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Unrepairable Virus?

by mirra_250 / August 21, 2006 5:56 PM PDT


I recently was wanting to download some things off BitComet. I normally go to isohunt.com to get my torrent files, but I heard about torrentspy.com and I wanted to see if they had better downloads.

The first thing that hit me was, my Norton Anti-Virus popping up and saying it detected the spyware program ErrorSafe. I scanned with Norton Anti-Virus, Spybot, Ad-aware, Spyware Doctor, and Windows Defender. They all found different parts of ErrorSafe and deleted them. But what I was confused about, is that NAV didn't find it again, but instead found a 'trojan horse' that didnt have a specific name. It infected my svchost.exe file! It cannot repair it, and it is currently in quarantine. I was wondering if I should delete this file, but i'm pretty sure it's important. NAV rates this threat as high, and i've sent it into Symantec to get checked out, and find a way to fix it, but they haven't emailed back!

Please help!

Thanks, Paul.

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This reminds me of a recent discussion about P2P.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2006 10:41 PM PDT
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ErrorSafe removal
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 22, 2006 12:54 AM PDT
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Sorry I didn't make myself clear
by mirra_250 / August 22, 2006 8:16 PM PDT
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I have removed ErrorSafe, but now this new virus that has infected my svchost.exe file is what I want to know what to do with. Should I delete it, because NAV can't repair it.

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Article, comments.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 10:38 PM PDT
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193/ notes not only how WFP works but the various tools to repair corrupt files.

However, what I encounter is a svchost.exe that is not where it belongs and that is where the virus/other has dropped it's copy.

Armed with this article we can repair the OS but it (the virus) needs to be named so we can see what needs to be done to eject the pest.

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by mirra_250 / August 23, 2006 7:04 PM PDT
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Thankyou. But I cannot name it as NAV can't either. All it's called is 'Trojan Horse.' When you talking about repairing the Operating System, what do you mean? I'm not 100% what the file svchost.exe does. Can you please explain it to me?


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What svchost.exe does is easy to find out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 10:11 PM PDT
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You type svchost into google.com and read a few articles.

If you are not doing this, you are missing out on the fast track to getting your issue resolved.

As to repairing the operating system, the supplied link/article noted it's method. I'd use that.


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