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I got blasted with viruses this morning and I'm having trouble fixing the situation. My Trend Micro PC virus remover software will not open, so I downloaded a quick free one from download.com and it will not open either. My window keeps informing me applications cannot be executed because file "tsc.exe" is infected...Then asked if I want to activate another software...How do I get rid of this problem?

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run malware bytes and it will remove the infected files from your registry.

if malware bytes won't/can't run, but you can access the internet then you could look up the virus and see what files it creates in your registry and delete them yourself also.

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I can't run them. I click to run one of my registry/spyware it won't open. I try to restore some files, but the window will not open. My current antivirus scan, the one I just tried to download, spyware/registry, and backupfiles will not open....Basically anything that could help me fix the problem will not open up... >:( Now what?

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Can You restart the computer and boot into safe mode?  I would download Malware bytes, there is a demo in their website and the demo will do what you need.  Boot into safe mode and then run malware bytes.  It should remove everything you have been infected with.  I would also suggest changing your antivirus software.  I have run avast, avg, and avira with great success.  I am currently using the free version on Avira and I love it.  Stopped some maleware on a site I visit frequently that was hacked a couple of days ago.  Lots of others got infected and all I got was a warning screen. 

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First step --- get off the internet

Reboot your PC into Safe Mode.  You can usually do this by hitting F8 while the system is rebooting, which should bring up a selection menu.  Safe Mode is basically a mode with no networking/internet connectivity.

Once you're in Safe Mode, try to rerun your Virus scanners.  If it doesn't work, try restoring to a recent Windows Restore Point (From the Windows Control Panel)

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I'll try the safe mode. I had internet halt during the entire scanning process. Wish me luck. :-/

P.S. I did try restoring computer from control panel with no success, the window would not open..I think the virus really got into my registry and infected anything that could be used to clean and fix computer...

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Do the following from another computer and save it on a flash drive:

Download RKill from this link

http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/

Download Malewarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

1.  Boot up your computer and run RKill.....this will stop the offending processes so that you can do the other stuff.

2.  Run Malwarebytes *but before you do* change the name of the .exe file to something else (anything will do....the important thing is just to change the name). 

The above process is very effective for almost all of the viruses I've encountered.   

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This is virus I got, I noticed i keep getting message to go this website to activate the anti-virus software, but problem is I've never downloaded this software before...So I googled the website and found this site:http://www.myantispyware.com/2011/01/26/how-to-remove-antivirus-net-virus/

Now I got figure it out step-by-step how to delete this piece of crap off of mine expensive laptop.

Good news my computer not in immediate harm, just a annoying malware trying trick me into "buying" a anti-virus scan.

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Do the following from another computer and save it on a flash drive:

Download RKill from this link

http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/

Download Malewarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

1. Boot up your computer and run RKill.....this will stop the offending processes so that you can do the other stuff.

2. Run Malwarebytes *but before you do* change the name of the .exe file to something else (anything will do....the important thing is just to change the name).

The above process is very effective for almost all of the viruses I've encountered.

How do I change the name of malware? Should I be able to run Rkill directly from flash drive the moment my window appears?

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Dat dere porn ll getchya... ;D

Just kidding, good luck dude. If I could help I would.

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You aren't changing the name of the malware, you're changing the name of the .exe file associated with Malwarebytes.  The offending program keys on that file and will block access.

Despite several years of experience dealing with this stuff, I never fail to be amazed at the amount of ignorance that comes with dealing with things like this. 

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It's not called malware, it is called ransomware.

I can't remember how the IT guy fixed mine exactly, but they are a pain to get rid of.

When I got the virus last year, I got it through an email. 

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Dat dere porn ll getchya... ;D

Just kidding, good luck dude. If I could help I would.

;D ;D ;D

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You aren't changing the name of the malware, you're changing the name of the .exe file associated with Malwarebytes. The offending program keys on that file and will block access.

Despite several years of experience dealing with this stuff, I never fail to be amazed at the amount of ignorance that comes with dealing with things like this.

