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winspool.drv malware problem [Solved]


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omiemiemie

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I tried downloading reimage repair, spybot and sdfix first, but I can't run them.. This winspool.drv not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error "bad image" keeps on appearing.. I can't open my firefox, safari, skype, excel, notepad, and other files because of this..

I think the virus was acquired on a pc shop where we tried to print for a file.. Luckily, internet is still accessible through internet explorer.. I tried OTL and all the versions was not working..

Exehelper.com worked though, and saved a log, but can't open it because the winspool.drv error doesn't want me to open notepad.. I tried to attach it here though.. Maybe you can read it.. Need help removing this malware.. That's why I am here.. Hoping to get a response.. Thank you.. :)

-using windows vista if that info helps..
Edit: also using a compaq presario cq50-209nr notebook if that helps..

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Edited by omiemiemie, 04 January 2014 - 11:08 PM.

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Hi omiemiemie, :)

:welcome:

My name is Valinorum and I will be the acolyte today. Before we proceed, please, acknowledge yourself the following(s):

  • Please do not create any new threads on this while we are working on your system as it wastes another volunteer's time. If you are being helped/have solved the issue/no longer wish to continue, notify me in your reply and I will quickly close this thread. Failing to comply will result in denial of future assistance.
  • Please do not install any new software while we are working on this system as it may hinder our process.
  • Malware removal is a complicated process so don't stop following the steps even if the symptoms are not found. Keep up with me until I declare you clean.
  • Please do not try to fix anything without being ask.
  • Please do not attach your logs or put them inside code/quote tags. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post unless directed otherwise.
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I ask for your forbearance as I plan a fix for your. Also, never attach the log as it makes them hard to construe.

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Hi omiemiemie, :)

  • Step #1
    • Click on Start
    • Click on All Programs >> Accessories
    • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
    • Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.
    • At the Command Prompt C:\Windows\System32> type in the following exactly:
    • cd c:\
    • Then depress the Enter/Return key, then type in the following exactly:
    • sfc /scannowNote: The is a space between c and /
  • Then depress the Enter/Return key.
Note: This may take awhile to finish. When completed close the Administrator Command Prompt window, via typing Exit then depress the Enter/Return key.
 

  • Step #2 Scan with OTL
    Delete your current copy of OTL.
  • Please download OldTimer's Listit from one of the following locations and save it to your Desktop.
    Download Link 1
    Download Link 2
    Downlaod LInk 3
  • Copy and Paste the following code inside the Custom Scans/Fixes box;
    netsvcs
    BASESERVICES
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    dir "%systemdrive%\*" /S /A:L /C
    /md5start
    services.*
    explorer.exe
    winlogon.exe
    Userinit.exe
    svchost.exe
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
  • Click the Quick Scan button;
  • After the scan two logs will be produced;
  • Copy and paste the content of the logs in your next reply

 

  • Required Log(s):
  • OTL.txt;
  • Extras.txt

Regards,
Valinorum
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omiemiemie

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Thank you for your response Valinorum.. Unfortunately I already gave it for other people to do so I won't be able to do as you ask.. I'm still thankful for your kind response.. Kindly close the thread as you please.. Forgive me it took this long since I was also busy.. :)
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Roger.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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