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Thread: Virus or maleware?

  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    Default Virus or maleware?

    Hi all
    Since last week I'm having big trouble with my laptop.
    I'm running Spybot 1.4, spywareblaster and Symantex Antivirus corporate edition.
    Never had a problem before + I'm updating them daily.

    Any way, I don't know what's happened, but spybot is not there any more.
    If I install it again and I click on the desktop icon just after the installation it says "file not found" and this is confirmed by the missing executable in the program files/spybot directory.
    Same problem with the antivirus, is not working any more. So I've removed symantec and installed f-prot. Same problem... every time I click on the tray icon it starts the installation from scratch :-(
    Same music with other antivirus.

    It seems to me a nasty virus.
    I've used different antivirus from a bootable USB key and they don't find anything.

    The system boots up correctly but windows XP is pretty slow now

    I was just wondering if anybody have run into this same problem

    Thanks to read!

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    Spybot Advisor Team [Retired] md usa spybot fan's Avatar
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    Oct 2005


    There is malware that appears to remove Spybot's executables and some that disables anti-virus software. Consider posting in the Malware Removal forum and having someone take a look at your system. Follow the instructions here:

    After completing those steps, start a new thread (topic) in the following forum (making sure to include the HijackThis log and online scan logs produced from the instructions above):

    Getting an answer is one thing, learning is another.

    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition running on a 2.40GHz IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor with 512 MB of RAM and a 533 MHz System Bus.

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