Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:25 AM
I have an XP Home computer that picked up UAC yesterday and has proven very difficult to clean up. I have cleaned other systems before with instructions and tools recommended here, but this time, each attempt I make seems to make it madder. It has blocked safe mode, MBAM and ComboFix from running, and now on reboot won't even start up the Windows UI correctly (meaning no menu bar, no desktop icons). I can ctl+alt+del and get task manager, and that's about it.
From task manager, I can get RootRepeal to run (by browsing to a USB stick that has the .exe) but it runs a few seconds and then disappears.
There are two .exe's and a .bat in c:\ with random characters as the file names. I can see c:\windows\system32\uacinit.dll and 5 other UAC+10 random character.dll files and a few UAC .dat files but no good idea of how to remove them.
Any thoughts on how to get started with a clean up will be greatly appreciated.