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How Do I Know When I'm "done"?

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#1 Jent


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Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:29 PM

Hello all,

I've been working over the last few weeks to remove a mega-load of trojans, worms, etc off a friend's computer (she hadn't done ANY security patches or anti-virus updates for over 2 years - you can imagine the mess it was in). I've been following the tutorials here, and have gotten a LOT accomplished! THANK YOU!

Now and again, though, I'm still finding things that I thought were gone but weren't yet. Last night, I just removed EETU.EXE, !UPDATE.EXE, and MSCONFIG32.EXE from her registry (I hadn't done that yet) when Ewido caught EETU.EXE resurrecting itself. But several days of running Ewido, Spybot, Ad-Aware, and the other programs listed here hadn't shown anything still there. But then BOOM - there it was again!

My question, then, is: how do I know for certain that this is all cleaned up and I'm done? I've completely updated her Microsoft security patches and McAfee stuff (including a firewall). I've installed all the anti-spyware/trojan programs listed here. Last night I ran Autoruns and nuked the above files (which I found there at that time). Everything else says it's fine - when is it really?

Thanks again -


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:32 PM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination, just to be sure.

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.

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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