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generik32 trojan = changed folders

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#1 JayBlake


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:56 AM


First timer (please be gentle with me).

I downloaded a small torrent file and transferred that file to my 1tb external USB hard drive before opening it.

When I did open it, my Nod32 went crackers and informed me I was infected with a generik 32 trojan.

My PC seems completely screwed up now with error messages showing up left, right and centre and hardly any applications working at all.

I did some research and have performed a full system scan with Nod 32 which finds nothing (as it stated it had already cleaned it when it found it).

I've run the latest SuperAntiSpyware and just found/deleted 7 tracking cookies which I suspect were pretty harmless as I never yet ran a SaS scan without finding at least 7 tracking cookies - LOL.

I've also run SmitFraudFix in safe-mode which found nothing.

Thing is, my 1tb external drive still shows as being 850gb full in My Computer but every single folder and icon is now a 1kb shortcut whose Target Type has been changed to screensaver and whose Target has been changed to niwok.scr.

I've detached the PC from the internet but if I double-click on any of the files, an attempt is made to connect to the internet.

Got all my music, photos and documents on that flippin' drive.

Any ideas please guys?

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#2 JayBlake

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions and knowledge imparted. :trumpet:

Sorted it out for myself while you were all sitting on your thumbs. :flowers:

Proper useful site, this is, that I signed up to. :inlove:

Good luck to all seeking help here. :thumbsup:

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