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Old 11-18-2008
elitewolverine
 

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Vista security and infection issue

let me start off by saying this problem is just killing my braincells. i
have read your forums for quite some time now and, well, i needed to
join because im just at a total loss to whats going on, and nothing on
google or yahoo has shown up.

Heres story:
Friend calls me while im at work, and says, whats up with rundll32
error. from my experience especially since i have spybot adaware avg and
other things that i trim my pc with. I simply remark oh thats usually a
messup with the display card or a small dll error (it was more technical
than that). I go home slick close error and i think all is fine. I didnt
bother getting up on the pc and doing scans and all that jazz nor did i
have the time. Now here are the issues that came just a day after.

IE:
i can open generic sites such as yahoo or google. I try to access any
anti-virus site and i get some 'http 20' (http:///?20) type error. Or
sites like majorgeeks i get the same. I do a web search via yahoo,
google, and any link i click opens up a new window and takes me to some
random site, about 3 or 4 in total before finally resting on one site
but it like hops all on its own in that window.

Spybot: Will no longer run, keeps getting rundll32 error over and
over, and i get rundll32 error over and over even when im not doing
anything on the pc

firefox: will not even load up

Windows services:
My pictures, my videos and certain other folders have been 'locked'
out, and controll panel or chkdsk all create errors or they fail to
start upon boot up like i tell them too. Windows restore is broke as
well, even though the recovery drive shows 5gigs used, it will always
say no recovery spot to look at. And i think my admin password was
changed

Safe Mode:
i thought this would fix it, nope safe mode nothing runs either its
basically the above problem with worse graphics

Things i have tried. AVG runs but finds nothing or if it does find
something its tracking cookies, spybot wont run so thats a dead horse,
HiJackThis, i have run but wont uninstall some things, windows defender
found one item removed it but didnt fix any of my problems, i have used
various other software from days of old when i was a part time pc tech
but those are old programs (though they found one or two each). Regedit
doing manual removal.

one thing that is consistent is antivirus2009 pops up everynow and then
which i know is a virus type program and i have tried various ways to
remove all without success.

My only option IMO, is to buy a new hard drive, and reinstall vista, i
cant really reinstall on that drive because i just have to many files
from pictures to 3d modelling type files that i use as a hobby, and
countless other files i just cant afford to 'loose' with a fresh install

any ideas?


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Old 11-18-2008
Malke
 

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Re: Vista security and infection issue
elitewolverine wrote:

(snippage, answer at bottom)

> i can open generic sites such as yahoo or google. I try to access any
> anti-virus site and i get some 'http 20' (http:///?20) type error. Or
> sites like majorgeeks i get the same. I do a web search via yahoo,
> google, and any link i click opens up a new window and takes me to some
> random site, about 3 or 4 in total before finally resting on one site
> but it like hops all on its own in that window.
>
> Spybot: Will no longer run,


> firefox: will not even load up


> My pictures, my videos and certain other folders have been 'locked'
> out, and controll panel or chkdsk all create errors or they fail to
> start upon boot up like i tell them too. Windows restore is broke as
> well, even though the recovery drive shows 5gigs used, it will always
> say no recovery spot to look at. And i think my admin password was
> changed
>
> Safe Mode:
> i thought this would fix it, nope safe mode nothing runs either its
> basically the above problem with worse graphics
>
> Things i have tried. AVG runs but finds nothing or if it does find
> something its tracking cookies, spybot wont run so thats a dead horse,
> HiJackThis, i have run but wont uninstall some things, windows defender
> found one item removed it but didnt fix any of my problems, i have used
> various other software from days of old when i was a part time pc tech
> but those are old programs (though they found one or two each). Regedit
> doing manual removal.
>
> one thing that is consistent is antivirus2009


Your system is infected with a rogue antivirus program. It is called "rogue"
because it pretends to be A Good Guy but is really Evil. Do not pay them!

If you are infected with XP Antivirus or Antivirus 2009/10, here are removal
steps:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malw...antivirus-2009
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic154529.html (earlier versions)

Removal instructions for Antivirus 2009:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/i...showtopic=5178

These may work for you and all may be well. However, in many cases the
computer will also be infected with Zlob and/or Vundo trojans and protected
by a rootkit. These machines are extremely difficult to clean.

If your machine is one of these cases, either get guided help at one of the
specialty forums below OR back up your data and do a clean install of
Windows. It is your choice. If you are unsure how to back up your data or
how to do a clean install, you can take your machine to a local computer
professional. I don't recommend using BigComputerStore/GeekSquad types of
places.

PLEASE DO NOT POST LOGS IN THE MS NEWSGROUPS.

http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip
http://aumha.net/ - Click on the HijackThis forum. Read the announcement and
the stickies *first*.
http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...splay.php?f=25
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malwa..._Here-f37.html
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/i...hp?showforum=7
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum...?showforum=170
http://spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?board=3.0
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7

Malke
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Old 11-18-2008
elitewolverine
 

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Re: Vista security and infection issue

thanks for the quick reply, i have tried to remove 2009 before, its just
been very very hard because of the ie hack, i cant get to a vast
majority of sites that help with problems my favorite majorgeeks. Right
now im at work and is how im able to do it here on this forum. Ill try
all those you posted

I think im going to do a hard 2days left, if i find the solution ill
post it or at least what i did...

funny thing is i used to be the guy you took the pc too, now im the one
on the other end lol.

if all fails, it will be a darn good reason to purchase that 1TB HDD
that i have been looking at...

one last thing is there anywhere i can find bare minimum registry
files? like a pc that has a fresh fresh install and a saved registry
file so that i can use a program to compare the two side by side?


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Old 11-18-2008
Richard Urban
 

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Re: Vista security and infection issue
Have you any idea as to how long it would take you to look at every line in
the registry? There are, in some cases, hundreds of thousands. One of my
malware scanners looks at 128,000 lines - and that is not even the complete
registry.

Have you got a spare month with nothing to do? (o:

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"elitewolverine" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> thanks for the quick reply, i have tried to remove 2009 before, its just
> been very very hard because of the ie hack, i cant get to a vast
> majority of sites that help with problems my favorite majorgeeks. Right
> now im at work and is how im able to do it here on this forum. Ill try
> all those you posted
>
> I think im going to do a hard 2days left, if i find the solution ill
> post it or at least what i did...
>
> funny thing is i used to be the guy you took the pc too, now im the one
> on the other end lol.
>
> if all fails, it will be a darn good reason to purchase that 1TB HDD
> that i have been looking at...
>
> one last thing is there anywhere i can find bare minimum registry
> files? like a pc that has a fresh fresh install and a saved registry
> file so that i can use a program to compare the two side by side?
>
>
> --
> elitewolverine


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