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.
I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton
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.