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Hi everyone,

My first time on this forum. I have a laptop with Vista x64 that had quite a few infections on it, and one of them was the Adware.Zwangi. It appears I have been able to clean the system, with one exception, MBAM in auto-protect mode will randomly throw a pop up to the screen saying it has blocked a process, c:\Program Files (x86)\SEEKDNS\SEEKDNS.DLL (Adware.Zwangi), asking to choose ignore, quarantine, or something else, I forget the other option. First couple times I selected quarantine, but it keeps coming back. I think I selected ignore last time I saw it.

I have manually searched the registry and all entries are gone, the file path does not exist, and I have all files hidden. I have even gone through a DOS prompt to see if I could uncover the folder, but it has eluded me if it exists anywhere.

I would really like to get rid of this pop up, it's quite annoying.

Any suggestions on this?

Thanks for the help!

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Thought I'd grab a screen capture image of the pop up window so you could see exactly what it is.

It won't let me quarantine it, because of error 3 which I understand to mean the file path doesn't exist, and the folder in fact does not exist as far as I can tell (regardless of spelling/capitalization). What it says exactly in the log file is this: "ERROR Quarantine failed: UtilityReadFile failed with error code 3"

Thanks for any help with this.


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Hi, and Welcome to Malwarebytes!

It could be that you may still have a rootkit on your computer.....

Please read the following so that you can begin the cleaning process:

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