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Windows Xp Sp2 - Virus Vaults And Quarantines

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#1 fraser price

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 06:25 AM

I have installed all the suggested scanning/spybot etc programmes as suggested, since my AVG 7 identified Trojan, and one of the particulary worrying entries in the AVG virus vault was C:\1386\REG.EXE worm identified - and it says Backup Infected. This was identified prior to the Ad-Aware etc. being downloaded. I have a slight blank rectangle on my desktop background picture which has not enlarged since doing this but then again, hasn't gone away. Would the other downloads have dealt with this, or have I got to do something else - or does this mean my computer is dying? The only difference in it recently I have noticed is that it takes sometime to open (presumably due to the scanning etc.) and I can't access Microsoft downloads - I just get the toolbars and a blank screen. I am hoping to use this computer increasingly for work from home and am a bit concerned that it may be corrupted before I start. Am I pushing my luck to ask another connected question - will the Spyware automatically scan my laptop when connected via the main computer (if I ever get it past ZoneAlarm), or do I need to install these programmes on it also? :thumbsup:

(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 09 February 2007 - 07:55 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 07:30 AM

First do this :
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 could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

After that we will deal with your other questions.

Edited by fozzie, 09 February 2007 - 07:31 AM.

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