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Old 01-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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Malware Removal Programs???

Hello, My computer got attacked by a virus, and it managed to download malware onto it. I've been trying to Google things, but with my luck, it'll probably just turn out to be another virus.

I have a Windows XP operating system, and The malware has managed to avoid both my McAfee and the Microsoft Security Essentials, and when I tried to download CureIt, my computer claimed that the file was corrupt or some similar crap.

This thing is really starting to annoy me, and stress me out. I'm afraid to do my homework (Which I DESPERATELY need done) because of the whole who-knows-what-the-heck-that-thing-is-doing-thing.

Please Help Me!!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:05 PM
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:55 PM
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MalwareBytes is one of the best to remove a problem, Avira AntiVir is a very good program to run continuously to prevent problems. If you can't get things straightened out yourself after trying this and it might be something very difficult, GeekstoGo.com has an entire Malware removal forum that usually can help with the really crazy stuff. Good Luck!
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also heard

malwarebytes is a good helper. Good luck with it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for all your help, guys!
I'll try and look into getting those programs onto my PC tomorrow. As for now, I'm going to bed.
Again, Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:44 PM
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It's been my experience that a fresh install of the OS and programs is typically faster and more satisfying than running malware removal programs.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:29 PM
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Thanks too, for the advice.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:44 PM
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MalwareBytes will knock out virtually any of that crap.

Some malware will not allow you to install or run MalwareBytes.

Download it to a usb drive on another computer. Put it on the infected computer from the USB drive and install it. If it won't run, rename the executable file from mbam to mbam2 or something, then run it. You may have to run it several times if you have a severe crapware infestation. Update it as soon as you get the computer working, and run it again.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:56 PM
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It's been my experience that a fresh install of the OS and programs is typically faster and more satisfying than running malware removal programs.
depending on how bad it is you can salvage an os install with a good malware/spyware program
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:36 AM
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I second Malwarebytes. You could also try Microsoft's Essentials. Its fairly good at detecting and removing things. It actually found a few things that Malwarebytes didnt.

If those fail, I second MTI's suggestion of reinstall.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:01 AM
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Avira

'Can't seem to "Catch" anything Viralwise after installing 2 Yrs Ago.
(If it "Detects" anything Evil, it'll stop you from clicking on that link,and
alert you to the Danger)
[Gurka ,here recommended it to me]

There is also a little program called FINJAN ,It shows you a potential Mal site
before you go there.

Highly recommend These freeware also:
Spybot S+D
Ad Aware

Run 'em at the end of every day.

CCleaner is another free "Wiper" to use every night before the CPU goes
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Oh, And you might suggest to the Future "She who Must be Obeyed".
Disconnect the "Tower" from the Evil WWW and do the Lessons completely
OffLine.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:47 AM
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Thanks for helping my daughter.

The issue is a rogue antivirus program on her computer.

Win32/Fakeinit

Her machine is running McAfee and the Microsoft Security Essentials.

* Safe mode fails, blue screen and reboot.
* Task Manager is locked out.
* REGEDIT is locked out.

I bought and installed MalwareBytes Saturday night.
More data later.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for helping my daughter.

The issue is a rogue antivirus program on her computer.

Win32/Fakeinit

Her machine is running McAfee and the Microsoft Security Essentials.

* Safe mode fails, blue screen and reboot.
* Task Manager is locked out.
* REGEDIT is locked out.

I bought and installed MalwareBytes Saturday night.
More data later.
There is a free version of malwarebytes that works fine. You might want to install AVG free once you're cleaned up. If you need more help, PM me.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for helping my daughter.

The issue is a rogue antivirus program on her computer.

Win32/Fakeinit

Her machine is running McAfee and the Microsoft Security Essentials.

* Safe mode fails, blue screen and reboot.
* Task Manager is locked out.
* REGEDIT is locked out.

I bought and installed MalwareBytes Saturday night.
More data later.
I have helped some neighbors with some malware like that recently. Basically whatever you open... That is the last time it will open. The software pretends to be a legitimate virus program, then trys to sell you the software to fix the problem.... All total BS.

You need to stop the malicious program from running before installing Mbam. Otherwise it is "all for not".

Download and run "Rkill". Be patient and let it finish. Ignore any pop ups from the malware. You may need to run Rkill multiple times to stop the malicious process. This little program will stop the malicious process and allow you run Mbam and deal with the problem. Be sure to update Mbam before running it. Performing the "quick scan" is enough.

rkill download: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com

mbam download: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:17 PM
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Done

MalwareBytes got rid of the trash.

#1. install and Run MalwareBytes + reboot.
#2. Run MalwareBytes and reboot.
#3. Run MalwareBytes and reboot.

The third scan seems to have removed the last of the trash.
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