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BlueCollarMoto
06-28-2010, 12:52 PM
ITS TAKEN ME AN HOUR TO EVEN LOG ON HERE!
My puter this morning has took a total SHIT! Cant log on to blog, mail, google search, anything! It was working for the kids just before I got on. Want to kill them for downloading something at the moment!

Anybody have or know of a free antivirous program? Help me to not kill the kids!

HELP!

KrOwN
06-28-2010, 1:53 PM
im no computer tech at all but check this site out.... http://download.cnet.com/windows/security-software/?tag=rb_content;contentNav

Ember
06-28-2010, 3:26 PM
Download Malwarebytes and run it http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

also download CCleaner, this is a registry cleaner, so you will have to type in all your passwords again. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

"Spybot Search and Destroy" and Ad-Aware are also good programs to run every so often.

shop102
06-28-2010, 3:29 PM
AVG. Has worked great for me

Mario13
06-28-2010, 6:02 PM
I'll second AVG. No problems what so ever but I have noticed that this site has been loading up slow every now and then. I thought it was the computer but other sites load right up.

bwagner
06-28-2010, 6:24 PM
antivir, been using it for five or more years. Free to personal users and even does automatic updates if you want it to...........................mine runs overnight while I'm sleeping. AVG is good also, I just have my preferences.............

Chopaweeza
06-28-2010, 6:25 PM
I used most of the name brands but I still keep going back to AVG . Never had an issue with AVG . My laptop runs Mcafee and I have no end of troubles with it so like my desktop I'm adding AVG to it . To clean out your system try Trend Micro's Housecall first . Works like a charm.

spdtrip
06-28-2010, 7:03 PM
Microsoft Security Essentilas: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

BlueCollarMoto
06-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the help!
I went down after breaking a few things this morning and bought the new Norton.
POS! Didnt fix a thing. I'm not the Fonz and sometimes ya loose your cool. Not paranoid but it is only fucking with the Blue Collar Moto Shit. The kids and the pissy ol lady has all the game time they can handle!

I'll try some of the suggestions when I get a chance tonight or tomorrow. Tomorrow is on fucked up day all around in more ways than one. Not going to explain that. Just saying this week is a FUCKER x 10 and Monday isnt over yet.

Thanks again!
I'm hoping to get this shit fixed tomorrow!

Ember
06-28-2010, 11:03 PM
If it's a bad virus, and Malwarebytes doesn't do the trick, try combofix http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

It is not as user friendly as Malwarebytes, so if you're not computer savy, I would have someone who is run it for you.

No matter what Antivirus program you run, they won't catch everything. I was paying for AVG, and it was ok, but a hog on system resources. Stopped paying for my subscription years ago and been using Malwarebytes since, plus staying away from unknown sites. Kind of hard to control when it's a "community" computer in the house, though.

KT
06-28-2010, 11:08 PM
The only Norton I would deal with is the 2 wheeled kind other then that it's a waste ....

I for one work on pc's for a living and work for a major internet company ...For your money which is none cause this is free shit man like the others said AVG freeware if you feel the need to spend money buy the upgrade of it and register it ...

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

Free ad aware

http://www.lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php

I have ran this combo on endless customers pc's (talking 1000's) to clean them before I install internet at there residence or business ....

Some humor for you lighten your day ..... A guy once told me he was always right , one time he thought he was wrong ...but nope he was still right =) .....

KT
06-28-2010, 11:10 PM
If it's a bad virus, and Malwarebytes doesn't do the trick, try combofix http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

It is not as user friendly as Malwarebytes, so if you're not computer savy, I would have someone who is run it for you.

No matter what Antivirus program you run, they won't catch everything. I was paying for AVG, and it was ok, but a hog on system resources. Stopped paying for my subscription years ago and been using Malwarebytes since, plus staying away from unknown sites. Kind of hard to control when it's a "community" computer in the house, though.

I agree with it being a heavy program full avg that is ....You can run a combo of things and it may just take that like above poster stated some stuff can be evil ...

billdozer
06-28-2010, 11:29 PM
Buy a used mac. This ain't motorcycle related so it's going to the JP.

Sawbones
06-29-2010, 12:17 AM
I just got done overhauling my buddy's pc running XP and Internet Explorer. I absolutely agree with Billdozer. Get an Apple. Barring that:

Go to a clean machine and download the following programs and save to a flash drive or CD:

Note: Disable any antivirus programs first as some of these files create false positives and are blocked.

