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Vundo Problem

by catkenobi-208815654951464 / June 4, 2006 8:19 AM PDT

My OS is MS XP, have a Compaq 5014US.

I've tried to remove this with one with a fix. Then I tried to remove on my own. That didn't work and it kept popping up in the Adaware scan. So I looked to the forums here and tried the PC Sweeper. It found nothing. Did the Symantac removal tool, and when it was done scanning it told me it wasn't on there. I tried to run it again in safe mode, but I can't go any further than my login screen. It hangs at a black screen with safe mode in all four corners. Is there something wrong with my safe mode also?

Then I saw that a log popped up on my desktop. It says...

Symantec Trojan.Vundo Removal Tool 1.5.0
The process "explorer.exe" contained a viral thread (00000148). The thread was terminated.
The process "explorer.exe" contained a viral thread (0000011C). The thread was terminated.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\ClientSD: (not scanned)
C:\System Volume Information: (not scanned)

Trojan.Vundo has not been found on your computer.

If the vundo is really gone, why does the adaware keep picking it up? How do I really get rid of this thing?

Thanks for all your help everyone. I really appreciate it.

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by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2006 8:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Vundo Problem
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by catkenobi-208815654951464 / June 4, 2006 10:05 AM PDT
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This worked. I am so glad. Third times a charm they always say.

Thank you so much Marianna!

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Super !!!
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2006 10:13 AM PDT
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Hi catkenobi,

You Are Very Welcome and I am happy to see you finally got rid of Vundo.

Great Job !

Happy Safe Computing Happy

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Not Again!
by catkenobi-208815654951464 / June 21, 2006 2:23 AM PDT
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As I had stated, I did get rid of this, but twice in the past two weeks it has pooped up again. I do not know where it comes from. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.


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Malware Prevention: Prevent Re-infection
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 21, 2006 2:34 AM PDT
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by Bugbatter / June 21, 2006 3:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Not Again!

Having an outdated version of Java may have made you susceptible to Vundo.

In addition to what Marianna suggested, make sure you are using an updated version of Java. The latest version is 5.0_7. If you need to update, remove older versions first and delete your old Java folder.
I suggest offline installation if you are on dialup.

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