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Unread postby abraxas » December 4th, 2008, 10:07 am

Hello guys!

Just a reminder... http://www.malwareremoval.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37065

I ran Avira antivirus (reported 4 viruses and "cleaned or quarantined them") and Ad-aware last night. Ad-aware found 8 infections in the first pass, cleaned them and second pass reported 0 problems. Both those programs were running from the USB drive, because I couldn't install those applications on the infected machine. However, after rebooting I found the same issue - AVG cannot connect to the update server, Spybot is not finding new updates, none of my browsers is able to go to any of the antivirus/malware removal/spyware cleaners websites. They all get redirected to 127.0.0.1. I've renamed "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.bak", but nothing worked...
I've lost too much time trying to fix these problems, since I've noticed weird behaviour on that machine. If you guys don't have time or can't help me in next day or two, I'll probably go with "radical measures" - clean installation of XP on freshly reformatted harddisk...

All the best,
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Re: Reminder for a post from abraxas

Unread postby Carolyn » December 4th, 2008, 3:45 pm

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