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Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:56:01 PM »
So I stupidly downloaded the vaudix virus. Anyway, i ran the logs essexboy suggested and I'll attach them, but Norton decided that aswMBR.exewas unsafe and deleted it, so i dont have that one. When I first downloaded the file, it wouldnt allow me to delete it because it was "in use" by another program. When I ran malwarebytes, it managed to delete it, but I just want to make sure its completely off the system. Hopefully somebody can help me, thanks in advance!
Also, when i scanned the file with avast!, it didnt pick up a threat. If you need any more information please ask. Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 12:02:54 AM by daithi »

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 06:41:05 AM »
malware removers are notified....check back later today


according to the MBAM log it is just a PUP....not virus but Possible Unwanted Program
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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 07:11:03 PM »
Okay but it was on the computer for quite a while, and it was launched, but nothing happened. I read of cases where when this virus was downloaded, hard drives had to be formatted...just wondering if there are any other precautions I should/can take?
Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 08:01:30 PM »
Nothing readily apparent in the logs, what problems are you experiencing ?

You will need to uninstall either Avast or Norton, this is a time when more is not better

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 09:30:24 PM »
There are no problems, I just wanted to ensure there will be no more down the line. Anything I need do?

Is it ever possible to have more than one antivirus at work on a system?

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 09:33:43 PM »
Yes you can have two av's but be prepared for system slowdowns, unexpected freezes/blue screens and missed malware being installed  as they fight over who is in charge  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »
Goodbye Norton.  :D

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 09:39:07 PM »
I can't just control panel>programs and features>Norton>uninstall?

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 09:39:41 PM »
Stay away from installing a Codec C ad-ware virus program which comes to you as a new plug-in to download to watch online streaming videos, the uninstall of which is creating the real Vaudix problems. Two resident av programs is a bad idea really. It is like two dogs supposed to protect youe house starting to fight amongst each other...they won't protect much then...

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 09:42:54 PM »
Polonus, as far as I can tell, it didn't install for some reason. I had no google chrome or internet explorer add-ons, and it wasnt displayed in programs or features, as others were experiencing. Do you think I'm safe?

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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 09:45:40 PM »
I can't just control panel>programs and features>Norton>uninstall?

Thanks.
you run the removal tool after to be sure any leftover files that may conflict are gone.....

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Re: Vaudix (Codec-c) virus. Removal help needed.
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 09:56:07 PM »
Thanks Pondus, I ran that.
One last question, will Windows Defender conflict with avast!?

Thank you all.

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 10:03:47 PM »
no, but as it is not that good, most of us turn it off and use mawarebytes
malwarebytes also have a pro version that give you autoupdate and a protection module
a one time fee for a liftime license.  ;)
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