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#1 GrimRose13

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

New to the site, joined to hopefully solve this issue. im having a bit of a panic at this issue that i just cant seem to fix. I was on the internet and something in my start bar tray popped up saying that my computer may be infected with spyware. this wasnt any of my usual scanners but a gray-looking windows notice shield and text bubble. i didnt click it but it still popped up with some SecurityScanner2009 or something similar that i had to buy to get rid of the spyware. i knew this had to be fake (at least i dont think windows pops up with stuff like this), so i tried to exit..instead, it froze my computer. i tried to restart but the message bubble popped up again and now just plain out freezes. So i rebooted into safe mode and for some reason, both Malwarebytes and PCcillin will not start at all. i did a scan on Microsoft live and removed a bunch of trojans and malware, restarted, and i got into the computer just fine. that was yesterday night. this morning i tried again and now it just freezes, no message bubble or anything. So im unsure whats going on and what can be done to correct it. I was using IE and i believe the computer was updated with the latest Microsoft security update, and im using XP Media edition. thank you and i hope this issue is able to be solved. i dont want to have to wipe the hard drive or anything. I'm in Safe Mode right now with Networking hoping to find a solution to this problem. Thank you very much and i hope that someone will be able to help me out.

Edit: I've also been getting redirected whenever i try to visit most websites like malwarebytes and even this site. it redirects me to product pages, search engines, and stores. ive been running OneCare safety scanner from Windows Live online and it seems that it keeps coming up with these and never seems to get rid of them:

win32/alureon.BD
win32/alureon.BF
win32/ alureon.gen!c
win32/boaxxe.f

after running the scan not too long ago, i tried to reinstall Malwarebytes, only to have the computer freeze again and have more of the above detected. Im beyond desperate. Please help.

Edited by GrimRose13, 05 April 2009 - 05:07 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:31 PM

Do you have access to another computer w/CD burner or a thumb drive?
You can download Mbam to one of those then transfer to the infected machine


If mbam won't install

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:46 PM

I renamed the install file, so i got it to install successfully, however, even after renaming the exe, it still will not run.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

I sent you a PM
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