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#1 bungie

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:51 AM

When I try to access Internet Explorer the following message appears:
C:\program files\internet explorer\explore.exe Is not a valid Win32 application

I use for computer virus protection "Comoda" and since this problem arose I have purchased Spyware Detector but the problem remains, at present I use Mozilla Firefox. I have a program called antivirus xp 2008 installed and i dont know how it got on my computor I have tried to uninstall in but I cant. can you help.

Also3 files ati2evxx.exe Rhc3pojoec11 and khost.exe try to gain access. But are checked by Comoda. I hope this information helps.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:04 AM

I have a VIRUS called antivirus xp 2008


What you need to do is get rid of that, and you may want to post your question in the HiJackThis Forum with a log file from Hijack This for instructions on how to remove the virus.

Edited by cryptodan, 09 September 2008 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:11 AM

Hi bungie,

If you wish to post a HJT log, you may do so, but there will probably be a wait of 5 - 7 days. If you would like to attempt a clean here, please do the following:

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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