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#1 twigsbeck

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:29 PM

I'm running windows xp sp2. There are 5 users for this family machine but everybodys home page has changed to postarticles.net. I cannot change the web page as it comes up I.E is unable to display the webpage. All I have been able to do is run pc guard antivirus which is coming up with nothing. I have no idea how to access a log. Any help would be very gratefully received. Thanks in advance

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

Log into an Administrator account and run the following scan:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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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.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:18 AM

Many thanks for your comprehensive reply,Budapest. Unfortunately, I don't think I made myself clear though.

I cannot get onto the internet to download anything as it won't let me get past the 'postarticles.net' page which has appeared as everybody's home page. If i try to go to another page I just get Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage message. I have checked the connection and the internet IS connected (LAN).

I am using my laptop to write this as I also have a wireless network.

Is there a way to download something to disc off this laptop that I can use to help fix the desktop?

Many thanks for your help

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:02 PM

Download these two files and copy them over to the problem computer on a CD or pen drive:

http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe
http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/mbam-rules.exe

The first file will install Malwarebytes and the second will update the definitions. Then follow the instructions above.
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