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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    download Microsoft Security essentials burn to cd and try installing it.

    Run and pray

    z1ppy
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    Create a bootable anti-virus and malware disc’s…

    Microsoft’s
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
    List of others (I’ve used the Kaspersky one)

    Anti-Malware Rescue CD, DVD, USB

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Have you another device? can you create a USB linux disc? avg and avast offer linux products that can scan windows partitions and sort them. OS not running in windows means the virus can’t stop them.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    good ideas

    thanks I’ll try those

    presumably I could make my usb stick drive into a bootable antivirus disk?

    I’m going to give mcafee one last chance to finish…

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    see if MSE will install.

    Yeah any USB can be turned into a bootable, be wary moving it to another PC if it could be ‘infected’

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    My PC (not this one) has picked up something nasty

    When i log on windows launches IE full screen. No web page loads as it can’t find the internet

    Ctr alt del will allow me to open the task manager which then shuts straight away. Similary shutting IE with a key board doesn’t work as it just reopens

    I’ve boosted into safe mode and got all the photos onto a back up drive.

    Mcafee won’t run continuous monitoring, turn it on and it just turns off. I’m rerunning a full scan. It hung last time at 99% having found nothing.

    I tried a system restore (optimistic) but it hasn’t helped

    The PC won’t go ontot the internet as it stands in safe mode

    any ideas

    Premier Icon mboy
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    I’ve downloaded Malwarebytes on another PC before, put the program on a USB stick, booted the infected machine in safe mode, and run Malwarebytes off the USB stick on it.

    Worked a treat…

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Do not install MSE if you already have McAfee installed. They’ll fight.

    Download Malwarebytes on another PC, see if you can install it from a USB key.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The PC won’t go ontot the internet as it stands in safe mode

    Tried “Safe mode with networking”?

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Looks like malwarebytes has done it. I aborted a scan 7 minutes in as I wanted to check the settings. It askd for reboot, which I did outside saif mode and all was well. Its now running a full scan

    Mcafee. Useless as a chocolate fire guide. Was taken over by something. Worse i couldn’t get the chat support to work. As I’m paid up for this its a bit rubbbish. It will come off and MSE instaed

    AVG and windows defender didn’t find it

    Kapersky kept crashing

    thanks for all the help

    Premier Icon Drac
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    How many AV did you have on the system, no wonder they didn’t work.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I had one, Mcafee

    All the other were run as boot from USB!!

    Apart from Malware bytes that I ran from windows safe mode

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Ah Ok.

    Might depend what it was then as Malware bytes as name suggestions finds Malware. AV don’t always find these as they take on a different format.

    chojin
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    The best thing you can do is download MSSS (Microsoft standalone system sweeper). Plug in a USB stick an it’ll create a bootable USB stick with the latest virus definitions for you. Do this on a different computer and jobs a goodun’
    Because it bypasses windows altogether and doesn’t need “installing”, it won’t “fight” with any other programs you have installed.

    Forget malware bytes, whilst good – it was never intended to be used in lieu of a full AV package.

    retro83
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    Hiren’s Boot CD has various anti-virus type programs on it, seems to work pretty well.

    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Microsoft standalone system sweeper

    this has been replaced by windows defender which was useless

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