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Nasty Virus

Post by mandrews on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 6:41 pm

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I have a virus or something nasty, cant use microsoft malicious scanner, Hijack this, or any other scanner. Need some help here.

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Re: Nasty Virus

Post by Gabethebabe on Fri 08 Jul 2011, 5:14 pm

mandrews wrote:OK after a restart everything is good but one thing, error WMIServi Application stopped working.
So, I havenīt got the slightest idea what that is. BUT the solution to this kind of problem is quite easy: do a Google search of the exact error that appears and you will find people who had the same problem and maybe stumble on solutions.

I googled it and found, for example:

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I have searched the net and haven't found a solution

Post by mandrews on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 2:30 pm

I also have found one of my programs not working right, and when ii went to uninstall to reinstall it, it said i didnt have permissions to uninstall. I went to properties to change permissions but no joy. Is there a prog to go in and change permissions.

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Re: Nasty Virus

Post by Gabethebabe on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 5:31 pm

If you have an administrator account you should have all the permissions you need

Try revo uninstaller?

Download and install Revo Uninstaller from here.

  • Run Revo Uninstaller
  • Find the program you want to uninstall, click it and click the Uninstall button
  • When prompted for an uninstall mode choose Advanced
  • Follow the prompts to uninstall the program and related registry entries



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Re: Nasty Virus

Post by mandrews on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 7:11 pm

I will give it a try, apparently the virus changed permissions in the system, is there any thing that can be run to gain my permissions back. Or do i need to go in to securities in the folder and manually take it back over.

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Re: Nasty Virus

Post by Gabethebabe on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 7:22 pm

I have worked with Vista for about 1 week before I kicked it off my computer, so I can tell you very few about permissions and how they are set up.

I hope Revo works for you, otherwise maybe ask for additional help in Operating systems subforum.

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Re: Nasty Virus

Post by mandrews on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 7:25 pm

I gained permissions back on the prog and got it fixed some what. It beeps when I click on it, never done that before. But i can get it to connect. Thanks for the help.... Most excellent JOB!!!!

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