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Xp Antivirus 2008 After Removal Issues

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#1 seattleguy


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:18 PM

Dell 3000 with XP Home purchased in 05, 512MB RAM, Office 2000, Photoshop & Misc..

The issue is that (keyboard) commands take 3-5 minutes each to execute and some system tools won't launch, like taskmgr.exe or System Restore, therefore troubleshooting is nearly impssible. :trumpet:

Things I've done: :flowers:

- Despite the PC's slow operation, I deleted the two virus *.exe's and their DLL's in Program Files and ran a real version of Registery Mechanic.
- I deleted the DisableTaskMgr entry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System but taskmgr.exe still returns " Admin has disabled the task manager".
- I set Virtual memory to 512MB.
- I emptied the Prefetch folder.
- Twice I used msconfig to disable all the startup programs and rebooted.
- Repeatedly tried to run Safemode unsuccessfully using F8.
- PCcillian runs but real-time scan can't be enabled.
- I don't have any origional system discs.

I'm seeking: :inlove:
- A method to restore XP, or....
- A method to salvage some files, e-mail addressses in Outlook and a bunch of photos on the HDD, and...
- A method to re-install XP.

Thank you,
seattleguy :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:15 PM

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 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.
  • 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 may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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