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Apparent virus that I can't remove

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#1 Mac724


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 08:32 AM

For some time I've been dealing with an apparent virus. My computer will suddenly crash, and I get a blue screen with a message:


Technical information

**STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFC1A8E8,0x00000000,0x80579F0B,0x00000000)

Along with some other information asking about recently installed hardware (there is none) and contacting my system administrator.

When I reboot my computer, it typically locks up, with the "hourglass" icon displaying continuously. The only way that I have discovered to get around this is to activate Spyware Doctor immediately on the bootup. An "Intelliscan" always find a Trojan agent at the location below:

C:\Documents & Settings\Me\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\bestwiner.stt

On "Fix checked", Spyware Doctor indicates that it has been removed. However, another scan run immediately finds the same Trojan.

A full scan finds the same agent, along with two other apparently malware products.

I've seen your Combofix referenced as a possible way of getting rid of this thing. Can you help me?

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#2 OldGrumpyBastard


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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:08 AM

Follow the links for information about stop errors:


If you are concerned about malware (and you should be) open up a new topic in the "Am I Infected" forum, describe your problem, any steps that you have taken and any other unusual things and go from there...


Please do not install or run Combofix without direct supervision from an expert as using it improperly can lead to disasterous results.
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