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Windows XP Recovery virus Removal

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#1 joe5677


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

I did find steps on the website but so far no success.

Originally the XP Anti-spyware virus showed
Booted to safe mode. Tried to launch Malwarebytes and the virus came up.
Went to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011
Followed instructions and left Malwarebytes running.
Malwarebytes was told to clean the 68 malware problems it found.
On boot up, a Windows XP Recovery virus shows
Go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-xp-recovery
Follow instructions
Tried to run rkill.scr and got userinit.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the items.
Went back to the original instructions and they said to run iexplore.exe. Ran that.
Ran TDSSKiller
It found rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl4. Selected Cure. Selected continue. Rebooted as requested and that reloaded the Windows XP Recovery virus
Reran iexplore.exe. Reran TDSSKiller and it found nothing.
Went into program files to find Malwarebytes to run it. Malwarebytes could not find the virus.
Ran Superantivirus. It could not find the virus

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:48 PM

Since TDSSKiller detected a rootkit, I would highly recommend that you Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and 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 topic 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.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:25 PM

Will select the new topic link and repost.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:26 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic399374.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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