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#1 Kitiara

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:23 AM

Hi

I stupidly tried to installl some pirate software. Now, I'm getting random popups. My normal virus software is spynomore. This will not run, saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item.". I tried reinstalling a demo version, which started scanning, coming up with ransomware before it shut down, and won't start with the same error message. I installed Ad Aware, which started scanning, saying there was malware, then shut down, and will not run. Error: Failed to connect to service. I installed hijackthis, which started running, then shut down and will not start again. Same error as spynomore. I tried renaming it, but got access denied. Fsecure easyclean starts, then gets the usual windows crash error: F-Secure Easy Clean has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Am out of ideas now, as this thing seems to shut down all the stuff I throw at it. I hope someone can help me.

I am running Windows XP on the latest service packs and updates.

Thanks

Kit

Edited by Kitiara, 12 September 2009 - 05:04 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:32 AM

Hi

I tried making a post in another forum, but have had no replies, so I'm risking your wrath by posting here as well. Sorry if that is wrong.

This is my other post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/257021/probably-malware-merged-topic/

The problem appeared when I stupidly used a keygen-like program. I got popups and my antivirus (spynomore) stopped working. This will not run now, saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item.". I tried reinstalling a demo version, which started scanning, coming up with ransomware before it shut down, and won't start with the same error message. I installed Ad Aware, which started scanning, saying there was malware, then shut down, and will not run. Error: Failed to connect to service. I installed hijackthis, which started running, then shut down and will not start again. Same error as spynomore. I tried renaming it, but got access denied. Fsecure easyclean starts, then gets the usual windows crash error: F-Secure Easy Clean has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

I've tried some more since. Most of the time I am not able to even go to the webpage of the antivirus software. If I download something using another computer, I either cannot install, it installs but shuts down, or it needs to connect to a webserver on first startup, which it fails to do.

I have gone into C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System and deleted some small .exe files that were created on the day the problem started. I recognized the kind from earlier virus problems. This has stopped the popups, but not the issues with the software.

dds.scr will not run, and I get C:\Documents and Settings\rmidtkan\Desktop\rootrepeal.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

Help please....

Thanks

Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 September 2009 - 08:34 PM.
Merged topics. ~ OB





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