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It all started with Windows Security Center 2010


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#1 directedmark

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:25 PM

OK So here is whats up. A couple weeks back I got infected with the annoying Windows Security Center 2010 pop up. I had Mcafee Security Center installed and up to date on my PC but it still got through. I tried numberous times to remove the program but everytime I did my McAfee would get disabled and I would have to scan over and over again in safe mode to to get it working again.

Eventually I downloaded, installed and eventually un-installed several programs that were supposed to aleviate me of this problem such as:

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus (Installed and eventually un-installed)
Stopzilla ( Installed then un-installled)
Spybot Search and Destroy ( Still Installed on my computer )
MalWareBytes ( Still Installed on my computer )

Currently the Windows Security pop up is gone, hurray for that, but my computer is jacked up. Start Up takes forever, before the task bar shows up it displays a blank desktop background for about a minute. I get an error windows can't find CEUTIL.DLL and to top it all off I can not connect to the internet. When I go to the network Connections window under the status tab it appears to be hung up on Acquiring Network Address-firewalled.

I'm running Windows XP on my Dell XPS Desktop computer. I would really appreciate any help I could get with this.

Thank

Mark

EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 24 June 2010 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:29 PM

Before you do anything, uninstall Spybot Search and Destroy because having two anti-virus programs running will ruin the efficiency of both programs. Then, restart your computer and try running MalwareBytes in safe mode.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:35 PM

FWIW: There is no conflict that I'm aware of between Spybot and any other program (I have Spybot, Malwarebytes, SAS, and Avira Free on my systems).

Spybot is not an AV, neither is Malwarebytes, neither is SAS.

The comment about 2 AVs is true, due to the nature of how AV programs protect the system...only one is the choice to make.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:35 PM

Thanks. Will Do.

Mark




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