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cant install any anti-virus....anti-virus window closes automatically

Q: cant install any anti-virus....anti-virus window closes automatically

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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\XP-4603E7AB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
G:\Remove_Restrictions_Tool.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster\RegistryBooster.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SkyTel] SkyTel.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HDAudDeck] C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exe 1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SecurDisc] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [XP-4603E7AB] C:\WINDOWS\system32\XP-4603E7AB.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RRT-Auto] G:\Remove_Restrictions_Tool.exe auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009] C:\Program Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster\RegistryBooster.exe /S
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - Startup: ??????.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\XP-4603E7AB.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{DB41672B-7364-4E14-BB0A-52581E8CAFF5}: NameServer = 218.248.240.79 218.248.240.179
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe

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End of file - 4504 bytes





i hope u will solve my problem as early as possible...................

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Preferred Solution: cant install any anti-virus....anti-virus window closes automatically

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A: 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
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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.

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

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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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Hey,

How can I create a script that runs many different Anit-Virus, Anti-Spyware and many more one after another automatically?

Thanks
deanpcmad

A:Script To Run Anti-virus Anti-spyware, Etc Scans Automatically On After Another

I for one see a problem with 'automating' your malware tools, with a script. I don't allow any antimalware app to take action without prompting me for confirmation. That way I know what is coming up as malware. With a script you are trusting that it will make the right selection of actions without confirmation. The possibility is there to delete a perfectly legitimate file in error. Then you have to guess which application removed your legitimate file. Then you need to hope it can be 'restored'. In my opinion there is just too much trust and risk given to a script if it can even be done.

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cont'd from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic415205.html

Hi,

I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 on a Compaq Mini netbook and recently got infected with a trojan or a virus. I've been trying to clean it for a while with no luck. It used to asked me to buy a fake antivirus software, but it doesn't do it anymore. It may be the MSBlaster trojan.

When I try to open it in safe mode, it closes all the antivirus programs including hijackthis and malwarebytes.

I tried renaming malwarebytes and run it but did not work. It stats scanning and closes after 5 seconds.

Even in safe mode, there is a suspicious program in task manager named 472196741:2061097699.exe which I can not kill using task manager.

None of the network connections (including internet) do not work on the computer but I have another laptop to transfer files through a USB.

I was able to get the full DDA log, but the virus closed the GMER application once it was done scanning which makes me not able to get the GMER log.

Please help!

Thanks

.
DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by User at 20:33:03 on 2011-08-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.486 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Outdated* {EDB4F... Read more

A:trojan/virus closes all anti-virus software and mbam

I'd like to continue resolving this through spybot.com forums. Please close the thread. Thanks.

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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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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

A: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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RELEVANCY SCORE 105.2

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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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 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

A: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
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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?

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A: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!
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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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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

Hi, welcome to TSF!

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.

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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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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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
C:\WINDO... Read more

A: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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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

A: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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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.

A: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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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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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

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

can someone help me pls

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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

A: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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I am running Windows XP Pro - SP3, Norton Anti Virus and got infected with Anti Virus Pro (through Charter.com email I think). Obviously it stops me from connnecting to the internet, running scans, installing other Malware Removal software. Additionally, when I try to boot to any of the Safe Modes, it reboots before it finishes listing the programs loading; specifically it reboots at MUP.SYS, the last item in the Safe Mode posting screen. At this point, I set the Hard Drive up as a Slave and put it into my other computer running Charter's brand of Anti-Virus. I did this hoping that scanning it as a different drive would allow me to remove the virus. It took several hours of scanning 1 million files, it found 47 virus', 1 malware, cleared some of them. I can attach the Norton Log if you like. I have not tried the Slave drive back in the original PC because I wanted to post here first and I see that there are very good instructions on here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-system-pro) for removing this problem. I do not think it has the problem solved because the LDVX.EXE is still on the root of the C drive of the Slave and it won't let me delete it. I have downloaded Combofix and Malware Bytes but have not used the Malware Bytes yet. Where should I start?

