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09-23-2012, 12:52 PM #1
The Survivor Truthtard
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I got infected by a virus yesterday! I spent hours trying to get rid of it. I thought it might be of use to some here to know a sure way of getting rid of viruses and getting your machine clean and up and running again.

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 F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.

STEP 2 :
Start the Internet Explorer browser and if you are using Internet Explorer 9 ,click on the gear icon (Tools for Internet Explorer 8 users) ,then select Internet Options.

Go to the tab Connections.At the bottom, click on LAN settings.
Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN. This should remove the malicious proxy server and allow you to use the internet again.
If you are a Firefox users, go to Firefox(upper left corner) → Options → Advanced tab → Network → Settings → Select No Proxy

STEP 3 :Repair your Windows Registry
Smart Fortress 2012 has changed your Windows registry settings so that when you try to run a executable file (ending with .exe ) , it will instead launch the infection rather than the desired program.
Download the registryfix.reg file to fix the malicious registry changes
http://malwaretips.com/attachment.php?aid=1000

Double-click on registryfix.reg file to run it. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window,then click OK.

STEP 4: Run RKill to terminate known malware processes
after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/gri...xplore.exe
Double-click on the iExplore.exe icon
RKill will now start working in the background, please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and tries to terminate them.
When Rkill has completed its task, it will generate a log. You can then proceed with the rest of the guide.

WARNING: Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware process will start again , preventing you from properly performing the next step.

STEP 5 : Remove malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE.

Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE
https://store.malwarebytes.org/342/cooki...bytes_free
Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setup file.
When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
On the Scanner tab,select Perform full scan and then click on the Scanbutton to start scanning your computer.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.
Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.After completing this task it will display a message stating that it needs to reboot,please allow this request and then let your PC boot in Normal mode.

STEP 6: Double check your system for any left over infections with HitmanPro

This step can be performed in Normal Mode ,so please download the latest official version of HitmanPro.
https://www.cleverbridge.com/747/cookie?.../downloads
Double click on the previously downloaded fileto start the HitmanPro installation.
IF you are experiencing problems while trying to start HitmanPro, you can use the Force Breach mode.To start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process.
Click on Next to install HitmanPro on your system.
The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on Next to start a system scan.
Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the malicious files that the program has found.Click on Next to remove this malicious files.
Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects.If this program will ask you to restart your computer,please allow this request.

STEP 7: Remove any left over malicious registry keys and files

Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKiller/RogueKiller.exe
Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Start button to perform a system scan.

After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.
Next we will need to restore your shortcuts, so click on the ShortcutsFix button and allow the program to run.

That's it, your done. cheers.gif

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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09-23-2012, 01:05 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Great info! hi5.gif Most people who use windows have had to deal with that at one time or another, I've spent days on trying to get rid of some nastys I picked up from the kids gaming websites though a shared hard drive. gaah.gif
Hasn't happened to me in a long time, but no one using windows is immune. I recently switched to Ubuntu with the gnome classic desktop (Unity is awful) but I'm happy as can be, I even have photoshop running reasonably well on wine.
Sure I still can't abandon windows alltogether, can't get Adobe Audition and dreamweaver to work on wine yet, so I'm stuck with windows for the time being for that.
Windows 8 looks awful to me, I have no interest in that whatsoever. Octo and I are on laptops, all the metro applications seem ridiculous, and the layout looks awful.
Those multicolored tiles look like a 70's school book.
No thanks.
We have a mac for the real heavy duty video editing, it's trouble free and so is Linux. My windows days are fast coming to an end.

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09-23-2012, 01:19 PM #3
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
I switched to Linux mate some time ago and find it much better than windows. However i still revert back to windows every now and again as some programs I use don't work on Linux.

Yesterday was the one time that i needed to revert back to Windows and bam I got a damn virus.

I think I will just find alternative programs and stick with Linux.

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09-23-2012, 04:02 PM #4
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,782 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
You missed one important step you need to take when trying to get rid of a virus. The first thing you need to do is turn off system restore. THEN you restart in safe mode. You should also do all of this whil disconnected from the net. Nasties will often reinstall through the system restore saved file and some can keep restoring as long as you are connected to the net.

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They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
09-23-2012, 04:28 PM #5
The Survivor Truthtard
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(09-23-2012, 04:02 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  You missed one important step you need to take when trying to get rid of a virus. The first thing you need to do is turn off system restore. THEN you restart in safe mode. You should also do all of this whil disconnected from the net. Nasties will often reinstall through the system restore saved file and some can keep restoring as long as you are connected to the net.


