Virus blocks software download + antivirus program function

October 24, 2012 at 11:56:03
Specs: Windows XP
Alright, so my computer is a 5-year-old Toshiba Satellite laptop, Home Edition XP. I've had a trojan virus on my computer for several months but there was nothing I could do to remove it. I let it go because it didn't have any effect on the computer other than being noticed by the antivirus programs. The programs I have are Microsoft Security Essentials and McAfee which I don't update or pay for (so its essentially useless). I have downloaded Malewarebytes and another malware removal tool in the past but I don't think its on my computer anymore.

So the virus hasn't disabled anything except antivirus programs I already have, downloading of other antivirus programs and malware removal tools , firefox and google chrome. When I go online the page always ends up: "Warning! This site you are trying to visit may harm your computer" with a red shield with a white X. I always click "Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended)." The virus will prevent google searches, but I can get to websites by entering their address in directly. I just get this Warning! reminder each time I go to a page.

The virus calls itself "System Progressive Protection" but it is not listed on the control panel programs. I also keep getting this balloon constantly whenever I do something it doesn't want me to: "Warning! Application cannot be executed. The file DLACTRLW.EXE is infected. Please activate your antivirus software."

Is there anyway of removing this virus without having to reprogram my computer for the fourth time?

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October 24, 2012 at 22:04:20
First of all you CANNOT run 2 anti-virus progs at the same time...they will conflict. I would suggest you go to McAfee website and download their removal tool mcpr.exe HAVE to use it because just using add/remove will not clean out all the McAfee from your registry so it will cause problems for you.

Then I would suggest you do a quick scan with Malwarebytes and fix all it finds:

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