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The strangest thing happened last night..


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#1 CoREYZOMBiE

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:28 AM

for shadow of the colusses, and WHILE i was reading, my AV program popped up a
warning, it was a Trojan in the temp files, so i decided to delete it.

next thing i know, after Xing out of the window, another popped up. and then another and another.

so i figured something was in my computer.

thus i attempted to start a virus scan.

my explorer process has never really worked, and it doesnt start
on boot as its supposed to, so i always used task manager to do what
i needed.

after a window popped up saying my AV program (the one with the red umbrella, name escapes me right now)
was destroyed or deleted, i went back to the task manger, to find that all of the
tabs were gone?

its stuck on process, with no background icons, or anything..

i restarted in safe mode, and the same thing.

what.. the ..EFF?

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#2 boopme

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:14 PM

Have you Double-clicked on the Task Manager window border?

Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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. Regardless 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. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

Edited by boopme, 18 February 2009 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

before i do anything of that sort again,
i would like your advice on two things.

system mechanic (iolo product)
and iolo virus protection.

i bought both yesterday, as i'm tired of the free half protections.
and also the AVG internet security (which includes everything, that package says)

are any of them any good in fighting malware?

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:32 PM

hello

before i do anything of that sort again,

what does this mean? Not run MBAM?

The one with the red umbrella is Avira antiVir.

So are you now running Avira,AVG and IOLO? That would be 3 AV's if they are all active (realtime) you will have big problems with conflicts and slowness.
Antivir is very good.
I've no experience on iolo but what I read ius the AV may not be too strong and it.s ifficult to uninstall. i would ask about that product in the Antivirus forum as you will get more eyes on the topic.
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