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Infected by Fakealert!grb Trojan

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#1 tejas_t


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:47 AM

Dear Sir,
Today while browsing the internet using Mozilla Firefox as a browser, i suddenly got some message pop up on my screen & the pop up was not closing up even after i tried to close it many times. So i eventually closed the laptop & then restarted it.but to my amazementi got a message that your computer
is infected by a virus & pls do a system scan so i immediately pressed that software which looked like a windows based software. by name of system check.after finishing the scan it turned out to be a Trojan itself as all of a sudden i started getting multiple number of pop up stating that windows write failed with message as (failed to save components for the file \\system32\\00007d430 the file is corrupted or unreadable This error may be caused by a PC hardware problem).I tried to scan with malware byte which took 2hours 50 minutes to scan & show 10 vms &iruses & trojans under the name of fakealert!grb but when i delected the files & rebotted the Pc it all again came back. Also this trojan makes all the desktop items & other programmes as hidden.& due to this i am unable to work on my laptop.
There are also lot of other fake poppups stating that there is some problem with my HDD & my RAM etc.Also again & again its shows a pop up mentioning critical errors.also pop up stating File indexation failed

The specification of my system is as stated below

Model: Acer Aspire 4720Z
1.6Ghz,533MhzFSB,1MB L2cache
Operating system : windows 7 Professional

Pls advise how to proceed so as to remove this Trojan without having to format my laptop.
Thanks in advance for your help
Thanks & Regards


Edited by tejas_t, 30 January 2012 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

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