Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:37 PM
Hey everyone, I finally had to register for this site (after years of perusing it for my technical help) because I've had an issue with a trojan.
What happened is that I downloaded a song off thepiratebay.org (sorry folks, it wasn't on iTunes or I happily would have purchased it)...however, before this happened, my symantec antivirus popped up and said that my firewall had been disabled. I enabled it, and then downloaded the song. Now, I don't remember what happened next, but at some point soon after, symantec popped up again and told me that I had a virus/trojan blah blah and it had deleted all the associated log files with it, but it was unable to quarantine or remove the actual virus.
So, crap, ok, well the first thing I did was to remove myself from the internet (by turning off my WLAN). Since it reccommended restarting (and I was panicked, so I did, I realize I shouldn't have) I did.
So now when I started it up I had a program in my autoruns.exe called something with a p, but it was an exe, I found and deleted it.
Also, I found the exact time it got in (7:57) and deleted a few of the .dlls in the system32 folder which it appeared to have installed (since they were put there at the same time/date).
May have been stupid, but here we are. Also, I can't turn off VPtray.exe.
Any help would be appreciated, I'll probably turn off my internet until I feel like checking this again.