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Cannot get rid of one Trojan virus no matter what

Q: Cannot get rid of one Trojan virus no matter what

I use malwarebytes antimalware to clean my computer every so often. My facebook started trippin out yesterday and come to find out someone sent me a link that i clicked on and it sent me 52 viruses. It contained Trojan viruses and I seen one that said Hijacking so I figure I run the mb scan. I cleaned them all up except one specific one that WONT go away. It is the same Trojan and just cant get rid of it and i have run it 6 times already. I also ran a scan if a discussion i read here somewhere where i pushed control and clicked a link and it did an internet scan and found 6 more viruses. I still am left with this one trojan

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A: Cannot get rid of one Trojan virus no matter what

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For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Click on the Scan button.When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.Exit Malwarebytes when done.Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.========================================================================================================================================================Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning.========================================================================================================================================================Remember, after posting the results of these scans, let me know how the computer is running.
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A:No sound no matter what

I think that you need an extra lead because HDMI gives picture only. The lead I have has a mini stereo jackplug at one end which goes into the computer's headphones socket and two phono plugs (white and yellow) at the other to plug into the TV's audio input at the back. You should then be able to work out how to set up the sound via Control Panel.
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Haswell 22nm Technology
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L204WT ([email protected])
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Any ideas?

Edit: My mobo gives the code A0 which is normal so I don't think it detected anything was wrong.

A:Just bought a 980, now all I get is a black screen no matter what GPU I use

If your not getting an error code its probably booting up normally. It maybe defaulting to the integrated card for some reason so I would try plugging onto the on board video when booting to see what happens.

If that is the case you will just have to go into the bios and change your default video card to the PCIE.
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A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

Broni, from the Virus and Malware Removal forum doesn't think it is malware related.
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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

Go to your computer manufacturers website, go to the support/download/driver page.

Select which operating system you have.

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It's probably a driver issue..
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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

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A:Need to get into hard disk, but risk picking up a virus

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A:Toshiba problems maybe a virus?

Download Malwarebytes: and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.

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A:Unresponsive External HD - Virus?

Having a similar issue on a NEW hard-drive, there's a couple of suggestions I've found (which I'm posting) on my write up.
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A:Computer will not boot (hangs, black screen, virus?)

I'm going to post this in a few different forum types because I don't know if this is hardware related or virus related..Hope this isn't a problem!Click to expand...

Please do not post the same problem in more than one forum. As you have already posted in the Virus and Malware forum I'm closing this thread.
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A:Does it matter if you use a DDR3 or DDR2 video card?

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My big question is will I get faster video rendering if the program is on the OS drive?Click to expand...

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Are you able to get on-line normally and view webpages?
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Firstly Norton: No!
Norton Antivirus works well, but when (and I say when!) it corrupts it usually takes Windows with it!

Antivirus software is used to defend your computer from Virus, only. But many AntiVius softwares are extending their protection to Spyware/Trojans and more protection options.
The new AVG Free Antivirus is an excellent example of this

Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

Basically not possible

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I know, I know!
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A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:

Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
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b. has connected in the past.

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Add your location to your Profile.
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Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
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Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
The boot setting are HDD somewhere in the list

Remove all the plugged in devices at rear of computer (except power and video) does it boot ? (this is just testing)

Have you tried reseating (and or replacing) the HDD data cable on M/b

Actually also try reseating Ram (blow out all dust too)

Remove all PCI addon cards

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TAPPSRV.EXE is a Toshiba Notebook applet and is perfectly safe.

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vananh said:

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You took a wrong turn......

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i only can understand in celsius =]

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A:CPU Fan loud no matter what

You may be able to change the thresholds for temperature in the bios on whether it kicks the fan into high speed or not.

I'd also suggest taking that fan you put in the back of the case and reverse it so it blows air out, thats traditionally how its done, and makes more sense with the air dynamics inside a case. Fans on the side panels or the front typically blow air into the case, so I'd suggest doing that as well.

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A:How do I delete a Trojan if I can't go online?

You should not have to dump a PC, for the lack of of a modem driver.

