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Old 01-15-2010, 07:15 PM
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For a while now (couple of weeks) I have not been able to run scans, malwarebytes, anti-maleware and Spybot.
AVG is scheduled to run every night.
When AVG ran there were not any alerts. So I was not so concerned.
I got a warning about a worm, then the description of what it was, with warnings to "Run scan now" I tried to run Spybot and Malwarebytes but the would not run.
On the Malware site there was discussion of how this virus can disable the scans.
Later the screen turned a bright green with orange icons with massive warnings so I just turned it off.

I don't want to turn it back on until I know what to do.
Considering calling the "Computer Handyman of Baltimore" a local company to see what to do.
Just thought I ask here to see what the guru's had to say.

I have the Timonium Fishing Expo to attend all day tomorrow then some thing else at night. I may not be able to call a "pro" till Mon.

I would appreciate any input.

(This post is from the new Toshiba. Sweet so far.)
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:18 AM
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I guess the first question that needs to be asked is: how valuable is the information on that "old HP"?

Did you try booting up the computer in safe mood and then try running your scans?
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Had close to the same thing on mine.Could not bring up McAfee to work, Spybot wouldn't boot, could not use "system restore". Took it to (Yikes!) BestBuy's computer geeks. Fixed it! Scary thing was that I asked if they wanted computer password to log on. Answer - "no, we'll get past it" and they did. Problem, I was told was that McAfee actually screwed up system, wasn't functioning correctly and let some bad stuff get by. They stripped McA off the machine. Comps been working perfectly now for 4 months.
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Once you go "MAC" you'll never go back........
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Try Spyware Blaster to see if you can get cleaned enough to get McAfee running.
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Originally Posted by nausetlight View Post
Once you go "MAC" you'll never go back........
Only if you don't need to connect it to a business network..or do anything other than surf the web without buying a slew of new software for it.

I do hear, however, Itunes is AWESOME on it!
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I have had the free anti virus Avast on my computer for about 15 months and have had no problems (it updates often). In the past I always had problems due to worms and viruses on my older computers using McAfee.
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Originally Posted by nausetlight View Post
Once you go "MAC" you'll never go back........
Near a year on my MAC and not a hiccup!

I too shall never buy another PC!
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Garret,
Sometimes when logging on it would only come up in Safe Mode and even then it would not run the scans.

Before the "worm" got in there (to the DANGER, DANGER point!!) I removed Malwarebytes then reinstalled it but still no luck. I have the address of said worm but I am not sure if it is safe to type it here so I will refrain from doing so.

On the Malware site others posted that changing the name, Malwarebytes to say, XXX, where it was located, would "Trick" the virus and then it would run. For others that method did not work.

A close friend of mine suggested "Microsoft Security Essentials" but all other anti virus must be removed prior to installing it. By the time I was told about this one it was too late.
Is anyone using Security Essentials?

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a program called winsock and a shareware program called 360 took care of my issue, I also had AGV on my system. I still use AVG as they did work with us on getting through the problem.
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You need to see what processes are running and figure out which is the bad apple. Then you can disable it and malwarebytes should be able to run.
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Jeff, (NJFISH)
How do I do that?
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NJ, Jeff,
Thanks for the PM.

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Did they get ya fixed?
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Download an Ubuntu CD, boot from it, and mount the windows drive. Save what is valuable onto an external disc, and wipe the computer clean and reinstall windows (eek) or linux (horah!)
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In a word, NO!

I have worm.win32.netsky. it keeps wanting me to sign up with, what looks legit but I am still not doing it at this time, Internet Security 2010 of course at a cost.
It could lead to something worse!? It keeps taking me to Internet Explorer, I use Firefox only.

A screen will come up saying:

"Your computer is being attacked from a remote machine!
Block internet access to your computer to prevent system infection.

Attaker (Yes, that is how it is spelled) IP: 165.184.156.73
Attack type: Remote injection attack."

I tried for several hours to do what NJFISH sent me but could not get it to work...yet!
It was a link to smitfraudfix.gif
I'll keep trying.
Again the issue is not on this PC where I am typing this post.

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know.

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Later I'll check into what you posted. I am not familiar with what your suggesting.
Gotta go for now.

Thank you,
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wild,
Later I'll check into what you posted. I am not familiar with what your suggesting.
Gotta go for now.

Thank you,
Jeff
Download this http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu-r...sktop-i386.iso

or if you have a newer Core 2 Duo/Quad http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu-r...ktop-amd64.iso

Burn the iso to cd, put in the computer, boot it up. When the desktop is all the way up, go to the "Places" menu up top. There should be a drive under "Computer". Thats your windows drive. Click it, and it will open and you copy your needed files off the computer.

I suggest once you're done salvaging your stuff, you then click "install ubuntu" on the desktop and wipe out the whole disk. If you're game let me know and I can walk you through it. Hell I can do it for you if you give me an IP address and run a few commands first.

Otherwise, dig out a windows install disc and make sure you wipe out the disc in the install.. don't want any lingering virus bits
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Just went through the same exact thing on a friends computer.
I used ultimate boot disk 4, and recovered the files she needed. This is the same thing some of the other people are telling you to do.

Its up to you what operating system you re-load onto your machine. I re-loaded XP back onto hers. I also made her buy a new anti-virus, as this is the 3rd time in less then a year McCafes (SP) has let something through.

I have had good luck with Kaspersky's, its like $80 and you get to load it onto 3 machines. (internet security suite)

I have that running on my ex wifes machine in addition to my daughters. They have never had a problem.

My operating system of choice is Windows 7, Best operating system I have ever used.
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Just went through the same exact thing on a friends computer.
I used ultimate boot disk 4, and recovered the files she needed. This is the same thing some of the other people are telling you to do.

Its up to you what operating system you re-load onto your machine. I re-loaded XP back onto hers. I also made her buy a new anti-virus, as this is the 3rd time in less then a year McCafes (SP) has let something through.

I have had good luck with Kaspersky's, its like $80 and you get to load it onto 3 machines. (internet security suite)

I have that running on my ex wifes machine in addition to my daughters. They have never had a problem.

My operating system of choice is Windows 7, Best operating system I have ever used.

Kaspersky Anti Virus is GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kaspersky Anti Virus is GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linux is God... we don't have virus problems
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