XP Activation error after manual clean of NICEWARE
Posted on 2010-11-08
I am running XP SP3.
Two days ago I managed to install an EXE that had a Trojan in it. Kaspersky did not pick it up pre installation.
After running Kapsersky, it appeared but would not get rid of it. The issue I have is called NICEWARE.
Basically it pops IE8 over and over again with adverts.
I did some research and saw that IFY.EXE was causing the issue.
I looked in MSCONFIG and it formed part of my Boot Up.
Switched into Safe Mode. Deleted IFY and all the others from TEMP and PRE FETCH.
Rebooted, rescanned and then Windows said I needed to activate my product.
Looked in Registry and it looks like something is stuck in SOFTWARE / CURRENT VERSION / RUN
Thus I now have two issues. I have attempted to get rid of IE8 using REVO but it did not seem to work. In fact I would say it failed half way through. Never seen REVO fail.
Thus I went in Control Panel, and I think IE8 has gone.................except lo & behold.............adverts popping in IE8.
Second part of crisis is that I cannot activate my genuine product.
I click activate, opens a blue window with two failed images, or at least I think they are failed images. Nothing happens, cant click anything, cant do anything with it in Safe Mode.
Really out of options.....................