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04/11/2010 05:28:19 PM · #1
How the heck do i remove a trojan virus, i have done a full pc scan yet the AVG scan does not find these trojan's could someone please help me!
04/11/2010 05:29:53 PM · #2
If you know the name of the virus you might google it and find a cure for it.

Ray
04/11/2010 05:33:53 PM · #3
Originally posted by RayEthier:

If you know the name of the virus you might google it and find a cure for it.

Ray


tried it, didnt bloody work :/
04/11/2010 05:35:57 PM · #4
Originally posted by hojop25:

Originally posted by RayEthier:

If you know the name of the virus you might google it and find a cure for it.

Ray


tried it, didnt bloody work :/


Perhaps if you added a bit of information as to the type of virus and the effect it has on your computer, one of the many knowledgeable people on DPC could help out.

Ray
04/11/2010 05:49:15 PM · #5
sometimes malware is very sneaky and hides itself from well known av products. One thing that could help is to "nuke it from orbit" so to speak. This would mean booting from a special Linux disk which will then scan the hard drive for malware. Since Windows has not booted, the malware files have no opportunity to hide themselves, I'll see if I can dig up a link to one for you.
04/11/2010 05:56:41 PM · #6
yuck ycuk yuck. i had a "vista security" thing a week or so ago. it was the most annoying hting on the face of the earth. my husband finally got rid of it, somehow, by googling the name of it and then beefing up our existing security.
04/11/2010 06:02:05 PM · #7
Found it. AVG Rescue CD is available in 2 versions. An ISO file to burn to a CD, or an installer to put it on a bootable flashdrive.

I recommend downloading and creating the rescue disk on a non-infected computer.
04/11/2010 06:05:29 PM · #8
I run a computer repair centre and see this alot. Chances are fairly high that if AVG will not pick it up it does not exist. The problem is the software that is telling you you have a virus.
A quick way of removing this threat.
Start in safe mode, press F8 on boot up.
Once in safe mode try and go to system restore, start - accessories - system tools - system restore.
With the system restore box up click onrestore to a earlier time and then select a date back about a month if possible. then click restore. This can take several minutes to do this. Once it starts up again it is extremely important you do the windows updates, open browser and go tools windows update. If this is not done you will almnost certainly reinfect your system. Your computer should now be free of the infection.

A better antivirus software is Microsoft security essentials, it is performing better than most paid antivirus softwares.
//www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
04/11/2010 06:16:06 PM · #9
Is your browser telling you it exists? How does it manifest itself? What are you doing while you encounter this trojan/virus?

04/11/2010 06:19:51 PM · #10
Basically, i do not know the name as yet, because it only come up every now and then, AVG is the software telling me i have it but not from a scan it pops up with, virus detected trojan horse.......... if i resore my system will it reboot my hardrive and delete the files? im confused.
I just had the blue screen of death, it crashed whilt doing a scan :S ???
04/11/2010 06:23:25 PM · #11
Originally posted by hojop25:

Basically, i do not know the name as yet, because it only come up every now and then, AVG is the software telling me i have it but not from a scan it pops up with, virus detected trojan horse.......... if i resore my system will it reboot my hardrive and delete the files? im confused.
I just had the blue screen of death, it crashed whilt doing a scan :S ???


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Microsoft Security Essentials

Message edited by author 2010-04-11 18:24:16.
04/11/2010 06:24:07 PM · #12
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heres the alert
04/11/2010 06:29:35 PM · #13
The popup is not from AVG, it is a fake. You are, apparently, infected with a piece of rogue software called "Virus Cleaner."
04/11/2010 06:43:02 PM · #14
This will help you out..
Malware Bytes

Free to download and use for personal users.. Should sort that bugger out.
04/11/2010 06:47:25 PM · #15
In a perfect world, the resourcefulness of hackers would always be outmatched by the resourcefulness of the executioners.

edit: I know-- you think in a perfect world, there would be no hackers. But then who would there be to execute?? :P

Message edited by author 2010-04-11 18:48:40.
04/11/2010 06:49:38 PM · #16
Originally posted by kirbic:

The popup is not from AVG, it is a fake. You are, apparently, infected with a piece of rogue software called "Virus Cleaner."


Huh? could you explain what it is?
04/11/2010 06:58:09 PM · #17
microsoft security essentials, didnt work and now wont let me uninstall it???? or delete it?
04/11/2010 07:01:42 PM · #18
I don't think you have a trojan or a virus. This is malware. Mostly harmless but a pita to remove, sometimes. Go to Simms link and install that software. Scan your comp and get back to us.
04/11/2010 07:04:58 PM · #19
often times, if a machine is badly infected, you'll be redirected from the malware bytes site to another spyware site.

you can trust cnet.com and search for malware bytes from there.

Joe
04/11/2010 07:06:39 PM · #20
Originally posted by Jac:

I don't think you have a trojan or a virus. This is malware. Mostly harmless but a pita to remove, sometimes. Go to Simms link and install that software. Scan your comp and get back to us.


Here's another one.

Hijack This

04/11/2010 07:11:03 PM · #21
the malware scan has been going for 20 mins now and has 0 infections?
04/11/2010 07:16:10 PM · #22
Originally posted by hojop25:

the malware scan has been going for 20 mins now and has 0 infections?


Patience.. it will get there..
04/11/2010 07:19:29 PM · #23
Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by hojop25:

the malware scan has been going for 20 mins now and has 0 infections?


Patience.. it will get there..


finnnnneeeee :)
04/11/2010 07:20:54 PM · #24
what should i click when the alert pops up?
Iv'e been clicking move to vault ? :/
04/11/2010 07:36:25 PM · #25
Originally posted by hojop25:

Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by hojop25:

the malware scan has been going for 20 mins now and has 0 infections?


Patience.. it will get there..


finnnnneeeee :)


At 44mins
100000 files scanned
0 infections :/
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