How do you remove Trojan Virus? My McAfee program can't seem to getrid of it.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by The Sun Tribe, May 9, 2009.

  1. I keep getting re-directed when I used search engines. I think I have
    trojan virus. Is that what the trojan virus does? Screws up searches
    on google and yahoo?

    I ran McAfee several times, and each time it detected and removed
    NTOSKRNL-HOOK (Trojan). And, my searches on google and yahoo are back
    to normal again. But, few days later, I start getting redirected to
    funny sites when I do searches again. So, I re-run the McAfee scan and
    it says it detected and removed the Trojan hook again. How can I get
    rid of it permanently?

    Is the SPYHUNTER download software on this site worth it and
    effective? : http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/ov_Parasite_Category/Trojans/

    Thanks in advance.
     
    The Sun Tribe, May 9, 2009
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  2. The Sun Tribe

    1PW Guest

    Hello:

    Download, install, update and run the following freeware:

    MBAM: <http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php>
    SAS: <http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html>

    Please update this thread with your progress. IMO, the above are the
    top two applications of their kind.

    HTH

    Pete
     
    1PW, May 9, 2009
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  3. The Sun Tribe

    Buffalo Guest

    I was under the impression that MBAM worked better in Normal mode while SAS
    works better in Safe Mode.
     
    Buffalo, May 9, 2009
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  4. The Sun Tribe

    Jose Guest

    That could very well be, I sure don't know for sure either way! I
    think I have only booted in safe mode twice in my life.
     
    Jose, May 9, 2009
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  5. The Sun Tribe

    Frank Guest

    I imagine virus can be different but one got past my McAfee and when I
    restored computer to previous date but McAfee would not work and I had
    to remove it. Rather than reinstall I thought I'd try free Avast
    and it found and removed the Trojan virus. Been about 6 trouble free
    weeks now. The virus had reverted my computer to about the day I had
    bought it and none of my files were there including new programs I had
    installed. It was frightening but fortunately Vista restored to a
    previous date and all was OK.


    McAfee is free from Comcast isp but for me has always been a PITA as a
    resource hog.
     
    Frank, May 9, 2009
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  6. There is no such thing as a "trojan virus" despite what you may have
    heard.

    Mostly, search engine hijacks and browser hijacks are adware/foistware
    related.
    You may be getting rid of it just fine, but then re-exposing yourself to
    the foistware by visiting certain sites with your security settings to
    lenient.
    I don't know too much about that one, but I don't think they will help
    you as much as increased security will. If you really are being only
    partially cleaned by McAfee (or other antimalware), I would suggest
    MalwareBytes Antimalware (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) because of
    the good recommendations I hear about them in these security related
    newsgroups.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 9, 2009
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  7. The Sun Tribe

    Jose Guest

    I agree about McAfee - I have Comcast also. Slow and a resource hog
    like you said, plus it never found a darn thing. Now it is history.

    I am up on MBAM for the moment. Never tried SAS, but might.

    I think he means it like - "the TROJAN virus!", like that is the name
    given to the virus, TROJAN. I'm sticking with "malicious software" to
    be safe.

    Good to know about the safe mode thing...
     
    Jose, May 10, 2009
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  8. That would be an incredibly stupid name for the professionals to use for
    a virus.
    Malware (malicious software) is the correct umbrella term. A virus is a
    particular type of recursively self-replicating malware.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 10, 2009
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  9. The Sun Tribe

    Buffalo Guest

    I never knew they made them. :)
     
    Buffalo, May 10, 2009
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  10. FromTheRafters, May 11, 2009
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  11. The Sun Tribe

    rive0108 Guest

    Try using NOD32 4 (use sysispector to run self diagnostic), kaspersky,
    or Norton. Depending on what version of Mcafee you are using, (only
    Mcaffee with Artemis is 3-star certified, regular Mcafee is not very
    good at detecting malware.

    Personally I would remove mcafee, install NOD32 Antivirus/Antispyware,
    update it, scan, then run an online scan with kaspersky (to verifiy),
    then run Malwarebytes [good for polymorphic malware], and lastly a full
    scan (not default quick scan) with Defender- also check the boxs for
    notification of software that creates system changes under
    Tools>Options: (this will notify you in the event malware tries to make
    changes (i.e., new run executables), and allow you to prevent it from
    running.

    *Software not yet classified for risks*
    *Changes made to your computer by software allowed to run*

    NOD32 was the only Product to recieve 3-star certification in both
    Hueristic/proactive (new threats that have no definitions), and
    On-demand scanning [Nov 2008, Feb 2009]

    Eset 'NOD32 4.0' (http://www.eset.com/download/free_trial_download.php)
    free standalone self Diagnostic: '_SysInspector_'
    (http://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php)
    'Malwarebytes' (http://www.malwarebytes.org/)

    Online scanner/cleaner
    '_Kaspersky_Virus_Scanner_' (http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner)


    ::*ESET NOD32 Lab Certifications*::

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    Recent AV- Comparative Testing
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    rive0108, May 12, 2009
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    Frank Guest

    Can't remember exactly what Avast said, but word "Trojan" was there.
    The way the govmint is mucking up the auto industry, I expect to see a
    Ford Chrysler one day ;)
     
    Frank, May 15, 2009
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    Buffalo Guest

    Yes, it will be called a Chryord .
    Buffalo
     
    Buffalo, May 15, 2009
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  14. That wouldn't surprise me - but that doesn't make it correct. :eek:)

    A generally acceptable (but also not entirely correct) hierarchical view
    is that it is a trojan, unless it recursively self-replicates, in which
    case it is a worm, unless it attaches it's replicant to code, in which
    case it is a virus. In actuality the terms are not mutually exclusive.
    Each virally infected file for instance can be considered a trojan.
    Worms often first present themselves to the victim as a trojan as part
    of their lifecycle. Some experts view all replicating code as "virus"
    and place "worm" as a subtype of virus - trojans don't recursively
    self-replicate. So it is a trojan unless it recursively self-replicates,
    in which case it is a virus or worm (which is a type of virus). I think
    David subscribes to this view.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 15, 2009
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