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January 10, 2011 4:37:00 PM

Hello,

Can anyone tell me how I can execute a spyware program before Window's loads its operating system. I know I can run in safe mode, but I would like to set up a process without having to do that.
a c 228 $ Windows 7
January 10, 2011 5:24:31 PM

I don't think anyone here is going to give you the info needed to mess up another person's computer.
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January 10, 2011 5:56:55 PM

I have spyware on my PC and I am trying to remove it. I am not trying to sabotage it. I was able to run the system successfully in safemode, but I do not want to run that way all the time.
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January 10, 2011 6:03:31 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
I don't think anyone here is going to give you the info needed to mess up another person's computer.



Hi Hawkeye,

I am not trying to get spyware onto the machine, I am trying to run an anti-spyware program to remove the spyware. Sorry I did not word that correctly before. When I first run the anti-spyware program, some spyware cannot be removed because it is already in memory.
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January 10, 2011 6:25:36 PM

Start your computer in safe mode ( F8 at boot ). Run Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy and your anti virus program while in safe mode. If that does not fix it then you will probably have to reinstall Windows.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

( I do not enable the 2 resident protections offered by Spybot as I find them intrusive. Just do not check the boxes during install. )
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January 10, 2011 8:23:35 PM

anort3 said:
Start your computer in safe mode ( F8 at boot ). Run Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy and your anti virus program while in safe mode. If that does not fix it then you will probably have to reinstall Windows.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

( I do not enable the 2 resident protections offered by Spybot as I find them intrusive. Just do not check the boxes during install. )


Hi amort, I know I can go into safemode, I did not want to do that everytime I ran Spybot though. I was hoping to run Spybot before Windows actually loads.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 2:27:33 AM

The only reason to even run it in safe mode is if you are infected with something and know it is not being removed running it in normal mode. Malwarebytes and Spybot will clean most computers when combined with a good antivirus program.

I have used Avira for years now and never had a problem. Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG are also all good free solutions.

You can not run these programs before Windows loads as far as I know although the antivirus program may check memory as Windows is loading.
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January 11, 2011 10:32:02 AM

Thanks Anort,

That's what I was afraid of.
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a c 228 $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 10:46:18 AM

Also, most antivirus/malware programs have a scan on boot option.
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January 20, 2011 3:37:11 AM

I am looking for the answer as well. Computer is seriously infected.
Malwarebytes will run and eliminate things in Safe mode.
Once booted in normal mode, the malware returns and will not allow ANY software to run. Immeadiately shuts the opening software.
Superantispyware and Malwarebytes will not allow you to load and scan upon start up without purchasing the software. :??: 
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Shannon
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 3:38:09 AM

shannons69 said:
I am looking for the answer as well. Computer is seriously infected.
Malwarebytes will run and eliminate things in Safe mode.
Once booted in normal mode the malware returns and will not allow ANY software to run, Imeadiately shuts the openng software.
Superantispyware and Malwarebytes will not allow you to load and scan upon start up without purchasing the software. :??: 
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Shannon



Reinstall Windows.
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January 20, 2011 3:42:54 AM

anort3 said:
Reinstall Windows.


Thanks but I don't give up that easily. ;-)
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 3:48:33 AM

I would. If Malwarebytes in safe mode don't kill it you are screwed. Try Spybot Search and Destroy too. Reinstalling Windows although a pain will save you hours of frustration.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 4:56:50 AM

There are many ways to boot off a Live CD or USB thumb drive and run an AV scan without the WinOS being booted.
Try AVG Rescue CD. It's a free download and you can burn the image to a CD or an USB thumb drive, boot to a utility program that will let you run an AVG without the malware infection being able to 'protect' itself.
Several other Anti-Virus companies offer similar options.
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a c 228 $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 6:57:11 PM

Avast is free and has a scan on boot option.
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January 21, 2011 4:30:54 AM

Thank you very much for all of your replies, I will connect with her hopefully this weekend (She is in Georgia and I - California) and I WILL come back and let you know of our success and which method killed the nasty little buggers. :D 

Shannon
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January 23, 2011 6:14:01 AM

Well it is gone :D  Back to safe mode & ran Rkill to terminate active malware. Ran scan with malwarebytes - superantispyware and finished off with Spybot S&D. Changed the lan settings from proxy to auto detect & blasted corrupt hosts file, replaced with Spybot S&D hosts file.

Downloaded and installed Avast as McAfee was completely corrupted..... :bounce:  :D  :sol:  :whistle:  All is well...

Thanks again for the input...

Shannon
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