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Unread 25 Nov 2008, 05:15   #1
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PC issue - Trojans

Not sure if this is the place to look, but I figured I'm already here so what the hell.

I keep getting a fake windows message about a system error, which after clicking the "suggested link" leads me to this http://www.defender2009.com/buy.php?a=111

Having done a little googling, it's pretty obvious this is some sort of Trojan embedded into my system registry and all that fancy stuff.

The problem is, I can't find a legitimate means of removing it...I get a lot of links to spyware/adware/malware removal programs, but I don't trust any of them. Norton's hasn't steered me wrong since I bought this machine in April (until now when my GF got Limewire on it, and subsequently a bunch of other undesirable stuff).

Machine is an HP DV2000 laptop, OS is Vista (yeah, I know NOW that it sucks donkey balls).


Any help would be appreciated; sorry for intruding on this forum if this isn't the place to look for such an answer.
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Unread 25 Nov 2008, 05:28   #2
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

Tried Adaware?

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...dlPid=10903602

It has helped me in the past.
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Unread 25 Nov 2008, 05:48   #3
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

Tried it on an older machine some years ago...forgot about it though.

Thanks Zhukov, will report back with some progress (or lack thereof) shortly.
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

If that fails, you can try Comodo Firewall. Like the name suggests, it's primarily a firewall, but there's also a Defence+ module attached, which should be able to help. A third option would be Spyware Doctor.
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

spybot search + destroy is another option.

There is also the manual way of removing them via tools such as sysinternals process explorer + autoruns ( http://www.microsoft.com/sysinternals ), but you need to know what you are doing with those really.
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

Thanks for all the help, I'll mess with it after work
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

Hijackthis for the win Cochese!
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Re: PC issue - Trojans

I ran a virus scan on my pc the other day - loooooads of stuff, then spent a good few hours playing with programs similar to those suggested in this thread - no luck.

My solution: format, and use linux for porn/dlds
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