1. Post #1
    gamerman345's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,432 Posts
    In need desparate help, a fake antivirus called antivir solution pro has infested itself in my computer and i cant remove it because i cant acess add or remove programs. As i type it is invading files and i need to know how to get rid of this pile of shit before my computer crashes.
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    LIVE LIKE A WINDRAMMER AS YOU FUCK
    Murkat's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,792 Posts
    Reformat.
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    Rashy's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,137 Posts
    Can you bring up Task Manager?

  4. Post #4
    gamerman345's Avatar
    April 2010
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    yes i can, and it seems it has dissapeered from my tool bar. And murkat, not in a million years. My hardrive would take a week to reformat.

    edit: I just lost microsoft essentials (Update: Only on toolbar)
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    alphaspida's Avatar
    April 2008
    2,016 Posts
    yes i can, and it seems it has dissapeered from my tool bar. And murkat, not in a million years. My hardrive would take a week to reformat.

    edit: I just lost microsoft essentials (Update: Only on toolbar)
    It takes 10 minutes to reformat, including windows installation.
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  6. Post #6
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    one free man's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,167 Posts
    Get and use malwarebytes
    It'll clean that sucker right out
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  7. Post #7
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    its shortie's Avatar
    August 2008
    3,016 Posts
    Boot into safemode with networking [tap f8 as computer is booting].

    Run malwarebytes.

    I had this a few days ago. This cleaned it right out.

  8. Post #8
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    Biscuit-Boy's Avatar
    May 2006
    5,330 Posts
    You can't use malwarebytes(EDIT: Unless you can boot on safe mode, in which case it SHOULD work), I have the same virus on my other computer and it doesn't let you open anything other then internet browsers so you can buy/download the virus.

  9. Post #9
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    Penis Colada's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,757 Posts
    System restore. Got this twice and fixed it both times with system restore.

  10. Post #10
    Mokkan13's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,079 Posts
    My mate got it just the other week,

    You have 3 options
    System Restore
    Format and Reinstall
    Boot in safe mode (spam f8 at start up) and run MBAM

  11. Post #11
    Dotmister's Avatar
    May 2008
    898 Posts
    My Sister had this problem literally 2 days ago, in the end I just installed Windows over the top then installed Avast to scan the files. That's probably your best bet.

  12. Post #12
    Joshyy's Avatar
    April 2010
    598 Posts
    I've just gotten it, how the fuck, I did a virus scan literally 20 minutes prior.

  13. Post #13
    gamerman345's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,432 Posts
    Thank you so much, i thought my computer was screwed this morning.

    Edited:

    It takes 10 minutes to reformat, including windows installation.
    Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus. I thought you ment defragging...... god im crap at computers.

  14. Post #14
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    nicatronTg's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,698 Posts
    Download r-kill, run that, then download and install mbam.

  15. Post #15
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    alphaspida's Avatar
    April 2008
    2,016 Posts
    Thank you so much, i thought my computer was screwed this morning.

    Edited:



    Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus. I thought you ment defragging...... god im crap at computers.
    Your choice

  16. Post #16
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Oh...... reformat? thats just retarded. Im not about to wipe my hardrive to get rid of a stupid antivirus.
    It's usually a better idea to format and reload since the viruses get really deep in your system and fuck shit up. After you clean it out your computer is probably going to be really slow and glitchy.

  17. Post #17
    ColdFusion's Avatar
    December 2009
    2,227 Posts
    Honestly you guys have no idea what your talking about.

    This is a know fake antivirus program

    Reboot in safe mode and do a fullscan with Malwarebytes. (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) (free version is good enough)


    if you dont know how follow this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8Oh-mcSz8
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    November 2008
    3,545 Posts
    Whoa whoa whoa, that's weird, I got that earlier. Basically, I booted into Safe Mode, and luckily I had another computer so I downloaded Malewarebytes onto a flash drive and ran in on the other computer. Full scan worked, boot normally. You won't be able to access internet, however. The virus sets up a proxy, which you have to disable by going to Control Panel > Networking and Sharing Center> Internet Options, then go over to Connections, LAN Settings, and disable it.

    :buddy:
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    lew06's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,124 Posts
    I got this on friday. Weird.

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    May 2008
    1,587 Posts
    I think I've run into this "Virus" before. And if I'm right about which one it is, I'd look around your hidden users folders for an .exe that has a short series of random numbers, something like "27856439.exe" From what I've learned about it, it has a list of exes' it terminates when the user tries to run a listed program which tricks you into buying a fake/crap program. I hope this helps.

    I'm just guessing that it's the "virus" I ran across, don't hold me to it though.

  21. Post #21
    Acemaco's Avatar
    May 2010
    172 Posts
    For me. Since i got it on my school laptop, my administrative accesses were not available.

    I did this, Reboot your computer, your fake antivirus doesnʻt open up right away, this is your open window to open task manager or get into the program you need to. Once they are open they wonʻt close until you close them yourself. Hope this helps.

    May take a couple tries since your window of time is about 20 seconds.

  22. Post #22
    Acesarge's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,161 Posts
    Just boot in safe mode and install malwarebytes.

  23. Post #23
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    DiscoBiscut's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,231 Posts
    Don't reformat until you've tried everything like malwarebytes etc.

  24. Post #24
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    ColdWave's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,406 Posts
    I used Netgate registry cleaner and smacked that sucker right back into hell.

