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won my battle with Trojan.Win32.Monderb.agqt


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#1 martco

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 03:27 PM

hi,
just wanted to post the fact that I'd been plagued with this one for the past 2 days, it managed to get onto a box which was running virtual machines so half my network was suffering the consequences!!! ANYWAY i tried everything, McAfee Enterprise didn't even know about it. Windows OneCare identified it as well as Kapersky but neither succeeded in a fix. As I flailed around trying to find a method, I tried simple a tool called Malwarebytes Anti-malware and it cleaned up. All scans are good now and system behaving again.
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for that explanation. We do offer usung MBam in many of our posts here. If there are no more symptoms of malware then...
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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