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I had a two files infected on my computers local disk and these were others.exe and windows.exe,i deleted them and when i turn on my system error messages r coming and system is operating slow .please tell me what 2 do.

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Adding to the suggestions above, try system restore found in your control panel program. it is helpful to remember when was the time you encountered the problem.
make sure too that all of your drives are set to the maximum disk space usage for system restore. to do this. click on control panel>performance and maintenance>system properties>system restore tab> select drive then click on the settings button. a horizontal slider will appear, set it to max.

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The virus that you deleted could have replicated before you managed to delete the file.
Do you remember the names of those infected files you have deleted?
Try to search for guides on how to remove it by searching
"remove (virus/ infected file name)" on search engines like Google or Yahoo.

The computer slowdown may also be caused by spyware.

If you have an anti-spyware ( i recommend Spybot S&D, its free ) , update it and scan your system. Update also your antivirus than scan your system.

If your anti-virus have Boot Time scanning function, perform it.
Some viruses resides on the boot sector of the hard disk, thus executing it everytime you boot the computer. It is much better to scan the system before the operating system boots up.

If your system is still unstable, try having a backup of every important files on your PC then reformat your computer and re-install Windows.

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I think those virus have injected some registry files on your system...try scanning with a good and updated anti-virus..and download CCLEANER and run the issue registry scanner.

btw,, its better to scan the OS with an anti-virus via safemode.

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How to Reduce Spreading of Virus on the Hard Drive

<b><u>An insight in VIRUS INFECTION and VIRUS SPREADING</u></b><br /> <br /> In today's computing spreading of virus is fast and very common.<br /> Even with an up to dated antivirus software the spreading of the virus infection is fast.<br /> This is because, we are not aware of how the virus spreads in our system.<br /> Once we know how the virus infects and spreads in our system then we will definitely reduce the risk, time and money spent.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Here is a short insight about viruses:</u></b><br /> <br /> 1) Virus is a small program code enabling it to to mingle or merge with other program codes.<br /> <br /> 2) The Virus Program Code is written such that it deletes data, corrupts data, steals data send it to the maker of the code, etc.<br /> <br /> 3) The virus cannot run on its own. It has to be executed just like other exe program files. That is why the autorun.inf file is required.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Now for an insight how we get infected:</u></b><br /> <br /> 1) Thorugh the internet: Usually when we browse any web site files are downloaded from the web server to our temporary internet folder(in windows) Then our Browser software reads the files and executes them in the browser window for us to view the web site.( If you are a website Designer you would understand this for others get an insight how internet browsers work), So when we are in the internet Virus files attach themself to the downloading files and enter our system in the temporary folder, From here they are executed by our browser software or when any program accesses the temporary folder.<br /> <br /> 2) Another one is we download a lot of data from the internet, we should be careful on what we are downloading because if the data downloaded is infected with virus then we are downloading the virus to our system along with the data, Don't download the data unless you are sure you could trust the maker of the data, program,etc.<br /> <br /> 3) From other medias like Flash Drive, CD's, DVD,s,etc.:<br /> We copy a lot of data to our computer from our friends and relatives, so if the data is already infected with virus we copy the virus to our system also, when we run os use the data the virus is executed along with it.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Now for an insight how Virus Spreads:</u></b><br /> <b></b> <br /> Just like any other program code the virus code has to be executed.<br /> That is why the virus merges with other exe's which are executable and not with the data file.<br /> <br /> For eg: a file with .avi, .dat, .3gp, etc. all these files are data files they dont execute, but they are used by exe files like wmplayer.exe, winamp.exe, vlplayer.exe, etc. The .avi .dat .3gp files are data files, the wmplayer.exe, winamp.exe vlplayer.exe are program files. Thus mostly exe program file get infected with virus.<br /> <br /> Usually when our system gets infected and any antivirus program cleans our system you can notice that the windows media player or winamp player or vlc media player does'nt work because it is removed or deleted by the antivirus for virus infection but the songs or video you saved is unharmed in the harddisk.<br /> <br /> That is why the virus code hangs or merges or infects mostly exe program files, So that it is executed along with the program file.<br /> <br /> So when you run an infected windows media player to play a song the virus code is also run along with the windows media player. Thus the virus is run again and again.<br /> <br /> There are hundreds of program files in the os for doing various tasks.<br /> we are going to look into just one program which the virus uses to spread itself in our system.<br /> <br /> The Program is non other than explorer.exe in windows. This program is needed to view or browse the data files stored in the hard disk.<br /> When we double click the My Computer Icon on the desktop the explorer.exe is executed which show you a window on your screen with the hard disk drives and cd dvd drives in the windows Now you can imagine how frequently you use the explorer.exe. You use it to view any data on the computer, even our desktop uses explorer.exe. This program is executed right when windows logs us on.<br /> <br /> When this program file is infected, it keeps on executing the virus each time we use the program. by this method the virus spreads fast to every parts of the hard disk.<br /> <br /> Likely there is a method to avoid executing the virus along with the explorer.exe each time we use it.<br /> <br /> When we double click any icon or object on our windows screen we execute the default command in the right click menu. Usually it is the Run Command. for eg: when you double click word the word.exe runs, similarly when we double click the my computer icon the default right menu option is <b>Open</b> which run the explorer.exe program.<br /> <br /> Instead of using this method to view files and data in our system we could use an alternate method which is using the explorer menu option when we right click my computer or right click the windows start button or in fact the explorer option is there whenever you right click any object on the screen.<br /> <br /> By using this explorer option in the right click you get a window with two panes one to the left and one to the right. In the left pane you have the directory structure showing all the directories and folders in our hard disk and in the right pane the content of the directory or folder selected in the left pane.<br /> <br /> Thus in this process we dont execute any code or program command when viewing the data in our hard disk. because we do not execute the explorer.exe more than once.<br /> <br /> So, Imagine how we reduce the spreading of virus by using this method.<br /> <br /> Say you have a file saved in your hard disk in this location<br /> <br /> <b>C:\data\monday\20-11-2010\office\media\todaysjob.doc</b><br /> <br /> If you want to open the file with word we will double click my computer, then double click C Drive, then Double Click data folder,then double click monday folder, then double click 20-11-2010 folder, then double click till you come to the media folder then you double click the todaysjob.doc which will execute the word.exe program which reads the data in the todaysjob.doc file and displays the content as required. In this process see how many time you will execute the virus, You will run the virus Seven Times.<br /> <br /> In our Alternate method You will run the Explorer.exe only once, Then on you just navigate to the media folder then double click the todaysjob.doc file in the right panel. So you execute the virus only once. <br /> <br /> Hence you reduce the spreading of VIRUS to a great extend.<br /> <br /> Good Luck, If there are any mistake please bare with me, I am not a good writer. If you have any Question Keep Me Posted.

