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Got a tough infection

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#1 bigoaktree


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Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:07 AM

Wish I could identify which bit of malware I've gotten, but after running Malwarebytes a couple of times, I still don't know what it is or how to be rid of it. I've never encountered malware this persistent before. I have not yet received any scareware, all I know is that whenever I am on the network, I get a slew of traffic from some Russian IP's. I got this bit of malware from a USB stick which I had put into another PC. Even though I knew there was an infection in the PC, like a fool I did not format the USB drive after and ran a program later on my own PC which got me the infection.

Anyway, I'm running Windows XP SP3. I am not sure what other information you need here. I'd love just to be able to identify what this sucker is and try to tackle it myself after reading up on how to defeat it. Some suggestions would be wonderful, thanks!

Edit: After doing some research and mucking around, I now know what I have is Virut. This thing is nasty. Any advice on how to get rid of it is most welcome.

Edited by bigoaktree, 22 May 2010 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:53 PM


How do you know you have Virut?

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

Hello please run an MBAM scan and post the log. We would like to confirm Virut first.

You will also need to reformat the flash drive// How Do You Reformat a USB Flash Drive?
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