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Windows 7: Win 7 Internet Security 2011

02 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Win 7 Internet Security 2011

My little brother got fooled by this and installed it. I cannot remove it now and have no idea what to do. I searched the internet already and what they're telling me to do is stop the processes of "pw.exe" and "MSAScui.exe". The problem is, these don't exists! This virus probably changed its name or something and I'm not sure what to do. When I try to open up malwarebytes, it will not open no matter what. It keeps scanning with that bs virus scanner.

Can someone help me?

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02 Apr 2011   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Is there any chance you can boot into safe mode and do a system restore 2 or 3 points back?

Also, try running malwarebytes in safe mode if you can. Make sure you are not connected to the internet when you do the scan.

Here is another tool that you can d/l and run. If it won't run in regular mode, try running it in safe mode:

Download details: Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) x64

The files may not be showing up in a search because they are hidden. Try navigating to the actual folder and see if you can find them. You may have to make the hidden files visible:

Make hidden files visible Choose the View tab. In the Advanced Settings list find the option Show hidden files and folders (on Image 8 it is designated by the red box) and select it. Then remove a checkmark next to the line Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) (in the blue box).
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataopRSK
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Datapw.exe
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication DataMSASCui.exe

Killing malicious processes and removing harmful files
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02 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I can't even get into safemode. I cannot install anything or run anything that relates to "killing trojans/viruses" and it just shuts off when I try to.

I already did a system restore back one month and this is still installed.
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02 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi again,

I was able to get into safe mode with networking, but this virus appears in there. It won't let me do anything and keeps asking me to scan and remove things. lol


I did another system restore, but in safemode with networking. It seemed to have worked! Thanks for your help!
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02 Apr 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Now run your Malwarebytes again and then your primary active AV scan.
Set it to scan Full after updating.

Delete everything it finds.
Post the Malwarebytes log if your not sure how to read it.

Just to be safe.
Also instead of running your normal AV you can run Malwarebytes then ESET.
Instructions below.

Courtesy of Jacee one of our security Pros!
See if Eset finds anything ...
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push
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02 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

In this link, it will tell you how to remove the rogue program. The name is not exactly the same, but it's in the same 'family' with a new name.
Remove Vista Antimalware 2011 and Win 7 Antispyware 2011 name changing rogue (Uninstall Guide)

You will need to download RKill and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to an un-infected flash drive. Run Rkill first, then MBam.
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05 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ok, I have an update.

I did a system restore and thought everything was good to go. Now I can't even boot into Windows! It just stalls forever and sometimes give me a disk error message. I don't know what is going on here.
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05 Apr 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Using another computer, make a bootable Antivirus rescue disk FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

Burn the .ISO file to a CD using a slow speed to ensure a good burn.
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08 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My husband got this yesterday on his computer... It acts like it takes over your 'Action center', his system mechanics pro, and malwarbytes

Right away he called me. Took me a few tries to get task manager running and stop a few processes.

The only way I could get a scan started was too disconnect him from the internet after I stopped the processes.

Then I did a reboot, and scanned again to make sure. This is why I still love Malwarebytes, even if you have other protection. Seems to be the one that can get rid of these Rogues

One of the processes was hra.exe though.
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09 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So I burned the kaspersky rescue disk, but it won't even boot up... I don't know what else to do. Should I take out the hard drive and connect it to another computer to scan for viruses?
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