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Get rid of trojan.dowload.swizz

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Albino_Jenn, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. Albino_Jenn

    Albino_Jenn Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2003

    A week or so ago everytime I would start my computer I would find 3-5 infected items by trojan.download.swizz, so I would quarantine them, and then delete them. The virus seems to only effect .exe files! I have norton 2002 I believe, and It won't find the virus, or the infected one's when I fun a full system scan, yet it finds the infected files when I start my computer! I ran the norton full scan one day and it found 188 infected files, but after that it has found nothing, until I reastart my comp that is! I ran a free online scan and found a virus named dluca.exe and I was wondering if the two have any relation, I went to find files/folders, fouund it and deleted it, and was wondering if that meant the dluca virus was gone now! Basically I want to know how to get rid of the trojan.download.swizz virus.

    Thanks for your time,

  2. buckaroo


    Mar 25, 2001
    Hi Albino_Jenn, Welcome to TSG.

    Go here and download Hijack This. Follow the instructions for generating a scan of your system and post the log here so folks can see what going on.


  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    download.swizz is norton's pet name for the LOP parasite

    then safest & easiest way to remove it is:

    download AdAware 6 181
    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the


    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"


    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within

    archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for

    banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"


    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized

    processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and tick "Automaticly try to

    unregister objects prior to deletion" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it.
  4. buckaroo


    Mar 25, 2001
    Jenn, per Derek, use AdAware scan. If you wish; post your HJT log after cleaning with AdAware.

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