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Thread: Virus/Trojan/Malware Removal

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    Hi,

    I have recently been doing a major cleaning of my computer and all of it hard drives. I ran a full system scan using kaspersky, eset online scan, spyboy, ad-aware, malware bytes, etc. Overall I think there were under 15 trojans, virii, & malware found. They were all either disinfected, deleted, or quarantined. However since ive first installed kaspersky many months ago it has overall detected and cleaned(disinfected or deleted) 71 trojans, 3 malware, and 3 virii, plus a few more found by eset and the antispyware programs. Many of these were from keygens, cracks, files in software ive installed etc. Now im sure i have opened and run many of these before my system ever detected. My question is even though i have now cleaned them, is the system still infected by them since theyve been run? If so is there some way to find out and to clean them? Any help would be appreciated!

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Run a Trojan scanner to be sure , and you could manually delete the quarantined files . All that trouble tho when all you had to do to really clean up your computer was a format and fresh install .


    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivir...-Remover.shtml



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    Last edited by peat moss; 04-12-2009 at 02:44 PM.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    A lot of the Kg, cr*cks etc will be false positives. Try Jotti & Virus Total to make sure.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    A lot of the Kg, cr*cks etc will be false positives. Try Jotti & Virus Total to make sure.
    Ya good point Zap , did notice the OP does not sound like a noob .

    Good to see you again friend and welcome nineine to the forum .

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    I ran trojan remover and it didnt detect anything. I dont know how to format and fresh install windwos and that is more of a hassle for me because of all the things I would have to set up agian and all the backing up I would need to do. Could anyone answer my question though... If someeone executed files that were infected with a virus or trojan and detected these infections months later after running a scan (and removed them with the scanner), would/could the persons system still be infected by them? Or does the successful deletion/disinfection (according to kaspersky/eset online scan) mean that the scanner actually cleaned the system? What I mean is, did kaspersky/eset just detect and remove the file that is the source of the infections or did they remove the whole infection altogether? If youve executed a virus/trojan before you ever detected it, is it too late? Sorry this is just something ive been confused about and would like to clear up. Thanks.

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    The virus scanner is supposed to get rid of the infections and any sources of infection. I never format. I never trust a single cleaner to clean a pc completely either though.
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    Well if it was a real Trojan/Virus, your AV would've caught before a full scan. I can almost say for certain, that those are false positives. Upload the files in question to here.... http://www.virustotal.com/ and see if they really are virus's, they use like 20 scanner of the best AV's around. Very good site to check files
    Last edited by SonsOfLiberty; 04-14-2009 at 04:15 AM.
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    Im using "sandboxies" to know what file with my system do.
    http://anubis.iseclab.org/
    or http://www.sunbeltsecurity.com/Submi...553671CBFD2360

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    malwarebytes people

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    The only way you should run any keygen is inside sandboxie as sparcode as pointed out, If there is something waiting inside the KG you just delete the sandbox and all is well. Also remember to disable your restore feature in windows so the virus doesn't restored at next boot time,also do it safe mode.
    I know I have stated the obvious, but it may be of some help to a fellow FST user.
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