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CLEANUP ANTIVIRUS rkill.com error - pev.rkexe opens in notepad MY BAD!!


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#1 Cathy in St Lou

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:20 PM

what a BOOB! :thumbsup:

I have used your instructions before to get a different malware problem fixed. Tried to follow the steps for CLEANUP ANTIVIRUS on a Windows Vista system and when the RKILL cmd window popped up I got an error msg telling me that there was no program associated with file pev.rkexe. I answered the prompt with NOTEPAD (don't ask me why, I was distracted and stoopid) and now I cannot 'undo' it -- not to mention I don't know what I should undo it to.

I have been assuming pev.rkexe is part of rkill.com, but perhaps that is part of the dirty dog malware...?

I went ahead and ran malwarebytes in safe mode without having performed the rkill step and found/cleaned 6 infections. Figured I was golden. Wasn't. At the suggestion of an IT guy, ran malwarebytes again today in regular mode and got 3 more.

Now I am back to trying to run RKILL with the same problem as yesterday. I have also tried renaming before copying and downloaded the alias named eXplorer with same result.

Ideas?
Cathy
St. Louis, MO

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#2 Cathy in St Lou

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:12 AM

Guess I cannot close this issue myself, but it has been resolved. Never did figure out the file associations, but it appears that the virus was not too elegant and had not really set up any sneaky processes that it wouldn't let me shut down, so skipping the RKILL step did not seem to have consequences (knock wood). Running malwarebytes once in SAFE mode and then again in regular mode appears to have addressed the issue.
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