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Comctl_32.exe - Virus?


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Is comctl_32.exe a virus? Approximately every two minutes my computer attempts to connect to "densmail.com" If I do not block this connection with we blocker, my computer starts connecting to "porn" sites. I did a "whois" search and found an email address for the admin of this site. He claims that I have a virus along with 1000's of other computers. That I need to delete a file called "comctl_32.exe". That this file makes my computer and many more try to overload sites. We did try to delete the file, but message says it is write protected or in use at the time. I have used the virus scan on my computer, and a couple of online scans and no virus is found. I am hoping someone here will be able to help me. Thanks :help:

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Don't be deleting anything,,run the two free scans below and have the spybot remove everything it can find thats marked in red and prechecked.

 

Then run the adaware to see if it finds anything else.

 

 

 

http://spybot.eon.net.au/

 

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

 

 

One other thing to look for would be a trojan which some virus scanners don't always pick up on.the cleaner below is free to use for 30 days and is a very good trojan killer,,make sure to update it after downloading tho.

 

http://www.moosoft.com/thecleaner/

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We downloaded the three sites, adware, spybot and the cleaner. Ran them all. Adware found two folders and five files. The five were doubleclick files. These files I get when I click on the news headlines on my homepage. The two folders were registry keys. We allowed adware to fix these. The cleaner found NO evidence of a trojan. The spybot, now that was interesting. It at first found 109 problems. One of them being with the comctl_32.exe. However, because we were unfamiliar with this program I think we missed our opportunity to fix it. What it seem to do was to identify the problem and show what was in the file, and what "should" be in the file. We did manage to figure out that the difference was that what was in our comctl_32.exe file that shouldn't be there was "point32.exe".

 

All that said, what was found and fixed DID NOT fix our problem. Our computer is still trying to access densmail.com. We turned our we-blocker off while we were running these three programs and in the process had popups of porn come up on our screen. :blushing:

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point32.exe is a microsoft file too.from what I saw it seems to be tied to the mouse.

 

 

As far as the spybot goes,,anything found that is in red and prechecked is safe to have it fix.

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spybot remove everything it can find thats marked in red and prechecked.

 

 

If you have windows media player 9 series beta don't remove the two checked red files that are for the media player if you do the player wont work correctly :P

I did and it didn't :mrsgreen:

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spybot remove everything it can find thats marked in red and prechecked.

 

 

If you have windows media player 9 series beta don't remove the two checked red files that are for the media player if you do the player wont work correctly :P

I did and it didn't :mrsgreen:

Thats because the program is considered spyware.
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