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#1 Trakeen

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

A friend brought this computer to me so I'm not sure how long this has been going on, or what was happening before I got my hands on it.

All the files and folders were set to hidden. So the first thing I did was reset the attributes, and then I download mbam and ran a full scan in safe mode. I then attempted to run it in the normal Windows environment, but I got the following message, and I get this message with every thing I try to open/run (rkill, mbam, notepad, cmd anything) on the computer: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.



I downloaded and ran Hijack This in safe mode, and I saw two interesting entries:
021 - SSODL: piwoleyuz - {172b80b5-4e2b-461b-86f6-5ad6a9a640e6} - (no file)
022 - SharedTaskScheduler: gahurihor - {172b80b5-4e2b-461b-86f6-5ad6a9a640e6} - (no file)

I'm guessing those are the last 2 pieces of the puzzle to allow me to run something in normal Windows mode, but I'm not a Hijack this guru. My plan is to back up the registry and then try removing these two entries to see what happens, but I figured I'd check here first.

I also downloaded Avast and ran the setup in safe mode, but because of this tricky little virus it can't complete the setup so I can actually use it to scan the computer with...

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Trakeen

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

Ok, removing those two entries from the registry did nothing for me. I'm still unable to run anything besides Windows Explorer and Task Manager.

Also, I've just discovered that only the Administrator account can do anything in safe mode. All other users permissions have been screwed with.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

Use Inherit.exe to fix inappropriate permissions.
Use this fix, when you see a box that states “Windows cannot not access the specified device, path, or file. You may have inappropriate permissions to access the item”.

Download This File
Save it next to mbam.exe (this file is located in the Malwarebytes Anti-malware home folder). Once done, drag and drop mbam.exe into Inherit.exe. Click OK and attempt to run Malwarebytes Anti-malware once again.
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