Strange behaviour - probable virus

  Spock1958 17:39 06 Jul 2006
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I noticed today on one of my children's PCs that AVG Antivirus and Zone Alarm were not showing in the system tray, i.e. not running. I tried to open both from my main menu, but within 1 second of the application opening, it closed again.

Similarly, when I try to run REGEDIT, it closes immediately after opening.

I have tried to Google for Anti Virus software but cannot connect to any site. It's as if this 'virus' knows I want rid of it and is protecting itself. I managed to download PC Tools Antivirus, but as soon as I scan, windows crashes.

Any suggestions as to what this is, and how I solve it?

  Jackcoms 17:59 06 Jul 2006

Try a System Restore.

Failing that, what anti-malware are you running and is it (and your AV) up to date?

If System Restore doesn't work, update your AV and anti-malware programs and then disable System Restore (you'll lose all restore points) and run full AV and anti-malware scans.

  VoG II 18:34 06 Jul 2006

click here

See if any of these will run:

BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
click here
Make sure you tick AutoClean under Scan Options.

Panda ActiveScan
click here
Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options.

Housecall at TrendMicro
click here
Make sure you tick Auto Clean.


eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
click here

  WANEY 19:04 06 Jul 2006

I HAVE STARTED TO EXPERIENCE A MESSAGE SAYING A POP UP WINDOW IS BLOCKED. AS FAR AS I CAN RECALL I HAVE NOT INSTALLED A POP UP BLOCKER.
ANY ADVICE?
I AM ALSO RECEIVING FINANCIAL MESSAGES FROM THE USA CONCERNING STOCK MARKET INVESTMENTS. THERE IS NO FACILTY TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THESE WEB SITES.
ANT ADVICE?

  Jackcoms 19:43 06 Jul 2006

Two questions:

Why are you shouting at us by using capitals?

Why are you hijacking someone else's thread with a problem of your own?

Start your own thread (in lower case).

  Spock1958 21:43 06 Jul 2006

The BitDefender seems to have done the trick. Good list of suggestions.

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