Rkill from Link (http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/) (new window)(get all four versions)
Roguefix from Link (http://www.technibble.com/repair-tool-of-the-week-roguefix/) (new window)
ComboFix from Link (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix) (new window)
SmitfraudFix from Link (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/smitfraudfix.php) (new window)
SDFix from Link (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/sdfix.php) (new window)
AntiRootkit from Link (http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/Panda-AntiRootkit-Released.aspx) (new window)
Ad-Aware from Link (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php) (new window)
Spybot from Link (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html) (new window)
Anti-Malware from Link (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php) (new window)
Super Antispyware from Link (http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html) (new window)
HijackThis from Link (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/hijackthis.php) (new window)
WinsockFix from Link (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network-Tweak/WinSockFix.shtml) (new window)

Go to the infected machine and boot into Safe Mode (Press F8 while your computer is booting up). Once to the desktop the first step is to turn off System Restore. To do this right click on My Computer and choose Properties. When the Properties box comes up click the System Restore tab and check the box at the top to turn off system restore on all drives. Click Apply and OK and then restart the PC, again into Safe Mode.

Once to the desktop insert the media containing your tools and copy the Rkill files, Roguefix, ComboFix, SDFix and SmitfraudFix to the desktop. Rename Combo/SD/Smit .exe files (I use snoopy.exe, linus.exe and lucy.exe, but anything will do). Try running the Rkill files until one of them will start (this gets around some malware file hooks and kills the malicious processes), then run Roguefix and follow the instructions to scan and clean. Reboot when prompted and choose Safe Mode again. Run SmitfraudFix and choose option 2 from the text menu. When prompted click yes to clean the registry.

Once that program finishes run ComboFix. If you get a prompt about installing Recovery Console click No. This one will most likely reboot the PC before it can clean all the items but whatever it does just leave it alone until it shows you the log file. Reboot the PC again into Safe Mode if needed and run SDFix.

Once that finishes reboot the PC again into Normal mode (which SDFix will probably require) and copy the Panda AntiRootkit to the desktop and run it. Update it and if it finds anything remove all the entries on the list. If you have a Rootkit reboot the PC and run Panda again, and keep doing that sequence over and over until it finds nothing.

Once Panda shows clean reboot to Normal mode and install Ad-Aware, Spybot, Super Antispyware and Anti-Malware. Update each one, then reboot again into Safe Mode. Run each of the programs back to back, once again removing everything they find. If any prompt for a reboot do so, again into Safe Mode, and continue where you stopped.
Once finished with that final scan, don't reboot when prompted. First navigate to C:\Windows\Prefetch and delete all the files in that folder (not the folder itself).

When you have all that done, reboot into normal mode, update your antivirus program and do a full system scan. If there's not one on the PC or if it's expired you can get good free ones by searching Google for "AVG free" or "Avast free". If you want better protection against spyware as well as viruses I suggest products from either Panda or Kaspersky.

HijackThis is up to you. If you want a little help to verify that the machine is actually clean you can copy HJT to the desktop once you've finished all the cleanings and rebooted to normal, run it and save a log file and send it to me as an attachment. I'll look through this and give further advice if needed.

The final item, WinsockFix, is there in case you lose the connection to the Internet at any point during the process. Some malware alters the TCP/IP stack to better monitor all online activity and removing it will sometimes damage the socket files. Run this program to rebuild the entire network structure and get back online, then pick up where you left off.

As a warning, occasionally Combofix and Smitfraud fix don't restart the GUI, usually when they don't trigger a reboot. If they finish and you have a blank screen hold down CTRL+ALT and tap DEL to open Task Manager, then click File and New Task. Type "explorer" (without the quotes) into the Open: field and click OK.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Addendum:

A new family of malware was recently introduced into the wild that is similar to the AV 2009/10 and Windows Security crap but an order of magnitude more difficult to fix.

These new viruses disable Task Manager and Regedit and block access to files ending in .exe, .com and .bat, rendering the usual tools useless without first repairing the damage.

At this point you may want to take it to a professional, or pull your hard drive, slave it into another machine and backup your files and just wipe and reload Windows. If you want to carry on with fixing it yourself use the links and instructions below, all tools from the excellent dougknox.com website. You will need to do this prior to the original cleaning instructions above.

