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Do I still have a Vawtrak virus?

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#1 EasterInTheBatcave


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:42 AM

Last night, I was downloading two files simultaneously. They finished at about the same time, and when they finished, Microsoft Security Essentials detected a Vawtrak Trojan virus and quarantined it. I immediately deleted the virus, and both files, and ran an antivirus scan on Malwarebytes. The scan didn't detect anything. However, the 'Windows Activation Technologies' pop-up (the same one in the attached image) kept appearing every two minutes or so, so I knew there was something fishy.


VIEW IMAGE: http://www.mediafire.com/view/h2fbssgnj0u2p9k/IMG_0428.JPG


I shut down the computer, then restarted it in Safe Mode. I ran a full scan in Microsoft Security Essentials while in Safe Mode. It didn't detect anything. I restarted the computer in normal mode, and now the pop-up isn't appearing anymore, and everything appears normal.


However, how do I know the virus isn't running in the background undetected? Does anyone have experience with this?  Thanks!

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#2 EasterInTheBatcave

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 09:48 AM

UPDATE: I just restored my system to March 28th. I'm hoping that that will eradicate the virus, if it was still lingering.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:50 PM

YOu can run RKill... Utility to terminate malicious processes that may interfere with running anti-malware tools.

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.
  • Link 1
  • Link 2
    • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
    • If using Vista/Windows7, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
    • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
    • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
    • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
    • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
  • Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.
Run scans again.
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