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#1 jeffa65

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

Hello all,

I"ve recently had my pc infected with "antivirus pro 2008". I was able to run spyhunter scanner (to the tune of $29.99) and it appears to have removed all of the infected files/progs. However, it looks like the infection has caused several problems.
Such as:

- "c" drive is not showing in "my computer".
- when trying to access the dispay (to set background, themes, etc) I'm recieving a message that states "the systems administrator has disabled the display function".
- it's removed everything from my start>settings option except "taskbar and start menu" (control panel, network connection, and printers and faxes are missing.

I'm sure theres other things that aren't working that I just havent found yet. It's deleted all of my previous restore points.

My pc is an Hp 3.0m with 2 gigs of memory running windows xp home (media center edition).

Can anyone point me in the right directions to getting all of my functions straightened out?

Many thanks in advance,

Jeff

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

Well...I would try a repair install of the operating system...but I would not be optimistic about the outcome.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Have you posted your situation in the forum sections dealing with malware/viruses, etc.?

They are a knowledgeable, helpful group and that would be my suggestion before doing anything.

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:20 PM

I would try a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware. It can reset some of the restrictions caused by a malware infection.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

You may wish to read miekiemoes' posts about SpyHunter in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/149399/virus-connected-to-start-up-spyhunter-avast-not-working/

I'd suggest that you perform a couple of these free, online scans to see if you're still infected:

Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/



If you find that you still are infected, I'd suggest that you start a thread over in the Am I Infected forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
If it's not infected, then post back and let us know how hamluis' suggestions worked.
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