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Afermath Of Adware/virus Removal


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#1 SkullRK

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:08 AM

I had some infected files removed from my system last night and the tech that assisted me said I needed to contact my vendor to correct the issue with ActiveX. I cannot download or run anything that requires activex to run. The tech said that the activex was corrupted and needed to be replaced. What are my options at this point? Will a repair or re-install of Vista solve this problem or is he blowing smoke and I'm still infected?

Appreciate any help with this.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:37 AM

This all depends on if the malware was completely removed from your system or not. Have you done any independent scans for it? You can try this one (using the Java kernel rather than the ActiveX): http://housecall.trendmicro.com

I'd also suggest that, if you still suspect that you're infected, that you post in this forum where the malware experts hang out: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:21 PM

Everything is up and running now. I did several scans with different programs to ensure I was clean. Don't know where I got the bug but there was nothing I could do on my end to get rid of it...had to be done remotely. The only thing I have downloaded recently was RivaTuner software (several weeks ago). Whatever got me copied some files to a directory C:\Registry Smart.

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