Help Removing a Virus.

  • Page

    of 2 First / Last

    Previous
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:27:36 1,604 posts
    Seen 3 years ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    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
    Seen 3 years ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    @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 67,919 posts
    Seen 31 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Try the magic fairies that came with your Titan card.
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:40:20 1,604 posts
    Seen 3 years ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    @nickthegun

    1) What has that got to do with the Thread

    2) Why the Jealous Comment?
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:41:45 67,919 posts
    Seen 31 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    1) Because you are funny

    2) Yes. Im jealous of an imaginary graphics card you pretended to own
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:47:10 1,604 posts
    Seen 3 years ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Imature and Jealous

    I ask a simple question, yet no intelligent answers yet.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:48:46 67,919 posts
    Seen 31 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
  • mal 20 May 2013 20:50:13 26,227 posts
    Seen 16 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Well, that's this thread well and truly derailed. Nice work :)
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 20:54:45 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Have you considered getting a console? PC's seem waaaay out of reach for your mental abilities.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 20:55:07 29,105 posts
    Seen 2 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    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
  • mrpon 20 May 2013 20:59:12 32,363 posts
    Seen 6 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I'm not sure how the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will help you here.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 21:00:11 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Delete c:/windows/system32
  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2013 21:00:19 6,520 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Re-install is always an option.
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 21:03:04 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    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
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 21:08:15 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Ignore that, it's a malware site and will infest your PC.
  • neilka 20 May 2013 21:09:51 18,730 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    nickthegun wrote:
    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
    AND IMATURE NICK

    IMATURE
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:02:50 23,558 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Safe mode, system restore.

    Malwarebytes.

    done.
  • warlockuk 20 May 2013 22:12:39 19,370 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Whoa. People still get viruses?!?
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 20 May 2013 22:15:35 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:24:16 23,558 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    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.
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:25:38 23,558 posts
    Seen 4 minutes ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    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 32,363 posts
    Seen 6 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Rinse
    Literally, no doubt.
  • johnson81 20 May 2013 22:36:19 392 posts
    Seen 2 years ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    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.
  • pacrifice 9 Jan 2016 20:25:22 3,153 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Hmmmm.

    What happened was, I wanted to try Firefox. Bing searched and didn't pay too much attention and clicked the first result.

    After installing, foxstart was included and ofcourse, the first result on the bing page was for an ad - "firefox with foxstart".

    Ended up uninstalling them both. Did some searches on foxstart and got lead to downloading spyhunter 4 as apparently, foxstart is/can be malware yadda yadda yadda.

    So I'm scanning with spyhunter and it detects the foxstart threat but to remove the threat, you have to buy the software for $30.

    Uninstalled spyhunter 4 and thought to use other free software.

    I've done scans with no threats found with:

    Ad aware
    Bulldog Internet Security
    Windows defender and the last one being,
    Malwarebytes

    In between trying the above software apps, I installed ccleaner and ticked for all firefox cookies, data, history etc to be deleted. Did a registry fix with it too.

    I don't want to try spyhunter again as I've come across some iffy reviews about the program but if all these other software programs report no threats, I don't need to think twice about the spyhunter results that foxstart threat was detected, right?
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 9 Jan 2016 22:02:09 87,443 posts
    Seen 54 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    pacrifice wrote:
    What happened was, I wanted to try Firefox. Bing searched and didn't pay too much attention and clicked the first result.

    After installing, foxstart was included and ofcourse, the first result on the bing page was for an ad - "firefox with foxstart".
    Haha, is it a battery hog?

    Edited by Dirtbox at 07:42:07 10-01-2016
  • pacrifice 10 Jan 2016 11:26:38 3,153 posts
    Seen 15 minutes ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    No you dick.
  • Page

    of 2 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.