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ALTERNATE DATA STREAM INFECTION_NEED SERIOUS HELP


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KevinRobb

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While downloading XP sp2 & updates after upgrading from Win 2000pro my Norton2005 Security Suite misteriously disabled( I made the fatefull mistake of not fully activating Norton after just reinstaling it, thinking I was safe downloading from Microsofts site) As it turnes out my entire drive is saturated with ADSs which was not picked up by HijackThis nor Adaware SE Pro. What I did was unplugged that drive with XP instalation & made it a secondary drive, using my backup drive with Win200 pro as the primary drive & then scanning the system. Adaware found about 80 000 odd bad data streams & so did HijackThis, however, Adaware freezes when I try deleting them even if I try doing it in small stages_ HijackThis which painfully one has to manualy select the streams just bombs out & also cannot clean them. The Boot ini file & Auto exec bat files are are also infected. My big problem is I have no other backup of my files so formating that drive is not an option.
I have searched the net looking for more info regarding ADSs & find nothing, please can someone help me with this issue as my entire business is now standing still.

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Kevin
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gerryf

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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

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-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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