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2 computers with multiple viruses on XP op sys

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#1 bmckell


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:49 PM

I have 2 XP computers that are virtually unusable because of various viruses. When I try to kill processes so I can run either Microsoft Security Essentials or Spybot, they simply regenerate themselves and my task manager says that the CPU is 100% utilized, which doesn't let me run anything else. The processes that I see are wics32.exe, .exe and vyre32.exe (although I'm sure there are other processes that I'm not aware of). When I look at what applications are running under task manager I see multiple iterations of - , (comma), 8 and Error, task manager and nothing else. Occaisionally, Security Essentials will pop up a message that the computer is unclean, I push the clean button and Security Essentials thinks all is well with the computer -- not true.

A tech friend suggested that I try combofix.exe as a last ditch effort before scrubbing everything and re-installing the operating system. I'm willing to give anything a try because these infections are systemic -- they exist even when I create new accounts. I would download the software, but your site suggests getting help from the experts before doing anything, so here I am.

I got an IBM tech support friend help with one computer -- he's not a security expert and ran out of time trying to find the source of vyre32.exe on a laptop that is experiencing the problems. I can run regedit and check some minimal things, but my tech background is unix-based (aix) and things in XP are managed differently.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:29 PM


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