I don't care for computers. The only computer classes I've taken taught me how to type and used Microsoft Office. I guess I'll figure out how change the file name..

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Do the following from another computer and save it on a flash drive:

Download RKill from this link

http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/

Download Malewarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

1. Boot up your computer and run RKill.....this will stop the offending processes so that you can do the other stuff.

2. Run Malwarebytes *but before you do* change the name of the .exe file to something else (anything will do....the important thing is just to change the name).

The above process is very effective for almost all of the viruses I've encountered.

X2 - These fake anti virus programs are getting tricky... This suggestion should nail all of them. I have cleaned so many of them out for others that I can do it manually now. Just need to find the files (usually in the folder Application Data) and the folders and files are random letters and numbers (careful though, some of them are legit). Then find all the registry crap it changed and delete it (that's the hard part).

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Do the following from another computer and save it on a flash drive:

Download RKill from this link

http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/

Download Malewarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

1. Boot up your computer and run RKill.....this will stop the offending processes so that you can do the other stuff.

2. Run Malwarebytes *but before you do* change the name of the .exe file to something else (anything will do....the important thing is just to change the name).

The above process is very effective for almost all of the viruses I've encountered.

X2 - These fake anti virus programs are getting tricky... This suggestion should nail all of them. I have cleaned so many of them out for others that I can do it manually now. Just need to find the files (usually in the folder Application Data) and the folders and files are random letters and numbers (careful though, some of them are legit). Then find all the registry crap it changed and delete it (that's the hard part).

I did this in safe mode and it didn't work. The program did find a trojan doppler and removed it, but I'm still having the attack in normal window..I downloaded the rkill.com version assuming the .exe wouldn't work, but it will not open up in normal window....

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So you booted into safe mode and ran malware bytes and it still didn't get rid of the offending file?  I went to that web page that you listed for the malware and those directions are pretty darn good. I would follow them to a T and then see if it takes care of your problem.  Can you confirm that the Antivirus . NET is the problem program? 

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Did you update Malewarebytes before running?

To answer your other question - you can launch Rkill straight from the flash drive. 

Did you try this in normal boot? 

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Interesting stuff.  Sometimes the virus can screw up your system so bad that there is nothing you can do other than wipe your drive clean and start over. 

I suggest backing up important files in case you have to take that route.

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I downloaded the .com version of Rkill with assumpiton the .exe file wouldn't work. It won't' run straight from flash drive in normal window.

Will the malwarbyte be able to update in safe mode since no internet will be running?

Nick, I don't know how to do that hack thing, I'll try that tomorrow night when I go home and used my dad's computer to download the program. Antivirus.net is the program. It keeps sending me to their site. I'm using Mozilla and it will try send me to their site using internet explorer and get me to buy the software.....

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Okay, I figured out how to do the steps listed in the website. The malwarbyte removed three more items on quick scan. Non of the items it removed said "antivirus.net", but so far on normal window it hasn't pop up. Either it's removed or it just not active because of the internet explorer tool being disable as described in the link. I was able open up my virus scan which I could open up during the malware..So either it fix or it just temporarily disable....

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Download malware bytes, then boot into safe mode.  Run malware bytes and it should take care of this all together.  I had to do this a few weeks ago on one if my work PC's that I had let the antivirus software outdate.  I downloaded Malware bytes and then booted into safe, fixed it all.  Then I switched to Avira and it has been good.

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I downloaded the .com version of Rkill with assumpiton the .exe file wouldn't work. It won't' run straight from flash drive in normal window.

Will the malwarbyte be able to update in safe mode since no internet will be running?

I downloaded the same Rkill link you just used (the .com) and launched it from my flash drive with no problem......so I'm not sure what's going on there.

You may not be able to launch RKill in Safe Mode...I've heard that before. I've never tried to launch it from Safe Mode. I just boot up to the normal OS and run it as quickly as I can.....it's always worked for me - - stopping the processes and allowing me to update/run Malewarebytes.

BTW....If you select "Safe Mode with Networking" you will be able to access the internet from Safe Mode.

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