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Old 03-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hoping you can help.

Recently, after running a program (Ad AdAware), an error message appeared along with a box of chinese characters saying that there was a registry change. When I logged back on the computer, all the icons on my computer no longer worked and no executable files were able to run or to open (any program - Word, Adobe, McAfee) - anything that was an executable file/program no longer works. In addition, ever time the computer starts up, a screen with chinese charaters appears and makes you click "ok" before you can log-in. I had this problem a few months ago and thought I had cleared it up.

How do I fix both these problems and ensure they are fixed for good?

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hello ,


this sounds like your system is infected

i would like you to follow this link & see if you can run this program

(http://www.pandasecurity.com)

when you get to the main page you will be looking to the left for ( Short Cuts ) in this box you will be looking for (Free Online Scanner)

now you will have to give a ( legit e-mail address ) & download a ( active x) the active x can be a bugger and you may have to redo it a couple of times

now when you get ready to scan you will need to select to scan your ( local disk / harddrive )

now be prepared for this scan will takee up to 1 hr to 2 hrs depending on the size of your harddrive & how full it is

then get back to us

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I ran the scan and attached the report.
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File Type: txt Activescan.txt (8.3 KB, 25 views)
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hello ,

you do have some issues

what you need to do is follow this link


http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

read & follow all instructions / save all logs to the desktop for eas of reposting / if you have any issues with doing these steps make notes and add them to your post

then get back with us

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Hey,
I'm having a similar issue...but the pandasecurity.com online scan isn't working
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hello TeeCue ,

you should follow the same link

but also when you jump in a persons thread to ask questions about your own systemand noy to help with the owner of the thread this is called (HIJACKING A THREAD)

BIG NO NO here at this forum

you need to start a thread of your won so that there will be no confusion for the owner of the thread or the tech helping them or for you

sorry these are forum rules

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I tried running the 5 steps and did not have much success

Step 1 - I could not open add/remove programs
Step 2 - Panda report is attached
Step 3 - I downloaded spyware blaster but could not run it, same with IE spyad
Step 4 - successfully installed all the updates
Step 5 - was unable to run dss
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hello,


see if you can do this


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot
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also
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now this is the process

a (sfc) is a windows scanner that is directed at the core system files & dll's

it scans only these files & dll's to see if they have been corrupted or replaced by (maleware/spyware/trojans/ viruses/ ect..that are designed to mask themselves as part of the operating system and cause havic or send information/data to it maker /originator

now i do know that during this process that these 2 patches/hotfix's will be knocked out

KB902400 & KB914440

to wich can be easily reinstalled by downloading them from the download center at microsoft / since microsoft is always creating patches & fix's for the software to solve issues they placemant & page that they are on will change / when downloading them you can save them for fucture use and reinstalling / just make a file and put them into it / one will ask to have the system rebooted ( yes ) the other simply is installed

i use (Belarc Advisor)to wich will show you all your installed patchs & fix's and if they are intack & will give you a direct link to microsft to either give you info on the patch/fix or a link to reinstall the patch/fix

you can download it here

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Belarc_Advisor_d1385.html

now with the removal of infections i find it to be best to do a (sfc) for from the process of removal some files/ dlls can be damage and need to be replaced

now also when you remove infections it can also cause added programs to act weirdly or to stop fuctioning all together to wich they may need to be repaired or reinstalled


then get back to me

Mike

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