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[SOLVED] progressive protection virus windows 7

Q: [SOLVED] progressive protection virus windows 7

Dell laptop, windows 7. Progressive protection virus shows up. It only had about 20 minutes to get the infection started when the computer came to me. Could not get programs to open. I started in safe mode. Did a system restore. Scanned with MSSE. All looks good. Is it gone or will it come back ?? I can get MWB on it tomorrow, if needed.
THANKS

A: [SOLVED] progressive protection virus windows 7

I just scanned with MWB. All clean. Must have gotten lucky, thats a nasty virus.

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Hello,

My computer was recently infected by System Progressive Protection virus, which I removed using RKill and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. In the process, the Antimalware detected and removed several Trojans and Rogues. How do I ensure that my computer is not infected? Any suggestions on additional scans that can be performed?

Thank you so much.

A:System Progressive Protection Virus

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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System Progressive Protection is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying System Progressive Protection and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,System Progressive Protection has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

System Progressive Protection is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for System Progressive Protection virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F... Read more

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Helloes
Pz say to me how to remove the System Progressive Protection which I was attacked by him.....Thnx

A:system progressive protection 3.7.17

Hello nrimawi.

Please follow these instructions closely here at this site.
System Progressive Protection Removal Guide <-Let me know if you cannot go to that site.

Post back with any questions and to let us know how things are going.

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I am running Windows XP using Firefox. I got the System Progressive Protection virus. I ran Malwarebytes and can use the computer now but "iexplore.exe" is still running in the background. Also, Microsoft Security Essentials pops up every few minutes with a "Detected threats are being cleaned" message. What do I do now?
Thanks, in advance.

A:System Progressive Protection

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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After reading your website I am sure I have System Progressive protection. I read the user guide written by Lawrence Abrams and have tried it a couple of times. I am using windows XP. I have followed the steps each time, but it does not seem to work. I boot into safe mode and then download one of the RKill downloads and it does it's thing and then posts a report on my desk top. Each time I have attempted to remove the vius/worm I have tried a different version of RKill. So then I move on to scanning my computer. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I have run full scan twice and found and removed "unwanted software". Then when I have removed it I am prompted to "restart" the computer to let changes take effect. When it boots back up in normal mode the System Progressive Protection thing pops up again and obviously I did not get rid of it. I would guess one of two things is going on. Either it is not stopping the virus when I run RKill or I am rebooting back into normal mode and I should not be doing that. What should I do? With this description can you tell what I might be doing wrong? I know this is not a really serious problem but I would prefer to get rid of it. I am so close to fixing this issue but I can't seem to completely get rid of this thing. Please help. By the way. Thanks for the site. You all do wonderful work here. Thanks again. Looking forward to hearing from someone.

A:System Progressive Protection

Can anyone help me with the issue I am having? Thanks.

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my computer was infected by Rogue "System Progressive Protection"
but it was protected by my NOD32 antivirus.
therefore some of it left on my computer eg. it's icon and some file without extension
on my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\(random number)

i am not sure that my computer is slower than before or not!!

i attached hijack this log file along with my post..
please help me to check is my computer still in good condition or not??...
Many thanks in advance
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:22:37, on 3/11/2555
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\... Read more

A:infected with System Progressive Protection

Hi jackoff

I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

White Warrior

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I am running Windows XP. Yesterday I got the "System Progressive Protection" virus. I used Malwarebytes to remove it and I can now use the computer but I have "iexplore.exe" running all the time. I tried to delete it in the Task Manager but it pops back up immediately. Also, I am using MSE and it now pops up every few minutes with a "Detected threats are being cleaned" message.
What do I do now?
I have attached the files I believe will be needed.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello Experts,I have win 7 and installed Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) with latest updates. System Progressive Protection (Malware) showed up and hijacked my computer. My windows firewall is ON. I am wondering, how does this malware come into my system and changed folders/registry. How did MSE allow to make such changes? As I googled, there are suggestion to install additional antivirus software. Is it necessary to go in that direction? Thanks in advance.

A:System Progressive Protection - Malware

Welcome RIMD... Please follow our guide System Progressive Protection Removal Guide Post the log and tell us how it isThe log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.

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I think my laptop is infected by the System progressive protection malware. Whenever I turn on the laptop, window will hange at the booting stage without reaching to the desktop page.

To reach to the desktop page successfully, I need to boot window in safe mode and select start window normally option. Once window is at the desktop page, program name "system progressive protection" will do the scanning automatically and listed out several infected files on my laptop. All the programs that I try to execute are prohibited by this malware.

I am very grateful for your help to solve this problem. I have done the HijackThis, DDS, and GMER scanning. Please see below log files. Thank you.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:49 PM, on 12/28/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Users\... Read more

A:System Progressive Protection malware

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Hi,
I got the System Progressive Protection a couple weeks ago, but have had only a little of time to work on fixing it since then. I have kept my computer off for much of that time, only when trying to fix it.

I am not sure if my trend micro didn't find it or the virus was not allowing it to find anything. I immediately went to safe mode and downloaded Malewarebytes and started scanning. It found quite a few files. I continued removing them. Then I rebooted. When starting, my computer would freeze after getting to the home screen. So I would go back to safe mode and rerun malwarebytes only to find a file again. I did this a few times with same result thinking the virus was somehow reinstalling itself on startup. Then finally no files were found. So I restarted and the computer still froze. I then realized that I was running two virus programs, Trend Micro and Malwarebytes and thought maybe they were interfering with each other. So I uninstalled Malwarebytes and restarted. My computer has not frozen since. I ran a full scan using Trend Micro and got a list of things that it has found and deleted or quarantined. I am wondering how I know if I have fully and successfully removed everything I need to from my computer and am ok to use like normal.
Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Jason at 10:55:40 on 2012-12-09
#Option Extended Search is enabled.
Micros... Read more

A:System Progressive Protection - am I clean

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Close any open browsers, and all other programs working. Make sure you save your file if working on a document.
Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.[/b]
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass... Read more

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HelloI have a Sonay Vaio running Vista 32bitI had the System Progressive Protection on my laptop and ran rkill and MBAM and cleaned it.After that i lost use of my laptops keyboard and mouse but the USB keyboard/mouse work.I tried many thing with no success and have now restored all the files found by MBAM and now back to square one and realize i'm in over my head and need some help.Windows Update will not run as well as other servicesMS Security Essentials was on it but was getting errors so i uninstalled itMy Recylc Bin says it's corrupted as well.Here is the log from my most recent Rkill being ran in safemode and MBAMPlease Help!Rkill 2.4.3 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/Copyright 2008-2012 BleepingComputer.comMore Information about Rkill can be found at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.htmlProgram started at: 10/01/2012 08:46:02 PM in x86 mode.Windows Version: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service Pack 2Checking for Windows services to stop: * No malware services found to stop.Checking for processes to terminate: * No malware processes found to kill.Checking Registry for malware related settings: * No issues found in the Registry.Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.Performing miscellaneous checks: * ALERT: ZEROACCESS rootkit symptoms found! * HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5839FCA9-774D-42A1-ACDA-D6A79037F57F}\InprocServer32 [ZA Reg Hijack] * HKE... Read more

A:Zeroaccess Rootkit and System Progressive Protection

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hey All,

I have the System Progressive protection Malware Issue.

I have shut down the main portion of this malware and I'm just waiting on the additional cleanup.

Thanks,
Cnon

A:I have the System Progressive protection Malware Issue

I'm clean now, would it be ok the link the guide I used?

Cnon

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Had System progressive protection malware
ran Rkill, malwarebytes, and PSIS. Now I am getting a message that says

The Recycle Bin on C:\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive?

I said yes at first and when it said there were over 700 files I stopped it. Rebooted and got it again, this time I said no and tried to open the Recycle bin to view the files and it wouldnt let me.

