Windows security alert virus

April 3, 2011 at 17:32:46
Specs: Windows XP
My dad got this virus today but in some unusual form because damn thing has blocked every single program in the computer. So far I have been searching for hours to find a solution but nothing has worked. For this I am using my laptop 'cause his computer can't run any programs. I tried every single solution provided on numerous forums but nothing works. Computer is running windows XP service pack 2.

95% of solutions says to download and install anti spyware, anti male-ware or anti virus programs but the problem is that none of the programs work to be able to do that. I even tried downloading it on my laptop than burning on a cd and trying to transferring it via flash drive but i can't open it in his computer because it is blocked by the virus.

I tried safe mode, normal mode, tried to disable all startup items via ms configure but the virus still loads on startup. Only thing that I can open is My Computer but can't go any further and Control Panel but same thing like my computer I can't go any further than that.

After all failed attempts I decided to do system restore which can't be done and reformat the drive but that is not working either.

The thing is that whichever program I try to run Windows security alert starts scanning the computer instead and the program I tried to run doesn't open.

For some reason Start Task Manager works and there is a thing called UVA.exe which is only one of unknown programs running and when I turn it of then windows security alert shuts down for about 2 minutes and then it turns back on again

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April 4, 2011 at 11:11:35
start the computer in safe mode with networking and then run system restore, I had to do that recently and my computer now works fine

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April 4, 2011 at 17:18:07
For MalwareBytes, change the exe file to either bat or cmd

This applies to both the downloaded file and the program file (as necessary).
It will work just the same as a bat or cmd file and it doesn't usually block these.

Running it in Safe Mode is the best bet.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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April 25, 2011 at 08:57:12
See if this works:

In Safe Mode with Networking, download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rKill:

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it. (For Windows 7, select: Run as Administrator)
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. (For Vista, select: Run as Administrator)

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply..

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April 25, 2011 at 09:15:10

Note that poster has not returned since 4 April. Makes me wonder if he/she will return after 21 days absence.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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April 25, 2011 at 13:13:20
Oh well, Dereck, we got some good practice!! :-)

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April 26, 2011 at 22:51:08
Hi Nele,
The exact same thing happened to me 2nite. I have XP.

Was on a site trying to find a free program to just print my pics to 4x6.
And that identical thing happened.

I tried all my cleaning supplies and the thing wouldn't let them open up. It got passed my Microsoft Essentials and sat right next to the MS icon in the system try.

That Adware thing said its name was "MS Removal."

I even went to system restore and it wouldn't let me in.

I went to the net typed in Antivirus, clicked on the first one which happened to be "Stopzilla." I clicked the "run," install.

It did the trick. That bullie stopped popping up every few seconds.
I looked down at the system tray and it's not there anymore. LOL

In fact the scan is still running because I chose Full Scan.
The name of that Adware is "Fake Antivirus and Internet Antivirus Pro." 2 of them.
Oh. . . B4 getting the Stopzilla, I did go ahead and click on that stupid thing that kept popping up and it did a scan of my drives and told me I had over 300 intrusions between both drives.
Clicked on repair and it wanted $59.95.

Well. . . as I said, Stopzilla has been running for a couple of hours now and has only found those 2 adware bullies.
I was so scared. This computer belongs to my grandson that went away to college.
Now I have to go else where to ask the guys here about a freeware antivirus/adware/spyware/ etc.. that I could use. I don't trust Microsoft Essentials, anymore.
Hope all is well w/ your dads computer by now.


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June 8, 2011 at 05:30:18
aaflac44 I am not nele but I love you man. I had the same problem and it ixed it perfectly thanks man

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