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I have a Botnet virus....

by iMeltFacesx3 / July 9, 2009 11:47 AM PDT

Ok my brother downloaded some file, and ran it, and now I have a botnet virus. I need something to get rid of it. I can't tell my parents, and I need it to be free. Please help, this is urgent. If I don't fix this computer my parents will be very angry. If there is a way to wipe my computer, without having to re-install windows XP, or if that's the only way that would help. Thank you.

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A good start
by Jimmy Greystone / July 9, 2009 12:57 PM PDT

A good start would be identifying the specific "botnet virus" you were infected with. Take that information, put it into Google along with something like "remove" and see what comes out.

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Things To Try......
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 9, 2009 1:41 PM PDT

If you can get online, try one of the free online scans such as the one at the link below,,:

F-Secure Online Scanner
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And then follow the instructions below to run a couple of free antispyware scanners.

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder..

Hope this helps...

Grif

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