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''Windows Repair'' Malware


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#1 pleasehelpmeasap

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:30 PM

I was recently about 3 days ago attacked by a rogue malware called windows repair. The method i used was as follows: go to control panel--> appearances and personalization--> under folder options --> show hidden files and folders--> fill in the show hidden files, folders and drives bubble. Next go to run and type in %appdata% search for windows repair and delete everything you find. NExt search %progamdata% and search windows repair and delete everything you find. The main culprit is a file called windowsrepair.exe i believe. Everything else is a shortcut. However, thats the farthest i have gotton. Its guaranteed to work but there are some registry issues prohibiting my computer from changing desktop themes. Everytime i click on change theme, the taskbar color changes but the wallpaper never changes. I have scanned my computer using many scanners and still non were able to detect and fix the problem. I also restored my computer using the system restore abilit of windows 7 to the day previous to being infected. It did not fix the issue. Please someone from bleeping computers help me fix this gigantic mess. I beleive its a registry problem but a slight change in registry keys will damage my laptop. Can you give me step by step instructions on how to fix i? I beleieve anyone who takes a moment to read my post can easily fix the issue for which i would greatly appreciate. Thank you.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:35 PM

Hi sorry for the delay. I was extremely busy with exams. :( The link is as follows.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic390617.html/page__p__2204602__fromsearch__1#entry2204602

I appreciate all your help thank you very much.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:37 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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