Any suggestions????

Thanks,

A:malwarebytes removed system progressive protection

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Butt... Read more

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Hi all,

The other day I turned on to find malware on my computer - a fake antivirus called System Progressive Protection.

I have since:

- deleted the files from their origin folders
- ran the computer in safe mode
- run Rkill
- run malware bytes (having first updated)
- run hitman
- deleted all cookies and temporary internet files
- emptied my recycle bin

When I boot my computer in normal mode I get the message:

"recycle bin is corrupted" and I think it then asks if I want to empty it.

System progressive protection seems to have gone but i still have internet re-routing malware going - seekportal and doublee-click.net for example. These won't go no matter what I do.

In my task manager processes, something called atieclxx.exe is running, which I've read could be malware.

When I go back into safe mode and run malwarebytes, it doesn't pick anything up.

If somebody could please help me, then I'd be hugely appreciative.

Thanks,

Trevor

A:System Progressive Protection, Seekportal, Doublee-click.net

Oh, I've also made sure that in my LAN settings I do not have ticked "use a proxy server".

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First of all - thank you for your dedication to people like me!
I followed the removal instructions but then has a black screen when restarting my computer. Computer woks in safe mode.
I have done a Windows startup repair but it cannot be completed, I get the message that unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem. Error code 0x490.
Also get Boot/BCD failed.
I have restored the computer and can work on it in normal mode. I still see the little lock of the Malware on my taskbar.
I have also purchased Advanced System Care to assist but I get no joy...
It seems like removal of the Malware also removes some system registry files but I am no expert.

Please, please help me!

A:Uninstall of System Progressive Protection Malware creates registery files problems

Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTPlease download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itWhen asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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My system, XP Ser Pk 3, was infected by malware called "System Progressive Protection". I understand that this malware belongs to the Winwebsec family of rogue security products. It blocks its victims from accessing any other application on an infected machine. It would only allow access to IE, presumeably for paying the fee to clear it.
Unfortunately I contracted for a one-time-fix to be carried out by MYTECHGURUS. At their request I booted into Safe+Network mode and then watched as the downloaded a single anti-malware prog, MalwareBytes, and ran that. They then unloaded my installed Microsoft Security Essentials, which would not respond, re-installed it, updated it, and ran a Quick scan. They then declared my computer to be ok!!

Shortly afterwards I discovered that Security Essentials will not update. The pop-up says:
"Virus and Spyware definitions update failed.
Check Internet and Network connections and try again.
Error code: 0x80070424"
Other computers on the home wireless network Update without a problem and prior to this issue there was not a problem on this box.

The only way that I can update Essentials is by uninstalling and reinstalling. It will then update but following that update the error message recurs on the next attempt.

Also when I attempt to check if Windows Firewall is on by Run Firewall.cpl I get the message:
"Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Firewall settings"

I no longer trust the machine and would... Read more

A:After effects of malware "System Progressive Protection"?

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i have windows vista and i have norton and i wont have it for long, i cant afford to buy virus protection but i need it. whats the best thats free and has NO trials
 

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I recently purchased Malwarebytes Premium on June 14th and after 2 days I opened it to look it over and I saw where my next scheduled scan was to be at 1 AM June 14th. I finally found a ph. # and called for some support, I was told they do not do tech support and would refer me to someone. I had them refund my money back to my credit card. Come to find out the company is Cleverbridge and not Malwarebytes. Is there anywhere I can get some protection other than AVG? I have AVG but would like one more.
I also have Win. 8.1 on my laptop but I would like to use the desktop for as long as I'm able. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Barb
 

A:Solved: virus protection (Moved from the Windows XP forum)

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hi.
yesterday when i turned on my com, the windows security suddenly popped up at the tray saying that my antivirus protection was turned off but when i checked my spyware doctor it is still running.

i m using windows xp home edition sp2.

could this be a virus/malware/trojan infection?
 

A:Solved: Windows Security Center - Virus Protection Auto Off

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Dell Dimension 4100. Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. Intel Pentium III processor, 730 MHz, 512 MB RAM. 20 GB Hard disc, 15% free.
Friday 6 August. Accessed Internet OK. Couldn't open Outlook Express. Wouldn't update BullGuard anti-virus at first but did later in day. Opened Word followed by a file, but after closing wouldn't open again later in day. Could access system restore, but couldn't restore. Now can't access. Managed to initiate virus scan using BullGuard but terminated at 15% completed, oddly while scanning secondary disk, i.e. one that didn't contain the operating system. Later, couldn't initiate virus scan at all. Couldn't access defrag at first, then could and did. Completed defrag. Can access Windows Explorer and delete files. Removed some files from hard disc to increase available disc space (only a little till now), emptied recycle bin. Tried to defrag again, but couldn't access. Can't shut down normally, have to use button on tower.
I'd be grateful for any ideas as to what to try next. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Progressive shutdown of applications

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Hello,

It started with search results being redirected, then my Mcafee suite not scanning or being able to update. Any downloaded virus protection, malware blocker, etc WILL NOT RUN. Including HijackThis, Malwarebytes, Superspyblocker, Panda, etc etc.

Then it shut down Internet Explorer, and it prevents me from reloading it (now browsing on Firefox, while it lasts)

Tried Secure2k's boot cd on the mcafee forums - did not help, so came here.

DDS will not run or has been prevented from running.

GMER runs, then crashes, then the blue screen of death, then my computer restarts a few times automatically before its "normal" again.

So I cannot post any logs whatsoever.

Having some real problems here, please help.

A:[SOLVED] Unknown malware/rootkit/virus stpping virus protection and redirecting searc

BUMP, please

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I think I have finally figured out what in the heck is wrong with my computer, it's the PE_Parite A virus. I have no idea where I picked it up from, but it's there and I can't get rid of it. Previously, on my old computer, I didn't have any anti-virus software. With this new computer I purchased Trend Micro's PC-Cillin, which apparently did not pick up this virus. I gave up trying to remove/fix the virus problem and I am reinstalling my windows operating system (2000 Professional). What I really need to know is what anti-virus software should I be using? Apparently I'm not having any luck with PC-Cillin, so what's a better program? Thanks!
 

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I hope that this is in the right section but I am having a problem with my computer. I can constantly hear programs running in the background. I currently have two anti spyware/malware installed on my computer. One is SpyHunter and the other is CyberDefender. They both are picking up on some virus called Vundo and everytime I delete it, it just comes right back. It is so frustrating surfing the internet because it freezes or moves extra slowly. Figured I'd ask you guys before I take a hammer to it lol.

Thanks

A:Windows XP SP2 running slow, virus protection catches it but the virus keeps coming back

Hello,i am moving yjis to the Am I Infected forum from XP.Please disable those apps while we do this.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the St... Read more

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hello,
this my kids computer running vista dell 518 i think, but anyways i was wondering if you could look over the logs they been getting ads saying computer might be infected they do not click on ad they close it out. so want to look at it please and thanks.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by justin at 19:50:41.71 on Sat 04/10/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3069.1749 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
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A:[SOLVED] ads for virus protection

Howdy there and welcome to TSF Forums

I'm Steve and I will be helping you thoughout this fix.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step. Please perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days from this initial post then thread will be closed.

Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

I notice you mention ad's appearing, are these appearing when you visit a certain site such as facebook or bebo or are they happening in general browsing. The reason I ask is because some sites are supported by adverts and unfortunately at times rogue adverts do appear on such pages which in turn attempt to infect your computer.

Lets clear out some system junk.....

1. Download Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer to your desktop, or other location.
2. Save any unsaved work. TFC will close all open application windows.
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Ok....My Norton virus ran out and I'm trying to decide whether to renew it or go with one of the FREE virus protection programs out there. Does anyone know anything about Avast and I've seen AVG listed in other logs? Is this another virus protection program?? I also have a McAfee disc somewhere. Your input would be apprectiated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Best Virus Protection

If you want the best its not free,but not expensive and you get the peace of mind.

