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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bikrchik, Jul 8, 2004.

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  1. bikrchik

    bikrchik Thread Starter

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    I have a friend who is trying to get write protected files off his computer. When he runs his virus program he has a lot of unwanted programs and viruses that can't be deleted, cleaned, or quarantined, any suggestions for him besides reinstalling the whole computer again?

    Thanks bikrchik
     
  2. etaf

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    Hi, and welcome to tsg
    can you let us know what virus etc
    make/model of pc?
    what windows version?


    HIJACK THIS:
    Try not to reboot
    Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
    One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

    Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

    Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
    http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
    http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can get to other sites)

    Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
    Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
    Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
    DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

    I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software, and so I will be unable to add any advice on the log and so will nolonger be replying to your post with regards to the HJT issue, so please have patience and wait for one of the secruity experts to provide further detailed advice

    i will however, be notified when you post the log
     
  3. bikrchik

    bikrchik Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick answer I will wait to hear from the experts

    bikrchik
     
  4. etaf

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    can you let us know what virus etc
    make/model of pc?
    what windows version?

    and post a hijackthis log as detailed above please
     
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