January 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm #160572
My septugenraian father had done a very good job if infiltrating his PC with a variant of this virus / trojan and of course the slightly more tech aware son, yours truly, now has the job of trying to recover the situation without losing all the contents.
It is a persitent little blighter disabling regedit, ANY form of download from a security site or runnning of any malware or virus removal updates and also disabling the system restore option.
Many of the manual removal instructions say which processes require disabling to enable the removal of the infection but none of the ones listed appear in the process list on my old mans pc. I cannot log on to any online removal services with it such as prevx. It is beginning to look like the easiest way is to format and reinstall windows which I am very reluctant to do as there is some programs on there he no longer has access to the disks for.
Do any of you fine upstanding members of humanity have any suggestions that may make some headway against this major pain in the bum of an infection?
I have the PC back at my house now so can go online from here with it.
Is it possible to run a virus checker on that PC from mine if it was a networked drive or is that too much of a risk of infecting another PC with it do you think?
Alternatively is it work sticking it as a slave drive to my pc in a housing and runing a virus checker on it, whilst it may not remove the registry entries it may remove the exe files and give me a base to start stripping it out of there?January 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm #179571PanManMember
one of the Security desk guys here has picked this up(well he blames his wife) . Gave up trying to fix it last night, just going for a clean install later tonightJanuary 13, 2009 at 12:07 am #179566
Well of course the dell package my ol’ papa decided on came with no disks, legit COA and that but no actual CD to reformat and reinstall – off to the torrents now I think, winXP home OEM anyone ? lol lolJanuary 13, 2009 at 12:56 am #179569adatay92Member
I’ve had this virus – gave up and did a clean install of XP.
If it’s a dell (post 2004) that isn’t supplied with reinstallation disks you can press Ctrl+F11 when the Dell splash screen is displayed during start up to gain access to a hidden partition / image and do a clean install from there. Viola – no disks required!
More information here.January 13, 2009 at 6:28 pm #179567
Thanks ataday, that will be the last resort.
I might try a bartPE load disk and run a virus scanner from that, if I can get my head around building my own OS boot disk that is, I get the feeling I am too old and too limited in time to play with setting this stuff up.January 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm #179572BluebirdNC10Member
stuff XP – go Win 7….lolJanuary 13, 2009 at 7:07 pm #179570adatay92MemberQuote:stuff XP – go Win 7….lol
Now when I see a septuagenarian that wants to adopt to a beta release of Win 7 I’ll have seen it all….January 13, 2009 at 11:32 pm #179568
Well I seem to have sorted it, slaved the HD in a caddy to one of my pc’s then ran a virus checker, that got rid of enough of the cr*p to be able to reinstall it back in the pc and run malwarebytes with a full scan, took a while to do the scans but all seems to be back in order now.January 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm #179573Camo YoshiMember
Or you can try to use a Antivirus program from a CD… or a USB drive, as long as it has a Write Protect Switch.
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