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#1 bonneville54

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:24 AM

Small office computer running XP. In fact, this is the second infection in this office and the first instance was removed rather easily.

But now, unable to run rkill, unable to run Malware and tried installing from flash drive...... no luck

Interestingly enough, when trying to follow the "HijackThis" instructions, I cannot log in to Bleeping Computer from the infected machine.

Idea's?

Many thanks in advance...

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

If you are trying to run rkill.com it could be blocked by pc protector. You may want to try this version. rkill.pif. Do the same as stated in the removal instructions for Pc Protector posted here.


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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:42 PM

If you are trying to run rkill.com it could be blocked by pc protector. You may want to try this version. rkill.pif. Do the same as stated in the removal instructions for Pc Protector posted here.


Hope this helps,



Thanks.....but no cigar. Same result as rkill.com. A rather amazing infection. It's also fascinating that I cannot log on to this site from the infected computer.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:39 AM

Lets try renaming rkill.pif to die.pif.

Let me know what happens.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:38 AM

Lets try renaming rkill.pif to die.pif.

Let me know what happens.


Thanks for your help....but, that did not work either.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:39 AM

For those having trouble running mbam.exe, download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free

I have spent the last 2 days trying to fix this problem and this is the only thing that worked in removing the virus that was blocking mbam.exe from running. Once it removed the virus, I was able to reinstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. By the way, it also removed a number of trojans, ad-ware, other malware, etc. from my computer.


This worked....install, update and voila! PC Protector gone.

Thanks all for your help




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