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Total Security 2009 - Yeah, we've got it, too.

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#1 raiwizard


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

For the past few days, I've been dealing with a computer that has Total Security 2009 on it. I've done what I could to get rid of it: I've deleted its files from system32, deleted the registry keys that would cause it to appear, ran SmitFraudFix (which I heard could get rid of it), and tried the computer's virus scanner (Defender Pro). Even though most of those methods managed to get rid of it, it would still reappear about half a day later. I'm suspecting that a downloader is involved with this. Also, MBAM and HijackThis are being kept from running, even in Safe Mode where Total Security cannot run. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do?

Edited by raiwizard, 26 September 2009 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:54 PM

I have this virus too. This guide tells you to download Process explorer, and then you will be able to terminate the virus's process, so you can run any anti-virus. Read the guide for more info. I have no idea about it reappearing though.

Edited by Guy0502, 26 September 2009 - 10:54 PM.

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#3 raiwizard

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:13 PM

I've tried that already, and it gave me some time to delete it, but it did nothing about it reappearing.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:44 PM

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr
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