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Anti-virus for PENDRIVE?

Question: Anti-virus for PENDRIVE?

can i get an anti-virus that can be installed on the pendrive n detect the virus as soon as it is plugged into sumother pc .aws for now i have been suffering with these virus only due to the pendrives whw come r with the virus whw effect my pc a lot .
so can we install an anti-virus which will alert us before virus tries to infect it.

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Preferred Solution: Anti-virus for PENDRIVE?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Anti-virus for PENDRIVE?

Use Microsoft Security Essentials, it will detect and warn you real time.
In addition use Malwarebytes to scan, weekly, for malware. Malware is not always the same as a virus.

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Antivirus vanished! Can't install ANY new one!Can't access microsoft and any anti virus sites (thus i cannot download or scan my computer from there)I tried to install a copy of avast pro but the set- up immediately close after opening, i also noticed a lot of programs behaving like this just like the bandmaster game from e games and Grand Theft Auto Vice City( once i opened it, it immediately closes)Tried to install that in safe mode, but the computer does not start and reboots back into normal mode.This is the content of DDS logDDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by neopc10 at 19:47:12.65 on Fri 11/26/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.353 [GMT -8:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\KGB\Mpk.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC7302\Monitor.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:anti virus banished.can't install any anti virus programs, can't acces microsoft and anti virus sites!!!...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Hello everyone.

I have tried my best to remove this virus on my laptop, but no success yet.

Here are all of the things the virus does:

-Prevents access to websites like spybot, instead of letting me see the site, it simply says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage", and there is a button to click that says "Diagnose Connection Problem" (no connection problem of course)

-When I click links from a google search, they most of the time take me to the wrong webpage and I am forced to copy/paste the original link into the web bar.

-Programs like Combofix, Spybot, and HJT do not work and a box comes up after starting them saying "Combofix has stopped working".

-I tried running the programs in Safe Mode, but no luck there.

If anyone knows a fix please reply.

Thanks,

Sean

Answer:Virus prevents access to Anti-Virus sites/anti-virus programs (combofix, etc.)

I renamed my Combofix to something else and I followed the instructions from a different post and here is the log I ended up with:

ComboFix 09-07-29.04 - Sean 07/31/2009 0:30.1.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2059 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\users\Sean\Desktop\Music.exe
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft
c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft\Uninstall.lnk
c:\program files\videosoft
c:\program files\videosoft\Uninstall.exe
C:\resycled
c:\resycled\boot.com
c:\windows\10057vir9sza2.cpl
c:\windows\1059zpamb5t5bd.exe
c:\windows\1069thi5fz912.bin
c:\windows\1075859zj467.exe
c:\windows\11297vzr5s51c.cpl
c:\windows\1132z5ru977d.cpl
c:\windows\11388troz4559.cpl
c:\windows\1179zs5y695.dll
c:\windows\11991szambo95d9.cpl
c:\windows\120355zoj6819.bin
c:\windows\12324tr9j7b5z.bin
c:\windows\1279zroj295.ocx
c:\windows\12a7d5wnloader999z.bin
c:\windows\132985pz2a0.cpl
c:\windows\133505i9us7z8.exe
c:\windows\13552hackt9ol37z.ocx
c:\windows\1355zw59m5d8.exe
c:\windows\13562vizus1059.cpl
c:\windows\135759orm5c5z.ocx
c:\windows\13599virus6cz5.dll
c:\windows\13614spamzo5990.cpl
c:\windows\13956trojz59.cpl
c:\windows\1502zspy169.ocx
c:\windows\15107zpa9bot54.cpl
c:\windo... Read more

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I have a nasty if not multiple nasty virus's and have not been successful removing them. It started with the XP Anti-Virus 2011 Removal fake anti-virus popping up with all real anti-virus programs disabled and anytime I try to go to an antivirus website I'm redirected to a random site. This happens in all browsers not just Internet Explorer. I also had many of my files changed to hidden file folders and also the start/all programs button does not show any of my programs. I mananged to get both Malwarebytes and Superantispyware on my computer and was able to get rid of much of the problems by running these programs. Now it seems the XP Anti-Virus 2011 has been removed but I still have the issue with my webpages being redirected depending on which page I try to access. I also have many processes that should not be running in the task manager and when i close them out they just start back up again. This worm seems to be accessing my iexplorer because there are multiple iexplorer.exe open at all times and sometimes the CPU Usage gets very high which is not normal for my computer. The final symptom is that at random times I get a webpage pop up or if not a webpage an error that reads like the following example:

An error has occured in the script on this page.

line: 13
Char: 1
Error: Object doesnt support this property or method
Code: 0
URL: http:/www2a.glam.com/mobile/detect.act?affiliatedld=288743725

Do you want to continue scripts on this page?

I will get at ... Read more

Answer:XP Anti-Virus 2011 Fake Anti-VIrus and webpages being Redirected Virus

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
Do not d... Read more

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Camera Wizard not poping up after removing Total Security/Antivirus Pro_2010 I have a PC with Windows XP SP3 with Avast, SuperAnti-Spyware and MBAM while browsing I got a yellow virus warning (something win32 I believe) from Avast pop up near the bottom tray and within seconds the Total Security pop-ups started. My PC slowed to a stop so I rebooted and saw that Antivirus Pro_2010 had installed itself on my PC. All my Anti Virus programs would not start (ie MBAM) so I ended up following forums to end some processes, delete some .dll files that were known to be malicious and rename the .exe's to get Anti Virus programs to run. I installed and used AVG which found a couple things. Then I used ComboFix, and finally I got MBAM to run which found a good 40+ trojans etc. I believe I got the virus off but I tried to restore to before I got the virus but was unable to. I have since run scans with MBAM and SuperAnti-Spyware which have found nothing. Avast also finds nothing but it has a list of 44 files (mostly in WINDOWS\ folder with the last path part of file doubled) that it is unable to scan: because "The system cannot find the specified path". When I look on my C: drive and follow the file path, the second to last part is always missing (ie. WINDOWS\addins\addins) addins is not there. When I plug in my camera, the camera wizard does not pop up anymore as it use to before I had and removed the virus. I also saw on the unscanable list that there was a WINDOWS\Connecti... Read more

Answer:Help to remove Total Security and Anti-Virus Pro_2010 rogue anti-virus programs

Can someone please help me?
 

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Question: Pendrive and virus

When I click on the pendrive icon by clicking on My Computer, it leads to My Documents instead. Pendrive can be opened only by getting exploded view from Folders.

When I try to go to c:\ prompt, it switches back to window. I am sure it is caused by virus.

Please help how to take care of it

Thanks

Answer:Pendrive and virus

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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i have pen drive. it contain some folders. after inserting in my friends system.. it shows all my folders as shortcuts. but in drive property space is not reduce. i was scanned with my avast5.0 and latest McAfeeit detected two viruses bit it didn't bring my files back..

Answer:about virus in my pendrive

You can use avira to remove these virusyou can use trojan remove toohttp://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...you can use this software to recover your usb datahttp://www.recoverdatatools.com/usb...

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Question: pendrive virus

I had got a friend's pendrive and double clicked it to open. All of a sudden my antivirus Kaspersky got disabled and my pc crashed. After restarting I got the following as my XP sp3 opened:::
A window appears with the title:
"Can't run 16 bit windows program"
Within the window it states:
"Insufficient memory to run this application. Quit one or more windows applications and then try again."
Then I could not run any system .exe files like command prompt, msconfig, etc, nor did my antivirus work(it was still disabled).I couldn't open my web browser google chrome or firefox. I am currently using IE7. Then the weirdest thing happened. I installed a game after all this happened and it worked quite fine, but as soon as I inserted my XP cd to format, my system could not detect it. Even when I inserted my Kaspersky disc it did not detect the disk, but any other disc is easily read without any trouble. Both XP and Kaspersky discs are otiginal and I am stcuk!!! Please help!!!!