on Oct 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My pc is infected by autorun.inf files in each folders.But when i tried to delete it i gets error that 'Directory is not empty'.When i use cmd to delete autorun.inf with 'attrib -s -r -h...

follow my steps.

1. remove your mcafee
2. download AVAST 4.7. here its serial no: W80293736R9983I1147-L9LY7KL3
3. Download USB drive Antivirus V2.3. here serial no: User Name; Nash license code: PEYP
4. install USB antivirus fist, put the serial no. then make a full scan with it. it will remove the autorun file.
5. remove your ADSL connection
6. install AVAST 4.7 with serial no.
7. now plug your ADSL cable back
8. update avast by right click on the icon. Choose Updating-> iAVS update.
9. after update finish, right click on AVAST icon. Start avast Antivirus
10. click on : Stop Memory Test
11. right clikc on avast. menu will appear, select: Schedule Boot-Time Scan
12. Scan all local disks
13. put tick on advance options
14. 1st box. move infected file to chest
14. 2nd box. ignore delete or move for system files.
15. click schedule.
16. pc will reboot, and start scanning n removing all infected files and folders.
all infected files will be deleted.

if you computer is very infected and you are not able to install the 2 antivirus i told, then do it on
another computer which is not infected. Then you will have to remove your hard disk from your computer and place it in the other one and do the scanning.
the USB antivirus is very useful you can install it in any computer you have it will protect you from autorun. it scan all usb and flash card also.

Avast also is a good antivirus which you can use.

i also suggest you to backup all your files, document, photos,etc.. after scanning. cause sometime you might get some error from windows. so backup and reinstall a fresh windows.

dont forget to reinstall the USB antivirus after.

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Jun 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to get rid of the xp home security 2011 virus.

Manual Removal:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop process associated to "XP Home Security 2011?. When Windows Task Manager opens, go to Processes Tab and find and end the following process:
(random characters).exe
2. You need to update your installed antivirus application to have the latest database.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and any detected threats must be removed. If removal is prohibited, it is best to quarantine the infected item. Manually locating and deleting of malicious files should also be performed. Please see files below that are related to XP Home Security 2011 Virus.
4. Registry entries created by XP Home Security 2011 must also be remove from the Windows system. Please refer below for entries associated to the rogue program. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor.
6. Get rid of XP Home Security 2011 start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the "Open" dialog box. A windows containing System Configuration Utility will be launched. Go to Startup tab and uncheck the following Start-up item(s):
(random characters).exe
7. Click Apply and restart the computer.
XP Home Security 2011 Removal Tool:
In order to completely remove the threat from a computer, it is best to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected computer.
Using Portable SuperAntiSpyware:
To thoroughly clean a computer, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected by anti-virus application can be remove as well. Download and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner.

Apr 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When i start my windows a dialog box named WINDOWS HOST SCRIPT APPEARS and says some message about rahul's virus protection

Hi karthicku683,

Your computer is infected with viruses. Please use a good anti-virus software to keep your system clean.

1) Right click on the taskbar and click 'Task Manager'.

2) In the 'Process' tab find wscript.exe.