NOD32 or Kaspersky are probably the best there is.Try the 30day trial and see for your self.

If you want a freebie,then I would go with AVG....Norton is too obtrusive.
 

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My computer is using Windows 98 SE.

I need some virus/internet security protection for this computer. I ordered and received a new AVG installation disk but learned that it would not work on my Windows 98, after uninstalling my out of date AVG. I could not find ANY means to contact AVG to get help so I'm now flying blind w/out any protection at all.
Any suggestions?
Thank you for any help you may provide.
 

A:Solved: Virus Protection

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hey all just asking for a little advice ive had mcafee and norton and both seemed to miss quite a bit.Just wondering what other virus protection people would reccomend getting im not really concerned on price i just want it to work.
 

A:Solved: what is the best virus protection

NOD32: http://www.eset.com/
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:22:47 PM, on 3/20/2008
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VERIZON\MCCITRAYAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VERIZON\VSP\VERIZONSERVICEPOINT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWEBSEARCH\BAR\1.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTROY\TEATIMER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YMSGR_TRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WBEM\WINMGMT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\DW15.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND MICRO\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:Solved: Help, cannot download any virus protection

Thanks Blue Zee, I was able to download Avast virus protection
 

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Hello all,
I have been using AVG (paid version) and it has been nothing but a headache.
I was just infected with a major virus and AVG did nothing to stop it.
Trying to communicate with them ( only by e-mail) is an adventure.
I would like opinions on a good Virus Program - paid is OK- one that will protect me and also allow me to TALK to someone there if I have a problem.
Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Solved: Time for new virus protection

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I have both Adware Professional and Malwarebytes installed. When I run the latter program, it identifies all the Adware components as rogue and suggests they be deleted. Is Malwarebytes just tryng to get rid of the competition or is there a real problem? I also have AVG Anti-Virus Free installed. Am I over-protected?
 

A:Solved: Anti-virus protection

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I was having a lot of problems with internet connection and called the provider. They came over and fixed it...bad router. The guy told me that I didn't need both spyware (SUPERAntispyware) or malware (Malwarebytes). He said I didn't need them at all because they can cause problems, so I took them off. He also said Bitdefender Internet security is causing me problems and I should not use it. I just renew my subscription and the bitdefender is an updated program.

My question is...Is he right? Do I need spyware or malware protection? I am not sure what to do. When I told him I get on this site for help and advice he said, "You know what we call people like you? trouble. You think you know what you are doing and all you end up doing is making it not work" I trust and value your opinion and would appreciate some advice on what is needed or not.
 

A:Solved: Can I have both spyware and virus protection at same time?

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so im affraid i have the windows protections virus. It has disabled every anti-virus program ive tried and will not let me do any type of online scans. if i follow the instructions on this site to install certain programs they will not work. Hijack this does dont work. I think i've tried all the options i can find and nothing is working. i'm running xp. and i need to fix the computer asap..ive been trying for several days now..please help
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A:windows protection virus

Hi,I'm going to redirect you to the HijackThissection of this forum. This, because it's a deeper infection.Read this page and follow it's steps: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Please give them a link to this topic.Good luck.

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Hi, what is the best software out there that protects against the fake Windows XP Scan virus and other hijacking Web related viruses?

I have WebRoot and Malwarebytes but they only help to remove these viruses but do not prevent them from coming in.

Thanks!
 

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  I am a bit unsure of difference between malware protection and anti-virus protection. I have Norton nis which is great for stopping Trojans. I have a company that works on my computer if I have a problem. They wanted me to put in a anti malware program. I have been having problems with computer lately, so I let them do this, could this cause a problem, because I know that you are not supposed to run 2 anti-virus programs?
          Anyone?

A:Difference between malware protection and virus protection

Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. In simplistic terms, an anti-virus program will focus on viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots while anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on spyware, adware and PUPS (potentially unwanted programs)?. However, there can be some overlap in functionality and detection features depending on the program's scanning engine, how the vendor defines a specific threat and what Naming Standards are used. Some vendors also add a modifier or additional information after the name that further describes what type of malware it is.The Difference Between Antivirus and Anti-MalwareAntivirus and Antispyware Software: What's The Difference?What Is the Difference Between Antivirus & Antispyware?Use Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware SoftwareTo fully understand the difference between Anti-virus and Anti-spyware (anti-malware) programs, you need to understand the difference between the various types of malware. Please read the Glossary of Malware Related Terms.

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Hello. I have two anti virus protections on my computer system and I thought I had uninstalled one but for some reason its still on my computer and I can not uninstall it. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Solved: i am unable to uninstall my anti virus protection

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I am encountering a dialog box stating the following:
 
Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized version. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of those files.Insert your Windows XP Professional CD2 now.
Radio Buttons in dialog box: Retry, More Info, Cancel
I had this virus before and if you select anything even the "X" on the dialog box it will launch and install a false program
that is suppose to be a anti-virus program. Stopzilla has found his before but not sure why it is not protecting my system. I also have McAfee.
 
Please advise me of what I can do.
 
Thanks

A:Windows File Protection Virus

Stopzilla and McAfee are both antivirus programs which should not be running simutaneously.  When two antivirus programs are run at the same time one or the other usually will recognize the other as a virus, it can also lead to file corruption.  I would suggest choosing one to run and use the other to run periodic scans after updating the definitions.

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Avast vs 9 other free antivirus programs compared

Donna Buenaventura is a Microsoft Security MVP and a Microsoft Certified Professional






Quote:
Ever wonder if the free virus protection or free real-time protection of AVG, AntiVir, Avast, Panda Cloud and other free AV is enough? Do you think cloud-based protection will beat traditional antivirus solutions? Check out this comparison of the Top 10 Free Antivirus programs.
Is Free Anti-virus Enough to Protect a Computer?

Some anti-virus vendors, that do not offer free virus program but only provide commercial anti-virus solutions, claim that free virus protection is not enough. Last year, I wrote a blog entitled "It Is Not Dangerous to Rely on Free Anti-Virus", after reading a claim by Symantec that free AV is not enough. I'm sure many people who rely on paid anti-virus solutions will understand that it's not about free or paid solutions, but the settings on the PC, the users' actions while they surf, retrieve emails or download files, the support by AV vendors for their product (e.g. are the bugs being fixed, do they use advanced technology, etc), fast detection of new threats, and effective removal and detection. Also, if you look at several malware removal forums, you will find many Hijackthis or OTL logs that show that an infected computer actually uses a paid anti-virus program.

To help people understand the effectiveness of their preferred free anti-virus program, I decided to put ... Read more

A:Best Free Virus Protection for Windows?

Article by Donna Buenaventura.

Awards & Certifications
Microsoft MVP
Microsoft Certified Professional: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
Awarded by Microsoft with a 'Windows 7 certificate' for support in the community for Windows 7.

Her Experience
Been helping and advising people about computer and internet security/privacy since 1998. I saw it... when spyware and adware started to become the worst nightmare by end-users but that was long time ago.
Today's security and privacy risks are brought to us not by spyware and adware makers alone but the people who have embraced services that put their personal and work information at risk. Who is at fault now?






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Ever wonder if the free virus protection or free real-time protection of AVG, AntiVir, Avast, Panda Cloud and other free AV is enough? Do you think cloud-based protection will beat traditional antivirus solutions? Check out this comparison of the

Top 10 Free Antivirus programs.
Is Free Anti-virus Enough to Protect a Computer?


Read more:
Top 10 Free Antivirus Programs for Windows - Free Virus Protection

Top Ten Free Virus Protection Programs for Windows - Which is the Best?

