virus taking over on my laptop

August 22, 2012 at 02:52:11
Specs: Windows 7
how do i remove virus from laptop without internet access? Well now i've downloaded a free anti-virus on a memory stick but as soon as i insert it into the laptop, the virus takes over before i can even run the anti-virus. Please help!

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#1
August 22, 2012 at 04:51:02
"the virus takes over before i can even run the anti-virus"
You now have to outsmart the virus, renaming is one way.

Here are some techniques used on MBAM, but can be used on any program.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) Use Quick scan.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...
If your MBAM log indicates "No action taken." That's usually a result of NOT clicking the Remove Selected button after the scan.
Quick Scan versus Full Scan
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
Forum
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/
Error codes
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
FAQ - Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions.
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
PUM = Potentially Unwanted Modifications.
Action for Potentially Unwanted Modifications (PUM): This option identifies system setting modifications which may have an adverse effect or direct impact of available functionality or resources of the system.
VIPRE Rescue Program
http://vipre.malwarebytes.org/
http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/
Try it in Normal mode first, if that fails try Safe mode with Networking.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/da...
Download & install.


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#2
August 22, 2012 at 04:52:29
Here is a very good step by step guide, if the renaming dos'nt work.

http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/m...


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#3
August 22, 2012 at 07:31:08
sammy16, Download these 3 progs to your memory stick, then boot up your PC in safe mode, install them and run them in EXACTLY the order listed, don't reboot until after the last scan.
1- rkill.exe
http://www.technibble.com/rkill-rep...
2- tdss killer
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?q...
3- malwarebytes
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

You may have to just start with rkill to kill the processes and then continue on in order....this is a proven rootkit removal that has worked many times.

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#4
August 22, 2012 at 07:51:48
Oh thanx for all the info guys. Whats the chances of loosing all info/data/docs etc on the laptop?

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#5
August 22, 2012 at 12:12:42
you won't lose anything if you don't reformat

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