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Help needed with PWSteal.Trojan

by mannymanam / January 30, 2006 1:10 AM PST

I'm not able to access regedit. My OS is Windows 98 SE, running on Dell with 500MZ Pentium and 160MB of Ram. It has Norton Internet Security 2005 Version that includes Norton AntiVirus Version which doens't find the suspected PWSteal.Trojan as per Symantec website. I have tried running the tool to reset shell\open\command registry keys (UnHookExec.inf) but it doesn't correct problem. I have tried to download and run SARC Intelligent Updated but it states that my subscription is expired which is incorrect. I've tried to run the virus scan in safemode as per Symantec but it doesn't run in safemode. I tried running the UnHookExec.inf in safemode and it doesn't correct problem either. Please help me.

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Not Quite Sure What to Suggest. What Makes You....
by tobeach / January 30, 2006 3:01 PM PST

suspect this trojan ?
I think you could try downloading & running Stinger .exe. Since it's free standing tool it might function. Doesn't cover all but does cover Pass Word Steal Sincom.dll & all Variants (??).Available here:
You might try an online scan (if your Norton will let you) or a Trial (free) of a Trojan specialty scanner(same caution). Links for these on this page:
Have you tried an SFC repair with disk?
Sorry not techie enough to offer more. G'Luck!! Happy

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Hi mannymanam
by roddy32 / January 30, 2006 11:36 PM PST

You are limited for trojan scanners which MIGHT remove this for you because you are using W98 but a-squared will work with that system. This link tells you about it and at the bottom of the page there is a download link. Make sure that you download the "free" and not the "personal"


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Hi roddy32,
by mannymanam / February 6, 2006 9:26 AM PST
In reply to: Hi mannymanam

Thank you very much for your reply. Funny you should suggest to download a-squared, because one of the sites that you can download it from is MajorGeeks.com and that is where I was able to get the solution to my problem. I searched the internet for answers and found the site: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407. It was able to solve my problem and I recommend the site to anyone that is having any problems with trojans or a virus. Thanks again for your help.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome, glad you got it fixed.
by roddy32 / February 6, 2006 9:28 AM PST
In reply to: Hi roddy32,

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