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

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

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.

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

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

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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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

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

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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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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
C:\Program Files\... Read more

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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

A: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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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

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

Can someone please help me?
 

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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.
 

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

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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.


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A: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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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
D:\Program Files\Lavas... Read more

A:Solved: Need help, pop-ups, Ad-aware, and CA anti virus/anti-spyware can't remove it.

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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

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

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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

A: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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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

A: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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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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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

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

A: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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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

A: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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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

A:Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Programs Blocked Even in Safe Mode

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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

A: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 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.

A: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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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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A: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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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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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

A: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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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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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.

A: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 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...

A: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 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

A: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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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...

A: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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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

A: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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I want install associate opposed virus pismire malware application (If that's the right terminology?) and that i mistily keep in mind reading that one ought to initial take away existing applications. will that create sense?

A:Installing a new Anti virus anti malware application.

You may want to read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSteps for Replacing your Anti-virusSupplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools

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How long could you last if you were a normal PC user without an active Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware or a Firewall before getting attacked by someone?

A:How long could you last without Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware or Firewall?

Too many variables involved to be able to give any sort of credible answer. Someone who has a well configured browser and very safe surfing habits, would probably last longer than someone who is heavily involved with social media and peer to peer applications. As one comparative example.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 840 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1788 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD 760G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423290 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA78LMT-S2
 
 
Hi I cannot install some programs rogue killer,malwarebytes,Microsoft safe
avg free
I click on install any of these above 
It says do you want the following program to make changes to your computer
I click yes nothing happens.
But others I can install superspy,ccleaner,adwcleaner,Microsoft malicious tool
I have the above programs on a usb
Can you help

A:cannot install anti virus or anti malware progs

Hi malfun9 From what I read, I understand that you are trying to install RogueKiller (and not use the portable version?), Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AVG Free and Microsoft Safe (what is it?). Then you get a UAC prompt (the message asking if you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer) and after you accept, nothing happens (no window opens or anything). However, if you repeat the same steps with CCleaner, AdwCleaner and the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, it works.Let's see what is causing this, follow the instructions below please.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator;Check the following options:List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Hello, My apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum. I'm looking for what the professionals here would consider to be the best protection at a business level. The company I currently work for is using GFI Vipre and its terrible. We are looking at the business version of Malwarebytes but not sure its the best. Would you kindly give some input as to what you believe would give the best protection? Thanks for your time.Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Best business anti-malware / anti-virus software

As is the case for home users, there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for all organizations and there is no single best anti-virus.Anti-virus Enterprise Software for Business and Corporate EnvironmentsKaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers Enterprise EditionESET Endpoint Security for BusinessEmsisoft Business ProductsEmsisoft Anti-Malware for serveravast! Endpoint Protection SuiteAVG Small Business SecurityAVG Business Anti-virus with Endpoint Protection & Server SecuritySymantec Endpoint Protection Small Business EditionSymantec Anti-virus Corporate EditionCOMODO Business and EntepriseSOPHOS Enduser Protection SuiteVIPRE Business & Enterprise Anti-virusMicrosoft Security Essentials for small businesses with up to 10 PCsThese articles may be helpful in making your choice:How to Evaluate, Compare and Implement Enterprise AntivirusChoosing an Antivirus Solution for your OrganizationGuidelines for choosing antivirus software to run on the computers that are running SQL ServerFive enterprise-ready Anti-virus systemsWhat is Enterprise Architecture (EA)Anti-malware Software for Schools and Business:Emsisoft Business ProductsEmsisoft Anti-Malware for serverMalwarebytes Anti-Malware for BusinessMicrosoft has a number of articles offering guidance on how to configure and use anti-malware on servers...Anti-malware software on Windows Servers

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It seems that so many anti-virus products are decent and do a fair job of protecting your computer, whether or not you pay for them. And all reviews I've read over the years usually conclude that free is best, because the "extra stuff" you get really don't help all that much unless you are prone to catching viruses.

So... it all comes down to risky on-line behavior.

That provokes this question: What's the safest & secure way to browse the Internet, without catching a virus? The idea being, that when you go "off the beaten path" to a site you don't normally view, is there a "sandbox" way to browse the site such that you will be able to:
Get a warning if the site is unsafe, or seems like it is trying to run malwareBe completely protected -- meaning, scripts and such can't run and the site is totally unable to do anything

Any advice on how that can be done? I'm sure there are techniques out there, but before I start investing time to research, maybe someone here has already done it and can share. Thanks!