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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

A: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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Well, i heard that 10 come with anti virus but i cannot find it. Where can i locate that?

A:window 10 anti virus?

Its called Windows Defender. You can find it by typing its name in the search box. The program's settings are in the Settings App.

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Hi All,
I'm having a few problems with virus, apparently. I realised in one of my laptops (when i wanted to do an online Panda ActiveScan virus search) that i can't open any anti-virus website or even the windows update website. I was in the process of re-installing XP in one of my laptops and even after installation, the virus is still there and it wont even let me install Avira (from a previously downloaded file) because, at a certain point in time, when Avira trys to connect to the internet, i get a msg saying that internet connection couldnt be established.
So, bottom line, i got the same virus on 2 laptops running XP SP3 and no anti-virus installed.
I've seen some other posts on the same topic but for each of the solutions, people have submited logs of some kind and i wasn't sure if their solution would apply to me as well.
It would be great if someone would tell me what to do.

Thanks for your time!

Bernardo

A:Virus - Can't open any anti-virus websites or install Avira

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.

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Hi all,
 
I'm using an older computer while mine is in the shop for the next week or so, and this thing has a massive virus. Windows defender & update are blocked, computer won't allow me to install malwarebytes chameleon or any anti-virus (even running as Administrator), even tried running exefix_cu to fix the registry and allow me to download .exe files.
 
Definitely in need of some assistance as I don't feel safe logging in to my accounts or doing the necessary business tasks on this computer - I do appreciate your help!
 
 

A:Windows 7 Worm or Virus not allowing anti-virus install

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please try to run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar R... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

Hi,
When I open Opera, some unwanted sites (porn sites) - that I never open them before - opened automatically. I cannot open
Documents and Settings directory and my Avira wont start.

This is my hijackthis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:29:22 AM, on 1/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAP\DAP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Shollu3\Shollu3.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe
E:\Keypress\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Smadav\SM?RTP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Smadav\SM?RTP.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/web?&o=13799&l=dis&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

Does anyone know of a good anti-virus program (also need anti-spyware) that does all the scans, updates etc. automatically? I'm helping a friend update her computer. She's just learning about things like this, and not too comfortable with the whole process. If it doesn't update automatically, the next best thing would be if it prompts her to scan on a regular basis, update when needed, and is easy to use.

Of course, if possible, a free program would be ideal, but if it does the updating automatically, she's probably better off paying for it, so we're sure it gets done.

Thanks,

Carol
 

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I feel like such an idiot. I tried to run a patch for a game that I got off of a dubious site and I'm fairly certain it infected my system (because the real patch was around 40 megs compared to the 500 KB one I executed).

My first clue that something was wrong was after rebooting my system, the game (Thief II) started taking an extremely long time to load up. I checked out windows task manager processes and noticed wintems.exe which is apparently a Trojan.
This infection seems to have disabled my Windows Security Center icons which always show up in my taskbar (firewall, etc..) I reactivated them, and they disappear again after rebooting!

I used to have AVG but recently deleted it. I tried to install it again and it won't let me (perpetually telling me to reboot and restart).

I tried Avira Personal Edition and it won't complete install either.

Finally, I tried F-Secure's online scanner after finding a user who had success with it following an infection which sounded VERY similar to mine. It started to scan, but then stopped and gave me the message "Unable to download necessary online scanner components".
Here is the link to that forum if it is of any use: http://forum.avira.com/thread.php?threadid=31068&sid=99489e6f594767255f7333b471f1fbdc
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:27:51 PM, on 1/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Virus/Worm Won't Let Me Install Any Anti-Virus Software

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My PC was hit by a virus last week. It was unprotected. I managed to install Kaspersky and Spyware doctor from CDs, but it's still very infected.

Ultimate Cleaner was part of it, but that no longer shows up.

