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Windows 7: Unable to enable windows firewall , error code 0x8007042c

03 Jan 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

Thats correct : cleasn install = formay and reinstallation of everything. Given Jacees info, I would be even more inclined to that route.


Hi Golden,

Does it mean I have no more options but to do a clean install ?

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03 Jan 2012   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.b is more notorious as Zero access rootkit

Yea can you help me with that ?
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03 Jan 2012   #33
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


I've done some reading up on Zero Access, and now I know why its so hard to remove - even after throwing multiple well-known tools at it. Apparently, in some cases its impossible to clean. You could spend days throwing other tools at this in the hope that it is eradicated, but success is not guaranteed.

Unless Jacee has other suggestions, bite the bullet, and do a clean install as recommended earlier.

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23 May 2012   #34
Guardian Ares

Windows 7 Professional x86

I'm having the same problem so far. I'm currently running the Microsoft Safety Scanner as well as Trend Micro Titanium. Both Full Scans. Afterward I'm going to run the RKill and Malwarebytes. I just installed some Windows 7 updates and I noticed the Action Center informing me about the Windows Firewall. That's how this all started. I'll post a reply with my results. I'm hoping I don't have to do a clean install seeing as how I have over a TB of media on my PC and no way to get a larger HD.

Well, my PC restarted with no problems after the scans. It seems like I may have the same problem with a different cause. I'm gonna continue researching it.

Rkill was run on 05/23/2012 at 22:23:24. 
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 

Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running: 

Rkill completed on 05/23/2012 at 22:23:40.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Database version: v2012.05.24.01
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Guardian :: G222-ELITE [administrator]
5/23/2012 10:27:19 PM
mbam-log-2012-05-24 (00-12-12).txt
Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 360734
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 29 minute(s), 
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Detected: 2
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|Adob (Trojan.Banker) -> Data: C:\ProgramData\adob\color.vbs -> No action taken.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|adobe (Trojan.Banker) -> Data: C:\ProgramData\adob\color.vbs -> No action taken.
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files Detected: 1
C:\ProgramData\adob\color.vbs (Trojan.Banker) -> No action taken.
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26 Jan 2013   #35

win7 64bit home premuim
firewalls disabled in WIN7 64

I spent the last 4-5 days working on this Laptop Win7 64 and I finially fixed it and after reading every thing i could I found the answer... If you want to try this it may work for you also. *
BUT get rid of the Virus with Anti virus, and this will help fix the rest for you.... good luck.

Windows repair tool

Extract and launch the Repair_Windows.ex file

Click on Start repairs tab-click on Start

check mark following options alone: (deselect all, and only check these)

Reset registry permissions
reset file permissions
Repair WMI
Repair Windows Firewall.
Remove Policies Set By Infections
Repair Winsock & Cache
Repair hosts

**Checkmark Restart System When Finished option
click the Start button

System should restart after repair

remember to disable Antivirus before hand... and again good luck!!!
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26 Jan 2013   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium


The posts in these thread date back to 2012.

Also, Windows Repair (All in One) is not a tool used to fix Sirefef or ZeroAccess Rootkit.

It use is meant for doing repairs after an infection is removed.
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