Answer:pendrive virus

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi Technies!

I have MicrosftPowerPoint.exe file which i got affected with one of my friends pen drive. When i delete that file in pendrive, it again persists, but when i format pendrive, it vanishes(as we know).

How to delete from the pendrive without formatting, is the problem with system or , will it actually affect the system which pendrive is inserted.

Thanks in Advance.

 

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i have a pen drive its name is "jamm" its came with ACER laptop , first one month it works properly. just two days back i connected it to my friend computer for some data thet system contains a full of virus . that is last time it worked after that it not detecting by he any system. if connecting to any system it showing usb not recogniging continously till it remove from it plese help me all tricks i tried which showned in the internet

Answer:pendrive contain full of virus so its not det

Does it show up in Safe Mode at all?.Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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My Pendrive got affected due to Virus. On recovery all folders and files are converted into .CHK File. How do i recover my data from these files. The data is still there in the Pen Drive.

Answer:My Pendrive got corrupted due to Virus

tpgandhi,Try the following:Click on Start > Run, and, in the Open area, type: cmdClick OK Let's say your flash drive is e: At the command prompt, copy/paste the following: attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.* (Replace the letter e with your flash drive letter)Press: Enter~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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Respected Advisors/ Friends,For the last few days, my pen drive is infested with Viruses - Recyclers, trojan etc. and the drive shows that it is write protected. When I run anti-virus, each type of virus is listed and files concerned as indicated as Access denied and Successfully quarantined.I tried formatting it. But no succes (this could not be formatted...)What should I do? Is it no longer usable?(Anti-virus run by me is Quickheal-2012 internet security)RegardsRK

Answer:PenDrive- Locked due to Virus

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. **************************************************************Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine and save it to your desktop.* Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop and a folder named USB... Read more

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

sorry forgot my HJT Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\I... Read more

Answer:Anti-Virus Anti-Malware and Anti-spyware not updating

Hi, welcome to TSF!

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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I don't know the Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware.

Is ESET a Anti-Malware.

How the Users are able to Know that this antivirus can be used as Companion with any av (like CIS + EAM)
 

Answer:What is Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

long time ago, in ancient ages, where computer were barely able to reach 333Mghz , they were a distinction between Virus, malwares and spywares.

Virus is a specific term that includes items that modify your files then replicate itself and jump to another computer.

Spywares were mostly items that silently collect datas and transmit them to someone; they include cookies, trojans, adwares, monitoring tools, etc...

Malwares is a most generalist term that includes all forms of malicious items such as viruses, worms , trojans horses, rootkits, spywares, etc...

at that time security softwares were design to protect only some of these categories, for example , i had to use Avast (very basic at that time , with an interface that looks like a music player ^^) alongside Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware (both specialized against spywares)

now these terms are obsoletes since any antiviruses/malwares are similar by detecting and cleaning all of them.
 

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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My anti-virus said it removed a trojan. When I restarted my computer my anti-virus was turned off and it won't turn back on. I ran MalwareBytes and I didn't find anything, so I need some help.

Answer:Anti-virus removed virus now anti-virus won't turn back on.

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Attention please! There is a new adware "Anti-Virus-1". Its a fake anti-virus program which looks like Windows default "Security Center".
<a target='_blank' title='ImageShack - Image And Video Hosting' href='http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=antivirus1.jpg'><img src='http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3616/antivirus1.jpg' border='0'/></a><br/><a href="http://g.imageshack.us/img155/antivirus1.jpg/1/"><img src="http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/antivirus1.jpg/1/w570.png" border="0"></a>
Here is what the "Panda Labs" says: It is designed to simulate a scan of the computer, supposedly detecting thousands of strains of (non-existent) malware. The end aim is to sell users a pay version of the fake antivirus in order to eliminate the threats.
When run, this adware warns the user that the computer is not protected. The main screen displayed is a spoof of the Window Security Center.
It then pretends to scan the system for malware. If users do not immediately take the bait and buy the pay version of the fake antivirus, the malicious code will sporadically display a message reminding the user that the computer is infected.
In warning messages, and after the fake scan, a link is provided from which users can download the fake antivirus. Anyone clicking on the link will be redirected to a page like this.
Additionally, when infected users visit certain Web pages with compara... Read more

Answer:Beware of “Anti-Virus-1″ - Another Fake Anti-virus in Town

Thanks for the heads up. Rogue programs appear to be everywhere these days.

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I did a bonehead move of installing PC tools anti-virus before uninstalling vipre on my wife who's out of town. The kids infected it playing flash games. long story short, Her Gateway (win7 home premium) is on a a start-up loop. All I can get to work with a recovery disk is get into the DOS prompt by the shift+F10 at the recovery screen. Is there any way I can fix this with regedit or in a DOS prompt?

If it helps, here's the startup Repair Log:

Problem signature:
Praoblem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unkown
Problem signature04: 21200785
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 5
Problem signature07: 0x19
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Answer:BSOD 00x50 vipre anti-virus conflicting with new anti-virus

So to summarize, You messed up the wife's PC and your trying to fix it before she gets back, but if you don't the kids are getting it?

Just messing

Can you boot into safe mode? press f8 while the PC is booting up, select safe mode and see if you can uninstall that software.

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i just bought new pc and installed XP SP2.when i try to install avast anti-virus,its window closes automatically.Then i try to install kaspersky anti-virus,but again the same problem. Then i figured out that i cant even acces my registry,task manager and hidden files.So i installed remove restrictions tool. It solved the registry,task manager and hidden files problem.But i still cant install any anti-virus.i performed the registry check by using Uniblue registry booster.It shows many errors.I removed them all.But still cant install anti-virus. I cant even boot into the safe mode,it restarts whenever i try to boot it into safe mode.I cant install the windows again bcoz i dont have any CD/DVD ROM drive or floppy drive.......Please help me with this.......heres my HIJACKTHIS log...............................

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:50 PM, on 3/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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Answer:cant install any anti-virus....anti-virus window closes automatically

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

------------------------------------------------------

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

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I only noticed this when I tried to update my Windows Live Messenger, and the Microsoft website wouldn't open on Safari or IE. I tried downloading new anti-virus software like Norton, but none of their sites would open either. I Googled a bit, and lo and behold, I'm not the only one to have this kind of problem. I saw a post on this website (although the thread had closed) that was strikingly similar, so I thought I'd ask for help too. So pleeeeeease, please help me! X3
I understand I need to post a HijackThis log, so here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:22:59, on 07/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
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Answer:Anti-virus software won't scan, well-known anti-virus sites won't open.

It looks like the virus has got wise to THIS website too, because it no longer opens unless I use a proxy server. PLEASE help me, someone... I need to be able to use my internet banking without worrying that this stupid virus has got me keylogged or something! Please, please PLEASE help me.

~ Seras
 

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If i used my pendrive on a computer known to be infected with viruses, and then format/ quick format it using right-click menu before using it on my system, is that good enough? I have 'auto-play' turned off for drives. I am worried as i have to use the pendrive often, as my cd drive not working presently. Can viruses spread merely on attaching the pendrive? And is repetitive formatting of pendrive advisable? Thanks in advance for your views.Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Hi
 
I had put my pendrive in another computer running Kaspersky antivirus to transfer some files
That computer said that my pendrive contains rootkit viruses
I did not get details of the suspected viruses as the pendrive was removed immediately
 
Please advise how to proceed
 
Thanks for helping
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16720  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Shravan at 17:18:34 on 2013-10-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.6003 [GMT 5.5:30]
.
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:My Pendrive in another computer shows virus

   to BC forums!
Please do the following...
 
  To stop the Autorun feature, download and run the following:
Microsoft Fix It 50471:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715
 
Scroll down to: How to disable or enable all Autorun features in Windows 7 and other operating systems
Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps of the wizard.
 
Note: There is an option to enable Autorun automatically. You can do so later, if you wish.
Reboot the system after applying the Microsoft FixIt.
 
