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urgent help needed! (trojens)

by cjcjcj70 / April 9, 2006 12:48 AM PDT

hi, im running xp professional. and i have seemed to have picked up a few viruses. my norton antivirus is picking up on these. but it is unable to delete the files. is there any thing i can do to get rid of these trojens?

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by tomron / April 9, 2006 1:14 AM PDT

Install,update,and run EWIDO

Also install SPYWARE BLASTER which is a preventer,not a scanner.

Also try spybot and ad-aware


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The one thing...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 1:39 AM PDT

Is if you research the trojan by NAME (you didn't share so I can't do this), you often find that special tools or procedures are needed for each varient.

The unable to delete virus laden files is also noted in Symantec's web site about the pest in question. While I strongly suggest you read their pages on the pest the usual cures are to try SAFE MODE or disable system restore and run the scan, eject the pest and then re-enable system restore.

Hope this helps.


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Preventative tools
by textbooklaw / April 9, 2006 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: The one thing...

Grisoft has a free anti virus program called AVG - AVG does a great job finding and removing viruses.

cexx.org has a list of spyware removers that are free like spybot and adaware. You should run these often, once a week at least to keep your machine running smooth.

As someone else offered you should also run spyware blaster on your system as a preventative measure.

What trojan has arrived on your machine? If you look it up on google you may find that someone has experienced the same trojan and knows the way to remove it!

Good luck!!

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