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Virus Alert! In Taskbar

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#1 big5


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:37 AM


I have lost all control of my PC. I cant acces my C drive or see any icons on my desktop. There is also a Virus Alert! in my taskbar. I have tried all sorts of antivirus programs with no success.

Please help!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 August 2008 - 04:21 PM.
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#2 gonefishin


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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:40 PM

you could right click ur task bar and then left click task manager and go under process and left click the process and end it if u think u might have an idea of the name of whats causeing u probs . if you dont all ready. u should turn off ur system restore this is where malware loves to hide at and if its hiding in system restore as long as system restore is on this malware will never be detected by any antivirus or spyware removal program .

then go here and download malwarebytes and then update the definitions and then run full system scan .


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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:43 PM

If you're using Windows 2000/XP, please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- 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, script blocking and any real time protection programs 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.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
Note: If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, you will need to fix the policy restrictions created by this infection. Open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.
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