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App- cannot be executed. Fil wuauclt.exe is infected.

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#1 zucchini11


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:39 PM

Hi- I get a constant security warning that says 'application cannot be executed. The file wuauclt.exe is infected.
There's a Sophos Anti-Virus that I can't figure out how to turn off and I can't Rkill to install...

Sorry- I'm not sure what to do- tryng to follow prep guide but it won't let me open anything- ie the advanced settings on the network connections (though the firewall is on) - any any thing I download- ie the defogger or dds will download and then when I double click on it either flash for a second and this disappear before I can click yes (defogger) or absolutely nothing happens when I click on it (dds).

Sophos is also blocking everything and it's settings window will not open and I can't get the install/uninstall program window to open. Basically it seems that everything besides Mozilla is automatically and instantlly shut-down.

There also seems to be an AV Security running- it's a shared computer and right now seems like a disaster- I don't even to save the data on the computer but would like it to work...Thanks in advance for your help and sorry if I am still not posting in the right place!


Edited by zucchini11, 26 June 2010 - 07:13 AM.
Moved to AII as no logs provided and Prep Guide not followed. ~BZ

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:45 PM

Try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Boot into Safe Mode and then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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