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Hi there! I'm not very talented when it comes to computers, but I did recognize that something was not quite right. I was on the web, and all of a sudden my browser shut down, and then this thing called "Security Protection" started running a scan on my computer. After I clicked "cancel scan" it wouldn't let me open anything. I was able to open "task manager" and close the program, but it says that everything on my computer is infected.

I shut it off and booted up in safe mode and found out that it is actually a new rogue virus that has started. When I booted up this morning in normal mode, it wouldn't even let me open task manager. It's like it has completely taken over my computer.

McAfee never registered that something was wrong, so I just switched to Norton which isn't picking up on it either. Which I completely don't understand. I also haven't been to any new websites within the past few days. Just facebook, netflix, and e-mail. Where could I have picked up a virus?

Does anyone know anything about this virus? Any suggestions on how to fix it?

I start school in a few days and I really need my computer. Thanks!

A:Windows Security Protection Virus. HELP!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

You'll be better off posting in the Security Center. Please follow the instructions here: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

Good luck.

Devin

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One of the home shopping networks hosts was selling a computer with Windows 10. He stated that Windows 10 comes with anti-virus protection built-in so you doesn't need to purchase anti-virus software.

Any truth to this?
 

A:Windows 10 - anti-virus protection?

yes its true - windows 8/8.1 and windows 10 has Microsoft windows defender
Which for earlier versions had to be installed and called microsoft security essentials (not to be confused with the old version of windows defender)

Now the question as to
so you doesn't need to purchase anti-virus software.Click to expand...

has been discussed here and you will see lots of opinions

Just pop over to the "general security" forum and you will see lots of threads on this subject. Hence i will not repeat here
 

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I found a weird exe in My Documents, so I ran it. My firewall picked it up, and I denied it to access my hard drive. Then I shut down my computer.

The next day, when I turned it back on, it started something called Windows File Protection. It says "Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of these files. Insert your Windows XP Professional CD2 now."

I click cancel and it closes, but pops up again and again.

I would put my disc in, but I bought a refurbished Dell XPS 200, and it didn't include the Windows XP disc. I never really needed it until now.

Ever since the Windows File Protection started opening, my computer won't start up past the Volume Control icon, then it refreshes everything and goes to starting up to the Volume again and again.

When I try to restart my computer, it loads the volume icon and refreshes like it did before, except my computer tries to run random program that I didn't even click.

Please help me fix this problem. I can't even run anything because it closes all the applications before I can, including Windows update.

PS. It also deleted all of my restore points. That's why I think it's a virus. My Clamwin Antivirus didn't pick it up though.

A:Windows File Protection Virus?

this will give you more info about the message.

unless someone comes up with something better, you may want to post a hijackthis log in the proper forum so it can be checked for nasties. See this for the steps and links you need.

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There is a little red shield with an X in the middle warning me that my virus protection is turned off. When I open Windows Security Center, "Virus Protection" is highlighted in Orangy/red and set to "OFF". When I click on "OFF", nothing happens. It stays off. I have Symantec and ran a complete scan which showed no threats. Scotty, my WinPatrol watch dog was busy putting out a few fires when I noticed this situation.
I don't know if this is related but sometimes when I use google something and click on a link, the page it goes to is blank & says "redirecting", or goes directly to some other ad page that I cannot get off of unless I turn off the browser & open a new one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And just as i am writing Security Analysis starts warning that I have viruses!! I downloaded superantispyware and it's scanning now... I'm so bad at this stuff!?

Thanks,
Alan
 

A:Can't turn on Windows Virus Protection

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I have been infected with the windows paramount protection virus.  Reading the notes on how to remove this virus I need to start windows in the safe mode but it is not working.  Not sure if this is because of the virus but windows will not boot up in safe mode by pressing F8.  Any suggestions?

A:Windows Paramount Protection Virus

Hi Tracey489,
 
 
To start lets boot your PC in normal mode first and follow the steps below:
 
Download RKill
 
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
 
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
Do not reboot until instructed.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
 
After running Notepad will run with the result and rkill.txt will be on your desktop, post the result here.
 

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Hey, yesterday I caught Windows protection suite virus, which affected all my hardware on computer. I am using Xp windows and my PC is laptop ASUS. I tried to scan PC with Eset nod32 newest version (it found 4 viruses), then with Malwarebytes (found about 96 threats), with spyware doctor and ad aware programs. Yesterday I wasnt able to open Task manager, but after scannin PC several more times I was finally able to do it. Now it seems everything is ok, just when I start the PC it is very slow, when I click on any desktop icons, they open after a minute or so. Later, the PC is running normally, just the beginning when I turn it on for about 10 minutes it's real slow. My friends say I should reinstall windows in order to delete all the viruses and malwares, but I dont want to lose my programs. Do you think the slow PC might be because of several Antispyware and antivirus programs installed? I have now ESET NOD32, Spyware doctor, Ad aware, Malwarebytes, Tune up. Which of these should I delete? Here is my log on DDS, do u think virus is still in here?

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ASU at 16:42:55,70 on 2009.08.17
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1257.370.1033.18.2047.1293 [GMT 3:00]

AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
AV: Windows Protection Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {05D485D9-EDFB-4B66-B50B... Read more

A:Windows protection Suite virus, Pls Help...

Hello Traceybaby,


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AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
AV: Windows Protection Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {05D485D9-EDFB-4B66-B50B-7F064B3648FE}AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}
FW: Windows Protection Suite *enabled* {7A79F5D3-0425-4C45-AC37-20F665C97331}




Read through this entire procedure and if you have any questions, please ask them before you begin. Then either print out, or copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

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Download ComboFix from here

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

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Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools.

Please open the AVG 8.5 Control Center, by right clicking on the AVG icon on task bar.Click on Open AVG Interface.
Double click on Resident Shield
Deselect the option to "Enable Resident Shield."
Save changes, and exit the application.
To re-enable AVG 8.5, please select "Enable Resident Shield" again.

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I am using McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0.0 with a perpetual license, so I dont understand why Microsoft XP/Windows Security Alerts shows the red shield, indicating my Virus Protection is Out OF Date. I just formatted my system and reinstalled everything from scratch after having rootkit viruses/trojans.

I am not using any other firewalls or Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware programs. Recommendations????/

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The McAfee VirusScan Console shows:

Access Protection - 6 port blocking rules are defined. Share blocking is off. 31 file or folder blocking rules are defined.
Buffer Overflow Protection - Enabled
On Delivery Email Scanner - Enabled
Unwanted Programs Policy - No unwanted program categories are turned on. No user-defined detections are defined.
On-Access Scanner - Enabled
Auto-Update - The Update Succeeded
About VirusScan Enterprise shows:

Virus Definitions - 4382
Created on 7-28-04
Scan Engine - 4320
Patch Versions - 1

A:Windows XP says I have Out Of Date Virus Protection

Are you also up to date with Windows Updates?

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Hello.I'll make this clear as I can.Today I woke up and went on my laptop to discover that there is something wrong with Norton.I went to the Norton Protection Center and found that Virus Protection was off.So then I went to the Malware protection and I saw that Virus Protection was off.But the "Turn on Now" wasn't clickable.How do I turn it on?Thank you so much.
 

A:Help with Virus Protection (Windows Vista)

since u have windows Vist..u should either be having Norton Internet security or Norton Antivirus 2007..
when u see that virus poretection is turned off..go to the tab next to Norton protection center..(Norton Internet security or Norton Antivirus )
go to settings and tell me wht do u find turned off ..is it Autoprotect ?
let me know
 

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Hi everyone a few days ago my computer got infected by the Live Security Platinum Virus which is a virus that pretends it is an anti virus then tries to get you to pay money for it to remove the fake viruses it says your infected with.

anyway thanks to this guide I removed it or so I thought http://malwaretips.com/blogs/live-security-platinum-virus/

The Live Security Platinum does not show up in installed programs anymore and its executable no longer shows up in the process list in task manager or tasklist in Comand Prompt. However when ever I try to start an antivirus program like AVGsetup.exe or Avast anti virus I get an error, the windows firewall is off and I can not start it same thing with windows defender and windows Security center they are all off and will not start any help would be greatly appreciated. also im running windows Vista which doe's not help.

