I am not too sure about this one. I cannot download anything from the net, if I do try I am directed straight to my desktop folder. The windows download box doesn't show up. I have tried virus scanners, spyware removers, all to no avail.
I checked my task manager and I noticed a process running that was causing my computer to max out, the process name is ocuvlbb.exe, I have tried searching on this and nothing comes up. I tried using the ultimate troubleshooter and it cannot give me any details about this program. I tried to end the process and it clicked straight back up again.
Any help would be appreciated,
April 20th, 2005, 02:45 PM
If it is restarting itself, then it sounds like malware. If it was a critical system process (which I don't beleive it is) then it wouldn't let you kill it. That and you'd probably recognize the name.
Which spyware removers did you try? Were they updated to the latest definitions?
Can you post a hijackthis log file so we can see more about the system?
Do you have this problem with multiple browsers? What browser are you using? What service pack level and patches have been applied? (Hint: Click on "help" then "about" in your browser to give us the info we need.) What operating system and service pack/patch level?
April 20th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Boot to safe mode then scan your pc. The malware might prevent your scanners from detecting it when it's active.
April 20th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Your problem might be caused by a Spyware, adware, redirector or a bad plugin.
Which browser, IE, firefox? ...
A Hijack this log would really help us to disgnose the progblem more closely ...
As you state, you cannot download anything from the internet. If you cannot DL hijackthis, then I would try to go into safemode and delete that file from your HDD. What versions of windows are you running ? XP ? if so you should be able to go into safemode w/ network connectivity.
Try that and get hijackthis.
Good luck and keep us posted.
April 20th, 2005, 03:51 PM
I guess zebo50 can manage to download a Hijackthis copy from another computer, a Cafee is a good choice .... the most important thing is to give a us copy of the logs ...
April 20th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Hi Zebo~ and welcome to AO.
Is is that you cannot download at all, or that it automatically downloads everything to your desktop (it would keep producing icons), I have come across that one before.
Please answer the other posters questions as well.
April 20th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Ok, sorry about that guys, bit of a noob,
I am running IE as my browser. I tried PC Rescue, Scanspyware, Adaware SE Personal, Xoftspy, and Spybot. All of these were updated prior to running. I ran AVG Free and House Call virus checkers. I used PC Pitstop online tests to see if anything was picked up, nada.
I am using Windows XP Professional, I tried to follow the links that Black Cluster and Phishphreek supplied, it wouldn't load them. I managed to use the task manager to end the process tree of ocuvlbb.exe and that freed my computer up to a normal usage level.
But I still couldn't download anything from the net. I did use a program called Internet download accelerator. I used the shareware version which expired after 30 days. I am wondering if this program has somehow taken over my registry link and is stopping my downloads.
I unistalled it via the add/remove program. I cannot download Hijackthis from my computer so will try and get it from somewhere else.
I hope I have answered everything, I appreciate any help guys.
April 20th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Here is my hijackthis log, I hope this is what you wanted.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:01:41 AM, on 04/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Originally posted here by zebo50 But I still couldn't download anything from the net. I did use a program called Internet download accelerator. I used the shareware version which expired after 30 days. I am wondering if this program has somehow taken over my registry link and is stopping my downloads.
I wouldn't say "taken over" as much as corrupt. Theres probably some type of residue left over from the install that is directing the downloads to an invalid state.