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My AVG just came up i have a trojan horse

dandoc2 Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
My avg just popped up saying i have a trojan horse ive put it into the virus vault and then clicked wipe and its gone from there - but what do i do - any other free ways to clean your pc from virus'

My pc has been running really slowly for about 1 week

Im scanning with avg now to see if theres any other stuff - but a bit worried as i tried to log onto my online bank last night and it kept freezing - lloyds have a money back thing that if im vicctim to online fraud but still

Daniel
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
Inform your bank and they will monitor the activity for you. Also change your passwords.

However dont freak out, the whole point of your virus scanner is to protect your pc from this sort of attack. Keep your virus software up to date (I would suggest upgrading to the paid version) and do a scan full scan on the pc for any other viruses.

If your pc is running slow I would suggest a good clean out and defrag may help. Windows Onecare virus checker includes a tool that tidys up your pc for you. You can do this in windows anyway, but the utility in onecare just makes it easier for you.
#2
UltimoScorpion
Inform your bank and they will monitor the activity for you. Also change your passwords.

However dont freak out, the whole point of your virus scanner is to protect your pc from this sort of attack. Keep your virus software up to date (I would suggest upgrading to the paid version) and do a scan full scan on the pc for any other viruses.

If your pc is running slow I would suggest a good clean out and defrag may help. Windows Onecare virus checker includes a tool that tidys up your pc for you. You can do this in windows anyway, but the utility in onecare just makes it easier for you.

I had a virus once before and lost everything i got all my music and fam photos on here as i ever got round to backng them up - might do t now -but my pc is so rubbish its cpu runs at about 89% when i run the virus checker - amd 64 my **** --My cd -rw doesnt even work i cant even drag and drop a single photo onto a cd i mean wtf

Btw whats your display pic from or of?
#3
amd 64 my ****


I've had P3's running quicker than Core 2 Duo's which have n times the performance advantage. It's down to the software on the machine and how its configured.

Im sure if you were to list what programs you have installed (Add Remove Programs) and what is running on startup (MSCONFIG) we could advise on what to install or remove from the startup making your machine run a lot better than it is.

Unfortunately, unlike a car, anyone can buy a PC although IMHO its more technical than a car and need a lot more "knowledge" to get it to function efficiently.

And to go against the previous poster, you dont need to upgrade to paid versions of Anti Virus software to be protected effectively.

If you need any more info just ask.
#4
Just had popped up that my pc is infected with this virus

Trojan Horse - Generic8.LDI

What is this and how do i get rid
banned#5
jeeze i hope were not going to have a thread for each one :w00t:
#6
Simon_G
I've had P3's running quicker than Core 2 Duo's which have n times the performance advantage. It's down to the software on the machine and how its configured.

Im sure if you were to list what programs you have installed (Add Remove Programs) and what is running on startup (MSCONFIG) we could advise on what to install or remove from the startup making your machine run a lot better than it is.

Unfortunately, unlike a car, anyone can buy a PC although IMHO its more technical than a car and need a lot more "knowledge" to get it to function efficiently.

And to go against the previous poster, you dont need to upgrade to paid versions of Anti Virus software to be protected effectively.

If you need any more info just ask.


The trojan is this ---Trojan Horse - Generic8.LDI


Any ideas for good troajn removers

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8055/viruspf3.png
#7
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8055/viruspf3.png
#8
Keep it to one thread, Dan.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104984

It's in the virus vault. No need to worrk about it too much now. :)
#9
can the AVG not get rid?
#10
saxo_appeal
can the AVG not get rid?

It wont delete it for some reason
#11
you need spyware removal to get rid of it dan
#12
http://www.download-spybot.org/spybot_spybot.htm

use this if you anti virus cant get rid
#13
my AVG picked up a trojan horse when i opened my folder lock 5.5.7 i healed it and put in the virus vault still keeps coming up also i can not lock my favourites dowloaded the free 30day trojan remover did a scan nothing picked up:-(
banned#14
dunno if you can be bothered to read though this :w00t:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=133269
#15
BlueBox
my AVG picked up a trojan horse when i opened my folder lock 5.5.7 i healed it and put in the virus vault still keeps coming up also i can not lock my favourites dowloaded the free 30day trojan remover did a scan nothing picked up:-(


In some cases the antivirus software only picks up on one part of the malware, it's possible for a hidden piece somewhere which recreates the virus to ensure it can't be removed. I'd first try a search on the virus name to see if you can find any additional information on other components the virus could be using to create itself. If you're really stuck an alternativeis to delete the infected file then create a dummy file yourself with exactly the same name but set it to read only. If you have file security set up, remove all permissions from the file to make sure nothing should be able to touch it - I've used this solution on a machine (using security permissions) and it stopped the virus recreating itself.

John
banned#16
dandoc2
Btw whats your display pic from or of?