  25. Post #25
    ZF911's Avatar
    March 2010
    3,308 Posts
    Once I got a virus like this that prevented all anti virus programs from starting(AVG, Malwarebytes, SpySweeper), what I did was I installed malwarebytes on my dad's computer, put in on an SD card, moved it to mine and ran it right away. It worked and removed the virus. Try that.

    If you don't have another computer, get the malwarebytes at a friends/good neighboors/libraries if they allow downloads, but you should keep your pc off while you're away.

  26. Post #26
    Kiwi Bird's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,634 Posts
    Malwarebytes is great for things like this, solved the same problem on my old computer awhile back

  27. Post #27
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    Zero-Point's Avatar
    March 2006
    7,290 Posts
    Step 1) Start computer in safe mode with networking. (hit F8 alot while booting)
    Step 2) Load up your browser.
    Step 3) Disable proxy connections (depends on your browser)
    Step 4) Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
    Step 5) Run full scan while still in Safe Mode.
    Step 6) Clean all infected files.
    Step 7) Reboot.
    Step 8) STOP DOWNLOADING DUMB SHIT OR GOING TO STUPID WEBSITES.

    Step 8 is the most important one, I've had to clear out 2 computers so far with this and similar shit on it. The first one caught it because my dumbshit friend thought he'd download King Ralph on Limewire and the other was because some limpdick clicked on some random link he got on Facebook.

  28. Post #28
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Click it.

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  29. Post #29

    July 2010
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    I know how you feel man what ever I download makes my ping from l4d from 150 to 350 :/
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    robowurmz's Avatar
    April 2007
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    I know how you feel man what ever I download makes my ping from l4d from 150 to 350 :/
    That's normal. Ping increases when you're downloading because it uses up your bandwitdh.
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  31. Post #31
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    December 2009
    156 Posts
    if the virus has messed with the .exe file association in the registry, it won't be easy to install things like MBAM until you fix this manually through the registry. The problem? the registry editor is called regedit.exe which means that if your file associations have been messed with, you won't be able to open it either.

    to fix it, simply navigate to your c:/windows/system32 where your regedit.exe file is located, change the file extension to .com, this is the extension that executable files used in the old days, but they still work, now you can double click on regedit.com, and it should run.

    from here you can fix the file association for .exe manually:

    1. Search for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT|.exe

    2. Change the value listed for Default to exefile

    3. Search for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT|.exefile|shell|open|command

    4. Change the value for Default to %1″%*

    5. Reboot

    now that your file associations are fixed, you can continue to install malwarebytes (or run it if it previously wouldn't allow you to) and do a full scan under safe mode.

    remember that sometimes the full scan doesn't detect everything in one pass, so after the first scan, if it found a lot of objects, make sure to scan again for any leftover threats.

    reformatting is usually not necessary in these cases, these viruses have been around for a long time and they are not very difficult to remove.

    as another user said, look under your users folder (C:/Users in Vista and 7, C:/Documents and Settings in XP) for any .exe files that shouldn't be there (most of them shouldn't, real programs don't install themselves there)...look mainly in the Application Data folder and Local Settings/Application Data, these are hidden folders so make sure you enable the show hidden folders and files option.

  32. Post #32
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    robowurmz's Avatar
    April 2007
    2,245 Posts
    lotta words
    I remember having this problem before, too. Best to check and make sure, otherwise it might just dick around with you.

  33. Post #33
    Cysero's Avatar
    March 2010
    2,109 Posts
    This happened to my work laptop.

  34. Post #34
    superm0ney's Avatar
    May 2010
    1,061 Posts
    In need desparate help, a fake antivirus called antivir solution pro has infested itself in my computer and i cant remove it because i cant acess add or remove programs. As i type it is invading files and i need to know how to get rid of this pile of shit before my computer crashes.
    Just install Malware Bytes and scan your pc. you should be fine after it finds it.

  35. Post #35
    bake someone a cake with laxatives and viagra and then they will have poopboners
    n0cturni's Avatar
    August 2007
    4,276 Posts
    Get and use malwarebytes
    It'll clean that sucker right out
    No, it won't. And neither will AVG, Avast, or any of the other commonly used AV's.

    I had it, and I used almost everything that there was to use, and none of it helped (they literally did not detect anything). I had to manually find every infected file myself and remove it. I wasn't confident that I had removed everything so I just reinstalled my OS.

    Because of this, I now use Seamonkey (Mozilla) with Noscript and Adblock, as I had got infected somehow by an ad that launched java and installed the virus.

  36. Post #36
    Dalekwu's Avatar
    November 2009
    49 Posts
    Go into safe mode, go to RUN>Msconfig>Startup see if its there, uncheck it. CTRL+ALT+DELETE, try to end it there. Grab Kaspersky and it should do the job.

  37. Post #37
    Atchell's Avatar
    June 2008
    825 Posts
    get rkill and run it to kill the virus process, then malwarebytes to remove it.

  38. Post #38
    Generic_Monk's Avatar
    July 2010
    1,179 Posts
    Safemode, then a virus scan solves everything.

  39. Post #39
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    DaCommie1's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,959 Posts
    I've been battling something similar to this all day, and no matter how many times I clean them off, there's still 2-4 files of annoyingly persistent malware that Spybot S&D finds. AVG and Avira don't suffice, they both missed some good 10 infected files. Damned thing set me up through a fake DNS, it seemed to only block Spybot's website though.

    Best of luck, I may try Malware Bytes later myself.
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