Solved win 7 2012 virus

January 3, 2012 at 09:30:52
Specs: Windows 64
This bedamned thing has gone right through both Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes. Is there anything that will stop it? I'm running a Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Windows 7. I also have Spybot and CC cleaner and ATF Cleaner. The virus isn't too hard to remove, but removing it always messes up my .exe files. I'm going to take a suggestion I saw online to change my hosts file. Any other advice?

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January 7, 2012 at 14:11:32
"This bedamned thing has gone right through both Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes"
No AV is 100%. Is Malwarebytes the Free version?

What did you plan to do with the hosts file?



#1
January 3, 2012 at 09:35:35
you can try a free utility called winpatrol to see what is actually running on your PC. It's a great tool:
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

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#2
January 3, 2012 at 10:48:11
win patrol looks like a great product, but how is it the answer to my question about preventing win 7 2012? Perhaps there is no way?

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#3
January 3, 2012 at 22:58:48
run these 3 utilities in the EXACT order
1- rkill.exe (Stops the process)
2- tdss killer (removes unwanted rootkit if found)
3- Malwarebytes (run a quick scan and fix all it finds)
Don't reboot untill AFTER the last scan

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#4
January 4, 2012 at 06:13:23
Thank you. This looks like a great way to get rid of the virus after it has infected, but my question is about preventing it from infecting at all. And when I had it it would not let me run rkill under any name.

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#5
January 4, 2012 at 08:41:39
This looks like a great way to get rid of the virus after it has infected, but my question is about preventing it from infecting at all.

Uninstall MSE and try Avast Free....MUCH better protection with no scheduled scans or manual updates

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#6
January 4, 2012 at 09:21:23
A good suggestion. However, one the many many posts I've read was from somone who had Avast installed and the virus blew right past it too, and something about Avast made the virus removal more difficult.

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#7
January 4, 2012 at 10:00:29
one the many many posts I've read was from somone who had Avast installed and the virus blew right past it too, and something about Avast made the virus removal more difficult.

I find that hard to believe:
http://www.avast.com/pr-new-avast-f...

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#8
January 6, 2012 at 18:07:38
Download this install it and update all the outdated programs that had security problems that it finds.
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_sc...

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#9
January 7, 2012 at 14:11:32
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"This bedamned thing has gone right through both Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes"
No AV is 100%. Is Malwarebytes the Free version?

What did you plan to do with the hosts file?


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