5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2010 11:08 AM by zor

    xp security tool hijacked my computer,

      xp secutity tool hijacked my desk top, i cannot access the interned from the affectd computer, i have the lates version 13.15 and build 13.15.116  installed but still this virus has effected my desk top its a windows xp home edition, any ideas how to get rid of it.any help will be great the scanning does not help, Kindly do help it is affecting my job hunt i am desperate.



        • 1. Re: xp security tool hijacked my computer,

          Virus Research Analyst: Girish Pillai

          McAfee™ Labs, Bangalore - India


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          • 2. Re: xp security tool hijacked my computer,

            i ran anti virus in safe mode,  it  got  this


            3/23/2010 6:51:53 PM Scan Started: 03/23/2010 06:51:53 PM
            3/23/2010 9:04:02 PM "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{CF79470C-79F7-4821-8E34-8E6EA7D3E7B5}\RP552\A1240404.exe" "PrcViewer" "5"
            3/23/2010 9:04:02 PM "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{CF79470C-79F7-4821-8E34-8E6EA7D3E7B5}\RP552\A1240404.exe" "Reboot-BD" "5"
            3/23/2010 10:04:41 PM Total objects scanned: 270129
            3/23/2010 10:04:41 PM Objects detected: 1
            3/23/2010 10:04:41 PM Scan Done: 03/23/2010 10:04:41 PM


            but  the XP SECURITY VIRUS still exists.


            My macaffe verison is the latest see attached file with screen shots,

            • 3. Re: xp security tool hijacked my computer,

              I would try Stinger and before you run a scan go into preferences and set the sensitivity to very high.

              here is the link and i got this link from mcafee tech support,hope it helps.



              • 4. Re: xp security tool hijacked my computer,

                i cannot access the web from my infected computer as  the ie explorer has been hijacked and it closes all web window , can i down load this on the thum drive and then use it .


                • 5. Re: xp security tool hijacked my computer,

                  I manually remove  the stuff mentioned below,  I can use my explorer now, I guess the code is still on my computer, How do I get rid of the code now any  suggestions any one please.

                  FYI:The exe file i had on my computer was  "ave.exe" that i removed not "AV.exe" no such file existed.

                  Note: These registry entries I found of the net, who ever did it initially to give this solution hats off to him, Thanks

                  %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application data\ave.xe <----Removed this

                  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*ß removed this

                  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*ß-removed this

                  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*ß- removed this

                  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*ß- removed this

                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\com mand “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”ß I don’t use this product

                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode \command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode ß I don’t use this product

                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\co mmand “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”ß---Removed this

                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1?<---not found

                  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1?<--- could not find


                  %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\av.exe ß--This was found and removed

                  %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464Pß------ This I could not find


                  Moderator: Kindly close this discussion thanks


                  Message was edited by: zor on 3/26/10 8:02:46 AM CDT



                  Message was edited by: zor on 4/8/10 11:08:14 AM CDT