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Unknown malware, only starts in safe mode


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#1 fetchcomms

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:42 PM

After downloading a program, AVG reported that it blocked an attempted attack and deleted the file. However, I started getting more AVG alerts. I ran Malwarebytes, but it crashed halfway (blue screen of death). When it restarted, I got to just before the login screen and it stopped with only the mouse on the screen. I rebooted into safe mode, and it worked, and ran Malwarebytes and Spybot, both of which removed multiple "threats". I also removed Windows Antivirus 2009 files and registry entries, but I still get browser redirects on Firefox. When I ran AVG, it froze my computer halfway through scanning an iTunes localization file. I ran Malwarebytes and it also froze halfway, though I don't know which file it got stuck on. Sybot, however, found nothing else. I still cannot boot normally, even if I only use services and programs used in safe mode through msconfig. I ran rootrepeal but it also gave me a blue screen, right after clicking "Scan". I ran HijackThis but I don't know if anything will show up because I can only run it in safe mode.

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#2 teacup61

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hello fetchcomms,

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Sorry about the delay.:thumbup2: If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:38 AM

Well, it stopped working altogether (doesn't even get to the logon screen), so I did a clean install of Windows 7. Thanks anyway.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:34 PM

I'm sorry. :thumbup2: Well...silver linings and all that......a clean install *usually* puts things back to right. :)

Thanks for letting me know. :)

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