 
  Please click on the Windows 7 Start button and then on Control Panel
In Control Panel, select the Folder Options link.
Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window.
In the Advanced settings area, locate the Hidden files and folders category.
Check: Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Click Apply and OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
 
 
  Next, download UsbFix:
http://www.usbfix.net/
Press the green Download button.
Save to the Desktop.
 
In the next step, a window requesting the connection of removable drives appears. Please connect the problem USB drive when requested!
 
Right-click the downloaded USBFix file and select: Run as Administrator
Press: Research
This option scans the connected drives, and reports its infected Files and Folders
When done, the program closes on its own, and a report appears.
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Hi
 
I had put my pendrive in another computer running Kaspersky antivirus to transfer some files
That computer said that my pendrive contains rootkit viruses
I did not get details of the suspected viruses as the pendrive was removed immediately
 
Please advise how to proceed
 
Based on solutions given in previous similar cases, I have run and saved the following basic data so that the work can go 1 step further
 
aswmbr
attach
dds
MBR.dat
 
If these are useful, I will attach or paste the outputs as advised by you
 
Thanks for helping

Answer:My Pendrive in another computer shows virus

Hello -
First EDIT - please glick on Follow this topic at top right to track this -
In Am I Infected we do not use those scans for now.
 
A couple of quick questions - Is there any important data on the Flash drive ?
Did you actually transfer anything from Computer A to Computer B or just drag it out in 5 seconds.
What computer did you do the scans on, as we will look at yours ......
 
Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* 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.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
 
 
Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Now : Checkmark the following boxes:
• Flush DNS
• Report IE Proxy Settings
• Reset IE Proxy Settings
• Report FF Proxy Settings
• Reset FF Proxy Settings
• List content of Hosts
• List IP configuration
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
 Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
 
 
If you have this installed, just Update it and do a Quick Scan, if not ........
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (a.k.a MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE : Do not accept the Free Trial Offer at this time. You can try that... Read more

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Sorry to bother again,I have some questions on removing virus from pendrive:

1. My pendrive has infected with worm virus, will my computer get infect by it when i connect it to USB port??

2. Is there any way that i can remove it without reformat it??

3. Can recommend some powerful software that can remove it??

Thanks.
 

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Hi all,
I've a problem with my pendrive. I'm looking for some help.

I don't know the exact name of this virus/trojan. I usually call
it 'the folder virus'. It creates an exe file by the same name as
the folder. The more folders you have the more exe files by their
name you have. Apart from these 'foldername.exe' files we can
sometimes see a file by name 'MicrosoftPowerPoint.exe' and/or
'autorun.inf'. All these days I either used the anti-virus s/w or
would login to linux and manually delete the exe files.

This time however the pendrive had an additional file by name
'VirusRemoval.vbs' apart from the exe files I named earlier. The
problem I faced this time is that the pen drive would auto-mount
several times. That way I had a terrible time in using linux to
remove the exe files and copying the data files. I persisted and
somehow managed to remove all the exe files. I then formatted the
pendrive. I thought that would have solved my problem and tried
to copy back the data to the pendrive. But to my horror the drive
again started to remount itself every two minutes or so, not
allowing me to copy back the files.

Let me add that the pendrive is a Transcend V30 series 4GB drive.
I searched for firmware but didnot find anything in their site.
Found a software called mFormat and used it to format the drive
again. But still no help. Whether I connect it to windows or
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Anyway, As we know Our Antivirus (Basically, Avira, Avast, AVG, etc), Only detects Virus i.e autorun.inf whenever you insert your removable disk (Pen Drives). But our AntiVirus can’t disinfect it nor delete it.
Hmm, the autorun.inf is hidden and it can’t be remove or disinfected by Anti virus.
I have a Funny tutorial for you all through which you all can get Rid from this Virus without any Antivirus:
1. Open Notepad
2. Do not write anything in it.
3. Save as (any where in PC i.e Desktop) with name "autorun.inf"
4. Copy and paste in your “Pen Drives”
5. Remove your drive then insert again, it will open normally
Yeah, It will work!!
If you guys face any problem then Please do comment below!!!
Source: http://www.rajeshpatel.net/remove-au...out-antivirus/

Answer:Remove Autorun.inf Virus from pendrive Easily - Without Antivirus!!

Nice and simple trick, thank you.
However who uses MalwareBytes' AntiMalware will have no problems, so who uses ESET NOD32 or Kaspersky 2009 for example can disable autorun easlily
otherwise there are many free softwares for example http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...rminator.shtml

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Hi all,

I am using windows xp sp3.

I connected my pen drive to pc and my folders are turned into shortcuts.

I observed that L3aA99Tf5z22, setup programs are running as showing in the taskbar. I turned off the programs and connected pen drive(with fresh folders loaded) to pc. My pen drive folders are safe.
But whenever i am restarting the computer again that programs are showing as running in taskbar. Whenever I forgot to turn off them and connected pen drive, folders are becoming shortcuts.

Can any one help me out to remove this virus from my pc. i dont need recovering the files. How should i permanently remove the virus(Instead of turning of programs whenever switching on the computer)?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:How to Remove the virus which turning the folders of pendrive into shortcuts

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi,
 
i get some issues on my laptop so i decided to reinstall system and clean it up, before i did that i backup all of my important files like photos, movies and some documents, this data is so important to me, so when i finish reinstallation and all other stuff i want to copy that back, when i plug in pendrive i saw that:
 
What i should do now? I need these files!
I beg you, help me out with that
Sorry for my bad language, and try to don't use hard language so i can understand what you want to say.

Answer:USB Pendrive Virus, changed files names, encrypted

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Hi,

I just downloaded a "keygen" from bittorrent, and when I opened the exe file, nothing happened, then the exe file disappeared/deleted itself. I am pretty convinced that this was a virus, because my computer has slowed down significantly.

Now this part is unbelievable - I went online to download an antivirus program or the online Trend Micro scan, AND MY BROWSER (Firefox and IE) WON'T LET ME ACCESS ANY ANTI-VIRUS WEBPAGES!!! I managed to download Hijackthis and Spybot by downloading them through download.com, but it wouldn't let me go directly to the official sites! How strange is that?

Attached are links to the original file that I downloaded, if someone can scan it for me and deduce how to fix the problem, and also my Hijackthis log. (I hosted them on senduit.com for one week so you can access them.)

Thanks so, so much.

Hijackthis log is at - http://senduit.com/3b7234

Original d/l file is at - http://senduit.com/8624cc

Answer:A virus is not allowing me to access anti Anti-Virus webpages, and more...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:43:31 PM, on 5/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Alt+Q Hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\UberIcon\UberIcon Manager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Mac Volume Bar\3r-1c.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows-Related\stickies\stickies.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Dot1XCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\JGsoft\EditPadPro6\EditPadPro.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Gr... Read more

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Hi all,

I was hoping that someone could tell me the difference between Symantec Anti Virus & Norton Anti Virus. They seem to be made by the same company but seem to be two different applications. Is one better than the other? Is one of them easier on the system than another? Symantec anti virus looks to have less of a "footprint" on the system.

Is this the case?

I have also heard some say SAV is better than NAV (or vice versa). Is there somewhere to read up on the differences between the two?

Thanks,
Rich
 

Answer:Difference between Symantec Anti Virus & Norton Anti Virus?

Maybe you can start here: See all products A-Z and note the catogaries.

http://www.symantec.com/product/
>All I know is Norton weighs a ton at the moment.