3) Right click on it and select 'End Process Tree'

Go to Folder Options and check show hidden files and click OK.

5) Delete 'VirusRemoval.vbs' and 'Autorun.inf files' from all usb drives and hard drives.

6) Then go to C:\Windows\System32 and delete the file 'VirusRemoval.vbs'.

7) Next go to START>RUN and type regedit and Enter.

8) Go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

9) On the right side look for Shell which should have value of just explorer.exe. Delete anything at right side of explorer.exe if there is anything.

10) Under same key Winlogon also look for Userinit which should have value of C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe.

11) Delete all the **** after the comma.

12) Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
On the right side locate Window Title and delete its value i.e.

Hope this solves your problem. If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

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Arun Zac

Nov 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop logs off when i log on. what can i do

Edit these values and type the correct path of shell :
Shell = explorer.exe

NOTE: These files may also be deleted by spywares. You may need to extract them using Windows CD.
Steps for rectifying this problem:
Log on to a networked computer.
Run Regedit.exe
Point your cursor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Select File > Connect Remote Registry
Type computer name (infected computer)
Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Edit these two values in right pane:


Change these two values to
Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
Exit from Registry
Restart Infected computer.
You should be able to log on to computer.
if it not work then go to back steps and just copy orwrite the file userinit.exe

Performing the above steps will resolve the issue.

Hope this helps.

Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Latitude D400 Notebook

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My OS is XP. It became infected with the internet

Internet Security 2010 manual removal:Kill processes:
IS2010.exe 41.exe winlogon86.exe winupdate86.exe help.gifHELP:
how to kill malicious processes

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Internet Security 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "winupdate86.exe"

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Unregister DLLs:
how to unregister malicious DLLs

Delete files:
IS2010.exe 41.exe winhelper86.dll winlogon86.exe winupdate86.exe Internet Security 2010.lnk help.gifHELP:
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Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\InternetSecurity2010\

Jan 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I can't logon my toshiba portege m400 - s5032x a error message shows up saying Isass.exe application error the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on ok to terminate the...

Your system is infected by Sasser worm.The Sasser worm infects machines via network connections. It can attack entire networks of computers or one single computer connected to the Internet. The worm exploits a known windows vulnerability that is easily patched, however few systems seem to have this patch installed. It attacks Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines along with Windows NT and Windows Server 2003.

The patch from Microsoft known as the MS04-011 Security Update fixes the following vulnerabilities:
LSASS Vulnerability 
LDAP Vulnerability 
PCT Vulnerability 
Winlogon Vulnerability 
Metafile Vulnerability 
Help and Support Center Vulnerability 
Utility Manager Vulnerability 
Windows Management Vulnerability 
Local Descriptor Table Vulnerability 
H.323 Vulnerability 
Virtual DOS Machine Vulnerability 
Negotiate SSP Vulnerability 
SSL Vulnerability 
ASN.1 “Double-Free” Vulnerability 

Download the Windows patches for this vulnerability.Here is the link below:

How Can I Remove the Sasser worm?

Follow these steps in removing the Sasser worm.

1) Disconnect your computer from the local area network or Internet

2) Terminate the running program
Open the Windows Task Manager by either pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL, selecting the Processes tab or selecting Task Manager and then the process tab on WinNT/2000/XP machines.
Locate one of the following programs (depending on variation), click on it and End Task or End Process

any process running with the "_up.exe" suffix
Close Task Manager

3) Activate the Windows XP Firewall (if running Windows XP) or another firewall to prevent the worm from shutting your system down while downloading the patches. To activate the Windows XP firewall, follow these steps.
Click on Start, Control Panel
Double-click on Networking and Internet Connections, then click on Network Connnections
Right-click on the connection you use to access the Internet and choose Properties
Click on the Advanced Tab and check the box
"Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet"
Click OK and close out of the Network and Control Panel

4) Remove the Registry entries
Click on Start, Run, Regedit
In the left panel go to 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Run
In the right panel, right-click and delete the following entry

"skynetave.exe"= "%Windows%\skynetave.exe"
Close the Registry Editor

5) Delete the infected files (for Windows ME and XP remember to turn off System Restore before searching for and deleting these files to remove infected backed up files as well)
Click Start, point to Find or Search, and then click Files or Folders.
Make sure that "Look in" is set to (C:\WINDOWS).
In the "Named" or "Search for..." box, type, or copy and paste, the file names:

Click Find Now or Search Now.
Delete the displayed files.
Empty the Recycle bin

6) Reboot the computer and update your antivirus software, and run a thorough virus scan using your favorite antivirus program.

For Automatic Removal of Sasser, download the Symantec removal tool, you'll still need to download the patches above and install them, however this removal tool will stop the Sasser worm from running, remove the items in the registry, and delete the infected files.

Dec 27, 2009 | Toshiba Portege M400-S5032X Tablet PC

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Hard disk problem

Dics is infected..I RECOMENDED you to download this antivirus and scan it :

And after u have scaned to START RUN CMD and chkdsk /r and then restart ur pc!

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