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Trojan - generic.downloader.b

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Hi all,

I have tried searching the forum for generic.downloader.b but it didn't give me any results, so here I am, posting a new thread.

Yesterday, McAfee popped up a warning saying that my computer was affected with generic.downloader.b. I tried both the quarantine option and the delete option but McAfee wouldn't let me do both. It said make sure the file is not write protected.

So I did some research on the internet and read that I should turn off the "system restore" option for my XP in order to delete that .exe file. I immediately turned off the system restore option and restarted my computer. After my computer restarted I had no information about the virus anymore because I was stupid enough to forget to write down the path of the virus, but I remember it's in Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5. So I did a scan of my computer and also that folder, and I also downloaded AdAware and did a scan. Nothing came up. Then I searched for .exe in the Content.IE5 folder and the results came up with 3 .exe files, with only one which I think had a "last accessed time" at around the time my McAfee warned me of the virus, and the program name is ABoxInst_int[15].exe. WHile doing this search I also came across a suspicious file sniffer[1].vbs

Now I don't even know if this trojan is still on my computer after I restarted it because McAfee no longer detects it even after a full system scan.

Because I can't remove it with McAfee and Adaware doesn't detect it, can anyone please tell me how to remove this trojan??

Thanks in advance.

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Hello happycatmeows...

We can't help you in this forum, but I'll bet our malware team can!

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions you'll find there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Do Not reply to or "bump" your own topic...if it shows a reply, it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

I would suggest that you go ahead and post a HiJackThis log for the experts to look at...they'll help you clean your machine up.

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