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AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:01 am

I googled the Virus, I tried Downloading the Spyware, but during installation, it was stopped from installing.
The same with the other Software I tried.

I tried Manually to remove following instructions, such as End Process, but the AV.exe comes back straight away.

Avast didnt detect it.

a few days on and now Firefox won't load
"windows cannot access the specified path..."
 
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:25 am

Try going to malwarebytes.org.
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:41 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
Try going to malwarebytes.org.

I've Downloaded that...
But Access is denied to everything...even Windows Media Player...
I restored permissions but it went back to denying everything.
So I can't install anything...
 
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:43 am

I've Clicked run as administrator and its installing...

It's worked! And it found it all...and now Avast has come back to life after restarting...

[Edited 2010-02-27 02:54:27]
 
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:16 am

Phew. Glad it's working. Keep us posted. I was seconds away from putting on my troll suit and recommending you buy a Mac.  
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:55 am

Quoting metroliner (Reply 4):
Phew. Glad it's working. Keep us posted. I was seconds away from putting on my troll suit and recommending you buy a Mac

Yes! It's funny how the Mac thread came up top too lol...
I know the Virus set my permissions, and reset again...so that was bad...
 
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:00 pm

They can be evil. I did something stupid once, infected this thing, which has tons of stuff on it that at the time wasn't properly backed-up, and then fought a day-long pitched battle to get rid of some horrible virus. That was about as pleasant as crawling through a cow paddock. Glad yours is working though  
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:09 pm

Guys

I got this too while trawling a torrent site  

A quick search on Google shows you how to remove after installing a registry string. Run Malwarebytes and all is now well. I got it again just to make sure the removal process was the same and it worked again.

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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:39 pm

Quoting metroliner (Reply 6):
They can be evil. I did something stupid once, infected this thing, which has tons of stuff on it that at the time wasn't properly backed-up, and then fought a day-long pitched battle to get rid of some horrible virus. That was about as pleasant as crawling through a cow paddock. Glad yours is working though

Thanks  
Quoting granite (Reply 7):
Guys

I got this too while trawling a torrent site

A quick search on Google shows you how to remove after installing a registry string. Run Malwarebytes and all is now well. I got it again just to make sure the removal process was the same and it worked again.

That malware bytes worked well  
 
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RE: AV.exe Has Crippled My Computer

Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:52 pm

Another thing to try is a little program called Killbox. When you run it from the DOS shell in Safe Mode, it can disable just about any .exe file and allow you to manually delete.
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