Re: formidable malware -- PC_AntiSpyware2010
"Peter Foldes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> SuperAntiSpyware has the capability for this PC_AntiSpyware2010. Few
> people used it for the same malware and all had success with it.
I had SuperAntiSpyware installed. I tried to use it. It fared no better
than the other programs mentioned below. SaS also has something called an
"alternate" start link. Using that, I could at least see a startup window.
Seconds after I hit the "scan" button. pffft ...
This new strain is some serious MoJo. What 2010 was doing on these key
program files was changing permissions to a single user named "EveryBody"
( right-click file / security tab / insane rubix-cube of technical poop).
%UserName% (me) was still the "owner" of the file. No help there. As soon
as I would rename the correct users for permissions, and run the file it
would reset back to "Everybody". And I would be locked out again.
In safe mode, the computer would only spin the blue circle after
right-clicking on a file. Nasty.
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> "NetLink_Blue" <PcjTv@cooltoad.com> wrote in message
>> Yesterday I managed to infect my Vista Ultimate with a very virulent (
>> new?) strain of PC_AntiSpyware2010. The battle for control of my
>> computer lasted 5 hours last evening, and a few more hours this morning.
>> I finally threw in the towel today, and re-imaged my Vista partition with
>> a backup (a bit old - but oh well). Thank goodness Acronis 10 came thru
>> for me. The pucker factor was pretty high, considering my hard-drive had
>> changed considerably as to partition sizes and number.
>> I'm no slouch as far as peeking under Vista's skirts ... but damn! 2010
>> took away all my weapons that I could throw at it. Safe mode OR normal
>> boot. Task Manager worked (slowly, like regedit and everything else on
>> poor 'ol Vista), but stopping rogue entries became a Mallet & Ground
>> Chuck game.
>> Malware Bytes Anti-Malware
>> Hi-Jack This
>> Stubware Scanner
>> System Internals Auto-Runs (sheesh)
>> ... the above programs would start and become active -- than would just
>> quietly shutdown. RegistryFix7 and another registry contestant held up
>> longer, but also just (poof) vanished after thinking about my problem.
>> If you happen to get this strain, kiss your buttocks good-bye. And hope
>> you have a recovery option of sorts. This was a serious bit of malicious
>> Net-Link Blue