July 30th, 2010, 04:40 AM
Yahoo Messenger Worm
My friend got this worm from YM by clicking a link sent out by one of her friends.
Now I'm fixing her computer. To my surprise, I cannot run an exe except for Firefox.
I cannot install Hijackthis. I cannot run msconfig or any anti virus. The worm closes it automatically.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
July 30th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Have you tried Safe Mode?
Originally Posted by zynder
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July 30th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Can you open a command prompt window? If so try starting a program from the command prompt. You can also try starting programs from the taskmanager. One of these tricks may get you around a hack of explorer. Another from explorer, a shift-Run As sometimes works to start a blocked exe
There is at least one trojan that adds a gazillion entries in a registry key that effectively blocks all exe programs.
If you haven't already seen it maybe this google search will be helpful.
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August 21st, 2010, 10:27 PM
Exactly what I was going to suggest. Boot into safemode, run MalwareBytes off a Flash Drive and you should be all clean.
Originally Posted by hiker
August 28th, 2010, 04:25 AM
If safe mode doesn't help, check under msconfing/starup programs to see if there's anything listed which shouldn't be there and disable it. You can also terminate unwanted processed from task manager.