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Can not access Regedit; Cmd; Taskmanager and Windows Update won't update

By fingers
Aug 2, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I've recently had a few problems with Vundo & Pakes. I used AVG; Sophos to clean and scanned computer with Ad-Aware etc. Nothing is showing up. However, I can not access Taskmanager, Command Prompt, Regedit. Whatever happened during this infection also turned off Windows Update. I turned it back after downloading I get a message telling me installation failed. In addition, I can not see the icons in the system tray. Whatever happens during the boot up process the system tray becomes transparent and I can see through it to the desktop.

    I've attached a copy of the HJT log and hope that someone can help me.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Download RatsCheddar
    http://rathat.geekstogo.com/Applications/RatsCheddar.zip

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.
     
  3. fingers

    fingers TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Kimsland, I downloaded the program and follwoed the instructions. Unfortunately, after reboot the problem still exists. Any further thoughts or suggestions would be very welcome.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Please uninstall AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (from Add/ Remove Programs, in Control panel

    Restart, then...

    Download and Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
    • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to:
      • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Then click Finish.
    • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
     
  5. conradodav

    conradodav Banned Posts: 16

    Regedit

    Probably you have a virus i recomend to format and re install windows
     
  6. fingers

    fingers TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Kimsland, you are a star. You're last piece of advice and the malware program, which found 22 infections that none of the other programs I have installed picked up. I removed them, rebooted and hey presto, everything is working. You have my thanks and appreciation.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
    [​IMG]
     
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