It does indeed appear that you have Virut, unfortunately the only real option I see now is to format and reinstall Windows.
Cleaning this type of infection can be near impossible to do, so their is no point in helpers trying to clean up this infection,
If you would really like to have a go at cleaning this then you can have a go on your and I will give you some links
to tools that may be able to help you do this, just let me know what you are going to do, thanks.
Your system is infected with a nasty variant of Virut
, a polymorphic file infector
functionality which infects .exe, .scr files
, downloads more malicious files to your system, and opens a back door
that compromises your computer
is an even more complex file infector which also infects script files (.php, .asp, and .html). When Virut creates infected files, it also creates non-functional files that are corrupted beyond repair. 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 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
This kind of infection is contracted and spread by visiting remote
sites. These type of sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware
and an increasing source of system infection. However, the CA Security Advisor Research Blog says they 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.
...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
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:
There is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed
. In some instances it may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, 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:
If you are going to go ahead and format please take note of the following information.
I strongly recommend that you do not back up any of the following:
- executable files (*.exe)
- screensavers (*.scr)
- autorun (.ini) or script (.php, .asp, .html, .htm, .xml) files
- compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have .exe or .scr files inside them: Virut can penetrate and infect these files within compressed files too
- any Operating System-related files
- any files you do not recognize
If you have to backup files, do so only for important documents. You should back up only the data you really need and can't replace - like Word files, spreadsheets, pictures and other important (personal) data files you are in need of. Reformatting will destroy them all and you cannot retrieve the files once you have performed the reformat. There is no harm in backing up MS Office documents and other important (personal) data.
You can scan files with an AV scanner, but please remember that scanners are not 100% foolproof! Please hold to what I said above. With a Virut infection, there is always a chance of backed up data reinfecting your system (if you don't back up properly), and you can start the whole process over again.
It's also advisable to not copy files from the infected machine to your flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. You may also risk infecting another machine. Preferably, burn them to CD/DVD.
Should you have any further questions regarding this, don't hesitate to ask.