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GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#1 9 years ago

My dad, being the 'tard that he is, was browsing the internet on a public network and managed to get his laptop infected with Malware Doctor. I've tried everything I know how to do to get it off of there, except reinstalling windows XP. I've searched his computer, top to bottom, followed the countless tutorials online to get the shit off of his computer, but nothing is working. Regedit is disabled, task manager is disabled, i know how to get it back via a REG run command, but then, when I try and do either, it says that it has been disabled by the system admin. Dad's account is an admin. Help me someone...




Junk angel

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#2 9 years ago

Try creating an extra admin account. With any luck, regedit has only been disabled or the current account.




Mr. Pedantic

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#3 9 years ago

This sounds like a pretty interesting virus, though. Disabling admin rights...

Of course, if all else fails, a reformat/reinstall of Windows will solve the problem. Though I imagine you wouldn't like it very much, with all the data you'd lose.




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#4 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4903840This sounds like a pretty interesting virus, though. Disabling admin rights... Of course, if all else fails, a reformat/reinstall of Windows will solve the problem. Though I imagine you wouldn't like it very much, with all the data you'd lose.

Haha, I'm fine with losing data. I've backed up all the importart stuff like movies, pictures, documents, bookmarks, cookies, address book, etc. And trust me, the computer needed a good formatting. Clean all the retarded shit out of it.




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#5 9 years ago
GateCrusher420;4903855Haha, I'm fine with losing data. I've backed up all the importart stuff like movies, pictures, documents, bookmarks, cookies, address book, etc. And trust me, the computer needed a good formatting. Clean all the retarded shit out of it.

Go for a re-format then, it's always good to do every so often, especially if you have a pain in the arse virus at hand. Remember to have those driver disc's with you for after the installation!




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#6 9 years ago

Formating is the surest way to go, but it can be a pain re-installing software afterwards. A friend recently had a similar virus that disabled her task manager and wouldn't let her run anti-virus software. Are you able to download and install files? If so have you tried using an adware remover? Spybot Search & Destroy does a pretty good job getting rid of most malware. There are a lot of copy cat programs out there that are actually viruses so here is the link: The home of Spybot-S&D!

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#7 9 years ago

1) Computer is a shit load faster. 2) Loads of unused programs got bbqhaxed 3) Only downside to all of this, not only did my dads laptop get fucked, my whole network did. So yeah, it was a joy reinstalling Vista and XP on all of my home computers and any laptops connected. Luckily...servers went untouched. So now I need info for the FF site I work for...carp. *humps his firewalls