I seem to have got Malware Doctor on my laptop. It actually shows up on my program list.
I found instructions for removal at your site bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antimalware-doctor
However the virus won't let ANY PROGRAMS start. When I click on an *.exe file, it opens the dialog box "Open With".
Suppose I click on firefox.exe, it will open the "Open With" box and ask me to choose a program to start firefox with. If I choose firefox from the list, it will give a couple of file not found etc. messages but finally open firefox.
However it does not start executable files such as rkill.com or iexplore.exe which are on your list of fiThankles on the removal page.
Also it does not seem to recognize a jump drive when I put it in the USB port.
Thanks in advance.
Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.
Then post your DDS and GMER logs as a reply to this topic. Once you have done that I will remove my reply and consolidate the posts so that you retain your correct place in the queue.
If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please 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 reply 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.
Thanks for your reply.
I can't produce the logs as I can't run any programs.
When I click on an executable file, instead of running it a dialog box opens. The box is titled "Opens With" and lists programs such as IE, Firefox, Word, etc.
Normally the above dialog box should open when the file does not have an extension. However now the dialog box opens even for executable files.
EDIT: Posts merged. In that case just hold tight until one of our malware experts gets to your topic. ~Budapest
Thanks, I will wait.
Edited by Budapest, 11 May 2011 - 08:23 PM.