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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok so I had Norton Antivirus, then I accidentally downloaded something bad...and whatever it put on my computer, it ate norton and put so many ads on my computer I'm surprised it's still alive. So now I went and got PC-cillin, which is working fine, however...there are two trojans right now sitting on my desktop that I can't manually delete and the anitvirus won't take any action against them for some reason. Anybody know how to kill them?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:08 PM
 
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Not sure how to rid of them, but you next anti-virus purchase should be Bit-defender. It's brilliant, and put up a grave fight on my last computer when windows security updates stopped, and I got attacked. It gave up in the end but it blocked plenty.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:12 PM
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AVG Free and Ad-Aware SE Personal. Both free and both excellent. They will clean you right up. Google them and get em for free, run em, and you will be good to go.
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Ad-Aware, that's the one! Get that, like Gilk said.
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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do a system restore (aka "go back") and download Ad-Aware SE and Trend Micro Anti Spyware
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 06:14 PM
 
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Once some trojans have been set off, it can hide itself from attempts to clean it. If you can restore to an earlier point, do that. If not, try as many free products as possible - AdAware, Spybot, Ewido, A Squared, and web based virus/malware scans like trend housecall, bit defender, etc.

Best bet is to put the drive as a slave in another system and run all these scans from there. That way the malware can't hide itself. The bad part is, you can't scan the registry that way. But if the files (exe, dll, ocx, etc) are taken out of play you should be fine. Then put the drive back in and boot without an internet connection (so a registry entry can't get you hooked up to a nasty site and undo your work) and run these various scans again to scan the registry.

Actually, the BEST bet is to reinstall windows. Yeah, I hate that idea, too.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 06:33 PM
 
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Actually, the BEST bet is to reinstall windows. Yeah, I hate that idea, too.
why re-install windows when you can go into Star>Programs>Accesories>System Tools>System Restore and restore your comp to an earlier date (yesday,last week) mainly to the point before you got the infected virus and voila it should solve your problems
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 06:39 PM
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When I was a Windows user, a couple of times I had to not only reformat, but actually write zeros to the entire drive to clean out boot sector viruses. Gatewayscan.exe from Gateway's website did it from a floppy. Hope yours isn't that serious, but that option is always there for extreme cases.
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:06 PM
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Try not to look at so much porn...
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to try re-installing internet explorer (for some odd reason I can't control my active desktop), and if the malware remover that comes with it crashes it again I'll just do a restore. Hopefully that'll work.
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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok didn't work, it won't let me restore to another date and every time I run McAfee antispyware, it crashes when it scans the registry. The same thing happens when I try to install internet explorer. My active desktop is still being controlled by something (can't change background in the properties), which leads me to believe there's a virus locking me out of internet explorer. You can't un-install IE because it runs the desktop and the windows explorer, so what should I do, just start deleting files out of the IE folder or something?
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:30 PM
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It sounds ****ed, I'd just save all your documents and files on CD, Zip, or MP3 player and reformat.
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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:32 PM
 
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ok didn't work, it won't let me restore to another date and every time I run McAfee antispyware, it crashes when it scans the registry. The same thing happens when I try to install internet explorer. My active desktop is still being controlled by something (can't change background in the properties), which leads me to believe there's a virus locking me out of internet explorer. You can't un-install IE because it runs the desktop and the windows explorer, so what should I do, just start deleting files out of the IE folder or something?
format that thing and re-load windows
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post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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BUY A MAC


Ok im out of here haha I started a debate
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 08:14 PM
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I'm telling ya, AVG Free and adaware SE. Download them and run them. I hate those damn viruses that steal your desktop and hijack your home page. I must be surfing Jemsite too much
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