atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#1526: Damn it, I got a trojan!

It's a mistake I made once before: DLed a file and ran it without even thinking about it. It had the same result; the computer was infected with a trojan that no commonly available anti-malware package could deal with.

SO I had to deal with it myself.

Now, Avast! didn't even see the damn thing. I downloaded A-squared and it saw it, but couldn't do anything about it. So I did a search on the virus name, and finally got some tools that--theoretically--could do something about it.

It all came down to a couple of rogue DLL files in the TEMP directory. I couldn't delete them; using a program called "KillBox" I was able to delete one of them, but not both.

Finally in a fit of desperation I did a safe boot to command prompt and tried deleting the files that way.

The OS let me delete them.

Now after a full virus scan, the system shows as not having any trojans on it.

Score one for me.
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