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[Closed] Win32.polip worm


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#1 naaate

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:23 PM

Hello fellow members

The title is off a nasty worm which i received and which you can see rather disturbing info about from Visit My Website
Stupidly my avast anti virus was temporarily turned off. Now I could do with some simple advice.
So I ran two scans on avast anti virus and twice picked up infected '.exe.' files including my iedw.exe (internet explorer), google earth, and the exe for 'cntrl alt del' (which i cannot access anymore)
This worm is spreading and of course I am left with no choice but to delete the infected file.
So now i have lost some important 'exe.' files my question is what do I do?
Do i consider a reformat?
Is there a way to retrieve these files and/or just delete the 'infection' so to speak.

My regards

Nate

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#2 Trevuren

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hello naaate and welcome to the What the Tech Forums

My name is Trevuren. I am sorry for the delay in getting to your problem but we are currently experiencing a temporary shortage of volunteers and the forum is busier than usual. If you are still in need of assistance, please proceed as follows:

Download HijackThis from Here .
  • Choose the default location of C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis as the destination. HJT needs to be in its own folder so that the program itself isn't deleted by accident. Having the backups could be VITAL to restoring your system if something went wrong in the FIX process!
  • Click the Install button.
  • Accept the license agreement .
  • The progam will place a shortcut on your desktop. This will make it easier for you to access the tool when required.
  • Click Do a system scan and save a log file. A Notepad file will open.
  • To post the text, first you must highlight the entire text and then press the (Ctrl+C) keys which copies it to your clipboard.
  • Now paste the log into this thread using the (Ctrl + V) buttons.


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#3 Trevuren

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:39 PM

Due to inactivity this topic will be closed. If you need help please start a new thread and post a new HJT log
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