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diane blanx

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 09:17:34 PM »
remove or quarantine

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 09:28:16 PM »
anyone do i remove or do i quarantine

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 09:35:11 PM »
The registry entries need to be reset to the correct values I believe - that is what mbam will do if you have them selected - I can't recall exactly what the mbam results screen for registries looks like - but just let it do whatever it is suggesting for them - I think it will say remove selected.

The files can be quarantined if you have that option - you can delete them later.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 10:55:59 PM by mag »

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 11:32:44 PM »
Another idea, use CCleaner and run a registry scan.
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Whenever you scan the registry always create a restore point...CCleaner will do this for you.  :)
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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 12:53:47 AM »
Another idea, use CCleaner and run a registry scan.
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Whenever you scan the registry always create a restore point...CCleaner will do this for you.  :)
A registry scan may be fine for someone who knows a lot about computers.
Cleaning the registry certainly isn't anything for a novice to do. The resulting consequences could be disastrous.
Simply allow MWB to do it's job and quarantine the detected entries.
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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 10:27:43 AM »
Another idea, use CCleaner and run a registry scan.
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Whenever you scan the registry always create a restore point...CCleaner will do this for you.  :)
A registry scan may be fine for someone who knows a lot about computers.
Cleaning the registry certainly isn't anything for a novice to do. The resulting consequences could be disastrous.
Simply allow MWB to do it's job and quarantine the detected entries.

Also, I'm no windows registry expert, but I think those entries are supposed to exist - they have just been set to the wrong values by the fake av and need to be reset.

Unless ccleaner is a lot smarter than I think, it isn't going to do that.

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 06:46:21 PM »
Another idea, use CCleaner and run a registry scan.
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
Whenever you scan the registry always create a restore point...CCleaner will do this for you.  :)
A registry scan may be fine for someone who knows a lot about computers.
Cleaning the registry certainly isn't anything for a novice to do. The resulting consequences could be disastrous.
Simply allow MWB to do it's job and quarantine the detected entries.

Also, I'm no windows registry expert, but I think those entries are supposed to exist - they have just been set to the wrong values by the fake av and need to be reset.

Unless ccleaner is a lot smarter than I think, it isn't going to do that.
You are probably correct as it will need a deeper scan than CCleaner will provide. For a novice this could create more issues than it will fix.
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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 09:03:01 PM »
Since CCleaner does not "deep" clean it is probably safe even for a novice. It will clean unused registry items.
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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2011, 10:55:42 AM »
Possibly - but by now hopefully the OP has hit remove selected in mbam and moved these issues to quarantine, and so doesn't really care.

(I wasn't sure what quarantine might mean for a registry entry value, but on reflection I guess it just means remember original value in case I want to put it back to that).

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2011, 07:31:05 PM »
I have just encountered the same virus/trojan

it brings up a window that says something like "xp 2012 unregistered version" and sticks to windows security icons in the task bar and warns that my firewall is off (which it isn't)

my question is why, when I have Avast running and updated, does this get through when hippo can find it?

(if it can I'm running it on my pc right now)

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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2011, 07:52:18 PM »
Download Malwarebytes http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/  run it and follow the instructions for removing
what it finds.  Reboot your computer and see if that solves your problem.
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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2011, 09:44:04 PM »
Hi bob

yeah I've done that

anti malware said it found infected files and gave me option to remove them, and to reboot computer.

I did that and now my mouse dont work and when i click on an icon (to run avast for example) none of the file extensions are associated with a file program.

on the bright side, i use my pc to store stuff as a server and all my important stuff is on my laptop. I'm still miffed (thats upset in UK) that Avast didnt catch this one, it should have at least been been picked up with by heuristics.

I will check in the morning as I have to go out now. Thank you for taking the time.

Regards

Rich


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Re: windows xp security centre saying viruses nothing from avast
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 10:57:38 AM »
I found a link that repairs the xp registry on the mcafee forum at communit.mcafee.

deletemalware.blogspot.com/2011/06/remove-xp-antispyware-2012-xp-internet .html

I scanned it with avast before copying to my pc and merging with my registry.


it has re associated my file types so that they run, however i have a message from the real windows security program that my auto updates is turned off. When I check in system in control panel they are turned on so thats apain, but i can live with it.
Also avast no longer starts automatically.

Apart from these problems pc is ok (don't know why mouse is suddenly ok - it was working before i applied registry fix)
I have now installed ccleaner from piriform and running a registry scan.
(be careful with ccleaner as the default settings will remove some stuff that you might want to keep)
After running ccleaner registry fix, avast and other startup progs run properly.

Thanks Bob pointing me to malware bytes.