Looks like it's meant for handhelds:
http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat3/ec_MAIN.ProdListMaster
 

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guys help me pls, last night my uncle reformat my PC then he insert his USB
but the USB have a SALITY VIRUS, (we dnt know the virus in the 1st place)
he told me that he cant reformat again because the VIRUS can go back after reformat. we cant use any anti virus like something blocking them. he have a PC on his own. and same as problem as me because of his USB. then he SCAN his HARD DISK in other computer so can detect the VIRUS then he found SALITY VIRUS. he told me to scan my HARD DISK in other computer too but i dnt have any other PC so he told me that i can remove the SALITY VIRUS by searching in the inter SALITY REMOVAL TOOL. ive scan many SALITY REMOVAL
they detect it. 1st i cant RUN my anti VIRUS ( NOD ) and SPYBOT after i scan the sality removal tool. i found 3 sality virus and detele it. after that i can install the SPYBOT and i can open the NOD but i cant update NOD. so that i cant scan ANTI VIRUS because its not updated. although the spybot is normal now. so i tried to uninstall the NOD and install other ANTI VIRUS but seems it cant open either. when i tried to install the other ANTI VIRUS nothings happened like something block it. and i tried to visit the other website of any ANTI VIRUS but they always said that (problem loading page) (server not found) somethin like they dnt want me to acces any anti virus. i cant USE SAFE MODE. when im using safe mode it goes BLUE SCREEN then said that problem has been occured. some VIRUS etc.... i can open NOD but cant update... Read more

Answer:can't update anti virus and acces anti virus website

can someone help me pls

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It is well known. It must not be running 2 anti-virus program at the same time.Question: I use Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 and it contains Anti-spyware and  Anti-Malware.Can i used with my Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 a separate  anti-spyware and Anti-Malware.programs such as ( Malwarebytes Anti-Malware   and SuperAntiSpyware )

Answer:anti-virus + Anti-spyware and Anti-Malware

One AV, one AS and one Firewall running resident.

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First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

Answer:Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: What's the Best Anti-virus?

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.

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Hello, I'm not sure when this all started, but recently I've been having troubles in a very generalized area which has led me to believe I have contracted some kind of virus/rootkit.

When I ran a scan with ESET Antivirus 4, I tried to update the virus definitions and found I couldn't. I then tried to access www.eset.com. Firefox gives me a notification that the connection was terminated. I tried getting malwarebytes anti-malware from the official website, but that has the connection terminated as well. windowsupdate.microsoft.com redirects to google.com, but otherwise I haven't noticed much abnormal behavior. I've ran scans with ESET, Malwarebytes, A-squared, Sophos, and the Super antivirus site was terminated but I intended to try a scan with that one. Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:17:25 PM, on 5/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\P... Read more

Answer:Windows update redirected to google, anti-virus can't update, various anti-virus site connection terminated

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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This is my first post on this site, and I turn to you in desparation!

I'm not sure if I have two problems, or one problem manifesting itself in two different ways, which is why I have combined this post.

I have somehow gained a programme named "Antivirus 2008" which is constantly warning me that I have 688 viruses on my computer. When this initially started, I ran my free copy of AVG. This warned me of the presence of Trojan Horses, but it was unable to remove them. The full version of AVG would, I was assured, sort the problem. In a moment of madness, I then purchased the full AVG8 programme.

On running AVG8 it informed me of the presence of a huge number of trojan horses, and offered to heal them. I accepted that option, and was informed that the trojans had been healed (or maybe it was removed/sent to the vault - to be honest, I'm getting a bit punch drunk now, and I'm not really sure)

Following this, AVG "Resident Shield Alerts" keep popping up every 15-20 seconds warning me of more Trojan horses. When I click "Remove Threats" or "Heal", sometimes I get a warning reply "Some files could not be found." Sometimes I don't. Either way, it doesnt make any difference - the next warning pops up about 20 seconds later. This is true whether I tick the "power user" box, or not.

The exact details given by AVG are :

File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ppchcgq1j0elfv.exe
Threat Name: Troja... Read more

Answer:Anti Virus/trojan, Anti Virus Xp 2008 / Trojan Horse Downloader.fraudload.p

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list ... Read more

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Hello Group,
One of my security scans identified and removed 2 Registry entries in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\

AntiVirusDisableNotify!=dword:0

and

AntiVirusOveride!=dword:0
Should I be worried about this? What do those entries indicate, and how did they get there?

Thanks,

Chuck
 

Answer:Anti Virus Overide, Anti Virus Disable

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It all started with the explorer.exe not working on start up. So i went to the task manager and ran new process for the explorer.exe once i got it up i tried a virus scan had some trojans i clicked fix problem so i thought it would fix the problem when i restarted the cpu the problem was still the but this time i was not able to acess my anti virus software (Vipre)Also the internet keeps redirecting everything i try to search for

Answer:Virus is disabling anti virus anti malware

tap f8 on boot up and choose safe mode with networking. Then download and run malwarebytes and fix all it finds. Then reboot to normal modeSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Medals

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Infected with Anti-Virus 2011 and XP Anti-Virus. Can't get to Windows update. Running CA Anti-Virus it finds it but I keep getting reinfected.

Jim

Answer:Infected with Anti-Virus 2011 and XP Anti-Virus

Hello Jrwilson, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:1) False Alarms: When the anti virus ... Read more

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My computer has been infected by a virus. It started with my computer telling me I was infected (pop ups) and directing me to their website. The virus prevents me from opening my Mcafee software. I also cannot do a system restore. I have tried but only get so far and it doesnt complete. I have tried this in safe mode with no luck. I have downoladed Malwarebytes to a usb mem stick and changed the .exe file to a fake name and ran the scan. It did find somethings but it didnt fix the problems. So I can still boot up but I cant access any antivirus websites and often the system hangs as I try different things and I reboot and try again without any luck. So I found this website and I thought I would give it a try. Am I a candidate for combofix /

Answer:cant run anti virus, cant access anti virus websites

Download this file and save it to your desktop:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scrCopy it over to the problem computer on a CD or pen drive if you need to.Double-click the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes. Post the Malwarebytes log.

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Hello!

I've been doing a springclean for my PC, and I would be grateful if someone would check my hijack this log for problems.

I've run all of my anti-spyware and AVG programes first. But, I have a question: after my programes have scanned for problems and put all the bad stuff into quarentine, do I need to do anything else with them?

I'm not sure if I should be trying to find ways of removing trojans etc. or if it is ok to just leave them in the quarentine area indefinatly.

Thanks for your help!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 13:43:41, on 24/04/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVirusKit\AVKService.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVirusKit\AVKWCtl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVirusKit\AVKPOP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\freeserve\freeserveconnectionkit\atdialler1.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

Answer:Solved: A hijack this log, and a quick question re: anti-spyware and anti-virus programes

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i have uninstalled norton anti-virus 2008 from my computer however it is still coming up in the start menu and loading on startup. i am wondering how i can remove this and other things from my startup? i can not install any other anti-virus until this is removed.

note: i tried removing them from startup once and it keeps telling me i have put it in a specific startup mode. but when i change the mode it still does not work.

i also removed a instance of windows xp from the boot.ini section that i did not need and when i change the mode the other instace comes back up on reboot.
 

Answer:Solved: help! norton anti-virus 2008 cant remove wont let me install another anti-vir

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Survey: What Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Web-Protection, Fully-Featured Suite would you consider to be the best when assessing it from a price per "quality/quantity of features" perspective?

(Consider that the user will be using it for a Windows 10 laptop and desktop, & a Windows 7 desktop -- more Win 7 and 10 systems if possible!)

