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.

Photo

Whitesmoke Virus


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

#1 jlablackbird

jlablackbird

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:47 PM

Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:43 AM

I just found the Whitesmoke virus on my desktop running Windows XP. I have not done anything to take it off yet. It was detected by Spybot. I then opened Avira and started the antivirus scan. I can see this will be a problem to remove. What steps should I take?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 teacup61

teacup61

    Bleepin' Texan!


  • Malware Response Team
  • 17,075 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wills Point, Texas
  • Local time:07:47 PM

Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

Hello jlablackbird ,

Posted Image

Trouble indeed. <_< Whitesmoke is always accompanied by a rootkit, so let's shake that loose first :

Download TDSSKiller.zip
  • Extract it to your desktop
  • Double click TDSSKiller.exe
  • Press Start Scan
    • If Malicious objects are found then ensure Cure is selected
    • Then click Continue > Reboot now
  • Copy and paste the log in your next reply
    • A copy of the log will be saved automatically to the root of the drive (typically C:\)

Thanks,
tea
Please make a donation so I can keep helping people just like you.
Every little bit helps! :)
You can even use your credit card! Thank you!

Posted Image


Error reading poptart in Drive A: Delete kids y/n?

#3 teacup61

teacup61

    Bleepin' Texan!


  • Malware Response Team
  • 17,075 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wills Point, Texas
  • Local time:07:47 PM

Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:05 PM

Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team a PM with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic
Please make a donation so I can keep helping people just like you.
Every little bit helps! :)
You can even use your credit card! Thank you!

Posted Image


Error reading poptart in Drive A: Delete kids y/n?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users