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Help Getting rid of a virus


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#1 Xantalen

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:26 AM

Ok I have this big virus thats in one of my folders, it is a multitude of programs with game names program names and other things. There are like 500something programs in the folder total. But there are 2 I cannot delete because it says they are in use. Now the problem is that when I do the ctrl alt delete nothing happens and therefore I can't close the programs and delete them. Yesterday I deleted all but those 2 and the size of em all added up to a lil over a gigabyte. Today they are back and I did the same thing except this time they were only 300something mb. How the hell can I get rid of this thing.



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Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:13 PM

Try to get rid of them in Safe Mode.
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Then run these online virus scans:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 03:33 PM

Right now Im doing the first scan I found 2691 so far and im still scanning. Thanks for the help. Do you know any other things that could help me with anything

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 03:45 PM

WOW!!
Looks like you have a few problems.

After those scans, run this Trojan scan:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

With the problems you've got, I would also post a HijackThis log to be examined, just to make sure all the nasties are cleaned out.
A member of the HijackThis Team will show you, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:01 PM

well thats alot to do. and for the first scan thing u told me b4 my total is like 3575

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:18 PM

Yeah, it's a lot to do, but judging by your first scan results, you had a major infection.
I can tell you right now, it's going to take some work on your part, to rid your machine of it's problems.
These infections don't release their grip easily.
Your second scan shouldn't have near the problems.
The programs I recommended will help prevent this kind of infection in the future.
Short of doing a reinstall of your operating system, this is the only way to clean out your computer.
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