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(Win32.Vitro) Need urgent help!!


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#1 lazybum

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:01 AM

Hi

I recently got this virus called Win32.Vitro and its spreading through my comp. It had infected quite alot of my files and im at loss of what to do. Now i can't even start up properly... it loads up to my desktop, then after about 30 seconds it hangs on me.

Im not sure if that is because of the virus, or because i accidentally "moved to chest" a few of the system processes that were detected to be infected by my avast antivirus. I also cant restore those processes that were "moved to chest" since now i can only start up properly in safemode and for some reason the virus chest of avast requires internet access.

Am i able to save my comp or is it doomed? Would very much appreciate any help thanks!



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Here is 2 avast scans i did some time ago. Apparently a few days ago i was also affected by some viruses called b.exe and some other thing. I followed some instructions that came up in google and deleted their files and registries. The problems seemed to have dissapeared after that. Not sure if that is linked to this infection though.

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10/10/2009 18:58
Scan of all local drives

File C:\Program Files\TI Education\TI Connect\TIOSDownloader.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
File C:\System Volume Information\_restore{F073A168-D499-4611-8002-A385BAC25163}\RP221\A0078251.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
File C:\System Volume Information\_restore{F073A168-D499-4611-8002-A385BAC25163}\RP221\A0078258.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
File C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\HPZinw12.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
File C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\S3Uninst.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
Number of searched folders: 10528
Number of tested files: 107845
Number of infected files: 5

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10/11/2009 16:08
Scan of all local drives

File C:\System Volume Information\_restore{F073A168-D499-4611-8002-A385BAC25163}\RP221\A0078259.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
File C:\System Volume Information\_restore{F073A168-D499-4611-8002-A385BAC25163}\RP221\A0078260.exe is infected by Win32:JunkPoly [Cryp], Moved to chest
Number of searched folders: 10516
Number of tested files: 108047
Number of infected files: 2

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10/14/2009 21:22

Scanning aborted
Number of searched folders: 0
Number of tested files: 0
Number of infected files: 0

Once again, will deeply appreciate any help. Thnx!

Edit: we cannot work HJT logs in this forum

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Edited by rigel, 14 October 2009 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:12 PM

Try this program

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and unheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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#3 lazybum

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:02 AM

Hi rigel

Thanks for your quick response.

Ok the truth is shortly after i posted about my problem, i read up some stuff on google and it seemed that the only way out to clear completely of the virus would be to reformat. So i decided to try using hp pc system recovery (my comp is a hp). But i realized i did the wrong system recovery (non destructive) which did not reformat my comp but left my private data untouched. So i suspected the virus is still there. Anyway, because it was late already, i just went to sleep after the system recovery was done.

When i came back today, i went on to my comp, it prompted me to install some drivers like my graphic cards and after i was done, i realized that maybe i should go into safe mode and do the scanning that you have suggested instead. So i restarted into safe mode, downloaded the cureit from this working comp, transferred to my thumbdrive and placed it on the infected comp's desktop. However, when i opened it and pressed start, the program showed a splash screen and after a few moments, my comp restarted into normal mode.

And the problem is that when it has restarted to normal mode, after loading for a while, my comp automatically restarted again. No idea why this is happening.

Maybe it may have to do with how i installed my graphic card? Cause when installing my graphic card (nvidia) after system recovery, there were quite a few prompts that asked me if i wanted to overwrite files or something, and the options were yes, no and no to all. I chose yes, although i have a feeling i should have chosen no to all, since there were quite a lot of those prompts and there was no yes to all option. Im not sure.

Anyway yeah to sum it up the cureit isnt working for me since i cant even start it. Although im not sure what the cause of it lies in.

Oh and btw there isn't a launch.exe anywhere 0.0. I only get drweb-cureit.exe from the link.

So should i do a system restore that will reformat everything?
Or should i try a non destructive system restore again and do a scan, since if the non destructive system restore replaces the system files with clean ones, maybe an effective scan can help clear up the rest of the infected files without me losing too much of my data.

Once again thnx for attending to me.

