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windows explorer not opening, plus mypoiskovik

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kicker760, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. kicker760

    kicker760 Thread Starter

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    I have a number of things wrong. My homepage keeps being reset to either mypoiskovik.com or about:blank. I dont know what to do, but it's getting very frustrating. And whenever I shut down or restart my computer, something comes up called Win Min, and it won't shut down on it's own. I'm not even sure what that is, but it's not normal.

    Also, the other day all of a sudden My Computer wouldn't open. It is not only My Computer, but any file folders. They won't open from the desktop or through the Start Menu. I rebooted it in Safe Mode and they opened perfectly fine. However, I've run CWShredder, Ad-Aware, Norton Anti Virus, Spy Sweeper, and BPSpyware Remover. They always detect a few things but never anything major and it hasn't fixed the folders not opening.

    I would greatly appreciate any help someone can give me. I'm a college student and I can't risk my computer crashing in the middle of something. So thank you to anyone who can help.
     
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Hi kicker760, Welcome to TSG!! :)

    Go to Control Panel, add/remove programs and remove MsgPlus.

    Go here: http://lop.com/new_uninstall.exe and download the uninstaller.
    Close all browser windows and run the uninstaller.
    When it is finished restart your computer.

    Download Spybot http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2471


    Click on "Search For updates" When prompted.

    Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, and click Check for Problems. Once the scan is complete, have SpyBot remove all it finds marked in RED.


    Reboot.

    Download Adaware SE http://lavasoft.element5.com/software/adaware/

    Install the program and launch it.

    First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

    From main window: Click Start then under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

    Next deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

    Now to scan just click the Next button.

    When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

    Reboot.

    Create a permanent folder on your hard drive for Hijackthis, like My Documents\HJT
    Click on this link: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe and "Save" hijackthis to the folder you have created.

    Double click on the program to run hijackthis, click "scan" then click on "Save Log".

    Post a copy back here and someone will be happy to review it.

    Don't make any changes until instructed to do so.
     
  3. kicker760

    kicker760 Thread Starter

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    see, none of the folders will open, therefore i can't really open control panel. Is there another way to open it? Or should I restart it in Safe Mode before running these things?
     
  4. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Can you do this part?

    Go here: http://lop.com/new_uninstall.exe and download the uninstaller.
    Close all browser windows and run the uninstaller.
    When it is finished restart your computer.
     
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