Just fixed a nasty virus
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:37 PM
The remedy was to run Malware Bytes in safe mode to remove the virus and this tool to unhide the files:
The machine had Microsoft Security Essentials installed but it didn't catch the viruses. It did flag a few files, but MBAM was the only thing that cleaned it up.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:57 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:32 AM
I had never seen a virus that will hide all the files on a computer before, the desktop looked crazy when I booted it up! I cant try any other scans thought because I backed up and formatted the machine. The laptop had a recovery partition, so this seemed like the easiest way to get a clean and safe windows install.
I have bookmarked hitman pro, seems interesting. I think I remember that program a while ago needing to have a bunch of different programs installed, now its getting all of their definitions from the cloud?(just from their description it what it seems like).
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:09 AM
Also rridgely when using HMPro if you hold down the Ctrl key and double click the installer it kills all running processes so it can do its job without interfence (like rkill)
Don't know if you are aware that MBAM, free and paid, has rkill built in sort of now (start-all progs-mbam-tools-chameleon)
Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:34 PM
Yes, it does look weird. The start menu folders, desktop folders, & other places are affected because their folders are marked hidden.
Glad you got it sorted out!