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Virus 101010


onthelimit1
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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?

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KRONOS the First

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

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onthelimit1

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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.

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john bunyan

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

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onthelimit1

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

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onthelimit1

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

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KRONOS the First

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

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john bunyan

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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.

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onthelimit1

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Thanks - have done.

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

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