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FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

Hello,

Starting yesterday, FLVTube player and Registry Booster (from Uniblue) were automatically installed into my WinXP machine from somewhere. While those programs were installed, the mouse cursor moved from left to right continuously. It basically took over the control and I couldn't close or kill the installation program. I can uninstall them successfully but the installation kick-in after a while.

I scanned my PC using Mcafee and Microsoft Malware Removal Tool and didn't find anything.

Anyone has any idea what they are and how to remove them?

Thanks,

 

Ken

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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

Bad news here:)

My WinXP won't boot anymore. When I powered cycle it, the Dell logo displayed and the bar below it did completed but after that, it's a black screen with the cursor blinking on the upper left hand corner. It stayed there forever. I am not sure if this is related to the FLV Tube Malware installation problem I mentioned. My wife saw the FLV Tube installation unexpectedly ~12:30pm and then left the PC on with network connection till I came back around 7pm. And that is when I saw.

I ran the diagnostic tool from Dell to check the HDD and all tests passed.

What can I do to recover the data and make it boot?

Thanks,

Ken

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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

No, not good news.  It is not good to leave a computer with a network connection while there is malware on the system. When that happens the infection is in control. Can you get into Safemode?


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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

I tried that. Only F2 (Setup Menu) and F12 (Boot Menu), pressing F8 had no response.

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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

In that case, I hope you have good backups of your important files, and that your Recovery Console has been installed.

(You have to repeatedly tap F8 for Safemode while the computer boots, rather than press the key. I assume you did that correctly.)

Are you able to boot from your Windows XP CD?

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

or

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/rconsole.htm

In addition here you will find general info describing the different types of restoring a Dell computer:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&docid=58E26A65A4388E...

 


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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

Unfortunately, I didn't create any backup before. I can boot from WinXP CD and go into the Recovery Console but cannot get to my data directory because no read permission to other directories except Windows. However, I was able to get the AVG Rescue CD to boot into Linux and mount the HDD to access my data.

My plan will be to copy all my data files to a flash drive and resintall WinXP on the top.

I looked at the link you provided for restoring Dell computer but not sure if it will work for my Vostro 400 computer and will try. The worst case would be to re-install WinXP from scratch and reload all drivers.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Ken

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Good plan. I'll keep my fingers crossed that all goes well. emoticon.Yes.title


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Re: FLVTube Player Virus/Malware Removal

So far, I've worked with 3 computers with this issue. 2 out of the 3, adding a new user and removing the affected user fixed the issue.

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