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I cant open any icons on my desktop its says ytbb.exe is infected any random scanner fixers pop up

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First format your system

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I think I'm hacked. How to remove unknown from system configuration? Unchecking & rebooting didn't do it. desperate!


What do you mean hacked? Can you describe what's happening? I can tell what kind of malware you have if you describe it and we'll fix it based on that. Until then, use http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx and run a full system scan for malware.

Mar 25, 2015 | HP Computers & Internet

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How To Remove A Virus From Your Computer


Requirements: On an uninfected PC connected to the Internet, download the following programs to a thumbdrive. We will need this to fix the infected computer.
Instructions:
  1. Shut down the computer as soon as you realize there is a problem. Pop-ups, program errors, dll errors, fake Anti-Virus scanners, and similar are signs there is a problem. Shut down the computer normally, or hold the power button in until the computer shuts off.
  2. Power on the computer, and hit F8 before the Windows Startup screen appears. Select Safe Mode.
  3. Login if asked to, if not select Yes to continue.
  4. Click on the Start menu, select Run, type msconfig and press Ok, or type msconfig into the Start menu search box and press Enter.
  5. Under the General tab, select Diagnostic Startup. Press Apply.
  6. Under the Services tab, check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, and uncheck any services you don't recognize in the window.
  7. Under the Startup tab, select Disable All. Press Apply and Ok.
  8. Don't restart the computer yet.
  9. The System Restore Utility backs up selected files automatically to the Restore folder. Quite often are infected files stored there as backup files, and many Virus Scanners are unable to delete these files. If you suspect your computer may be infected, it is recommended that you disable the System Restore Utility to remove the infected files from the Restore folder.Select your OS for directions on how to disable the System Restore Utility - XP, Vista, 7
  10. While in Safe Mode, insert your USB thumbdrive and open it in My Computer.
  11. Open Combofix.exe, select Ok when it asks. Let Combofix scan and remove any infections it finds. It should restart the computer when it is done. When it restarts, boot up into Windows normally.
  12. Login if asked to, open your thumbdrive in My Computer again, and run Combofix.exe once more.
  13. Open up SmitFraudFix.exe from your thumbdrive. Press any key to continue when asked. Type 2, and press enter. When the scan is complete, restart your computer.
  14. If you had a fake Anti-Virus Scanner infection, open up Remove Fake Antivirus.exe from your thumbdrive. Press Start, and press Yes. When the scan and removal is Complete, restart the computer again.
  15. Install Microsoft Security Essentials, or your choice of Anti-Virus Software when the computer returns back to the desktop.
  16. Restart if asked to, and when the computer restarts, run a Full Scan in Microsoft Security Essentials.

on Feb 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Don't have a an icon


Please give more details as to what is happening and when it happens?

If you are saying your computer boots up but there are No Icons on the desktop, then a virus or infection has hidden them or changed some settings.

Click the Ctrl/Alt/Del keys to start the Task Manager. Press and Hold the Ctrl and Alt keys then hit the Del key. When the task manager opens up click the Processes tab. Under the processes tab click the columnar heading Image Name to sort the items running in alphabetical order. Look to see if you see explorer.exe running under the image name. If you do click it one time to highlight it then click the END PROCESS button at the bottom right of the Task Manager Window.

Next click FILE at the very top left corner of the Task Manager Window and select New Task (Run..). When the Create New Task window pops up type in: explorer.exe and press OK. Your desktop icons and start menu should start populating.

Apr 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Trogan security program has taken over and says ytbb.exe is infected. Cannot get to anti-virus websites to get download to clean it off. Is there a way around this? This is on my friend's computer.


ytbb.exe is the executable the Yahoo Toolbar. I hate toolbars!

Anyway,.. on another computer go this website (www.combofix.org) and download its program to a flash/jump drive. To the infected computer and copy & paste it to the desktop.

Follow these instructions for its proper use.

(www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix)

If this helps (as it probably should)... take these instructions and thoroughly give your friend's computer a good cleaning.

(http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407)

Good Luck!

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Nov 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Xp pro sp2 desktop icons have become mere links without any program / application skins" . Have been opening program from start menu. pls help!!!!


Hi,

It sounds like you have a virus infecting the computer.

I recommend that you attempt to restore the system to an earlier date before the problems occurred.

If you click on the start menu and click on run, type rstrui.exe and hit the enter key.

System restore will pop up, choose a date that your comfortable with and see if you can restore the system.

If you experience any difficulty please post back.

Good luck.

Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Ytbb.exe is infected with worm Lsas.Blaster.Keyloger can't get any of my desktop icons. It's like my PC is frozen on this blue screen.


You need to get an antivirus program on a CD, boot your computer with the AV in the CD-Rom, and then do a scan. Clean the infection, boot the computer, and run the AV again

Oct 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Error messages that wont leave the screen


You have a virus both of those files are spyware which is planted to record all of your keyboard strokes. Run a virus/spyware checker to kill or quarantine the viruses..
http://www.spywaredata.com/spyware/malware/mainstub.exe.php

Mar 31, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5881 Notebook

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PC laptop infection braviax.exe


Try this method as virus removals are tricky if you are a novice.
Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.(GOGGLE IT)
Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix). DO NOT use it just yet.

Reboot your computer in SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
  • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • Finally copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt in your next reply along with a new HijackThis log.

Jul 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How can I remove task bar icon which directy opens website?


Download SMITFRAUD cleaner

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/resources/link243.html

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. Download SmitfraudFix.exe from here and save it to your desktop:

    SmitFraudFix.exe

    Confirm that the file SmitfraudFix.exe now resides on your desktop, but do not double-click on the icon as of yet. We will use it in later steps. The icon will look like the one below:

    sff-icon.gif


  3. Next, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:

    1. Restart your computer

    2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

    3. Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear

    4. Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

    5. When you are at the logon prompt, log in as the same user that you had performed the previous steps as.

  4. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the desktop, close all open Windows.

  5. Now, double-click on the SmitFraudfix icon that should be residing on your desktop.The icon will look like the one below:

    sff-icon.gif

  6. When the tool first starts you will see a credits screen. Simply press any key on your keyboard to get to the next screen.

  7. You will now see a menu as shown in the image below. Press the number 2 on your keyboard and the press the enter key to choose the option Clean (safe mode recommended).


    menu.jpg

  8. The program will start cleaning your computer and go through a series of cleanup processes. When SmitFraudFix is done, it will automatically start the Disk Cleanup program as shown by the image below.


    dc.jpg


    This program will remove all Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and other files that may be leftover files from this infection. This process can take up to a few hours depending on your computer, so please be patient. When it is complete, it will close automatically and you will should continue with step 11.

  9. When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n). At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key.


  10. When this last routine is finished, you will be presented with a red screen stating Computer will reboot now. Close all applications. You should now press the spacebar on your computer. A counter will appear stating that the computer will reboot in 15 seconds. Do not cancel this countdown and allow your computer to reboot.
  11. Once the computer has rebooted, you will be presented with a Notepad screen containing a log of all the files removed from your computer. Examine this log, and when you are done, close the Notepad screen.
Your computer should now be free of the AntiVirGear infection.

Oct 21, 2007 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

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