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Getting Owned by a virus

By azneagle44
Aug 1, 2009
  1. Hi folks, love the work you do.

    Recently I've been hit with a slew of viruses, for example, b.exe, c.exe, iexplorer.exe, just to

    name a few. I belived i removed them but don't quite feel confident enough that my compture

    is clean. Symptoms include more then one iexplorer.exe open while internet explorer is

    open, and not allowed to download 2 important windows updates. Here's a hijackthis text,

    i've been trying to fix this for 2 weeks and really burnt out about this. Thanks for taking the

    time to read this.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your posted log shows that you still have McAfee installed. Uninstall it and run the 8-Step Virus & Malware instructions carefully. Take your time, scan and post all the logs required
     
  3. azneagle44

    azneagle44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, here we go again.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How is your system running now? Your logs lookmuch better but there might be a chance for reinfection if you don't turn off System Restore and rescan once more, making all scans are clean
     
  5. azneagle44

    azneagle44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well it feels better, how do I turn off system restore again? sorry >_<

    Also I'm having a hard time installing these two window updates, could this be a possible

    virus problem too?

    The following updates were not installed:

    Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (KB969615)
    Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (KB960082)
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Go to Control Panel, System, Advanced and uncheck any checked boxes seen... If you get a "Can't Install message" try restarting the computer and installing the update again
     
  7. Badfinger

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I recommend some prevent defense also to help prevent infection:

    Stuff like:
    winpatrol, spybot, spywareblaster, taskcatcher, I'm using system suite pro 9.0 for active antivirus/malware, boostspeed, hostman, to name a few.

    Winpatrol #1 though by far!
    I pity the fools not using winpatrol (free or paid).
    Yes! This is an uncompensated endorsement. LOL!

    Those updates failing from windows auto update? If so, I'd try to get offline versions and see if they work.
     
  8. azneagle44

    azneagle44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so, after system restore turned off.... round 2

    i manged to fix the first fix on the power point viewer, still having trouble on fail install number

    two, btw thanks for all the help guys
     
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