What is this SSH, Telnet, RLogin problem?


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rfdjr1

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. Today, a problem cropped up that
I've never seen before. In fact, I'm not even sure if it's a Windows problem or
some other software problem.

A window suddenly popped up saying "SSH, Telnet and RLogin has stopped working".
There were two buttons to either close the program (whatever program it was) or
try to debug. If Ihit try to debug, an error box opened saying there was no
program to debug or some such. Sorry I didn't write that down.The windows were
popping up as fast as I could close them. I coldn't stop them so I had to
reboot, and I had to do that by pushing and holding the power button on my
tower. When I tried to shot down normally, there was a whole list of programs
waiting to close, and they were all 8815.exe.

As I said, I've never seen this before. What could it be and how do I prevent it
or stop it from happening again? Thanks.
 
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Yousuf Khan

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. Today, a problem cropped up that
I've never seen before. In fact, I'm not even sure if it's a Windows problem or
some other software problem.

A window suddenly popped up saying "SSH, Telnet and RLogin has stopped working".
There were two buttons to either close the program (whatever program it was) or
try to debug. If Ihit try to debug, an error box opened saying there was no
program to debug or some such. Sorry I didn't write that down.The windows were
popping up as fast as I could close them. I coldn't stop them so I had to
reboot, and I had to do that by pushing and holding the power button on my
tower. When I tried to shot down normally, there was a whole list of programs
waiting to close, and they were all 8815.exe.

As I said, I've never seen this before. What could it be and how do I prevent it
or stop it from happening again? Thanks.
It sounds like you have malware on your computer. I'd suggest dropping
into Safe Mode and running a virus scanner.

Yousuf Khan
 
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BillW50

It sounds like you have malware on your computer. I'd suggest dropping
into Safe Mode and running a virus scanner.

Yousuf Khan
Yup, my thoughts exactly! Although when I first started reading I was
leaning and hoping it was just a fluke. You know a random stray cosmic
ray, police radar gun passing by, power surge, etc. Any event that isn't
likely to happen anytime soon and you may never see it again. And if so,
reboot and everything would be fine once again.

But that part about 8815.exe changed everything. That doesn't sound like
part of Windows, any drivers that I know of, or anything else. That
sounds very suspicious if you ask me.
 
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Paul

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. Today, a problem cropped up that
I've never seen before. In fact, I'm not even sure if it's a Windows problem or
some other software problem.

A window suddenly popped up saying "SSH, Telnet and RLogin has stopped working".
There were two buttons to either close the program (whatever program it was) or
try to debug. If Ihit try to debug, an error box opened saying there was no
program to debug or some such. Sorry I didn't write that down.The windows were
popping up as fast as I could close them. I coldn't stop them so I had to
reboot, and I had to do that by pushing and holding the power button on my
tower. When I tried to shot down normally, there was a whole list of programs
waiting to close, and they were all 8815.exe.

As I said, I've never seen this before. What could it be and how do I prevent it
or stop it from happening again? Thanks.
Using another computer, download and burn a Kaspersky offline
scanner CD. (237MB)

http://support.kaspersky.com/8092

"Iso image of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 (237 MB)"

Once you're prepared the scanning CD, boot the computer with it,
select the partitions you want to scan, and see what it finds.
I expect there will be a "snowstorm" of malware waiting for you.
And Kaspersky can list it all.

If the scan was clean... I'd be very surprised.

Paul
 
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rfdjr1

Using another computer, download and burn a Kaspersky offline
scanner CD. (237MB)

http://support.kaspersky.com/8092

"Iso image of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 (237 MB)"

Once you're prepared the scanning CD, boot the computer with it,
select the partitions you want to scan, and see what it finds.
I expect there will be a "snowstorm" of malware waiting for you.
And Kaspersky can list it all.

If the scan was clean... I'd be very surprised.

Paul
I ran Malwarebytes and it came up with four items of interest which I got rid
of. Something that was installed today, although I don't know where it came
from. But it appears to have been cleaned out and so far, no more problems.
 
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Rob

I ran Malwarebytes and it came up with four items of interest which I got rid
of. Something that was installed today, although I don't know where it came
from. But it appears to have been cleaned out and so far, no more problems.
Simply visiting a webpage is enough to infect your PC these days.
The 'live' AV/anti-malware protection that prevents that is usually
only available in the paid-for versions of the common apps, like
MBAM etc.
 
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rfdjr1

Simply visiting a webpage is enough to infect your PC these days.
The 'live' AV/anti-malware protection that prevents that is usually
only available in the paid-for versions of the common apps, like
MBAM etc.
I downloaded and installed Malwarebytes a while back after someone recommeneded
it in a post here in this group.
 
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Char Jackson

I downloaded and installed Malwarebytes a while back after someone recommeneded
it in a post here in this group.
If you're referring to the free version and you've only downloaded and
installed it, then you haven't done yourself any favors. You need to keep it
updated and you need to actually use it to scan your PC from time to time.
 
R

rfdjr1

If you're referring to the free version and you've only downloaded and
installed it, then you haven't done yourself any favors. You need to keep it
updated and you need to actually use it to scan your PC from time to time.
Yes, it's the free version. And I update it and run it once a week.
 
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John

If you were running a program like PuTTY in communication with a Linux
machine and the process was interrupted, You MIGHT get a message like
this. I don't know much more about it, I just happen to be trying to
run a Raspberry Pi GUI from a Win 7 machine today.
My guess is that there is a process that is an intruder on your
machine. Since it is obvious that you have an intruder it is a little
late to check out your firewall. Exorcising the intruder is beyond my
skills. If you don't already have your data backed up offline, do it
first. Also, I would unplug the internet cable and turn off any
wireless attachments to the machine until you know more!
Good Luck...

John Ferrell
W8CCW
 

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