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The Vile Antivirus Xp 2008


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#1 Kalaisan

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:49 PM

Alright so for the past week; I haven't slep until 3:00 in the morning. My PC was infected with Antivirus XP 2008. I was going to purchase it until I surfed the actual website on google and I found out it was a virus. So I stayed until four in the morning and found this website. I followed your instructions and it worked great. The computer went faster and it seemed like everything was better.

However; I've discovered new problems and here is the list:
- It seems that "C:/WINDOWS/system32/wpx120.cpx is missing
- I can no longer use Task Manager because its disabled and I can't enable it again
- I can't check my mail anymore and we can't go into a lot of log in pages for example none of us can enter our bank account log in pages; It says 'Page Cannot be Displayed"
- Registry Changes disabled

And this all happened after I managed to get rid of the Antivirus 2008.
So we found out about ErrorSmart; the registry cleaner to help us. We took a trial scan and it turned out to find about 200 errors. However; I surfed the internet for it and turned out that ErrorSmart was no good. So on Yahoo Answers; they advised us that if we were going to use a registry cleaner; we should use Ccleaner. I found no negative comments about it so I installed it and deleted the files it found were bad. I did this on the administrator's account of our computer. Turns out; Ccleaner made my problems worse! Now on the administrator's account on the computer; we can't even use any search engines on the Internet of that account. So now I'm using our other accounts on the computer to use the Internet. We came across Bleeping Computer again and found out that many people suffered these same problems after they got rid of Antivirus 2008. We need to check our mail and use EasyWeb on our bank accounts soon. There are even certain other websites that we commonly use that no longer can accesed on our computer. Time is running out and I need serious help. It would be great if you could tell us what to do as soon as possible!

Thanks!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:03 PM

Hello first scan the PC with this tool

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • 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.

Task manager fix: see post #4 by quietman7
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/132872/task-manager-disabled/
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#3 Kalaisan

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:22 AM

Hey; Well I already installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to get rid of Antivirus 2008. I don't think I have Antivirus 2008 anymore. My Internet is fine but the thing is I can't log into my email or login into our bank accounts. For some reason a lot of web pages with a log in system is not working. We can't access certain websites either. But Just in case I'm going to rescan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware I will post the results in my next reply.

Thanks for the Reply. Hope you can Help!

Edited by Kalaisan, 15 August 2008 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:32 PM

I have a suggestion. If everything else is working fine, try to reinstall Internet Explorer using Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components or your Windows XP disc. If you do not use IE, uninstall and reinstall the browser that you do use. It could be infected/damaged files that are preventing you from connecting to log in sites. Thats just my personal suggestion however.

A tip I use for any unknown software I see on the Internet, always Google the name of the software followed by virus before downloading. Then scan the first 3 pages of results. If a virus or something exists, it will be mention some how on the the first 3 pages of the Google search. This will possibly save you a headache later.

Example:
spybot search & destroy virus - this is not a harmful program at all, a legit program backed by many forums.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

Thanks Vincent! Is it all right if I could install a new browser like Firefox 3? And will it affect my computer in any way? Anyways; I finished the scan. This time; it came up with 2 infected objects. Here is the report:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.24
Database version: 1012
Windows 5.1.2600

1:27:26 PM 15/08/2008
mbam-log-8-15-2008 (13-27-26).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 329968
Time elapsed: 3 hour(s), 20 minute(s), 44 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\starware381 (Adware.Starware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr (Hijack.TaskManager) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:28 PM

[quote name='Kalaisan' date='Aug 15 2008, 04:52 PM' post='913058']
Thanks Vincent! Is it all right if I could install a new browser like Firefox 3? And will it affect my computer in any way? Anyways; I finished the scan.


It should be alright if you use Firefox 3. It might be better actually in case that doesn't work, you could just uninstall it. However if it does allow you to log into your web pages, you will pretty much know that the problem is with internet explorer. Good luck.




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