Now, with MBAM running at this moment, I am unable to do any windows updates, Automatic Updates will not turn on, at all. So I wonder, even when killing the virus with MSE and MBAM, is it totally gone ? I use Win XP Professional x64 on my laptop and I really like it. And I am thinking about updating to Windows 7 on our desktop, which uses XP Home x32. But I want to be absolutely sure that the virus is gone from my machine (the laptop) before doing anything more.
for my antivirus software and firewall I use the onboard Windows firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus, and MBAM, I used to use avast but was recommended to remove it after four BSODs occured on my laptop over course of three days. I used on a older machine Spybot, and have been thinking of getting it again.
How can I be sure the virus is gone ?
EDIT: After running MBAM and removing five newly found items, Windows update still will not work or show any new updates, nor will Automatic Updates turn on.
Mod EDIT:Adding this ...I just found this from your other post,if we need the info.
I will delete the other.
I got several viruses on my laptop, one of them the new spyware threat "XP Total Security 2011" that astart spamming nonsese, the sad thing, and bad thing is, that when running rkill, several proccesses start, with three totally random letters .exe, when its done running, it says it found nothing, logfile can't be read, or something simliar. I use the rkill.scr so the virus thinks its a screensaver, it ends it, but when I try to run something else ot kill the virus in fuill, even in safe mode, it just pops back up
Edited by boopme, 18 April 2011 - 10:11 PM.