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Trojan.wimad Infection


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#1 blue_a19

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:49 AM

I am new to this site, and am joining because I need help removing a virus from my computer.

I have Symantec AntiVirus, and the Auto-Protection Results window keeps popping up saying that several ".tmp" files have been deleted from my computer with the Risk listed as "Trojan.Wimad". A new file is found and successfully deleted approximately once a minute. The original location of these .tmp files is listed as a folder called APTemp in the Symantec app folder.

I suspect that this was caused by downloading an infected file from Limewire. I deleted all Limewire-downloaded files, but that does not seem to help the problem.

I want to know how to stop these files from being generated. Is there something on my computer causing these files to be generated every minute?

Please help soon!!

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:47 AM

Trojan.Wimad is a Trojan that downloads remote files from remote Web sites by exploiting the Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology available in Windows. The Trojan arrives on the compromised computer as a license-protected multimedia file....

See here for more info and Symantec's recommendation for removal.

If your running Win XP/2000, also download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware). Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:34 AM

I went through both of those and it still won't stop. Symantec keeps finding and deletes Trojan.Wimad ".tmp" files, and I want to know how to stop them from being multiplied on my computer. Please help.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:59 AM

Its time to have a deeper look as to what's going on with your system by creating a hijackthis log. This will help to identify and remove any malware files that may be responsible for your problems.

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a 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. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

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.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, 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 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. 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.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and complicate the malware removal process.
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