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Running Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, MSI Motherboard, 512MB Ram, Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz CPU.I used to have Spybot, but after some point whenever I tried to run it the computer would reset. Now, I've gotten a few messages from Windows Defender that there is a trojan on the computer. I can run a quick scan and remove what shows up, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I try to scan the computer with McAfee anti-virus, I can run a quick scan no problems, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I know there is at least 1 trojan/virus, but any program I try to run to get rid of the problem makes the computer reset. The latest software I installed is a-squared, and I can do a quick scan and find/fix a few problems, but when I do a full scan (in safe mode as administrator) a message pops up saying that the computer is going to shut down, NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM.Please help before I tear out what's left of my hair.Pasted and attached.DDS.txt============DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 22:34:33.51 on Fri 01/16/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.175 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINXP\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Multiple Trojans, PC resets when full-scan anti-virus or anti-malware is run

Hello AdamLinn13Welcome to Bleeping Computer. =====================Please re-open Hijackthis and click on "Do a system scan only"Then place a check mark next to these entries below:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: CMVideoPlugin - {08DEA348-F510-45FD-A6EC-CF3BE0917C5E} - C:\WINXP\system32\CMVideo.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Framework Windows] frmwrk32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rrokuwip] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\Gxizahopira.dll",eO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ngewok] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\exufijocifalut.dll",eO18 - Protocol: tbr - {4D25FB7A-8902-4291-960E-9ADA051CFBBF} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllNow click on Fix Checked and then close Hijackthis.====================================================Download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine be... Read more

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Hello, I consider myself a fairly advanced computer user, but I'm having an issue I'm 99% sure is MalWare related. My laptop freezes CONSTANTLY, sometimes out of nowhere, and sometimes when I walk away for 5 minutes. I have tried numerous times to run AVG, Ad-Aware SE, and both freeze shortly after the scan starts (also tried in SAFE MODE). Now sometimes I can browse the we for hours, but as soon as a start a scan, install, or update, these issues are more common. I am fairly confident that this is not a hardware issue, since I've ran advanced diagnostics on them all, including BIOS. I have a HiJack This Log, and help would be greatly appreciated!

HiJackThis.log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:17:22 AM, on 9/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:Unable to Run ANY Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware programs, Comp freezes every 5 minutes.

BUMP!

--sorry, I'm desperate.
 

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According to a story at Washingtonpost.com, the latest definitions for Microsoft's Anti-Spy flags Symantec's Norton Antivirus as a trojan and prompts users to delete essentials of the program. Users who follow the instructions hose their installation of Norton, requiring Windows registry edits and complete removal/reinstallation of Norton.

Microsoft's support forum is filling up with complaints, many from businesses that have been hard hit. This should be a cautionary note about deploying beta products in production environments.
 

Answer:READ!!!Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Parts of Norton Anti-Virus

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Hello,

I have a problem that is far beyond my limited skills. One of our people has a laptop that has either malware or a virus infecting it. Two symptoms are present: first, when using firefox web pages get redirected to advertising or to unrelated google searches; second, the machine seems more sluggish than usual.

I have tried to download anti-spyware software (e.g. Spy Sweeper, CounterSpy, MalwareBytes, Superantispyware, PC Doctor) and nothing works. In some cases such as Counterspy and PC Doctor, the executable will run but the program will not update (and thus, not allow for a scan). In other cases such as MalwareBytes, the executable simply will not run.

I have run a Trend Micro anti-virus scan. It seems to detect something but it crashes before the scan can complete. The same thing happens with Panda Activescan. Last night, I ran Panda Activescan for over 8 hours. When I woke up, the scan had frozen at the 52% point and had found 1 infected file, which it didn't appear to clean up.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate any help.
Best regards,
Jordan

Answer:HELP! -- Anti-spyware / Anti-virus doesn't work; malware crippling our machine

Uninstall all of the programs but Super Antispyware, Trend Micro and MalwareBytes AntiMalware.Find the MBAM.exe and rename it BAMM.com by right clicking on the file and choosing rename.Download the manual updates for MBAM from the link below. Double click on it to install. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exeINSTRUCTIONS FOR USING MBAM:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1100727

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Coranti is powered by not one, but four world-class anti-malware scan engines!
I remember reading that G-Data too had 2 AV engines included: BitDefender & Avast
Coranti 2010 Multi-Core Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware had 4 anti-malware scanners: Bitdefender, F Prot, Norman & Lavasoft. Coranti 2010 is in beta stages and a 30 day trial version is available for download. Although its a shareware I chose to share about it here because of its unique nature of being a multi-core anti-malware!
I have not tried it but if anyone does, do share your experience here!
The installer is around 21 MB, but after installation it downloads updates and program components worth 250 MB.

Answer:Coranti 2010 Multi-Core Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

Coranti seems to have a long list of serious compatibility issues with many popular anti virus products, (AVG all versions, Eset, BitDefender are just a few). It is strongly advised to visit the Coranti support page before installing.

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I have just finished with my original support and probably have to reformat. However, I would like to find out what is going on or at least in some contribute to helping someone in the future so I have come here.Despite good computer hygiene, Adaware, Spybot, McAfee-now Kasperskey, CCleaner, HijackThis, updating (wondering if this might have brought in some problems), and Zone Alarm firewall, I have problems which I first noticed when I was hijacked from Paypal. This showed on my first HJT scan but disappeared without treatment shortly thereafter. My antivirus, etc., have been disabled although they LOOK as if they are working but don't so much as find a cookie anymore--except for CCleaner. Spybot doesn't find About:Blank but it showed up on the browser scan. I tried to delete it and it doesn't show on any scans but I still see it fly by the bottom of my screen as IE pages are loaded. When I go to my history or temporary files, when I can see them, they are mostly ad pages. I have tried all the usual CWShredder, etc., and they don't find anything.MWAV is the only scan that has shown much. When I submit some suspicious files from comboscan to either VirusScan or Jotti, more often than not they jam VirusScan and I get error messages from Jotti that it is either the wrong stream or the file is empty. Sometime the folders are empty. I have tried to rename them but many times I am not allowed. Sometimes when I explore I can see the folders have information but when I go... Read more

Answer:Anti-spyware & Anti-virus Disabled, Keylogger, Hijack, Worms

Download this program:submit files packerHighlight the files listed below in bold and right-click and selecting copy.C:\WINDOWS\zts2.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vcmgcd32.dllC:\WINDOWS\system32\iifgfgf.dllC:\WINDOWS\rundll16.exeC:\WINDOWS\rundl132.dllC:\WINDOWS\logo1_.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TASKMGR.COMC:\WINDOWS\REGEDIT.COMC:\WINDOWS\system32\T.COMC:\WINDOWS\R.COMC:\WINDOWS\system32\tmp.regThen start the file packer program and right click in the white box and select paste to paste the copied file names in the field.Then press the Continue button.I will create an archive with these files and a small log on your Desktop that starts with a name like requested-file[date].cab.Rename this file to yourmembername.cab (for example grinler.cab).Then go to:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.phpand fill in the required fields and browse to this file on your desktop. Finally click on the Send File button.

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Hi there!

I today wanted to install Firefox on my Mac and an Install programme opened itself and is now preventing any further action - the computer can't be restarted or shut down (notification: Installer can't be closed). The programme can't be ejected, closed, deleted neither. I ran a Kaspersky full scan and it initially detected the malware but no option could be selected to desinfect the Installer. I ran several further scans (AdwareMedic, Avast, CCleaner) without success in detection, also Kaspersky now doesn't find the malware anymore.

Anyone knowledgeable about which steps can be taken to get rid of this Installer? It would be of great help!

Thanks in advance!
Mariya
 

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Hello All,I am not able to update my Zone Alarm Internet security suite for some weeks now. I was directed here from the Zone Alarm Forum. Although I can browse through most of the websites, I am not allowed to access Zone Alarm update, Microsoft update. I also tried http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and also http://downloads.superantispyware.com/down...AntiSpyware.exe but was denied access both on IE and FirexFox.Further Filemon and RootkitRevealer do not work any on my machinePlease help.Thanks

Answer:Unable to access Anti-virus updates / Anti-spyware website

Thanks guys,
All problems solved Thanks to SuperAntiSpyware.

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Are there any free, updated and/or recent Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware combos that could offer better protection than windows defender for windows 10?

