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abi-aurora infects me - help please [RESOLVED]


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Firefox, netscape and IE all work. It's just that the IE.exe file is hidden so I cant choose it to open saved web pages. How can I change it from hidden to unhidden?

Windows media player is not even listed in the add/remove programs list in normal and safe mode.
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Does the folder exsist? and can u delete in when in safe mode?


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Yes, folder exists, I just deleted it in safe mode. I rebooted in normal mode and it has reappeared, but it is completelly empty. I cannot delete this folder in normal mode.

I get same error message when I try to reinstall WMP 10.
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Whats the exact message when you try to install media player?



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"Windows Media Technologies"
"This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft web site."

Then it gives me a CANCEL or DETAILS option. Clicking DETAILS just takes me to the WINDOWS HELP & SUPPORT CENTER saying the same above message. If I click again on "INFORMATION", it just takes me to the download page of microsoft windows media player.
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Go to My Computer >Tools >Folder Options >View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing / visible. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option.

Go to start>my computer>Local Disk C:>windows>system32 folder. See if you can locate this file.

wmploc.dll



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wmploc.dll is NOT in the c:windows\system32 folder. I did a search for it and it is in C:WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.
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Right click and copy it from C:WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder and then paste it in the system 32 folder. then try downloading MWM again

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That did it, I was able to reinstall WMP 10. I guess it was missing wmploc.dll in the system32 folder.

Thanks again
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Outstanding.

Hows eveyrthing else runnning?


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Everything is running great. No problems, thanks.
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Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Ensure you rehide your “hidden files and folders” back to the way they were.

Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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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