If I lanch an Anti virus program I get this error "an error 1006(000003EE) has occurred. last performed operation was: Opening the self -Extracted Archive.

If I try and turn on Windows Firewall first I get message stating that the firewall service is not running do you want to start the firewall services, I click yes then I get the following error "Windows can not start the windows firewall service"

Windows Defender first prompts me with a message stating it is turned off, I try and turn it on I get this error "Windows Defender encountered an error: 0x80070424. The specified service doe... Read more

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Hey Guys - I finally lived out my contract and ya'll said to let you know, that there were a bunch of better, cheaper ways to get even better results. So, please give me some good news..........thanks abunch - da Chief

Oh Yeah - I want to take a shot of something and send it to you so you can tell me what processes are necessary and which aren't, but I forgot how you told me to do it---give me a break...I'm older than dirt. My memories not what it used to be...thanks
 

A:Solved: anti-virus computer protection advice needed

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Hello Tech Support Guy,

I am having an issue at work, which I cannot resolve?

I am using Zip Central to zip some files to send, for some reason it is detecting the zip folder as a virus and will not reach the receiver through Outlook.

I have tried uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection Ver. 12 and it still detects as a virus

We do have a threat filter for our network and techs that manage our servers can recive my zip file with no problem.

In our agency when I send mail through Outlook internally it detects as a virus and deletes the zip file.

Any suggestions are appreciated. We are running Windows 7 Ultimate with Outlook 2007
 

A:Solved: Symantec Endpoint Protection keeps detecting my zip files as a Virus?

So you are saying that your IT tech guys are not using the 'network threat filter' ? Thats is why they can receive your zip file?

Just dont zip up your files then. Just email the files as separate attachments.

Maybe your Zip Central has a virus and is manufacturing attack zip files to spread itself.
 

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I have Vista, I have AVG installed and recently the windows security center is saying that AVG is turned off when I know it's on. I ran AVG and it picked up 2 Trojans... I moved those to Vault. I'm currently scanning again and it picked up those same Trojans again along with some cookies. My question is why is this doing this with the Windows Security Center? and could it be because of those 2 Trojans that were detected?

Note: The scan just finished and the infections were moved to the vault... what exactly does this mean?
 

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I purchased an new pc last week and started using Windows Mail. I was told to disable the emial scanner or it would casue a problem with WM. Later I found AVG Free scanning and it had been doing so for 6 hours. Decided to give Avira a try. The next day my WM got totally screwed up. Avira free doesn't have an email scanner so I believe it was AVG that caused the problem.

My question is what AV could I use with some assurance that this want happen again?

I have heard Windows Live Mail is much more stable but I don't like some of the setups on it.

Is anybody here running Vista Home Premium with either Avast or Avira on it and using Windows Mail with no problems?
 

A:Windows Mail & Anti Virus Protection

Information quoted from Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP - hope this helps.

Email scanning is redundant at best, and harmful to email database
integrity at worst. Read http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

Even Symantec (Norton Antivirus), the originator of email scanning,
admits that it is unnecessary.

Did your PC when new come with a time-limited version of Norton or
McAfee antivirus? Those can leave troublesome remnants.

Most versions of the Norton antivirus program aren't compatible with Windows
Mail, so uninstall the one on the Vista machine. The problems they
cause are often slow to show up though.

The uninstall program for Norton often leaves too much behind,
though, so you often need to download and run this cleanup program
after the uninstall:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

If this cures your problem, you may want a replacement antivirus program
that doesn't cause such problems. Most versions of the McAfee antivirus
program and a recent version of the Trend antivirus program are bad choices;
they also cause problems in Windows Mail. I recommend either avast! or
AVG, either one with a custom install where you tell it to leave out the
part that scans email:

AVG free edition:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0?prd=aff
and
Avast free edition:
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

If you don't like AVG or Avast, purchase NOD32 or Kaspersky; both are top-
rated.

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My disc drive is not being recognized and in ie, using google, if I click on a link I get redirected to 2popcorn.net which redirects me somewhere else. It seems a lot of people are having a similar problem. Anyway here is my DDS log:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Christian at 17:10:08.59 on Wed 08/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.249 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Windows System Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {ADD4C55C-2E4A-4DE1-ACBE-B354C5480485}
FW: Windows System Suite *enabled* {1E0B9FC9-7CCE-4014-93AC-973C2AD1E648}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
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A:Have Windows System Suite as Virus Protection

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.??If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.??Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.??Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello, This is my first time posting and I'm in a little bit of a bind. I am attempting to fix a friend of mine's Gateway 6020GZ Celeron M 1.40GHz that has gotten a nasty little trojan. I have identified some of the files that are attacking it but cannot remove them. I have found other viruses like this one in forums but not this particular one or at least not discribed in enough detail.This virus takes over the desktop with a blue backdrop that states "You have several fatal errors due to spyware activity" and flashes "Internet attack has been detected" or "Spyware has been found please scan to remove" in the taskbar as well as phoney Windows Defense boxes. Any click on them sends you to a cached page with the address of "http://windows-privacy-protection.com/?aid=444.471"(which, by the way, is an attempt to sell anti-spyware products). I know this has to be cached somewhere because i was disconnected from the internet for a long time while troubleshooting this problem. It has also disabled Task Mgr and any attempt to re-enable it through registry upon restart it disables it again.I have Hijackthis and ran a scan but I don't know what steps to take from here. No other Ad/Spy/Virus tool can get rid of the files. Please if someone recognizes this virus or has some insight it would be greatly appreciated. If any other information is needed I will do my best to supply. I did trace this virus back to the site 80.93.48.74, not su... Read more

A:Windows-privacy-protection Virus Pack

Hello and welcome as you have an Xp system please do this first.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Bac... Read more

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My personal computer has been infected with a virus of some sort, popping up with a window that looks like Windows Protection software program.

I have run ComboFix once, then downloaded some anti-malware/virus software, then it popped back up again.
Any suggestions? I am also wondering if I can recover any of my files that I have on this computer, since I know the virus can affect files on my computer. Is all lost?
Should I go ahead and reformat my hard drive?

Thanks

A:Windows Protection fake- infected with a virus

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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i reloaded the operating system along with service pack three it is running fine with 1 gig memory and a Nvidea 6200 256 Mb of ram video card.but i cannot install avast.avg,or Avira free antivirus.it stops with error code 0xc007001d and then closes. How do i fix this problem?Davidw

A:windows xp pro having trouble installing virus protection

Many anti-virus programs are no longer compatible with XP. Try BitDefender Free Edition.http://www.bitdefender.com/solution...

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I originally posted in the Am I infected? What do I do? message board and was directed here to post my log. I'm not sure if I have the exact name of the virus right so here was the post that I made describing it:

"First time poster here! I hope I'm in the right spot. Here is my dilemma... So on my computer it looks like I have the Windows Protection Suite/Gala Search virus. The virus initially installed fake anti-virus programs which I was able to stop and remove. It also changed my search toolbar in Mozilla to redirect me to gala.com, which I was also able to remove. It still makes annoying pop-ups appear when I used the internet and doesn't let me click ong google search links. I used my anti-virus programs to try and remove it but it seems it did not work. After running the program the first time, I rebooted and got a blue screen. I went into safe mode but it seems the virus tampered with multiple virus removal programs (I tried MBAM, McAffe and SUPERSpyanti-spyware) but it seems that the virus removed parts of these programs so I couldn't use them. I had to use system restore to reboot from a previous date and reinstall MBAM. After using that and following an online tutorial to remove it, I thought I was in the clear. I was able to search the internet for about 20 minutes without the pop-ups and redirecting links via google. I tried running MBAM and it does not find any of the virus, but I know its still there. The programs that it installed when the virus firs... Read more

A:Windows Protection Suite/Gala Search Virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi guys,

Looking for help here. I have windows 7 64x and recently my windows updates started to fail during the configuration stage. I tried to do a system restore and found that my system restore had been turned off. I tried running McAfee and then AVG virus protection and neither would open. Ran MalwareBytes and Spybot and nothing came up as an issue. Everytime I turn the computer on it gets slower and slower. Not sure what to do here. I don't want to have to reinstall windows if I can help it and not sure if that will even fix my problem.