If the modem didn`t come with a driver CD,and you`ve used the "Add hardware wizard",

and Windows failed to find a suitable driver,then you could download one using another PC,

or you could try a more generic modem.There is a page HEREthat describes the situation.

BTW,if you`ve reinstalled the OS,the Trojan should be gone.

Just make sure your firewall is working,when you do eventually connect.
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insert your xp disc, install it as you usually would, and it will detect you already have a copy of windows installed and will want to know if you would like to run a repair install on it, say yes etc, and it will just replace the windows files & registry keys etc.

should hopefully work after that,
good luck ^^
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A:Virus Hard drive OS issue help please

You can get bootdisks here -
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A:Timer/clock in top left corner SHUTDOWN -- VIRUS???

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
It can limit length of PC use,time spent on PC, it must have been set when
you installed cybersitter or even afterwards.
Maybe you have a teenage hacker on your hands trying to bypass it?
Was this the purpose for cybersitter?

I would uninstall cybersitter then re-install it.
You may have password trouble even to do this,
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some kind of default password or work around.
P.S. Got it!
Go here for password help cybersitter password reset

Thats a pretty cool program, works well.

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A:Onboard (AC 97) sound not recognized?? no matter what I do?

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

oneno said:

A: did I overlook plugging power back up to it after I installed my new power supply? I couldn't remember if I had to unplug power from itClick to expand...

No onboard sound doesn't require separate power

oneno said:

B:did I fry my sound chip? how do i find out?Click to expand...

Not likely, if everything else is working

oneno said:

C:can I install another soundcard if the onboard is bad??Click to expand...

Yes, in fact your system will run a little better taking some of the load off the cpuClick to expand...

Please read this thread and post back..
Most likely the sound is disabled in the bios.
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A:is it a virus

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

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Regards Howard :grinthumb
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The short answer is yes.

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I`m sure there are other virii around that are capable of similar destruction.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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A:Virus + Network Problems

csrss - csrss.exe - Process Information
Process File: csrss or csrss.exe
Process Name: Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem
Description: The Windows Client Server Runtime Subsystem handles Windows and Graphics Functions for all Subsystems
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: YesClick to expand...

You reference that service, why? It has nothing to do with Nimda.

Have you tried NAV's advanced settings, there is an option in there that does a heuristic scan, it can sometimes identify unknown infections and things not yet in the defs. It looks for things that are common to other virii or something like that. It can give false positives, but it can also identify things that would otherwise be missed. Just be careful using it because jscripts, vbscripts and word macros may be identified as virii even if they are not.
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A:Use email filter to block DOJ Virus

You may man have went farther. Then I would venture. I just delete them.
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A:What anti-virus software would you recommend?

Avira is the best anti virus software from the given list. It is user-friendly and advanced options help. It is very fast but sometime I have to face some problems at update time. Overall, its the perfect anti virus software.
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I'm currently using Avast and its grand but its causing my games to crash at times, this is due to its real time scans.

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Before I list the softwares in consideration, are computer protection suites even necessary when matched against freeware? If they are, which one of these 5 suites do you recommend and why: AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, MacAfee, and TrendMicro. I chose the first 4 because they were among the higher rated in Consumer Report; TrendMicro was included because I have had decent personal experience with it. Thanks for your consideration.

A:Optimal anti-malware/spyware/virus software and their necessity

You'll find the free products officially recommended by TS here:
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Please help because I want my PC to be protected.

Thank you in advance

A:Anti-virus for a standalone PC

The way I see it, your question is?questionable, as it reminds me a little bit of trying to square a circle. But I shall try to take it seriously.

Firstly, a computer unconnected to the internet isn?t exposed to malware infection, unless some device such as external drive, USB stick or CD is connected to it. So getting such items only from trusted sources should keep you out of trouble.

Secondly, no AV tool can deal reliably with all the new viruses constantly appearing, unless it?s regularly updated. If you can?t update it thru the internet, you have to do it manually using e.g. a CD you create on another computer. Otherwise, your only choice is a tool based entirely on heuristics, which is certain to both, miss many viruses and also give you plenty of false alarms.

