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I hit a website about 4 days ago, and @#%$ went completely crazy. Norton blocked a trojan, but 2 dialers and a multitude of other crap was installed. Adaware nailed 117 files in sweep. Norton went back and go about 20 more. But Norton is still showing files it considers risks, that were never there before, that it refuses to delete. Stuff like "Dummy-dialer-68235-2582385" and what not. I've gone out and paid 40 bucks for a @#%$ virus scanner, how do I get it to actually do what it's supposed to. I'm sick of having to take 40 minutes to track down files it's found only to find that they are hidden and unaccesable. Any help? Renaming all the problem files has not solved my problem. "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."-John F. Kennedy
12-16-03, 01:16 PM
did you do the updates?
Yes, Norton is udated, Adaware is updated, all my windows updates are in places.
Can you do a system restore back to a prior point? (if it's winXP)
12-16-03, 02:11 PM
Maybe try booting to safemode and running the anti virus scans. Might be associated with windows components that are running so they can't be erased
12-16-03, 02:24 PM
First things first.
Turn off system restore; your computer is backing up infected files at the moment, and the only way to clean them is to turn it off. If you have windows XP right click on my computer > proporties > system restore.
then boot in safemode and run virus checker. After that finishes run adaware and spybot.
Then download hijackthis this and look for suspicious stuff.
That should be a good first start on finding stuff. Edited by: Bondori Zafiro at: 12/16/03 5:18 pm
12-16-03, 03:12 PM
Sounds like a porn search gone wrong.
Indeed. It was through like a normal site I go to all the time, just had the one, super-omfg-poison-your-comp link
And I ran the hijackthis program, found a couple lose ends that I left when deleting stuff through the XP file search, directed by Norton file logs. But I still have a few items that Norton wouldn't touch in Safemode. A few .exes in there as well, so they are loading up even when I you boot in Safe Mode Edited by: Nenjin at: 12/16/03 4:40 pm
12-16-03, 04:44 PM
write down the exe files and where they are in your computer.
go into regedit and search for those exe files, if you find any keys for them delete it.
then reboot in command prompt, manually go through and delete the files.
I wouldn't recommend that though, unless a.) you're pretty computer saavy and know how to use dos. and b.) the files arent for sure system files.
Edit:Personal Pic is larger than allowed on the safehouse... Edited by: Aidden at: 12/16/03 5:45 pm
12-16-03, 07:56 PM
Get Mozilla Firebird. Your current browser and/or its settings (I'm guessing IE) have major security issues. That will prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.
Running MSCONFIG will let you easily see everything that is run on startup, so you can look for the offending programs. Delete their startup stuff, then reboot and you should be able to get rid of them. Also get SpyBot S&D and one of the free virus scanners. They should catch stuff that your current programs miss (i.e. no program is perfect, but two programs should have different problems, therefore everything will be caught by one or the other, most by both). Invissibill