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Old 04-19-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I installed a torrented game, Tank Combat by Skidrow - and it gave me a nasty Rbot.gen Backdoor problem. Every time I boot up Windows Defender would detect it and I'd tell it to clean it but it always reappeared at the next bootup. ESET NOD32 and Malewarebytes failed to clean it. Then through Google I found that Spyware Doctor would get rid of it so that's what I used! It also found lotsa stuff ESET NOD32 and Malewarebytes failed to find! So after getting rid of the Rbot.gen Backdoor my system is "damaged..." I can't do Windows Updates automatically or manually. I can't change Windows Update settings either!

So I found Checksur - CheckSUR - Windows Vista Update Repair Tool KB947821

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and downloaded it to fix my Windows Update problems but it fails to install!

So now I'm at a loss on how to fix my damaged OS. I need Windows Updates. Do I just do a repair install with my original Vista disk? I need advice... anyone ever had this problem and fixed it?

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Old 04-20-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Just for future reference, skidrow have great torrents but there are hundreds of users that immitate skidrow and put out viruses as you found out. Be more careful next time. I shouldnt have to tell you about the importance of scanning files for virus before double clicking them.

Anyways the best thing to do is format hard drive and install a clean OS. Before doing that, you may try a registry fix or a system restore. System restore sometimes will get rid of nasty viruses but it may be that system restore will be corrupted as well. Most good viruses will block out windows updates, anti spyware programs, system restore etc.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Can't you go into services and start it?
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Just for future reference, skidrow have great torrents but there are hundreds of users that immitate skidrow and put out viruses as you found out. Be more careful next time. I shouldnt have to tell you about the importance of scanning files for virus before double clicking them.

Anyways the best thing to do is format hard drive and install a clean OS. Before doing that, you may try a registry fix or a system restore. System restore sometimes will get rid of nasty viruses but it may be that system restore will be corrupted as well. Most good viruses will block out windows updates, anti spyware programs, system restore etc.
That's a bunch of bull. You can't defend advising somebody to reinstall the OS when little has been tried to fix the problem he brought to us. If there is a problem I know little about, I refrain from making comments instead of suggesting someone reinstall Windows.

My advice is to look up the specific infection at several antivirus sites and malware sites looking for specific fixes. There are sometimes small programs available made specifically to deal with one particular infection.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I tried a Windows Installation Repair with my Vista 64 OS dvd and then a System Restore but it didn't work - my OS still can't do manual or automatic Windows Updates. It seems the backdoor virus replaced system files that were later deleted by anitvirus and I can't get those system files back.

Major headache to reformat a reinstall everything - I'd probably lose my achievements in my video games and I don't know how to backup Vista's Calender.
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