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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by rstanley, Dec 9, 2001.

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  1. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    I am haveing trouble finding a way to restore pc from a virus. Recently I've been haveing trouble with sound, and the screen distorting. The cause is I believe due to the over 1458 files that are infected or at least that's what avg says. When avg was healing it froze. Is there a way I could restore or delete these files.

    thanks!
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Post back the name of the virus that was detected.
     
  3. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    This is really a problem for me. Viruses really seem to love me, for all together I have over 2000 files that are corrupted. This isn't what gets me down though, what gets me down is that I don't know a way to get rid of them or restore them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Are you still able to boot Windows and download?

    What was the virus that was identified? It is possible that another program may be able to clean the infected files if they are Windows files, otherwise you may need to just delete them, reinstall Windows, including your display and sound card drivers, or even reformat.
     
  5. kramnnim

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    Um, get a virus scanning program? Reformat? You can get a free virus scan prog. from www.grisoft.com (I think thats the right url)
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I think you should first have your system scanned on line before you install anything.

    Here are three sites where you could have that done.

    I recommend you do at least the first two:

    <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>
    <A HREF="http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp?Language=2&Country=63&Partner=1&Ref=EN-PR-AS-107">Panda Active Scan</A>
    <A HREF="http://security2.norton.com/us/home.asp?j=1&venid=sym&langid=us&plfid=20&pkj=RBCQKZWCGZYFVHDYKDB">Symantec Security Check</A>

    Good luck,
     
  7. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    Yes, I can still download and boot windows but the image is distorted and gets worse the more windows open.

    Heres a few things avg says in test results:
    C:\REMOVEIT.HTA Trojan horse js/seeker still infected
    C:\CPQDRV\HELP.HTA Could be infected VBS/Ha Still infected
    C:\COMPAQ\INTROREG\HTML\NA Could be infected VBS/Ha... Still infected

    Theirs many of them and its all like that.
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    Well, those specific ones can be deleted. The compaq files are not vital to windows, and removeit.hta is a virus file itself. This symantec link may help sort things out for you. Follow its instructions for manual cleaning.

    http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/js.seeker.html

    I think you must have something else besides js/seeker though for so many files to be infected. Is that the only identified virus?

    Weird (a virus name) is known to infect multititudes of files, if that is one of the infections, there is another virus program that has been successful in cleaning it.

    You might try running an online scan here;

    http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/

    It probably won't clean those files, but it may give a better identification of what the infections are.

    I have merged your thread from the OS forum to this one. This will avoid duplication and confusion.
     
  9. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    I just ran avg virus scan 6.0 and deleted a few files so now it seems to be running fine. I still seem to have a problem getting rid of infected temporary internet files. Is there a way I could avoid deleting these files or not. Further more, If I should delete them how do I go about doing that.

    thanks for the help!!
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You should delete them regularly anyway, so that they won't build up too much.

    Here's a MS article: How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder

    And I've got a little tip for you:

    Go to tools/Internet Options, advanced tab, and check " Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed".

    That way you'll never need to remind yourself.

    Cheers,
     
  11. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    thanks for all the help!!!
     
  12. SavvyLady

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    rstanley...

    viruses love you... I think you love them too... sheese you didn't have a virus scanner???

    well hope you'll keep one set now.. what about adpaware do you have that??
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com go download it to get rid of spyware
     
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