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2012 security virus/malware keeps coming back

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by PixySnot, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. PixySnot

    PixySnot Thread Starter

    Dec 26, 2011
    I know this problem has been posted before (EX: techguy.org/1032793), but I'm not seeing a sufficient answer for it as it pertains to me. So this is me posting on behalf of myself.

    I did all the suggestions from BleepingComputer.com... it fixes the problem for a couple days, but then it comes back which makes me think it's not been completely removed properly in the first place. I do not use Limewire or Kazaa. I try to be responsible and only download things from reputable sources. I am not seeing a pattern in my behavior as it relates to this virus. I normally don't get viruses, and the handful of malware is usually taken care of by Spybot. I don't usually have these problems, let alone have one that can't be easily fixed.

    Is this a virus or is it malware or both or what?
    Where does it come from to begin with?
    Why does it keep coming back?

    Maybe if I understood it better I could prevent getting it again.
    Please help, this one is driving me crazy! :confused:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 6141 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 464051 MB, Free - 213353 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 1440 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KX412
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


    EDIT: I just installed a trial version of Malwarebytes Anti Malware. It found & removed 4 infected files that were "Trojan Fake Virus." I enabled active protection. I rebooted like it wanted me to. Then I came back here and it alerted me that the Trojan Fake Virus was trying to run a .exe file. I told it to quarantine.

    So I clearly still have this virus even though I have tried to remove/fix the problem multiple times in multiple ways.

    Ugh... Make it stop!
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