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"Enter Network Password" Message wont stop popping up


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#1 pandmasana

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

I was told to post here, because it is most likely a virus related problem. One day out of the blue I start getting these "Enter network password" boxes. Nothing entered gets taken as correct. So I have to hit cancel, and a few minutes later its back. It minimizes anything full screen, making gaming impossible. It's a real hair puller, and it doesnt seem to have anything to do with home groups, or anything windows xp related.

What should I do?

Also I don't know if this matters, but it doesnt seem to have a process to find or kill. Can't see it unless you click the window its bound to, for example if I have a game up, it wont let me press anything if I dont click cancel before going back in.

Ran a mbam scan, it found something called "Trojan Dropper PE4" in my internet explorer folder. (who uses IE anymore?)

Edited by pandmasana, 04 August 2012 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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#3 pandmasana

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

I'm sorry. I fixed it, it was a rootkit I removed that was somehow doing it. Rootkit zero access. Thanks very much for your reply though.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

I hope it's totally gone.
ZeroAccess is a very nasty stuff.

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