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Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

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#1 divace73


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:26 AM

Hi All and Brian


I have moved my issue to the correct spot as requested.


All of a sudden I had Antivirus Security Pro flash up and tell me a had a whole heap of virus' and that people on the net could see me via my camera (my camera light was consistently on).  I suspect I got this from a dodgy site I visited (which obviously Microsoft essential did not pick up)


I following the instructions from this site http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-security-pro which appear to have removed most of it but I still have the following issues.


No matter what I download the virus windows comes up and deletes the file and secondly

And I could not find Microsoft Security essentials to uninstall. 


I have tried a Microsoft programme to try and remove/rectify  Microsoft Sec Essentials but it seem to still be there because I cannot install any new anti virus program (I have tried reinstalling MSE and even Trend but to no avail)

When I try and install MSE I keep on getting the 0x80070643 error


I have been contemplating doing a complete reformat??



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#2 TwinHeadedEagle


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:15 AM

You are probably infectec with ZeroAccess rootkit.

Open your topic here --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Follow this guide --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

#3 Netghost56


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:09 AM

If all else fails (after you've exhausted virus removal efforts) you could attempt a system restore to before the virus showed up.


Yeah, it's a ZeroAccess kit. Saw one before. It changed the function strings in MSE and hopelessly corrupted it.


Here's a few culprits:





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