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RAIDYS Removal

by damian71 / March 10, 2007 11:18 PM PST

I recently installed and ran 'Startup Optimiser'. it told me that I had a trojan - RAIDYS'. It is apparently masquerading as ctfmon.exe

AVG free and AdAware can't find it, and for soem reason my browser goes off when I try to run Trend Housecall. I used regedit, and followed the instructiond from Symanted on deletion, but I could not find the entry it referred to.

can anyone help?

Cheers in advance.

Damian.

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First of all, did you BACKUP your registry??
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 1:41 AM PST
In reply to: RAIDYS Removal
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Cheers Again Marianna
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 3:35 AM PDT

I *blush* forgot to back up my registry - dos that mean I have messed up? I did the rest, but the entry to delete didn't appear in the right pane.

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could it be, the registry entry is already "gone"?
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 4:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Cheers Again Marianna

No need to "blush" - we are ALL human Wink

"dos that mean I have messed up?" Not necessarily - can you run an 0n-line scan like:

Please run the Housecall online virus scan located at:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Follow the prompts to scan your hard drive for viruses. Select the "Autoclean" option so that Housecall will remove any viruses from your system.
When the scan is finished, please restart your computer.

Then please run the Panda scan here:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/
Panda ActiveScan on the left .
Choose to "Disinfect automatically," and follow the prompts. Delete any viruses found, and restart your computer.

Finally, please run the WindowSecurity trojan scan here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
Remove any trojans found, and restart your computer.

Take it "easy" and pls. let us know how you are doing.

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Cheers
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 4:38 AM PDT

Somebody told me that it could well be a false positive - but I will try all the scans anyway; it won't do any harm.

Thanks again Marianna.

Damian.

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Fell at first hurdle...
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Cheers

For some reason, trend shuts down my browser when i try to start it. all of these little hiccups are making me think my laptop must have caught something/be missing something. I am going to stop playing around with utilities that I know nothing about!

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It gets worse!
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 5:12 AM PDT

I just tried installing winPatrol and when it launched, it just went into a grey, elongated rectangle! Could I have inadvertently deleted soem kind of launching software??

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...and worse!
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: It gets worse!

and worse! When I went to Panda, only part of the page was visible - I could see two check circles and an information panel, but there was no writing. What is going on?? Please help!

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Download HJT .....
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: ...and worse!

I think your best chance now is to download HJT

download a self extractable version of hijackthis

Click HERE to download a self extractable version of hijackthis. Double click on hijackthis.exe to extract hijackthis to folder c:\hijackthis. It will extract it to that folder and open the folder for you. It will also create a shortcut on your desktop to hijackthis.

Doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and click "Do a system scan and save a logfile".

When the scan is finished, save the logfile to your desktop.

Then copy and paste the contents of your Hijack This log into your reply in a HJT forum:

http://forum.gladiator-antivirus.com/ - Gladiator Security
http://forums.maddoktor2.com/ - Spyware Beware
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/ - Spywareinfo
http://forums.tomcoyote.com/ - Tom Coyote
http://forums.net-integration.net/ - Net-Integration
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html or
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7

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Text problem?
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: ...and worse!

Hmmm. There seems to be text missing on many websites.

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OK - thanks.
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Text problem?

Will do - cheers.

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Good Luck !
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: OK - thanks.

..... and "be patient" Wink

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Cheers - yeah!
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 6:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Good Luck !

I do tend to rush around and 'guess' a lot! My system seems OK, just can't run SiteAdvisor (which I like) and Housecall. Thanks for your help.

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Cheers :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Cheers - yeah!
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Thanks
by damian71 / March 11, 2007 9:24 AM PDT
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I downloaded Siteadvisor for IE, and it automatically installed the Firefox version automatically! I think I am 'nasty' free now!

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Great job !
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 11, 2007 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

You Are Very Welcome and Happy SAFE Computing Happy

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