Answer:Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions such as Sophos, Panda,and Avira see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Also see Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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Good morning everyone,
Frequent visitor, first time poster of this forum. I want to thank anyone in advance for committing any amount of time to my problem. I'm hoping someone has some experience with this issue. Allow me to explain:

Yesterday, I woke-up my computer and opened up my browser (I use Google Chrome). As soon as I clicked to open the browser, I noticed a Windows Explorer Pop-up. I have attached a picture of what this box looks like, but to describe it for those who are not able to open the attachment: The windows header said "Mod Info" and the Content said "BC LOADED" the only available options for me to click were "OK" or the "Close" button at the top right. Without clicking anything the box then disappeared and Google Chrome opened as usual. This behavior was unexpected, I've never seen this before. Worrying I had some kind of Spyware or Malware, I decided to try running my AV program. I use Avast Free.

I went to look for the process in the hidden icons list on my taskbar, where it usually resides. I didn't see it there, which was concerning. I tried running the program from the start menu, but after clicking it, nothing opened. This was also a red flag that something must be wrong. So I decided to try and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program would also not open when prompted.

I decided to scan google for my symptoms to look for recommended fixes. Several tech support forums suggested to those who presented simil... Read more

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My subscription for Macafee ran out and I never got around to downloading AVG or some other antivirus freeware on my netbook. I experienced some obvious signs of a virus/malware not long after (I would do a google search on Chrome and would get redirected to some very odd sites when I clicked on something safe-looking). So I attempted to download AVG and others with no luck. I then restored my system to an earlier date hoping this would be good enough to remove whatever virus/malware was affecting it. No such luck as I am still unable to download said freeware (although now I am able to surf the net with no issues). So, I happened across your lovely website and am crossing my fingers that you may be able to save the day!

Thanks so much for your time!

Here is the following info you request with each new post...
From Hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:51:14 AM, on 11/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

Answer:I cannot download anti-virus or anti-malware programs...(logs included)

I solved it.

Used ninite.com in safe mode to download AVG and Spybot. Rebooted. Ran both of them. Still couldn't download Malwarebytes. Ran online scanner from Microsoft. Rebooted. Was able to install Malwarebytes. Ran it. System is clean now.
 

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11/25/2014 After viewing facebook videos all computer any normal split second minimal activity takes minutes.
Even in safe mode any activity in windows explorer is crippled.
Opening any folder Task Manager can take several minutes.
Internet access is unavailable, so I am submitting everything from non-infected Windows 8 machine.
All system restore points are gone.

Ran the who's who of malware utilities.
MalwareBytes, MalwareBytesAntiRootKit, RogueKiller, rkill, AdwCleaner, HitmanPro_64, tdsskiller
Full system scan with McAfee.
All of above scans are clean.
FRST_64 also ran to provide log files.
 

Answer:Infection undetected by malware anti-virus anti-rootkit software

A little more background:
I did not observe any obvious malicious or unexpected process entries in Task Manager.
dllhost.exe *32 appears intermittently when starting/stopping programs.
This is never more than a single instance, shows very little CPU or memory usage,
but does have path of C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe

AdwCleaner did identify and delete C:\ProgramData\apn

There was also something called Au_.exe leftover related to "DropBox" application.
I uninstalled "DropBox" and manually deleted Au_.exe file
 

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Please help. I am working on a network and need a corporate anti-virus program and anti-spyware programs? I know McAfee and Symantec offer something, but I know the personal editions I have had a less than nice experience. Any suggestions?

Answer:Need A Corporate Anti-virus Program And Anti-spyware Programs? Any Suggestions

Take a look at this Spysweeperhttp://www.webroot.com/enterprise/products/

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I recently downloaded PC Security Shield (supposedly a good anti virus program) and Spyware Terminator (antispyware) and noticed that their icons sometimes, do not show up in my system tray when I boot up. And it stays like that. I've had no icons for three days now...huh?

I've looked up this problem in the accompanying (Security Shield) help menu and it wasn't any help....but it basically states no icon = no protection....so what the bejeepers can I do to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Anti virus/anti spyware programs missing from system tray

Just a quick thought, go to start-up options and see if they are listed as due to run on start-up, if you have no suitable programme to view your start-up programmes go to run and type msconfig and check the start-up tab
 

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How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)





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If your PC is infected with the Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 malware or something similar, you?ve come to the right place, because we?re going to show you how to get rid of it, and free your PC from the awful clutches of this insidious malware (and many others)
Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 is just one of many fake antivirus applications like Antivirus Live, Advanced Virus Remover, Internet Security 2010, Security Tool, and others that hold your computer hostage until you pay their ransom money. They tell you that your PC is infected with fake viruses, and prevent you from doing anything to remove them.
This particular virus goes by a lot of names, including XP Antispyware, Win 7 Antispyware, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Guard, Win 7 Security, Vista Internet Security 2011, and many, many others. It?s all the same virus, but renames itself depending on your system and which strain you get infected with.


Source ...

Answer:How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)

Thanks for the information. I hope I never have to use it.

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Hello. My Laptop has Windows XP SP3. I have both Windows Defender and Spy Sweeper for anti spyware and Norton Anti Virus. The problems started a few days ago when a weekly scan of the antivirus reported the following. 1/14/2010 20:06 23ecd795-1c985b76 ?????? Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\ Still contains 3 infected items Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/TrewsdF.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/LoaderX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/AppletX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21&... Read more

Answer:Web Browsers Intermittently Hijacked. Malware undetectable by Incumbent Anti Spyware and Anti Virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.??If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.??Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.??Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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Hi,

I have had Avast Free anti-virus for a long time. At some point, after an automatic upgrade, all my messages in Outlook 2003 got an added anti-spam toolbar from Avast. I don't want it.

I did not find any way to make it go away from inside Outlook. It does not appear as an add-on in the relevant places. At some point, there was a register-based solution that was floating around on the Web. It worked with a previous version of Avast, but not with the current one.

I uninstalled Avast (with the proprietary uninstall tool, in safe mode) and reinstalled it twice. At some point, the anti-spam appeared as a separate module, so naturally I refused installation / deactivated it / uninstalled it (don't remember which). Yet it's impossible to make the toolbar go away.

If I de-activate or uninstall the mail shield module, the anti-spam toolbar goes away, but I don't want that. I want Avast to scan my mail, of course.

Now that I have nixed it somehow, the anti-spam component does not show anymore in the Settings / Components panel, not even in order to be re-activated. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. It happens with other Avast components that I have refused, or uninstalled, and which do not appear anymore in the options panel as an option available for re-activation.

The anti-spam, illogically, is not part of the mail shield component, and no relevant settings appear in the mail shield settings.

A request in the Avast forum did not bring any helpful answers.

Thanks... Read more

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Hey guys ... I've searched the forums and done just about everything that I can do so far to no avail and am at my wits end with this thing.So yesterday for no reason, FireFox just decides to close. Fine, no big deal, but then I relaunched and it did it AGAIN a few minutes later. Then I got the lovely Microsoft Security Essentials error message saying that I had a Trojan in Unknown Win32. Of course, I knew that was a fake, so I tried running my Spybot S&D, but it wouldn't load. Double-click, hourglass, nothing. Suddenly, I wasn't able to launch any anti-anything software, wasn't able to get to my regedit, task manager, nor launch a browser. Eventually, in safe mode, I located the Hotfix. exe, removed it, and the error message went away.However, I'm still unable to launch ANY anti-spyware/malware/virus software. In safe mode, I did actually download, register, and install StopZilla, which found 48 objects and removed them. I rebooted and ... yeah, same thing. Currently looking into getting a refund for that piece of fun.Spybot S&D loads in my systray and does the TeaTimer real time thing that it does, but I can't RUN it for scanning. Also, I have the installer for SuperAntiSpyware, but the nifty Double-Click, Hourglass, Done trick happens when I try to launch that for installation in safe mode OR out of it.In FireFox, I'll find a result for something that looks promising, click on it, and suddenly I'll be presented with another website ... Read more

Answer:WinXP - Unable to launch/install anti-spyware anti-virus and browser hijacked

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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Hello,

Firstly thank you for your help - I really do appreciate it.

My HpCompaq laptop is infected with a virus that is blocking multiple anti-spyware software, Vista updates, and even my Kaspersky anti-virus.

