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I don't downplay the importance of Windows to customers that are M$ bound, but those that are open to different solutions, I suggest Mac if they are $$ flush and not Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Web-like safemode, hard to explain without actually seeing it for yourself They update it everyday, only annoyance is you have to redownload it everytime: http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/?lng=en small price to pay for brilliance You don't have to click on anything, just visiting a normal site that is infected is enough to infect your computer. Check This Out

the userinit.exe in the sys/32 is either missing or corrupted. MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware") Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your I reformatted and my husband MESSSED my computer up.. It might be possible the hackers have my WPA2 key and are not using any software but I am not sure.

Because that couldnt be edited unless, You could access your desktop, Which in this case Well....you obviously cannot. Report Shanky- Mar 28, 2009 01:53AM Thanx buddy......................i was facingthe same prob.......... & from ur idea I got a different idea...........helped me alot. I am now running a full system scan and hope to find problem.

  1. February 11, 2011 Eileen I received something similar on my computer and it went under my HP prompts that let you know when an update is needed so I didn't think
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Stop and ask! Install MalwareBytes and run it, doing a full system scan. (see our previous article on how to use it). February 13, 2011 eax I hade a fake antivirus whitch closed all programs except the explorer. It needs the same administrator password that you use to get into Windows when you log in as administrator.

You can download HitmanPro from the below link: HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download "HitmanPro") Double-click on the file named "HitmanPro.exe" I was curious as to what i386 has to do with? Let it run? In short, if your machine is infected, and you're current anti-malware program cannot find or clean it, then you're likely going to need outside help that is gotten from a system/hard-drive

It's also important to avoid taking actions that could put your computer at risk. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for free malware removal support in the Malware Removal Assistance forum. The choice of operating system you choose to install after doing the data backup is a choice I leave up to you (after all you're gonna be the one putting up Has anyone seen this before -- any thoughts or suggestions? #1 ClickRight, Aug 18, 2010 Joe The PC Doc Expand Collapse New Member Likes Received: 0 If you are replacing

And finally it was cleaned. https://www.technibble.com/forums/threads/virus-infects-explorer-exe-userinit-exe.19325/ In the fake antivirus i took something like "get full version" or something ( i can't remember) where it ask for a email adress and credit card number soo i put The last major virus I've had was a MBR around 12 years ago.As per the introduction instructions:OTL logfile created on: 8/10/2012 5:15:21 PM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.56.0 I decided to clear up some of the confusion here & get things straight.

I then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run and I look for anything that might be set to look into a profile. http://scvanet.org/possible-rootkit/possible-rootkit-issue.html Helpful +0 Report rolla 4Posts Thursday October 2, 2008Registration date October 4, 2008 Last seen Oct 4, 2008 11:42AM hi all, thanks for the help but I finally cracked it yeeeeeeeeeeeeeha This article was not around when I first encountered this sort of thing so I have never tried or even heard of these methods. Boot your PC from that disc and you can run A-V scans knowing that the malware on your hard drive is effectively inert.

So because I have a Dell, I had to find out how to re-activate the dell boot record so that I could use the Dell partition to reset my window back Upon completing the above steps and posting a reply, another staff member will review your topic and do their best to resolve your issues. Should you be uncertain as to whether Explorer.exe is a virus or not, we encourage you to submit the affected file to https://www.virustotal.com/en/ to be scanned with multiple antivirus engines How http://scvanet.org/possible-rootkit/possible-rootkit-not-exactly-sure-atm.html The SET command is an optional recovery console command that can only be enabled by using the security configuration and analysis snap-in" Cna you help with this?

Did the reboot, ran TDSSKiller again and this time nothing found. Vic Report imran› Victor Valentine - Jun 27, 2009 03:56AM hey man I have got the same no desktop problem how did u fix that please send me reply Report zorch1969 February 10, 2011 Marty Kaye When a virus attacked my son's laptop, I soon discovered that all the popular search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) redirected my searches for help to

After this just type EXIT and hit [enter] and you will reboot automatically and hopefully you will be on your way back to your precious desktop >;) I hope this info

Type: EXPAND E:\i386\userinit.ex_ C:\windows\system32 Please notice that it is .ex_ NOT .exe and there is a space between _ and C. If you don't know what you're doing with Combofix, you can really mess something up. AntiRootkit -> No Dr. If your machine is infected with a trojan horse you will see very high CPU usage, and multiple Explorer.exe process running in Task Manager and Windows start-up.

If your computer is very slow and there are multiple instances of Explorer.exe, dllhost.exe or cmmon32.exe process running in Windows Task Manager, then your computer is infected with Trojan.Poweliks. When they ask, I tell them I charge nothing for non-out of pocket expenses, but do take donations to help keep my geek stuff updated. SOLUTION: This solution might or might not work for everyone but it did for me. (I am assuming that your Windows installation is in C:\Windows) Enter to your Windows emergency recovery navigate here YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Why are people like Jenny going to so much trouble "trying" to clean infections up? Even with my desktop back,. First, are you able to switch to your CD (D:, E:, F: drive) ? I am not computer savvy but I learn about these products on this site(and the tip to swiitch users) I hope this may help someone.

Let us know how you get on, id like to know if that finds it Good Luck! Yes - good call. ................... #5 MobileTechie, Aug 18, 2010 K007 Expand Collapse Member Likes Received: 0 PurpleLime Repair said: ↑ Hey ...Download and Run TDS Killer, it takes five Also when I try to type the long quotes with the userinit.exe, it says file not found. Some trojans only infect your .EXE files in your computer, so what could be happening is that when your anti-virus program detects that your userinit.exe is infected, it moves it to

Never TAKE IT TO GEEK SQUAD. PRBatman Stummped: A trojan like the non-destructive but infamous W32.Virut.## (the ## is for the version or mutation) is estimated to have infected up to 30% of the PC's in the But you really don't need to navigate to the CD in order to put a copy of userinit in your hard drive. Avoid malware like a pro!

These kinds of tips do little but confuse those who don't understand computers very well - and those are exactly the kinds of folks who are most likely to be affected Because Explorer.exe it's part of the operating system, cyber criminals are taking advantage of this process name to hide malware. February 12, 2011 rebul You're supposed to turn off system restore. Boot from it, run a scan, and then your PC will be clean.

Here are the instructions again: Once inside the Recovery Console from C:\Windows>_ prompt type: COPY C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\userinit.exe C:\Windows\System32 if that doesn't work (meaning that the file was not found) try: COPY C:\Windows\System32\DLLcache\userinit.exe OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. This happens sporadically. However, TDSSKiller asked me to reboot the system and the file will be deleted after reboot.

Start the window in safe mode by press F8 with administrator priviledges 2.