Have you been getting wtoolsa error?

Question

I am getting a continuous wtoolsa error that I close and it pops back up...

wtoolsa

This program has performed an illegal operation...

(details)

wtoolsa has invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll

How do I RID this? What is it?

I went to add/remove and removed out three programs referencing "searching" and tried to remove three referencing wintools. Two removed and the last "wintools for internet explorer v2" will not remove. I get an error something like this: "other ad-powered software is installed remove it 1st" Not sure what that means. I have installed the Google toolbar to try to stop some of the obnoxious pop-ups (so stupid these are allowed to interrupt...)

Anyway...I JUST WANT TO GET RID OF THIS WINTOOLS stuff: wtoolsa

I also have norton antivirus and installed spybot and ran - no changes after some spybot fixes.

My computer runs fine it is just this error:

wttolsa

this program has performed an illegal operation continues to pop-up

HELP

Thanks,

Lisa

Answer

This question was answered on May 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

2 Download and run the AD-AWARE 6 Standard Edition (free): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ 3 Let Ad-Aware perform the full system scan and remove all the malicious software found.

4 Use the online antivirus called HouseCall from the following location: http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_frame.asp 5 Next, look in "Add/Remove Programs" for "wintools", "wintoolsA" or "wintoolsb" Remove all found

6 Download the HijackThis program: http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/HijackThis.exe or http://www.allsecpros.com/download/HijackThis.exe 7 Place HijackThis in a separate folder (this folder will contain backups of changes performed in step # 9)

8 Close all Internet Explorer windows and run the HijackThis Proceed with scanning your PC - use the "Scan" button.

9 In the HijackThis list find all the entries concerning "Wtools" (all the entries containing this word) and check them, then press the "Fix" button.

10 Boot up your PC in normal mode and check the results.

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2004