The major problem i have is that it redirects me off any tech sites or anti-spyware sites so its impossible to get any anti-malware from the web. I did manage somehow to download malware bytes anti-malware, but it won't install - the error i get is "not a valid win32 application".

The other problems i have are:
Can't restore active desktop
Most functions have been removed from start bar
CD drive and C drive do not appear in windows explorer
"Virus alert" by the clock

Is there a workaround? I also have firefox on the PC is there anyway i can access that?

Thanks

A:Virus - Can't Download And Install Any Anti-virus Apps

If you cannot use the Internet or download any programs, you are going to need access to another computer (family member, friend, etc) with an Internet connection. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, save it to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD, transfer it to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If you cannot transfer or install from the infected machine, try running the setup (installation) file directly from the flash drive or CD so it will install on the hard drive.Please print out and follow these instructions to perform a Quick Scan in normal mode. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 93.6

hope you can help me please.. i cannot scan with my optus internet security suite, i unistalled it and now i cant install again. same with the free avg and trial kaspersky anti-virus program both does not work

avg says this error message
"c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgui.exe
this application has failed to start because application configuration is incorrect. reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

kaspersky says i cannot install because in running in safe mode (which in not). or try to redownload

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:01:39 PM, on 30/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
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A:Trojan Virus? Can't Install Any Anti-virus Program

Hello chocolatee,I apologise for the delay, the forum is too busy.If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log as per my instructions below.----------------------------------------------RENAME HIJACKTHISThere is some infection hiding in your log.Using Windows Explore by right-clicking the Start button and left clicking Explore navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\MICHAEL\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe Right-click on HijackThis.exe & select Rename to scanner and post back a new Hijackthis log.

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My sister got a virus and some malware I'm afraid on her laptop. I ran malwarebytes and it found something and removed them. I also ran AVG and it found nothing else. After doing this when she was using it the next day, while she was online she got this pop-up that looked like a MS Windows virus warning. It was fake because I have seen this type of pop-up before and it also started to want to download a file, which I stopped. But after disconnecting from the web I ran malwarebytes and AVG scan again and nothing was found. So I ran hijackthis to see if something was still lurking in the registry. Attached is the log, could you look it over for me? I'm not sure what to look for...

A:fake Windows anti-virus window

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 I 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 results.Follow the ... 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
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A: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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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.
 

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

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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

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

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

BUMP!

--sorry, I'm desperate.
 

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Hi, my computer started shutting down on its own.

I thought I was in the clear after installing a quality anti-virus program and removing all extra applications.

Unfortunately, I had 'guests' use my computer and even though they may not be to blame, I am having the following problems now:

I have a number of unknown processes running (including jqs.exe.)

Slower performance

Windows will shutdown on its own.

My virus program is nowhere to be found (doesn't load and all the McAfee folders are gone except one).

I followed the instructions and ran the scans.

Thank You!

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 19:42:59.42 on Thu 07/22/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.681 [GMT -4:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
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A:Window shuts down on its own, anti-virus program has disappeared

BUMP, please

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Just recently i noticed that after my widows logged on and loaded the sound disabled it self, it would play with windows start sound, then disable, it says i don't have the hard where, so then i tried to open Spybot Search and destroy and it wouldn't open, same with windows defender, so then i went and did a online scan, and it said i was infected. Can anyone help me to remove those another way?

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by C Room at 19:09:06.00 on Wed 03/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1508 [GMT -7:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\DOCUME~1\CROOM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX10.922\gmer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\C Room\Desktop\dds(2).scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ptec/defaults/sp/*http://www.yaho... Read more

A:Virus Infection can't install / run anti virus

Also For some reason i can't go in safe mode, when i try to, my computer restarts.

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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
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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

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

If you haven't already, please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

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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Press the Windows "logo" key and "R" key then copy/paste the following into the Run box and click OK:

%temp%\dds.txt

A text file should open. Please copy/paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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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 ...

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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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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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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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?

A: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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