Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: How To Get Rid Of This Virus?

  1. #1
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Guatemala
    Posts
    4,097
    ok....so im not gonna let my friends touch my computer again....

    they went to a porn site....i think they downloaded one of those dialers.... and every time it launched..... i erased the file and all its remainders....but now theres a virus i cant erase in docs&settings\user\local settings\temp\

    mcafee says its teh virus name Downloader-DC, and i have tried everything i already know about computers to erase it....but it says that it cant.... prolly the files are being used....but processes in the task manager dont have a strange one...

    any ideas? Thx

    DWk

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    muchspl2
    Guest
    run AVG http://www.grisoft.com it much better than mcaffee or norton IMO, a good virus scanner should not let you do stuff like that, or your friends

    or if you have a fast connection you could try housecall, but you still need to get a better resident AV

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    ZaZu's Avatar I know stuff ...
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    @Home
    Posts
    1,966
    This is the only thing Icould find on the Symantec site, there was nothing for "Downloader-DC"


    If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
    -- Art Buchwald --

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    3,616
    try again, about 30 variants
    http://search.symantec.com/custom/us/query.html
    go here and search for 'downloader'
    (check all boxes that apply, i.e., viruses, trojns, vulnerabilities, etc.)
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    4,053
    Sounds a nice one mate...get diggimg in that registry.

    Mate heres abit more protection you could tri along with you av/firwall.

    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=regprot

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Out of The Ordinary
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    4,113
    Also try this and this thread.

    BOT

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    DarthInsinuate's Avatar Died in battle
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Arkham Asylum
    Posts
    5,001
    Originally posted by ZaZu@18 November 2003 - 05:23
    This is the only thing Icould find on the Symantec site, there was nothing for "Downloader-DC"
    i would check to see if its this

    the gist of it is that the virus isn't simply cleaned from the system - you need to tinker with the registry, something i don't think anti-virus programs do
    The Sexay Half Of ABBA And Max: Freelance Plants

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Poster
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    230
    Run>Msconfig

    Check boot.ini, system.ini, and registry launch sections if u find somin thats not ment to be there, or which refures to the name that the virus is called then untick the box next to it and restart your computer.

    Once your comps been restarted run ur virus scanner again and it should be able to delete it now.

    If not get a better virus scanner... Most virus scanners would stop it from running and delete it, mcaffie is just shit.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Guatemala
    Posts
    4,097
    kk i found what the problem was... even though i ran an ad-aware scan first, it deleted 120+ registry keys, files, and other stuff from my pc.... go figure.

    heres what i made:

    i couldnt delete the files manually or with mcafee.... so i went into the registry and went through most places that virii registry keys are.... i found just one.... so just to be sure i searched for "xxxcam" in the registry and found 2 entries....deleted...

    then ran another scan with mcafee and it could delete the files... weird

    anyways.... i forgot to mention in my post that the files names were wnk##.exe
    ## was a number and a symbol.... well anyways it got deleted and now im better

    thx for the solutions btw... one of the links reminded me of some of the places where the virii put their own entries.

    Thx
    DWk

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •