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#1 Veridis Quo

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:20 PM

This is my third experience with a virus that I've come on here about. The last two times I was on here I was dealing with the vundo virus, this time its cryptor. I'm on a laptop running vista and have downloaded malwarebytes Anti malware, but the virus won't allow me to open it or update the anti- virus. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.
  • Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.
  • Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.
  • If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.
  • Right-click on mbam.exe and rename it to myscan.
  • Change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.
  • Double-click on myscan.scr to launch and perform a Quick scan in normal mode.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:41 PM

Thanks, unfortunately I don't have the laptop in my possession at the moment I'll try this once I have it and reply back.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:01 PM

Not a problem.
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:40 PM

I've finally got the laptop but now my lack of computer knowledge is catching up to me. I don't know how to change the .file type at the end of the file. Also the ability to use the internet on the laptop is gone. Thanks for any help

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:50 PM

In order to rename a file extension, you need to see it. If you cannot see the file extension, then it's probably hidden and you will have to Reconfigure Windows XP to show it. Double-click on My Computer, go to Tools > Folder Options and click on the View tab. Under Advanced settings > Files and Folders > check "Show hidden files and Folders" and uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types", then click Apply > OK.
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