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#1 hillboss

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:53 PM

I use windows version 2000 with a wireless internet connection I recetly got attacked by the antivirus xp 2008 and it has really messed me up. I have been batteling this virus for days now and I found this forum and found things that did help me. at first I could not do anything at all then I got to where I could do some things by running mcafee on the system. I then tried to slow down the virus but my task manager and control panel both would not allow access. I found on here how to get the access and then used the malwarebytes program as directed on here and I think I have the virus stopped but the problems it caused are still haunting me. my biggest problem now is that when I open my coputer icon it is empty my drives and control panel and everything is missing and I have no idea what to do. if anyone could give me some advice I would greatly appreciat it. I will be glad when I get my system back to proper order.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:44 PM

I'd suggest one of these free online scans to ensure that you're not 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/

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:38 AM

Please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to use SDFix". This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
-- Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus and any anti-malware real time protection before performing a scan.

When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply. Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.

To fix the restrictions put in place by this infection, please open the SDFix folder or download W2K_CodecRepair.inf and save it to your desktop. for Windows 2000 ONLY.
  • RIGHT CLICK on W2K_CodecRepair.inf and select Install from the Context menu.
  • Note: To download the .inf file, go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save W2K_CodecRepair.inf to your desktop.
  • Then log off or reboot to apply the changes.

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