Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


# 105509 5-Jul-2012 14:49
Send private message

can someone please help me fix my computer.  It was infected by malware/virus.  XP Search results windows kept on popping up.  I already scanned it using malwarebytes and Search & Destroy.  but those programs can't detect the culprit.  Can someone please help?

thanks in advance

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
BDFL - Memuneh
63839 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14297

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 651349 5-Jul-2012 14:53
Send private message

Boot into safe mode and then do a scan

 
 
 
 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9704 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1663

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 651351 5-Jul-2012 14:56
Send private message

johnr: Boot into safe mode and then do a scan


+1

Quite often malware can disable scanning software etc or just hide itself from the scan.
Just fixed a PC for a local that was full of malware, MalwareBytes didnt see half of it until I performed a scan in safe mode.





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.




207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 651357 5-Jul-2012 15:06
Send private message

freitasm: Are you sure the keys in your keyboard are not sticking? The F keys for example?


no.  it's not.

johnr: Boot into safe mode and then do a scan


already done.  and still didn't found the culprits. 



207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 651358 5-Jul-2012 15:07
Send private message

xpd:
johnr: Boot into safe mode and then do a scan


+1

Quite often malware can disable scanning software etc or just hide itself from the scan.
Just fixed a PC for a local that was full of malware, MalwareBytes didnt see half of it until I performed a scan in safe mode.



i will give it another go.


thanks for the replies.

656 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted

  # 651361 5-Jul-2012 15:14
Send private message

Can you screenshot the offending popup?

Banana?
4764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250

Subscriber

  # 651365 5-Jul-2012 15:20
Send private message

Download Kaspersky's root kit revealer - freebie, works well.

 
 
 
 




207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 651934 6-Jul-2012 15:35
Send private message

trig42,

can you please give me a link to the Kaspersky's rootkit revealer.  I can't seem to find it.  what i found is

http://download.cnet.com/RootkitRevealer/3000-2248_4-10543918.html

are they the same?


thanks

alvin

Banana?
4764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250

Subscriber

  # 651936 6-Jul-2012 15:38
Send private message

alvin: trig42,

can you please give me a link to the Kaspersky's rootkit revealer.  I can't seem to find it.  what i found is

http://download.cnet.com/RootkitRevealer/3000-2248_4-10543918.html

are they the same?


thanks

alvin

That a Microsft product.

Try this: http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363



207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  # 651939 6-Jul-2012 15:43
Send private message

thanks for the link and quick reply trig42.    ill download it shortly.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9704 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1663

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 651951 6-Jul-2012 15:56
Send private message

freitasm:

Never, ever, download anything from CNET.


I find that a bit harsh.... :)  I download stuff from there every week.... I just avoid the ones that have their nasty downloader included.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.


4525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 881

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 651974 6-Jul-2012 16:31
Send private message

xpd:
freitasm:

Never, ever, download anything from CNET.


I find that a bit harsh.... :)  I download stuff from there every week.... I just avoid the ones that have their nasty downloader included.


this!





BDFL - Memuneh
63839 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14297

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 651982 6-Jul-2012 16:42
Send private message

You guys are talking like John Doe on the street would be able/capable of discerning a download is wrapped with or without the CNET software.

Every few months we read about CNET downloads being wrapped with installers that also install toolbars and other junk.

If you feel safe, fine. But don't suggest others who can't/won't protect themselves ignore the advice. People already download too much crap.




1304 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 273


  # 652023 6-Jul-2012 17:55
Send private message

nakedmolerat:
xpd:
freitasm:

Never, ever, download anything from CNET.


I find that a bit harsh.... :)  I download stuff from there every week.... I just avoid the ones that have their nasty downloader included.


this!


Why would you even bother? It's not like they have anything there that you can't get somewhere else - without their invasive rubbish.

 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.