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Unable to run any .exe file


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#1 schlieffenska

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

Hello,

I have come to this website because I am at my wit's end with what to do about this piece of malware I have.


I downloaded rkill and Combofix. I have Malware Bytes installed, but I am unable to run or open any of them. My task manager is clouded with consent.exe. Every time I try to open a file, another consent.exe appears in the task manager. My anti-virus (Vipre) only found:

fraudtool.win32.fakerean.d

with 2 traces. About I week ago I got rid of (but not completely) a variant of the fake Win 7 Anti-Virus virus', and I'm sure it just crept back up on me.

I can access the internet, but that's about it. When I open my start menu I can't select anything, but I figured how to expand the lower task bar so I can access mycomputer. What do I do from here?

Edited by schlieffenska, 23 April 2011 - 10:43 PM.


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#2 Broni

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:15 AM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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#3 schlieffenska

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:14 AM

Thank you for the speedy response!

I can't run the DDS or GMER files however..


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393311.html

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:17 AM

I understand that.
Just wait for malware people to reply in your topic.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:05 PM

Restore your default file associations http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:17 PM

I kind of figured that's what we were about over there. That nasty old rogue loves to do that, and if I'm not mistaken, it's about the only one that causes that hassle? Not that I've dealt with it, but I've certainly read about it.

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#7 schlieffenska

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:12 AM

Tried restoring default file extensions, but none of them will run!

Kinda weird how I'm able to access the internet but nothing else...


Anyone got any other ideas?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:26 AM

Just wait for malware people to reply in your topic.


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393311.html 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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