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n0vacaine

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    application cannot be executed. File xxxx is infected..
    « on: July 21, 2010, 08:06:49 AM »
    I keep getting that same error message over and over again. I don't know what to do. please help

    Dr Jay

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    Re: application cannot be executed. File xxxx is infected..
    « Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 01:11:38 PM »
    Hello, and welcome to Computer Hope.

    Please note the following information about the malware forum:
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    Please download and run RKill.

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    • Save it to your Desktop.
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    n0vacaine

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      Re: application cannot be executed. File xxxx is infected..
      « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 01:37:39 PM »
      Okay unfortunately i got a little impatient and followed the rules on someone else's topic who had the same problem. it was this post:

      http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,107477.0.html

      so I installed rkill. and then I installed SUPERantispyware and scanned and quarantined. I did the same with Malwarebytes Antimalware. I have the logs for both of those. But i don't know if i can get the past log for rkill. I don't know if the virus is gone or not. Sorry if i created more problems than necessary by doing that..

      also now the infection alerts are gone but my computer internet no longer works. It's connected but says ipv4 connectivity: internet
      ipv6 connectivity: no network access
      What should i do?

      Dr Jay

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      Re: application cannot be executed. File xxxx is infected..
      « Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 12:22:14 AM »
      Please run ComboFix.
      ~Dr Jay