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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger flashing problem

17 Jan 2011   #1
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Windows Live Messenger flashing problem

Hey Forum.

I just got a problem with WLM today, It is the only application affected.
Here is a video of the problem.




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17 Jan 2011   #2
LukeStratton

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Looks like you might have a virus.

Run the following tools in Safe Mode in this order and see what you can find.

Combofix - Bleeping Computer Downloads: ComboFix Download
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (full scan) - Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1 - Download - FileHippo.com
SpyBot Search & Destroy - Download Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 - Download - FileHippo.com

If all else fails, do a fresh install of Windows.

Thanks

Luke
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18 Jan 2011   #3
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

wouldn't suprise me, just installed the OS a week ago and haven't had time to install Avast, just did now and it has already picked up crap...
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18 Jan 2011   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ouch that does look very nasty...the best thing to do if the windows one doesn't work is burn a copy of an antivirus and malware cd that will boot up before windows so that all the processes will be shut down and the program scan do what it needs to do to delete and man handle this issue.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Avast is scanning now, man i love SSDs scanning at like 800MB/s :P already picked up a few things
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18 Jan 2011   #6
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

PC just died half way through the scan.., when i rebooted a message opened saying WInbdm.dll could not be found...
turns out it is part of a trojan, and is a key logger...

ThreatExpert Report: Trojan-PSW.Generic, Infostealer

edit...
Hmm..
drvxslek32k
google it.. yippie for me...
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18 Jan 2011   #7
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, that is a virus file name...not part of windows.

Basically the antivirus deleted the virus out of the computer but you still have strings in your registry telling it to start up. So, when you booted up the computer and the file doesn't exists; there go, the message appears.

You need to modify the registry that is shows in this screen and delete the entries

ThreatExpert Report

in this website.. it will say

Registry Modifications
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18 Jan 2011   #8
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

OH yeah i knew it was a part of the virus
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18 Jan 2011   #9
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well yeah... I know...but you should be fine after you delete the strings but I would suggest a few more full scans of the anti virus... just to make sure its totally clean.
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18 Jan 2011   #10
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Strings deleted, restarted, message gone, but MSN problem still exists, am running scan now.
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