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Old 02-06-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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The other night I had my laptop on but no browser up and my Mcafee said trojan blocked - popped up twice. Thought it was kinda weird that pc on but no browser pulled up how a trojan was trying to download other than that didn't think too much about it.

I periodically like to go to Internet Options and delete all cache/cookies/history etc. well I hit the button and nothing happens. I went to System Restore and could not access as said Unauthorized by Group Policy contact Administrator. This is a personal pc, I am the administrator. So anyway I downloaded Antimalware Bytes and the program detected 3 viruses and quarantined them.

Still having issues with pc- I fixed the sytem restore and can access but does not have any previous dates since regaining access. I still cannot perform the delete function on the Internet Options, periodically my home page is reset to about:bank and when I go to shutdown the pc I am getting a box that says DLL Initialization Failure.

The pc is not running bad other than these issues and I re-ran Mcafee/Antimalware Bytes and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal and they all came up clean. I'm thinking I've removed the virus/trojan but the software glitches remain. I'm not a huge pc person so I'm not sure whether the bad guys have truly been removed or not. I personally do not understand the point to this other then just to screw with someone on why do this. I'm probably due for a new pc as I'm on XP which is no longer supported but have not had issues. I have reinstalled the operating system before but now since it is not supported I will not be able to upload SP2 & SP3 or any other.

Appreciate any info or suggestions on how to get these annoyances resolved. Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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What items did McAfee Malwarebytes find?

Windows update still works with XP, you can still update a clean install.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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I've got the recovery discs that came with pc but last time I reinstalled I had a hell of a time finding a place where I could download SP2 so that I could download SP3.

I don't remember what Malwarebyes found but thought it was resolved. apparently not.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:01 AM
 
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Look in the history logs, both apps keep records of what they found.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Russia
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first try this Dr.Web CureIt!

may be you have trojan/downloader that downloads new trojans to your drive.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:10 PM
 
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Ran an update to MalwareBytes and then scan- it found 4 issues and removed them. I think it worked as I can access the programs I was unable to before and they ran. The pc seems to be running pretty smooth now-what a pain though. A-holes, would love to get a hold of the idiots that create these things.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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Use a firewall next time to stop suspicious activity in time.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Firewall alone may not be enough you need real time protection that is running in the background to intercept a threat from a web page. Microsoft provides this for XP, its called Microsft Security Essentials. It worked well when I had XP up to a few years ago. Or there are others you can download or buy.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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