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cloud 2012 virus [Split topic]

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#1 michelle1983


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:00 PM

I didn't read the other instructions posted above yet, but I just got this #$(&*er yesterday and here's what I did: (I wasn't able to boot in safe mode either)
Restart the computer, and the instant the desktop shows up (before all the icons in the tray appear), hit ctrl+alt+del and close the application "cloud av" (or cloud something I'm not sure) right away (if you have a gazillion things running like my computer you'll want to click the name tab to sort them alphabetically and find cloud quicker). Once it's closed, I did a search for files/folders named cloud and deleted everything related to the virus (some was in windows/system32, some was in startup, and I think some may have been elsewhere). Finally, I ran my antivirus software, though it didn't find anything at that point.
Hope you're able to fix your comp... all the f'ers that make these viruses should be shot

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 November 2011 - 02:38 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Thanks mixhelle.. Just want to add that as this infection is known to be bundled with the TDSS rootkit infection, you should also run a program that can be used to scan for this infection. Please follow the steps in the following guide:

Please run the tool here How to remove Google Redirects

When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called "TDSSKiller.txt" please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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