MS Malware Removal Tool help

  muddypaws 16:46 13 May 2011

XPHome SP3 FF3.6.16. The above has de-activated my C drive with the (apparently) usual side effects. ie all applications dead. Luckily I successfully re-booted to my Q internal clone on same PC and ran Malware Bytes free and SAS to do a full scan on C. Also used my usual Eusing registry cleaner. None of them found anything. Have searched application data on C for any traces as per a Google search--nothing found. Re-booted from Q to C, but no change--all dead. Any further help would be appreciated. Have not yet all restore points. Thanks.

  muddypaws 16:48 13 May 2011

'not yet removed all restore points'.

  birdface 17:18 13 May 2011

Worth a try.

  1. Turn off computer ,then turn on and start tapping F8
  2. When the Advanced startup options appear Select Safe mode With Networking
  3. Open internet explorer goto ,download Hitman pro "32-bit or 64-bit depending on your Os"
  4. Run Hitman pro ,let this scan the computer
  5. Activate Free Licence
  6. Reboot Pc

Infection Removed..!

  muddypaws 18:24 13 May 2011

buteman No luck with that. Found 3 Trojans and 4 Malware. Re-booted and still the same.Got to the blue screen and then get 'XP Anti Virus 2011 Unregistred Version' that keeps scanning. Assume this is malware due to the mis-spelling of 'unregistered' as above. Still unable to switch on MSE and Win Firewall on the C drive. All OK still on Q that I am on now. More suggestions please! Will google the XP AV.

  birdface 18:48 13 May 2011

Maybe if you had switched off system restore after the scan that may have got rid of them for good.

  woodchip 19:01 13 May 2011

I only let it load once and I lost D:\ Drive. I got it back using TestDisk

I now do all my XP updates Manually so I can select What's loaded

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:06 13 May 2011

Xp anti spy removal at bleeping computer best instructions around

  woodchip 19:07 13 May 2011

PS if you run TestDisk it may sort it as it may be the Boot sector that as been changed

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Must not have fully loaded as I can now use it

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  robin_x 19:20 13 May 2011

Have you tried the Bleepingcomputer guide?

Dunno how to renable the app .exes but it's fairly common, if it's not mentioned in the guide, someone will know.

  robin_x 19:21 13 May 2011

Sorry Fruitbat, crossed in post.

  muddypaws 19:42 13 May 2011

Seem to be getting somewhere. I am now back on C drive. I ran SAS in safe mode on C. It found a few more Malware which I quarantined and re-booted. Now at least I am not getting the AV warnings and I have MSE and Security Centre back and all switched on. However All I have on the desktop is a blue screen--all my shortcut icons have gone and clicking on start/ My docs, My Pictures and My Music are all empty. 'My Computer' is still functioning normally. All Progs only shows SAS and Open Office .org I have just been to Control Panel>Display and now have the MS XP desktop up which is only about 6x4" Haven't tried bleeping comp as the problem now appears to be different. Is there a way of getting the desktop back as was. Daren't do a Restore. Haven't done testdisk yet either. Will await your replies to the above first. Thanks for help so far.

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