I removed a virus without using a antivirus!!

I removed a virus without using a antivirus!!

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SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I got some lame virus that started a bunch of processes called winlogon running under system priveldges, and now I shall document my removal of this.I think that it was a backdoor or something since it didn't do anything noticable
1. I restarted my pc, but the stupid thing comes up, so I close my internet connection, and then check regedit and find the path of it in the startup registry. I tried to delete it but then it suddenly pops back up.
2. I go to the directory (c:/windows/system32/winlogon/winlogon.exe) and scan the program there for viruses, stupid virus program doesn't get it.
3. I try ending the processes then quickly delete the program, but i get the stupid critical system process error
4. I rename the file, then suddenly another clone of it pops up, so what do I do? I renamed it then before another clone popped up I quickly turned off the power to my pc, then I turned on my pc and it's fixed! I feel so proud of myself
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2010 Jul 8 at 05:18 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
I wouldn't be so sure that it is fixed: winlogon is a critical component. I imagine that originally the virus will have infected winlogon.exe and has now backed itself up to another part of the drive. Because if you have deleted all copies of winlogon, your computer won't start :p
 
 
2010 Jul 8 at 13:07 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Don't worry it's fixed
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2010 Jul 8 at 19:00 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6441
I noticed I had the same problem on all my computers!

So I did the same things you said and not only did it fix the computers' problems but cookies and sherbet came out!

So I got my computers all clean and a fantastic dessert!
 
 
2010 Jul 8 at 19:49 PDT
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
SRAW said:
Don't worry it's boken

 
 
2010 Jul 8 at 19:49 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
superjer said:
I noticed I had the same problem on all my computers!

So I did the same things you said and not only did it fix the computers' problems but cookies and sherbet came out!

So I got my computers all clean and a fantastic dessert!

I just tried, and didn't get any cookies/sherbert
Maybe I gotta restart my comp first for it to take effect, lemme try...
 
 
2010 Jul 8 at 20:02 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
superjer said:
I noticed I had the same problem on all my computers!

So I did the same things you said and not only did it fix the computers' problems but cookies and sherbet came out!

So I got my computers all clean and a fantastic dessert!


Cookies ?? None came out for me :(
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2010 Jul 8 at 20:02 PDT
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 583
295 ₧
I've also removed a virus without antivirus programs! I clicked the "my computer button", went to (C:) and pressed, in this order, Ctrl A, Ctrl Alt Del.

It took a while and now I'm on my other computer and waiting for it to restart itself to make sure it's working as it should.
Today's post brought to you by the letter: "heck".
 
 
2010 Jul 9 at 06:21 PDT
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4790
1,227 ₧
Did SRAW really just successfully troll DR? Wow! Way to go, SRAW!
 
 
2010 Jul 9 at 14:33 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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2010 Jul 9 at 17:11 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
 
 
2010 Jul 9 at 18:37 PDT
aaronjer
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Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4790
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You appeared to take his virus story seriously. As in, you believed he had a virus at some point.
 
 
2010 Jul 9 at 18:40 PDT — Ed. 2010 Jul 9 at 18:41 PDT
melloyellow582
The Original Portmanteau

Brisk.
2005 Mar 21 • 12861
666 ₧
Why am I still around?
 
 
2010 Jul 10 at 00:20 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
It's not like I made up my whole story just to troll on dr
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2010 Jul 10 at 02:35 PDT
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2010 Jul 10 at 02:41 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
aaronjer said:
You appeared to take his virus story seriously. As in, you believed he had a virus at some point.

As much is this is the internet on which disbelief should be the natural instinct, there was nothing particularly strange about his story. winlogon is often targeted by viruses, SRAW appears to download material which could be infected with viruses... Then "fixes" it by doing

HOLY SHIT was this some attempt to troll me right now?! You're so meta!
 
 
2010 Jul 10 at 08:04 PDT
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4790
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BUI KICHWA!
 
 
2010 Jul 10 at 22:11 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3079
-6 ₧
...1st?
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2010 Jul 11 at 07:05 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6441
I'd like to second BUI KICHWA.
 
 
2010 Jul 12 at 17:51 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Wtf is bui kawicha
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2010 Jul 12 at 22:23 PDT
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
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Tasty Br�twurst Medal
2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
Prolly another meme.
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2010 Jul 13 at 02:04 PDT
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
BUI KICHWA:
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2010 Jul 13 at 04:19 PDT
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
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2010 Jul 13 at 15:34 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Sprinkles, you've been a bit quiet recently. You're not cheating on us with another forum, are you?
 
 
2010 Jul 13 at 16:32 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6441
 
 
2010 Jul 13 at 18:42 PDT
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