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Multiple yellow Sheilds

Post by jkroberts on Wed 21 Jul 2010, 5:35 am

I can not access any of my programs now. The message I keep getting is wuauclt.exe is not accesible, would you like to activate the anti virus software? and then it takes me to a scan with Antivir solution pro. As time goes by my task bar keeps filling up with yellow shields and then when i run over them with my mouse they disapeer. I am totally stuck, can anyone help?
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Re: Multiple yellow Sheilds

Post by Crush on Wed 21 Jul 2010, 1:28 pm

Welcome to GeekPolice Forums! I'm Crush but, you can call me Chris too and I will be helping you with your Malware issues.

A few things to keep in mind as we progress:

1. We are all volunteer staff here so we log in and assess threads when real life, work, family, and other obligations permit. Additionally, we are located all over the world. There may be a bit of a time delay due to this.

2. Malware Removal threads are very time intensive. Each entry must be researched until it can be said with 100% certainty whether or not it can stay or needs to be removed. Sometimes additional work is needed to weed out suspect entries

3. This may turn into a long ordeal but, rest assured we will stay with you until you are completely disinfected.

4. Only Tech Officers, Global Moderators, Administrators, and Malware Advisors are allowed to give advice on removing malware from your computer. Do not run any tools unless specifically asked to by a member of one of these usergroups

5. If you are not the original poster of this thread DO NOT run any fixes given to the poster in this thread. They are all custom tailored specifically to this user. It could prove to be disastrous.

6. Please keep responding until I give you the "All Clear". Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.

7. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.

8. If you have any questions or issues please stop and ask! We are all here to help.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that removing Malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necessitate you taking your computer to a repair shop.

Because of this, I advise you to backup any personal files and folders before you start.

If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly .

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With that out of the way:

RKill by Grinler
Version 1
Version 2

  • Download Version 1.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click the RKill desktop icon.
    If you are using Vista please right click and run as Admin!
  • A black screen will briefly flash indicating a successful run.
  • If this does not occur please delete that application and download Version 2.
  • Continue process until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links tell me about it.
This only kills the active infection, the actual infection will not be gone.


Please download ComboFix from

Alternate link:

Rename ComboFix.exe to commy.exe before you save it to your Desktop
  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools A guide to do this can be found here
  • Click Start>Run then copy paste the following command into the Run box & click OK "%userprofile%\desktop\commy.exe" /stepdel
  • 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 before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console

Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

  • Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the contents of C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.


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