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I have about 45-50 PCs/Notebooks that I need to have Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware protection for. We are currently using Norton Internet Security 2010 (10-user packs). I am trying to figure out whether I should stay with Norton or switch to something else, but I'm not sure what else to consider (she says with chagrin). The computers are all running Windows XP (Pro and Home) SP3. We are fairly lenient with Internet access. I would think I need a firewall, real-time anti-virus (and anti-malware?) protection, schedulable system scanning among other things. But I'm not sure what those other things are. Could anyone give me some suggestions are to what I should look for/look at? I am considering Trend Micro, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, and MS Security Essentials or AVG Free version.
 

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Symptoms:Several task bar balloon pop ups claiming McAfee A/V is turned off & the computer is not fully protected.McAfee update fails.McAfee security console shows different issues depending on when I open it, but after the computer has been up for a while the only issue shown is that the detection signature file is between 8 and 29 days old.Cannot update MBAM database.Cannot run SDFix.Web browser redirection (IE7 and Firefox 3.0.8)bleepingcomputer site won't load at all.Sometimes Firefox closes with a "Sorry Firefox has detected a problem and has to shut down ... Do you want to report the problem to Microsoft" window.OS - Windowns XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 SP3What has been done:Since the problems first started, more than one person has tried various things to get rid of this problem, including running some tools (SDFix and MBAM) that I have used before to successfully remove malware infections.Spybot on 4/5 found and supposedly cleaned Virtumonde and Waledac.cn.MBAM on 3/31 found no problems, but an earlier scan found at least one problem, however details have been lost.We were able to install a recent version - 1.35 - but we cannot get any updates.Last update database version 1904 from 3/26/2009.MBAM Check for updates problem details:Click on the "Check for Updates" and the status window opens and appears to be connecting to malwarebytes.org, but then the Microsoft "Sorry ... need to close" window pops up.Eventually MBAM upda... Read more

A:Cannot update anti-virus /anti-malware and other symptoms

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Docu... Read more

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Hello,
One of the family's machines recently ( few months ago ) was force fed Windows 10 Home.
Typically on our other machines ( Windows 7 and 8 ), I use Avast Free to run in the background and SUPERAntispyware and Malwarebytes I run as standalones. I use a Limited User account for any internet facing activities.
I see Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender.
Is this enough?
What's the general consensus if there is one.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
 

A:New To Windows 10 Anti-Virus/Anti-malware Question

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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

A: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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Total Anti Malware Protection is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Total Anti Malware Protection and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism, Total Anti Malware Protection has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Total Anti Malware Protection is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Total Anti Malware Protection virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

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i need help!

my antivirus (f-secure 2007) finds the same item of malware everytime i do a spyware scan:

"C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt "

but it is unable to quarantine or remove the thing. i've tried manually getting to the folder where it is to delete it, but it doesnt appear there.

i've also tried using other spyware programs (spybot s&d, ad-aware, spyware doctor & avg anti-spyware) but none of these find it when doing a scan

can anyone help?

thanks

**here is hijack this log as seems to be the done thing? **

Scan saved at 13:48:29, on 25/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.2

I don't have a gold or blue shield next to my name, but I feel that I've got a rather easy way to remove PC Anti-virus 2010 from an infected computer.

(Note: it requires that you physically disconnect the hijacked hard drive to get to the root of the problem)

When it infected my computer it shut down all my antivirus programs (Norton, MalwareBytes, F-Secure's Blacklight), it prevented me from opening both System Restore and the DOS command line, and it re-directed both my browsers to phony web pages that imitated reliable sites. Cnet apparently gave PC Antivirus 2010 a five star rating, if you believe the webpage I was directed to. It also prevented me from downloading antivirus software from other vendors.

What worked for me was a little cable I purchased.......a USB to SATA/IDE drive adapter. For the regular readers and posters of Techguy. org you can skip the next few paragraphs. For those who don't know about this device please read on.

