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Virus won't allow virus checkers to run

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By patrickdibb
Aug 1, 2011
  1. Hi,

    I currently have a very bad virus on my computer which wont allow any virus checkers, malware searchers or registery searchers to run. Ive also tried online virus checkers and it will not allow any downloads and causes firefox to crash. When I try to use a virus checker it does not load, and when i use MalwareBytes it says "enumerating registery objects prior to scan" and then closes. And once i try to open it back it up it says i have lost permission to use it. I have also tried to use the virus scan on Avira Rescue CD but it scans to around 15000 then shuts down.

    Can anybody help me?
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,069   +257

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.
    Complete as many steps as you can.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.
     
  3. patrickdibb

    patrickdibb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.
    I have downloaded and installed Avira Free. But once i try to do a full system scan it comes up with a message saying "The application module C:\Program Files\Avira|AntiVir Desktop\avscan.exe cannot be found or has been modified or destroyed. The AVADMIN.EXE cannot be started. Please check your installation!" So i reinstalled and have encounted the problem again.
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,069   +257

    Go ahead with other steps for now.
     
  5. patrickdibb

    patrickdibb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    Like i said in my first post MBAM doesn't work. It says "enumerating registery objects prior to scan" then just closes.
    Should I still go onto the next step?
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,069   +257

    Yes please....
     
  7. patrickdibb

    patrickdibb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    Thanks for your help but I have managed to sort the problem out.
    This thread can now be closed.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,069   +257

    Thanks for letting me know :)
     
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