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Windows XP Fix Virus - VERY TOUGH


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#1 bobsar

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:45 AM

I was infected with the Windows XP Fix a few weeks ago. I tried the usual method as listed, but to no avail. Now I am getting asked which program I would like to open programs with, leading me to believe I have more. If anyone could assist, that would be amazing.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:11 AM

Hello for that error.. I don't know if you have XP or ???
Go here to Doug KNox's Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Run 9th down on left... EXE File Association Fix ... the EXE not EML one.



FOR VISTA
Go to File association fixes for Windows Vista

Click the exe box
Instructions:
To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.


Post your MalwareBytes log and tell us how it is.

The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

Awesome. That worked great. It's not letting me run MBAM, but I'll see if I can get it up within the next day or so.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

It won't let me run MBAM. I can install, but once I hit scan, it shuts down and the program will no longer run.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

Hello, please note I am NOT a BC team member - I'm just trying to help where I can.

Some infections will stop MBAM from running. Renaming the MBAM executable might help. Instructions are from BC's guide here:

Troubleshooting MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware

If you attempt to run Malwarebytes' and it does not start then there is a good chance that you have an infection that is trying to stop the program from running. To get around this, try renaming C:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe to other names like:

* mbam.com
* iexplore.exe
* explorer.exe
* userinit.exe
* winlogon.exe

After each rename, try and run mbam.exe again.


***"When you surround an enemy, leave an outlet free [...] to make him believe there is a road to safety, and thus prevent his fighting with the courage of despair." Sun Tzu ***

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:50 PM

Or
FixExe.reg
....click Run when the box opens
Then MBAM
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:30 AM

Not working. Is there a way I can contact a BC member? Thank you for solving that other issue though, as the computer is back to a working capacity, if not optimal.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:38 AM

Yes, boopme is a moderator here at BC, as listed in his sig: "How do I get help? Who is helping me?

(edited for grammar fail)

Edited by Straythe, 12 August 2011 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

Is there another user account on here you can log into. Then try MBAM there and use FULL not quick scan.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:49 PM

No. I only have one user account.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:54 PM

We need a deeper look. Let's try to do this...Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:11 AM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic414075.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.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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