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Well the day before I downloaded malwarebytes on this website because I thought I probably had a few viruses because my laptop was running slower than usual, It found quite a few registry errors and like 6 trojans. Probably about 15 items in all. Well it then prompted me if i wanted to remove the

viruses. Of course I hit yes remove and delete. It did that and asked me to restart my laptop so I did. and now everythings weird. Like the toolbar at the bottom is not like the Windows 7 toolbar anymore, It looks like some XP version toolbar with it solid white grayish color. I can't connect to the

internet and when I try to restore to a point like yesterday system restore says " System restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system, A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application event log for more information. (0x80042302)"

When I go to internet connections it shows that there's none, doesn't say it but shows nothing. I can't even see my internet connections thing. What's wrong? anyone got any tips?

Thanks! - kev

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Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes, assasinkev42:

Sorry to hear that your computer is infected.

I'm sure you are understandably frustrated and anxious to get back up and running.

The problems you are experiencing most likely result not from MBAM per se, but from the malware's having corrupted or infected important OS files.

Alas, we cannot work on malware detection or removal in this general PC help forum.

However, the following information will help you get started on the cleaning process & restoring your computer to full function.

Excellent, self-help troubleshooting info for getting MBAM to run on an infected machine can be found here.

And there are specific, self-help malware removal instructions here.

If you would like expert assistance with cleaning your system, there are 3 support options from which to choose:

  • Option 1 -- Free, Expert advice in the Malware Removal Forum
  • Option 2 -- Free support for paying customers using MBAM PRO -- Contact MBAM Support via email
  • Option 3 -- Premium, Fee-Based Support


As we don't deal with malware removal in this PC Help Forum, you need to start a topic in the Malware Removal forum so that a qualified helper can help you fix any malware related problems/infections you may have.

  • First, please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete.
  • If the infection has so crippled the computer that you cannot follow most/all of the requested steps, then please just proceed as advised below:
  • Then please post a NEW topic here.
  • When posting your new thread, please make sure that, under "options", you select Track this topic and choose Immediate Email Notification, so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.
  • One of the expert helpers there will give you free, one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.
  • Please refrain from making any further changes to your computer such as (Install/Uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc...) unless advised by a malware removal helper. Doing so can result in system changes which may hinder the attempts by a helper to clean your machine.

IMPORTANT NOTE:Please DO NOT post back to your topic or "bump" it within the first 48 hours.

Replying to your own posts changes the post count from zero. Helpers are looking for topics with zero replies. If you reply to your own post, helpers may think that you're already being helped and thus may overlook your post. This will only delay your obtaining assistance.

  • o If there is no reply from any experts after 48 hours, you can reply to the topic, asking for help again.
    o You may send a Private Message to a Moderator asking for assistance.


Alternatively, as a paying customer using MBAM PRO, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org or here.


If you would like to use the Malwarebytes Premium Services (Comprehensive solutions to all your computer support needs -- from installation and set-up to troubleshooting and tune-ups), please go to the Malwarebytes Premium Services support site.

Please be patient -- someone will assist you as soon as it is possible.

Thanks very much!


PS: Please use the zMn2t.jpg button instead of other ones when you reply here and at the other forums, so that it will be easier to read. :)

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