XP SP3 Google Redirects, XP freezes

Dell / Inspirion 9100
April 14, 2009 at 21:02:08
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
This just started today. Its a Dell Ispirion 9100 Windows XP Pro SP 3. IE 7 And Firefox are both used. Primarily Firefox. XP will load and shortly after logging into either of the two users system will freeze. The time varies. Event View always shows. Source: Service Control Manager. Boot-Load or System-Start Drivers failed to load. APPDRV, Fips, Intelppm. When I tried reseaching it on that machine I got continual redirects from Google. Also Norton, Spybot S&D, Hijackthis, Malwarebytes, and Combofix all fail to launch. Windows will go to load the programs and the task manager will show them but they never show their interfaces. Kaspersky fails to DL and that almost always freezes the machine. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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#1
April 14, 2009 at 22:27:44
Restart computer in Safe Mode with Networking (restart the computer and press F8 and select Safe Mode with Networking).

You can download and install Malwarebytes.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Scan your computer with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking .
You should also delete all temporary files, temporary internet files, browsing history, cookies.


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#2
April 15, 2009 at 01:11:14
already did, shouldve mentioned that sorry. Its how I installed Malwarebytes this time its not one I keep on the pc. And XP doesnt crash in safe mode. However when launching Malwarebytes it still doesnt load. Task manager shows the .exe running in processes but still cant get it or the others to run.

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#3
April 15, 2009 at 01:46:39
You should repair windows operating system with the help of windows disc.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/X...

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...


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#4
April 15, 2009 at 04:24:51
Rename the executable for Malwarebytes to anything but mbam.exe. The virus when it see's the executable prevents it from spawning correctly. It doesn't look into the signature of the file though and wont know the difference if you rename it.

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#5
April 15, 2009 at 06:23:51
Thanks for the advice on the name change, currently in the middle of the repair install, taking a bit longer then normal. Will try the name change if I cant get it to work before its reinfected after repair.

Ill post results then. Thanks again for the help :)


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#6
April 15, 2009 at 06:56:14
Today is not my day, First attempt at Repair install failed hopefully was just the cd was dirty/defective since I have another one from my other 9100. Trying a second repair if that fails may just wipe the hd do a fresh install. Wish me luck that is going to make for a long day.

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#7
April 15, 2009 at 08:28:38
Ok two disk both hang up on installing Network on the repair. Anyone know a way around this or am I just stuck with wiping.

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#8
April 15, 2009 at 15:43:17
Thanks for all the help guys :) Repair Install wouldnt work kept failing at Network install, with 3 different XP disks. Even got the hard error in ntdll. So just reformatted and clean install. Thank goodness for external HDDs with backs ups all scanned clean by Malware, Kaspersky, and Spybot S&D. Finished and everything seems to be running well.

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