#1
So whilst trying to stream something on the net earlier tonight the site asked me to download a codec thing, my virus protection didn't recognise it so I installed it, big mistake. It has messed about with the admin settings and my task manager has been disabled.
Don't know what else is wrong at the moment but would love some help getting that sorted first off. I'm logged in as admin so should be able to sort it if someone can direct me.

Thanks
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#2
"Something"= porn


Computer problem on UG? Porn!

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#4
Somehow I figured that would come up but the answer is even more embarassing.... wrestling *shudders*


(the fact that it didn't even work makes me regret it more)
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#6
Did this file have a name? If you google it, you can often find solutions for eliminating it. Also, it'd be kind of you to tell the rest of us so we know to not end up like you
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#8
I can't honestly remember the file name, it was something basic like setup.exe or something so not exactly an easy one to find, then when I tried to delete it right clicking on it just made it vanish (no idea what was going on).

Can't find system restore...
Not an option under help and support.

EDIT: Ah, think I've found it buried
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#9
Task manager is still disabled
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#10
Apologies for another bump but I've been looking through the add/remove programs list and it appears the file is called 'webvideo support'
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#11
I did the exact same thing, I downloaded what I thought was some kind of codec I needed which turned out to be a virus.

Best bet would be to look up its name on google and see what comes up in hopes that you'll find a solution.

Worst case scenario you have to system restore or reinstall your OS if you can't get rid of it.
#12
- Run a virus scan, I've had some bogus codec that have contained trojans, so I'd be sure to scan.

- (optional) Run Ad-Aware or a similiar spyware remover to get rid of spyware infecting your PC

- Download VLC Media Player (doesn't require codecs) for watching formats that WMP or your current media player doesn't support. You can't use this to stream with though, so for streaming I suggest to just use reliable sites and having virus protection software that offers real-time protection.

- You could try deleting any old caches you have to clear info of the codec... I'm not sure you'd want to do this though..

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#13
The webvideo support is I *think* a malware program that has been gaining notoriety on computer forums. It is one hell of a b*tch because it embeds itself into several system directories. In short, your root directories have been infected. I've only seen some posts in passing but you may have to re-format.

But stop listening to me and google "webvideo support malware" and see what comes up. Best of luck, hope it helped some.
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#14
^ Yeah, searched it and it looked a pain. For some reason UG pages are constantly refreshing which I think may be caused by it.

I managed to get rid of the file on my program list. Every time I tried to remove it it refused but there was a black box popping up each time, so after a few attempts I managed to get a print screen of it and the file was called dwltqnmx.exe (incase anyone else gets the same problem). Did a search of my computer and just deleted it.
That was probably a bad move, but I don't care too much.

Anyone know how I can get task manager back up and working so I can do ctrl + alt + del stuff?


I do use VLC but it was for streaming. I'd usually try and get the things to open in winamp but it was an embedded video so didn't really think twice about it having been watching a few tv shows via embedded streams lately.
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