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Im really having some BIG trouble.

Something is blocking my uTorrent and: mIRC, World of Warcraft. And sometimes other things.

I have tried alot of FAQ's ect. If somebody here could help me I would love it!:)

The programs I have running on startup is:

Mcafee suite (Virus scan, firewall, privacy service, and spamkiller)

Proxy Switcher

Peer Guardian 2

Here is a picture of my startup list if that helps:




Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!

PS. Ive port forwarded and everything too! But when my computer restarts it uTorrent doesn't connect!

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That's a scarily large list (25?) of startup items. Very scary. At any rate, what's BT Helper doing in your computer? It unnecessary, likely doesn't even work as advertised, and probably has spyware/adware in it. And WTF is Microsoft.exe? I have a feeling your computer has been HEAVILY compromised. McAfee should be destroyed for having so many applications run at startup. I wonder if half of them are even legitimate McAfee applications, or just more malware masquerading as McAfee.

Edit: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/microsoft/


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Even worse, from what I can tell items are REPEATED in the startup list. This is very unusual for legit apps to do, but very common for poorly-written viruses and spyware.

I second the opinion that your box is seriously compromised. You are probably even seeing horrible web browsing/downloading speeds.

For the sake of everyone, because if it's a virus it's everyone's problem...please look into it soon.

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McAfee Firewall is probably doing it. Honestly, I'd turn it off completely. What concerns me, however, is Microsoft.exe. That is not a part of Windows. It is a worm. Gabot.Afj. http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/microsoft/

"[microsoft.exe] is a process which is registered as the GAOBOT virus. It takes advantage of the Windows LSASS vulnerability, which creates a buffer overflow and instigates your computer to shut down. To see more information about this vulnerability please look at the following Microsoft bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx

This is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. Please see additional details regarding this process"

Disable it in startup immediately and run a virus scan. I'd reformat my machine at this point, if I were you, as well. I can walk you through removing it if you're having trouble, AIM me at SpaceJesus42.

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What would you recommend?

I do have a router with a NAT firewall. But I want virus protection, firewall, ect.


EDIT: Should I get that WinTasks 5 Pro? So I can remove that microsoft.exe thing?

I removed it from the startup list though...

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