That pretty much sums it up. TeaTimer.exe also stopped starting up and I downloaded Malwarebyte and it also won't start up. I'm using Windows XP SP2 and I tried posting an HJT log but to my surprise I also can't open HJT. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Just an update.. I did a boot-time scan with Avast and it revealed nothing. And, this might help or not, but I can not access any drive, folder or sub-folder in my computer if I type its path name on the address bar but I can access it if I use my mouse.
My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.
I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.
If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.
Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.
Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.
Step # 1 Download and Run exeHelper
Please download exeHelper to your desktop.
Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
Post the contents of log.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com) Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).
Step # 2 Download and run DDS
Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.
Step # 3: Download and Run Gmer
Please download gmer.zip from Gmer and save it to your desktop.
***Please close any open programs ***
Double-click gmer.exe. The program will begin to run.
These types of scans can produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries unless advised by a trained Security Analyst
If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan.
Once the scan is complete, you may receive another notice about rootkit activity.
GMER will produce a log. Click on the Save button, and save the log as gmer.txt somewhere you can easily find it, such as your desktop.
If you do not receive notice about possible rootkit activity remain on the Rootkit/Malware tab & make sure the 'Show All' button is unticked.
Click the Scan button and let the program do its work. GMER will produce a log.
Click on the Save button, and save the log as gmer.txt somewhere you can easily find it, such as your desktop.
DO NOT touch the PC at ALL for Whatever reason/s until it has 100% completed its scan, or attempted scan in case of some error etc !
Please post the results from the GMER scan in your reply.
In your next post/reply, I need to see the following:
1. The exeHelper Log
2. The two DDS Logs (DDS and Attach.txt)
3. The GMER Log
Use multiple posts if you can't fit everything into one post.
If it has been four days or more since your last post, and the helper assisting you posted a response to that post to which you did not reply, your topic will not be reopened. At that point, if you still require help, please start a new topic and include a new HijackThis log with a link to your previous thread. Please do not add any logs that might have been requested in the closed topic, you would be starting fresh.
Applies only to the original poster, anyone else with similar problems please start a new topic.