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Registry Damaged and Corrupted??? help!

By beejames44
Jul 5, 2007
  1. I get this popup about every 2 minutes, it seems.

    CRITICAL ERROR MESSAGE! - REGISTRY DAMAGED AND CORRUPTED
    |
    | To FIX this problem:
    | Open Internet Explorer and type: www. registrycleanerxp. com
    | Once you load the program, close this message window
    |
    | After you install the cleaner program you will not receive any more reminders
    | or pop-ups like this.
    |
    | VISIT www. registrycleanerxp. com IMMEDIATELY!


    I ran Hijack this and here is my saved log filed:

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi beejames44 and welcome to techspot. =)

    Do not visit that site. It is definitely not what it seems.

    You are running an outdated version of HijackThis.
    You can obtain the latest version from the link in my signature.
    Also, you need to rename the HijackThis executable file as some malware progams are unknown to be able to hide from it.

    That said, please do the following.

    Very Important: Malware infections can possibly lead to identity theft, loss of funds from bank accounts, misuse of credit card information etc. Therefore I strongly encourage you to please read this thread HERE before deciding what course of action to take regarding your infection.

    Should you decide to clean your computer, please go ahead to Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions and follow the steps given. Do follow all the instructions exactly. They will provide logs for analysis of your system so I will know how to instruct you to proceed.

    Thereafter, please post fresh HijackThis, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread. Do not copy and paste your logs if not it will be ignored and/or removed.

    Also, please let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan


    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of beejames44 only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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