Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:35 PM
Hi, I wondered if anyone else had noticed an icon in their startup for something called BADARemote. I noticed it having finally got rid of a very nasty trojan, 'System Tools' which disabled everything in my hubby's laptop and puts a very scary message about how your infected system is about to ruin your life.
I had to clean it up in safe mode using RKill and then download some more up to date security software once I'd gone from safe mode to usual Windows XP to finish the job. It was a nightmare, the virus would not let anything at all open in XP. And the bloody thing came back after I thought I had gotten rid of all trace!
The virus finally did not return after I removed BADARemote from the system, turns out it may well be what brought the virus into the system in the first place. It was as if, after I removed the nasty virus, the BADARemote remained like a 'ghost' of the trojan which had just been removed. A virus unmasked! I thought the BADARemote was a genuine program on hubby's laptop, it looks like one; a quick browse on google revealed that it is often not what it seems.
The instructions to remedy many of the problems, I found on this site so thanks to all who shared their information and experiences. Oh, and be careful of a film site with links to info on the cast of 'Hot Fuzz' (comedy set in Wells, nothing rude!) that is what my hubby was linking into when the trouble started.