reply to post by virraszto
make a note of the file paths listed in the scan.
Start your PC in SAFE MODE. You can look up how to do this online.
Once your computer is in SAFE MODE, click on the Windows START button (usually in the lower Left corner), click on RUN, and then type:
Hit Enter and this will bring up the System Configuration Utility.
Go to the Start Tab and uncheck all the listings for programs starting up on computer start that you don't want, especially those that follow the path
of the infection noted in your scan.
After all the unchecking is done, apply and close the System Configuration Utility, but don't restart.
Next, go to Start, then Run, and then type:
Hit enter and this will bring up the Registry Editor.
You'll have to expand and scroll down through the tree to
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Current Version -> RUN
Once you click on the RUN folder you'll see some of the similar listings you've unchecked in MSCONFIG listed off to the right hand side of the
Highlight and delete the listings describing paths listed in your virus scan.
Do so for stuff you don't want to start automatically on system start.
Close Registry editor when done.
Next, follow the file paths described in your virus scan, and manually delete the offending infected files.
Empty your trash bin.
Run a full system scan with the latest virus definition updates while you are in SAFE MODE.
When done, you should be clean.
All this takes quite a bit of time, but, if you want to be clean, it will indeed take time.
Nothing worth having should be expected to be easy.
Restart your computer and be happy.
Keep your virus definitions up to date, and stay away from websites that could get you dirty.
If you can't avoid the urge to go to suspect websites, or downloading suspect material, then, boot to an OS on CD like Knoppix Linux, or just use your
edit on 19-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)