Packk.exe virus - how do you get rid of it?

December 13, 2010 at 04:24:20
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 4GB
Opened IE8 last week and as I clicked on a lnk on yahoo's main page I was presented with a download, any link click caused the download! I pressed cancel and in so doing probably installed the virus (next time altF4 to close without consiquences). With the viurs on the laptop I ran Avira anti virus which quarentined it. Then 2 days later it happened again! Ran a scan from TrendMicro's House call which picked it up and said 1 threat found - fix now - So I 'fixed it'. Later shut down the laptop as normal. Boot up the next day and it's not loading WinXP desktop, instead it give you winxp log in screen (which I didn't use at all before). When you click to 'log-in' the pc simply refuses to log in and instead give you win-xp shut down song. but the login remains. Then the only option is to press 'shut down the computer' in the bottom left hand corner, so I did. On reboot or restart the same thing happens.

It will Not run safe mode at all. You can only access the Bios and the annoying winxp login screen which is in a loop. On one occassion on shut down computer it said it was installing updates, but I had Window update switched off so this has to be something to do with the virus delivering more infection.

Tried BarPE bulider - great piece of software, you build XP Pro SP3 using BartPE then make a bootable CD to run the lap top from. This allows you to look at the Registry and check the values of explorer.exe and another window prog, on microsofts site they recognise the prob and say these values may have changed. Only problem was the values are fine and correct!

Completety stumped, have take it to a repair shop who are currently looking at it. It also has started asking for admin password which I never set up at all in winxp.

If anyone has any ideas or soltions I would be most grateful to hear. Thanks.

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December 15, 2010 at 07:26:03
This type of malware often changes homepages and proxy settings. I would advise checking for these.
then i would advise downloading a new copy of malwarebytes, then running it in safe mode.


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December 17, 2010 at 03:50:11
Thanks Mike,
I'll do that. I've since wiped the hard drive and started again, ho hum windows user for 15yrs, bought time I bought a mac :-)

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