Win32/Agent.ODG Virus - Unable to clean

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Re: Win32/Agent.ODG Virus - Unable to clean

Post by Belahzur on 27th April 2009, 2:25 pm

Hello.
Yes, the theory side is so simple, but actually pinpointing the infection nowadays with a lot of different infections using the same techniques but hiding in different places is hard to pinpoint.

The Google hijacks should stop now.

Click Start >> Run and then copy/paste the following into the box and hit Enter:
"%userprofile%\Desktop\GooredFix.exe" /uninstall
note the space between " /
If any of your security programs query a new Registry/AutoStart value being added please allow the changes.


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Re: Win32/Agent.ODG Virus - Unable to clean

Post by KenGuy5472 on 27th April 2009, 3:06 pm

Alright, thanks!!
My issue does seem to be solved, you can lock this thread now or whatever.
I HIGHLY doubt there can be anything left, I've tried every possible google search method that would "tempt?" the hijacks, reinstalling google toolbar and everything, and nothing went wrong.

If I ever have any other problems again, I'll make a new thread about it.
Thanks for the help along the way, and it was great to get help from this site.
A definite bookmark in my...book of marks. Bow or Thanks

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Re: Win32/Agent.ODG Virus - Unable to clean

Post by Belahzur on 27th April 2009, 3:08 pm

Haha, your welcome.

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Hopefully this should take care of your problems! Good luck. Big Grin


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