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  #1  
Old February 14th 10, 10:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
brickman
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What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything! it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!
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Old February 15th 10, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Tom Willett[_2_]
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Download it from someone else's pc to a thumbdrive.
"brickman" wrote in message
news : What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
: Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
browse
: the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
: that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything!
it
: keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
: restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!


  #3  
Old February 15th 10, 02:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Nepatsfan
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"brickman" wrote in message
news
What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything!
it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!



I had to remove this pest from my niece's computer last week so I'll pass
along what worked for me. Since you have another computer that's not
infected you can use that machine to download the programs you'll need to
fix the problem.

To get back control of Internet Explorer you can try following the
instructions in this article about making changes in Internet Options. It
involves disabling the proxy setting that Antivirus Soft sets up. Go to
Control Panel, open Internet Options, click on the Connections tab, Click on
Lan Settings, uncheck the box in the Proxy Server section.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...antivirus-soft

Another option to regain the ability to download programs is to install
Firefox on the infected machine. Firefox was already installed on the my
niece's machine so it made things a lot easier.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/product...win&lang=en-US

I also had to disable the registry entry that launched Antivirus Soft at
startup. It was located here.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

Look for an entry with a random series of letters for the program name.

I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware along with a program called Trojan Remover
and that combination seemed to get the job done. I ran them first in Safe
Mode and then again in Normal Mode.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Trojan Remover
http://www.simplysup.com/

Good luck

Nepatsfan


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Old February 17th 10, 04:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
brickman
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Default Antivirus Soft

Thank you both for your help. As it turns out, last night I got into a
Malwarebytes' Malware Removal forum and someone gave me a link to rkill,
which, after a couple of hour trying, got the job done.
Hope you don't get that nasty thing! Thanks again.

"brickman" wrote:

What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything! it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!

  #5  
Old February 17th 10, 01:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
FromTheRafters[_3_]
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Default Antivirus Soft

Just watch, the next incarnation will armor itself against MBAM *and*
RKILL.

Next, we'll be rootkitting our own machines just to get the upper hand
on malware.

"brickman" wrote in message
...
Thank you both for your help. As it turns out, last night I got into
a
Malwarebytes' Malware Removal forum and someone gave me a link to
rkill,
which, after a couple of hour trying, got the job done.
Hope you don't get that nasty thing! Thanks again.

"brickman" wrote:

What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with
Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a
post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for
anything! it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!



  #6  
Old March 28th 10, 11:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
jack wilkinson
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Default Antivirus Soft

MICROSOFT READ THIS POST NOW AND GIVE PEOPLE FREE SOFTWARE FOR THIS ON CD'S
AND EVERYONE REPORT THIS TOMICROSOFT OH AND I HAVE SAME PROBLEM JUST WITH
INTERNET SECURITY 2010 INSTEAD OF METALSOFT
"brickman" wrote in message
news
What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything!
it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!



  #7  
Old March 28th 10, 11:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
jack wilkinson
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Default Antivirus Soft

MICROSOFT READ THIS POST NOW
"brickman" wrote in message
news
What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
browse
the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a post
that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for anything!
it
keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!



  #8  
Old March 29th 10, 01:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Tom Willett[_2_]
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Default Antivirus Soft

Hooplehead alert.

"jack wilkinson" wrote in message
...
: MICROSOFT READ THIS POST NOW AND GIVE PEOPLE FREE SOFTWARE FOR THIS ON
CD'S
: AND EVERYONE REPORT THIS TOMICROSOFT OH AND I HAVE SAME PROBLEM JUST WITH
: INTERNET SECURITY 2010 INSTEAD OF METALSOFT
: "brickman" wrote in message
: news : What a headache do I have! My other computer got infected with Antivirus
: Soft, I believe it is malware. The problem is that it will not let me
: browse
: the internet to download Malwarebite's Antimalware, which I read in a
post
: that will take care of it, it really does not let me browse for
anything!
: it
: keeps going to www.metalsoft.com and will not even let me do a system
: restore, that PC is running XP Home PLEASE HEEEEEEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!
:
:


 




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