Skip to comments.Hekp with clcr.exe
Posted on 12/19/2008 11:58:56 AM PST by prisoner6
Can someone help me with the clcr.exe virus? I usually don't have problems like this but this is on my oldest son's computer as well as some of the ones I use at work.
It won't allow hijackthis to run or trend micro. We can't download anti virus spyware. If we try to look up via CERT we get redirects.
ANY help or info is GREATLY apriciated.
I’m afraid you are hosed. By the time the system is contaminated it most likely has buried itself deep into your system, making it impossible to remove. Reformat. Reinstall everything. Sorry.
You throw out the most complex, inside baseball, highly technical statement I've ever heard, and yet you need to ask others something about computers?
There must be a WHOLE lot more to computers than I ever thought...
When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didnt just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
Look, heres what happened."
-Slow Joe Biden
And, can you get taskmgr.exe to run, in order to kill the process?
Those are typical places to look for virus help.
Boot into Safe Mode and go to Norton’s site. I think it has a web-based anti-virus scanner
“Im afraid you are hosed. By the time the system is contaminated it most likely has buried itself deep into your system, making it impossible to remove. Reformat. Reinstall everything. Sorry.”
go to control panel , users , create a new user with administrator rights
reboot under the Additional new created administrator account
if you are sure of the name of the file and you cant delete it use unlocker avail at major-geeks
if your not sure run avast boot up scan or bitdefender scan
or a-squared scan or avg..
always be prepared to reformat /reinstall ,etc.. and take all advise (mine) as a suggestion, I would Not want to contribute to the trashing of your system, so obtain many suggestions and roll the dice...
How does one do that?
Sometimes the best way to get rid of a problem like that is to boot the computer off a cd. That way the virus isn’t running and you can just delete the files.
You can use a Windows XP install disk to do this if you go to the repair console. Or there’s BartPE, which you can use to create a live Windows CD. Or I use Puppy Linux, a nice small linux distro that boots off a cd or flash drive.
Good luck! Virus authors are evil.
I removed this from a friends computer using ComboFix. Read all at the link and be sure you understand ComboFix isn't for beginners. Good luck.
Its been my exp. that some of these viruses attach themselves
to windows systems procs and cant be deleted by standard
anti-virus programs , unless the anti-virus program has a reboot sequence and deals with it before windows fully loads.
If you’ve got inadequate anti-virus protection, whereas it recognizes the virus and deletes associated files while Windows is fully on,
then the virus reacts and creates new files with new names,
with every reboot. By the time you get a top-notch anti-virus
program installed, the virus may have done so many new file
iterations that the new and good Anti-virus program just isnt programmed to follow that deep into the file iterations. The good anti-virus program may only be programmed with the assumption that you are only dealing with relatively newly acquired virus’s, not ones that have been dealt with inadequately by an inadequate anti-virus program, have ‘burrowed’ repeatedly with new file names, etc.
Been there done that.
For instance MalwareBytes Anti-virus program would
be an inadequate anti-virus program for such a ‘burrowing’
virus that attaches to windows procs.
Try Kaspersky Anti-Virus/ Internet Suite.
As to the call of ‘Bull’.
Restrain yourself matador.
this is a direct download link to a very good freeware anti malware program, When you install make sure to update the definitions(you can also update from the scan page, some times the update link on the mail page does not work)
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/Setup.exe direct link to symantec’s antivirus scanner this is a program that scans but does not correct infections.
http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html link to download hijack this. an excellent program for finding and getting various forums to help you kill infections.
Perhaps you should take your own advice.
I can't help you with the virus but I can help you with your spelling.
Hekp = Help :)
I hope that hekps.....
I had a similar problem recently and the virus I had wouldn’t allow Spybot Search & Destroy to run. Apparently the virus/spyware “keyed” on the executable name for Spybot so I just renamed it to abc.exe and then it started right up. That may be what you need to do with your Anti-spyware program.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program is a very good one and it got MOST of mine cleaned up except for a single Registry entry that would not delete even when the program (MalwareBytes) said it would on reboot.
I tried to delete it using REGEDIT and it said it couldn’t delete (in use). The virus did a tricky thing by assigning the registry “key” to another user then deleted that user so I couldn’t delete it. I reset the permissions on the registry key to allow my user (administrator) to access it and I finally got that last registry entry deleted. I think I’m virus free now.
The ‘moral of the story’ is that no matter what I ran (MalwareBytes, Combofix, Spybot, Spyware Doctor, etc....) it would not delete that last registry entry until I did it manually. GOOD LUCK!
try this...on another computer download AVG into a flash drive.
take flash drive and install it into infected comp. run AVG.
after set up..run scan
For whatever it's worth, Malwarebytes is highly recommended by the forum I used a few years ago when I had a pile of "interesting" infections.
Next to that, I'd suggest Avast!