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Removal of Malware - Trojan Crypt.AQLW? [Solved]


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ok, well, was running that scan.. i changed it from quick scan to C: in the setting. Yes I connected to internet long enough to download the def and then unhooked again.

Scan ran for about an hour and then it just blue screened in the middle of it and rebooted. Never got the chance to do a save log.

So, now doing another scan. this time a quickscan so i can save log and then i might do a nother full scan depending on the results.
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Ta the Blue screen sometimes happens when it scans a virus related to the MBR. But the quick scan should catch that
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it blue screened on the quick scan too. But, I realized that I had re-activated the AVG anti-virus in MSConfig and so gonna run a scan in that one before disabling it again and trying one more time with the one you said. Just in case it was actually the AVG that was causing the problem.

So...

The AVG scan came up empty, and then (after disabling and rebooting) the AVAST quick scan completed and came up empty....

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OK I have revisited all the logs and at the moment it looks clear, so I will remove my tools and tidy up now but monitor for a day or so to be sure. I would recommend that the system is updated to SP2



Subject to no further problems :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]

  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Remove ComboFix

  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK

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  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Go to control panel
  • Select folder options (Appearance > Folder options in category view)
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

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Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version

SPRING CLEAN

To manually create a new Restore Point
  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create

Now we can purge the infected ones
  • GoStart > All programs > Accessories > system tools
  • Right click Disc cleanup and select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:
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Malwarebytes. Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?

Keep safe :wave:
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Thanks for the help on this.

Even before reading your last post I was already in the process of doing some of those. SP2, update the AVG, update java, update adobe reader, etc..

But, I have run into one other problem. I think I have it about fixed, but it seems that the windows update just wont cooperate at the moment. Tried a few things but no luck, so now I am running the Microsoft Fix it to see if that takes care of it.
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What error are you getting ? All the reg keys and files are good
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ok, the fixit, did not fixit. I manually downloaded and installed SP2. Still no go. Then I realized the machine was still using IE7. So, I manually updated to IE8 (I dont like 9 that much yet). Now Microsoft update is working again. Only have 91 updates with the first batch... LOL...

Again thanks for the help. Guessing at this point, this thread can be considered closed....
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Glad to be of assistance :thumbsup:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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