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Rkill "Installation fail" cascading windows following nasty viruses

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#1 Rory M

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

Hi, all! First off, thanks for having these great forums here. Hopefully I can find the help I need here.

About two weeks ago, I got something like SecurityTool virus but not quite, and I got rid of it by heading over to safemode, reinstalling Malwarebytes, etc. Every time I had run Rkill, it launched the virus again, something I haven't seen before. Malwarebytes got rid of it, but I've had problems ever since. Today, I ran a full Malwarebytes, Housecall Antivirus, and Avast scan; the first two picked up nothing and the Avast picked up one trojan it classified as adware.

Every time I try to run Rkill, three cascading windows pop up saying "Installation failed." I'm kind of worried. Do you think something's wrong with my computer?

Oh, and for bonus head-desking... My bootup/startup menu thing doesn't work. The cmd thing. It doesn't exist anymore. Please, if anybody can help me out, that'd be great.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hello Rory, is this OS, XP??
I think we need to reset your Hosts file to defaultmbut I need your OS.

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

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