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#1 Lostmate

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

Which guide is better? I am helping a friend with their machine and I do not want to screw anything up. Please tell me the better guide to use.
 
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:20 PM

Well since you asked -
Bleeping Computer site Admin, Grinler has produced a guide tor those who wish to do it themselves.

How to remove the Poweliks Trojan (Removal Guide)

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:01 AM

Thank you for the information, but I was asking which of the two guides I posted was better. I will just try one and see how it goes, I will let you know how things work.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:31 PM

Only one of those you listed mention using Eset as does the guide here at BC. I know that Eset does remove Poweliks.

So, you got the best advice in the first answer to your question.

Poweliks is capable of doing lots of bad stuff. You will need to do more than just remove poweliks to clean the crud that

it installs.

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:48 PM

While ESET Tool is mainly used to remove the basic infection, there is also a good Symantec (Norton) tool that I run second as a check only.

 

Your links lead to "ComboFix" and other programs that should NOT be used in these cases, as they will "brick" your system if not used correctly.

 

We are more than happy to assist any person (free of charge) in the correct methods to remove and clean-up after this problem. .....

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

How do I remove a Poweliks infection? contains the instructions from ESET who created ESETPoweliksCleaner. Our Bleeping Computer removal guide essential provides the same information so either one of them can be trusted as buddy215 noted. ESETPoweliksCleaner has been very effective in most cases. After running the tool, if Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed.

Unfortunately, several experts have tested Symantec's tool without success but it's worth a try if ESET's tool does not work.

Both Rkill and MBAR should detect/terminate Poweliks.

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