In the past few days i kept reveiving the message that McAfee has detected a Trojan and has been removed. No further actionn required. Well, i downloaded the Anti Malware bytes and ran it two nights ago and it removes two trojan files.
Today i got the same message from McAfee so i ran the antimalwarebytes again. I then left my laptop for a while and when i got back the screen was full with the write error message pop ups that took a long time to delete. Also i got the same S.M.A.R.T. REpair window that van't be closed like one other window that was asking me to update my Adobe Flash and couldn't be closed.
I also keep getting ths Data Error Reading Drive C: and the TP 2012 could not be turned ON.
Any pointer to where can i find the solution?
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I'm assuming you mean Malwarebytes Free? Without being there I wouldn't begin to guess why all your C drive files ended up in the Recycle Bin because neither McAfee nor Malwarebytes would place them there, but I guess malware could.
I suggest looking in the last link in my signature below and running Hijackthis then posting its log on one of the recommended independant forums. Scroll down that link for the download link and shortcuts to those forums.
Or at least try to follow the Uninstall S.M.A.R.T HDD Malware guide here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-smart-hdd
Antivirus applications generally have a hard time detecting these fake anti-malware applications.
Once clean make sure your entire system and all its applications and software are up to date and you surf safely.
Thanks, Peter. I need to find either IE or Chrome to run from the recycle bin folder since every time i tried to restore, the malware that was taken out by MWB will be runnuing again. MW
b caught a PUM.Hijack.StartMenu and two Registries with the name ...Start_ShowMyComputer andvStart_ShowSearch.
I will try to get the IE running first then will get that virusbremoval tool.
I have run it twice but it only took like 3 seconds with a report like this:
This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.
Rkill was run on 07/11/2012 at 18:39:53.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
Rkill completed on 07/11/2012 at 18:39:56.
Is it kill that file successfully?
It may be possible in Safe Mode with Networking if not in regular mode? Reached by tapping F8 repeatedly while booting up and it's usually #2 on the menu and another thought - if you can get Start/Run to function try typing in rstrui.exe and initiate System Restore to before all this happening.
What operating system and service pack is this and do you have the system DVD in order to format and reinstall it if necessary?
I've never used it so don't know, sorry. You should be asking such questions on a specilaist malware forum such as BleepingComputer, which I linked above.
If you have a S.M.A.R.T. Repair display that is asking for an Activation Code, try this one. It may have been changed since I read the first reports, but it might still work -
08869246386344953972969146034087Message was edited by: Hayton on 12/07/12 02:51:53 IST
I just finished restored all the files using the tools from the link Peter posted above. Thanks, Peter.
BTW, what is the Activation Code for? I just checked my Total Protection and now the real-time scan is working.