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Offline waysandmeans

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Delete Errors
« on: September 12, 2003, 05:43:23 AM »
Hi. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Unable to delete/move infected files (i.e., "An error has occurred during the processing of results"): "Win32:Trojan-gen{other}". (3 of them.) And "Win32:Trojan-gen{UPX!}". (1 of them.) Location:
C:\_RESTORE\ARCHIVE\FS32.CAB\A0003495.CPY...
FS42.CAB\A0006943.CPY...
FS14.CAB\A0000506.CPY...
FS14.CAB\A0000510.CPY.
Windows Me operating system. Persistent pop-up: http:out.true-counter.com. Periodically changes homepage to: http:global-finder.com/656387. (To be safe don't attempt to access these web addresses.)
Possibly has also affected writing messages on webpages - typing this message the letters appear long after I type them.
"Disable System Restore" was already disabled.
Thank you!

 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2003, 06:30:20 AM by waysandmeans »

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2003, 07:00:34 AM »
Um...
ME can be funny about the System Restore, but disabling the Restore is the only way that Avast can get at the files.

I would try Enabling Restore and restarting the machine, then Disabling it and running Avast again.

This worked for me when I had the same trouble you have now.

Good luck

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2003, 08:17:19 AM »
Thank you for the info, techie. I just tried that (enabled/disabled Restore, ran Avast), yet now there are no Restore archives to be read. Seems to be a bit faster, although I still have the popup. Does Avast scan Internet Explorer? Thanks!
« Last Edit: September 12, 2003, 08:19:25 AM by waysandmeans »

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2003, 09:21:02 AM »
You still have the popup? You mean the virus warning? On what file, exactly? The whole System Restore folder should be gone after following the techies' procedure.


Anyway, I believe it's possible to access the System Restore folder from Windows Safe Mode so it was really not necessary to nuke it in its entirety.

Never mind. ;)

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2003, 09:44:27 AM »
Just a note: I'm running Windows Xp Pro (2600.xpsp2.030516-0318) and I've seen similar problems. But then, this is an a-typical system (that is, I threw out all the useless junk Microsft packaged with it, stealthed and hardened the ports, shut down un-nessesary services, etc.) so it's not surprising that this configuration wasn't tested during the Beta cycles.
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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2003, 09:50:54 AM »
Thanks Vlk, Sarge and techie. I think you're right, Vlk... While I still have the Restore folder, there are no items in any of its sub-folders. Just glad to get rid of the trojans! ;D I still have the small pop-up though: http:out.true-counter.com - again, don't try to access this. Any thoughts on how to delete it? (It appears to be adult site related - "search for your favourite porn".)  
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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2003, 09:53:49 AM »
The popup obviously isn't related to a virus issue - so avast won't help here. I'd suggest getting some ad blocking software such as AdAware that will (quite reliably) save you from these annoyances.

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2003, 09:55:07 AM by Vlk »
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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2003, 10:11:05 AM »
Sounds good. Thanks again!

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2003, 10:17:38 AM »
Um.. AdAware doesn't block ads. It removes Spyware/Adware/Malware from your system, and THAT get's rid of the stealth-installed app that's streaming ads into your system. If you wanna block ads, get a No-Gif or a No-Java or a Pop-Up Killer.
Matter of fact, get AdAdware AND AnalogX CookieWall AND NoAds AND SPFP. And then pray (can't hurt) to whatever gods you think will help.
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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2003, 10:49:38 AM »
Ad-aware 6.0 appears to have taken care of my browsing problems. Very cool! Free copy available at tucows.com  ;D  

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Re:Delete Errors
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2003, 11:20:54 AM »
Fuck TuCows. Get it direct from Lavasoft.Nu
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