Boot Scan Fail

Teliko

New Member
Was recently infected by the "Vista AntiVirus Pro 2010" virus and in the end, had to run a boot scan with avast to get rid of it. Virus is clear now but no program is working correctly. Every single program on my computer is asking for you to locate the file like in the screenshot below. And if I close the program and re-open, I'll need to find it all over again every time. For the love of god, help me!


 

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richc46

Vista Guru
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Try this Go to search, type in default programs. Once there click associate programs. Inside, set up the programs with the correct way to access them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Teliko

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lul funny story, it popped up again even when I clicked Default Programs from the search menu, but I got it anyway. .exe isn't in the list. I can understand why but just to make it more clear, it isn't with actual files e.g songs or videos this is occuring with, but with the actual programs themselves such as Firefox, Windows Media Player, MSN etc.
 

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richc46

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Teliko

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Yeah I was thinking about system restoring alright, but was slightly put off it as while I had the virus, I tried to system restore and when the laptop booted up again, nothing would start other then a black backround, the virus and a notice saying "system restore failed for reason unknown." But would you think it should be ok now? I'd be restoring back to when I didn't have Avast, as I got it prior to Nortons failure in detecting the virus but I could always just re-download that anyway.
 

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richc46

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If it were my computer I would give it a full virus scan and then download this

Malwarebytes.org

and scan again.

If clean I would go back far enough with System Restore to make sure that the date was prior to any virus.

Now try system restore, If you canno,t try in safe mode. You know hit f8 rapidy during boot.

While you try that I will get some other doucmention for the next step if the above does not work

Hope you know, I wish you luck
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Ignore this post until your try all of the above

If the above does not work try this.

Using Last Known Good Configuration

When we are done do not worry about AVast

Go to the MS site and download Microsoft Security essentials.

Its free and good. Use it in conjuction with the Malwarebytes that I already told you about.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

stoneys-nutz

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) [email protected]
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

Teliko

New Member
I ran a comprehensive scan earlier today and everything seems to be fine. Was about to follow that SFC tutorial and well... pressed Windows + R to start Run. Typed in cmd and got the following. o_O


 

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richc46

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I ran a comprehensive scan earlier today and everything seems to be fine. Was about to follow that SFC tutorial and well... pressed Windows + R to start Run. Typed in cmd and got the following. o_O

Type cmd in search, if that is the way you want to start. Then right click on the cmd and run as adminstrator, do not hit enter.

If you cannot get it to work, return to the instructions that I have provided
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Teliko

New Member
Type cmd in search, if that is the way you want to start. Then right click on the cmd and run as adminstrator, do not hit enter.
This does work, but I've never had any troubles running cmd via Run prior to the virus. Is it possible it simply just changed some setting on my computer giving me less administrative rights?
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
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Doing the CMD, will not hurt, but it was my opinion from the beginning, that more is needed. Try the SFC, if you are happy with the results fine, IF there are still problems we have to go back to my suggestiions.

Whether its less adminsitrative rights or something else, the virus made changes, which we want to correct.

Bottom line, you will get back to normal.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Teliko

New Member
I've got to go for a short time now so I'll set the computer to system restore while I'm away and get back to you with the results. But thanks for the help so far, I appreciate it.
 

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richc46

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You are very welcome, we are all friends, here at the forum.

If I am not available when you get back, and if another member does not take my place, I will post asap.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Are you certain that you went back far enough before the problem/virus started?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If the above answer is yes, try this

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html?ltr=R

Hopefully it will correct exe

If that does not help, run it several times. If still does not help, uninstall the programs as instructed previously with Revo and then install. Try it with only one program and see what happens. If no success report back. If it works do it with all the programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Teliko

New Member
The command to enter from the tutorial didn't seem to work but I found a similar one by typing "sfc /scannow" and got this result

Code:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was 
unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

The system file repair changes will take effect after the next reboot.
Restarting now :P
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Run that another two times, if the results are the same do the repair install, with the DVD, as I indicated, previously.

Scannow fixes only one file at a time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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