Getting rid of a Trojan.

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  1. beckington

    beckington New Member

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    I have a trojan virus. I want to get rid of it manually. Norton finds it but a new one keeps popping up.

    How can i get rid of it for good? I have every virus scanner on the planet.

    I am told that its a "downloader", if that means anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. beckington

    beckington New Member

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    Oh, and I've tried every method online, and it doesnt seem to work very well.
     
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    dont run multiple anti-virus products. And get rid of norton -- it's a bigger virus/spyware than what it removes.

    Remove all av products and disable system restore. install AVG-FREE, and do a full scan in safe mode.

    if that does not remove it, then reformat.
     
  4. vsritual

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    Try to reboot your computer in safe mode (F5 before the OS Loads) then as soon as windows boots, log in, and type "msconfig.exe" then hit Enter. It will bring up a window with multiple tabs and you want to uncheck everything in the "Startup" tab. Some of these startup things are legit, (sometimes special keyboard keys, etc) but it should be alright to uncheck them temporarily then add them back one at a time.

    That stops it from starting. If it is embedded in your internet explorer (BHO) you will need a program such as "HiJackThis" to remove the BHO objects.

    Be really careful with HiJackThis, you can really screw your comp up doing it.

    Hope this helps


    -vsr
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    yea I would recommend NOT following vsritual's advice.
     
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    Yeah my advice works. It is the only for sure way to make sure nothing loads at startup. You can try to run your virus scanners but good trojans will be undetected.

    Try to run your crappy virus scanner... obviously it isn't working otherwise he wouldn't be posting here.
     
  8. Doomsday

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    wut?
     
  9. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    :ugh: Please just be a fly on the wall until the 09's arrive and there's someone stupider than you, around.
     
  10. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    Norton will not get rid of it. I have a friend who always gets virus' because they refuse to get rid of Norton since they already paid for it. I have spent hours trying to kill trojans with no success. I always end up uninstalling Norton and loaded AVG or Avast (depends on my mood, but normally AVG) to get rid of it and the load Norton back on to make them happy.
     
  11. trouphaz

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    am i the only one here who just ties off the end of my Trojans and throws it in the garbage? oh, and using Trojans is one of the best ways to avoid getting any new viruses.
     
  12. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    technically abstinance is... but I understand your point.
     
  13. trouphaz

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    hey fuckface, "using Trojans is one of the best ways..." now, if i said "using Trojans is the best way" i could see you opening your mouth and saying something. do you have to attempt to ruin everything with you nitpicking?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    technically "pulling out" is "one of" the best was. All that "one of" does is show that you're pulling marketing b.s.


    take the bunch out of your panties.
     
  15. trouphaz

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    sorry to the original poster for the derail.
     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Holy shit, I'd be a big liar if I said this thread didn't make me laugh my ass off a couple of times.

    You people are insane.


    :rofl::rofl:
     

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