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#1 kjouimet

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:34 PM

Can't Execute - Says file is corrupt and says to download new file

I have a virus. My PC is displaying all kinds of security warnings to scan, fix, etc. My background is now bright green with a big black square telling me that my PC is corrupted and to fix. I can't get to task mgr or restore.

I've used ComboFix in the past--worked great. Now it won't work.

Help please. I'm going to look for other software on this site to download and try on my infected PC.

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#2 kjouimet

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:03 PM

I posted earlier about ComboFix not working. Is there any other way I can get a differently named file for combofix? I tried renaming it and it still won't work. I can't get to system restore in safe mode. Can't get to CMD line, can get to Task Mgr. I'm very frustrated at this point. I tried running Spybot but it didn't help. I am current user of Symantec Antivirus and Firewall. I also tried the malware file (can't recall now the name, mbxx something). At any rate, it also thru an error.

Please help,

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:34 PM

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#4 kjouimet

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:07 PM

Thank you. I ended up getting the Internet Security 2010 virus. I am following these instructions now:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...t-security-2010

Malwarebytes is still running. It has found 12 infected objects so far.

I forgot about using rkill first the previous time I used ComboFix.

Hopefully after Malwarebytes is done, I may be able to run ComboFix.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

Update: Malwarebytes removed or quarentined the virus. rkill made it possible to run malwarebytes. I followed instructions in link above. Thank you thank you to rkill and Malwarebytes and this site!!! In order to get those two files on my PC, I used another PC on the net and copied the files to a thumb drive. Then I dropped them on the infected PC destop.

FYI - After the fix I tried to run ComboFix and I still get the error: "Some installation files are corrupt. Please download a fresh copy and retry the installation "

Also, I tried to do a system restore for yesterday, but I got a message saying I couldn't restore to that date.

I'm just so happy that my PC is back to normal.

Peace

Edited by kjouimet, 18 January 2010 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:35 AM

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