EDIT: Ok i did a non-destructive system recovery and the restarting problem was solved. But now it seems from the task manager that there are other malware on my comp such as 15.tmp, 17.tmp, reader_s.exe. I suspect its the work of win32.vitro. Oh i also did a scan using spybot SD and found some win32.virut, one of which could not be fixed. I also noticed that i was unable to access some websites such as the avast, microsoft, hotmail websites among others. This resulted me in not being able to activate my avast whose license key seemed to have been removed due to the system recovery. Btw this seems to have been experienced by someone else with the same virus before.

So anyway i tried the cureit again but the same thing happened. Windows just restarted. Although this time windows did not keep restarting by itself.


EDIT AGAIN

ok somehow managed to get cureit to scan. scanning now...

Edited by lazybum, 15 October 2009 - 07:50 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:59 AM

ok scanned finished

Seems like i can only run drweb cureit from my thumbdrive, not from the desktop, or the restarting error will occur. No idea why.
EDIT: ok seems like i can only run drweb cureit if i run a spybot SD scan before i open it

the weird thing is that for the "complete scan", the progress bar was only filled to abt 1/6 then the scan finished. I decided to repeat the "complete scan" 5 more times, of which the second time it yielded more results. the other 4 times did not have additional finds.

I did the same thing for my other comp to be safe as i used a usb drive to transfer the cureit scanner. Scared the virus get transferred over. The bar filled up completely 0.0. Is it normal for the scan to be completed before the bar is filled?

