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    spyware killing me

    I am having an incredibly hard time getting rid of my spyware problem. My processor is running at 30 percent when idle, and I have purchased the professional version of adaware. Adaware has always worked great, but on this particular computer It doesnt seem to be removing the problem. I have ran antivirus programs to search for trojans, and have actually tried spybot. Nothing seems to be getting rid of the questionable .exe processes running. Have any of you had the same problem, or have any possible solutions. Thank you!!

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    What is the name of the process? Adaware and Spybot S&D worked very well for me. You must however keep them up2date. AV's are the same way. Only useful if they are up to date. Also, what kind of processor is it? How much RAM do you have?

    -Cheers-

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    Get Hijack This, and run it... scan your PC and post the results here, it helps us to diagnose this kind of problem a LOT easier.
    download at: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
    Remember -
    The ark was built by amatures...
    The Titanic was built by professionals.

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    Good idea Avenger. Also install RegProt by Diamond something.. Notifies you when a program wants to modify your registry.

    -Cheers-

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    You can find RegProt at www.diamondcs.com.au
    Might be worth also looking at TDS-3 by the same people. They have a trial version.

    Hope this helps.. cheers. TidaLphasE23.....

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    running processes

    these are the running processes

    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\CTSvcCDA.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\PGPsdkServ.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\PPMG42B\STGLG42B.EXE
    C:\PPMG42B\STLG42B.EXE
    C:\PPMG42B\STGRG42B.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Pwrchute\ups.exe
    C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\PGP for Windows 2000\PGPservice.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\LRSG42B.EXE
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
    C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dpi\dpi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe
    C:\WINNT\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\PGP for Windows 2000\PGPtray.exe
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\BRQIKMON.EXE
    c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
    c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\Tql2.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\Tql2.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\1033\nt\MAPISP32.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\mshta.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\mike\Desktop\StartupList.exe

    the pc has a 1.4ghz P4 with a gig of ram

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    There should be more following this tho...
    what operating system are you runniung?
    Remember -
    The ark was built by amatures...
    The Titanic was built by professionals.

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    It is running windows 2000. I also noticed the kernel was taking up the 30 percent cpu usage when idle. So I dont know if the cpu usage problem is actually due to spyware. The computer has a lot of access databases running at set times, and these databases really lag when they run now because of this problem.

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    how comfortable are you with regedit?
    I just want to see whats in your RUN keys
    Remember -
    The ark was built by amatures...
    The Titanic was built by professionals.

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    If this computer is acting as a server, and people are accessing these databases, then shouldnt that proccessor use be normal, if there is a lot of activity?
    Maybe you want to make sure that some unauthorized person isnt messing around with it.

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