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Virusremover 2008 Infection Help!

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#1 Fallenseraph20


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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:24 AM

So I think I have been infected with VirusRemover 2008 (its what Spyhunter 3 found on its scan) and it has caused all sorts of problems on my desktop computer. It seems to be adapting itself to my attempts to fix it, as over the last 12 hours or so more and more stuff has been disabled. I have adaware, McAfee and Spyhunter 3 all downloaded, and I have purchased Spyhunter by using my laptop but it won't authenticate me on the infected computer. Now I have no access to the internet (it says page load error) and has disabled my access to my task manager (says my admin disabled it...but I AM the Admin). The task bar shows VIRUS ALERT! with my time in military time, and I keep getting several fake messages. I do not have Hikack this, and since I can't access the internet from that computer I am not sure how to get the program on the infected computer. Please help!! I am at my wits end, have been battling this with various programs for over 12 hours now.

Thanks in advance

Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 October 2008 - 11:44 AM.
Move from HJT forum to Am I Infected as there are no logs. ~ OB

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#2 Fallenseraph20

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:29 AM

Just wanted to say thanks soooooo much for the help *insert sarcastic laugh* This forum was highly recommended to me but I see that was a load of bs. Ended up reformatting my entire comp as no one could (or would) help. Thanks so bleeping much! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:13 AM

Ended up reformatting my entire comp as no one could (or would) help.

Sorry your thread was overlooked but we are all volunteers and sometimes a topic will get missed. The staff at BC and most on-line community forums are all volunteers who contribute to helping members as time permits us. In your case, your topic was moved from the HijackThis forum because you did not post a hijackthis log which is required for analysis before you can get assistance. Further, as that forum is so busy, it can take several days to get a reply from the HJT Team.

Sorry to hear about having to reformat but sometimes that is the best solution. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Starting over by wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS removes everything and is the safest action.
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