Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:29 PM
Hello all, and thank you in advance for helping me out. I had a virus/malware problem a few days ago that looked like a typical "Security Essentials" or "Security Tools" malware/virus. I am running Windows XP, build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647:service pack 3. I started in safe mode, and I ran RKILL.com and then followed it up with MBAM. It found multiple infected files (roughly 20) and I restarted, updated MBAM (the virus wouldn't let me update it prior to the first scrub) and rescanned. I found a couple more infected files(maybe 5 tops). I then restarted again, rescanned and MBAM found nothing. I thought I had beat this virus, but I was very, very wrong. I started getting re-directs from Google when searching online. I also found that my computer has been running incredibly slow since I first went toe to toe with this virus. So, today I started windows in safe mode and tried to run RKILL.com. I instantly had a window pop-up that was the "open with" dialog box. The program it was trying to run was iexplorer.exe. Every time I tried to close out of the pop-up "open with" window, a new one popped up. Sometimes it would be for iexplorer.exe and sometimes it would be for explorer.exe. If I clicked the windows closed as fast as I possibly could eventually RKILL.com ran. BUT, before it finishes I get an line in the MS-DOS cmd.exe file that reads:
"sed.exe: can't read c:\DOCUME~1\MATTNE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\rks1.log: No such file or directory"
I also get a windows pop-up that says:
"Windows cannot find "notepad.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for the file........" With that, I cannot view the RKILL.com log.
I tried to run MBAM from safe mode and I am getting the pop-up "open with" window again, this time with MBAM.exe as the referenced file.
Any time I try to run any application but MBAM and RKILL I get this:
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe Application not found"
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. If this has already been covered else where, mae culpa, and please point me in the right direction. I am not as computer savvy as I used to be, but I hope I will be able to walk myself through this problem with a little help from you guys. Thank you again for your time on this.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal