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Windows 7: HELP!Virus redirects to spam sites and other stuff

11 Aug 2011   #21
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

rkill did not find any malicious processes and hitmanpro only found a cookie, i am scanning with malwarebytes, avira, and superantispyware, and eset to make sure everything is clean


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11 Aug 2011   #22
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

alright u guys looks like the redirecting virus is gone, but now i have a new problem, i cant open windows defender, when i launch it, it opens for like 2 seconds and then closes immediately, same thing happened when i installed microsoft security essentials. These are signs that the virus is still alive but somewhere else. Also, when i try to use the microsoft malicious removal tool, i click on it to run, but nothing happens. So any ideas?
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11 Aug 2011   #23
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hmmm...I can't offer much help, but would suggest the following:
- Virus scan outside the windows environment (nice read here) or,
- run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt
- perform a Repair Install of Windows: Repair Install

Do you really need Windows Defender? I don't use it..MSE also (but that's just me)

Twice as Much Protection, or Twice as Many Headaches? MSE and Windows Defender

Repair Install I belive will help you. Let's wait for some of the guys. They might have better ideas.
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11 Aug 2011   #24
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i dont really care about MSE or defender its just that i cant open them which means i am still infected.. so thats my problem..thanks for helping tho u have been very helpful
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11 Aug 2011   #25
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Kaspersky's TDSS Killer is highly recommended and so as ESET and HMP for the TDSS trojan. I see that there is a lot of MSE/Defender that will not function after some during-in- between/removal process has taken place. Try scanning outside the windows environment but as stated "if" there is still something wrong then a disc full wipe and OS installation is to be done. Sorry if I can't add more but the guys will be here shortly to assist you.
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11 Aug 2011   #26
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

k can u explain what u mean by scan outside the windows enviroment?
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11 Aug 2011   #27
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Scanning will be done without need to booting to windows. You can scan using a usb/live cd. Just stick it in the drive(if cd) or plug it in the port. For How-it-Works Dr.Web LiveUB / How-it Works Dr.Web LiveCD it will scan when you boot. I gave yo the link previously for it and how it works/instructions are displayed there. Avira Rescue system also at page 3(I think). When you download the live-cd/live usb file it's already up-to-date with the virus definition files unlike Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper which needs to be updated.

For a full disc wipe, follow as StalkeR suggested:

Quote:
Hello there. If you want to remove all from Windows follow this tutorial.
Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
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11 Aug 2011   #28
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

oh ok, the only problem is as i said earlier i do not have any cd's/usbs and i dont have a windows install disk because my cheap@$$ manufacturer was too cheap to include one with my laptop. All they gave me was a recovery partition.
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11 Aug 2011   #29
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Apart from MSE not working, MSE and other antivirus software will disable windows defender because they replace it (microsoft implemented this feature). I don't know why MSE isn't opening, but how many antivirus software do you have installed now on your computer? Never should have more than one running (live), so if you do, I recommend at least disabling the antivirus software not in use (meaning you will need to go through individually and enable/disable according to your needs). Make sure they are all updated before you start a scan. Microsoft has a malicious software removal tool you might try, released every month and is a simple one time run install.

Remember windows updates often release downloads to protect you from viruses and such, make sure you are up to date.
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11 Aug 2011   #30
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea i tried that tool but when i run it , all it does is extract and thats it, it just stops after that.
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