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Security System Malware Help

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Security System Malware Help

Post by jkhelp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:04 am

Hello,

I am trying to remove Security System malware from my gf's computer. The computer in question has been rendered useless by it. I am using my laptop as I cannot connect to the internet on the infected computer. I have similar symptoms other users have posted: Can't open firefox, cannot bring up taskmanager, malwarebyte's am will not install, my PC Tools AV (Free) won't open, etc.

I got a 2GB USB drive for transferring files. I am hoping to resolve this problem with your help. I have been to multiple websites and forums and I got pointed here. Your help is much appreciated and will also get me out of the doghouse.

The infected computer is a Dimension 5100 running XP.

Thanks in advance, JK

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Re: Security System Malware Help

Post by Belahzur on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:25 am

Hello.
See if you can download and run Hijack This from this link:
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Re: Security System Malware Help

Post by jkhelp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:34 am

ok, im here. I'll give it a go. There's no wireless in this home so I am sharing the ethernet cable with the infected computer. Let me reconnect and give it a try.

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Post by jkhelp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:56 am

I cannot get it to go to the internet for anything. I opened up a window in xp and tried to type in the address and I get nothing.

This is the worst I have ever seen.

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Post by Belahzur on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:22 am

Okay, you may need to download the file and transport is via USB, but it should run once on the infected machine.


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Re: Security System Malware Help

Post by jkhelp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:27 am

I have copied winlogon on to the desktop and it fails to open it everytime.

If I restore the system to an earlier date (assuming its possible) will it eliminate the virus?

If I format the hard drive where can I find a recovery disk?

I do not have one. This computer was purchased in 2005, for long I have said it is time to replace but there's still useful life and therefore it is still around.

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Post by Belahzur on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:46 pm

Please do the following in Safe Mode with Networking: as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.) Once in the start up menu, select "Safe Mode with Networking", then try running Hijack This from safe mode.


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