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Rogue Killer won't install on XP

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#1 Geekenstein


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:57 PM

Windows XP, Avast free, Malwarebytes Free
A few months ago, I ran Rogue Killer and it found some nasties I got rid of. I also run Malwarebytes. Back to Normal.
Now, Rogue Killer won't install. For a while I couldn't even get it to download. I eventually did today.
But when I click on the setup.exe file, it goes to a dialog box that asks me the language, and when I select that, it does nothing. It is present on the taskbar, but there is no activity I can discern. Repeated attempts, same result. In the Task Manager, there is a setup.exe and setup.tmp, but they don't appear to have any activity.
With Malwarbytes, I find the same (or similar) PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker with a http= It quarantines it, but it recurs. I can't tell if there is a lot of it out there, or I'm not killing it completely.
I hate to keep doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.
Any clues?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 29 March 2016 - 01:04 PM.
moved from XP

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:43 PM

One of the first things would be to un-install the prog you have now and try to download again.  If it still acts strange, the virus (whatever) is blocking your attempts to eradicate it.  Boot to the safe mode and then run the anti- virus you have on board, without the network.  The first step would be to isolate it so it can't call home and install even more bad things.

#3 Geekenstein

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:45 PM

Finally figured it out.

Setup was only creating Roguekiller.exe, I had to start that.


That took quite a while, and there was no indication it was doing anything. So I got to another task, and by and by, Rk showed up.


Found a few things, and got rid of them.

Case closed.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:46 PM

Persistence pays off. Glad to hear you resolved the issue.
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