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Thanx! Solved Vundo / Virtumondo / Winfixer [RESOLVED]


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Warren351

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Thank you Geeks To Go!

I'm a NOOB. I followed the directions for removing Vundo from another post. The only change being the 5 letters identifying the dll file on my machine (the file for each machine is different as you have pointed out----clever little virus). The HijackThis Fix worked flawlessly. I pray it stays that way!

FYI the EWIDO program does a great job in identifying the dll file that is Vundo and catching it from loading. However like AdAware, SpybotS&D, Windows AntiSpyware & Norton it does not remove the files to prevent the Trojan from regenerating.

I was ready to buy a new hard drive and rebuild my machine. I found you guys with a google search and am most grateful for your service. Once I'm sure the trojan is gone I'll make a donation (I do not want to engage in Any personal / financial biz on my machine until I'm sure Vundo is not watching me).

Once again Great forum, great information and great assitance....THANK YOU!!!!
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Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:


Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

I recommend that you Defrag your computer before setting your Restore points:

Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmentor Make sure it set to the proper drive (default should be your main driver) and click on defragment


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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Hey Excalibur {EXCAL}!

Thanx for the followup! Great Swordsmanship!

Once I knew my machine had Vundo I shut down System Restore. After I shut it down , I was able to defrag from 34% defragged down to an acceptable .4%. Man that Vundo thing went wild there!

I was running updated AdAware Personal & updated Norton System Works prior to getting infected. Somehow the darn thing got through. :tazz: Once I discoved it, I added Spybot S&D as well as Microsoft's Windows Anti-Spyware, with the hope that they would remove it. We all know what happened (or didn't happen there).

No doubt, I was somewhat disappointed with Norton AntiVirus...albeit for all I know it has already blocked many other virus' and trojans. Typical impatient New Yorker here, 1 mistake and I'm open to a change....perhaps I'm overlooking credit Norton deserves but the fact of the matter is that Vundo got through and their tool was ineffective at designing Swords as well as lousy at wielding one! Trend Micro is an option under consideration for AntiVirus. In addition I a friend advised me to check out the plug in VX2 for AdAware.

I'll try one of the SpyWare prevention options you've supplied.

I'm using Windows Firewall (prior to SP2 I was using ZoneLabs). Better off with ZoneLabs?

I'll look into Firefox...remember I'm a NOOB !

The suggestion of Cleanup was welcome. I don't know what a prefetch file is, but apparently Vundo added quite a few of them & this says it will clean 'em out.

Many Thanks,

Warren351
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Glad to see everything worked out for you. Good idea on going to another Firewall, I don't trust that one....lol


good luck and safe surfing.

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Excal
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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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