troublesome file here.

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your best bet is to go to the malware forum...any time a system file gets corrupted enough to be removed by adaware (not exactly a robust program)....there's something else not right in the computer
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