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Malware warning

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#1 redvoodoo


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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

My virus software is the paid version of AVG. it caught a malware attack and asked me to quarantine it. When i agreed it said save anything i have open before i agreed. I didnt have anything open that needed saiving at the time. When I hit ok, i tried to open Firefox..my computer iopened the window that says what proigram do you want to open it with. I rebooted and I tried to open my Quickbooks, my virus program, WOW, several other progeams and they all directed me to the same thing - which program do I want to popen them with. If i right click some items and select run as it will open the program..most say files are gone. I am trying to get my virus program to reopen so I can copy uou on the malware it said it was...I remember it was Win32 and had the word Rean in it. Any ideas?

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#2 Big Will

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:19 AM

Redvoodoo - I had exactly this problem occur late last night. I found your post relating to it and bookmarked it, hoping you'd find a solution!

After a bit of playing around this morning I seem to have fixed it with the following:

I downloaded a file called exefix_xp which restored the .exe definiton.

I then downloaded the Malware Bytes software (which previously wouldn't install due to the lack of .exe definition).

I ran a Quick Scan and found 3 problems - quarantined them and did a reboot.

Everything 'seems' back to normal now but i'm running a deep scan on both my antivirus and the malware stuff.

I'm no expert but this route seems to have got me back up and running. Hope it helps you too!

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