VIRUS please help or Trojan

Sweethoney - Jun 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM
 Sweethoney - Jun 22, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Can anyone help i cant get access to the internet at all on my computer I'm using Windows XP and my anti virus is saying i have a virus on it as i am using my friends computer at the moment to do this message, i even run an virus scan and it says it is save and no virus or items are detected at all, it is popped up on the screen and wont go away even if i close it it opens back up again and says i need to buy this software to remove it my computer is running very slow but no internet at all. i have AVAST but this pop up virus or malware is hard to remove. i even tried system restore and wont work at all and its Smart Fortress 2012 that i cant remove.


2 replies

jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Try this 1

1) When you switch ON your computer, start tapping the "F8" key to get

"Windows Advanced Options"( if boot menu appears, press "Esc" key and keep

tapping the F8 key)

Select "Safe Mode With Networking"

2) When the desktop appears then

Right click on the "Internet Explorer" icon --> Click on "Properties" --> Click on

"Connections" tab --> Click on LAN settings button. In that window uncheck all

the options, if you notice any option selected.

3) Download the applications from the below link.

Run the rkill which will terminate the malicious processes. Wait for the process to

get completed. Then, install the "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware", update it and

perform "Full Scan".

Good Luck.
Hello, jack4rall

i shut it down n got into safe mode with networking and now only the trojan appears on the screen nothing else i cant get to nor the internet
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Try this 1
Download the above given files from an another PC, copy to your clean pen drive and then perform the above given steps.
After performing the above given steps
Click on the below link
Follow the instructions given under "Diagnosis"
Good Luck
Thank you for the help Gervarod i know its been remove off here but i got it in my email and i followed the steps it removed it and now my computer is safe and clean of Malware now. But i did download malwarebytes and did a full scan with that and it found some more too and removed them.

And jack4rall thank you but Gervarod way to remove it was better and faster.
Gervarod Posts 306 Registration date Saturday March 27, 2010 Status Member Last seen June 8, 2014 21
Jun 21, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Hello, Sweethoney

Due to what i read on your post i delt with this ages ago but with a different Rogue Trojan. Please go and download Combofix from, once downloaded on ur friends computer put it on a pindrive(USB) or burn it to a blank CD-Rom Disc. and then shut down your computer and then press F8 key or F10 key i think one of them, insert the disc or pindrive(USB) and boot up from there to get access to combofix on your computer, once done follow the steps it tells you to do....... Regards Gervarod also let us know how it worked too if it got rid of it.

Using ComboFix

If you need help with malware removal, then please create a topic at one of the forums listed later in the guide and ask for help. Please note that each forum has different policies, so please be sure to read any pinned topics and rules for the particular forum about how you should go about receiving help. If a ComboFix log has been requested by a helper then please create one by following the instructions below.

The first thing you should do is print out this guide, as we will close all the open windows and programs, including your web browser, before starting the ComboFix program.

Next you should download ComboFix from the following URL:

ComboFix Download Link
To download ComboFix, click the link above, and at the page that opens, please click on the download link for ComboFix. When you click on the link you will see a download prompt similar to the one below.

Download ComboFix Prompt

Click on the Save button, and when it asks you where to save it, make sure you save it directly to your Windows Desktop. An image showing this is below.

Downloading ComboFix to the Desktop

When you have the Save as screen configured to save ComboFix.exe to the Desktop, click on the Save button. ComboFix will now start downloading to your computer. If you are on a dialup, this may take a few minutes. When ComboFix has finished downloading you will now see an icon on your desktop similar to the one below.

ComboFix Icon

We are almost ready to start ComboFix, but before we do so, we need to take some preventative measures so that there are no conflicts with other programs when running ComboFix. At this point you should do the following:

Close all open Windows including this one.
Close or disable all running Antivirus, Antispyware, and Firewall programs as they may interfere with the proper running of ComboFix. Instructions on disabling these type of programs can be found in this topic.
Once these two steps have been completed, double-click on the ComboFix icon found on your desktop. Please note, that once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall. In fact, when ComboFix is running, do not touch your computer at all. The scan could take a while, so please be patient.

Once you double-click on the icon, you may see a screen similar to the one below.

Windows Open File Security Warning

Windows is issuing this prompt because ComboFix does not have a digital signature. This is perfectly normal and safe and you can click on the Run button to continue. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, and receive UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Yes button.

