Found 29th Dec 2009
Right, i have a virus on my netbook, but it wont let me access internet to download an antivirus programme. I was going to put AVG but never got round to it grrr!
How can i get it cleaned up?
On screen now says "application cannot be executed. The file npiptool.exe is infected"
Only thing i can get is a link to purchase antivirus pro for $50.
Any help will be HUGELY appreciated.

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Banned

It's spyware, use AdAware from here: lavasoft.com/ should get rid of it

Original Poster

Thanks for quick response, but i cant access the internet from the netbook?? If i type in address i get "Internet explorer warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer"

loulou;7364807

Thanks for quick response, but i cant access the internet from the … Thanks for quick response, but i cant access the internet from the netbook?? If i type in address i get "Internet explorer warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer"



can you use usb stick/external drive to load some AV?

Original Poster

Now got file regsvr32.exe is infected?

Right, I have had this exact virus. Follow these steps. Restart your netbook and when restarting press F8 continuosly whilst its starting. Open in safe mode and install malwarebytes. Run it, and then shut down and restart your computer. If you need any other help, let me know.

Put this on a pendrive malwarebytes.org/mba…php
and run it...
then re-boot your netbook

that should rid you of the malware that's blocking your internet access

Original Poster

cheers foxy - what a star!! just doing it. Where do i get malwarebytes from?

It may be worth pressing F8 as the pc starts and see if you can get it into safe mode with networking. From here trying getting internet access and whether you can install anything to try and resolve the issue. I would suggest malwarebytes if you can install it.

Original Poster

damnome - perfect! cheers for link

[QUOTE=loulou;7364870]cheers foxy - what a star!! just doing it. Where do i get malwarebytes from?[/Q

]here

Original Poster

Looks promising so far. Will rep you all when its up & running!!!

loulou;7364955

Looks promising so far. Will rep you all when its up & running!!!



remember to re-boot to finish removal... :thumbsup:

Banned

HUKD: 1 - Spyware: 0

DanJackson;7365008

HUKD: 1 - Spyware: 0



+1. In your face spyware.

Original Poster

WHOOP WHOOP, Back in business!!
5 trojans later.
Thanks so much everyone for help ;-)
Off now to rep ya all.

oh and dont use AVG, unless you want more virus trouble like this
av-comparatives.org/ima…pdf

read this and see which ones come out best

slackrat77;7365521

oh and dont use AVG, unless you want more virus trouble like … oh and dont use AVG, unless you want more virus trouble like thishttp://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdfread this and see which ones come out best



Just install avast, its free

loulou;7365384

WHOOP WHOOP, Back in business!!5 trojans later.Thanks so much everyone … WHOOP WHOOP, Back in business!!5 trojans later.Thanks so much everyone for help ;-)Off now to rep ya all.



Glad you got it sorted,
]MSE runs fast on my netbook and keep ]MBAM on there too! :thumbsup:

DAMNOME;7365621

Glad you got it sorted,]MSE runs fast on my netbook and keep ]MBAM on … Glad you got it sorted,]MSE runs fast on my netbook and keep ]MBAM on there too! :thumbsup:



get a decent firewall in there too

your router will only protect you when you're connected to it.

assumsing you're on a router/wifi connection and not mob bb.

or just pay a few quid for something decent like kaspersky.

avast is just a virus scanner, tho still miles better than AVG, who should have Norton's old crown now.

Glad you got it sorted. Another good trick is to ensure that you have the system restore is enabled. Do this through start/control panel/system. Then you can restore the laptop to a time before you got the virus. This can be done in safe mode, using the F8 technique mentioned earlier.

Original Poster

Ps can someone advise how to do the system restore^^
Ta x

in XP?
it's in control panel under system
click on recovery / restore and it will bring up a list of retore points.

Original Poster

Cheers for coming back!!
It happened again, i went through exactly as i did before, removed the trojans etc, but still denied internet access.
Any ideas??
I can see the system restore in control panel, but how do i activate and go back?

did you run Malwarebytes and then click to remove the trojans and then RESTART the netbook?

restarting is needed to finish the removal

Original Poster

yeah i did that.
In system,system restore,no links to restore points?

Original Poster

Any help from anyone???
Ive run malware and cleared it in safe mode - rebooted but now cant connect to internet, although internet is connected?

slackrat77;7365521

oh and dont use AVG, unless you want more virus trouble like … oh and dont use AVG, unless you want more virus trouble like thishttp://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdfread this and see which ones come out best



Never thought I'd read Norton being voted best Anti-Virus product! Shame AntiVir has fallen so far down the list, I really liked it.

Original Poster

Is anyone able to give me ideas on why i can connect to internet, but cant open any web pages??? Run malwarebytes, rebooted but wont load web pages.
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