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Posted: 3/8/2006 5:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:29:34 AM EDT
try system restore to a week ago.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:38:22 AM EDT
Easy fix, stop using IE and use Firefox. No need to thank me
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:43:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By al_bundy:
Easy fix, stop using IE and use Firefox. No need to thank me



Here is an even better fix. Format HD and install Linux.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:44:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 5:46:24 AM EDT by cruze5]
download ALL these programs in safe mode WITH network support. run updates for all programs if needed. then run full scans. one at a time..


xblock

ewido install background support


hijackthis(click direct download to download program) post WITH logfile and then paste the logfile into the hijackthis homepage. and it will tell you what to remove.

ccleaner to get rid of unused files and alot of trojans possibly in your temp folders.

a squared install update and do full system scan.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:46:00 AM EDT
You could probably install your hard drive as a slave drive in a clean PC and run anti-virus software from the clean system to scan the infected drive. Even beter if you can get an ide-to-usb cable and attach the infected drive after booting the clean machine.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:48:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 5:50:10 AM EDT by scuba_ed]
Plz don't do any of the above yet!!

Try this...go to control panel > internet options > general. Check to see what your default homepage is. If it's not what you expected, change it. It's possible you may have had a site redirect your homepage.

Best,

Ed
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:03:01 AM EDT
Tag...
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:03:52 AM EDT
Do a google search for virtumudobegone, download it. It worked for me.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:34:11 AM EDT
And people ridiculed me for getting a mac.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:36:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scuba_ed:
Plz don't do any of the above yet!!

Try this...go to control panel > internet options > general. Check to see what your default homepage is. If it's not what you expected, change it. It's possible you may have had a site redirect your homepage.

Best,

Ed





you obviously have never seen what he is talking about have you
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:37:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:38:08 AM EDT
you have been root-kitted. only solution is to throw your pc away and buy a new one.

the winfixer thing comes from a company in the ukraine btw..
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:47:37 AM EDT



Won't be able to dnload a damn thing. Here at work the firewall prevents internet dnlds. At home I can't even open up my browser without this popup locking up my puter.

can you accept emails. you can copy the files to a cdd if needed
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:48:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:

Won't be able to dnload a damn thing. Here at work the firewall prevents internet dnlds. At home I can't even open up my browser without this popup locking up my puter.



That's why you are supposed to do it in safe mode. Follow cruze5's advice.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:42:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:52:09 AM EDT
You see, downloading free porn does have cost
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:08:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
you have been root-kitted. only solution is to throw your pc away and buy a new one.

the winfixer thing comes from a company in the ukraine btw..



Rubbish.
ANY software problem can be fixed even if they somehow managed to reflash the Bios or even the CMOS.

I would Look up two things, The VX2 virus (you might have that) , Or a rootkit problem. Also use google to look up all the things you can about this particular problem. Type in the exact problem and someone might have already found a solution.

The small programs mentioned above like killbox, highjack this & process explorer will help. Get even more of them. Make 100% absoltutely sure your anti-virus is the best and 100% up to date.

For example type into google 'winfixer virus' or' winfixer root kit' then follow the instrucyions as prescribed. Here are some top hits just from that - vundo root kit & Microsoft forum fix

Eventually you might have to do a lot of shit to your comp to get it back online and you might have to do a complete reinstall but the idea that you have to get rid of your comp from a root kit is wrong. I got rid of a root kit AND a VX2 about 3 months ago, it took hard work and a lot of aggravation but it finally worked. Good luck!!!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:39:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue_Dragon:

Originally Posted By al_bundy:
Easy fix, stop using IE and use Firefox. No need to thank me



Here is an even better fix. Format HD and install Linux.


Simpler: download www.knoppix.net and burn to a CD. Boot off the CD whenever you're connected to the internet. Works for me.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:52:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By st0newall:
you have been root-kitted. only solution is to throw your pc away and buy a new one.

the winfixer thing comes from a company in the ukraine btw..



Rubbish.
ANY software problem can be fixed even if they somehow managed to reflash the Bios or even the CMOS.

I would Look up two things, The VX2 virus (you might have that) , Or a rootkit problem. Also use google to look up all the things you can about this particular problem. Type in the exact problem and someone might have already found a solution.


The small programs mentioned above like killbox, highjack this & process explorer will help. Get even more of them. Make 100% absoltutely sure your anti-virus is the best and 100% up to date.

For example type into google 'winfixer virus' or' winfixer root kit' then follow the instrucyions as prescribed. Here are some top hits just from that - vundo root kit & Microsoft forum fix

Eventually you might have to do a lot of shit to your comp to get it back online and you might have to do a complete reinstall but the idea that you have to get rid of your comp from a root kit is wrong. I got rid of a root kit AND a VX2 about 3 months ago, it took hard work and a lot of aggravation but it finally worked. Good luck!!!



indeed.. it is rubbish... and i have fixed the exact problem described above.. for a relative who is sorry they ever brught it up...

how did i do it? removed their drive from their PC, put it into a special chasis, attached chasis to special computer that i use to isolate and remove viruses, cleaned the drive, remounted in original machine, ran hijackthis scan, used scan to remove a bunch of registry entries, dll files still extant.. reboot, install new firewall, virus prevention software, return to owner.. about 8 hours work (and i am a computer pro). you know what to look for in hijackthis scan.. what to remove and what to keep? cut the red wire or the blue wire??

