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i think i have the qhost trojan?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by epson, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. epson

    epson Thread Starter

    Jul 18, 2003
    Hello everyone hope someone can help me here.
    I have been having a problem with my main pc getting online and i am not sure if it is my network card or this qhost trojan.
    Anyways i am running win xp and was unable to get online with my main pc but i can get online using my laptop both on a network via a hub. When i phoned my internet provider they were very rude and said it was not there problem because the modem must be working if i can get online with my laptop. But they did tell me to doucle click on my computer then double click on my c-drive and if there was a folder named bdtmp that this was the qhost virus. Well it was there so i just deleted the folder i did run my virus scan with pc-cillin and nothing came up. So could anyone tell me is this maybe just my network card?
    Thanks sorry this is so long.
    I will run hijackthis once i get that computer online again.
  2. Metallica

    Metallica Malware Specialist

    Jan 28, 2003
    Hi epson,

    Find the file C: \Windows\help\hosts (no extension)
    and delete it.
    Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
    Type regedit
    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

    Navigate to the key:

    In the right pane, delete the values:
    "NameServer"="<IP address specified in the batch file>"

    Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    In the right pane, delete the values:


    Copied from: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.qhosts.html

    If this hijack is the reason for the computer not getting online that should fix it.


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