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Cannot Delete Network Connection (antivirus 2008)

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#1 Syringa2


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:38 AM


Let my guard down for one millisecond at TitanTV.com and stupidly allowed ActiveX control to load. Antivirus 2008 was installed and started its business (among other things, seems to have installed mrinfo.exe). Shut down the computer as rapidly as possible then rebooted in safe mode and renamed a few files in the Windows folder that showed up with a time stamp at the occurence. Probably, rebooted a couple of times to note I was still infected. Removed the drive to an external case and scanned it with TrendMicro and Kaspersky online scanners. Also scanned it with Windows Defender and maybe something else. Reinstalled and booted the drive to note that the O/S still didn't look right - desktop wallpaper in particular was not as expected. Opened Control Panel 'Display' app to note the tabs weren't right - in particular, the one to change wallpaper was missing + at least one other. Edited group policies to try to unhide them, then hacked the registry to remove wallpaper and obvious virus screen saver (although I couldn't find the files they pointed to - even with Explorer set to show hidden and system files/folders).


The wireless and wired network connections don't get an IP address and the Delete context menu item is grayed out. I was able to get rid of the wireless connection by removing the hardware in Computer Management. After reinstalling the hardware, was able to set up a new network connection, but it doesn't get an IP. Wired connection is in the same state, as is Hamachi (even after uninstalling Hamachi). Giving the wireless connection a manual IP address then shows status as connected, but the connection doesn't work.

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This machine has two bootable partitions and the infection was to the secondary boot. As little as I want to, I can cream that partition and start over, but I'd rather not. What are the chances my primary boot has survived without infection? I have not booted it since the original problem. Has anybody heard of a virus infecting the non-current system drive in this type of situation?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I suppose that you'd get a better answer to your questions...if you post at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

That portion of the website is where the persons more knowledgeable about malware situations...are likely to hang out.


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:15 PM

Member has opened a topic in the Am I Infected forums....
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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