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dial placed on NT 4.0 computer

I have a computer that has a nasty autodialer that I can't get rid of. Adaware and spybot do not locate the source.

It will stop if I remove the registry entry from hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currrentversion\run\WinDynManager

The Data value is amsnmsg.exe.

I can find virtually no referrence to this key or executable on Google, Altavista or Microsoft's support site. There are only 2 referrences I found (both in French).

Any idea on how I can get rid of this thing?

Thanks,

- Bill -
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sirbountyCommented:
Did you simply delete it from the registry and it returns?

Try one of these

  Web Shredder--> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html#cwshredder
  Pest Patrol --> http://www.pestpatrol.com/downloads/eval/download.asp
  PCHell removal->http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml
  HijackThis -->  http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

  Make sure that after downloading these, that you update them.  It helps to try at least two of these.
  If all else fails, download HijackThis and post the log that is generated after running it on your system.
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sunray_2003Commented:
w_marquardt,
> It will stop if I remove the registry entry from
> hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currrentversion\run\WinDynManager

Does the auto dialer come back again even after you remove it from that registry ..

Try these locations aswell

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
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w_marquardtAuthor Commented:
sunray_2003,

THanks for the help. I had missed the hkcu key. Once that was gone, it stopped reappearing. .

Regards,

- Bill -
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sunray_2003Commented:
Great
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