An issue with removing AntiVirus2009

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Post by Septher on 4th February 2009, 9:26 pm

Hello. I'm new to these forums, and this is my first post. I decided to join this forum because at the moment my computer is facing it's first serious virus/malware infection in nearly six years, and I'm having quite a bit of trouble handling it.

I have already read Doctor Inferno's informative guide located [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], but still have an issue that is keeping me from removing this very tedious malware. I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, along with a few other scanners (AVG, Spybot, AdAware). This virus/malware/whatever the hell it is, is keeping me from opening up these programs. I cannot run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Which seems to be the program that works best with this problem) and therefore cannot remove the AV2009. I've already manually deleted it's registry values and it's directory, but I still cannot open up the scanners.

I would assume that if I could get Malwarebytes to run, this entire problem would be solved. Any idea on how to get it running? (By not running, I mean that I double-click on the icon and get no response.)

Thank you in advance!
-Greg

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Solved Re: An issue with removing AntiVirus2009

Post by Belahzur on 4th February 2009, 10:15 pm

Hello.
I suspect it's the tdss rootkit.

1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 to your Desktop
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  • Click on Avenger.zip to open the file
  • Extract avenger.exe to your desktop

2. Now, start The Avenger program by clicking on its icon on your desktop.

  • Leave the script box empty.
  • Leave the ticked box "Scan for rootkit" ticked.
  • Then tick "Disable any rootkits found"
  • Now click on the Execute to begin execution of the script.
  • Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    The Avenger will automatically do the following:

  • It will Restart your computer.
  • On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
  • After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avengerís actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
  • The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.
3. Please copy/paste the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply.


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Solved Re: An issue with removing AntiVirus2009

Post by Doctor Inferno on 9th May 2009, 10:16 am

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