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WinPC Defender malware

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#1 nic1


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:14 AM

Hi all,

I have managed to be infected with WinPC defender and have downloaded Malwarebytes removal tool however the program will not install. I have tried running process explorer and have 'killed' the WinPCdefender.exe but this has not fixed the problem. Any ideas out there?

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:45 AM

I have now gotten rid of the WinPC defender by using drweb but there is something else that has hijacked all my browsers and my PC is running like a dog, freezing when loading windows, freezing when opening browser, redirecting any google search to random sites. I can't get any malware remover tools to run. so far I have tried spyhunter, malwarebytes, gmer and spybot without any success in launching. My virus protection Norton 360 has detected trojun.Metajuan but is unable to repair (details read globalroot\systemroot\system32\uacmqwihjup.dll browser cache. I have run process explorer but don't know what to do with the info.

I am at a loss as to what to do next.


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:38 AM

This is a very nasty infection, the easiest and safest alternative may be to just reload your computer, the malware is using backdoor/rootkit technology to defeat antimalware programs.

I have now gotten rid of the WinPC defender by using drweb

This from my experience is not true, you may have started to remove it but there's much more to do.

If you wish to continue to fight it, I would suggest disconnecting from the internet(it may break anyway sooner or later) and use a clean computer and an immunized usb drive.

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