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How to clean the virus infecting my system

Hi , there is virus in my system for three closes the task manager after opening a few seconds. i cant install any software it closes the current process too quick. and display the message remote procedure call slows down all process in computer especially explorer,etc.dont display the folder option.

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Re: how to clean the virus infecting my system

They have tasmanger restore they have online u can dl registry keys to re add them

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Re: how to clean the virus infecting my system

Well that sounds like a tough one.. Have you tried safe mode. Rapidly press F8 after the the bios screen load and before the winxp(assuming your running winxp) screen starts. Safe mode only loads the bare essential process for the operating system. You should be able to run a virus scan from safe mode to at least get rid of the worst of it. IF this doesnt work you might have to either use a bootable virus scan or look at reinstalling the operating system. If the virus has embedded itself far enough into crucial system files then you will for sure need to do this or attempt a repair install of windows. One thing iv learned over the years trying to clean viruses off systems is that you can spend HOURS and hours fighting it where some keep coming back.. or you can invest a couple hours into trying to get rid of it and then call it quits and reformat which is the only sure way of completely getting rid of it. I hope this helps. im a big fan of AVG available at . they even have a free version ( good luck.

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Step 1. Stop ThinkPoint process

Once Windows loaded you will see a window similar to the one below.
ThinkPoint screen

Now press CTRL + ALT + DEL. It will open Windows Task manager. Select hotfix.exeprocess as shown in the screen below.
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Click "End Process" button. It will close ThinkPoint.

Now click File, New Task. Type explorer and press Enter. It will back the Start button and task bar.

Step 2. Remove ThinkPoint associated malware

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Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.

If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
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Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer forThinkPoint infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.

When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
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Make sure all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click "Remove Selected" button to remove ThinkPoint. MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now remove all of associated ThinkPoint files and registry keys and add them to the programs' quarantine. When MalwareBytes Anti-malware has finished removing the infection, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

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Note 1: if you can not download, install, run or update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, then follow the steps: Malwarebytes won`t install, run or update - How to fix it.

Note 2: download and install some antivirus softare ex. Microsoft Security Essentials for free. And watch your clicker from now on!!!!

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After you are done, close the Group Policy Editor and go check your task manager, hurray, it's working.

But that's the end, the problem may return if your system is infected by virus, so don’t forget to run a Full System Virus Scan using an updated antivirus.

Good luck.

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Hi, Yes, you are right !, your system is infected with a serious virus and you cannot use your computer unless you remove the visus.
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Task Manager can be disabled by 2 main ways..
[1] Either there is a virus on your machine--
[2]Or It was manually disabled.
--The 1st solution is to get an anti virus which is up to date and run a virus scan to delete the viruses that maybe present.

--The second solution is that on your START MENU, click on "run".
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Your Task Manager should now work !!!

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