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My computer has the plague! Spyware and/or virus'

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#1 Dwilly


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:58 PM

Hello all and thanks in advance for any help you can lend.

I'm pretty new to this site so please forgive me if i do anything wrong.

I noticed yesterday that my computer was having serious problems. When I try to run spybot, malwarebytes, or any other virus/spyware i get an error or it won't run at all. After a few hours and several hundred swear words later I did get Malwarebytes to run. But unfortunately everything that it got rid of has come back. One of the culprits was braviax.exe. I am pretty sure that is what is responsible for the annoying little red circle with the white "x" on my taskbar. It keeps popping up saying that my computer is infected. I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. I would just re-install windows but I bought this computer used and it didn't come with the disk.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:11 PM

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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