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I use malwarebytes as a malware remover. Since the virus problem, the scan starts working and then shuts down the program about 5-20 seconds into the scan. Then it can not run until reinstalled. The same is for ad-aware and spybot, both which i installed after I was aware of the problem.

I see a "b.exe" and I didn't recognize it so i googled it and it seems to be malware so I ended the process and tried scanning again but it had the same results.

I also don't know what "hijack this" is and i do not know what "safe mode" does.

I am on a Windows XP.

ALSO I was browsing the forums and saw someone recommend a program called "RootRepeal - Rootkit Detector" so i tried that and it scanned or did whatever for 20 seconds before shutting down.

So far the internet is working fine.

What do I do?

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