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#1 Chcknpie04

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:43 PM

So, I managed to get this virus (vundo.gen) on my computer, and I need some help getting rid of it.

Here are the steps I have taken thus far:

Scanned with AVG: didn't find the virus

Scanned with Norton: Didn't find the virus

Scanned with Adaware: Didn't find the virus

Scanned with Spybot: Did not find the virus

Scanned and cleaned my computer with CCleaner (don't know if it did any good, but I noticed that there were files in the temp files in the startup folder that were connected to the virus or were spyware/adware. I deleted those)

I've unistalled all Java stuff on my computer and am updating it (I read that the virus can take advantage of old Java backups)

Am in the process of updating windows

I downloaded Vundofix, but it didn't find Vundo (also, I've been told that the program can seriously mess up your computer if you don't follow the directions correctly).

What should I do next?

Help GREATLY appreciated

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#2 Shmutz

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:58 PM

It's weird that all those antivirus programs did not detect any trace of the virus.

Perhaps you don't have it at all or got rid of it?

From what I gather, Norton should have detected that particular virus. Run a live update and do a full system scan and see if that works.

Otherwise I don't know. I'm pretty sure there's a manual removal guide somewhere...

Also, there are many posts about the vundo virus on this site, so do a search and maybe you'll find an answer

Hope this helps and good luck!

Edited by Shmutz, 24 July 2008 - 06:09 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

Are you using two anti-virus programs - Norton and AVG?

What program is alerting you to the infection?
Did the scan provide a specific file name associated with this malware threat and if so, where is it located (full file path) at on your system?
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