Thanks for pointing that out. Yeah I failed to mention that important step.

cheers.gif

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09-23-2012, 04:37 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
I'm finding what wont run in wine works quite well on VirtualBox with xp. I have an old CS2 running native in wine though, I use it for most everything. Cs5 and above don't muscle in on wine so well. It can be done but it crashes a lot.

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09-23-2012, 04:53 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,034 Threads:427 Joined:Jun 2012
I don't have the time nor patience to follow all those steps, so I always take it in to the IT guys and pay the $80. Fixed in one day, EASY! 13.gif
09-23-2012, 05:46 PM #8
The Survivor Truthtard
Posts:5,013 Threads:522 Joined:Sep 2012
For some reason Linux mate shuts my computer down about once a day. gaah.gif

I have no idea why it does that and have found nothing on the net about it.

I am using a laptop bye the way.

Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.


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09-24-2012, 02:09 AM #9
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(09-23-2012, 12:52 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  I got infected by a virus yesterday! I spent hours trying to get rid of it. I thought it might be of use to some here to know a sure way of getting rid of viruses and getting your machine clean and up and running again.

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 F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.

STEP 2 :
Start the Internet Explorer browser and if you are using Internet Explorer 9 ,click on the gear icon (Tools for Internet Explorer 8 users) ,then select Internet Options.

Go to the tab Connections.At the bottom, click on LAN settings.
Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN. This should remove the malicious proxy server and allow you to use the internet again.
If you are a Firefox users, go to Firefox(upper left corner) → Options → Advanced tab → Network → Settings → Select No Proxy

STEP 3 :Repair your Windows Registry
Smart Fortress 2012 has changed your Windows registry settings so that when you try to run a executable file (ending with .exe ) , it will instead launch the infection rather than the desired program.
Download the registryfix.reg file to fix the malicious registry changes
http://malwaretips.com/attachment.php?aid=1000

Double-click on registryfix.reg file to run it. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window,then click OK.

STEP 4: Run RKill to terminate known malware processes
after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/gri...xplore.exe
Double-click on the iExplore.exe icon
RKill will now start working in the background, please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and tries to terminate them.
When Rkill has completed its task, it will generate a log. You can then proceed with the rest of the guide.

WARNING: Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware process will start again , preventing you from properly performing the next step.

STEP 5 : Remove malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE.

Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE
https://store.malwarebytes.org/342/cooki...bytes_free
Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setup file.
When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
On the Scanner tab,select Perform full scan and then click on the Scanbutton to start scanning your computer.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.
Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.After completing this task it will display a message stating that it needs to reboot,please allow this request and then let your PC boot in Normal mode.

STEP 6: Double check your system for any left over infections with HitmanPro

This step can be performed in Normal Mode ,so please download the latest official version of HitmanPro.
https://www.cleverbridge.com/747/cookie?.../downloads
Double click on the previously downloaded fileto start the HitmanPro installation.
IF you are experiencing problems while trying to start HitmanPro, you can use the Force Breach mode.To start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process.
Click on Next to install HitmanPro on your system.
The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on Next to start a system scan.
Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the malicious files that the program has found.Click on Next to remove this malicious files.
Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects.If this program will ask you to restart your computer,please allow this request.

STEP 7: Remove any left over malicious registry keys and files

Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKiller/RogueKiller.exe
Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Start button to perform a system scan.

After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.
Next we will need to restore your shortcuts, so click on the ShortcutsFix button and allow the program to run.

That's it, your done. cheers.gif


Lets say someone had a brain virus , similar to this pc virus
have any ideas?
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09-24-2012, 02:12 AM #10
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09-24-2012, 03:50 PM #11
yankees skier
Posts:5,898 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
I've taken to running every thing in VMWare, and reverting to old images when I have a problem.

Biere.
09-24-2012, 06:05 PM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,782 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
(09-24-2012, 02:09 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Lets say someone had a brain virus , similar to this pc virus
have any ideas?



İmage


İmage


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
09-24-2012, 07:18 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
chuckle.gif The lobotomizer 2000

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09-25-2012, 03:02 AM #14
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
(09-24-2012, 07:18 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif The lobotomizer 2000

dont need the comedy club doing that lol
09-25-2012, 03:16 AM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,034 Threads:427 Joined:Jun 2012
(09-25-2012, 03:08 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  
(09-24-2012, 06:05 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(09-24-2012, 02:09 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Lets say someone had a brain virus , similar to this pc virus
have any ideas?



İmage


İmage


coffeetime.gif



Geeze ,,, ya' don't suppose that hurt do ya's


No, just a mild headache.




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