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Parasite-please help with this XPGuardian 2010

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gogero, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Gogero

    Gogero Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things seem to
    working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or Remove
    Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    Application not found.
    Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not found.
    Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    Many Thanks,
    Gogero
    --
    Gerard
     
  2. Schloicka

    Schloicka Flightless Bird

    "Gogero" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things seem to
    > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or Remove
    > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    > Application not found.
    > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not found.
    > Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    > Many Thanks,
    > Gogero
    > --
    > Gerard


    Try downloading Malwarebytes and Superantispyware programs.
     
  3. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "Gogero" <Gogero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:95977CD1-8F77-4F5D-9268-2E920475CB52@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things
    > seem to
    > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or
    > Remove
    > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    > Application not found.
    > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not
    > found.
    > Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    >


    Removal directions here:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010

    Use the program....MBAM, and the registry file...FixExe.reg, following
    the instructions on the web page.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     
  4. slapchop1

    slapchop1 Flightless Bird

    superantispyware removed xp guardian: http://www.superantispyware.com/


    "Gogero" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things seem to
    > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or Remove
    > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    > Application not found.
    > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not found.
    > Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    > Many Thanks,
    > Gogero
    > --
    > Gerard
     
  5. Gogero

    Gogero Flightless Bird

    Hi Thanks for your respone
    Microsoft Essentials after an update apparently did remove the XPGuardian
    hoax/infection. However there seems to be some damage left behind..I cannot
    access many of my programs like I used to. eg clicking on ADD OR REMOVE
    PROGRAMs I get this center screen saying...

    C:/Windows\System32\rundll\\32.exe
    Application Not Found.

    Other programs like Word and Access. message appears App NoT Found.

    Other programs ask What program do you want to open this file and give 15
    options..have tried a couple dont know which to click on ...to no avail. eg.
    my canon zoombrowser wont open . Same with Super anti Spware ...dont know
    which option to open with...this never happened before...I would just click
    and it would open.
    How serious and what to do...Do I need to do a system restore or Hijack this
    or what....Please help...Thanks .
    Gogero

    original message below
    Hi,
    I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things seem to
    working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or Remove
    Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    Application not found.
    Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not found.


    Gogero.




    --
    Gerard


    "glee" wrote:

    > "Gogero" <Gogero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:95977CD1-8F77-4F5D-9268-2E920475CB52@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things
    > > seem to
    > > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or
    > > Remove
    > > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    > > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    > > Application not found.
    > > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not
    > > found.
    > > Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    > >

    >
    > Removal directions here:
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010
    >
    > Use the program....MBAM, and the registry file...FixExe.reg, following
    > the instructions on the web page.
    > --
    > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    > A+
    > http://dts-l.net/
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Gogero wrote:
    > Hi Thanks for your respone
    > Microsoft Essentials after an update apparently did remove the XPGuardian
    > hoax/infection. However there seems to be some damage left behind..I cannot
    > access many of my programs like I used to. eg clicking on ADD OR REMOVE
    > PROGRAMs I get this center screen saying...
    >
    > C:/Windows\System32\rundll\\32.exe


    Is that C:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe actually?

    > Application Not Found.
    >
    > Other programs like Word and Access. message appears App NoT Found.
    >
    > Other programs ask "What program do you want to open this file" and give 15
    > options.. have tried a couple don't know which to click on.. to no avail. e.g.
    > my Canon Zoom browser won't open. Same with SuperantiSpyware.. don't know
    > which option to open with.. this never happened before.. I would just click
    > and it would open.
    > How serious and what to do? Do I need to do a system restore or Hijackthis
    > or what? Please help. Thanks.
    > Gogero
    >
    > original message below
    > Hi,
    > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However, though things seem to
    > working fine, some things are odd. e.g., when I try to access 'Add or Remove
    > Programs' the following center screen appears
    > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe


    Is that C:/Windows\System32\rundll32.exe actually?

    > Application not found.
    > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access see the same, app not found.
    >
    >
    > Gogero.


