November 18th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Big OOOPS with WinXP
OK, well not realy OK.
I run an XP on my PC. It's all been going fine untill yesterday evening.
As I think some one managed to dig their way into my PC, not sure how though. At the moment after updating my antivirus software (Avast) and runing AdAware in safe mode, I managed to get rid of the most of the crap on my PC.
the problem is thogh, that something is still blocking autoupdates from switching back on, and I do get an odd window pop up offering me to download an antivirus software.
Any ideas on what might it be and how to get rid of it?
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November 18th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Try Malware Bytes:
Sounds like it might be antivirus 2009. I have been seeing that a lot lately. Then run Spybot Search and Destroy, to catch any stragglers.
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November 18th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Doesn't this thing use CreateProcess and the WriteProcessMemory API to force another process to keep itself running? Normal applications SHOULD NOT be able to call this stuff.
When it's all said and done... you will want to have a good look at your policy editor.
November 18th, 2008, 11:06 PM
I would suggest that maybe you grab your important doc's and just format and do a clean re-install.
you might be able to get rid of most of the crap, but you will never know if there is still something hiding in the background.
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