anyway heres the log:
160.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.MulDrop.35748;Deleted.;
162.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.DownLoad.41506;Deleted.;
169.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;BackDoor.Socks.21;Incurable.Moved.;
4.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.DownLoad.41506;Deleted.;
6.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.MulDrop.32538;Deleted.;
7.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;BackDoor.Socks.21;Incurable.Moved.;
9.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.DownLoad.41506;Deleted.;
accwiz.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
actmovie.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ahui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ahui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
alg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
arp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
asr_fmt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
asr_ldm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
asr_pfu.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
at.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
atmadm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
attrib.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
auditusr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
B.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.MulDrop.32538;Deleted.;
blastcln.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
bootcfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
bootok.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
bootvrfy.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
brss01a.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BRWEBUP.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
bsplmf01.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
C.tmp;C:\WINDOWS\System32;BackDoor.Socks.21;Incurable.Moved.;
cacls.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
calc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
charmap.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
chkdsk.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
chkntfs.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cidaemon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cipher.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cisvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ckcnv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cleanmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cliconfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
clipbrd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
clipsrv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
clspack.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cmd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cmdl32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cmmon32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cmstp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
CNMCP6e.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
CNMCP6e.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
comp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
compact.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
conime.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
control.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
convert.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
cscript.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
CTSVCCTL.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dcomcnfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ddeshare.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
defrag.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dfrgfat.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dfrgntfs.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
diantz.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
diskpart.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
diskperf.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
DivXsm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
DivXsm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dllhost.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dllhst3g.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dmadmin.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dmremote.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dns-sd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
doskey.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dplaysvr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dpnsvr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dpvsetup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
driverquery.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
drmupgds.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
drwtsn32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dumprep.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dvdplay.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dvdupgrd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
dxdiag.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
esentutl.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
eudcedit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
eventcreate.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
eventtriggers.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
eventvwr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
expand.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
extrac32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
faxpatch.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
find.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
findstr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
finger.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fixmapi.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fltmc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fontview.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
forcedos.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
freecell.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fsquirt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fsutil.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ftp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fxsclnt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fxscover.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fxssend.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
fxssvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
getmac.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
getregn.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
gpresult.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
gpupdate.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
grpconv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
help.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
hkcmd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
hostname.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
HPZipm12.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ie4uinit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ieudinit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
iexpress.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
igfxcfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
igfxdiag.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
igfxdiag.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
igfxtray.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ijjiSetup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
imapi.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ipconfig.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ipsec6.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ipv6.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ipv6.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ipxroute.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
jdbgmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
jview.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
keystone.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
label.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
lights.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
lnkstub.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
locator.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
lodctr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logagent.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logman.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logoff.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logon.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logonui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
logonui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
lpq.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
lpr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
magnify.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
magnify.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
makecab.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
MAPISRVR.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
migpwd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mmc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mmcperf.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mnmsrvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mobsync.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mountvol.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mplay32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mpnotify.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mqsvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mqtgsvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mrinfo.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msdtc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msfeedssync.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mshearts.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mshta.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msiexec.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msiregmv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mspaint.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
msswchx.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mstinit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
mstsc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
napstat.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
narrator.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nbtstat.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nddeapir.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
net.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
net1.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
netdde.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
netsetup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
netsetup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
netsh.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
netstat.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
notepad.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nslookup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ntbackup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ntsd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ntvdm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvappbar.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvcolor.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvcplui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvdspsch.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvsvc32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nvudisp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
NVUNINST.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nwiz.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
nwscript.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
odbcad32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
odbcconf.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
OnlineScannerUninstaller.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
openfiles.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
osk.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
osuninst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
packager.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
pathping.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
pentnt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
perfmon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ping.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ping6.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
PjsHotKeySvr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
plm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
powercfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
progman.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
proquota.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
proxycfg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ps2.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
qappsrv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
qprocess.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
qwinsta.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rasautou.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rasdial.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rasphone.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rcimlby.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rcp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rdpclip.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rdsaddin.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rdshost.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
recover.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
reg.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
regedt32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
regini.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
regsvr32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
regwiz.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
relog.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
replace.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
reset.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
restorer32_a.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
restorer32_a.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Trojan.DownLoad.41506;Deleted.;
rexec.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
route.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
routemon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsh.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsmsink.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsmui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsnotify.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsnotify.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsopprov.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rsvp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rtcshare.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rtcshare.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
runas.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rundll32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
runonce.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rwinsta.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
S3tray2.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
S3Uninst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
savedump.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
scardsvr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
scrnsave.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sdbinst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
secedit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sessmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sethc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
setup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
setupn.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sfc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
shmgrate.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
shrpubw.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
shutdown.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sigverif.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sigverif.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
skeys.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
slrundll.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
slserv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
smbinst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
smlogsvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sndrec32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sndvol32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sol.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sol.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sort.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
spdwnwxp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
spider.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
spiisupd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
spoolsv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
spupdwxp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ss3dfo.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssbezier.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssflwbox.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssmarque.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssmypics.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssmyst.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sspipes.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ssstars.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sstext3d.scr;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
stimon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
subst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
syncapp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
syncapp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
syskey.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
sysocmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
systeminfo.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
systray.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
taskkill.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
taskkill.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tasklist.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
taskman.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
taskmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tcmsetup.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tcpsvcs.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
telnet.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tftp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tlntadmn.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tlntsess.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tourstart.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tracerpt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tracert.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tracert6.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tscon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tscupgrd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tsdiscon.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tskill.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tsshutdn.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tswpfwrp.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
TWUNK_32.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
typeperf.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tzchange.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
unlodctr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
upnpcont.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
ups.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
userinit.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
usrmlnka.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
usrprbda.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
usrshuta.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
utilman.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
verifier.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
vssadmin.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
vssvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
w32tm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wdfmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wextract.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wiaacmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
WinFXDocObj.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
winhlp32.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
winmine.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
winmsd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
winver.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
WISPTIS.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wjview.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wmpstub.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wpabaln.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wpdshextautoplay.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wpnpinst.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
write.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wscntfy.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wscript.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wuauclt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wuauclt1.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
WudfHost.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wupdmgr.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
xcopy.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
xpsp1hfm.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
AutoPlay.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\config\systemprofile\Start Menu\Programs\Startup;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
shrpubw.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllcache;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
zaoxjabcruu1.sys;C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers;BackDoor.Tent;Deleted.;
zhsrtjiodey9.sys;C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers;BackDoor.Tent;Deleted.;
zqueropqnorix1.sys;C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers;BackDoor.Tent;Deleted.;
zromhswlradha3.sys;C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers;BackDoor.Tent;Deleted.;
IMSCINST.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\PINTLGNT;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
TINTSETP.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
rstrui.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Restore;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
migwiz.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\usmt;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
winmgmt.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
wmiapsrv.exe;C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfRsmg.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Trojan.Packed.140;Deleted.;
msa.exe.q_2CFC802_q;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SecTaskMan;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
AutoPlay.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs\Startup;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
restorer32_a.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
restorer32_a.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner;Trojan.DownLoad.41506;Deleted.;
BrmfBAgP.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfBAgS.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BRQIKMON.EXE;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
brss01a.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
brsvc01a.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
bsplmf01.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfBAgP.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP\2000;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfBAgS.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP\2000;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfRmPA.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP\2000;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
BrmfRsmg.exe;C:\Brother\BrDriver\MfcXP\2000;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
CF31432.exe;C:\ComboFix;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
AutoPlay.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
AutoPlay.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.HP\Start Menu\Programs\Startup;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
NGM.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\NexonJP\NGM;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
getMac.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\.housecall;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
patch.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\.housecall;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
tsc.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\.housecall;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
freeplay_emu.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Damdai\2DF\FreePlay;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;
freeplay_emu.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Damdai\2DF\FreePlay;Win32.Virut.56;Incurable.Moved.;
ijjistarter2.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\ijjigame;Win32.Virut.56;Cured.;


