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#1 Corky42

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:03 PM

Hi folks. I'm a reasonably proficient with computers, but can't keep up with all the details necessary these days.

I upgraded from XP to Vista - BIG mistake. I forgot to read the fine print that said the upgrade was best done form a clean hard drive... I will try Windows 7 when available - I can't stand the messages about something that has stopped working, but Windows is looking for a solution. I wonder if they have mirrors at Microsoft?

Today my laptop went nuts with unwanted IE web pages that pop up every now and then... I tracked it down to a Trojan/virus contained in MSA.exe - at least that is where the research has led me to date. I have edited it from the start menu and deleted all references in the registry. McAfee never found it. I have tried every site imaginable to locate a "removal tool" without success - although many sites point to Bleeping Computer as a valuable resource - so here I am... I'll be looking at the vast amount of information trying to sort out my current challenge.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:20 PM

Hello and welcome to bleeping Computer

You have a rootkit that takes specialized removal tools and scripts
Your best bet is to start in our Am I Infected? forum
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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