Sorry for the delay, I've catching up on tv

Species 8472 from the Star Trek Voyager episode Scorpion, kind of Die Hard on a spaceship. TV movie when they fight the Borg and a species that can beat the Borg, real kick ass action....:thumbsup:
banned#17
If it keeps bugging you just go for a drive wipe, get the files you want to keep onto flash drive and do a clean sweep. Its a ****** (er pain in the bum) and takes ages but much better than the damn things getting into your cmos. It will be knackered if that happens!!
banned#18
UltimoScorpion
Sorry for the delay, I've catching up on tv

Species 8472 from the Star Trek Voyager episode Scorpion, kind of Die Hard on a spaceship. TV movie when they fight the Borg and a species that can beat the Borg, real kick ass action....:thumbsup:


Did C'tain Janeway save the day with that super torpedo whatnot thingamy and get an agreement from the Borg to pass safely through their space? Never trust the Borg!
#19
Dan, looking at the pic you have posted, is it in your system restore file by any chance? The prefix c:\volume information, isn't that a system restore file? Not ideal, but turn off system restore and that will delete all system restore files and might get rid too..... i could be waffling
#20
boydent999
Dan, looking at the pic you have posted, is it in your system restore file by any chance? The prefix c:\volume information, isn't that a system restore file? Not ideal, but turn off system restore and that will delete all system restore files and might get rid too..... i could be waffling

Someone said something like that and run it in safe mode

How do i deleted the system restore files - im just backing all my stuff onto my dads 20gb ipod just incase of any mishaps

I dont really wanna reboot the computer as i have sum software on here i wanna keep
#21
guv
Did C'tain Janeway save the day with that super torpedo whatnot thingamy and get an agreement from the Borg to pass safely through their space? Never trust the Borg!

Thats not how it happened at all, she raised an eyebrow and pulled a funny expression as she was taught in the Roger Moore school of acting:giggle:
#22
By the way Dan, you're probably best off just doing a clean install if possible. I've had trojans in the past and no amount of anti virus/spyware or registry hacking has managed to kill them completely. Total pain in the ****.
#23
Shengis
By the way Dan, you're probably best off just doing a clean install if possible. I've had trojans in the past and no amount of anti virus/spyware or registry hacking has managed to kill them completely. Total pain in the ****.

So you mean just reboot my pc from scratch - better back up my rollercoaster tycoon saves :-D

Ah thats gunna be a pain
#24
You delete system restore files by:

go to windows explorer
right click your hard disk, c is my assumption
properties
disk clean-up
disk clean-up will run
select the more options tab
bottom right button (of 3) will be clean up system restore
click it, and it will say it will delete all but your most recent restore point
click ok

Now, to turn off system restore (and make sure it deletes them all)
Start
control panel
performance and maintenance
system restore (upper left corner)
ensure the tick box, turn off system restore on all drives is ticked.

That should clear all system restore files.

Of course, you won't be then able to use system restore but a clean install of windows might be your answer.

I always post this now, but what i do, is partition my hd, 10gb or so for c drive for the OS and the rest for all my files.
I install windows, and all else i need. Then i use old skool, norton ghost from dos and create an image of my c drive onto a dvd so instead of having to do a full install next time, i just install from the image, which wipes my c but keeps my other partition, which of course i have to regularly back up to.

Just helps when having to reinstall. Only stuff i have to back up from c prior to loading image is my msn chat and emails that way :)

takes time and discipline but a clean re-image every few months helps the machine stay clean :)
#25
boydent999
I always post this now, but what i do, is partition my hd, 10gb or so for c drive for the OS and the rest for all my files.
I install windows, and all else i need. Then i use old skool, norton ghost from dos and create an image of my c drive onto a dvd so instead of having to do a full install next time, i just install from the image, which wipes my c but keeps my other partition, which of course i have to regularly back up to.

Just helps when having to reinstall. Only stuff i have to back up from c prior to loading image is my msn chat and emails that way :)

takes time and discipline but a clean re-image every few months helps the machine stay clean :)


So its not just me then. I use Acronis and create a clone image on a spare drive, if the one i'm using dies for whatever reason I just plug the clone in, boot up and sort the problem:-D
#26
Seems you are not alone Shengis lol :)
I just hate having the risk of all my personal files getting virused, i don't mind losing XP once in a while. Saying that, i am running zone-alarm full version, spybot with tea-timer addon and adaware.
But the ability to restore xp, and the only stuff i need to do is update the antivirus updates and perhaps a few MS ones is less painful than 1 hour almost to format, install windows. Then, having to spend more time adding all the software i use for other stuff. I have spybot, adaware, sopcast etc on my usb stick and install all stuff like that from there.
Like i say, takes discipline and a whole lotta luck :)
I don't use a spare drive, just image to dvd and restore from that :)
banned#27
Shengis
So its not just me then. I use Acronis and create a clone image on a spare drive, if the one i'm using dies for whatever reason I just plug the clone in, boot up and sort the problem:-D


I keep telling myself to do this each time I make a fresh install... but just never get round to doing so! (Always too eager to populate it with goodies!)

