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Does this message mean that I'm infected with something?


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#1 Luvkitty

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:41 AM

I had just finished updating Java and had restarted my computer when I got this error message.

http://i41.tinypic.com/23j1lds.jpg

Does it mean I'm infected with something? If not, what does it mean?

Thank You,
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:47 AM

Malware infections can produce all sorts of error messages when performing various operations on your computer. When doing a search I found one other instance of this error message and it was on an infected system. As a starting point, I would recommend performing a full system scan with your anti-virus if you have not already done so.

Then please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
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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. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:57 AM

Hello.

I ran that program already, and here is the link to my log (It's #8 on the replies.):

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/211640/regcure/

Thanks,
Michele

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 06:58 AM

Since you are already receiving help, please continue in that thread. Do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Thanks for your cooperation.

This thread is closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.
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