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#1 laswyguy

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:35 PM

McAfee detected a trojan.vundo in my windows temp file. It was not able to quaranteen it or delete it. I tried and was able delete all the files in my temp files but one, perflib_perfdata_598. It's a DAT file. I tried rebooting in safe mode, and I was able to delete the file, but when I reboot back in normal mode, the file comes back. The virus is not picked up by Norton and also Vundofix.exe.

How do I get rid of this pesky little sucker..??

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:43 AM

I tried and was able delete all the files in my temp files but one, perflib_perfdata_598. It's a DAT file


These files are generated by processes in the normal course of operation; however, files are orphaned when you do not shut down a computer properly, such as by pressing the power button on a computer...

Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat Files Accumulate Under %SystemRoot%\System32

Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat (Performance library, Performance Data) files are sometimes created by the System Monitor. When you shutdown normally, the file should be deleted but as Microsoft advises, if you have an abormal shutdown, they can become orphaned and accumulate on your computer. Under some circumstances it has been reported that these files can become orphaned during normal operation. See What are the %SystemRoot%\System32\Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat files?

They may be found in various locations:
C:\Windows\System32\Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat
C:\LocalSettings\Temp\Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp\Perflib_Perfdataxxx.dat

Are you showing any signs of the vundo infection?
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:26 PM

You know what? I don't think its really doing that much as far as I can tell. I might be paranoid, but just knowing that theres a supposed virus on my computer makes me think every time my computer is running slow its because of the virus. Is there another scan I can try and run? I didnt know if that perflib file that mentioned was the virus or not, I just assumed it was. I don't know that much about computers.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:23 PM

Did you follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection"?

If not, please do so. If you did then continue as follows:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under "General and Startup", make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:50 AM

Thank you! That superantispyware seeemd to have killed all the virus, but I think it also deleted some of my Windows XP regsitry files. Is there a place where I can get some free software to fix this? I downloaded some of the pay ones just to check and it says I have some errors.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:53 AM

I think it also deleted some of my Windows XP regsitry files.

What makes you think this? Are you having problems with any programs/software?

What did you download and what errors are being reported?
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