1) The virus does not allow me to access websites to download anti-spyware nor access the windows update site.

2) I have downloaded the following programs on another computer, burned on CD and run on my laptop:
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Installed but does not run
- Spybot - Cannot install as access to the website is blocked during installation
- AVG Anti-Virus trial version - Cannot install due to 0x8007013d - Action failed for file avgmfx86.sys

3) I have managed to run CCleaner and clear out all the temp internet files

4) The HiJack This log reads:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:35:59, on 14/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16851)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\pthosttr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
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i need to ask what websites do contain the most indepth , frequntliy updated and nonbiased comparsion of antivirus and antispyware programs?
 

Answer:anti-virus and anti-spyware software comparison sites?

Hi

Yes try this one http://www.av-comparatives.org/
 

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Answer:What is a good Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware software?

Hello Rawkfist, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you like, Avast is a good free option.

AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection

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This pinned topic contains a list of existing topics devoted to specific Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware products. Please consult this list before create a new Product Topic in this forum. For more information about Product Topics, please see this topic: Product Topics and how to create themWhen new Product Topics are added to this forum, please reply to this topic with a link to it so that it can be added to the index.Existing Product Topics are:CryptoGuard by SurfRightRKill by BleepingComputer.comSecureAPlus Freemium - Application whitelisting + AntivirusUnhide by BleepingComputer.comMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Discussion TopicEmsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 Discussion Topic

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what is best free anti-spyware, anti-virus software for Windows 8?

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

Answer:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

Answer:Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

Although Norton (Symantec) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it it requires numerous services and running processes that consume a lot of system resources and often results in complaints of high CPU usage. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. Further, there have been numerous complaints about lack of sufficient support from the vendor.I have read from other users that Norton has made improvements in newer versions of their software so they are not as resource heavy as past versions...while others still say differently. Those issues plus the cost factor are the primary reason many folks look for a free alternative. IMO, Norton (Symantec) is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment protecting many client computers. With that said, there are a lot of folks who prefer using Norton (especially if it came preinstalled) and there is nothing wrong with staying with a product you are satisfied with.Switching to Emsisoft and using Windows 7 Firewall is a wise choice.5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is one of the Best FirewallsWindows Firewall: Your System’s Best DefenseEmsisoft Anti-Malware is an effective alternative to consider. Despite it's name, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antii-virus program...Emsisoft FAQs: Why is it called "Anti-Malware" and not "Antivirus"?. See my com... Read more

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http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix...deleting_1.htmlBy Brian Krebs "Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it. According to several different support threads over at Microsoft's user groups forum, the latest definitions file from Microsoft "(version 5805, 5807) detects Symantec Antivirus files as PWS.Bancos.A (Password Stealer)."When Microsoft Anti-Spyware users remove the flagged Norton file as prompted, Symantec's product gets corrupted and no longer protects the user's machine. The Norton user then has to go through the Windows registry and delete multiple entries (registry editing is always a dicey affair that can quickly hose a system if the user doesn't know what he or she is doing) so that the program can be completely removed and re-installed." David(Moderator edit: By-line and quotation marks inserted,content reduced to comply with fair use. jgweed)

Answer:Microsoft Anti-spyware Deleting Norton Anti-virus

It wanted to del my Norton IS all2gether. No way billy boy i want control over my own box. c asyset.com pup

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That's pretty much my problem. I don't know any details that could help. I tried installing Spybot to scan for the problem but I couldn't install it because my computer couldn't connect to the website and I can't move on with the installation. I'm about to scan with Avast but I doubt it will help. I know I didn't say much substance but hope it helps. Here's the HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:54:49, on 26/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
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ok, i've got like an anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, and a hijack this. Should i like remove some of these programs? Cause i need the laptop to speed up. any suggestions?? thanks.
 

Answer:Anti-virus, antispyware,anti-malware, hijack this! should i remove some of them?

There is excellent support here on TechSpot for major infestations.
In the meantime, if you need free software, I would download Avira Antivir, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, and the free Microsoft Security Essentials. Run full scans with each. If they find evil infestations, remove them, then reboot and rerun the scans one more time.
 

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Hello. =)

I'd like to know if there's an anti-virus/anti-spyware that, if my computer accidentally gets cut off, will resume where it left off? So, if the scan was 20% complete, and the computer turns off, once the computer is restarted it'll resume at 20%.

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My computer, for some odd reason, keeps randomly turning off -- especially at night (usually after midnight). I've tried removing dust from the vents, wiping the vents with a little rubbing alcohol and a dry cloth, and using a fan to blow into the vents (in case it's getting too hot inside the hard drive). Nothing works.

A friend of mine told me to run an anti-trojan program; unfortunately, that didn't work. I've also run anti-virus scans (with AVG Free Edition) and anti-spyware scans (with LavaSoft, Anniversary Edition), and those didn't work either. The last time AVG & LavaSoft did a full scan was early this year (maybe January or February). But now, when I try running full scans, the computer ALWAYS cuts off.

Usually when I turn the computer back on, it gets frozen at the blue "HP/Intel" screen (Screen 1 of 4). Sometimes it'll go straight to the black "boot screen" (Screen 2 of 4; i.e., the screen where you can choose to use the Home Recovery Console, or go straight into Windows XP)...but then it (usually) immediately cut off. [*]

[*] = When my computer boots up, I always see four different screens before it reaches my desktop: a bl... Read more

Answer:Is there anti-virus/anti-spyware that resumes if computer turns off?

Hello

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I need some help with recent problems I've been having with my PC. There're pop-ups that keep coming back, and I don't know how to remove it. I've tried scanning with Ad-aware 2007, and I even used my CA anti-spyware and anti-virus but to no avail. So I tried manually removing it. I searched my PC for suspicious files. So I tried removing a bunch of files that may be malicious software like winctl.exe, and boat32. I found the instructions on removing them in this forums after searching for it in google. So I did that, but the pop-ups keep coming back. I tried using hijackthis, but I'm not sure which files to delete. I've tried fixing some files that I think are harmful, but it doesn't seem to help. Can you show me what to fix in my hijackthis log? The pop-ups are an advertisement on CiD something.

Oh, and I don't know why, but I when I check my task manager it says I have 2 iexplore.exe running when I don't coz I usually use firefox. When I end the processes they just come back. Can you help me? Thanks.

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:55 PM, on 9/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Solved: Need help, pop-ups, Ad-aware, and CA anti virus/anti-spyware can't remove it.

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I ran AVG anti spyware and Trend Micro AntiVirus and then f-secure. after cleaning up some viruses and trojans i still am getting pop-ups while browsing the internet.

log file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:45:02 PM, on 10/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\pccguide.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Heather Beamish\Application Data\WinTouch\WinTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Heather Beamish\Desktop\notepad.exe

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Answer:Solved: Still Recieving pop-ups after running Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

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I use avast! anti-virus... and have for a long time. I've been using SuperAntiSpyware for several months (as well as other antispyware programs), too, and they've always co-existed together with no problems.

Suddenly last night, avast! alerted me that SuperAntiSpyware "contains a sample of a Win:32 Trojan".

I'm no expert but I'm thinking this is unlikely, so I have told avast! to ignore SuperAntiSpyware, and NOT scan that SuperAntiSpyware.exe file.

Is this foolish?

Should I allow avast! to move the offending file to quarantine?
Or should I uninstall SuperAntiSpyware first (since quarantining the exe file will certainly render it useless anyway)?
Or can I continue to ignore the warning altogether??

Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

~Julie~
Additionally:

I connect to the 'net (and a home network!) wirelessly.
My computer spec's are in the profile.
 

Answer:Solved: Anti-Virus Suddenly Alerts Me to Anti-Spyware... ?