You will now see the ComboFix disclaimer screen as shown below.

ComboFix Disclaimer

Please read through the disclaimer and if you do not agree to it, then please click on the Cancel button to exit the program. Otherwise, to continue you should click on the I agree button. If you clicked on I Agree, ComboFix will now install itself on to your computer. When it is done, a blue screen will appear as shown below.

ComboFix is Preparing to Run

ComboFix is now preparing to run. When it has finished ComboFix will automatically attempt to create a System Restore point so that if any problems occur while using the program you can restore back to your previous configuration. When ComboFix has finished creating the restore point, it will then backup your Windows Registry as shown in the image below.

ComboFix is backing up the Windows Registry

Once the Windows Registry has finished being backed up, ComboFix will attempt to detect if you have the Windows Recovery Console installed. If you already have it installed, you can skip to this section and continue reading. Otherwise you will see the following message as shown below:

ComboFix Recovery Console

At the above message box, please click on the Yes button in order for ComboFix to continue. Please follow the steps and instructions given by ComboFix in order to finish the installation of the Recovery Console. Once it has finished installing, you will be presented with the screen shown below.

ComboFix Recovery Console Finished

You should now press the Yes button to continue. If at any time during the Recovery Console installation you receive a message stating that it failed to install, please allow ComboFix to continue with the scan of your computer. When it is done, and a log has been created, you can then perform the manual install of the Recovery Console using the steps found in the Manually installing the Windows Recovery Console section.

ComboFix will now disconnect your computer from the Internet, so do not be surprised or concerned if you receive any warnings stating that you are no longer on the Internet. When ComboFix has finished it will automatically restore your Internet connection.

ComboFix will now start scanning your computer for known infections. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.

ComboFix is scanning the computer for infections

While the program is scanning your computer, it will change your clock format, so do not be concerned when you see this happen. When ComboFix is finished it will restore your clock settings to their previous settings. You will also see the text in the ComboFix window being updated as it goes through the various stages of its scan. An example of this can be seen below.

Stages of the ComboFix AutoScan

At the time of this writing there are a total of 50 stages as shown in the image below, so please be patient. The amount of stages will go up as time goes on, so if the amount of stages is different when you run it, please do not be concerned.

34th Stage of the ComboFix AutoScan

When ComboFix has finished running, you will see a screen stating that it is preparing the log report as shown below.

ComboFix is preparing the log report

This can take a while, so please be patient. If you see your Windows desktop disappear, do not worry. This is normal and ComboFix will restore your desktop before it is finished. Eventually you will see a new screen that states the program is almost finished and telling you the programs log file, or report, will be located at C:\ComboFix.txt. This can be seen in the image below.

ComboFix is almost done!

When ComboFix has finished, it will automatically close the program and change your clock back to its original format. It will then display the log file automatically for you as shown below.

ComboFix Log File

You should now post this log as a reply to the topic where you were asked to run combofix. Your helper will now analyze this log and let you know what they would like you to do next. If you having problems connecting to the Internet after running Combofix, then please read the Manually restoring the Internet connection section.

It is possible that ComboFix, even on its first run, may have fixed the problems you are having. We strongly suggest that you still post your log into the topic that you are receiving help as you most likely will have infections left over that your helper will need to analyze further.

How to uninstall ComboFix

Please note that if you uninstall ComboFix it will also remove all backups and quarantines that were created when ComboFix scanned and cleaned your computer. Therefore, only uninstall ComboFix when you are a hundred percent sure that your computer is operating correctly and that you no longer need any of the files that were backed up or quarantined.

To uninstall ComboFix from Windows XP please perform the following steps:

Click on the Start button () and then select Run from the menu. This will open up the Run dialog box as shown in the image below:

Windows XP Run Dialog

In the Open: field type combofix /uninstall, as shown in the image above. Please note that there is a space between combofix and /uninstall. Once you have typed this in, click on the OK button. A Open File security warning will appear asking if you are sure you want to run ComboFix. Please click on the Run button to start the program.

ComboFix will now uninstall itself from your computer and remove any backups and quarantined files. When it has finished you will be greeted by a dialog box stating that ComboFix has been uninstalled. You can now delete the ComboFix.exe program from your computer. ComboFix has now been uninstalled from your Windows XP computer.