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virus found trojan downloader html renos

by gwingee / July 5, 2010 8:38 AM PDT

this was found and cleaned..but someone told me I need to wipe clean the hard drive and re install my Windows 7...is this true???
I have broadband connection..Windows Essentials and Anti Malware

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Has the virus gone?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 5, 2010 8:41 PM PDT

If so then there's no need to reinstall.

What was the name of that virus/trojan again?

If it is "TrojanDownloader:HTML/Renos.gen!A", then Microsoft has an advisory on it here;
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=TrojanDownloader%3AHTML%2FRenos.gen!A

Windows Essentials should have removed it, and that Microsoft web page offers "Best Practices" for avoiding such in the future.

Not sure what that Anti Malware utility is that you mention. There are a number of rogue anti-virus and anti-malware scanners out there, so make sure the one you have is genuine.

Mark

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the virus was TrojanDownloader HTML Renos
by gwingee / July 5, 2010 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Has the virus gone?

The Windows Essentials says it is removed.

I use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware

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Then I would say you are fine.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 6, 2010 2:44 AM PDT

And whoever said to reinstall the operating system is incorrect.

Good luck.

Mark

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