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Thanks guys. Restarted Windows and it's saying that ewakulad.dll is missing which I guess is better than AVG hitting me with constant warnings.
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I doubt this will be the end of your woes, keep us updated!
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Disable AVG while Malwarebytes is running, or run it in Safe Mode, with AVG shut out.
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post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by kmss1 View Post
Disable AVG while Malwarebytes is running, or run it in Safe Mode, with AVG shut out.
^^This. Remove, or at least disable, AVG. Run Malwarebytes in safe mode. Run Malwarebytes in normal mode. Once the virus is removed, completely uninstall AVG and install Microsoft Security Essentials over it. Good luck!
post #15 of 23
Download Avast and do a boot time virus scan.
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post #16 of 23
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Thanks guys. Restarted Windows and it's saying that ewakulad.dll is missing which I guess is better than AVG hitting me with constant warnings.
That is a good sign. that file was created by the virus and was set to auto run. the fact that the OS cannot find it means it was cleaned out by the AV scan and is no longer available. Just run a good registry cleaner when everything is said and done like Glary Utilities to get rid of all that stupid crap.


Always keep Malwarebytes on hand and keep it updated, and remember it can be run in safe Mode if needed. After a full MB scan, get that AVG out of there and install Microsoft Security Essentials. Then run a full scan with MSE to get any leftovers that Malwarebytes missed.

On a side note, I own a PC repair biz so I do this crap all day long. After Malwarebytes had gotten so good and after MSE came out, I no longer need to do all the extra stuff that I needed to do before for real tough pests like Hijackthis scans and Autorun scans. I don't ever even have to do the Avast pre-boot scans for services that start before the AV kicks in. Needless to say virus jobs have gotten a lot more lucrative lately. It is so much faster to run scans on the customer's machine using these 2 tools than to pull their hard drive and stick it on a dedicated scanner machine.

EDIT: You also need to check your boot paths in MSCONFIG to make sure the virus didn't install a bogus recovery partition. Then go into your connection properties and make sure the virus did not put you on a proxy. (if you cannot connect to the internet after cleaning, then this is surely what has happened) If you need help doing either of these steps, then PM me and I will walk you through it real quick.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 12/24/10 at 11:07am
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post #17 of 23
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Thanks everyone REP+ handed out
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post #18 of 23
Let us know how it comes out... If all else fails, repartition and reload!
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post #19 of 23
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Found some "friends" in my start-up and reran Malwarebytes which cleared.



(Ignore the red in the second SS)

Not sure how I managed to get into this... :/
Edited by BlankThis - 12/24/10 at 1:14pm
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post #20 of 23
boot to another hdd, and run av that way, ive had to remove virus that way off friends and familys pc's
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