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Possible System Security Version 4.52 infection

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#1 peterocks


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:02 PM

Hello everyone. About a week and a half ago my Windows XP laptop became infected with System Security Version 4.52. It seems, however, as though it has mutated into something else that is very nasty.

Here are my symptoms:

-System restore has been disabled.
-When clicking on a link from a search engine, a popup appears. (it changes everytime, however it always begins as "www.windowsclick.com.....")
-Upon boot-up of the computer, I sometimes receive a blue screen with the error message "Driver IRQL Not Less or Equal" (the code at the bottom changes sporadically)
-Sometimes the computer has an unknown audio playing in the background. I cannot find out where it is coming from but I woke up at 4 a.m. to the sound of Tom Arnold talking about a tv show.
-My copy of Malwarebytes has been disabled and rendered useless

This is really starting to drive me crazy and I've tried using countless anti-spyware/anti-virus programs to no avail. Does anyone happen to know what may have infected the computer or, even better, steps I could take to solve it? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:06 PM


I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/242565/please-help/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, 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 in 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 EXTREMELY 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.

Please be patient. It may take a while longer to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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