How to remove Trojan Horse Dialer
Posted on 2003-02-21
AVG Free Edition has identified Trojan Horse Dialer in 2 files [bodystudio(installer).exe and body_st.exe in my Shareaza\Downloads dir. But it can't move them.
Originally, there were 7 files of which Trend Micro's House-scan identified and deleted 5 (but not the others!)
I've tried the Trend, Panda and Symantec on-line scans which didn't recognise it. I've tried Spybot S&D and Moosoft's The Cleaner - which didn't recognise it.
I did stupidly perhaps try to move the files to a floppy but the system crashed. Otherwise there seem to be no ill-effects to the computer since this morning's scan identified the trojan.
I'm on Broadband so I presume this trojan, which is supposed to make expensive international calls, can't operate.
I cant use the AVG Rescue Disk floppy which I'd already made, because for some reason my computer won't boot from the floppy (despite altering the BIOS Setup) or the CD.
So any ideas how I can destroy these unwelcome guests? Any ways of deleting them directly? A system restore perhaps? (I'm an Athlon XP 1800, Win XP NTFS ).
Many thanks for any help.