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XP Antivirus 2012 - Combofix - No Internet


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#1 shawnhi

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

Hey there,

My computer got a nasty STD out of nowhere yesterday, the XP Antivirus 2012 trojan. So, I followed the guide on the site and did Rkill and Malwarebytes... but still had Google redirect probs. So, I read a post on these forums where someone had a similar problem and you tell him to run Combofix -- and now, you're thinking "oh no, not another one of these schmucks that didn't read our repeated warnings about using it." Yep, so I ran it without reading the warnings and now my wireless internet doesn't connect. I've also run TDSS, Malwarebytes and Rkill a couple times over, Hijackthis, did some cmd line prompts suggested in other threads, all to no avail. I'm hoping my computer is trojan free now, but not sure, so that's why I posted in this forum. Where do I go from here?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:24 PM

I was also wondering how I got this virus/trojan in the first place since I didn't visit any sites out of the norm on the day it popped up and didn't click on anything. Facebook? Was I targeted by someone? Just wondering.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

Well, I got it fixed on my own by replacing some missing DLLs and entries in regedit... just wondering how I got this trojan in the first place. Seems to be a common topic over the last few days. Also, any recommendations on antivirus software? I was using the McAfee security suite provided by my internet provider, Cox, but that obviously failed. I downloaded Microsoft security essentials and I'm about to run all of the trojan killing programs (minus combofix) again just to be sure.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

Well, I got it fixed on my own by replacing some missing DLLs and entries in regedit... just wondering how I got this trojan in the first place. Seems to be a common topic over the last few days. Also, any recommendations on antivirus software? I was using the McAfee security suite provided by my internet provider, Cox, but that obviously failed. I downloaded Microsoft security essentials and I'm about to run all of the trojan killing programs (minus combofix) again just to be sure.


Hello,

I seem to be having the same problem. What DLLs and entries did you need to replace?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:35 PM

Watch out for fake virus alerts

How did THAT get on there?



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