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#1 pambanter

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 01:42 PM

While downloading manga tentacle porn, I apparently did something weird. Heh. JUST KIDDING!
Windows XP professional

Symptoms:

Desktop hijacked with a message that begins Warning Spyware has beeen (sic) detected on your pc.

Fake Windows Security Center popups. And a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it that says I am infected OR I am running slow, click here to fix the problem.

Task Manager has been disable by the administrator.

Cannot use restore.

What I have attempted.

CWShredder....comes up with the same 11 CW problems and assures me they are deleted but I can run it over and over again and it is still there.

MalwareBytes found a bunch of stuff and I have a log from that...also said it was fixed but noooo.

Avast doesn't seem to pick things up.

Spybot search and destroy same deal....finds the stuff, says it is cleaning it, but it never really goes away.

Even tried to FORMAT and reinstall windows and I couldn't format so I just tried to repair and STILL have it.

Have done everything I could restore my ability to use Taskmanager, all the copy and paste and manual reset and all that, but still cannot use it. Although I did look at running processes through some weird C: prompt thing, but couldn't see anything and couldn't do anything anyway.

So NONE of the tricks I know are working. Please give me some direction or direct me to a thread that explains removal procedures or something.

Thank you!

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#2 boopme

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:32 PM

Please run Mbam again

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

See this also... Task Manager Has Been Disabled, How to Fix It?
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:41 PM

Thank you so much for your answer. HOWEVER, what I decided to do, because I had other issues as well, is to go into safe mode, run all these spyware and malware programs, then do a clean install on my OTHER drive and then format the infected drive.

It was a little involved and took the better part of a day, but I have a clean install now.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:43 PM

Well that the only true guarantee. Thanks for letting us know.
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