posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 12:29 AM
CALLING ALL IT professionals.. SERIOUSLY..need your help!!!!!! all other members without 5+ years IT experience will not be of help here, plz just
listen, if you do not have 5+ years, your comments will get no reply from me due to the sophistication replication of this particular virus, and it's
rapid progression within a 8hrs period; you will only muddy the water.
I'm also asking for help on how to block this virus, since my wife is starting a business and I'm really scared to her system will be infected as
Ok, I got the so-called 'simple removal' of the nasty XP 2012 Antivirus .. Virus...I'll be as detailed as much as possible.
Q. What was I doing at the time?
A. Surfing on ATS, killed my FF browser... BAM~! XP 2012 Antivirus comes up! (You can search for the virus on ats or Google it to see screenshots of
My Anti-virus s/w consists of .. Malewarebytes & Avira Anti-virus both versions are up to date..
Both of which have are no longer reliable to remove the 2nd round of this virus.. This virus can now circumvent XP safe mode which, about 3 months ago
I could use both in safe mode to remove with no problem.. not not any more.
My step-by-step process to remove it 2nd time around...
1). In safe mode with no networking (XP), was able to run Avira and got 2 hits as expected, which I can't remember what they were, but after
quarantining them, I deleted them.
2). Attempted to run Malwarebytes from the desktop, virus pop'd up again, which I was unable to run Malwarebytes because it over rode this program,
where as 8hrs before, I was able to .. I tried to run Malwarebytes.exe from my thumb drive, no good, same result; tried to download
malwarebytes and reinstall, same result.
3) Full shut down of the system
4). Unplugged my router, thinking it might help for some reason, for full 30+secs, restarted, confirmation of connections
5). Rebooted to safe mode with networking.
6). At the desktop, no internet connection available, Antivirus pop's up..
at this point my pc is on, with the standard FAKE antivirus windows up..and no internet connection..
Avira Antivirus caught one of the viruses and did block it . but, the 2nd time, it did not. I'd like some pro help here in knowledge how to actually
BLOCK this virus.. it's not about removal any more.. it's about having a super secure system..
I've used a 2nd firewall with winxp's firewall to block this virus a year ago, which i had to format my drive.
any suggetions would be greatly appreciated.. Thx ATS..!