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How to remove Win32:Patched-AWN trojan

by Aldisrunna / April 14, 2016 11:36 PM PDT

I am trying to remove a Win32:Patched-AWN trojan. I cannot download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It has avast, ccleaner, and spybot (the last 2 were put on post infection). There is no back up disks. Any Ideas would be most helpful

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Do you have a router and LAN setup there?
by James Denison / April 15, 2016 12:22 PM PDT

If so, share the entire drive to your LAN and then use a second computer to scan that drive. I sometimes do that to allow a Windows AV on windows computer to scan my Linux saved files for any virus/trojan/malware that doesn't bother my Linux system, but could if I sent something infected with a window based virus to a windows user.

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Re: remove trojan
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2016 12:59 AM PDT

Things to try:
1. A bootable antivirus CD. There are many, and most are a free download.
2. Put the hard disk in an external enclosure and check it with Malwarebytes on another PC.
3. When the hard disk in that external enclosure, copy your files out, so you have a backup. Then, in your Windows 7 PC, reinstall Windows.

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Trojan
by Bob__B / April 15, 2016 2:32 PM PDT
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