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Corrupt registry after System Restore


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#1 dogbraincatscan

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

Hey guys. I contracted some nasty through my browser a few days ago -it was one of the rogue anti-virus/spyware progs that display the fake detection pop-ups. I immediately did a system restore (on my windows xp install) to ditch the bad registry entries. After reboot, the pop-ups disappeared but the screen resolution was stuck on a 4 bit (very low) setting. My wireless connection doesn't work -says that there is a problem with ip renewal when I try to repair. My AntiVir won't scan because it is unable to find a .dll file at the self-test. I scanned with malewarebytes, which found a few infected items that I then removed.

It looks to me like I have a corrupt registry with keys pointing to a bunch of .dlls that weren't there before. I'm nearly 100% certain that I had SP3 installed on here, but now it's telling me the install is XP MCE SP2. So, I'll subscribe to this thread now. Where do we start?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

Hello,

In cases of infection, using System Restore is unwise. I suspect rootkit activity or something even more sinister which will require specialized tools to remove. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/316671/suspected-rootkit-activity/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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