outlook express

  hooligan 11:10 30 Sep 2004
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I get "direct db notify wnd proc" when i go to outlook it does not load propery, when i try to log off i get the above. I have to turn off as it just freezes.

windows 98 se i have installed it again and still get it

  hooligan 15:41 03 Oct 2004

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  Valvegrid 16:04 03 Oct 2004

Hi, have you tried going to Add/Remove programs and trying a repair of IE6 and OE6? I've never heard of that error, its an interesting one.

  hooligan 16:16 03 Oct 2004

says it wont repair, and had it for weeks now.

  canard 19:54 03 Oct 2004

You could install Firefox browser and Thunderbird email so you can continue to colect your emails and send.

  hooligan 18:36 04 Oct 2004

id rarther keep this, when it ok its good, but its still doing it, ive insatlled again and it still freezing ?? done virus checks and that.

  Valvegrid 21:07 04 Oct 2004

I have been doing some research on your strange error for the last few hours.

Quick question, have you ever had a I-worm virus on your machine sometime in the past? The reason I ask is, firstly its affecting your email client, secondly; direct, db, notify, wnd and proc all appear to be components of a I-worm virus that I'm looking at at the moment, each one of those components are basically how its built in the programming.

Also, seeing as you are running Windows 98, this is what the builder says in the readme file:

"If windows 95/98 is detected it will try to locate the wsock32.dll and copy it
to wsock32.inf. It also copies itself to the windows system directory under
the name wsock2.dll. Then it will add the worm code to the .inf file by
increasing the size of the last section.
Next the worm will point the send api address in the wsock32.inf export table
to the virus code. Finally the worm drops a wininit.ini file in the windir
to direct windows at the next reboot to overwrite the original wsock32.dll
with the infected wsock32.inf."

I may or may not be right, but there seem to be quite a few coincidences. Could your A/V have missed something?

  VoG II 21:11 04 Oct 2004

Aha!

Hooligan try this click here

  hooligan 22:02 04 Oct 2004

cheers i did have a virus, cant rembember which a while ago, and i got hijacked a bit back.

Iam doing what VOG said now, ive done a few a/v and they come up with nothing.

A few hrs rescerch, i gave up after 5 mins could not understand it.

cheers wait and see now after ive downloaded vogs thing

  Valvegrid 06:39 05 Oct 2004

You haven't mentioned which A/V you're running. It might be worth trying a couple of the others, I know some mention housecall click here which they say is pretty good.

  hooligan 19:58 05 Oct 2004

It was ok after downloading vogs thing, but then a few hours later started again so downloading again now.

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