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Windows Defender Virus - or worse?

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#1 Dinx


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:48 PM

The virus is on an old desktop that is running MSXP Version 2002 Service Pack 3. I have tried to check for updates but the MS Site says it can't get my information. I have deleted all users on the pc and their files - except for me and mine. I tried to download updates for Norton, (after running rkill)which appeared successful, but after the install while updating my definition files, the pc froze. After a reboot, here is what I see.
First I get a popup with "Application failed to initialize 0x80070006. The handle is invalid"
Next popup I get is "Old Virus Definition File"
Third popup is "The ordinal 1109 could not be located in dynamic link library WSOC32.dll"
Then a large WINDOWS RECOVERY screen comes up and tells me it is Analyzing my pc and ends with telling me there were 5 errors detected, all of which are critical errors and to click to "fix". (I'm assuming this is still the virus).

What is my best path forward to attempt to get rid of this?



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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

Broni - Thanks for responding! I have managed to get the DDS.txt file and the Attach.txt file. GMER has been running for about two hours and I'm not convinced it is (although Task Manager says it is). I am going to post these to the "logs" forum your link sends me to but must confess I am not sure how to create a link between the two as you instructed.


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