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Trojan virtumod 18

I have a dell 550L and running win xp pro.

The following symptoms are occuring:
-unable to update any adaware/spyware programs;
-Symantec client security/antivirus disabled by Trojan
-mozilla firefox wont load
-IE has been uninstalled because of non stop pop up adsand redirecting of browser page to buy "WIN XP PRO ANITVIRUS 2008"

I was able to run "STOP SIGN" by Acceleration Software and displayed infection of Trojan virtumod

Spybot will not load as well.

Any help is greatly appreciated on how to remove this.

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Tried This...

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Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
(If you can't access the internet and download the file above, then use a friend or family member's computer to download the file, then copy the files to a flash drive or CD and transfer the file to your computer and install it. You might also want to download the manual updates to Malwarebytes from http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe which will immediately open a download dialogue window for the updates.)

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thank u...

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Thanks Grif...I'll let you know how things go!!

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Wont run Set Up

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I followed the steps you listed Grif and the program wont run. It seems to be getting shutdown like some of my other programs and browsers that I mentioned before.

I'm stumped....

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See if it will work in safe mode. Directions

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Safe mode

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I tried safe mode too...the Trojan must be blocking it.

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I would follow Grif's advice and I

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would also NOT trust StopSign. If you do a search here at CNET you will find multiple threads complaining about it.

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Thanks!

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Thanks for the tip about Stop Sign! Happy

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Try STINGER on this, It's Limited in Scope....

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but because it's run as an "application" from media downloaded to, it doesn't have to be installed. Suggest when downloading, change Stinger name to anything else say "beehive".exe so trojan won't recognize it by name. Bring down on a clean machine & burn to CD (best bet since read only). Put in you CD/DVD drive, navigate to that drive & double left click to run. IF lucky, it'll at least disable it allowing you to run others or maybe even a online scan. http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Good luck & let us know result! Thanks! Happy

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Will Do...

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Thanks for the help! I'll let you know what happens with Stinger.

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Got Rid of IT!

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I changed the name of the MALWAREBYTES program and was able to run it. It cleaned my system right out. Seems to be working fine now.

Many thanks to you all for your help!!

~Reno

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(NT) Good Thinking!! Glad Clear Now! THX 4 Posting Back!

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