Virus 101010

  onthelimit1 17:47 PM 09 May 12

XP PC. Owner called by ‘Microsoft’ and allowed them to access his computer. When he (finally!) became suspicious, pulled the plug. On restart, a popup appeared with a 10min countdown running ‘You are infected by virus 101010 – computer will close down in 10mins’ . Ran MBAM etc, but no go. Finally cleared the countdown by running Combofix.

PC runs OK now, but a spurious popup appears after boot. If try to close it down, another appears ‘WARNING…’ etc which cannot be closed down. Its annoying. I can get rid of it by ending WScript.exe in Task Manager, so, any ideas please?

  KRONOS the First 18:17 PM 09 May 12

As far I can see Virus 101010 was little more than a prank. Virus 101010

  onthelimit1 18:55 PM 09 May 12

Yes, that's true back then, but this one was installed by the 'erberts in India and forced a shutdown after 10minsafter each boot. As I said, the remaining popup is more of a nuisance than anything, but I'd like to get rid of it before I hand the PC back if I can.

  john bunyan 19:11 PM 09 May 12

Have you tried a Restore to before the "infection" arose?

  onthelimit1 19:44 PM 09 May 12

Not yet, but I will. Thanks for reminding me!

  onthelimit1 19:54 PM 09 May 12

Thanks for the prompy, John - whatever 'India' downloaded has been removed by System Restore.

  KRONOS the First 20:03 PM 09 May 12

My apologies,I did not read your original post correctly.

  john bunyan 21:14 PM 09 May 12

Glad it worked but if there are any later restore points after the infection, don't forget to delete them and make a new one with the clean system.

  onthelimit1 21:34 PM 09 May 12

Thanks - have done.

prompy? Where's the edit button we were promised two years ago?


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