so above statement was sacrasm sorta.. when winfixer first appeared there was no downloadable fix for it. there may be now. dunno. you take this problem to a shop they're gonna charge several hundred dollars...

telling someone they have to go out and buy a new computer MAY get their attention so they don't go back to the porn or warez sight they got the thing from.....

it is possible and has been discussed on security boards to rootkti a computer so thoroughly that only the above methodology will work.. becase a root kit can actually replace the sotfware and dlls that read and reply about entries in the disc directory and give false information about disc content thus completely hiding malware and spyware..... this is supposed to be the next BIG thing in viruses. rootkits are the beall and endall of computer trashings..
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:54:06 PM EDT
well no kidding ANY software problem can be fixed but to what cost or extent.

who is gonna pay someone like me $100 dollars an hour to attempt to fix a software problem. when you can backup the info and do a fresh install in under 2 hours. I could understand this on a mission critial system, but not on an end users system.

the key is backing up your information. if its backed up its not an issue. if its not backed up, WHOS FAULT IS THAT!!!!!! it surely isn't mine


Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By st0newall:
you have been root-kitted. only solution is to throw your pc away and buy a new one.

the winfixer thing comes from a company in the ukraine btw..



Rubbish.
ANY software problem can be fixed even if they somehow managed to reflash the Bios or even the CMOS.

I would Look up two things, The VX2 virus (you might have that) , Or a rootkit problem. Also use google to look up all the things you can about this particular problem. Type in the exact problem and someone might have already found a solution.

The small programs mentioned above like killbox, highjack this & process explorer will help. Get even more of them. Make 100% absoltutely sure your anti-virus is the best and 100% up to date.

For example type into google 'winfixer virus' or' winfixer root kit' then follow the instrucyions as prescribed. Here are some top hits just from that - vundo root kit & Microsoft forum fix

Eventually you might have to do a lot of shit to your comp to get it back online and you might have to do a complete reinstall but the idea that you have to get rid of your comp from a root kit is wrong. I got rid of a root kit AND a VX2 about 3 months ago, it took hard work and a lot of aggravation but it finally worked. Good luck!!!

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:38:03 PM EDT
"winfixer" is a rogue anti-virus that's really a fake scanner and browser hijacker that reports false infections and tries to force you into buying the "cure" from them. The main thing you have to do is remove the line from the "Run" key so it won't load on boot. Start in Safe Mode and use REGEDIT to clear "WFX5.exe" from this key -

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Then you basically just have to pick through the system to clean out all the trash left behind. Get full details here.


Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:54:44 PM EDT
go to this sitehttp://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?

And register then tel them your problem you will need current hi jack this program and others i had same problem what a bitch it is to remove. the people on the site tell you excatly what to do, it takes a liitle while to get a response its not like this site but it works.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:58:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Originally Posted By Blue_Dragon:

Originally Posted By al_bundy:
Easy fix, stop using IE and use Firefox. No need to thank me



Here is an even better fix. Format HD and install Linux.


Simpler: download www.ubuntu.com and burn to a CD. Boot off the CD whenever you're connected to the internet. Works for me.



Fixed the link for you.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:58:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:45:59 PM EDT
What is start in 'safe mode' ??
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:49:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:
What is start in 'safe mode' ??



Keep pressing the F5 key repeatedly as the computer is starting. It should give you the boot options for windows, and select safe mode.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:37:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:
What is start in 'safe mode' ??



Keep pressing the F5 key repeatedly as the computer is starting. It should give you the boot options for windows, and select safe mode.



Thanks for the info ....... but how is that any safer than starting regular way ?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:42:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:
What is start in 'safe mode' ??



Keep pressing the F5 key repeatedly as the computer is starting. It should give you the boot options for windows, and select safe mode.



Thanks for the info ....... but how is that any safer than starting regular way ?



Its used for troubleshooting mostly. If a problem does not appear in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as causes of the problem.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:48:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:
What is start in 'safe mode' ??



Keep pressing the F5 key repeatedly as the computer is starting. It should give you the boot options for windows, and select safe mode.



Thanks for the info ....... but how is that any safer than starting regular way ?



Its used for troubleshooting mostly. If a problem does not appear in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as causes of the problem.



adair_usmc

Sounds like you know your stuff.

Thank you for the tutorial.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:48:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 8:49:04 PM EDT by WildBoar]
F8 for safe mode. Usually.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:52:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
F8 for safe mode. Usually.



Get both.

I always use F5 myself. It has never failed for me.

I guess if you have any doubt, just press both at the same time
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:53:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By StrkAliteN:
What is start in 'safe mode' ??



Keep pressing the F5 key repeatedly as the computer is starting. It should give you the boot options for windows, and select safe mode.



Thanks for the info ....... but how is that any safer than starting regular way ?



Its used for troubleshooting mostly. If a problem does not appear in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as causes of the problem.



adair_usmc

Sounds like you know your stuff.

Thank you for the tutorial.





Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:29:24 PM EDT
anyone heard from him on the status of his computer?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:01:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:04:49 AM EDT
glad we could help
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