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Help, weird virus on the family computer!

by communistpenguin / June 21, 2010 2:49 AM PDT

Um, well, my family computer has been acting up for a while now. I never ever use this computer but recently my mom asked me to scan it for her. Symantec shows four viruses when it completes its scan. Symantec also says that it has quarentined those 4 viruses, however, when I check the quarentine folder, its empty. Obviously this is a very tricky virus that is trying to elude itself from being deleted. I believe they're registry errors but the file names are as followed:
-lorry/patches.class
-lorry/debugger.class
-lorry/cloners.class
-f.class

If anyone would please help me get rid of these it would be greatly appreciated
-note: I've also run malwarebytes, but it hasn't been able scan for these.

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Malicious Software Removal Tool
by CassandraF_WinTeam / June 21, 2010 4:35 AM PDT
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um....
by communistpenguin / June 21, 2010 12:04 PM PDT

It didn't work...I believe the viruses are hiding from being deleted. any other suggestions?

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Not much in Google for lorry/debugger.class
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 21, 2010 8:57 PM PDT

or the others you listed, so this is a mystery.

I see you have already run Malwarebyte's Anti-malware, but I am not sure what you mean when you said it hasn't been able to scan for these. Did something prevent the full scan?

What effect is this malware having on your mom's computer?

Are you able to download and install SUPERAntispyware?

If so, do that, run it and update it, and perform a full scan.

See if that helps.

Mark

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didnt work...
by communistpenguin / June 27, 2010 12:46 AM PDT

Well I ran malwarebytes and none of these viruses appear, They only appear when we run the symantec scan. I used Superantispyware, and it got rid of a whole bunch of tracking cookies and other viruses, but ran a symantec scan and still the same four viruses popped up....any other suggestions?

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The good news is Symantec is payware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2010 12:56 AM PDT
In reply to: didnt work...

Let them earn their keep at http://community.norton.com/

But look at this from another angle. Think about how all these viruses are getting into this machine. Some use torrents and until we get that or similar out of the machine the pests continue to have a path into the machine.

It is possible and likely this is in the restore area. This is where I usually look after scans in safe mode.
Bob

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Help, weird virus on the family computer!
by glassetter / November 7, 2010 1:00 AM PDT

Avast anti virus free edition has a boot time scan that removed the same virus from my pc
It works before your computer fully boots up

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Virus
by kedscnet / November 7, 2010 11:47 AM PST

Try running the AV programs in SAFE mode.

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