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Setup#.exe virus/worm/trojan assistance needed

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#1 Bennyscrap


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:01 PM

I was casually searching through the internet when I came across a file that needed to be allowed by the administrator to install. The file was setup(number).exe. I declined it quite a number of times before noticing that every time I declined it, the number would increase at a random interval. Eventually, I allowed it so I could get to work with the virus scans. Nothing has come up as of yet.

After allowing it to run, it restarted my computer, pulled up a command prompt after booting windows and ran avg.bat. I've been told to go into regedit and mess around, but that's quite dangerous without knowing what to touch and what not to touch. Does anyone have any advice as to what this virus/trojan/worm could be? As of my typing this "Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host" randomly decided to stop working, and my system resources are definitely being taxed. Internet Explorer has shut down a couple of times.

Any help is much appreciated. TIA.

Edited by hamluis, 26 May 2011 - 05:07 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.

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#2 Comp39


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Try out A squared, a free useful tool that will delete anything it finds. http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/ But as with all anti-spyware programs be-careful what you delete.

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