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I got a trojan on my computer and I can't get rid of it. What is the best way to get rid of viruses? I am using McAfee VirusScan and it is updated.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 12010648
Hello JoshDale =)

Goto Start>Run>msconfig>Startup
and untick all applications except ur AntiVirus and Firewall
restart and run some onlien virus scans to check what is going wrong on ur system !!

1. http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp?cid=9059 
2. http://security.symantec.com/
3. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 
4. http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
5. http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp

After finishing them, get some Spyware Removal tools and Stinger, and run them in SAFEMODE to delete everything they detect !!

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AdAware ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/adaware.html
SpyBot  ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spybot.html
SpySweeper >> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spysweeper.html
SpywareBlaster >> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spywareblaster.html
CoolWebShredder ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/coolwebshredder.html
Stinger >> http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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>> I got a trojan on my computer and I can't get rid of it.

And if u can tell me the name of this Trojan, may be i\we can provide u with a site with the Full Manual Removal Instructions for this Trojan :)
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by:JoshDale
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will do.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Good Luck :)
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by:JoshDale
ID: 12010728
Downloader-IQ trojan = pain in the ass
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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Well Mcafee shud remove it, it include this Trojan in its latest DAT files....
check here >> http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_122228.htm

so what u can try is to boot into safemode, delete those four files mnaully mentioned above, and then run stinger and Mcafee both to ensuer its really gone and ur system is clean :)
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by:JoshDale
ID: 12010836
Eh, I changed my mind. It is faster if I just clean my computer out and start new.
Thanks for the help.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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lol... really u are ready to format :-o
well if u are ready, who am i to say anything :)

Good Luck =)
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by:JoshDale
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I just put the thing together about 2 hours ago and that trojan was making it run like crap. So I was like ah what the heck, reformat, re-install.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 12010968
yeah i can think of the frustation,,,, but usually people, myself including, think that cleaning trojans\viruses is more easy than a Format and Fresh install, where u have to reinstall each and everything back again and have to backup all data etc etc..... i mean atleast i hate it when i have to format my system =(

So i was thinking of to atleast give a try to removing this trojan, may be we can kick it out after some attempts :)
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by:JoshDale
ID: 12011006
Yea, but I already backed everything up when I started doing the install. It took me 30 minutes to bring it to life and about 1 hour to do a full scan of my system.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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>> It took me 30 minutes to bring it to life and about 1 hour to do a full scan of my system.

lolzzzzz :D
I like that..... u are really good at data backup :)
anywayzzzz Good Luck to u for future, just post back if any question or problem, i'll be happy to help u before u take 30 minutes to bring the life back,,,, lolz just kidding =D

Cheers my friend :)
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by:JoshDale
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Heh, I am almost done :o)
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Wowwwwwww, that's Cool :)
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by:JoshDale
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Yes, yes, the wonderful world of numbering your cd's :o)
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 12011228
hehe,,,, u arrange them numerically,,,, i arrange them according to my own given names ;)
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by:JoshDale
ID: 12011234
Yea, that way I don't forget anything.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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ofcourse, the field in which we work... forgetting and installing a wrong thing(especially drivers) can BLOW the system in seconds ;)
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by:JoshDale
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Yup, it is very annoying.
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