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Unable to identify (verify) a virus

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#1 DMCroop


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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:39 AM

For several days my Windows XP Media Edition has been running internet applications (Internet Explorer 8) slower and slower, and the desktop icons have been relocating themselves. The next symptom was an increasing frequency of "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Then came an inability of Malwarebytes' to update (I only use it to scan). Now today my Vipre won't even run. (It has stopped starting automatically, and when I try to start it manually it does nothing.)

I am able to run Malwarebytes (the last update, and scan, was mid-September).

A version of TDSSKiller from August runs clean.

A version of R-kill from August only kills itself. I've tried to download a current version but get the error "Some installation files are corrupt. Please download a fresh copy and retry the installation". [When I close out of that error I get a WinRAR self-extracting archive window which won't let me copy the text but looks something like this:
Extracting wl.txt
Extracting prep.bat
Extracting rkill.bat
Extracting s.inf
Extracting procs\iexplore.com
CRC failed in procs\iexplore.com [this line is brown/red type]
Unexpected end of archive [this line is brown/red type]
[I get the same message regardless of the download I select.

I've also tried to download unhide, but during the download I get the error "unhide.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

The outdated Malwarebytes scan comes back clean.

Where do I go from here? Even getting the computer to allow me to log on to your site took several tries. Thank you!

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#2 Broni


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Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:51 AM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team.
Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.
Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.
Including a link to this thread will be helpful.

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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:56 AM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic422675.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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