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#1 kdub38


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:08 PM

MBAM, SAS can remove "Total PC Defender" when it manifests, but can't see the underlying problem.

Sometimes the PC runs so slowly you would think that it's frozen. I usually go weeks or months without an infection, but now it happens daily.

mucho thank you in advance !

Edited by Orange Blossom, 05 March 2010 - 10:17 PM.
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#2 Casey_boy


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:09 PM


Total PC Defender is indeed often installed by other infections on your PC (see here).

Please download RKill by Grinler

Link #1
Link #2
Link #3
Link #4
  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Download Link #1.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click the RKill desktop icon.
    If you are using Vista please right click and run as Admin!
  • A black screen will briefly flash indicating a successful run.
  • If this does not occur please delete that application and download Link #2.
  • Continue process until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links please let me know
Now run a scan with MalwareBytes and post me the scan log.


Edited by Casey_boy, 06 March 2010 - 03:10 PM.

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#3 kdub38

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for responding. After running rkill, here's the latest MBAM log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3830
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

3/6/2010 4:50:30 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-06 (16-50-30).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 212886
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 58 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{F845E3DB-F751-4BE4-A620-64F2CA1BFB5F}\RP242\A0026649.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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