- From: Xray <pl@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 20 Mar 2010 03:01:06 GMT
Ok heres what happened, I feel like quite an idiot.
A few months ago my hard drive died a natural death, so I got a new one of
course ... I have been meaning to reinstall my favorite game, Dark Crusade,
and finally got around to doing it, I was just jonsin to play.
Wouldn't install, there were errors on the disc, I got 3 CD/DVD players in
my computer, tried all 3 and they all couldn't install it. Tried cleaning
it, still no luck, I was fixated on playing this game so I decided to
download it, and of course using my legit serial #, there would be no
So I found it and downloaded it, pretty big file 3.5 gb, took a few hours,
so I put the image in my ******* drive, and right off the bat Avast popped
up a virus warning.
I thought it was a false alarm, I figured why would anyone hide a virus in
a 3gb file ?
So like an idiot I disable the virus and tried it again, clicked on setup
and all hell broke lose.
Pop up windows galore, warnings left and right from programs I never
installed, this disabled that disabled. In a panic I reactivated the anti
virus, but it was too late.
This program, called Windows XP virus removal tool, popped up and started
running a scan, finding dozens of virus and malicious programs, flashing
all kinds of warnings.
At first I thought cool, never knew I had this program, it looks official,
right from Microsoft.
But it has a button that says "click here to get the full version so you
can be fully protected", so I got suspicious and figured it was the virus
trying to get me to do something.
Couldn't stop this program, ctrl/alt/delete had no affect, closed down my
firewall ect, and who knows what else.
So I ran spybot, took quite a while to scan, but it found a load of
problems, including malicious registry entries, malware, spyware, bots, you
So I clicked "fix the problems", and spybot froze right up.
This damn virus disabled any preventive measures I was trying to take.
So I tried running Avast again, it said warning, virus detected in memory.
It is dangerous to work in this state, recommend reboot so Avast can scan
and remove files before they load".
Sounded good to me, so I rebooted and Avast ran, found at least a dozen
infections, and cleared them out.
So I booted normally, and hell was still breaking lose, damn.
So I tried botting in safe mode, I ran spybot again and it found all those
probelms again, including the bogus registry entries.
Apparently the virus couldn't affect it in safe mode, and it deleted most
of them, it said there was 1 it couldn't delete, and would do it on next
So I restarted again, and spybot started scanning, a deep scan, took damn
near 4 hours.
Found more problems, deleted them so I ran Avast again, and now Avast is
corrupted, won't run.
Tried installing AVG, it said Avast needs to be uninstalled first.
Fine - But the virus has got that covered, it won't uninstall. Same with
Kaspery or whatever its called, tried to install that, but it needs Avast
unistalled, which ain't happening.
Tried rebooting in safe mode again, and was greeted by a blank screen.
So now, I ran spybot again and it found 100's on infections, they seem to
This virus seems to want to trick me into thinking everythings Ok, right
now I can browse around almost normal, but I'm going to pull the internet
connection as soon as I post this, who knows what its trying to do ?
So any advice to get rid of this thing ?
Edit - Did it again, all of those problems above, spybot is unable to get
Oh, and tried system restore, virus has got that covered too.
Only 1 restore point, and thats today - Got this virus about 3am this
Edit - Booted into safe mode sucessfully, spybot found the infections
again, and deleted all but 1, which was apparently running.
1 is in a folder c/windows/system32/lowsec
I could see the actul files in safe mode, tried to manually delete them but
In normal mode they aren't visible.
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