Thanks!

A:Virus Protection won't open/windows updates fail

I tried running McAfee and then AVG virus protection and neither would openHello Goman8 and Welcome -Have you fully removed the Antivirus program(s) that you are not using with their tool ??Can you please try and do these simple downloads so that we can have a better look at the problem -Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE or HERE, and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following boxes:?Flush DNS?Report IE Proxy Settings?Reset IE Proxy Settings?Report FF Proxy Settings?Reset FF Proxy Settings?List content of Hosts?List IP configuration?List last 10 Event Viewer log?List Installed ProgramsList devices >>(Problem only)<<?List Users, Partitions and Memory size.?List Minidump FilesClick Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt) in your next reply -Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thank You -

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For some reson, Windows Security Center says that Virus Protection is not found even though I have my antivirus on. My AV is Microsoft Security Essentials.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling MSE and Windows Security Center still keeps saying that I don't have an AV on even though I do. I just got done doing full scans with MSE and with Super AntiSpyware and the both came up clean. I don't know what's going on.

Another thing I might mention is that when I tried to do a system restore, I couldn't do it because apparently it had been turned off, even though I swore I had it set to on before.

Could anyone help? Thank you!

A:Windows Security Center says "Virus Protection Not Found" even though I have an AV on

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Free virus protection for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32Bit
and for Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris
www.free-av.com

A GOOD PROGRAM AND IT'S FREE
 

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I just switched from XP to Windows 7 Pro, and because I?ve got a Personal Information Manager that I like (DeskTop Set), I downloaded and installed Virtual PC and XP Mode.
The first time I opened Virtual PC, there was a little red shield ?Windows Security Alerts.? I clicked it and got the Windows Security Center window which indicated that I had no virus protection. I?d just downloaded and install MS Security on Win 7, so? what gives?
Do I have to treat this virtual PC like a completely separate computer? I won?t be going online with it, but I?m not sure that will protect me.
Thanks,
TC

A:Do I need separate virus protection for Virtual PC running in Windows 7?

The Virtual Machine is like a second computer and you will need to install a free Anti-Virus program if the Virtual Machine goes online to update that OS , like Flash, Java, etc. Virus protection in virtual XP - Microsoft Community

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Hello,
recently I've noticed a lot of viruses, malware, and potential spyware popping up on my computer.
Despite installing MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and having the system run clean, the occasional malicious program pops out of nowhere on the desktop.
There was another case where I encountered a website that only showed a BSOD threat saying "call this number to a qualified technician due to the fact that your computer has been hijacked", am I to take this threat seriously or is it just a phishing attempt?
 
Here's a little synopsis:
Windows Defender cannot be turned on due to it being turned off, but, when attempting to enable it, the error message "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator. (Error Code: 0x800704ec)"
And Anti-virus protection being disabled due to: "This program can't start because libpng.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
I have no idea where to go from here, since I removed as much as I could as possible, yet some more malware pops up everyday.

A:Inability to turn on Windows Defender+Anti-virus protection

Welcome aboard
 
What Windows version is it?
What AV program do you use? Did you try to reinstall it?

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[Win XP-Pro-SP3] My "Security Center - Virus Protection" does not offer a way  tp turn it off. Just 'Internet Options', 'Windows Firewall', and 'Automatic Updates'. Virus Protection' shows ON. 'Firewall' shows ON. 'Automatic Updates' shows OFF (of course since it is unsupported XP)
I would like to keep the firewall, but turn off the virus checking because it has become unreliable and I am using another product instead.
Any ideas?

A:How to disable "MS Security Centre Virus Protection" but keep Windows Firewall?

Open Control Panel.....Select Security Center.....,..On left side of Security Center select 'Change The Way Security Center Alerts Me.' Check or Uncheck Alert Settings.

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Hi all. I have picked up the Windows Internet Security/Online Protection Tool Virus. It hijacks my browser, and I believe I also have some type of registry or root virus. I cannot download any AV updates nor can I download any other AV applications. I also cannot download anything from the Microsoft website.Please assist me!Here is my log.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 16:13:19.90 on Wed 04/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.282 [GMT -4:00]AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\windows\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\windows\system32\SearchInde... Read more

A:Windows Internet Security/Online Protection Tool Virus

Guys - can someone please help me!!!!===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it ... Read more

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I have been getting notifications about turning on my spyware and virus protection on windows 8.1. These messages are coming through windows defender. when i click to turn them on it gives me a error code: 0x80073b01. I have followed the instructions on Malware Removal Guide for Windows - Select Real Security but the messages still persist. Hope someone can help.
Many thanks,
J

A:Possible malware preventing turning on spyware and virus protection windows 8.1

Hi goatherbsThis is most likely a Zeroaccess infection and we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Window 7 security messages report that the Norton Internet security network firewall and virus protection is turned off.
When I check Norton Internet security version 17.7.0.12, its network firewall and virus protections are set to on.
Is there something wrong with Windows 7 security messages?
ctc

A:Windows security message reports firewall and virus protection turned off

Hi,
 
Based on current situation, I suggest you upgrade the virus definition and restart the machine in Safe Mode, and then run a complete scanning. After scanning, please
restart the machine in Normal Mode to check the result.
 
If the issue persists, please capture the security alert window and upload it to
SkyDrive (www.skydrive.live.com )
and share the link to me.
 
Thanks,
NovakPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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When i turn my pc on i get a box appear saying i have got unrecognized file versions and i need to insert sp2 disc. i dont have a disc. what should i do. many thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection

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files that are required for windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. blahblahblah keeps popping up dispite me telling it to cancel and ignore the files, i have a legit copy of windows and (i believe) its because i changed the uxtheme.dll thing so i could have a custom theme. how can i get it to stop popping up? is it a virus? (i literally hours ago had "Trojan.zlob.h" but i removed it.

A:[SOLVED] windows file protection

nevermind- found my damn XP disk. why do these things get in your way and clutter up the place when you dont need it but when you do, it takes forever to find xD

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I v'e got a dell pc .It has a login name with password protection.It was gave to me from a company that had gone Bankrupt.I formatted the harddrive with a win 98 disk and used fdisk to delete Primary partition then create primary partition.Then I formatted c with cd-rom support( a:format Cthen installed win 95 (just to see if it would work. After install it booted up with win 95 logo then went straight to safe mode. .I enterd through safe mode then it gave me a message of ........While initializing device IOS: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer...........When I started it over it puts me back to safe mode.
Can you help me fuguire out what to do to clean the harddrive. If I can fix this I'm going to load windows 2000 Pro on it........THANKS.........
 

A:Solved: Windows protection error

Windows 95 probably doesn't have drivers for a lot of the hardware.

If you want to install W2K, reformat the disk and install it. W2K is far more likely to have drivers to get you up and running, and then you can get the rest from the Dell support site.
 

