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TPE encrypted virus

Posted on 2004-09-29
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I have windows XP and run Vet anti-virus. I was notified that my computer was infected with a TPE encrypted virus which VET could not clean but instead re-named and deleted except that when I run VET again it says it has done the same thing again and again and again. I have disbabled system restore and run VET in safe Mode after deleting all my Prefetch BUT it is still there. what can I do ? VET doesn't give me anymore info on the virus apart from what I've given you, that's it ! I look forward to your reply.
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by:sunray_2003
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Download Stinger from here http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
and also use this online virus scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/  to see if they all report the same virus.

Run these in safe mode aswell and see if there is any difference.

What is the exact name of the virus ?

What do you mean by this
run VET in safe Mode after deleting all my Prefetch ??

Try doing this
Remove temporary internet files, folders and cookies
Also remove windows Temp files going to

1) Start --> run --> typein:  %systemroot%/temp
2) Start  --> run --> typein: %temp%

Also you may want to reinstall your anti-virus to see if that would help

SR
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by:stayhappy
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I've done as you said and both scans bring up no trace of any virus at all , same result in safe Mode , BUT VET still says that I've got the virus. and it gives me NO name , NO other description apart from TPE encrypted virus . that's it !


What do you mean by "run VET in safe Mode after deleting all my Prefetch ??" i was advised to do that by someone else which gave no result. just though you should know.

haven't reinstalled my anti virus BUT I downloaded AVG Anti-virus Free Edition and ran that and that didn't detect a virus either
 
 
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>> What do you mean by "run VET in safe Mode after deleting all my Prefetch

I was asking that because you said that same message in your comment and I didnot understand what you meant by that..
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nomi17 earned 250 total points
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It looks like there may be files left over in the registry that will cause the launch of this infection after every reboot.  

Download this file(RegScrub XP):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2048.html
This app scans your registry for invalid entries and deletes them (actually, it removes them and stores it just in case you need to restore).

Follow sunrays instructions to delete all temp files and cookies.  Boot in safe mode and rescan your computer and let VET detect, rename and delete the files in question.  

Once this is done, run RegScrub and let it scan your registry.  Select all entries if finds and delete them.
Reboot normally and run another VET scan and let us know how it goes.
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by:nomi17
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Note:  Run Regscrub twice since the first scan will remove entries that are "tied" to others.  The second scan will remove anything leftover.
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by:stayhappy
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Thanx for your input.

I uninstalled VET and then ran stinger then the Regscrub ( 100+ problems located ) twice then reinstalled VET ( with upgrade ) and ran VET and no sign of virus. that means I'm Ok doesn't it ?
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by:rossfingal
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Hi!  stayhappy

It probably means you're clean.
However, just to be sure -
Make sure the option to "Show all Files and Folders", including hidden and system, is enabled
Search your entire computer for any instances of the following files:
(particularly check the prefetch, dllcache, and all temp folders)
history.doc
polyengine.dos.tpe.11
polyengine.dos.tpe.12
polyengine.dos.tpe.13
tpe.obj
tpe-gen.com
tpe-gen.obj
tpe-v11.asm
tpe-v12.asm
tpe-v13.asm
Delete all that you find (if present)
Empty the recycle bin
Reboot your computer and you should be fine.

Regards...
RF
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by:nomi17
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Hi stayhappy,

Was away on a much needed vacation!
Just wanted to follow up on your issue.  Hope the suggestions given on this post helped you solve your problem.  Please let us know.

Thanks,
nomi17
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