how to remove vkx.exe

July 14, 2011 at 11:28:29
Specs: Windows XP pro sp3
What else can I say. Computer has vkx.exe and is screwing everything up. Computer is slow. Registry mechanic pro doesn't work. Internet searches get misdirected. Once a website is found, you can't back arrow...you must go home, or start internet explorere again.

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#1
July 14, 2011 at 11:32:21
Hey :)

You could always reformat your PC that will remove all viruses 100%

If you need help with that it's quite easy especially of you have a repair disk (which comes free with all computers)


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#2
July 14, 2011 at 11:47:08
You'd lose ALL of your data if you reformatted! Sure it would get rid of the virus, but EVERYTHING would be gone, your settings, user accounts, ALL documents that are saved on the computer. It is best to do this as a last resort. First try some freeware like Malawarebytes Anti-Malaware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Adware SE Personal, all are free, to try and remove the virus.

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Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX5200


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#3
July 14, 2011 at 11:54:35
True but you can just save it on a disk or external drive.

How many times do you remove a virus only for it to be lingering somewhere like the system restore etc.

If I get a virus I always reformat. It's the only way to be safe!

BTW I made a thread about a weird occurance with AVG and google toolbar. When I search 'how do i know if my pc is infected?' I get a threat detection.. Tried on 3 pc's now in 3 different houses. Check my thread out for more info.


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#4
July 14, 2011 at 12:02:51
You can turn off system restore, which will delete all previous restore points, remove the virus, and re-enable it. It is much easier to do that than going through the hassle of an OS reinstall and all of your programs and settings to be set up again. The only time I've ever had to reformat my hard drive was in the beginning when I first installed the OS. I have had viruses on this PC before (112 detected in Spybot Search and Destroy!), but it still is running fine with some thinking and working in the Registry and such. The OS has been in 2 different computers now and has been installed for 3 years without any single repair off of the Installation Disc.

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Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX5200


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#5
July 14, 2011 at 12:06:27
I am probably just too paranoid lol


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#6
July 14, 2011 at 12:10:42
What I am trying to explain is that reformatting works, but 99% of the time you don't do it until it is a last resort.

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Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX5200


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#7
July 14, 2011 at 13:14:00
aza101 said:

If I get a virus I always reformat. It's the only way to be safe!
Then maybe you should reformat seeing that your AVG keeps detecting a virus when you use google search....as for OTHER people, formatting is only used as a LAST resort ....many people have old programs installed and have no installation CD's etc...


dreikatz, try
1- Malwarebytes (full scan and fix all it finds)
2- Trojan remover
3- Hitman Pro
Fix all they find

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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