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    Join Date : Nov 2011
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    Virus issues

    Hi there, I'm trying to help a friend who's managed to get a serious virus on his Vista-based system....

    The virus has disabled access to regedit, which is a pain. I tried to run gpedit.msc but the machine says it can't be found. Launching Explorer shows an empty disk (although I know the files are there, as I've booted from an Ubuntu Live CD and checked).

    To add to the complication, his system has a RAID 0 boot disk (NVidia Ion Fake RAID, I think), which seems to cause a problem for some of the repair tools available (ie they don't even recognise that the drives are there).

    Anyone have an idea of how to fix it??

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    Re: Virus issues

    Hello . look at section that mentions RKill . if needed before running mbam, then use it first. then run malwarebytes, Good info here How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

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    Re: Virus issues

    Thanks for the prompt response Yard Dog. I'll give rkill a try - his machine is so dead I'll need to put it on an USB drive and hope his Explorer can find it.

    I installed MalwareBytes on his machine earlier this year when he had a virus...

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    Re: Virus issues

    Cool, then after you get the process stopped, just a matter of updated mbam, Post back results please.

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