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zinfandel_red

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So I picked up a few viruses somewhere, my antivirus' (Threatfire and Avira) picked them up quickly, I deleted them when prompted from Avira
Their names: W32/Virut.AT, TR/Spy.77312, TR/Drop.Agen.655824, TR/Crypt.TPM.Gen. Some attached to system 32, others to temp internet files. Now that they are deleted(supposedly) I have no sound. I uninstalled my driver, reinstalled it and still nothing. Did it twice, no-go.

I ran the dxdiag and this is the message I receive:

DirectSound test results: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

This confuses me as I reinstalled the sound card drivers, when looking in the system device section there is no problem indicated.


I'm also puzzled at how I got them in the first place, haven't downloaded anything so I can only guess websites?

Any suggestions on how to get my sound back would be greatly appreciated.

o/s - xp sp3

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removed malware advice

Edited by Rorschach112, 16 January 2010 - 05:53 AM.

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Yikes, thanks for the info, how the heck did I get that with 2 guards running?
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Hard to say, it usually comes from p2p programs.
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That makes sense, I use uTorrent. I see the malware advice was removed, is there a different resolution?

Is there also a way to use a p2p safely to prevent this?

Thanks again.
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no format is the only solution, a trainee shouldn't have posted that though

as long as you use p2p there is a good chance you will get infected. There are no "safe" p2p programs
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