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I-worm/brontok.c


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#1 John Gomes

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:20 AM

Hello again Friends,


I have a serious problem.
Several days ago my computer was infected quite suddenly by a virus named I-Worm/Brontok.C and I don't seem to know how to get rid of it.
Every so often AVG flashes a notice in red on the screen saying "Threat Detected" and identifying both the infected file as well as the virus. I would remove the files to the virus vault where I would delete them, but the virus keeps coming back again.
In addition to this the virus frequently shuts down the system. I have tried a System Restore but to no avail.
What is remarkable about this whole scenario is that my computer has become infected even though I have several Anti Virus programs in place e.g.Windows Firewall,Spybot,AVG,and WinPatrol, a program that was recommended by PC World.
If these software packages cannot prevent my computer from becomming infected, then it would be better for me to delete them.

Please help,I need to know how to get rid of it.


With Thanks.


John Gomes

Edited by John Gomes, 23 March 2007 - 01:22 AM.


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#2 fozzie

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:01 AM

start with checking for malware causes to your problem.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/]SuperAintiSpyware

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html]Bitdefender

Once the computer has been scanned, we would like you to download the following program:

McAfee AVERT Stinger

This program will scan your computer for the most common worms, trojans, and viruses that are currently in the wild. Instructions for using this program can be found on the McAfee stinger page.

Be sure and put a check in the box by "Auto Clean" before you do the scan. If it finds anything that it cannot clean have it delete it or make a note of the file location, so you can delete it yourself.

After you have done this and no success 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.




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