Removal of ali.exe, wierd startup freeze, Windows error sound just before shutdown
Posted on 2006-07-22
I have 3 problems I was hoping you could help me with.
1) There is a file ali.exe that is supposed to be some kind of installation file for a trojan on my computer and I cannot get rid of it and it is causing me all sorts of problems. When I start up the computer I get a little windows box on the top left corner saying "Windows is initializing the following: "C:Windows\System32\ali.exe" " and then it would disappear. I tried deleting this file on its own but it would re-produce itself again and again. Also when I'm shutting down or restarting, I always get an error saying "ali.exe could not initalize because the windows station is shutting down" and that windows error window reproduces itself everytime it gets closed until windows forces the process to end.
Any help in the removal of this would be appreciated. If you want HiJackThis log files I can post as well.
2) Next problem is (literally) every other time I startup my computer, I freeze on the Welcome screen of Windows XP and no process on my computer continues to work.
3) And finally, I think this might be connected to the ali.exe problem but after finally closing all the processes, but just before going into the Windows Logging off/saving user settings screen, I hear the standard Windows Error Message ding and this is really starting ot get annoying.
So Anyways, all in all, I don't want to have to restore or re-install Windows XP as this is a new computer (Laptop actually) so any solutions you can provide will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!