Click on Start, click Run, and then type devmgmt.msc and click OK
On the View menu click on Show hidden devices
Browse to Non-Plug and Play Drivers and you should see something like TDSSserv.sys, TDSSspax.sys, gaopdxserv.sys, UACmxegjtve.sys
Highlight that driver and right click on it and select DISABLE - NOT uninstall.
Now RESTART your computer.
Download a copy of Malwarebytes but DO NOT run it yet.
Rename the downloaded installer file to any generic name such as your own name but keep the .EXE extension on the file and run it.
Once the program is installed go to the UPDATE tab and try to update the program if you can.
Then go to the SCANNER tab and run a Quick Scan and allow MBAM to fix anything found.
hi guys! my computer has been struggling with a virus for the past week or so, im normally good at sorting these out but this one just wont give up!
just to briefly outline my problem:
computer began freezing and wouldnt allow and antivirus (avg) or spybot or malwarebytes to run so i disconnected the internet and started using safemode but even then spybot, avg and superanti spyware wouldnt run. even when removed and re-installed from a flash drive
i tried the trick of changing the file name (which worked for malwarebytes) however wont work for spybot / superanti spyware or avg. which still will not run.
malwarebytes finds the file named; C:\Windows\system32\gaopdxcounter and deletes it everytime its found however as soon as i restart the computer its back there again and starting it in normal mode causes it to freeze.
id like to get tips on how to get superanti spyware to run as it prompts saying 'the system administrator has made changes to not allow this program to run (when trying to install) and spybot simply doesnt run at all or prompt anykind of message.
im sick of wasting hours everyday trying to get this clean and do not want to have to format my computer. if i can get this gaopdxcounter file to stop replicating i think i might be able to beat it!
pleeeeeease help if you can ive read many similar threads but none of the solutions have worked for me so far!
3 gb ram
pentium 4 3.2 ghz
ati 1650x pro graphics card