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Fake MS Security Essentials removal fail

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#1 Iliya1


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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

Hello. I'm posting this for my daughter who called me from college saying her laptop computer was infected with the fake Microsoft Security Essentials trojan. Using another computer, she followed the instructions on this page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-fake-microsoft-security-essentials-alert

She did run the rkill.com and the Malwarebytes program. It did not solve the problem, so, using another computer, she then went to this page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

and tried to follow the instructions there. She was able to tranfer the DDS program to her infected computer, but she cannot open anything. When she tries, she gets a message: "file ???.exe is infected with virus ???.exe. This worm is trying to send your credit card detailss using ???.exe."

Then, after the computer has been on for about 5 minutes, she gets the BSOD, and has to re-set.

Can someone help? Thanks!

I forgot to mention she is using Vista 64 bit OS.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 19 October 2010 - 10:22 PM.

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#2 kahdah


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:24 AM

Hello Iliya1

Welcome to BleepingComputer :)
Please run the following from Safe mode.
If you do not know how to get into Safe mode then see the following link > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/#vista
Then do the following:
  • Download OTL to your desktop.
  • Double click on OTL to run it.
  • When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
  • Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
  • Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold

    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90

  • Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

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