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winstart001.exe virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ahhoe, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. ahhoe

    ahhoe Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2001
    I am using winxp pro. My virus scan have detected a virus named winstart001.exe at
    The anit-virus software(FIX-IT UTILITIES 4)is unable to remove/clean it.
    How can i remove it and is it harmful to the system. My computer have been hanging when i left it on overnight to download movies.
    There's a virus in kazaa's folder as well. I think the name is something like NLNP24.exe. Is it really a virus as detected?
    And how do i remove it.
  2. BlueSpruce


    Jul 24, 2003
    ahhoe ,

    Start with the following ,

    Remove Kazaa in Add/Remove in the control panel , Reboot and follow-up with KazaaBegone http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/kazaabegone.zip
    Unzip KazaaBegone to a Temp Folder , and run it.

    Next , download and install Spybot search & destroy www.security.kolla.de Open Spybot search & destroy , Click Online , Search for updates , Download all available updates , log offline , Close all browser windows , check your taskbar for minimized windows as well , Run Spybot search & destroy , put a check in every entry Spybot search & destroy returns , Click fix problems. Shutdown & Reboot your computer.

    Finally , download Hijack This v1.97 www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ Unzip Hijack This to your Desktop , Press Scan , Scan button becomes Save log button (Do not fix anything yet) , Save the log to the Desktop , Return to this thread , Copy and Paste the log to the forum

    Good luck
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