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Stubborn Infection

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#1 welshphil


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:34 AM

I'M running Windows XP sp2 and my laptop became infected a few days ago displaying the following symptons:

Comp very slow
bombarded with pop-ups
Windows automatic updates disabled
Will not allow AVG updates
Will not allow me to restore my comp to a date before the infection occured
Will not allow me to access this forum or any websites connected with spyware/virus removal

After reading this forum I downloaded mbam, smitfraudfix, Dr web, and SuperAntiSpyware onto a memory stick and downloaded them onto my infected laptop. It will not run mbam, smitfraudfix or Dr web, but allowed me to run SuperAntiSpyware which picked up the following infections

Trojan vundo variant/small-gen
adware vundo variant/resident
Trojan downloader-newjuan/vm
Trojan vundo-variant/small
Adware vundo-variant/rel

It then 'cleaned' the infections and the pop-ups have stopped but all other symtons remain, I have also tried running all of the above programs in safe mode with no success.

Any help would be very much appreciated. :thumbsup:


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:47 AM

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.

When done, try running Dr.Web CureIt in safe mode. Follow the instructions here for performing a scan.
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