I have a Virus on my PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XpGuy1, May 20, 2004.

  1. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    I have a trojan backdoor virus and when avg shows me the location of the dll fille i can't get to it cause its hidden.. I've run AVG several times the virus only shows up after reboot. during normal virus scan it doesn't show up.

    Anyone know how i can get rid of this?


    Thanks,
     
  2. Lee

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    Is it updated?
     
  3. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    YEah.. i've had it for about a week now and my last update on AVG was about a week too.
     
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  5. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Thanks... I will try these... strange virus though..
     
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  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    also what is the name it come up with? please dont say prorat :s
     
  8. Lee

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    Panda seems to be a good on-line scanner, running it now, I aint heard a bad thing about panda antivirus, I might buy it when Norton is past it's use by date.

    It's currently scanning every drive and every file connected to my PC, makes me think if it is worth buying antivirus solutions with all this on-line scanning for free. :)

    If it is what henydude says, then try here.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/backdoor.prorat.html
     
  9. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Panda is good. i used it a while back i like avg though its really good and its not hard to use either..
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    no dont use symantec site, i just had prorat + that site is crap :p if it is prorat i will help, but there are like 1,000's on trogans. also on a side note i did online scans, they were all crap ;)
     
  11. Lee

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    Try the Panda one....the prorat was for information really, myself I aint ever had a virus, ever. I got a couple in my e-mail once but suing mailwasher pro it only downloads header's so I got rid of it without downloading them.
    Let me add I downloaded a file which had a trojan init on scanning download norton told me it had deleted it as it had a trojan in it.

    So 1 trojan,
    no virri
    plenty of yee old spyware in varoius names and guises.
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If the virus is in a system restore point, turn it off and then turn it back on, this will remove all restore points and remove the file.
     
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  13. Lee

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    good idea, myself system restore is always off, most of the time it don't work, so i find it pointless neway.
     
  14. Xie

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    Silly question but do you have XP set to show hidden files/folders? Also what is the trojans name?
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    so true, the only times i've needed to used it it hasn't worked :rolleyes:
     
  16. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I think it depends on what you've done. It's worked 9/10 times for me.
    The only time it didn't work was when there was a change made to the registry. Duno what happened exactly.
     
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    It saved my **** before (only time i've used it) when i borked my ATi drivers and kept getting BSOD's :)
     
  18. tdinc

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    If the Trojan is "prorat" Pest Patrol removes it with ease use this link for the information. pest patrol info link
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    no it doesn't ;) it will remove the entire program, but did sod all when i tried it :p
     
  20. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    ok not sure if this was covered but everytime I have had a virus or someone I know has had one they do the same scan the computer and it says clear or sometihng but when they restart it pops back up...

    the first thing I always tell them is to look in their processes to see if there is something that is fishy or doesn't seem to fit. I tell them to turn off everything except the essentials...after that I have them look in the startup registry stuff like local machine/...run...ya know

    I tell them to kill off everything there that looks fishy not the programs that normally run like in processes where you kill off as much as you can

    When that is done I tell them to run their virus scanner again and usually that gets rid of them because if you don't stop the process or kill of the registry keys it will always pop up when you restart or ithe virus scanner won't delete it cause it's still running...

    XpGuy If you are still having problems look for me on AIM until like 9 then I go out to get drunk so will not be very useful...