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#1 whiskey007ca

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:39 PM

:thumbsup: i have been doing some downloading from Limewire and KCeasy all my zip folders are infected with the W32 .alcra virus. Does anyone know why this is so and how to remove the virus. luckly my antivirus program keeps warning me before i open the file. Looking forward to some help. Tks.


(Moderator edit: topic moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 05:11 PM

W32.Alcra is a worm that spreads through file-sharing networks such as Limewire which you use. This worm drops numerous malware files, folders and makes changes to the registry. There is a specialized fix tool for this but it also requires using hijackthis. This infection can be difficult to remove and your probably going to need some help with this.

I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.

It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy. Please be patient as they are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have no replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, a team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Edited by quietman7, 16 May 2006 - 05:31 PM.

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