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Win32: PowerRegScheduler Virus


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#1 Desion

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:19 AM

Does anyone know how to remove the Win32: PowerRegScheduler Virus. It is causing problems with my wireless network connection and i cannot connect to any networks, and my Wireless card shows no green lights at all. My Windows Defender caught this virus and tried removing it, but im still having problems with the network connection.

It was kind of wierd because as soon as windows defender tried removing the virus, another network showed up on the "available wireless networks" list and i tried connecting, and it just hung at "connnecting.." so i canceled it, and here i am with the same problem as before.


The filename of this virus is: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe.Startup

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 10:42 PM

Hello ..First you MUST BACK UP the registry. This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes.

Go to Start Run and type: regedit
Click OK.
On the left side, click to highlight My Computer at the top.
Go up to File Export
Make sure in that window there is a tick next to "All" under Export Branch.
Leave the "Save As Type" as "Registration Files".
Under "Filename" put RegBackup.
Choose to save it to C:\
Click save and then go to File Exit.

Or you can download and use ERUNT which is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.


Are any of these running in Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) under the Processes tab? If so note and click End Task for each.
Stop Running Processes:

desktopdir+\startup\powerreg scheduler v3.exe
profilepath+\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg scheduler.exe
profilepath+\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg schedulerv2.exe
startupfolder+\powerreg scheduler v3.exe
startupfolder+\powerreg scheduler.exe
systemroot+\desktop\startup\powerreg scheduler.exe
systemroot+\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg scheduler.exe


Delete the following files and folders if exists:

desktopdir+\startup\powerreg scheduler v3.exe
desktopdir+\startup\webshots.lnk
programfilesdir+\powerreg
startupfolder+\powerreg scheduler v3.exe
startupfolder+\powerreg scheduler.exe
startupfolder+\powerreg schedulerv2.exe
systemroot+\desktop\startup\powerreg scheduler.exe
systemroot+\start menu\programs\startup\image.lnk
systemroot+\start menu\programs\startup\norton disk doctor.lnk
systemroot+\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg scheduler v3.exe
systemroot+\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg scheduler.exe


Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
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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 12 May 2009 - 07:03 AM

I will make sure i do these steps, i wont beable to do it till about 2 days from now.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:26 AM

No problem,take your time and post the logs so we can see what is next!.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

I did that scan with Malwarebytes and no infections were found.

Also i looked for those files and folders, couldn't find anthing besides AnyDvd program which had a filename "webshots.ink". No processes were found either.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:37 AM

...bump...
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:33 PM

Sorry for the delay.. Do you still get this...PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe.Startup ?
webshots ink is from the Photo application Webshots,which may have been uninstalled.

You should probably go to Start>>Run and type msconfig. Then post your startup list in the XP forum .
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

Yes, Windows Defender detects this but Malwarebytes dosen't for some odd reason.

And also, i had a DDS log posted on this forum and i noticed it said i had Norton Internet Security enabled and updated and i don't recall having norton installed.. quite wierd.

But anyways, that photo application seems to be on my pc still, as many of my random files are attributed to it. Like i have a game on my pc, and it has 2 uninstallers in it's file folder, which 1 is Uninstall.exe and the other is Uninstall.ink(??), it's quite awkard if you ask me..

I will post my startup list on the XP forum soon, whenever i get the chance to.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:31 AM

Actually,, you have theee log posted this is best now.. do not make the start up post,thaks,,

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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