Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!

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G1ll
Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!

Can anyone help me with something which I can't seem to fix.

 

I somehow got this virus and used a guide to get rid of it. It has made every programme unaccessible by getting rid of the pathways to the application so nothing will open.

AVG and Malwarebites both state that there is an infection which is immovable and can not be healed or moved to the virus volt.

 

Is there anything I can do about this?

 

Thanks for any help!

   

   

p to the izzle
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!

 Have you tried booting into safe mode then running the programs? 

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!

I love teens from Taiwan with free time on their hands... they are making me a fortune.

First - save your irreplacable data. Just in case.

Fixing this - AVG won't do a thing for you and your problem may run deeper than this one particular piece of malware. In fact, I'm surprised it's letting MalwareBytes run. If it fails to start, try re-naming the MalwareBytes exe file slightly. Go to C:\Program Files\MalwareBytes and find mbam.exe. You system may not show the extension and it may just say "mbam". Rename it to something like "mbamnew".

If MB opens, try to update it. If MB won't connect with the update server, this means malware has interfered with your Internet connection. Check your TCP/IP properties (XP, Vista, 7 are checked differently - Google the method for your OS). This one likes to change the DNS servers. In your TCP/IP (TCP/IPv4) properties, change your DNS setting to Obtain Automatically. Also open Internet Explorer and go to Control Panel (classic mode)>Internet Options>Connections tab>LAN Settings and make sure no boxes in this window are checked.

Use a cleaner like ATF Cleaner to delete your Temp and Temp Internet files. Then run a "quick" malwarebytres scan in safe mode and follow with a "FULL" scan in safe mode. Reboot and do the same thing after Windows boots normally.

Good luck. Fighting these things is futile for most people because they also muck up many more things than are not immediately apparent. Registry editing is sometimes disabled as are run and shell commands. Task Manager and Msconfig won't run. These things can be repaired but most techs I know personally don't know how. And they don't want to learn. haha.

Most common scanning apps like AdAware and Spybot S&D are lightweights and don't more than clutter up an already taxed CPU. Unless you have access to hundreds of dollars worth of pro-level applications, know hot to read a HiJackThis log, have the experience to regain access the registry by writing a script so you can undo the changes made to your registry, and the knowledge to know where look for all the other hidden damages, it may be best to save your important data and reinstall Windows.

Eh - tell yourself your PC was running slow anyway. It's an excuse to start fresh and do things right this time. Reinstall and *fully update* at Windows Updates, THEN get MyDefrag and run the selection called Monthly Optmize. Do this procedure before reinstalling your add-on programs.

And this go-around, choose your protection wisely. Most popular anti-viruses don't do a thing about malware (AVG didn't stop yours right?) It's a whole new age. My current recomendations are Panda Cloud as an anti-virus and ThreatFire as a behavior-based malware filter. Install and run both as your system's protection. Pay attention to ThreatFire's warnings - it works by detecting malware-like self-installing behavior.

And just a reminder for info - don't install and run more than one anti-virus program at once.

OK. I didn't mean to write so much. :)

G1ll wrote:

Can anyone help me with something which I can't seem to fix.

 

I somehow got this virus and used a guide to get rid of it. It has made every programme unaccessible by getting rid of the pathways to the application so nothing will open.

AVG and Malwarebites both state that there is an infection which is immovable and can not be healed or moved to the virus volt.

 

Is there anything I can do about this?

 

Thanks for any help!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
Antimalware Doctor SOLVED I had this problem it I got it cause it looked like an update or something? But I was downloading alot of stuff so who knows but I got rid of it here's how I did it. Reset computer from the tower so you can go into safe mode. After awhile this came up but you could prolly open it somehow, go to system restore. If you choose default (which I did) it removed last known program to cause problems, but You might need to select it customly. Now Tedah! Its gone! Be careful what you do on the internet, I guess.
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
System restored seemed the most logical approach and it worked for me. Mind you I wasted 4 hrs. scanning, etc. before I figured it out. Then installed & ran SUPERAntiSpyware. All is well...good night!
amy visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
mine won't even let me open enough to get to where system restore is located....help!@!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
Hey I'm same guy who told u to go to safe mode, if you did it my method you shouldn't have problems but if thats the case download microsoft security essentials just search in google its free, safe, effective, and easy to use. It usually finds viruses you pick up but you should scan with it anyways (full scan recommended) and hopefully it will remove any viruses you still have. If somehow you still have antimal doctor on your comp. then do what I told you to get rid of it and yo should be good.
amy visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
i got the same problem..... can't download micro.sec.ess. because it won't let me download anything. can't run it in safe mode because it won't let me run anything. can't open to refresh cause it won't let me open anything. I have read and read about how to get rid of malware doctor but they all say download this, run this, or open this.....what if you can't download, run, or open???????????? somebody please help me!!!!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Antimalware doctor virus driving me mad!
MSE is an OK antivirus and might catch some malware but it is a far cry from a cure or malware remover.  Just like any other anti-virus, it won't stop you from falling for a trick that causes the installation of malware.  Don't bother with MSE until your computer is cleaned, then you can decide if you would like it as an antivirus. I would need to be face-to-face with your machine to clean it.  I've not found a one-thing-cures-all cleaner, but a general thing to do is start your computer in Safe Mode.  Once in Safe Mode, click Start and in the Run box type msconfig.  This brings up System Config Utility and the Startup tab shows you a list of things that Windows is instructed to load at startup.  The root file of your malware is probably in this list.  Recently, I've seen that some have disguised themselves as AVG and even Microsoft Security Essentials.  Scrutinize each entry carefully and one or two will stick out.  The root exe files will have random names like uethsedll.exe.  Uncheck them from this list and note the name and location from the Command column because the actual files need to be deleted.  The locations will likely be in a hidden or protected folders so you will need to unhide those directories. Once the malware is not starting at bootup, you can restart normally and try a good general cleaner like MalwareBytes.  MalwareBytes does a good job cleaning residual files but will not reset most system changes (damages) the malware might have caused.  Changes are varied: Proxy settings, hosts file, Search redirects, shell command.... these damages can't be repaired by a single downloaded program and usually have to be tackled one at a time depending on whhich are present.  And correcting such varied changes/damages is pretty much expert-level stuff. A little insight on malware... researching and trying cures on the Internet will be frustrating because people think that malware infections with the same name (the names that appear on their fake scanners) are removed the same way.  It's not the case at all - cures that remove one "MalwareDoctor" might not remove an exactly-named infection on a different machine. I've removed tons of malware infections and have found that malware with the same name installs differently named files in different and creative places.  The damage they cause is not consistent either.  The level and types of damage usually is dependent on how much the user has interacted with the malware and also how many things they downloaded off the Internet to throw at it.  If someone brings me a fresh infection, I can have it cleaned in 3 minutes.  If someone has been futilely fighting with it for days, trying multiple cures, it could take me an hour or two to repair the changes.  This varied damage part is why most techs get frustrated with it and will use a Windows reinstallation as a cure. If you choose to reinstall Windows, you can connect your hard drive to another computer first to copy irreplaceable data like pictures, documents, and even media.  Most manufacturers' system recovery schemes have a data-save option but keep in mind that it will usually save the contents of your User directory which contains not only your data that you want but also hidden directories where the malware installer has probably placed its files.  Be sure and "unhide" hidden files and folders and only copy what you want moved.  After unhiding hidden and protected folders and unless you know what not to click on, stay away from folders called Temp, Local Settings, AppData, ProgramData, and Local. Good luck  :)

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