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Windows 7: Malwarebytes Finds 2 Threats Won't Go Away

20 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Malwarebytes Finds 2 Threats Won't Go Away

Malwarebytes found 2 infections. It deleted infections believe called BadCompany with Notepad. Now WinPatrol advises these 2 threats are trying to make changes to computer. 1. Microsoft Notepad.exe% Want to make change for this type of file registry editor Microsoft regit.exe %1 #2 .SCE Microsoft Notepad.exe %1 Want to change for this file type to file, (with no company name) to %1/s. How do I get rid of these threats. WinPatrol is driving me crazy with alerts. Thank You


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20 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Try booting into safe mode. Then run malwarebytes.
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20 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burnnoticefan View Post
Malwarebytes found 2 infections. It deleted infections believe called BadCompany with Notepad.
Hi, burnnoticefan.

Please launch MBAM and click the Logs tab. Post a copy of the log.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Try booting into safe mode. Then run malwarebytes.
FYI -- MBAM works best in normal mode.
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20 Oct 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hi Corrine. I saw your post here:

Malwarebytes and Safe mode

but am stubborn, and still think if a virus or malware is detected but can't be removed in normal mode, you have to go to safe mode. And it has worked for me on other users in the past. Then again (and I plead amnesia) I may have been spywarebot (which I no longer use).
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20 Oct 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

burnnoticefan,
And you current anti-virus program is?

Also, take the easy way out. Run MalwareBytes in normal mode. Run MalwareBytes in Safe Mode.
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20 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

He already ran MBAM. I'd like to see the log of the 2 infections removed.
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20 Oct 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

corrine,
we all want to see the problem solved.

The normal/safe mode was my solution to satisfy the two suggestions as to how to run MalwareBytes.
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21 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Agreed, Karl. I wanted to see the MBAM log for what was removed that is causing the WinPatrol alerts. It could well be that the malware changed the file type association and WinPatrol merely is looking for confirmation of the MBAM reversal.
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21 Oct 2010   #9

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

I turn off any kind of system restore/backup, boot into safe mode and run it in Safe.
Then I run it again and again until I get a clean run.
Then I'll run it in normal Windows mode to make sure.

Maybe I'm old school...but windows with out all the bells and whistles running is quicker to scan and easier to remove nasties in safe mode.
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21 Oct 2010   #10

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

The OP had disappeared... at least for now.
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