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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » September 30th, 2008, 4:47 pm

I think all im missing now from the start menu is My recent docs, My Pics and My music. Eveything else seems to be there and working :bounce:
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 4:06 am

For My Music, download this
to your desktop.

Doubleclick it and choose and Yes and OK.

For other two:

Copy text below to Notepad and save it as check.bat (save it as all files, *.*)

@ECHO OFF
regedit /e C:\info.txt HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
regedit /e C:\info2.txt HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

It should look like this -> Image

Doubleclick check.bat; black dos windows will flash, that's normal.

Post contents of c:\info.txt and c:\info2.txt here, please.
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 7:06 am

when i click that link "download this" i get a page come up with this:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoStartMenuMyMusic"=dword:00000000

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoStartMenuMyMusic"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"**del.NoSaveSettings"=" "



Is that right....... dont know what to do with it? :profileleft:
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 7:23 am

Please right-click that link and choose save as/save target as (depends on your browser) :)
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 9:35 am

Did the first one but still dont have my pics my recent and my music in the start menu. The logs for the other one are below:




Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000091
"MaxRecentDocs"=dword:00000006
"NoDrives"=dword:00000000
"NoStartMenuMyMusic"=dword:00000000
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000





Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 9:53 am

Let's try this next; not sure if it will work as it doesn't seem to be policies issue:

  1. Please download FixPolicies.exe by Bill Castner and save it to your desktop.
  2. Double click on FixPolicies.exe to run it.
  3. Click on Install. It will create a folder named FixPolicies on your desktop.
  4. Open the FixPolicies folder.
  5. Double click on Fix_policies.cmd to run it. Command Prompt will open and close quickly; this is normal.
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 10:08 am

still no luck :(
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 10:13 am

Right click on a blank space on the taskbar and select "properties". Click on the "startmenu tab". Click on the "customize button" and then "additional settings" tab and make sure you have the option that allows "My Documents" folder, "My Music" folder and "My Pictures" folder to be listed in the startmenu checked (enabled).

Did it help?
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 11:26 am

Yay lol. U genius. :cheers:

Is there anything else other than that left to do. Is the comp virus free now?

In windows security centre it says that virus protection is enabled by threatfire. I had this ages ago but decided i no longer wanted it and removed it. Clueless as to why it still says its enabled?
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 11:46 am

Copy text below to Notepad and save it as flushrep.bat (save it as all files, *.*)

@echo off
net stop winmgmt
rd /S /Q %systemroot%\system32\wbem\Repository
net start winmgmt
exit

It should look like this -> Image

Doubleclick flushrep.bat; black dos windows will flash, that's normal.

Reboot and let me know if it helped?
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 11:55 am

Yes that worked a treat :cheers:

Anything else left now? :bounce: :cyclopsani:
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 12:11 pm

Just final instructions unless you have some issues left? :)
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 1:50 pm

All good.................... so final instructions is ok :joker:

Is this thread allways available for me to view?
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby Shaba » October 1st, 2008, 1:54 pm

Yes, it will moved to archives though :)

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Next we remove all used tools.

You can delete info.txt, info2.txt, both .bat files, RSIT and C:\rsit folder

Please download OTCleanIt and save it to desktop.
  • Double-click OTCleanIt.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.

Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTCleanIt attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.

  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows XP then you should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and re-enable system restore here:

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
  • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
  • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
  • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
  • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.
  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety


Stand Up and Be Counted ---> Malware Complaints <--- where you can make difference!

The site offers people who have been (or are) victims of malware the opportunity to document their story and, in that way, launch a complaint against the malware and the makers of the malware.

Also, please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

Happy surfing and stay clean! :)
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Re: Help removing remains of virus

Unread postby dicky21 » October 1st, 2008, 3:20 pm

OK all done. Yet again malwareremoval.com has saved my PC. I am ever so grateful and will definitely recommend this site to friends and family. Malware sucks but as long as there are people like you around giving a helping hand then its all good. If i get any more problems in the future (hopefully not) i will be back here again definately. Thanks a million :compress: :compress: :compress:

Shaba your a super guy :profileleft: :cheers:
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