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Need help removing Win32:Malware-gen ... Please


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#1 DRZDuke

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

Hi everyone, first off I have to say. Phew ... Thank goodness there is a site like this out here in internet land. I also should say that I am a total retard ... Doh !

Up until now I have been able to keep myself and my PC free and clear of any virus' and most Malware etc with diligence in watching what files are downloaded and used on the family PC but somehow the other night I contracted some form of Win32:Malware-gen

Initially it was picked up by Avast 4.8 Free edition, so I moved the offending file to the chest as instructed and then ran a complete scan, which again picked up on two more files, which again, I moved to the chest as instructed. I then tried the standards, Ad aware, Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, all of which also picked up numerous issues, which again were cleaned as suggested by each program. Alas, still getting Virus warnings in Avast. Next I went online and ran SuperAntiSpyware's online scanner, which found and removed more spyware but still I am getting these Virus Alerts. After a bit of searching I found that I had somehow (possibly my young son) downloaded and installed a program called: Multi-file-downloader by a group of fine scammers named XF Trade LLP.

Each time Avast alerts me to the presence of a Virus it seems to be in a different file for example: C:\temp\71b4266a19a3b5e6d9a53adb533d63af.exe or C:\temp\993cc3ce52138055bbeee8aed8a3ae7d.exe

So thankfully after a bit, no, alot of searching I found this site. I have attached a HJT Scan Log and at this point I am totally baffled as to what to do next :(

Please Help !

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#2 DRZDuke

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:56 AM

Just a fast update to let all the interested readers know I fixed it or actually I didn't but this did: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Downloaded, updated, ran program ... Voila !!! Fixed

Thank You Microsoft.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:27 PM

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