There?s a third possibility, change your OS from Windows to something like Linux, which is far less vulnerable to infection.
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A:Anti-virus, antispyware,anti-malware, hijack this! should i remove some of them?

There is excellent support here on TechSpot for major infestations.
In the meantime, if you need free software, I would download Avira Antivir, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, and the free Microsoft Security Essentials. Run full scans with each. If they find evil infestations, remove them, then reboot and rerun the scans one more time.
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A:A virus disguised as ESET NOD32 file scanner

First of all, welcome and compliments on your researching abilities, even if final result has not been achieved.

You can try any of the following, not necessarily in the order I give them.

Try installing a free AV different to Kaspersy, in the hope that it might be more tolerant to the existence of the offender. Suitable choices are the free Avira Anitvir or Avast! If successful, scan for the virus in safe mode.

If unsuccessful, get a portable AV which does not require installation. One suggestion is the free, portable ClamWin, which I use myself as 2nd opinion and does not clash with the resident AV. Get it from here:

There is, at least there was, also a free portable version of the genuine ESET NOD32 itself, which I search for myself in another thread on this page. If you discover it, please inform me in that thread.

Run an online scan at any of the many sites offering it. The following are for guidance, I haven't checked if they are still valid:

Burn a bootable rescue CD, which works in safe mode from your CD drive and clears malware, even when the PC cannot be started due to the malware. A good choice is again the Avira Rescue CD, available for free at the Avira site:

Get the RevoUninstaller Pro and run it in hunting mode, which discovers traces of uninstalled programs that don?t appear in the main list. However, since it?s a virus and not a proper program, it may not work.

Get the free (portable version if necessary) HijackThis from Trend Micro and see if it finds anything, which however I do not expect as it is not meant for this job.

Theoretically, you can similarly try free anti-trojan tools, but again I don?t expect them to pick a virus, let along leftovers of it. The best choice is Hitman Pro, which works with many of them, including very powerful premium ones during their trial period. Other examples are: Malwarebytes?, Spybot S&D, Super AntiSpyware, A-Squared and The Cleaner.
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A:Only Internet connection is with Firefox, after virus

Start with; document your TCP settings thus:
get a command prompt and enter
ipconfig /all >myTCP.txt​then follow-up and attach that file (it's in %userprofile% )

and verify you can ping using an ip address as well as ping by domainname

if you can ping, then the TCP settings are good and it's a problem with the browser settings.
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NOD32 Portable Virus Cleaner was intended for doing an occasional scan as a second opinion to the resident antivirus. Something analogous to online scanners, but with the advantage that it could be downloaded and after the scan deleted.

Till some time ago, I could download this tool for free at the site below:

However, the site now links to the official supplier ESET, that doesn?t offer the above version.

Has availability stopped, or can one get it elsewhere?
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Hello all,

While Windows itself has some defending tools like Windows Defender, does it need to anti-virus nevertheless?
If yes, why?


A:Does Windows need an anti-virus?

See this discussion
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A:Explorer.exe will not start no matter what I do

When I get to the screaming part, I usually create a new user ( a "trick" I discovered when I was fiddling around with XP when it came out ). Can you try that and write back what happens ?
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I have two disk partitionions, and formated only the one with the windows, maybe that's the problem? I had Win on the other so maybe, there is why it is stll there?
Have anybody encountered this PC Doctor program?

A:Virus still there after format

JUNK in my opinion.

Your symptom as stated "virus still present after reformatting" is literally 99.9% impossible. The only way for that to be true is for the virus to have infected the BOOT sector on the drive and that is rare.

The devil is in the details and the precise sequence of specific actions, how you recovered and then began testing can easily effect the outcome.

With the indeterminable actions that got you to the current situation, I would recommend a Clean Install from CD media (ie: do not attempt to use System Restore or restore from some backup media). A clean install will offer to reformat the whole disk, reload the system and then you will need the Microsoft License Key for the CD used in the install.