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I Have Long Live Sowar In My Ie


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#1 Quatro

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:11 PM

Hi guys,

i have an issue in my IE7, i think i have a spyware on my IE7. there is a message on the top bar, saying "Long Live Sowar". i can fix the issue by using hijack this. sometimes it works sometime not. and base on my troubleshooting i found out that i got this using my friends flashdisk. now i was trying how i can delete the source of this issue in his Flashdisk. i tried a lot of antivirus and antispyware but cant find the source of the problem in the Flashdisk. i dont wanna format the flashdisk since there's a lot of important data there. can you help in removing the virus/spyware in that flashdisk???

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:46 PM

Try Flash Disinfector from the link here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=712505

Scan your computer with whatever antivirus you have installed. Make sure it is fully up to date before scanning.

Also, scan with a couple of Online Scanners: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Scanners.htm and remove all threats/infections.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:08 PM

ok let me try the steps you said. Tnx for the reply.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 07:33 AM

Please insert your flash drive before we begin. Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to bypass the autorun feature.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" 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 With Command Prompt".

Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
  • press Ok.
  • At the command prompt, type in your primay drive location, usually C:
  • You may need to change the directory. If so type: cd \
  • Hit Enter.
  • Type: attrib -s -h -r -a autorun.inf
  • Hit Enter.
  • Type: dir
  • Hit Enter. This will allow you to see and confirm the Autorun files.
  • Type: del autorun.inf
  • Hit Enter.
  • Repeat the above commands for each drive on your computer including your flash/usb drive.
Now search for and remove sowar.vbs, SysRes.vbs, Cool USEP Scandal.vbs
  • At the command prompt, type in your primay drive location, usually C:
  • Hit Enter.
  • Type: attrib sowar.vbs.* -s -h -r -a
  • Hit Enter.
  • Type: dir /s sowar.vbs
  • Hit Enter.
  • If the file is present, type: del sowar.vbs
  • Hit Enter.
  • Repeat the above commands for each drive on your computer including your flash/usb drive.
  • Then repeat these instructions to search for and delete SysRes.vbs, Cool USEP Scandal.vbs on each drive if present.
  • Exit the command prompt and reboot normally.
Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well. Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that is plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

When done, check for and remove any Startup RUN values by downloading and using Autoruns.
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