I have a friend who has a Dell computer, and recently he has been getting error messages that when I check them out at Microsoft said that he had the virus MaxDoor. Microsoft went on from there to explain how to remove it in the registry, and warns up front that this is risky. Does anyone here know about this virus and how to get rid of it?

Never heard of it until now. Sure you do not mean Haxdoor?

Hey crunchie...yeah, gotta do something about the danged dyslexia. Yes I was reffering to HaxDoor, htakns. :o

Download HijackThis self-extracting zip version from here. Once downloaded, double click on the file & it will install into it's own, permanent folder.
Start HJT & press the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. When the scan is finished a window will pop up giving you the option of where to save it. Save it to desktop where it is easy to access. Open the log file and copy the entire contents of the file & paste it into the body of your post. DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET. Most of what is there is necessary for the running of your system.


Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here:
Install it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.
Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

For additional help in booting into Safe Mode, see the following site:

Once in Safe Mode, please run Ewido, and do a full scan. During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.

Save the logfile from the scan. Restart your computer in normal mode and please post an HijackThis log, as well as the log from the Ewido scan.

Thanks crunchie...I will do as you have instructed and post the results, but I won't be able to get to the other computer until next week.
Can you tell me anything about this virus?

Here is a good tutorial to save me rehashing the info :).

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