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# 77522 17-Feb-2011 14:31
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Someone has infected my computer. And Im sure IWON.exe is to blame. Found 3 of these files in one of the folders, so I deleted them, however I think someone had already run it.

When ever you try open IE 8 (Vista) DEP closes it immediately.

Since I cant get IE to work I used Mozilla, I can go to most site, however if I try google any help like Malware or antivirus and click on the link Im redirected to another site.

Also most times I cant go to Microsoft, and my computer wont let me use the update service.

Now I have run several scans, and they arent detecting anything major. I have used Pareto Logic PC Health Advisor and fixed everything there it told me too, I have also tried Avanced SystemCare, Trojan something arather, and AVG PC tune up. I have done everything all these cleaners have told me too but my problem is still here.

Can anybody help me please. Thanks.

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  # 440729 17-Feb-2011 14:33
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Malwarebytes.org



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  # 440730 17-Feb-2011 14:33
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I have also tried to remove and re-install IE 8, started IE with no add-ons, and it will work but its not the same.

 
 
 
 




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  # 440731 17-Feb-2011 14:36
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Ok went to Malwarebytes and clicked on free version and took me to this site http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756 is this correct?

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  # 440732 17-Feb-2011 14:37
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Tarnz87: Ok went to Malwarebytes and clicked on free version and took me to this site http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756 is this correct?


Yes and from here you download malwarebytes

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  # 440742 17-Feb-2011 14:58
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Ok with Malwarebytes do i run quick scan or full scan?

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  # 440744 17-Feb-2011 14:59
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FULL SCAN, always run FULL SCAN since your PC is almost FUBAR and a quick scan is just a cursory glance...





 
 
 
 




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  # 440752 17-Feb-2011 15:09
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Ok I tried to install HouseCall but got this error message when it tried to install:

An internal error has prevented HouseCall from opening. Do you want to visit the HouseCall web site to get the latest version and try again? So I clicked yes, but IE Closed.

When it was installing though it had just finished updating to the latest version.

Now what? Malware is still scanning.

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  # 440754 17-Feb-2011 15:11
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My guess is you have a virus (not adware) and it had hijacked system calls from security software - like HouseCall.

I'd say your best option is a fresh install, immediately followed by a Windows Update, and then Microsoft Security Essentials (www.microsoft.com/security).

And then, some good old common sense. Not installing programs you don't need, not opening files you have not asked for, not visiting dodgy websites.







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  # 440759 17-Feb-2011 15:16
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Yes I know about the common sense. But I have been away from home for 3 weeks, and left the rest of the family home and this is what I have found. Yeah thought it might need a fresh start.

Only just done a fresh start about the start of January, came home again to a computer that wouldnt load.
Ohh well.

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  # 440998 18-Feb-2011 08:13
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Tarnz87: But I have been away from home for 3 weeks, and left the rest of the family home and this is what I have found.


Nothing like physical security in particular from family members Laughing

If you have not formatted the PC yet, and have the time try NOD from ESET (antivirus) and Spybot S&D (malware). They are good alternatives to the suggestions above. Always a good idea to hit something with a few different scanning engines in cases like this.

Of interest a quick search suggests the "normal" IWON is a rather useless malware toolbar. more info here ... http://www.spywaredb.com/remove-iwon/

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  # 441027 18-Feb-2011 09:29
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MBAM (malwareBytes) is pretty good at clearing most things up.

You could also try ComboFix - It can pickup rootkits as well.

Formatting and reinstalling is a drastic solution, but if you don't have much to reinstall then it may be quicker.

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  # 443696 26-Feb-2011 19:07
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Just an idea, try navigating to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc, open the file 'hosts' in Notepad, and paste everything onto here. If it's a HUGE file then don't paste it all, but maybe the first 10 lines or so.

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  # 443790 27-Feb-2011 02:18
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you can download a registry reset, i once found one years ago and it helped.
but just like (MF) id recommend Microsoft Security Essentials, it helped me when i had a virus controlling my pc.
Also you could try look at what processes are running in task manager, and end any suspicious ones (mind you, you would need to know what it looked like prior to the virus)




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