Malsua
Since Jan 18, 2003

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“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
- C.S. Lewis

One of my other haunts:

The Trans Asian Axis - Exposing the negative geopolitical influence of China and Russia

My private gaming website. Freepmail me if you're interested: The Well Rats :: Seasoned Online Gamer's Community

Now Playing--> LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE! Beautiful game!

***I removed my OLD Spyware info***

It was too old and many of the nasty animals out there are exceptionally difficult to remove. At this time, again, the best thing you can do is to STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER! Get Firefox instead! or Google Chrome

The top tool today is Malwarebytes. Download clean versions on a clean computer if you can and transfer them via flash drive/network or CD/DVD to the zombified machine.

Malwarebytes

There is also ComboFix found from Bleepingcomputer.com. It's good at rooting out root kits.

At this time, Malwarebytes will kill most of the problems. Run it, update it, scan and reboot. The scan can take hours. Go do something else.

There are of course issues with these malware programs making the above not always work. One thing I do first, because I have enough gear around is that I pull the drive out of a machine and put it into a bench computer and run scans against it. Kaspersky, Norton, AVG, Trend, Panda...whatever you've got.

Another thing to check is to look in the windows/system32 and windows/system32/drivers folders (can change if windows not installed in a default folder) and sort the files by date. Often you'll find that there are a bunch of garbage name files (like skifwaf.dll, TDSSreg.dll, etc.) all dated to right about the time your machine flaked out. If you try to delete these files on the infected machine, you'll find that the malware has locked them down tight and generally, several seconds after you delete one(if you can), whoops, it's back again. This is why I put the drive in another computer.

So that's the update for 5-07-13

You can always freepmail me if you're stuck AFTER doing the above. Also get an Adremover. I suggest:
Ad Muncher

My private gaming website. Freepmail me if you're interested: The Well Rats :: Seasoned Online Gamer's Community

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