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Ran Autorun Now To Delete Files Permently


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#1 alf01

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

I got infected with a few viruses and trojans. Saw a link on this site and ran AUTORUN and saw a few suspicious files on the start menu. I followed the instructions on how to remove them from the start menu in safe mode but when it comes to removing them permenanttly using either MY COMPUTER or EXPLORER I am lost as to what I am looking for and where to find these files to be deleted

I also get warning from my spyware remover stating thaere are VURTUMONDE and ADLOAD.CW which I am able to remove but get these frequently. I tried using the removal tools for VERTUMONDE but when I run the prgram it tells me it did not find anything

Could anybody there help me get rid of these files permently?

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:14 AM

Hello alf01

If you have malware on your system that you are not able to remove and other suspicious files then we made need to have a deeper look as to what's going on with your system by creating a hijackthis log. This will help us to identify and remove any malware files that may be responsible for your problems. Besides, its not a good idea to start deleting files from your system without knowing exactly what they are.

Please 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.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:42 AM

Actually when I ran the AUTORUN.exe and looked at the files that looked suspicious I used the google serch option on autorun and saw which files were malware and also noticed that those files had no reference such as microsoft, or adobe. they were balnk and also took a look at when they were installed. from there I was able to see which were malware. I restarted in safe mode and deleted those files and my computer began to run just like it did prior to the infections. my only concern is that if I do not remove them off my computer they may re-install themselves at a later time.

If anyone could let me know where I should be looking and what I should be looking for in either MY COMPUTER or in EXPLORER to permenntly reomve these files as it said to do on the thread I was reading which was of great help with the exception of the VERTUMONE spyware that seems to come and go.

I hope I am explaning myself clearly

Thanks for the reply

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:20 AM

Please follow quietman7's instructions. From my reading on this website, the malware you have is particularly sneaky and requires special tools and sometimes different configurations of those tools in order to completely clean your system without damaging it. The HJT team is trained in doing this.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:29 AM

I guess I am not explaning myself clearly

I have stopped the problems on my computer on startup since I removed these files from the startup in safe mode, I am no longer expeienciong browser windows opening up on their own and my anti virus and anti spyware detector are no longer flagging me of any problems with the odd excption of VIRTUMONDE and another I have seen on a couple of occaision only.

If I am able to remove these files permently, as stated in the thread I had read when I downloaded the AUTORUN>EXE, which said to permenantly delete them from the computer after I deleted them from the start menu by going to either KMY COMPUTER orr EXPLORER. As I said in previous threads, I have gone into MY COMUTER and do nt see any files that I deleted in safe mde from the startp menu. I looked n C drive from EXPLORER and do not see any files there ether. I smply need to knnw what I should be looking for or where these fles would normally be put once they are deleted from the startup menu

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:11 AM

Unless you are competent to modify the registry we are suggesting that you take advantage of our Hijack This experts to help you in disinfecting your infected computer.

The malware you have is very difficult to remove and Autoruns may not completely remove it. In order to safely remove the complete infection registry modifications will be necessary and if you or a program you use does it incorrectly you can damage your operating system to the point that you might have to reinstall Windows and all programs on your computer.

If you do not want to follow Quietman's suggestions anything you delete will be at your own risk. Just stopping the malware from starting is not enough to disinfect your system.

Edited by Enthusiast, 12 August 2006 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:35 PM

I looked n C drive from EXPLORER and do not see any files there ether. I smply need to knnw what I should be looking for or where these fles would normally be

Not knowing what AutoRuns identified as startups or what you disabled we cannot advise you what files to delete. The actual location of these files could be in Windows, System32, Program Files, a Temp folder or elsewhere. When you used AutoRun, you should have went to File > Save As and saved a log file (AutoRuns.txt) which would have given the complete path to where each file was located.

Example AutoRun.txt log entries:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

+ !ewido ewido anti-spyware (Not verified) Anti-Malware Development a.s. c:\spyware tools\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
+ nod32kui NOD32 Control Center GUI (Not verified) Eset c:\program files\eset\nod32kui.exe
+ RoxioDragToDisc Drag To Disc Application (Not verified) Roxio c:\program files\roxio\easy media creator 7\drag to disc\drgtodsc.exe
+ Run StartupMonitor c:\windows\startupmonitor.exe

Now lets say nod32kui.exe was a bad file and you disabled its startup entry. From the above log we know its location in the registry and the location of the actual file - C:\Program Files\Eset\ folder.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for the reply as it now makes a bit more sense.
Unfortuneatley the instruction on that partuclar topic I had read on this site did not mention anything about saving a log file. As for the files I did delete from the start up I know they were bad files just by the names and the info I got from the google search option included w/ AUTORUN. I have not encountered anymore problems thus far but at tlaest if it does start to repaet itself again in the future I will know what to do.

Thank you once more you patience and for explaining the steps and hope this will also help some one else in the future.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:36 AM

Your welcome.
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