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#1 kpalys

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:01 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know how to remove w32/forbot.I@ab worm? No remover tools listed when I googled or looked at Symantec or a few other sites.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:11 PM

Have you tried these online virus scanners:

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:38 PM

Thanks for the reply.

Sortof. This worm is on my daughter's computer, which is really hosed up. Since she has been having difficulty downloading or sometimes even getting to the web, the process has been hit or miss. The only way we have been able to make any progress is that I have downloaded different packages from my computer, driven to her house, and installed the programs. We had loaded those two packages on there (one at a time) but this worm did not show up on either. We can try them again.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 01:07 PM

Download these programs and burn them to a disk. Bring them to her house, install them, update them, then run them:

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.

If she is using XP, or Win 98, turn off System Restore before running these scans. System Restore can be found here:

XP:
right click MY COMPUTER / PROPERTIES / SYSTEM RESTORE / CHECK "Turn off System Restore"
Win 98:
Enabled by default. To disable:
MY COMPUTER / PROPERTIES / PERFORMANCE tab / FILE SYSTEM
TROUBLE SHOOTING tab / check DISABLE SYSTEM RESTORE / OK / OK / YES when prompted to reboot

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to
keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Also get HJT from here. If the above programs don't help, then:

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here
Follow the directions, EXACTLY! This is important!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, here. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Edited by tg1911, 18 November 2004 - 01:20 PM.

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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