Another instance of program is already running


Most of the popular programs make a check before start if it is already running and do not allow another instance of program to run.
Sometimes may happen program /FireFox for instance/ to disappear as window but to stay as running process in computer RAM.
In this case, if try to run Fire Fox, a message tells “Another instance of FireFox is already running. Please close it and try again”
You have to hit ALT+CTR+DEL to open Task Manager.
Then find the program name in the list with processes and rightclick on it.
Choose – “End Process” option and confirm.
Then you may start your program with no problems.

JS_DLOADER.PCT a.k.a. Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin zhelati.mab removal


The Worm_Zhelati.Mab is spread via emails.

Usually, it is a message from a fake classmate with a link to YouTube :

Subject: Are you kidding me? lol

MessageBody: Dude, I know that’s you: someone emailed me a link to the video. see for yourself… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v={random 11 characters}

If the hyperlink is clicked, it redirects to a Web page masked as a YouTube page.

You are told to download latest Microsoft Data in order to viwe the movie.

Clicking click here will download a copy of the  worm Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin  into your system. The fake YouTube page is detected by Trend Micro as JS_DLOADER.PCT.

Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin   collects  email addresses. It avoids sending e-mail messages to addresses, containing some strings.

It then sends emails without using any email system like  Microsoft Outlook.

How to remove  Worm_Zhelati.Mab :

1. Open Task Manager /Alt+Ctr+Del/ and find and wincom32 process.

2. Do a search for spooldr.ini, wincom32.sys and wincom32.ini files and delete them using Shift+Delete / go in Safe mode by Restart and pressing F8 key if impossible to delete in normal mode./

3. Click Start button –> Run and type Regedt32 –>OK to open Registry Editor

4. Perform a search /Edit menu/ for wincom32  and delete all found keys.

Never click on links in emails from not expected senders!

Cannot change Screensaver


If you cannot change screensaver because the tab is missing in Properties window, this is a sign you may be infected by Vundo trojan/ MS Juan ./

Also the wallpaper cannot be changed because the wallpaper tab is missing.

Also your screensaver may be changed to  Windous “Blue screen”

Another sign are many pop-ups – with ads of fake antivirus programs.

Do not click on this ads! They all are scam!

Here is a good program made especially to fight Vundo virus: http://vundofix.atribune.org/ 

Vundofix is free.  You can read about Vundofix program here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VundoFix

Windows cannot find svchost.exe error message


If the following message appears:
“Windows cannot find ‘c:/windows/system/programas/svchost.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”  – this means your computer is infected by trojans, viruses or worms.
This is so called  ‘temp1.exe’  or  ‘copy.exe’ or ‘svohost.exe’ virus.
You can got infected opening an email attachment from unknown sender or from infected executable file you have downloaded.
The original Svchost.exe file is  important Windows generic host process . It works for running DLL services and is placed in folder %SystemRoot%\System32.
 The Svchost.exe process can not be stopped from TaskManager.
Because it is very important Windows file, svchost.exe is a target for many viruses and Trojans.
Worms like MSBlaster usually exploit a bug in svhost.exe.
If the worm manage to implement in the file, it causes svhost.exe to crash. Then follows a reboot and after restarting, Windows is infectes . The worm has masked itself in same folder /system32/ and has similar name.
Another sign you are infected – loosing CopyPaste functionality.

Cleaning the worm/virus is hard to do.
The best way is first to delete all the cookies and temporaly files /menu Tools –> Internet Options –> Browsing history –> Delete/
Then disable System Restore because the worm may be hidden there and waiting to attack again.

System Restore

System Restore

At the end you may use the program: ccleaner – it is popular among the ‘victims’ of that virus.
After that : use Firewall.
Install and an antivirus program.
And DO NOT open email attachments from unknown people/organisations.

Micro Antivirus 2009


Micro Antivirus 2009 is very similar to famous fake anti-spyware programs  MS Antivirus,  Vitae Antivirus 2008 and Vista Antivirus.

MicroAntivirus can be distributed by Trojans that are masked as fake video codecs.

If you try to install them, the trojan is activated. 

Then trojans issue fake security alerts.

To get rid on it you have to find in registry editor /Rubn regedt32/ all keys containing MicroAntivirus in their name and delete.

Then search computer for files containing MicroAntivirus in their name and delete them too.

Use firewall and antivirus software from wellknown and original brands /NOD32, Symantec, Panda, Kaspersky, AVG./

Antispywaremaster.com Virus


Yet another Myspace virus. It can be seen on Myspace forums. Pop ups offer you to download Antispywaremaster.com software telling you are infected with thousands of trojans and viruses. It is similar to WindowsAntivirus 2008 and AntispywareDeluxe.

The standard message is:

Warning! xx suspicious files found! Potentially dangerous files were found on your system during the last scan! IT is highly recommended to remove them as soon as possible…
Remove Now!”

DO NOT CLICK ON THE AD!!!

The pop up is impossible to close, so you have to close the Myspace malicious page as soon as possible and use popup blockers and firewall.

If you got infected, first stop asm.exe and/or Antispywaremaster.exe processes /Alt+Ctrl+Del/ to open Task Manager, find processes and delete them.

Then run regedt32 and find and delete the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntiSpywareDeluxe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiSpywareDeluxe_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntispywareD
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiSpywareMaster
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\{5222008A-DD62-49c7-A735-7BD18ECC7350}

/Hint – try Edit menu –> search from the root ‘MyComputer’ for ‘AntiSpyware’ and delete all results found/

At the end, find and delete the following files:

AntiSpywareMaster 7.3.url
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareMaster\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareMaster\Uninstall AntiSpywareMaster.lnk

/Hint – try Search console –> search ‘MyComputer’ for word ‘AntiSpyware’ as file name and delete all files  found/

Amber Alert on Myspace


Amber Alert http://www.amberalert.gov/  is an US Goverment program for kidnapped children.

When you see the alert “ATTENTION: There is an AMBER Alert in your area.
Please CLICK HERE to find out more information
.” it means that there is a kidnapped child in your area. You may click to see more info. The more people see this alert the bigger is chance to help. This way public gets involved in helping to spot the missing children.

How to add Amber Alert to your Myspace profile:

1. Go to your profile –>  click  Home link.

2. On your HomePage you have to find  the Application box.

3. In the Application box you click the Get Apps link.

4. Click the News & Weather category.

5. Then find the Amber Alert application and click it.

6.  You have to see  Add This App button. Click the button and Amber Alert is added to your profile.