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Richard W May 26, 2011, 07:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 26, 2011, 07:47am EDT

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I've been battling with severe virus/malware infection for the last 3 days.

I have a "google redirect" virus causing problems, all my browsers are repeatedly crashing, I have been having frequent "blue screen of death", checkdisk scans and errors saying "An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive fo errors".

In Task Manager there are numerous rogue processes running with weird names: Some of them are:

0.012263056140129458.exe
0.28131090303605666.exe
0.4707784948372955.exe
gODYLqGmtHs.exe
oC11467KoH

EDIT: Got cut off there as my browser/task manager crashed and closed down again

Task manager now not working. Had another error message reporting that a Trojan is on the PC and affecting executable files and using my personal information (?)

I have tried using many forms of anti-malware such as MalwareBytes, ComboFix, AVG, SpyNoMore and none of these have worked at all. I thought I had got rid of the problem but clearly not.

I am unable to use this computer any more until it is fixed so I will have to resort to my laptop. But I really need this PC fixing, I'm at a loss to know what to do with it. Please help me.

Edit: Just so you know this PC I'm on is Windows XP not 2000.


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Dell Dimension XPS R450
Intel Pentium II at 450Mhz
196MB of RAM
20GB hard drive
ATi Rage 128 GL
Windows 2000 Pro
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john albrich May 26, 2011, 08:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 02, 2011, 07:07am EDT

 
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PIRATE May 27, 2011, 11:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Malware destroying my computer - urgent help needed
What you need to do is press F8 a few times before Windows loads, go into Safe Mode with networking, once you do that, open Internet Explorer, go into Connections settings and remove any proxy servers that the virus might be connecting to. (Wild guess here, but most malware nowadays do that).

Then download Avast free and after installing, schedule a boot scan, then restart and let computer boot normally.

What it will do, is before Windows starts, you will get a blue screen similar to the one when you install XP and the Antivirus will scan and delete any infected files before the Operating System starts.

Try this and what John suggested and let us know.

In an extreme case, you might have to reinstall your OS, I've seen XP installations never work properly after a terrible infection.

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Meats_Of_Evil May 27, 2011, 12:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Malware destroying my computer - urgent help needed
Can't believe no one mentioned the super awesome Malwarebytes for his trouble:
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html

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PIRATE May 27, 2011, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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James Dean Aug 10, 2011, 08:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Malware destroying my computer - urgent help needed
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition excels at removing malware on your system. It takes around 30 minutes to fully scan. Please see below for instructions on how to use this very valuable program.
Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.17
Save the file to your desktop for easy access.
Double-click on the SUPERAntiSpyware.exe file to launch the installer.
Click Next.
Put a dot next to I Accept the License Agreement.
Click Next.
Type your name and click Next.
Click Next to leave the default installation path which is C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware.
Click Next to install SUPERAntiSpyware.
Please be patient as it installs to your system.
After it is done installing, click Finish.
Click Yes to the pop-up asking if you want to check for the latest definition updates.
Please be patient as it downloads the updates.
In the next pop-up window, click Next.
Click Next until you see the word Finish, and then click Finish.
Click on Protect Home Page (recommended).
When the main program control window comes up, click on Scan Your Computer.
Put a check next to Perform A Complete System Scan and click Next.
It will now scan your system for malware.
When SUPERAntiSpyware finishes, remove everything that is found.


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