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#1 vengeful_fred

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:48 PM

hello. ive been infected with the win32 virus about half an hour ago. and now it will no longer allow me to access any antivirus programs, or install any new programs. its corrupted the pathways and refused me access to install new programs. ive tried running my antivirus programs in safemode, but i still cannot acess them. is there a way to fix this without deleting the entire system.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

Do you know which Win32:???? there are loads of viruses with the prefix Win32:whatever. They range from insane worms that create zombie computers to just annoying spyware. You can look Here for a way to diagnose your problem and attempt to remove the virus and generally protect your system.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:35 PM

Hello do you have access to another PC ? You can take your drive out attach it there and run that PC's Antivirus and some online scans. Empty the temp folders and browser caches.

ESET's Online Scanner
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

Panda ActiveScan
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

Also download to that PC , SUPERAntiSpyware,Free home version.

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode:
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.


NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.

Edited by boopme, 07 January 2008 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:24 PM

hey thanks for your replies. but ive just gone ahead and reformatted. dell helped me through that process. bummed out i lost so very many mp3s but its cleaned up now.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:00 PM

Sorry to to hear of losing all that music. To help with preventing having to face that again ,please read thru these...

How did I get infected?

Suggested Safe Practices

Best Practices - Internet Safety For 2008

Simple steps to keep your computer secure!

You're welcome and Thanks for using Bleeping Computer ~~~

Edited by boopme, 08 January 2008 - 07:01 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:07 PM

thanks for the info. i got the virus off of a warez site, i had been without the net for a couple years n just got it back recently. back then you could go to alot more places without worrying about viruses. so now i know for the future what to avoid.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:20 PM

Your welcome and good luck
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