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Introduction and Rootkit Attack


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#1 Johnny9

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hi gang,

New member here. I have visited this site many times and I am a regular user of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Today I created a user account because I believe I have a rootkit attack and need some additional help.

First off, I am running Windows XP (SP3). This morning I began recieving spyware warnings as well as a new progrem (Total Security) running and offering to fix all my problems. I immediately closed that and launched Malwarebytes'. First I ran the Updates and then initiated a Scan. The scan ran for about 10 seconds before abruptly closing. When I tried to re-open Malwarebytes', I was told I did not have permission, etc. I have read several other posts in this forum that sound simular to my problem.

I have already downloaded a fresh copy of Malwarebytes'. The program will install fine, but once I try to run, I get the same as described above.

Three other symptoms:
1) I cannot open the the Task Mangar (CTRL-ALT-DEL).
2) PC performance has degraded so far now, that I can only run it in safe mode
3) I also noticed that I have Window Police Pro listed in my Programs, but this one seems to be taking a back seat to "Total Security".

I would appreciate any help you can provide and will provide anyother details that you need.

thanks

Johnny

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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