By the way, just to let you know the symptoms doesnt seem to have gone away yet. Still having problems going to sites like avast or microsoft. And reader_s.exe and 1x.tmp (where x is a random digit that changes everytime i reboots, e.g now there is 13.tmp and 18.tmp running as seen from my task manager)

thnx

Edited by lazybum, 15 October 2009 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

I have some very bad news. You have a polymorphic virus call Virut. This infection is 99% incurable. It is BleepingComputers recommendation that you reformat and reload the computer from scratch.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 12:13 PM

Win32:Vitro is another name (used by avast) for the Win32:Virut family of malware.

i did a non-destructive system recovery

That's why you are still infected.

To elaborate on what rigel said:

Virut is 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.

With this particular infection, the safest solution and only sure way to remove it effectively is to reformat and reinstall the OS.

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. Other variants of virut can even penetrate and infect .exe files within compressed files (.zip, .cab, rar). The Virux variant 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, .htm, .html, .xml ). When Virut creates infected files, it also creates non-functional files that are corrupted beyond repair and in some instances can disable Windows File Protection. 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 longer virut remains on a computer, the more critical system files will become infected and corrupt so the degree of infection can vary.

The virus disables Windows File Protection by injecting code into the "winlogon.exe" process that patches system code in memory.

CA Virus detail of W32/Virut

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 often contracted and spread by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These type of sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware and a major source of system infection.

...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

However, the CA Security Advisor Research Blog 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.

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:Since virut is not effectively disinfectable, your best option is to perform a full reformat as there is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed. In most instances it may have caused so much damage to your system files that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. In many cases the infected files cannot be deleted and anti-malware scanners cannot disinfect them properly. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to 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:
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:27 PM

haha ic. Pretty much guessed that i was a goner from google results.

But may i know if i do a HP PC complete system recovery (supposedly reformats and then reinstalls programs that came with the pc), will the virus go away completely?

And if i want to backup some files in an external drive, how do i ensure that it is not infected? Is using the DRWEB cureit to scan to check if its infected sufficient?

Edited by lazybum, 15 October 2009 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:57 AM

If you're not sure how to reformat or need help with reformatting, please review:These links include step-by-step instructions with screenshots:Vista users can refer to these instructions:Don't forget you will have to go to Microsoft Update and apply all Windows security patches after reformatting.

Note: If you're using an IBM, Sony, HP, Compaq or Dell machine, you may not have an original XP CD Disk. By policy Microsoft no longer allows OEM manufactures to include the original Windows XP CD-ROM on computers sold with Windows preinstalled. Instead, most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore" that will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. See Technology Advisory Recovery Media. If the recovery partition has become infected, you will need to contact the manufacturer, explain what happened and ask them to send full recovery disks to use instead..

Caution: If you are considering backing up data and reformatting, keep in mind, with a Virut infection, there is always a chance of backed up data reinfecting your system. If the data is that important to you, then you can try to salvage some of it but there is no guarantee so be forewarned that you may have to start over again afterwards if reinfected by attempting to recover your data. Only back up your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executable files inside them as some types of malware can penetrate and infect .exe files within compressed files too. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of file(s) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.

If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its worth that risk.

Again, do not back up any data with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.

If you need additional assistance with reformatting or partitioning, you can start a new topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum.
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