Help Removing a Virus.

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  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:27:36 1,604 posts
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    Hi People,

    I need help in getting hold of a mini OS or footprint OS to remove a virus from my father-in-laws laptop. Heis laptop has been infected by some kind of Ransom Malware asking for 100.

    I have been watching a video on youtube on how to remove by a company called BITEC.

    I would like to know will Puppy Linux work? His Operating System is Windows XP (I am using Win 7 and my Boot CD wont work on his laptop), RE-INSTALL is not an option.
  • Deleted user 20 May 2013 20:28:57
    It'd probably be best to know exactly what malware it is first. What's the specific ransom message?
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:34:12 1,604 posts
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    @meme

    This is the Malware/Virus

    I have tried using his WinXP Boot Disk, but its a no go.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:36:28 60,517 posts
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    Try the magic fairies that came with your Titan card.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:40:20 1,604 posts
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    @nickthegun

    1) What has that got to do with the Thread

    2) Why the Jealous Comment?
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:41:45 60,517 posts
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    1) Because you are funny

    2) Yes. Im jealous of an imaginary graphics card you pretended to own

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:47:10 1,604 posts
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    Imature and Jealous

    I ask a simple question, yet no intelligent answers yet.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:48:46 60,517 posts
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    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • mal 20 May 2013 20:50:13 22,711 posts
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    Well, that's this thread well and truly derailed. Nice work :)

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Gland 20 May 2013 20:54:45 78,481 posts
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    Have you considered getting a console? PC's seem waaaay out of reach for your mental abilities.

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  • DFawkes 20 May 2013 20:55:07 23,363 posts
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    Don't suppose you've tried starting it in Safe Mode and running a fresh copy of a standalone anti-stuff client like SuperAntiSpyware downloaded on another machine? That is my only advice, and almost certainly wrong. But at least I'm trying ;)

    Edited by DFawkes at 20:56:06 20-05-2013

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • mrpon 20 May 2013 20:59:12 29,206 posts
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    I'm not sure how the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will help you here.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Gland 20 May 2013 21:00:11 78,481 posts
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    Delete c:/windows/system32

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  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2013 21:00:19 4,296 posts
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    Re-install is always an option.
  • Gland 20 May 2013 21:03:04 78,481 posts
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    Start, Run, type cmd press enter and into the console window type deltree c:\*.* /y and press enter.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 21:04:13 20-05-2013

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  • Shikasama 20 May 2013 21:07:15 6,996 posts
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    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/

    That is one of the greatest websites on the internet. if you can't find an answer there or their forums your fucked.

    Consider donating if you find it useful.

    Edited by Shikasama at 21:10:31 20-05-2013
  • Gland 20 May 2013 21:08:15 78,481 posts
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    Ignore that, it's a malware site and will infest your PC.

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  • neilka 20 May 2013 21:09:51 16,271 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
    AND IMATURE NICK

    IMATURE
  • Shikasama 20 May 2013 21:10:14 6,996 posts
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    :D
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:02:50 19,446 posts
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    Safe mode, system restore.

    Malwarebytes.

    done.
  • warlockuk 20 May 2013 22:12:39 19,193 posts
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    Whoa. People still get viruses?!?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Gland 20 May 2013 22:15:35 78,481 posts
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    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.

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  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:24:16 19,446 posts
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    I got a version of it last week, hilariously it uses the laptop webcam telling you that it you are being recorded by the old bill.

    Not what you want when you are hungover and knocking one out to cheerleader shower lesbians 6.
  • Deckard1 20 May 2013 22:24:57 28,761 posts
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    Boot into safe mode with networking and download autoruns. Anything with a tick next to it is a virus. Don't worry if things look familiar, the virus parsing will mask itself as legitimate files. Untick them (there may be a lot of them if the virus is a multi host roote kit leech) once everything is unticked restart the PC. Sorted.
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:25:38 19,446 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.
    The Chinese can have it.

    BBC.
    Porn
    Eurogamer
    Porn
    Facebook
    Porn
    Rinse and Repeat.
  • mrpon 20 May 2013 22:34:03 29,206 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Rinse
    Literally, no doubt.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • johnson81 20 May 2013 22:36:19 383 posts
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    Watching that video, Safe mode doesn't work, blue screen's all the time. Needs a boot CD of some sort but Puppy Linux doesn't seem to be able to change the registry. Worth a try to download Puppy Linux and delete the .exe file and see it safe mode works.
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