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Can't get rid of virus

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#1 Ignoranceisnotbliss


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:23 PM

Ok,so this might be a long post so grab a seat and relax everyone.I seem to be addicted to downloading stuff and is now facing the consequences,yes,i know i'm a fool and i would bash my head in if it wouldn't cause me some serious injuries.But anyway,i really need some help and i've tried many spyware and antivirus softwares out there.i've been infected with many trojans,i cleaned them out but they still seem to be appearing,especially the 4.tmp thingy and reader_s.exe.Whenever i log on to my user profile my windows explorer doesn't load so i have to use the task manager to run it,not only that but i can't access control panel through the start menu and neither 'my documents'.Whenever i try to do it,i get something like 'create an association for this program in the folder options in control panel' etc. 'My computer' in the task manger appears as a page file and i do not see the computer icon for it.Maybe this issue is resolved from damaged registry keys? This all started to happen after i got infected by a virus.So,is there any saint out there who is willing to help me out of my mess???? This would be a kajillion times appreciated,thanks.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

Hello Ignoranceisnotbliss and :thumbsup: to BleepingComputer.

I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. All your symptoms point towards a classic case of Virut; a virus that is, to be frank, incurable. Please read the following information.


Your system is infected with a nasty variant of Virut, a polymorphic file infector with IRCBot functionality which infects .exe, .scr files, downloads more malicious files to your system, and opens a back door that compromises your computer. According to this Norman White Paper Assessment of W32/Virut, some variants can infect the HOSTS file and block access to security related web sites. URL=http://blog.trendmicro.com/virux-cases-escalate/]Virux[/URL] is an even more complex file infector which can embed an iframe into the body of web-related files and infect script files (.php, .asp, and .html). When Virut creates infected files, it also creates non-functional files that are corrupted beyond repair. In many cases the infected files cannot be disinfected properly by your anti-virus. When disinfection is attempted, the files become corrupted and the system may become irreparable.

The virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result it may misinfect a proportion of executable files....some W32/Virut.h infections are corrupted beyond repair.

McAfee Risk Assessment and Overview of W32/Virut

There are bugs in the viral code. When the virus produces infected files, it also creates non-functional files that also contain the virus...Due to the damaged caused to files by virut it's possible to find repaired but corrupted files. They became corrupted by the incorrect writing of the viral code during the process of infection. undetected, corrupted files (possibly still containing part of the viral code) can also be found. this is caused by incorrectly written and non-function viral code present in these files.

AVG Overview of W32/VirutThis kind of infection is contracted and spread by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These type of sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware and an increasing source of system infection. However, the CA Security Advisor Research Blog says they have found MySpace user pages carrying the malicious Virut URL. Either way you can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS.

...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...

Keygen and Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password using a clean computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read:There is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed. In some instances it may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Reinstalling Windows without first wiping the entire hard drive with a repartition and/or format will not remove the infection. The reinstall will only overwrite the Windows files. Any malware on the system will still be there afterwards. Please read:***************************************************

I would like to try and run some scans to confirm the infection, but I felt I should first give you a heads up given the amount of evidence of Virut.

Reply back to this thread and let me know if you would like to proceed.


Edited by Blade Zephon, 12 July 2009 - 09:39 PM.

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