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Download-VA Trojan

Hi All,

Everytime I launch my browser (IE),McAffee pops up and says it has detected and deleted a "download-va" File named ACGABGIZ.sys from the c:\windows\system32\drivers folder. I've tried running a full McAfee scan at start up, McAfee boot scan, a TrendMicro Housecall scan, a Window anti spyware scan and a Adaware scan but I'm still getting the message when I first launch IE. I've searched the folder at start but don't see that file. Any thoughts? I'm running XP Home edition, Updates and DATS all up to date.

Thanks,

Bruce

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Observe the running service or process.

Using Task Manager, end the task of the suspicious file because as per Sophos, this Downloader-VA registers itself as a service process and downloads and executes files from a remote site. The Trojan may also attempt to terminate known processes and delete the associated EXE files. See http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojagentcc.html

Download anti-trojan (any of the following)
1. a2 free - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/

2. The Cleaner Pro 30 days trial - http://www.moosoft.com

3. TrojanHunter - http://www.misec.net/ (trial)

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A possible solution for Downloader-VA

I had this same problem, downloader-VA trojan every time I opened IE. I tried a lot of things, but the thing that I got to work was http://www.trojanhunter.com/

Download it and run the full scan. After deleting whatever trojans it finds (I don't know exactly which one it was --- I had 4 total), try launching IE. It should be fine now.

Hope it helps.

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kinda-fixed but ie shuts down slow

when i log off or shut down
ie seems to be snagged and won't
end,.,any ideas? and where can
I get a task manager?

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