First go to this website for details and pictures: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2006/03/22/brando_usb_2_0_to_sata_ide_cable/

All you have to do is disconnect the ribbon cable (SATA owners, your cable has only 7 wires in it) and plug the adapter into the hard drive. This can be done with the H/D still in the infected computer if it is too hard to physically remove. But the cable kit also has a power supply so that you can pull the hard drive out and set it on the work bench.

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A:Solved: A way to remove malware PC Anti-virus 2010

Hi timandlorene

Thank you for sharing your story with us. I am sure your advice will be very beneficial to people here who are fighting this nasty infection.

I also edited one word in your post
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.2

More specifically, the Awola virus, as it could be called. Simply put, it's a rogue anti-spyware program that managed to install itself (Imagine that), but the problem is, despite numerous attempts, I can not seem to get rid of it. I am getting a warning window in the lower-right hand side of my screen saying "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spware infection. It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss..." and so on, yet the thing will never seem to go away, no matter how many times I close the window. Along with it, that boots itself is the actual rogue anti-virus program, Awola, providing false positives for viruses, and prompting me to buy the full version. On top of this, I believe this program may also be downloading other malware on to my computer, as well as hijacking my desktop background into a cheesy (and almost cute) little window, informing me my system is infected.

Anyway, here are my logs:




Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Professional (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
CPU 1: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
Percentage of Memory in Use: 44%
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A:Can't remove malware via any reputable anti-virus programs.

Hi Darkmuffin,

Not a problem. This is going to take a few rounds to cleanup, so please stick with me until I say your system is clean.

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Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it.
Click "Next", then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin: Please follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your computer: Please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load and this is normal.
Once the desktop loads post the text that will open (report.txt)

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Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
IMPORTANT: Make sure you install the Recovery Console before running ComboFix.

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Please reply back with the following:

C:\fixwareout\report.txt
C:\ComboFix.txt

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RELEVANCY SCORE 92.4

Hello. I am working on a friends machine that seems to have a nasty infection. This machine is a dedicated server running Windows Server 2003 Web. Everything I am doing to it is via remote desktop which is making it a little more of a challenge. Web browsing on the server was incredibly slow when he asked me to take a look at it. I figured he was infected with something so I was going to try and install a few things on it and run a few scans, only to find that all of the sites that I found to use are blocked or disable by whatever is infecting the server. Any attempt to access an anti-virus or anti-malware website results in a message stating server cannot be found. Any other website can be accessed though.

There is an FTP server running on this machine, so I do have that availability to FTP to the server to get any file or program to it that I need to. Please just let me know what you need from me and I will get it up here as soon as I can. I am a fairly experienced user and can grasp things pretty easily. Thanks for your time, I greatly appreciate it.


Jamie

A:Malware Blocking all Anti-Malware/Anti Virus websites

If it doesn't block you from softpedia or download.com, the get the anti virus software from their sites instead. Hopefully it won't block them. When they are downloaded, rename the file names.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 92

Hi,My computer is infected, and no matter what I did (Working on it 2 days already), the problem still occurs.Problem description:1. An error message is popping up after windows finish loading. This is the message - "RUNDLL | Error loading augry.vko. The specified module could not be found"Problem 2. When I open a folder for example "c:\my folder's\mymusic", the folder/window is getting closed and desktop disappears and appears again.Which means that I can't use the files in this folder.I tried to "Clean" this infection by doing many many things:1. Used Hiren's cd and run different tests like: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot - Search & Destroy. Also Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG scan, NOD32 online scan etc.2. I did the scans above also in SAFE MODE and in XP mini OS (Available in Hiren's CD).These scans did find many infections and I think that also cleaned all of them.. (Sort of..)3. I run also ComboFix but the problem still occurs.ComboFix showed me this 2 messages:System file is infected !! Attempting to restore "X:\i386\system32\lpk.dll"System file is infected !! Attempting to restore "X:\i386\system32\imm32.dll"But in the second Scan I did with ComboFix - It didn't show it anymore.4. I did restored the com via the Microsoft "Restore point" method.But the problem/VIRUS still occurs!This is the ComboFix logs:QUOTE**Lo... Read more

A:help| Infected an Cannot remove the virus (Used: ComboFix, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and more)

Anyone can help me please?EDIT: Please be patient. There are over 480 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 6 days. ~BP

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