XP Security 2010 Virus

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Thread Starter
Apr 18, 2010
Have Laptop with Windows XP. Seems I have acquired XP Security 2010 Virus - It has my computer so screwed up can't even open a simple program like Adobe. Gives notice: This file does not have a program associated with it. Create an association in the Folders Option of Control Pannel. Won't even let me start or install a Norton Antivius Disk thru the CD says same thing about "Setup" or "Autorun" -- Panic - even the IP address in getting on internet has been bugged - shows that I am connected but "Limited or No Connectivity" and then When I click Repair - it comes up with error message cannot do. Short of reformatting the Drive what can I do. I went thru the exefix but that did no good and only seemed to make matters worse. I have Malwarebytes installed on the Laptop but it will not even let me start up the program. Perhaps there is a Antivirus Program out there that I can purchase that will load and solve the problem. Maybe something like BitDefender? I have COMODO Internet Security on the Laptop but again - it will not let me even start up the program - NONE of the Shortcuts seem to work except a few word processing types such as MS Word. [email protected]


Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist
Jul 1, 2003
Hi, WeatherfordJim :)


Please run this application in Normal or Safe Mode.

Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**
  1. If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:
    • Tools->Options->Main tab
    • Set to "Always ask me where to Save the files".
  2. During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

  3. It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.
  4. Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.
  5. Close any open browsers.
  6. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
    • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
    • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
    • Close any open browsers.
    • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
    • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
    • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
  7. Double click on combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.
  8. Install the Recovery Console if prompted.
  9. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
  10. Please post the "C:\Combo-Fix.txt" .
**Note: Do not mouseclick combo-fix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

Note: ComboFix may reset a number of Internet Explorer's settings, including making it the default browser.
Note: Combofix prevents autorun of ALL CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security.

Please do not install any new programs or update anything (always allow your antivirus/antispyware to update) unless told to do so while we are fixing your problem. If combofix alerts to a new version and offers to update, please let it. It is essential we always use the latest version.
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