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Infected With Virtumonde And/or Other Virsus, Cant Download Any Antivirus Software!

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#1 hi.standard


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:59 PM

This all started possibly two days ago.

Mcaffee can not locate the files. I used a windows live online scan, and it found 6 malicious files. and 4 issues.

First thing that popped up when this began was a message to dowloand windows xp anti virus ( I just CTRL ALT DEL to quit it)

now my backround says I have virtumonde and privacym64 virus.

I deleted both of these from the registry.

Now windows live finds 4 malicious files and 4 issues.

Ran mcaffee again and it discovered one file in temp. files, I deleted it.


I have been trying to use most of the free ware or visit sites to get help, but whatever virus I have, wont allow me to visit sits that have anti-virus stuff, and everytime I am able to visit one that does, the files i download are always corrupted by it, and i cant run or use it.

So now i am at work, and my current plan is, to go to my friends house, download Adware, Spybot, and some other spyware/anti virus stuff, burn them onto a cd, then take them home and just run it off the cd or drag it onto the desk top.

IM not sure if the point in which these programs get corrupt is when i download or just use them, anyway i think this might help.

Lastly, I will download combofix and run it if all else fails.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Im concerned that even downloading these files from another location, it will be corrupt when i try to run it on my pc.

Thanks in advance,


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#2 boopme


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:44 PM

Hi I think the best course is to download and transfer this from another PC.

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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