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#1 xtullyx16

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:01 AM

Well, recently I was watching online movies and i clicked on a spam ad ( on accident) the ones that say you could have malicious virus on ur computer.. and my screen went black and blue screen of death popped up and files or w/e started getting deleted (from what it looked liek).. i shut off my computer real fast and pulled out my power supply to my router.. Now My computer buddy came over to help me out since ik nothing about computer.. he put avast onto my computer and it quarintined like 20 or 30 viruses half being trojans.. now lately i've been running avast and it kept gettin stuck at 97% on win32:system config on thorough scans.. and just yesterday my whole C:drive literally got infected.. my buddy came over and said he had nver seen a computer this bad.. so anways we restored it to the first day it got infected (only restore point) and i quickly got my documents and pictures off my hdd.. Then i formatted my c: and put avast back on and now today avast found like 30 files originating in the D drive that are still infected.. one of the most commen are Win32:vitro .. bleep sucks.. what would u guys advise me to do? should i format both D: and C: again? My C: has no viruses found on it! Thanks for any and ALL help

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:05 AM

I did a thorough scan with avast and it went through all my files plus archive files. It located 193 corrupt lines.. All originating in D: and majority being folders with D://Windows/winsxs/ or D://Windows/System32. All lines are infected with Win32:Vitro

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:27 AM

BUMP!! Help PLease! Will format D: drive if it wont do any damage!

Also, i have put my documents on my jump drive and pictures on my ext hard drive.. could the files or jump drive or ext. hard drive get infected?

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:40 AM

Bump 12 views but no help!

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:44 AM

Still lookin for sum advice on how to clean my D:recovery!

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

You will be answered in due time.
Please be patient. People see the post count from your continuous bumping and assume you are being helped

If your recovery partition is tanked, you would be better off reformatting everything and reinstall the OS
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

yeah my recovery holds all the viruses because i did not reformat my recovery just my C:OS also, i uploaded my documents off of my jumpdrive and 2 trojans were found and quarintined. Is my jump drive a threat now or infected?

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

Yes, more than likely
I would reformat everything and start over
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:00 AM

reformated D: drive and C: drive again then downloaded and ran avast again and i have 0 infected files.. now what can i do about the documents and pictures i saved on my jump drive and ext. harddrive?? I have pics on my ext. hard drive i really hope it isnt infected.. but if it is what can i do?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

Pictures should be fairly safe
Download Flash Drive Disinfector. Hold down the Shift key while attaching the drives, and run it
Scan the drive with your AV and malware scanners before downloading to your hard drive

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Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.
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What it does:

The vaccination is two fold. If the computer's autorun settings are enabled, then files can spread to any drive that's plugged in. If the drives themselves are vaccinated, all the tool does is prevent the autorun.inf file from executing any of the malicious content that may have been copied to the drive when it's plugged in.

In other words, say you vaccinate your USB drive. The tool writes an autorun.inf file that's harmless. When it's inserted in a computer that does not have autorun disabled, the computer will attempt to read and process the autorun.inf file from the inserted drive. If an infection that spreads to network or USB drives is present on the computer, the infection may very well succeed in putting the files on the drive, but they will not be able to overwrite the autorun.inf file and as such the files will not run without user input (i.e. actually clicking on them).

If the computer's infected and that infection tries to multiply to external drives, then yes, it'll likely copy some files to it. You could then remove those as they wouldn't be running automatically once the drive's inserted in another PC. Nothing you do will stop files from being copied over to an external drive if an infection of that type is present on the system.

Edited by garmanma, 08 August 2009 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:26 PM

garmanma, i downloaded the flashdrive disinfector but nothin happened! i dont see it in my programs.. also im not sure if that works for vista

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:29 PM

Also is win32.vitro one of the worst trojans to get?

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:50 PM

Also is win32.vitro one of the worst trojans to get?


http://www.tech-linkblog.com/2009/02/polym...lnt-virus.html/
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