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Trojan generic 12.nih

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#1 seadrinks


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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:01 PM

Please bear with me, as I'm a rookie computer user. All I do mainly is play poker, and have about 8 sites loaded on my computer. It came with vista home premium. It started on my desk top when I tried to open absolute poker, and a pop up said there was trouble with the short cut. the A.P. icon was gone from my desk top, so I tried to uninstall then re-install AP and my AVG free popped up and said I had trojan generic 12.nih. I tried to uninstall again and a large pop up came up in the middle of the screen, with casino uninstall in the uper margin to the left. the main message is absolute poker, and below that is this will remove all absolute poker files from your system and below that directoryc:\users\drinks\desktop\absolute poker. Nothing happens. When I click on it a smaller popup says to delete directory manually. This seems to be the only problem, unless something is hiding, with my computer. I get my internet from Bright house and have road-runner, and seems to be running as fast as ever. I run C Cleaner probably once a week. Any advice will be greatly appreciated

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#2 Zllio


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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:30 AM

Hi seadrinks,

Make sure there is nothing related to Absolute Poker in add-remove programs. If anything is there, delete it. Then delete the folder where it tells you to. After that open CCleaner and run it for it's normal cleaning. Then I recommend that you run MalwareBytes. I'll post the instructions below. Poker, unfortunately, draws a lot of viruses and rogue spyware programs.

Here are the instructions for MalwareBytes:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

If you run this, please post the results back here.


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