I lost one of my machines about 2 years ago to a virus - and it did its worst to spread itself across my network. My own fault. My Avast license had expired and just hadnt got round to getting a fresh license. A mistake I haven't repeated!

Ive got to do a fresh install on my littluns machine - so will probably take an image this time. Not sure what went wrong to be honest. I flashed the firmware of the DVDR drive (my littlun wasnt to know he was changing region codes and had run out of changes!). After a reboot, it seemed fine and region code removed. Next bootup and windows starts loading, but never finishes. Even in safe drive. Tried last known working point, but still no joy.

Annoyingly, the machine has 2x200GB SATA drives - and found out that the floppy drive now also doesnt seem to work (so no F6 to install the drivers.) Also puts out using system recovery console.

Computers can be a real pain in the bum sometimes!
#28
boydent999
You delete system restore files by:

go to windows explorer
right click your hard disk, c is my assumption
properties
disk clean-up
disk clean-up will run
select the more options tab
bottom right button (of 3) will be clean up system restore
click it, and it will say it will delete all but your most recent restore point
click ok

Now, to turn off system restore (and make sure it deletes them all)
Start
control panel
performance and maintenance
system restore (upper left corner)
ensure the tick box, turn off system restore on all drives is ticked.

That should clear all system restore files.

Of course, you won't be then able to use system restore but a clean install of windows might be your answer.

I always post this now, but what i do, is partition my hd, 10gb or so for c drive for the OS and the rest for all my files.
I install windows, and all else i need. Then i use old skool, norton ghost from dos and create an image of my c drive onto a dvd so instead of having to do a full install next time, i just install from the image, which wipes my c but keeps my other partition, which of course i have to regularly back up to.

Just helps when having to reinstall. Only stuff i have to back up from c prior to loading image is my msn chat and emails that way :)

takes time and discipline but a clean re-image every few months helps the machine stay clean :)


Done all that cheers- just running the windows onecare thing - hopefully it will get deleted - i havent been on any dodgy sites or anything - it appeared when i went on my gmail and opened a pes fan club and downloaded their new fanzine mag
banned#29
dandoc2
Done all that cheers- just running the windows onecare thing - hopefully it will get deleted - i havent been on any dodgy sites or anything - it appeared when i went on my gmail and opened a pes fan club and downloaded their new fanzine mag

may not have been the most manly thing to admit, i would have said porn sites :giggle:
#30
sassie
may not have been the most manly thing to admit, i would have said porn sites :giggle:

LOL no its a newsletter thing - i was just seeing what it is -- dnt think its that though as ive opened them before but who knows - be nice if there was a way to see where the virus came from then id know
banned#31
Shengis
So its not just me then. I use Acronis and create a clone image on a spare drive, if the one i'm using dies for whatever reason I just plug the clone in, boot up and sort the problem:-D


Try the secure recovery zone in acronis true image, you can always copy to disc too.

Move your docs/settings/data to another partition before cloning, then you loss nothing apart from updates :)

Because acronis and some others are a bit pants at disk partitioning, I would google GParted LiveCD 0.3.4.7 :)
#32
soupy
Try the secure recovery zone in acronis true image, you can always copy to disc too.

Move your docs/settings/data to another partition before cloning, then you loss nothing apart from updates :)

Because acronis and some others are a bit pants at disk partitioning, I would google GParted LiveCD 0.3.4.7 :)

Microsoft one care sadi no virus' found - some ppl say avg make up threats to make you think oh i need the full version to get rid
banned#33
guv
Did C'tain Janeway save the day with that super torpedo whatnot thingamy and get an agreement from the Borg to pass safely through their space? Never trust the Borg!


Thats the baby:w00t:
#34
dandoc2
Microsoft one care sadi no virus' found - some ppl say avg make up threats to make you think oh i need the full version to get rid


Never come across that before, any time AVG has found a threat it's been genuine and if it's been unable to remove that it's not an imposed limitation of the free version as the full version could not remove it either.

John
#35
Johnmcl7
Never come across that before, any time AVG has found a threat it's been genuine and if it's been unable to remove that it's not an imposed limitation of the free version as the full version could not remove it either.

John

I just go in the virus vault and click wipe from virus vault does that eman its deleted - might do another scan today
#36
Not necessarily - it's possible the virus has various components and AVG is only detecting and deleting one part of it. If you delete it through AVG and it still appears on scans (or a very similar name) then you need to try and track down where the malignant malware is.

John
#37
UltimoScorpion
Sorry for the delay, I've catching up on tv

Species 8472 from the Star Trek Voyager episode Scorpion, kind of Die Hard on a spaceship. TV movie when they fight the Borg and a species that can beat the Borg, real kick ass action....:thumbsup:



off topic but Voyager rocks lol. and Scorpion episodes are one of the best from any series
#38
Scorpion kicked off the best season certainly, Year of Hell is my favourite ST episode of any series.

John

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