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Norton is reporting that my system is infected and indicates that it
must be manually removed. They further provide a removal tool file.
All provided instructions however are very hard to follow. Any
practical advice on removing this infection will be greatly
appreciated & thanks ! ....

Re: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf

Steve Giannoni wrote:
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Access this, get a free CD, install it, and your troubles are over.


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Re: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf

CBFalconer wrote:

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Best way to get rid of your problem reformat hard drive and reinstall
windows or install a version of linux

Re: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf

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Maybe you should tell us which virus was detected...
Guess the posts about installing Ubuntu are not really the solution you
I had a similar problem and could solve it by running the free Malwarebytes
anti-malware. Detected and removed lot of registry entries and programs.
Hope it works for you too !
And by the way, I also removed Norton...

Re: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf

On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:57:50 -0500, Steve Giannoni

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Personally I find the best method to be pulling the drive
and mounting it in another system, or booting another drive
or partition to run a different OS installation.  Main thing
is not trying to battle the virus while it's running on the
infected OS.  While doing this may leave registry entries
pointing to the virus, (meaning before you shut down the
infected OS, take note of what HiJackThis indicates is
loading at boot-time), so long as you get rid of the files
these entries point to, you can later boot the previously
infected OS and get rid of the registry entries at your

Also make note of the dates and times of new files.  Any
file looking suspicious should be compared against known
legit windows files and dates, anything else created after
the infection point should be isolated or temporarily
removed from the drive, or at least moved from it's present
location on the drive so the path is wrong to load it.

You wrote there was a removal tool and instructions that are
hard to follow.  Perhaps if you posted the instructions and
which part wasn't written clearly, someone  here will know
what they meant.

You could first try their tool, maybe it will be enough.

Their instructions basically state to disconnect the system
from the LAN, open  Windows' Task Manager and kill any
suspicious looking or otherwise unneeded processes, disable
System Restore, run the tool with administrator rights, if
it doesn't run properly  then boot to safe mode to run it.
Either way after it seems to successfully complete, reboot
the system and run it again.

Next if your system has a relatively up to date antivirus
product installed, scan the system with that including all
your multimedia files.  If it's not very up to date, update
it and then scan.  Connect back to your lan only after it's

Re: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf

You're way, way, WAY ahead of me. I'm a mere mortal with one drive,
OS, etc. I finally tried the removal tool after disabling System
Restore and disconnecting from the Internet. It first indicated that
the virus/Trojan was removed, then on repeated use indicated that the
system was not infected. Looks good so far but have to see what Norton
reports on the next full system scan.

Many thanks for your informed comments, etc. ...

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