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MABM and other AV software run then stop and exe file is dead


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All,

I've run into one tough bit of Malware. It began when Avast (I have the free version) popped up saying there was a security issue. Once it did pop up it disabled Avast, both the resident piece and the executable file. After that, the waring came up that the computer was infected and I needed to click yes to fix it. This was obviously the "fake" AV at work. I then tried to run MBAM and it began to run then disappeared. It cause the exe file to become unusable (saying it couldn't be found or that I don't have the security rights) I tried to rename the MBAM exe file as a random name and as winlogin. Neither worked. I also tried pulling the MBAM directory from another machine, same problem.

After this I tried running every other AV - Anti-malware program I could think of, and each of them did the same (you name it I tried it). I tried to run Housecall (thinking an online program might work) Housecall began to run, then stopped. It then caused my internet explorer to get the same "locked out" status. I still have google chrome, but that's because I didn't try and download or run anything from there.

I then gave HiJack a go, so I could post a log file here in the forums. It ate that as well. It began to run, stopped, now the program gives an error when I try to run the exe file again. I have looked at all of the load and run processes in the registry (only one looked strange, and I deleted it) the processes that are running are all OK, but there are a few svchost entries that I'm sure contains my issue. I tried running process explorer, to see if I could get any deeper into what is running. It didn't even start, and locked the exe file.

I have done all of this starting in normal XP, and all of it also in safe mode. No luck at all. I tackled a bunch of these on different machines, including the one that just won't let you run exe files at all. This is a first for me. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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