How do you remove Trojan Virus? My McAfee program can't seem to get rid of it.

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I keep getting re-directed when I used search engines. I think I have
trojan virus. Is that what the trojan virus does? Screws up searches
on google and yahoo?

I ran McAfee several times, and each time it detected and removed
NTOSKRNL-HOOK (Trojan). And, my searches on google and yahoo are back
to normal again. But, few days later, I start getting redirected to
funny sites when I do searches again. So, I re-run the McAfee scan and
it says it detected and removed the Trojan hook again. How can I get
rid of it permanently?

Is the SPYHUNTER download software on this site worth it and
effective? : http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/ov_Parasite_Category/Trojans /

Thanks in advance.


Re: How do you remove Trojan Virus? My McAfee program can't seem to get rid of it.

On 05/09/2009 02:38 AM, The Sun Tribe sent:
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Hello:

Download, install, update and run the following freeware:

MBAM: <http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
 SAS: <http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

Please update this thread with your progress.  IMO, the above are the
top two applications of their kind.

HTH

Pete
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1PW  @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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If Malwarebytes doesn't fix it, let us know.

If you or your AV scans can say what trojan was found, that will also
be good to know.

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Oops - you did identify it.  Did it give any other clues?

Try the Malwarebytes and if that doesn't do it, run MBAM again in safe
mode.

Does Start, Run, regedit work?  How about Start, Run, cmd?

Please report back.

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Jose wrote:
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I was under the impression that MBAM worked better in Normal mode while SAS
works better in Safe Mode.



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That could very well be, I sure don't know for sure either way!  I
think I have only booted in safe mode twice in my life.

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| I was under the impression that MBAM worked better in Normal mode while SAS
| works better in Safe Mode.


You are correct.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: How do you remove Trojan Virus? My McAfee program can't seem to get rid of it.

The Sun Tribe wrote:
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I imagine virus can be different but one got past my McAfee and when I
restored computer to previous date but McAfee would not work and I had
to remove it.  Rather than reinstall I thought I'd try free Avast

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and it found and removed the Trojan virus.  Been about 6 trouble free
weeks now.  The virus had reverted my computer to about the day I had
bought it and none of my files were there including new programs I had
installed.  It was frightening but fortunately Vista restored to a
previous date and all was OK.


McAfee is free from Comcast isp but for me has always been a PITA as a
resource hog.

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| The Sun Tribe wrote:
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| I imagine virus can be different but one got past my McAfee and when I
| restored computer to previous date but McAfee would not work and I had
| to remove it.  Rather than reinstall I thought I'd try free Avast

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| and it found and removed the Trojan virus.  Been about 6 trouble free
| weeks now.  The virus had reverted my computer to about the day I had
| bought it and none of my files were there including new programs I had
| installed.  It was frightening but fortunately Vista restored to a
| previous date and all was OK.


| McAfee is free from Comcast isp but for me has always been a PITA as a
| resource hog.

Either it is a trojan or a virus.  Its one or the other (unless you have a case
of a
trojan infected with a virus).

Saying "trojan virus" ike like saying my car is is a Ford Chrysler.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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I never knew they made them.   :)



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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Can't remember exactly what Avast said, but word "Trojan" was there.
The way the govmint is mucking up the auto industry, I expect to see a
Ford Chrysler one day ;)

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Frank wrote:
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Yes, it will be called a  Chryord .
Buffalo



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Buffalo wrote:
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For-Cry-inoutloud.

wolf k.

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That wouldn't surprise me - but that doesn't make it correct. :o)

A generally acceptable (but also not entirely correct) hierarchical view
is that it is a trojan, unless it recursively self-replicates, in which
case it is a worm, unless it attaches it's replicant to code, in which
case it is a virus. In actuality the terms are not mutually exclusive.
Each virally infected file for instance can be considered a trojan.
Worms often first present themselves to the victim as a trojan as part
of their lifecycle. Some experts view all replicating code as "virus"
and place "worm" as a subtype of virus - trojans don't recursively
self-replicate. So it is a trojan unless it recursively self-replicates,
in which case it is a virus or worm (which is a type of virus). I think
David subscribes to this view.



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| That wouldn't surprise me - but that doesn't make it correct. :o)

| A generally acceptable (but also not entirely correct) hierarchical view
| is that it is a trojan, unless it recursively self-replicates, in which
| case it is a worm, unless it attaches it's replicant to code, in which
| case it is a virus. In actuality the terms are not mutually exclusive.
| Each virally infected file for instance can be considered a trojan.
| Worms often first present themselves to the victim as a trojan as part
| of their lifecycle. Some experts view all replicating code as "virus"
| and place "worm" as a subtype of virus - trojans don't recursively
| self-replicate. So it is a trojan unless it recursively self-replicates,
| in which case it is a virus or worm (which is a type of virus). I think
| David subscribes to this view.


What he said   :-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: How do you remove Trojan Virus? My McAfee program can't seem to get rid of it.

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I agree about McAfee - I have Comcast also.  Slow and a resource hog
like you said, plus it never found a darn thing.  Now it is history.

I am up on MBAM for the moment.  Never tried SAS, but might.

I think he means it like - "the TROJAN virus!", like that is the name
given to the virus, TROJAN.  I'm sticking with "malicious software" to
be safe.

Good to know about the safe mode thing...

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That would be an incredibly stupid name for the professionals to use for
a virus.

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Malware (malicious software) is the correct umbrella term. A virus is a
particular type of recursively self-replicating malware.



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There is no such thing as a "trojan virus" despite what you may have
heard.

Mostly, search engine hijacks and browser hijacks are adware/foistware
related.

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You may be getting rid of it just fine, but then re-exposing yourself to
the foistware by visiting certain sites with your security settings to
lenient.

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I don't know too much about that one, but I don't think they will help
you as much as increased security will. If you really are being only
partially cleaned by McAfee (or other antimalware), I would suggest
MalwareBytes Antimalware (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) because of
the good recommendations I hear about them in these security related
newsgroups.



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If you actually are compromised with a virus (different than simply
catching a virus within a file) the only way to be sure is a wipe and
reinstall.

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