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Trojan Horse "hosts"

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#1 fr0sTbytE


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 02:02 PM

I have Norton AntiVirus installed on my WinXP. A couple of days ago, it found a trojan horse, in C://Windows/System32/Drivers/etc/hosts. My computer has been freezing up, which is not normal, and I suspect it is the Trojan. I tried to delete it manually because Norton couldn't do anything to it, but it says to make sure it's not in use or right-protected.

I have fixed most of my virus/malware issues here, and I hope you guys will be as helpful as before.

please help me :thumbsup:


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#2 buddy215


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:06 PM

Turn off system restore. This will remove all restore points since some are infected and will make scanning quicker. Turn system restore back on after you are malware free.

Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. This will make your scans faster. Run the cleaner again after you are malware free.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.


Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.

Getting into Windows Safe Mode
(pre-Vista OS's)
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