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I have WinXP Home with SP2. While investigating a Blue Screen i ran sfc /scannow. I rec,d the message "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL Cache. Insert your Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 CD now". I have the required CD and installed SP 2 right after it came out. My question is: "When it asks me to 'install now' dosen,t that mean to install all of SP2 ? or will i be able to find on the cd just the files that re required to be copied to the DLL cache? or is it safe to uninstall SP2 and reinstall it from the cd? or will i last till Feb. when i plan to upgrade to Vista? Any thoughts please.
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 281129 MB, Free - 231699 MB; D: Total - 19850 MB, Free - 2098 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 935 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I ran the sfc /scannow and the following appeared:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.

So I then ran DISM /Online / Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

The result of this was:
Error 87
The online/cleanup-image option is unknown.
For more information, refer to the help by running DISM.exe /?.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

This is the result of running this file:

2014-12-25 19:58:53, Info DISM PID=2620 TID=2848 Scratch directory set to 'C:\Users\HP\AppData\Local\Temp\'. - CDISMManager:ut_ScratchDir
2014-12-25 19:58:53, Info DISM PID=2620 TID=2848 DismCore.dll version: 6.3.9600.17031 - CDISMManager::FinalConstruct
2014-12-25 19:58:53, Info DISM PID=2620 TID=2848 Successfully loaded the ImageSession at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Dism" - CDISMManager... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Resource Protection

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821/en-gb

Are you using an elevated command prompt or a standard command prompt
What problems are you actually having that made you decide to run sfc and Dism
 

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every time I boot up the Windows File Protection wants to run. How do I stop this ?
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection

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Windows XP Pro SP2 with all critical Microsoft updates
Symantec Corportate AV 8.1.0.825

The computer is one of 10 in a shared computing environment. The goal is to provide a stable computing environment.

SAV is not recognized by Windows XP Security Center. I know how to turn off the alert.

My problem is with Windows "Shared Computer"; Windows Disk Protection utility / program > Windows Disk Protection "WDP".

When I open WDP, it is "off". If I select " turn on", I am notified that "No Anti-Virus Software Detected". When I click "OK", I am advised to "Be sure to review the Critical Updates Section in the handbook".

SAV updates without a problem & those updates are maintained after a re-boot [ warm & cold ]. However, the WDP does not function. I am allowed to create, modify & delete files. WDP is supposed to prevent such actions.

It seems I need a .js or .vbs script. I have no idea as to where to begin. I am not a
programmer.

I have considered:
1. hiring a programmer;
2. switching to an AV program that IS recognized by Windows XP Security Center and WDP;
3. trying a different program. Hard drive sheriff will not work with XP Pro SP2.
Your suggestions are awaited. I tried another "disk protection" program, "Clean Slate", I think. It could not be configured to work with SAV 8.1.

Your advice is eagerly awaited.

B123
 

A:Solved: Windows Desktop Protection

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Hi Moderator,
This is observed that when Virus Protection is disabled, Action center displays message that Virus Protection is OFF and "Turn On" button is enabled. After clicking it below dialog is displayed.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Action Center
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Do you want to run this app?
You should only run apps that come from publishers you trust.
Publisher: Symantec Corporation
Program: Symantec Corporation

--> Yes, I trust the publisher and want to run this app
--> No, I would like to verify the identity of the publisher before
      running this app.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


My question is why this dialog has been displayed? Before that Notifier application is double signed with Verisign CA. When I click on "Yes, I Trust the publisher ..." dialog disappears and Protection is enabled. To "Don't show me..."
I have checked checkbox so that it should not appear again but alas, next time when I disable Protection and again try to enable it from action center, same pop-up is displayed. So what is causing this pop-up message? This behavior is observed on Windows Vista
and versions post Windows Vista.

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when i use sfc command windows file protection doesn't run and asks for xp cd.
But the thing is i have inserted my xp cd.
Could anybody help me.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: windows file protection problem

sfc /scannow procedure and troubleshooter
 

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i'm having trouble registering some of my .dll(s) so i'm trying to use Windows File Protection to recover any lost files.
when i run WFP it asks me to insert my Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD when the opperating system i'm using is Windows XP Home Edition SP2.
Under My Computer, it says im running Windows XP Home Edition and on the CD it says Windows XP Home Edition but i'm not sure why WFP is asking to insert my Windows XP Professional SP2 CD

I know for sure that my copy of Windows is legit and that the CD i'm using is the one i used to install it.
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection Problem

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WARNING: I have successfully used the method described below to disable WPF/SFC on my PC with no ill effects, but if you decide to follow this guide, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Hi there

I spent a fair bit of time finding out how to disable Windows File Protection with XP SP3 so I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else has the same problems.

1. Download the SP3 redistributable package from Microsoft here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

2. Copy the contents of an XP install disk onto a folder on your hard drive (C:\XPCD as recommended by MSFN) http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/1/

3. Download and install nLite http://www.nliteos.com/ you'll need Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or higher for nLite to work http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...0b-f857-4a14-83f5-25634c3bf043&displaylang=en

4. Run nLite, point it to your install folder (e.g. C:\XPCD), then click Next until you reach the Task Selection screen. For the WFP tweak you only need to select Service Pack, and Options, but if you want to play around with all the bells and whistles please do! (Link to MSFN, above gives more help than you could want!)

5. Click Next and select the SP3 file.

6. Click Next, select the Patches tab and disable SFC/WPF at the bottom of the screen.

7. Click Next and let nLite do its thang!
You now have an SP3 install folder that will have SFC/WPF disabled by default.

8. Use the EXPAND command ... Read more

A:Solved: FYI: How to disable Windows File Protection (WPF SFC) with XP SP3

Thanks for the info.

Haven't tried it yet but am adding this to my notes.
 

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I restarted my computer because it was being very sluggish and once it rebooted, I get this message saying "Please wait while window verifies that all protected Windows files are intact and in their original versions."
Soon after this, I get another message saying "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL cache. Insert your Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM now."
I did just this and the first couple of times, it worked and Windows continued to verify windows files, but now it came up again and it won't go away. It tells me that I don't have the right CD in my CD drive, but I can't think of any other CD that would suffice....
My question is, is this whole process actually required or can I go on without doing this? Though I imagine that Windows would bother me about it everytime I started up my laptop...
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection Issue

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I am running windows ME on a Packard Bell computer and am running out of hard drive.
The package supplied with the computer includes a variety of software which is of no use to me but I am unable to remove it to make more space because P_B have managed to include it in the template used by the file protection system.
How can I edit the template? Preferably without using DOS for I am not good in that area.
phil
 

A:Solved: Windows file protection system

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I run the sfc /scannow (Windows File Protection) utility once every couple of months. But after i ran it this last time, I noticed that after I restart my pc, it (sfc - utility) automatically starts running.
Can someone please assist me with correcting this??

Thank You!!
 

A:Solved: 'Windows File Protection' question

Try this, from a command line enter:

sfc /revert

Also verify that this registry key is correctly set, if present, (run: regedit):

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCScan
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 0 = disabled, 1 = scan every boot, 2 = scan once
 

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Not really sure where this belongs. I get the message after startup. Sometimes it gives me the option to boot in safe mode, so I do, but then after the PC starts in safe mode, it gives me the Explorer error "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor."

Not really sure if it's bad RAM, a bad HDD, or what

Edit: So after booting in safe mode and getting that error, all I can do is restart again - I can't get a terminal prompt or anything. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: windows protection error. you need to restart your computer

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I have been getting the following pop up screen since Sunday(12/16/2012) Windows File Protection: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of these files. Insert your Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD now. And in the event viewer log there is a whole list of system files that could not be copied into the DLL cache. So far I have not inserted the CD I have just restarted my computer. But yesterday I scanned my computer with Norton Power Eraser and removed the Swrort.d trojan. I thought the error message was related to the virus but according to Mcafee virus removal it is a problem with the operating system, please help....
 

