December 19th, 2010, 03:41 PM #1
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Virus, trojan, or something else hit me?
I have Windows XP Pro on a desktop machine"Azura brand" (Pentium 2)so 20Gb HDD and 1 Ghz motherboard speed(approx from what I remember)
I am also on DSL.
I have Avast AV on 24/7, updated daily, deep scanned PC daily
I use Firefox 99% of the time.
I also have stored in the PC: Spybot S&D, A2 antiMalware, Malwarebytes,Ewido, Super antiSpyware, Registry First Aid(I know it does not protect), CrapCleaner, EasyCleaner, and MS Office 2007(latest aquisition of which I have started to use Word and Excel).
There is more, but more like drawing programs.
Problem started Saturday. I always turn my machine off(power down every night)
I turned on PC. One of the things I noted was that Avast did not say anything. The rotating ball was gone.
So what did I do the day before? I tried to download Ad-Aware 120Mb program...and install it...it would not because it could not find "Fltlib.dll".
Okay, fine, removed download. That was about all I did that day.
Now, Avast is gone and any program that has an .EXE file to open it - won't open. That means FireFox, Malwarebytes, Spybot, etc.
Also if I try to go to "restore system" to an earlier day. That does not function. So basically nothing really works...except for MSWord(I can still edit documents) and Internet Explorer.
With the other ones when I right click on any application icon I get
"Scan the application.exe with an Avast icon. If I left click on the scan I get...
ERROR "Avast UI Process is currently not running. Please run the application before starting scan.
How do I fix this mess?
Also right clicking on My Computer/Properties gives me nothing (I wanted to write down all the drivers I had in the PC, in case this was "Too Bad Dude: Reformat and reinstall" is the only way out of this.
I was hoping there was another solution.
As for updates on XP....I was up to date.
December 19th, 2010, 05:07 PM #2
I would first do a "repair" using the XP disk, that usually doesn't do anything, but it's worth a try.
Then you'll have to do a reinstall, but not reformat.Obama doesn't need an "enemies list"... He sees half the country as his enemy.
December 19th, 2010, 05:19 PM #3
I wouldn't, I'd run moo soft's The Cleaner from a CD (Download and extract to the CD, run the program and scan your drive). Sounds like something is preventing your programs from running but you should be able to get around it using a CD."Sometimes life is just what we make it."
December 19th, 2010, 05:46 PM #4
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December 19th, 2010, 07:46 PM #5
It sounds like Windows Police Pro has attacked you."And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." ~ John Lennon
December 19th, 2010, 11:02 PM #6
Sounds like something I have cleaned for people a few times. What I did, boot into safe mode. Use system restore to go back a few days. Boot again into safe mode with networking. Downloaded combofix and ran. Booted again and made sure the anti-virus was working. Ran it. Then Malwarebyes, Spybot, Superantispyware, on-line scans for Trend Micro and Eset. Worked for me the 2 times I had it cross my path. Think it was a fake version of a real program called something like Microsoft Security Essentials. Here is info and another version of a fix.
Remove the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan and AntiSpySafeguard
December 20th, 2010, 12:41 AM #7
I agree Eddie...sounds like a rogue malware/virus etc .
Windows Police PRO Removal Instructions
In order to remove Windows Police PRO, you first need to terminate all its related services currently running on your computer system. Some people have developed a sort of command file, which when executed, terminates all the running processes related to the Windows Police PRO application. However, the authenticity of the file cant be verified. So, I recommend you to manually remove all the processes related to the application.
To remove the processes, press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys together, to open up Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right click on the taskbar, and then select Task Manager. In the Windows Task Manager window, click the processes tab and look for the following processes: ANTI_files.exe, Windows Police Pro.exe, minix32.exe and/or dbsinit.exe. Also, look for processes with name similar to the application name.
As a second step, you need to manually remove the registry entries related to the application. To do so, press Windows + R keys together to open the Run window. In the Run window, type regedit and press Enter key. In the Registry Editor window, browse for the following key:
Look for a value named minix32 and remove its entry.
The third step is to unregister all the dlls that have been registered by the Windows Police PRO application. To unregister the dlls, press Windows + R keys together to open the Run window. In the Run window, type the following:
regsvr32 /u DLL-NAME
Following are the dlls that you need to place at the DLL-NAME: msvcp80.dll, svcm80.dll, dddesot.dll, msvcr80.dll.
If the dll unregisters successfully, you will be displayed a message, otherwise, you will have to type in the full location of the dll file, which might be present in the Windows Police PRO installation directory.
The last step is to remove all the directories of the Windows Police PRO application, after you have performed all the above three steps.
After you have completed all the above steps, you need to download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link and perform a quick scan using this free application. This will ensure that all the traces of Windows Police PRO application has been removed from you r system. If this anti-malware application finds any traces of any threat, it will notify you and then, you can remove the remaining threats too.
Note: If the 3rd step doesnt work for you , then you can directly run Malwarebytes, but performing that step will guarantee that the application has been completely removed from your system and will no longer affect the performance and stability of your computer system.
Refer to images for more info.
Windows Task Manager screenshots by Microsoft
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware application screenshots by Malwarebytes
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Windows Police PRO
Windows Police Pro is a threat to your computer system that shows false and misleading information about computer system infection. This application is a copy of its predecessor application named Windows Antivirus Pro.
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