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Delself.bat Removal

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#1 inalambrico


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:29 AM

I am running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 with Service Pack 2 on my laptop and even with Zone Alarm and Firewall on somehow I received this virus.

The symptoms seem to be the same as everyone else - my laptop shutdown and restarted and I have the delself.bat icon on my desktop.

I ran Ad-Aware but no luck in cleaning the Virus.

I downloaded Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and even manually downloaded the update discussed in another posting on this forum. When I click to launch this application, nothing happends

I downloaded ComboFix and when I click to launch, nothing happens.

I downloaded Superantispyware but everytime I try to launch I get a message saying Superantispyware encountered a problem and must shut down.

When I try to launch Ad-Aware again, it never completes the scan and the laptop locks up.

I have tried to perform an on line scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com but the scan never completes even though I was successful in the past.

At this point I could just reformat the hard drive however I am away from home and do not have access to my original set up disks with Windows XP, or any of my other set up software discs.

Despite having this virus, I seem to be able to access the Internet ok via Wi-Fi from my hotel.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:19 AM

Moved from XP to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

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Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.
  • Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.
  • Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.
  • If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. <- click this link if you do not see the file extension
  • 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, rename it to myscan.exe.
  • Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.
  • If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.
  • Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.
If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.

Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the report in your next reply.

Note: MBAM uses Inno Setup instead of the Windows Installer Service to install the program. If installation fails in normal mode, try installing in safe mode. Doing this is usually not advised as MBAM is designed to be at full power when running in normal mode and loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM. Therefore, after completing a scan it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another Quick Scan.

Edited by garmanma, 18 July 2009 - 08:51 PM.

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