Download:

Regtools from Link (http://www.dougknox.com/security/scripts/regtools.vbs) (new window)
Batch fix from Link (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/batch_file_assoc.zip) (new window)
Com fix from Link (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_com_fix.zip) (new window)
Exe fix from Link (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip) (new window)
Task Manager repair from Link (http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_taskmgrenab.zip) (new window)

Assuming you are using the same clean machine mentioned before, unzip all the .zip files and copy the .vbs, .reg and .exe files to a flash drive or CD.

On the infected machine run Regtools to enable Regedit, then run each .reg file and install them. Finish by running Taskmgrenab.exe and reboot the PC.

If you are unable to boot into Safe Mode boot to Normal Mode and run the tools that you can, rebooting and trying Safe Mode between each one.

Double Addendum:

If you are infected with Antivirus Live, you could be in for a real treat. For that one you have to put fresh tools on a CD, boot into regular Safe Mode as Administrator and run Rkill, then the Doug Knox tools. After that, run the big 4 (RogueFix, ComboFix, SDFix, SmitfraudFix) , reboot into regular Safe Mode each time if prompted (you have to sit on ComboFix to do that), then reboot into Safe Mode with Networking and do MalwareBytes, then reboot to Normal and do Super Antispyware.

BlueCollarMoto
06-29-2010, 11:10 AM
Buy a used mac. This ain't motorcycle related so it's going to the JP.

Thanks again everyone!

Hahaha. Its only motorcycle related if ya wanna be here. Hahaha!
Or blog about em. I understand Bill. Thanks for letting the post stay up even though its in the Junk pile. I checked the other place and couldnt find anything on the subject. I know its been posted over there b4. Must of been deleted.

OK. The Norton didnt do shit. Later today I'm gonna just remove it and try one of the other deals.

Chop Cult Rules! Esp. since its the only place I can log on to! Hahaha!
Ya, I do the hahaha alot when I'm pissed off.

BlueCollarMoto
06-29-2010, 11:20 AM
At least the Norton let me get into my mail.

I'll be sending out the shirts some time today.

BlueCollarMoto
06-30-2010, 1:35 PM
Looks like I'm in for a new computer.

I cant log into Google (where I have to sign in for blogger) to save my life.
Every thing else works but when I try to log into Google I get "problem with websites security certificate" And then when I try to go to the page anyway I just get HTTP 404 Not Found webpage can not be found."

I'm gonna try loging in on another computer this week to see if I can do it there or not. At least I would be able to access google help then.

Thanks again everyone!
Ive done a few of the suggestions but just not working.

Someone must of hacked into my google account.

KT
06-30-2010, 1:42 PM
Looks like I'm in for a new computer.

I cant log into Google (where I have to sign in for blogger) to save my life.
Every thing else works but when I try to log into Google I get "problem with websites security certificate" And then when I try to go to the page anyway I just get HTTP 404 Not Found webpage can not be found."

I'm gonna try loging in on another computer this week to see if I can do it there or not. At least I would be able to access google help then.

Thanks again everyone!
Ive done a few of the suggestions but just not working.

Someone must of hacked into my google account.


Try stretching a Trojan condom over the PC next time you go looking at fetish lesbian midget porn mmmkay? LOL =)

BlueCollarMoto
06-30-2010, 2:14 PM
Try stretching a Trojan condom over the PC next time you go looking at fetish lesbian midget porn mmmkay? LOL =)

No Shit! Hahaha!

I did just come up with something though.
Looks like the problem starts with my AOL mail account for Google.
Anybody have the phone # for AOL?
This is getting old fast. Been doing the run around on the puter all morning.

BlueCollarMoto
06-30-2010, 2:27 PM
Never mind. I got into that account........

Still cant get into Google! Fuck!

Sawbones
07-01-2010, 7:50 PM
Dude, if you just follow the instructions I posted you should come out okay. Find a buddy with a computer that's not infected and download all those programs linked above. Save them onto a USB flash drive and plug it into your machine and run them. Save the instructions in a text file onto the USB drive too so that you know what to do when you boot up.

BasterdChad
07-03-2010, 7:00 AM
I run AVG, spybot search and destroy, and ad-aware. They're all free and as a combination work great. Whatever you use do like stated above; download it on a different computer and install with a flash drive, but be ready for some really long install times.

BlueCollarMoto
07-06-2010, 2:34 PM
Thanks a BUNCH!

Got the problem fixed!

What a pain in the ass.