If you can download the tools below on your current computer, and get them to work, then fine, but frequently the problem malware prevents the programs from running correctly. If that's the case, then download ALL of the tools below on a friend or family member's, CLEAN computer and copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer them to the problem machine.
First, after transferring it to the problem machine, run the following tool to help allow the removal programs below to run. (courtesy of Grinler at BleepingComputer.com)
There are 3 different versions. If one of them won't run then try to run the other one. Be patient.... as a black window should open, then close after finding all the background programs.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.
IMMEDIATELY after running the "Rkill" tool above, run/install the Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware installer and update files from the links below which you've also copied to a CD or flash drive, and transfered to the problem machine. Do NOT restart the computer after running Rkill.
Once downloaded and before transferring Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.
Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
Next, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
And after that, if everything's fine by you can't connect to the internet, then follow the procedures below to check your network "proxy" settings.
Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.
Hope this helps.......
If someone could please give me some tips, I would be grateful.
I have a Windows Vista laptop...bought it around 2008.
I turned on my computer one day and the screen said it was performing a disk check (CHKDSK) and that it would restart so "please wait." It was left on for about 8 hours and did not restart. I unplugged my computer and turned it on. Now here are the problems:
1. Help and Support has been disabled.
2. Cannot connect to the internet.
3. Firewall has been disabled. Tried to turn it on and it won't work.
4. Cannot get any automatic updates.
5. System restore is not working.
6. Basically nothiing is working.
My screen looks normal, I can log onto my programs like Itunes and Microsoft word and such, but...
There is something that did catch my eye...on my taskbar on the right hand side, there is a tiny icon that looks like a tan-colored padlock. Each time I click on it, it disappears, even when i hover over it with my arrow, there is no information, and I also cannot right-click on it.
I have done everything possible besides install new hardware from a disk (I don't have one).
Any help would be appreciated. THANKS SO MUCH!