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Skynet has taken over my pc !

Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Help!

I think my wife accidentally installed eaccelerator and maybe some other garbage but since last night every time I try to install a anti-virus or visit a online scan site it blocks the website or prevents the installation. It has even told me I have 60 seconds to logout and then shuts down the pc.

What can I do ?

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Have you tried HijackThis or Avast yet? Never had to use either myself, but I keep hearing they are the best anti-malware around.

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    Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I usually use avast! but it gives me a page load error when I click on a link or direct type the address... I tried safe mode too and that does not work.

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    PulvaanPulvaan Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    There are some antivirus programs that work from a removable device like a flash drive.

    Someone else on the site would probably know of one that does this.

    I think malwarebytes one of them. What you could do is get a flash drive and download malwarebytes or whatever program will work on to it, and then try to run it on your computer.

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    Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've actually found thast a trial version of Spy Sweeper followed by trial Spyware Doctor followed by Safety.live.com is pretty effective...

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    TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm just gonna throw System Restore out there as an option. Not as brutal as a full wipe/reinstall, not as time consuming as running a myriad of scans with different apps. And you might get lucky and have everything go smoothly, with no signs of infection after the restore.

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    Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tried system restore and it crashes after you choose a restore date... And every time I try to install something it pops up that " A administrator has blocked this installation process ".... It's getting anoting

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    RNEMESiS42RNEMESiS42 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If nothing else works...backup what you can to DVD, and do a format and re installation of Windows.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Personally, if the viruses block installation of antivirus software, I just reinstall. That tier has a nasty habit of leaving bits and pieces around, and disabling a few windows functions even if you can remove them. I'd just backup through Knoppix or something first.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Don't forget to coach your wife on what not to do with the computer so that the incident doesn't repeat.

    Whatever that thing did it setup up some administrator account and really dicked things up. A format is the only way, says I.

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Get hijack this! to allow yourself to go get back on the internet. Then get an antivirus program plus some spyware removers.

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    fallaxdracofallaxdraco Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If you keep getting the 60 seconds to shutdown, this might help: http://epicxp.ytmnd.com/

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    nerdgaymernerdgaymer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ewido is a nice online scanner, can try it. though if the infection is bad sometimes it is better to reformat. try running scans in safe mode too, that sometimes works better. oh yah and turn system restore off while trying to remedy the virus issue, it will only make things worse. backup important files before doing anything though.

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    TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If you keep getting the 60 seconds to shutdown, this might help: http://epicxp.ytmnd.com/

    Hehe, that's clever. I never thought of trying that before. You could always just do a shutdown -a from the command line, or from the run dialogue or something. Maybe put it in a batch script on your desktop so you can hit it quickly.

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    GiantRoboGiantRobo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Trentus wrote: »
    If you keep getting the 60 seconds to shutdown, this might help: http://epicxp.ytmnd.com/

    Hehe, that's clever. I never thought of trying that before. You could always just do a shutdown -a from the command line, or from the run dialogue or something. Maybe put it in a batch script on your desktop so you can hit it quickly.

    Also, try http://housecall.trendmicro.com

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