    Download this Avira Antivir Rescue System program to a working machine.
    It will burn a CD image to a blank CD. It's updated a few times per
    day. Insert the CD into the damaged machine and let it do a scan of
    your system. Before starting the scan, select "Configuration" and set
    to repair or rename the infected files. Sometimes your machine won't
    restart after such a repair process, so you might want to save needed
    files to another system before using this. If you can't, then you can
    move the hard drive to another machine to copy needed files. You can do
    that before, or after this scan.

    http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html

    Then run these:

    Malwarebytes© Corporation
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

    SuperAntispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

    You can try some of the CD's mentioned at the following site.
    BitDefender was my favorite, but if the infected machine can't connect
    to the internet to get updates, Avira comes with current virus
    definitions. Also, some of these just won't run on some systems,
    perhaps because there's no drivers available for some system devices,
    motherboard, graphics card, etc. So try a few of these till you find
    one that works:

    Burn BitDefender, or another program listed at the link below, to a CD
    (using a working machine) and test the infected machine with it.
    BitDefender also has a Rootkit checker on the Linux Desktop; run it if
    you think that's the problem:

    http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/

    Download the executable rather than the .iso image, if one is available,
    (though no .exe is available for BitDefender).

    After the scan is run, if you elect to quarantine files, they're
    quarantined to RAM and lost after you reboot. You'll need to copy any
    quarantined files to the hard drive, a thumb drive or elsewhere before
    exiting.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  7. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    <sigh> So you ignored my direction to follow the instructions on the web
    page I linked.......so you didn't use the FixExe.reg file on that web
    page......so you are still complaining that you are getting the error
    message that the FixExe.reg file was posted to try to fix.

    AGAIN, follow the instructions on the web page I posted......that
    INCLUDES merging the FixExe.reg file, and then installing and running
    MBAM to remove any remnants of the infection.....REGARDLESS of whether
    MSE got rid of the infected files. If after you have followed those
    instructions, you still have the issue you describe, I can give you a
    further .reg file to repair the .exe association problem.

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/


    "Gogero" <Gogero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AFC9664D-5411-4F9F-BE34-CCA61189F3C3@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Thanks for your respone
    > Microsoft Essentials after an update apparently did remove the
    > XPGuardian
    > hoax/infection. However there seems to be some damage left behind..I
    > cannot
    > access many of my programs like I used to. eg clicking on ADD OR
    > REMOVE
    > PROGRAMs I get this center screen saying...
    >
    > C:/Windows\System32\rundll\\32.exe
    > Application Not Found.
    >
    > Other programs like Word and Access. message appears App NoT Found.
    >
    > Other programs ask What program do you want to open this file and give
    > 15
    > options..have tried a couple dont know which to click on ...to no
    > avail. eg.
    > my canon zoombrowser wont open . Same with Super anti Spware ...dont
    > know
    > which option to open with...this never happened before...I would just
    > click
    > and it would open.
    > How serious and what to do...Do I need to do a system restore or
    > Hijack this
    > or what....Please help...Thanks .
    > Gogero
    >
    > original message below
    > Hi,
    > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other day. I
    > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though things
    > seem to
    > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or
    > Remove
    > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    > Application not found.
    > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app not
    > found.
    >
    >
    > Gogero.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Gerard
    >
    >
    > "glee" wrote:
    >
    >> "Gogero" <Gogero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:95977CD1-8F77-4F5D-9268-2E920475CB52@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > I have had this XPGuardian 2010 hoax invade my laptop the other
    >> > day. I
    >> > removed it with a Microsoft Essentials update. However though
    >> > things
    >> > seem to
    >> > working fine some things are odd eg when I try to access 'Add or
    >> > Remove
    >> > Programs' the forllowing center screen appears
    >> > C:/ Windows \ system 32 \ rundll32.exe
    >> > Application not found.
    >> > Some Microsoft programs like Word and Access seem the same ...app
    >> > not
    >> > found.
    >> > Some one told me its serious. Can someone help ?
    >> >

    >>
    >> Removal directions here:
    >> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010
    >>
    >> Use the program....MBAM, and the registry file...FixExe.reg,
    >> following
    >> the instructions on the web page.
    >> --
    >> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    >> A+
    >> http://dts-l.net/
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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