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Virus being like an admin in my computer..


1. Task manager disabled and cannot be openned by pressing ctrl+alt+del 2. Registry editing disable even by typing regedit in Run 3. Automatically closes any antivirus running.
4. Automatically turns off my Windows Firewall
I don't remember anyone disabling these and I'm an administrator. I think it is caused by a virus.
Help!

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  • julius28469 Apr 13, 2009

    Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I will try any solutions you gave right now... Wait for the results..

  • julius28469 Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks for helping me with this problem. I use all the solutions found in this topic and here's what happened. 


    • The good news is: Task manager and regedit is finally enabled.Yay! 

    • Bad news is: Virus is still exiting my antivirus programs when I tried to open them. Also my windows firewall is still turning off by itself.

    • Weird News: While the virus is in my computer, I somehow got my AdAware Free Anniversary Edition running. I thoroughly scan my computer but nothing can solve this problem. Whats weird is I can run the program but I cant see it in the Notification Area (Where the clock and some tiny icons in there). Is it possible to just make icons invisible in that bar? So, Any ideas to solve this?

  • julius28469 Apr 13, 2009

    Oh yeah one thing, I followed andrewpsp's solution and I got the log but it's too big to paste it here. Can I email it to you?


  • julius28469 Apr 13, 2009

    Never mind the last comment. Here's the link to the log. The password is: combo


    http://freetexthost.com/13astvvt0r
    For the comments:


    1. Cant run service.msc because maybe I don't have it. It saids Windows cannot find "service.msc".. etc.

    2. I have system restore but can't use is because my dad (he's a computer engineer) turned off and I don't know why. It doesn't have any restore points. I used 2 online scanners which are ESET and the TrendMicro Housecall. Still it doesn't solve it. It just removes the cookies and things like that.

    3. I also deleted my temporary files and cookies through internet explorer (I use Google Chrome.) if that helped.
    I really appreciate that many are helping me with this difficult problem. Thanks for helping me guys! :)

  • julius28469 Apr 13, 2009

    Few minutes ago, I restarted my computer and guess what happens: All the things I have done is wasted because regedit, taskmgr and the windows firewall is disabled AGAIN. ComboFix has put a restore point in case I need to use System Restore but it is put during the use of combofix which is after the virus infected my computer. I'll keep you problem-solvers updated.
    Is there a way to when I finally enabled my regedit, taskmgr and windows firewall and restarted, it is still enabled?



  • julius28469 Apr 21, 2009

    Finally! I removed the virus from my computer. If you want to know, the virus is called Win32 Sality Virus which mostly infects .exe files. The solution is here: http://sastrowijoyo.wordpress.com/2008/0....

    Thanks for helping guys! Problem Solved!

  • Paul
    Paul May 11, 2010

    are you logged on as an administrator?

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    Paul Apr 13, 2009

    Can you get into service.msc (type in run) & disable anything suspicious, use google to know what programs you are disabling before you do tho

  • Paul
    Paul Apr 13, 2009

    have you tried system restore?..

    if you have and it hasnt worked,
    see if you can log onto "trendmicro" <
    and do an online scan,

    let me know how that goes


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You need to download and install ComboFix which is a free program for this time of vogue spyware. then after it finsihes you need to run your standard antivirus and such.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

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Virus attack is common these days and we often come across the problems like Disabled Folder Options or like Task Manager and Regedit disabled by Administrator. These problems are nothing but virus activities. The virus has infected our system and stopping us from accessing these options.
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