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Post by HuMoR_tHiS_gIrL on Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:48 am

I read what you had on this virus and unfortunately I can't even run the hijack program because it says it's a bad image file. I contracted the virus and was only able to delete what I could find of it in my registry. On another forum it said to disable any script blockers and then run the program, however I wouldn't know if I had any script blockers or how to disable it. Is there any other program that might be able to clean that virus?

Desperately needing help..

I just tried to reinstall my antivirus program and it got a little more than half way through and I got an error saying basic setup has changed and it can't continue...

Please tell me that I don't have to reinstall windows

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Re: W32/Virut.gen

Post by Belahzur on Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:13 pm

Sadly you will probably have to.

I'm afraid I have bad news.

Your system is infected with a polymorphic file infector called Virut. Virut is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. As of now, security experts suggest that a format and clean install, or destructive recovery if you have an OEM recovery partition, is the best way to clean the infection and it is the best and safest way to return the machine to its normal working state.

Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, etc) only. DO NOT backup any executable files (softwares) and screensavers (*.scr). It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr files by appending itself to the executable.

Also, avoid backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar) files that have .exe or .scr files inside them. Virut can penetrate and infect .exe files inside compressed files too.

Recent variants also modify htm, html, asp and php files.

Do not back up to another machine, as it may become compromised. Burn to DVD/CD, or to an external drive which has nothing else on it, and which you can format should it happen to become infected from the backups.

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