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New Virus blocks MBAM and HJT, MSA.exe related

Unread postby crazybrker » September 21st, 2009, 3:12 am

I downloaded a file and Its scary, right clicking on it and scanning with MBAM, mbam pops up on the start bar then closes with no notification. The next time I try to open MBAM I get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access them." After reinstalling MBAM and updating and running a quick scan it closes without warning and no messages and then it blocks MBAM from opening agian, must be reinstalled did this at least 7 time reinstalled and tried scanning.

Ran HJT and it closes midway through, and now that program is blocked untill the next reinstall.

No Logs are generated, the only odd processes i see are msa.exe, msb.exe, msc.exe and b.exe... i know those are all bad, but i would normally use mbam to remove them... I miss that... Anyway, please help.

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Re: New Virus blocks MBAM and HJT, MSA.exe related

Unread postby NonSuch » September 24th, 2009, 12:14 am

We understand that you are having difficulty running certain programs, including 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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