I Think I have a Virus??????

April 18, 2011 at 19:08:51
Specs: Windows XP
Ok, so yesterday i turned on my computer and all of my files were hidden, ie like downloads, pictures, documents, all of it... and my ctr alt dlt was disabled as well... and now i also have this weird pop up that comes up on my desk top.... this is a screen shot of what it looks like(http://i52.tinypic.com/5mx6d.jpg) I've ran virus scans like avg and zone alarm and it comes up with nothing... im lost i also ran a hijack this scan... im just at a loss for whats wrong??? HELPP PLLLEASEE :)


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#1
April 18, 2011 at 19:55:06
It is against the rules of this web site to post HijackThis! logs !

If you want to post a HijackThis! log and have someone analylze it, there are other sites on the web that specialize in analyzing them.

Your first post or this entire Topic will probably be deleted.


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#2
April 18, 2011 at 19:57:20
Hmm well i didnt read all the rules to posting on this site... but thanks for your pointless reply that helped so much....

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#3
April 18, 2011 at 20:03:47
If you start another Topic and just include the first paragraph of this Topic in it, someone will probably answer you

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#4
April 18, 2011 at 20:23:34
That captured image error you supplied
http://i52.tinypic.com/5mx6d.jpg
is merely a Windows script or Java script error message .

XP comes with IE 6.x, but it's no longer supported on many pages on the web.
You WILL get Windows script or Java script error messages if you are using IE 6.
If you are using IE 6, install IE 8 and you will probably no longer get Windows script or Java script error messages.
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"all of my files were hidden, ie like downloads, pictures, documents, all of it.."

Try downloading and installing the free version of Malwarebytes. It finds malware that most other anti-malware programs can't find.

If you can't download it, download it on another computer and copy it to a flash drive.
Plug the flash drive into your computer while Windows is running - when the window pops up asking what you want to do with the files on the flash drive, choose to view the files on the flash drive - choose to copy the mbam....exe file to your desktop (desktop screen).

If the malware will not allow the Malwarebytes download to run, rename the first part of it to anything, then try again.

If it still won't run, rename the file extension from .exe to.bat, and try running it again.

If you can't see the .exe file extension......
Control Panel - Classic view - Folder Options - View tab.
Disable Hide extensions for known file types
(click on the box before it to remove the checkmark)
Click on OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.



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#5
April 18, 2011 at 20:30:30
OK.... but that still doesnt explain to me why everything on my computer was hidden.... like all my pics and docs ...

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#6
April 18, 2011 at 20:37:00
Also i have now noticed that in mozilla which is my primary browser anyways my shockwave isnt working correctly... oh and btw the message shows up like right on start up before the internet is even connected :(

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#7
April 18, 2011 at 21:03:52
Did you edit your first post to get rid of the HighJack This! log or did a forum moderator do that ?
Up until recently you couldn't edit the first post after at least one response post was made

You answered response 5 and 6 before I had finished editing response 4 - read it again.

"Also i have now noticed that in mozilla which is my primary browser anyways my shockwave isnt working correctly... "

The Shockwave player can be un-installed in Control Panel - Classic view - Add or Remove Programs, and re-installed, however whatever problem with it may be related to the malware.
You may need to install an additional different version of the Shockwave player for the other internet browser (you do have to do that for Adobe Flash). Access the Adobe web site in the other browser and it will probably offer the right version of it for that browser for you to install.

"oh and btw the message shows up like right on start up before the internet is even connected :("

If you get only the one script error, or several script errors that seem to be about the same program, that's a different matter. That may also be related to the malware.

Try using Malwarebytes first. Do a Full scan of at least the C drive (that's usually where all the malware is). Have it remove everything it finds.


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#8
April 18, 2011 at 21:44:05
If you have a Hijack log you can post it here: http://hijackthis.de/index.php?lang...

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#9
April 19, 2011 at 14:05:32
Ok do this to unhide files, Go to Start -> Run. Type in: cmd and hit enter. Then type: attrib -h /s /d and hit enter.

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