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RE: They exist: I've got a trojan...
If the file is in your system restore section ignore it. It is just a bakcup of a file your anti-virus detects are dangerous, when it reality it has no power what-so-ever. Messing with system restore files is a bad idea :P.
10-06-2007 11:35 PM
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While some might argue against that, the best way to clean up a malware infection is clean format and fresh install of Windows.  That will get it every time. 

The removal by means of antivirus or antispyware software is simply not always effective.  I have experienced your problem, of crap coming back in a matter of days, before -- the ultimate solution has always been a clean format.
10-07-2007 05:25 AM
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did you use an interface other than windows?

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While some might argue against that, the best way to clean up a malware infection is clean format and fresh install of Windows.  That will get it every time.
curing the disease by killing the patiant, good idea, i really like to fit to keep my files intact first
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that's why my way should be given some thought:P

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RE: They exist: I've got a trojan...
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While some might argue against that, the best way to clean up a malware infection is clean format and fresh install of Windows.  That will get it every time.
curing the disease by killing the patiant, good idea, i really like to fit to keep my files intact first
True but sometimes for these things there's no cure.
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RE: They exist: I've got a trojan...
for this one there's an easy cure
remove lop tool
run that in safe mode
why'd we not find that earlier?
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"True but sometimes for these things there's no cure. "
possible but not normally


did it die?

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this still hasn't been solved.... Would it help identify the problem if I post the HijackThis log?
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10-11-2007 02:18 AM
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RE: RE: They exist: I've got a trojan...
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While some might argue against that, the best way to clean up a malware infection is clean format and fresh install of Windows.  That will get it every time. 

The removal by means of antivirus or antispyware software is simply not always effective.  I have experienced your problem, of crap coming back in a matter of days, before -- the ultimate solution has always been a clean format.


I have never formatted a machine [except when installing a new operating system with a different root file system type] but I guess it can't be too bad to start fresh sometimes.

Of course, you gloss over the possibility of BIOS-resident malware :) as difficult as it is to do right.

@q25: What was wrong with the lop removal tool?
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10-11-2007 01:44 PM
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RE: They exist: I've got a trojan...
You don't have a problem, the files are harmless and just being detected as dangerous because of their location and file name. They can't do anything do harm your computer, just relax and ignore it :P.
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