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IE Not allowing download, Microsoft Security Essentials not running/uninstalling


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#1 knowenough

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

I got a popup earlier (while on Internet Explorer) that said I had a virus and that I needed to perform a system check.  I Ctrl+Alt+Deleted and forced IE closed.  I then went to do a system scan with Microsoft Security Essentials and an alert told me that I did not have sufficient access to perform that function.  I tried to download MSE anew and I got the below message at the conclusion of my download:

 

Microsoft Security Essentials contained a virus and was deleted.

 

What is going on here?  Can anyone help?



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#2 InadequateInfirmity

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

From safemode with networking please do the following.

 

 

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/MiniToolBox.exe

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
Reset Ie proxy Settins
Reset FF proxy settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)



Click Go and post the result. 

Download Adware Cleaner run it Click the delete button allow it to run and post the log it creates.

http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner


Download the junkware removal tool save it to your desktop run it in safe mode post the log.
http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe


Download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Right-click on EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip and select Extract All.... Leave all settings as they are and click Extract. You will now have a folder named EmsisoftEmergencyKit on your desktop.

Open the EmsisoftEmergencyKit
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/download/
folder and double-click Start.exe.
A new window will open. Under "Run Directly:" click Emergency Kit Scanner.
When asked to run an online update, click Yes.
When the update is finished, click the Back to Security Status link in the left corner. On the main screen click the Scan Now button.
Select the Deep Scan option and click the SCAN button.
When the scan is finished click the Quarantine selected objects button. Note, this option is only available if malicious objects were detected during the scan.
Click the View Report button and in the Reports window double-click on the most recent log. Note, logs are named as follows: a2scan_<date>-<time>.txt.
Copy/paste the report contents in your next reply



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

Now that your log is properly posted here, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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