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Winsock problem

by fireguyinont / December 6, 2006 9:41 PM PST

My computer is a PIII, 800mgh running on Win XP. Norton pick up a trojan called trojan/syp.win32@mx. All of sudden I have limited or no connectivity with internet. I ran Adaware and it found nothing. I went online with another computer and found a fix called Winsockxpfix.
I ran the program, rebooted and voila the problem is fixed and I am back online. I updated Adaware and ran the program and it found files and folders called Virusburst and win32.trojandownloader.zlob in the regvalues and regkeys. Should I delete or quarantine these keys or should I leave them alone because Winsockxpfix fixed them all? The trojandownloader obviously corrupted these files. Should I update Norton now and scan the computer and do what it says? I don't want to delete anything yet until I am sure that it won't take the computer back to where it was before.

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What I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2006 9:44 PM PST
In reply to: Winsock problem

I use Free AVG AntiSpyware and have for some time deleted all that it finds. As to your worry, I don't have that worry since my files are all backed up and I can reinstall the OS if need be. But having said that I have yet to bust the OS this way. In fact I'm typing from my desktop that the OS was installed 4 years ago.


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by fireguyinont / December 6, 2006 11:33 PM PST
In reply to: What I do.

I did what you said and installed AVG anti spy. It came up with only 3 infected files with the trojandownloader as compared to 17 that Adaware found. Now what do I do? Which program should I use? Should I quarantine or delete them? It found the trojan in the system restore files as well.

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2 issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 2:58 AM PST
In reply to: Winsock

1. With trojans we get into the issue we're never sure what damage has been done.

2. Why are you getting trojans on this machine?

That may reveal why you are having issues. Tell us about your P2P software, antivirus and if you still use Internet Explorer.

In closing, here's a link to where I mention the full SIXPACK I use when I have to try to clean up and hopefully repair an OS (but don't want to start over.)


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