Something has disabled my antispyware prog

August 12, 2011 at 10:18:00
Specs: Windows XP
8:495037227.EXE shows up as an attempted program that is wanting to be a start up program. Since my Scotty patrol has detected it, I am not able to use my Antispyware programs. I scanned in Safe mode, but only detected 2 threats, but did not remove the virus. When I try to run one of my Antispyware programs, I get a message (even in safe mode) telling me that I am not allowed to access this program.

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#1
August 12, 2011 at 10:49:47
try downloading a copy of malware bytes, then running in command prompt mode
should be something like
c:\"containingfolder"\mbam.exe

mike


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#2
August 12, 2011 at 12:47:07
you may also want to run Trojan Remover and Hitman pro, fix all they find

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


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#3
August 12, 2011 at 16:56:47
Malewarebytes is what they disabled, along with SuperAntiSpyware...saying I don't have permission to use it. I installed a new AntiSpyware that was highly recommended and went into Safe Mode to use it...it began scanning, but eventually was disabled and, again, getting a message that I am not permitted to use it.

I formated and installed Windows XP again, along with drivers necessary. Now I am unable to undate Windows XP at all...continue getting an error code 80004005, which, upon researching it out, is related to many that are unable to update. Attempted to install Windows XP service pack 3 (I have 2) and get an error message indicating that it is not a system32 file.


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#4
August 12, 2011 at 17:28:43
"I formated and installed Windows XP again"
Did you delete the partition & then format?

Install SP3 as soon as you can after installing XP.
Get it here so you can keep a copy.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...

I use Windows firewall & Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/9be...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...
http://lifehacker.com/5401453/stop-...
http://lifehacker.com/5433229/micro...
http://www.av-comparatives.org/imag...
http://www.microsoft.com/security_e...
http://www.microsoft.com/security_e...
System requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/secu...
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
http://tinyurl.com/3gtab8l
No cost, no hassle security software for your PC.


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#5
August 12, 2011 at 18:49:50
Yes, I deleted before formatting. I finally fixed it. I knew that there was still something intected within the computer, so I decided to downlaod malewarebytes since it was cleaned up and scan it again. Found 2 worms...Was then able to update and get the computer running again.

Thank you all for you assisstance.


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#6
August 12, 2011 at 19:03:00
"Found 2 worms.."
That is telling you, your preventive security is not good enough.

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#7
August 12, 2011 at 19:15:11
Got it....making sure it is more secure right now. Thank you

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#8
August 12, 2011 at 19:59:21
I would suggest Avast free 100% over MSE , Avast has a great track record and is one of the best AV's out there.

Some good reasons here:
http://www.avast.com/pr-new-avast-f...

and all you need is windows firewall wiith it. I've done PC repairs for 10 yrs now and that is the best AV I have installed on ALL my clients PC's and funny thing...I hardly ever hear back from them...so it must be doing fine ;-)

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


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