Problem with Trojan and Spyware.

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Help.  I've got a Trojan on my computer that AVG cannot remove and a proble
m with popups and spyware that Adaware cannot get rid of.. I'm running Wind
ows 7.  I have a friend that came here and he was given a program to run th
at posted results of all the processes running on his computer.  Please cou
ld someone help me by telling me what to run and where to download it from.

Many thanks

Re: Problem with Trojan and Spyware.

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Re: Problem with Trojan and Spyware.

On 2013-09-26 9:59 AM, wrote:
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Ouch. Be prepared for failure, depending on how bad the infection is.  
You have two choices: clean out the virus/malware, or do a clean  
re-install of Windows.

Either way: First, _salvage your data_. Burn all the must-keep stuff  
onto DVDs.  And/or buy an external drive (1TB ones are available for  
$100 or less) and copy all the  must-keep data onto it. After you've  
fixed your machine, use it for regular backup, manual or automated.

Second, _salvage your data_. See above.

Third, _salvage your data_. See above.

Then search for the following:

Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Super anti-spyware
Spybot Search and destroy
Spyware terminator
Adware Cleaner

I also recommend Vipre (no connection other than satisfied customer).  
It's payware, and IMO worth every penny.

I would download the install packages onto a USB stick borrowing a  
friend's (uninfected) computer, and install from that.

Another suggestion: Download Portable Apps onto a USB stick, and run its  
anti-malware program, Clamwin.

Another suggestion: search for Linux based Windows repair disks. You run  
Linux from the a "live CD", and then run the anti-virus/antimalware  
utilities. Search for "linux based Windows anti-malware". Here's the  
first hit:

Good luck. You'll need it. Cleaning an infected machine on your own can  
be a royal PITA, but you will feel really, really good if/when you  
succeed. I've been there. ;-)

Wolf K

Re: Problem with Trojan and Spyware.

On 9/26/2013 9:59 AM, wrote:
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Start with rkill from

and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware:

Start the machine in Safe Mode, run rkill first, followed by installing  
and running MBAM Quick Scan. If MBAM finds anything, run it again in  
Full Scan mode.

Reboot to Normal Mode. Hopefully the machine will be close to running  
normal. Run MBAM Full Scan again. You will then need to go through it  
and *thoroughly* clean it out (there will be residual critters left even  
if MBAM gets the main culprit), but this should get you most of the way  

Mark Warner
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