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Oli

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VIRUS! OH NOES!
« on: 10 Jun 2006, 05:20 »

Ok so my friend went and downloaded a virus accidentally.

He asked me to try and help him get rid of it, so I figured I'd ask all you peeps to help me out a little.

So I have no idea what kind of virus this is. Apparently everytime he opens any file based in "My Documents" it just closes it. He's also unable to access the internet and a bunch of various programs.

He says that when he ran a virus scan it scanned up untill "My Documents" and then closed itself.

He also cannot save any files or send/upload files.

Any advice?

The best solution we have so far is wipe the hard drive.

Cheers.
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Alegis

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« Reply #1 on: 10 Jun 2006, 11:06 »

A bunch of various programs, including all antivirus programs you tried to install ?

Seems to be its one aimed at corrupting documents.
Anyways, try narrowing down the search on this page, or browse the 100 viruses it found; and acquire a specific removal tool (which will most likely work then):

http://search.symantec.com/custom/update/query.html?charset=utf-8&filter=vir&nh=10&hitsceil=100&st=1&context=gbh&qt=my+documents&x=0&y=0
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edscoble

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« Reply #2 on: 10 Jun 2006, 20:04 »

download a virus by accident, it's so annoying isn't it? you managed to tune the firewall so perfectly strong (mine's only Windows Firewall, no anti-virus or anything) until you accidentally press the wrong button.

please tell me he has back up his computer.
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« Reply #3 on: 10 Jun 2006, 22:34 »

Boot in safe mode and then run the virus scan. If it still dies in the middle of the scan, it'll be way less of a hassle to just wipe the hard drive.
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« Reply #4 on: 10 Jun 2006, 22:54 »

Kill processes in the task manager. If you find out what the process that's doing it is called there a fair chance you've got the filename. Find, delete, hope you win.
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« Reply #5 on: 11 Jun 2006, 01:12 »

Know any LiveCDs with virus protection on them?  That might get around the problem.

More prevention, but Avast! scans before Windows services start, which might catch it.

Also, can you create an Emergency Disk/CD with the Virus protection you have?  That might also solve it, because those boot independently of the main Windows install.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 Jun 2006, 12:30 »

Itís quite likely that the virus itself is not in the My Documents folder. Try finding a virus scanner which allows you to exclude certain folders (I believe most do) and not scan the My Documents folder (do this in safe mode with as many unnecessary services as possible turned off of course). It might be helpful to go into safe mode with networking and use an online scanner like Pandaís. It likely wonít get rid of the problem but will allow you to pinpoint it. After that, search up on the virus and find as many associated files as possible (usually just two or three). Then go into a command prompt which is independent of windows (you can use recovery console which can be installed from the Windows CD, I donít remember exactly how, but Iím sure you can Google the instructions) and get rid of the files associated with the virus (!!make sure youíre not deleting any important files, most viruses name themselves something very close essential Windows files; make sure youíve got the right ones!!). Do this in the command prompt because services which allow viruses to replicate wonít be on at that time. Also, if any of the files are .batís or .dllís you might be able to type ďedit *.*Ē (* being the file name) and find out which registry keys it adds or edits (probably not though). After this, go back into safe mode, turn as many services as possible and run a virus scan again.
Hopefully this helps you
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The Cosmic Fool

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« Reply #7 on: 11 Jun 2006, 20:38 »

1) Get your hands on NOD 32. (An antivirus program, regarded as the best. You can find it on anywhere on filesharing networks.)

2) Run computer in safe mode. Disable viral process(es).

3) Install NOD 32, run whatever crack. Reboot. Restart into safe mode. Disable viral process(es) again.

4) Allow NOD to download updates, run scanner, and pray.
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Luke

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« Reply #8 on: 12 Jun 2006, 22:11 »

After you get the virus off, get Norton Systemworks.

We've used it for as long as we've had internet access and it's never failed us. The virus protection & the GoBack utility is an amazing combination.
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Alegis

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« Reply #9 on: 13 Jun 2006, 03:49 »

Quote from: The Cosmic Fool
1) Get your hands on NOD 32. (An antivirus program, regarded as the best. You can find it on anywhere on filesharing networks.)

2) Run computer in safe mode. Disable viral process(es).

3) Install NOD 32, run whatever crack. Reboot. Restart into safe mode. Disable viral process(es) again.

4) Allow NOD to download updates, run scanner, and pray.


there's a trial version ;)
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