Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


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

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
2 replies to this topic

#1 DRZDuke


  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nanaimo, B.C. Canada Eh !
  • Local time:03:34 PM

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 !

Attached Files

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 DRZDuke

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nanaimo, B.C. Canada Eh !
  • Local time:03:34 PM

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.

#3 garmanma


    Computer Masochist

  • Staff Emeritus
  • 27,809 posts
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:07:34 PM

Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:27 PM

Topic is closed
Good luck
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users