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file is infected. unable to fix after 2 days of googling.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mudskipper1, Oct 18, 2010.

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    ran the HJT scan in advance.
     

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    problem fixed. i rebooted in safe mode with networking (f8). downloaded hijackthis, tried to fix a few of the "unknowns" in there (becareful with this!!). then downloaded adware and spybot although not sure of spybot but it seems to run in the background nonetheless and do something. didn't install them yet. then I rebooted the computer in regular mode, but held down the shift key for the duration of the boot-up which seemed to override the trojan or whatever I had, let off the shift key to run the antispyware programs, then held it back down again after clicking to start the antispyware etc programs. then things seemed to work. malware was picked up and deleted. hopefully this helps others with the same problem..
     
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