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I only know of three Linux based anti-virus solutions and no anti-spyware. Perhaps people can add to this list:

1) F-prot = www.f-prot.com (100% free scanner for home users)
2) AVP = www.avp.com (trial scanner)
3) ClamAV

The great thing about these kinds of programs is that when you utilize them with Knoppix (runs linux 100% from a CD without touching the HD meanwhile giving you read-only access that can be easily made read/write if you wish), you've got a perfect rescue platform. No stealthy viruses can hide themselves (cause they won't be running) and ditto to spyware). This CD is also nifty if you suspect your system has been broken into and you want to check for rootkits, etc.

Knoppix = http://www.knoppix.net/
Knoppix Hacks (book) = http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...96007876&itm=1 (this covers things like virus scanning, data recovery and more).

Answer:Linux based anti-spyware/anti-virus solutions?

Sorry bout the AVP link. I realized it links to a sports page. Use kaspersky.com instead

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What is everyones preference for business/corporate deployed anti-virus/anti-malware? I've used the following products, all the most recent versions available of the corporate/business/enteprise product: Symantec, Trend, McAfee, ESET NOD32. I've alo used Sophos, but that was about 3 years ago. Also used Webroot Spysweeper in terms of a dedicated anti-malware product.

A few that I'm interested in knowing some more about are Kaspersky and VIPRE Enterprise. Anyone have experience with them in the centrally controlled corporate environment?

I want to learn more about Kaspersky especially as their engines are used in a lot of products which take multi-engine approach, and their windows client has the basic stuff (anti-virus/anti-malware/e-mail protection) plus some things that are not in cetain other clients (desktop firewall, and web protection).

Also looking for other recommendations.
 

Answer:Business/Corporate/Enterprise anti-virus/anti-malware

Sophos user
 

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Sometime back I came across a list of recommended free Firewalls, Anti-Virus and Anti Spyware Programs in one of the BC forums, but I do not remember where I found it.  Would someone point me in the right direction? 
 
Thank you, I appreciate it.

Answer:List of Firewalls, Anti-Virus and Anti Spyware Programs

Greetings,
 
If this is what you're talking about...
 
Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources
 
Hope this helps!!!

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Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

Answer:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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This pinned topic contains a list of existing topics devoted to specific Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware products. Please consult this list before create a new Product Topic in this forum. For more information about Product Topics, please see this topic: Product Topics and how to create themWhen new Product Topics are added to this forum, please reply to this topic with a link to it so that it can be added to the index.Existing Product Topics are:CryptoGuard by SurfRightRKill by BleepingComputer.comSecureAPlus Freemium - Application whitelisting + AntivirusUnhide by BleepingComputer.comMalwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 Discussion TopicEmsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 Discussion Topic

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43934/microsoft-anti-spyware-deleting-norton-anti-virus/

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Hi all!
 
Nowadays, we all have real-time running anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-exploit/anti-ransomware for maximum computer security, as well as backup- and disk imaging software, along with Windows Firewall.
 
And of course common sense and following Best Practices for Safe Computing.
 
It is also equally important to use add-ons in your web browser like i.e. WebOfTrust, µBlock Origin and Ghostery for additional security.
 
However, no installed security tools will provide 100% continous protection, even with a multi-layered security solution. There is always a chance that some malware can bypass everything.
 
Nevertheless, that is where standalone anti-malware tools can help detect and remove whatever malware could remain on your system.
 
And hence, my question is as follows;
 
Do you supplement your Anti-Virus with standalone Anti-Malware tools?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

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Microsoft Anti-Spyware Removes Norton Anti-Virus Posted by Zonk on Saturday February 11, @06:32PMAn anonymous reader writes "According to a story over at Washingtonpost.com, the latest definitions file for Microsoft's Anti-Spyware beta flags Symantec's Norton Antivirus products as a password-stealing trojan and prompts users to delete portions of the program. Users who follow the instructions hose their installation of Norton, requiring delicate Windows registry edits and a complete removal/reinstall of Norton. http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/02/11/2259232.shtmlMicrosoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-VirusBy Brian Krebs | February 11, 2006; 01:42 PM ETMicrosoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it.According to several different support threads over at Microsoft's user groups forum, the latest definitions file from Microsoft "(version 5805, 5807) detects Symantec Antivirus files as PWS.Bancos.A (Password Stealer)".http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix...deleting_1.htmlEdit to include note from Oldfrog at CCSP: This refers to the Enterprise version of NAV and not the home version.

Answer:Microsoft Anti-spyware Deleting Norton Anti-virus

Microsoft AntiSpyware Definitions Update #5807 corrected this false-positive.http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showt...view=getnewpost

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I have Windows Defender right now, I don't know if it's good or not though. I did a Panda activescan online and it came with 40 different spyware infected files and one virus I think, but when I ran a full scan on Windows defender it found nothing. Basically I want to get rid of defender and find a good anti-virus and anti-spyware program that's free. It can be an online scan but preferrably works from the computer.

Any takers?
 

Answer:Need a good anti-virus & anti-spyware, etc program that's free.

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I am planning on purchasing one eventually but just in the mean time to keep things safe any recommendations?
 
I've just cleaned up my computer of random "free anti-virus software" that was downloaded over a period of time, and my computer is finally free and I wanna keep it that way! hehe
 
Any help is much appreciated.
 
 
Thank you,
Justin

Answer:Best free anti-virus/anti-malware/protection for Windows XP 32-bit

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Best anti-virus software for windows 8? 2015Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Recommend a good free antivirus programWhich antivirus and malware programs should I use together?Antivirus Solution?Here are links to polls about this very subject:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner

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Hi there, could anyone tell me if there is a free anti virus, anti spyware and firewall for UBUNTU 8.04 i386.

Thanks for any replies.
 

Answer:Free anti virus, Firewall/anti spyware for UBUNTU

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As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests.

I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded.
So after you take the poll, Post what you used to test it with and results.

WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file
(links to test file) EICAR: http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

Answer:Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR

Microsoft Security Essentials caught and cleaned it as soom as I clicked on "save". Never had a chance.

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Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it.

According to several different support threads over at Microsoft's user groups forum, the latest definitions file from Microsoft "(version 5805, 5807) detects Symantec Antivirus files as PWS.Bancos.A (Password Stealer)."

When Microsoft Anti-Spyware users remove the flagged Norton file as prompted, Symantec's product gets corrupted and no longer protects the user's machine. The Norton user then has to go through the Windows registry and delete multiple entries (registry editing is always a dicey affair that can quickly hose a system if the user doesn't know what he or she is doing) so that the program can be completely removed and re-installed.

I put in calls to Microsoft and to Symantec on this issue, but am still waiting to hear back from both companies.

Microsoft said it is shipping updates that fix this problem, but judging from the growing number of other threads on this in that forum, this is shaping up to be a pretty big issue for companies that have deployed Microsoft's free anti-spyware product inside their networks. It's a good idea to keep in mind that Microsoft's Anti-Spyware product is in beta mode: The company's product page explicitly says that Microsoft Anti-Spyware should not be dep... Read more

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While attempting to install counterspy on a friends computer I got the message that says the system administrator has set policies that prevent this installation.I also tried malwarebytes and it refused to install.I'm logged in as the administrator.I also attempted to do a scan with AVG and it disabled itself.I tried an online scan at Trend Micro but I could not reach the website.The browser redirected me to some strange search engine.How should I go about stomping this thing out.

Answer:unable to install or run anti-virus anti-malware programs

Hi Defraggerman I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.Read the Preparation Guide before posting a HijackThis Log.Please read, and follow, all directions carefullyRun a log, and post it in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum.Do not, post it in this topic.Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.It may take a while to get a response from the HJT Team, because they are very busy. Please, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you, as soon as possible.NOTE:Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

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Hi I'm reinstalling my operating system and starting everything over on my laptop, and need some good free sources for Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware and any other programs I should start fresh with to make sure everything stays safe and protected.
Thanks,
Mike

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium - Need Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware

Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast 8 or Avira
Malwarebytes
Spywareblaster
SuperAntispyware
All Free Versions and most of all -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

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