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Cryp Tap 2 Virus Locked Up My Hard Drive?


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#1 Al Gray

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:59 AM

Hello everyone

On Thursdy night I saw a popup from PC cillin about a virus. I thought it had taken care of it and I ignored it. I usually leave my computer on and only shut off the monitor. When I got up Friday I heard a few clicks from my computer. There were 17 web pages open and the hard drive was almost full. I shut it down. Later that day I did a search of the Cryp Tap-2 virus and came up with this site.

I followed another posting to get rid of the virus but to no avail. It was a three step procedure with Vundo fix, SD Fix and another program.
The programs said they fixed or repaired but after the last boot the virus was still there.
I also tried these programs in safe Mode, again no luck.

I did another search and ended up at Symantec's site and they said that it spreads through shared files over a network or DSL, and recomended turning off the DSL and not sharing the hard drive. I did that and still no luck with their program either. Their programs said they fixed or repaired but after the last boot the virus was still there I also reran the sd fix program with no sucess.

After the Symantec program did nothing I noticed I could not access any of the files on the lower half of the directory. As of a few hours back I could not access any of the files on the directory.
Del E510 running Windows XP

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:53 AM

There are no shortcuts or guarantees when it comes to malware removal. Sometimes it takes several efforts with different tools to do the job. Even then, with some types of malware infections, the task can be arduous. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be successfully cleaned or repaired.

This issue will require further investigation and probably the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a hijackthis log.

Please see the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install the current version of HJT in the proper location.) If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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