• Fake antivirus has invaded my computer
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In need desparate help, a fake antivirus called antivir solution pro has infested itself in my computer and i cant remove it because i cant acess add or remove programs. As i type it is invading files and i need to know how to get rid of this pile of shit before my computer crashes.
Reformat.
Can you bring up Task Manager?
yes i can, and it seems it has dissapeered from my tool bar. And murkat, not in a million years. My hardrive would take a week to reformat. edit: I just lost microsoft essentials (Update: Only on toolbar)
[QUOTE=gamerman345;23895466]yes i can, and it seems it has dissapeered from my tool bar. And murkat, not in a million years. My hardrive would take a week to reformat. edit: I just lost microsoft essentials (Update: Only on toolbar)[/QUOTE] It takes 10 minutes to reformat, including windows installation.
Get and use malwarebytes It'll clean that sucker right out
Boot into safemode with networking [tap f8 as computer is booting]. Run malwarebytes. I had this a few days ago. This cleaned it right out.
You can't use malwarebytes(EDIT: Unless you can boot on safe mode, in which case it SHOULD work), I have the same virus on my other computer and it doesn't let you open anything other then internet browsers so you can buy/download the virus.
System restore. Got this twice and fixed it both times with system restore.
My mate got it just the other week, You have 3 options System Restore Format and Reinstall Boot in safe mode (spam f8 at start up) and run [url=http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php]MBAM[/url]
My Sister had this problem literally 2 days ago, in the end I just installed Windows over the top then installed Avast to scan the files. That's probably your best bet.
I've just gotten it, how the fuck, I did a virus scan literally 20 minutes prior.
Thank you so much, i thought my computer was screwed this morning. [editline]12:12PM[/editline] [QUOTE=alphaspida;23896878]It takes 10 minutes to reformat, including windows installation.[/QUOTE] Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus. I thought you ment defragging...... god im crap at computers.
Download r-kill, run that, then download and install mbam.
[QUOTE=gamerman345;23914127]Thank you so much, i thought my computer was screwed this morning. [editline]12:12PM[/editline] Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus. I thought you ment defragging...... god im crap at computers.[/QUOTE] Your choice
[QUOTE=gamerman345;23914127] Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus.[/QUOTE] It's usually a better idea to format and reload since the viruses get really deep in your system and fuck shit up. After you clean it out your computer is probably going to be really slow and glitchy.
Honestly you guys have no idea what your talking about. This is a know fake antivirus program Reboot in safe mode and do a fullscan with Malwarebytes. ([url]http://www.malwarebytes.org/[/url]) (free version is good enough) if you dont know how follow this [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8Oh-mcSz8[/url]
Whoa whoa whoa, that's weird, I got that earlier. Basically, I booted into Safe Mode, and luckily I had another computer so I downloaded Malewarebytes onto a flash drive and ran in on the other computer. Full scan worked, boot normally. You won't be able to access internet, however. The virus sets up a proxy, which you have to disable by going to Control Panel > Networking and Sharing Center> Internet Options, then go over to Connections, LAN Settings, and disable it. :buddy:
I got this on friday. Weird.
I think I've run into this "Virus" before. And if I'm right about which one it is, I'd look around your hidden users folders for an .exe that has a short series of random numbers, something like "27856439.exe" From what I've learned about it, it has a list of exes' it terminates when the user tries to run a listed program which tricks you into buying a fake/crap program. I hope this helps. I'm just guessing that it's the "virus" I ran across, don't hold me to it though.
For me. Since i got it on my school laptop, my administrative accesses were not available. I did this, Reboot your computer, your fake antivirus doesnʻt open up right away, this is your open window to open task manager or get into the program you need to. Once they are open they wonʻt close until you close them yourself. Hope this helps. May take a couple tries since your window of time is about 20 seconds.
Just boot in safe mode and install malwarebytes.
Don't reformat until you've tried everything like malwarebytes etc.
I used Netgate registry cleaner and smacked that sucker right back into hell.
Once I got a virus like this that prevented all anti virus programs from starting(AVG, Malwarebytes, SpySweeper), what I did was I installed malwarebytes on my dad's computer, put in on an SD card, moved it to mine and ran it right away. It worked and removed the virus. Try that. If you don't have another computer, get the malwarebytes at a friends/good neighboors/libraries if they allow downloads, but you should keep your pc off while you're away.
Malwarebytes is great for things like this, solved the same problem on my old computer awhile back
Step 1) Start computer in safe mode with networking. (hit F8 alot while booting) Step 2) Load up your browser. Step 3) Disable proxy connections (depends on your browser) Step 4) Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Step 5) Run full scan while still in Safe Mode. Step 6) Clean all infected files. Step 7) Reboot. Step 8) STOP DOWNLOADING DUMB SHIT OR GOING TO STUPID WEBSITES. Step 8 is the most important one, I've had to clear out 2 computers so far with this and similar shit on it. The first one caught it because my dumbshit friend thought he'd download King Ralph on Limewire and the other was because some limpdick clicked on some random link he got on Facebook.
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I know how you feel man what ever I download makes my ping from l4d from 150 to 350 :/
[QUOTE=doom65;24121666]I know how you feel man what ever I download makes my ping from l4d from 150 to 350 :/[/QUOTE] That's normal. Ping increases when you're downloading because it uses up your bandwitdh.
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