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My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.

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there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

help??
Lots of thanks
 

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alisaselez said:
Hi Hallo
My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.

but...

there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

help??
Lots of thanks
try to restart then delete it, or go to the task manager and start closign some processes untill you can delete it
 

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cmtar said:
try to restart then delete it, or go to the task manager and start closign some processes untill you can delete it
Let's hope you can do that. There are virus strains that start multiple copies of themselves. These individual processes cross check each other. If you stop one instance, it's partner will start a new copy.

So, in the task manager, if ending a suspicious looking process results in a new process starting you may be infected with that kind of virus. You will not be able to stop the processes fast enough to prevent them from restarting and reseting a run key in your registry. Check out the Peper Virus (I think that's spelled correctly).

If you can identify a suspicious looking root process, do a search on its name. You might find a custom tool to remove it.

--- CHAS
 

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alisaselez said:
Hi Hallo
My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.

but...

there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

help??
Lots of thanks
Try this:

1)http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

A quick scanner that gets the most nasty virus! And Free

2) http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp

This will do a full system scan using one of the best catalogs of virus def's in the marked. And FREE

3) http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Item may not even be a "real" virus.
 
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