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#1 yuckybot

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:02 PM

Hello all,
 
I just signed up for this site today after using some of the software for several months. I'm interested in learning virus removal because my area of expertise ends when an antivirus is unable to clear it out effectively. I have two work computers that are currently infected; one with a Powelik Trojan and the other with a Root Kit. Both of these viruses are detected and deleted by RogueKiller, however, they are reinfected by a hidden file upon reboot. I definitely could use any tips or tricks on how to manually find these viruses. Lastly, I'm looking to sign up for the Malware Removal course so I'm trying to get my posts in before I'm allowed in.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:43 PM

Hi, and welcome to BC. Anything can be removed if you're proficient using the CLI (command line interface), removing services and editing the registry.

 

poweliks removal tool.

 

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN3587

 

BC's security downloads section. TDSkiller is a good rootkit remover.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/security/

 

List of common registry locations.

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/most-common-registry-key-check-while-dealing-virus-issue

 

List of offline virus scanners.

 

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/13-antivirus-rescue-cds-software-compared-in-search-for-the-best-rescue-disk/



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:00 PM


Please download ESETPoweliksCleaner and save it to your Desktop logo.png
  • Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.
  • Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.
  • The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.
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  • If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed.
  • Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your computer.
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  • The tool will produce a log in the same directory the tool was run from.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.
Note: If the log is too long...you may need to split it and use multiple replies in order to post all the information.
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

...I'm interested in learning virus removal because my area of expertise ends when an antivirus is unable to clear it out effectively...I'm looking to sign up for the Malware Removal course so I'm trying to get my posts in before I'm allowed in.


If you're interested in learning about malware removal and want to help here at Bleeping Computer, please read BleepingComputer's Malware Removal Training Program if you have not done so already.

The above link explains how to apply and what is required. If there are no slots available, you will have to keep checking back at a later time. We are swamped with such requests and there are not enough instructors able to provide teaching so that limits the number of trainees we can accept.

Due to the self-paced structure of training and limited number of instructors here at BC, it is impossible to say with any accuracy when slots will open. New slots are opened up as our existing trainees complete the lower levels of study and move up toward more advanced levels. This is to prevent our volunteer staff being overwhelmed by an influx of new trainees. There is no notification system in place for when slots open so you need to keeping checking back if BC Study Hall is the school you prefer to enroll in. The logistics and management of such a notification system and the fact we have a worldwide membership negate the potential effectiveness and fairness one would expect from it.

If you don't want to wait for an opening here at BleepingComputer, please be aware that training in malware removal is conducted at various other online Unite Schools to include:
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