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My desktop seems to be infected.

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#1 beavjack


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:37 AM


My wife a few days ago noticed that there was a pop-up stating that there are trojans infecting the computer and "press here" to get rid of them.

I guess she tried to run spybot, but, the computer wouldn't let her.

She somehow loaded McAfee anti-virus program..though, we do have computer associates anti-virus program. It didn't work.

I ran a scan with Hijack this and I tried to manually delete what was identified but, I seemed to have made it worse. Actually, when I rebooted, there was just my wallpaper and no icons or even a start button. I somehow got in via task manager.

I wanted to load up Combofix but the desktop would allow me to load the program. errors flash. I tried to load up malwarebytes but the same thing happened. ....and I accidentally/angrily pressed a button that flashed the statement "do you want to disable(or shut off) taskmanager. Ugh.

Now I cannot figure a way to "get into" the computer. Task manager has been locked under the "administrator?"

I believe I am about to give up.

Please help me! Obviously, I am not that computer savvy. I hope this made sense.



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#2 beavjack

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:57 AM

when i log on, the screen saver comes on but there are no icons or start buttons. also, i now cannot get to task manager as it is now under administrater?

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:45 PM

Because you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/194556/hjt-log/ I am closing this topic to avoid confusion.

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