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Offline rojak

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Winstart001.exe infected with Win32:Trojan-gen. {VC}
« on: October 24, 2003, 06:24:31 AM »
hi. I run a quick scan and avast said this winstart001.exe is infected with Win32:Trojan-gen. {VC}. Should i delete it? will deleting winstart001.exe affect WinXP pro? I can't repair it. ??? what should i do?

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Re:Winstart001.exe infected with Win32:Trojan-gen. {VC}
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2003, 10:35:54 AM »
hi,
- please list full path of the infected file

- use another Scanner, e.g Trend or KAV (see-below; pause avast resident shield before scanning)) to get a more specifiic virusname and look that up in their respective VirusInfo-Databases,
especially check if any manual system tweaks are needed before or after deleting the file

- just move it to the chest with avast; you might have to kill the respective process first, or start Win in SafeMode (F8-Boot)


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P.S.: Use the board search above for winstart001

--> e.g.: http://boards.cexx.org/viewtopic.php?p=1630

might be also be removed by spybot or Ad-aware; for Download see above Link :)
« Last Edit: October 24, 2003, 10:45:29 AM by whocares »

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Re:Winstart001.exe infected with Win32:Trojan-gen. {VC}
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2003, 10:41:52 AM »
Hi rojak.

Hope this helps.
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http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default2.asp?m=q&virus=winstart001%2Eexe&alt=winstart001%2Eexe

It's adware/spyware listed in Spybot s&d
Norton's 2004 lists it as adware

If you can't get to the site above, it's not a system file so should be fine to delete.

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Re:Winstart001.exe infected with Win32:Trojan-gen. {VC}
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2003, 12:10:16 PM »
thanks. It was in /windows/system folder. I've deleted it since it is spyware and doesn't do anything -- i hope.