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Wpa.exe (esbot Worm)


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#1 Mhairi

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:00 AM

Hi, could anyone please give me advice as im sure I have a virus which norton cant remove. When i run norton it tells me i have a virus (wpa.exe - a hackers tool) that it cant delete or quarantine. I have downloaded from symantec the esbot remover tool but when i run it, it tells me theres nothing to be found. My HJ scan is clean and my adaware scan is clean but im sure i stilll have a virus. Thanks to anyone who could please please give me advice.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:57 AM

Hi Mhairi!

Here is some infomation on the file:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/wpa.exe-11886.html

Have you tried running AVG in safe mode? You will get a better success rate there. You can boot into safe mode by pressing the F8 key right when Windows starts, usually right after you hear your computer
beep when you reboot it (some versions of windows will display 'Starting Windows' with a grey progress bar)
you will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode. If it does not work on the first try, reboot and try again, as you have to be quick when you press it.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:53 AM

The worm is listed in Trend Micro's database so try removing it using their online scan if David's suggestion still does not work.

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