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Security Central malware has paralysed my PC

Unread postby Tapster » December 5th, 2009, 4:34 am

Hi Everybody.

Last night, I started to get warnings of malware infections.

I soon realised that I was infected with Security Central.

I booted up another PC and found out all about Security Central and how it could be removed. The trouble is, Security Central doesn't allow any of these fixes to operate.

My research suggested that manual removal starts with removing files associated with Security Central in program files and documents and settings. I searched for these files and found them but when I tried to delete them it said access denied.

The task manager won't run because it says it's infected by a worm, therefore I can't stop any processes. I can't start it from start>run or via control-alt-delete

Again manual removal suggests using Malwarebytes which I already had installed on my PC. It won't run, as it's also apparently infected with a worm.

I downloaded rkill.com onto a CD using my second PC.
rkill.com is supposed to stop Security Central in it's tracks while you set about removing it. Again, it wouldn't run on the infected PC as it says it can't open because it's infected with a worm.

At this point I'm dead in the water as none of the fixes works. I'm afraid to turn on the infected PC in case the malware gets further into my system

Has Security Central changed to stop the normal fixes from working?

I don't know what to do next. I'd be very grateful for help in removing this tenacious bastard from my PC.

Many thanks
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Re: Security Central malware has paralysed my PC

Unread postby NonSuch » December 6th, 2009, 12:34 am

We understand that you are having difficulty running certain programs, which may include HijackThis. However, in order for us to help you it is necessary that you provide us with a HijackThis log, and it is possible you may be able to trick the malware into letting you do this. First, download HijackThis to a clean computer, then rename it from HijackThis.exe to any other name you want, using an .exe extension, for example... YourLastName.exe. Once you have done that, burn it to a CD (preferable to using a flash drive that may easily become infected) then transfer the renamed file to the infected computer and run a scan, then start a new topic and include your HijackThis log.

Please follow the guideline at the link below to start a new topic and post your HijackThis log. If you are unable to create and post a HijackThis log, then your only option may be to reformat your computer and reinstall the operating system.

This topic is now closed. Please start a new topic by following the HijackThis Guideline posted here, just be certain to rename HijackThis: >Guideline for posting your HijackThis log<
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