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redirect virus,atapi.sys rootkit

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#1 jtlighting


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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:09 AM

hello im new to this stuff and im hoping that u can help me too. i was recently infected with three antisecurity viruses i believe antisoft digital protection and xp security. i think i have been able to remove the first to sucessfully notice i said i think . i was also stupid enough to actually purchase a license from one of these idiots. dont worry financial institutions have been notified. i ran something called tdss rootkiller and i recieved a message saying this i had a infection here:


i pressed yes to delete and reboot but its still there and apparently this program cannot remove it. i dont even have any antivirus spyware malware on my system due to the fact that they were uninstalled by my stupidity. well to make a long story short im trying to get a antivirus spyware malware on my sysem but am redirected or recieve a cannot display page message which i assume to be the virus doing what it does so i need help bad since unfortunately i dont have the money to go out and buy a new laptop at this point in time and i really need to use the one i have. i am running windows xp professional (and just recently found out it was the most vulnerable os) NEED HELP REALLY BAD thks

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#2 Shannon2012


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:55 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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