A:Solved: Windows File Protection Error message

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Please help me. I am running a pcchips pc100 m599lmr motherboard with 500mhz AMD k6-2 under windows 95 osr2. I have installed the amdk6up.exe patch.
My problem is the built-in Davicom 9102a ethernet controller. When I try to install it with the drivers off the cd I get a windows protection error on restart. I can boot into safe mode, disable the davicom network card in device manager, and restart and I can boot up fine. I updated the driver from the davicom web site, no help. I installed all the dun, tcp/ip, and winsock updates for windows 95. What am I missing?????
The Davicom is pci, and I have pci steering enabled.
 

A:{SOLVED} Davicom Ethernet Windows protection error

You said it was an onboard card, then you said it was a PCI card.

Which one is it? PCChips boards aren't very good - if you are trying to use a built in (onboard) NIC I wouldn't be surprised if you never get it to work. I would suggest just going to a store and purchasing a new PCI NIC - you can get them pretty cheap these days.

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Hello everyone!
Must say I stumbled on this forum by luck. And have to admit this has a mine of information and people here are just so friendly! Also to let you guys know, I did read up on how to post for an issue
I was researching on my laptop for a problem thats been bugging me for sometime. (hp dv4-1114nr laptop, 32xVista home premium).It started all of a sudden while I was browsing. My firefox browser hung up and the vista hourglass (blue circle) was going on and on. I couldn't exit it.The vista hourglass (blue circle) kept on running non stop. Had to shut down using the power button. It started happening the moment I power up my laptop. It goes to the desktop screen and within a few secs it freezes everything i.e. start menu,IE,any program.Had to use safe mode to browse. Then I went into msconfig in safe mode and disabled all the startup services and it didn't freeze after restarting and was working fine. So, I figured my issue is now with the startup programs. I made a note of all the programs and started enabling them 5 at a time. Finally only the Microsoft windows operating system programs were left and one MS Office OneNote. When I enable any of the MS windows OS programs, it freezes within a few minutes of restarting in normal mode. So its definitely these that are causing the problem. Also there is another program in the startup which says manufacturer unknown. Its name is '94593131'. I think this is a virus. I have it left unchecked and unenabled. ... Read more

A:Windows resource protection..halfway solved but stuck

Good day to you, and welcome to the Vista Forums! I hope you enjoy your stay!

Thank you for taking the time to research, post well, and be polite. It makes such a massive difference for us!

Just out of interest, was it me Richard, or the other Richard, anyway, for more information about settings.ini reported in SFC, see here: The SFC.exe command reports Settings.ini file errors in the CBS.log file after you add gadgets to the Windows Vista Sidebar by using the Sysprep tool and an Autounattend.xml file

The only corruption showing is settings.ini, and nothing else, so we can rule that out.

You mentioned about OneNote at one point. As far as I am aware, you do not, and have never believed OneNote to be responsible. Please can you just confirm that enabling OneNote does not immediately break the computer.

Right, onto the main point, the freezing: It could be caused by faulty hardware, and we will check that, but it could also be caused by a virus. We will go down the virus/software issue route first.

Please actually use your computer for a lengthy period of time in Safe Mode, and see whether this problem ever occurs in Safe Mode and report back.

Right, let us check for malware:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware a.k.a. MBAM - Download Free Version (freeware) - Homepage
Why? Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is very good at removing the zlob trojan, virtumonde, and most other current infections. This single tool has replaced multiple tools that have been required in the past.

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When playing wow My tracert starts out like this:
Tracing route to us.logon.battle.net [12.129.206.130]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms homeportal [192.168.1.254]
2 25 ms 24 ms 24 ms 108-213-76-2.lightspeed.frokca.sbcglobal.net [108.213.76.2]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 26 ms 25 ms 147 ms 75.29.64.72
5 26 ms 24 ms 27 ms 12.83.77.137
6 37 ms 37 ms 36 ms gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.128.181]
7 38 ms 37 ms 38 ms 12-122-254-238.attens.net [12.122.254.238]
8 38 ms 39 ms 39 ms mdf001c7613r0004-gig-10-1.lax1.attens.net [12.129.193.250]
9 12.129.211.38 reports: Destination net unreachable.

Then my world lag starts increasing roughly after 15min to and tracert looks like this:
Tracing route to us.logon.battle.net [12.129.206.130]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms homeportal [192.168.1.254]
2 25 ms 24 ms 25 ms 108-213-76-2.lightspeed.frokca.sbcglobal.net [108.213.76.2]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * 27 ms 25 ms 75.29.64.72
5 23 ms 24 ms 29 ms 12.83.77.137
6 37 ms 36 ms 37 ms gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.128.181]
7 39 ms 39 ms 38 ms 12-122-254-238.attens.net [12.122.254.238]
8 37 ms 37 ms 38 ms mdf001c7613r0004-gig-10-1.lax1.attens.net [12.129.193.250]
9 12.129.211.38 reports: Destination net unreachable.
Trace complete.
Then I start to freeze randomly and world ping goes through the roof (3000ms +). The Tracert looks like:
Tracing route to us.logon.battle.net [12.129.206.130]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms homeportal [192.168.1.2... Read more

A:Progressive wow lag

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Hello,

I must have some files that are not certified by Microsoft, because each time I boot I have a message about them, which takes two or three clicks of the mouse to remove. Is it possible to turn off this notification?

Thanks you any help you can give.

<img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=647323">
 

A:[Solved] How stop Windows [File] Protection Error Notices

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My notebook/laptop has been freezing lately to a point where I have had no choice but to do a hard manual shut down Everything is running really slow

I ran a CHKDSK (but fell asleep before it finished LOL), but I was able to take a picture of this: Im hoping there is a log of the results on my drive (but where or how to locate it?!?!)

Then I did a sfc /scannow and got this:

How can I fix these errors without having to do a full system recovery? I only recovered my notebook earlier this year and its not even 2 years old. I only have the recovery CDs, not the installation CD
EDIT
CHKDSK: http://gyazo.com/1d6226f7ac5cf23122c32eb03cb5a443

SFC scannow: http://gyazo.com/bdd99977b8a3f125d2ed2c22ee6af268
 

A:Solved: windows resource protection found corrupt files

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I don't mind the password protection on my windows 8 laptop, and i must have disabled it when i first got the computer. It still has a password on startup, but not when resuming from sleep mode, and i think it used to have that. i want it back, How do I get it?

A:[SOLVED] I want to enable the password protection when resuming windows from sleep

Please see here How to enable or disable Windows 8 password query when resuming from sleep mode?

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If a progressive scan DVD player is connected to a TV which is interlaced will it play as progressive scan?Is LCD screen progressive or interlaced?
 

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Hi, I need help my computer had malware or something I have done several different scans and removed some malware etc but my interent keeps shutting down and send error reports and trend micro is shutting of and on can anyone help

A:Virus? windows keeps shutting down and virus protection shutting of and on

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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The first sign of this problem was frequent "loss" and recovery of internet explorer tabs. I ran Spyware S & D, but didn't find anything that I suspected would cause such a problem. I attempted to run McAfee Enterprise, and (after the "on demand" virus scan console opened) received an error message indicating that something was too old and needed to be updated. I was given two options: obtain the update or run the program without the update. If I attempted to obtain the update, the program froze. If I ran the program without the update, nothing is found.

The computer has begun to freeze more frequently, and I am now running in safe mode w/networking to avoid the "freezing." Below, you will find the contents of the dds.txt log. Please help.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Mickey at 14:41:53.12 on Tue 11/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3054.2609 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Mickey\Desktop\Virus Removal Tools\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ==============... Read more

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I have as a second PC, a MiniCompaq netbook that functions nicely. I get 14mb from the router. I have been noticing that Firefox is getting slow. I have already performed all the settings in about:config and I disregarded a paid a square antivisus that clearly makes Firefox slow. But I still feel it slower than at beginning. I uninstalled every complement also. I will thanks very much a new advice for this problem. Friendly cheers

A:Progressive Firefox slowness

What are the system specs?

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