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Offline hakim

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win32.trojan-gen, vc
« on: March 14, 2004, 06:52:54 PM »

dear friends: i got message from avast of finding the virus WIN32.TROJAN-GEN.VC. the avast couldnt repair it the infected file is windows\system\sysreq.exe.  
pls. am begginer, help me how to get rid of this virus,thnx alot
« Last Edit: March 14, 2004, 06:55:21 PM by hakim »

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Re:win32.trojan-gen, vc
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2004, 11:05:59 PM »
Avast should be able to delete the file in Safe mode, or just kill the task sysreq.exe by using the Taskmanager and delete the file than.
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Re:win32.trojan-gen, vc
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2004, 11:46:17 PM »
Press ctrl-alt-del once. Close the process in the taskmanager. Then run a full system scan with Avast.

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Re:win32.trojan-gen, vc
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004, 08:13:08 PM »

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Re:win32.trojan-gen, vc
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004, 09:53:32 PM »

what WIN do you have ?

here are several links with removal instructions:

test the file with OnlineScanners e.g. from Trend & KAV (see below) to get a more specific name
(you need to temporarily disable AV-Resident Shields/Monitors to be able to scan the file online)

-remove the Virus/Malware and it's system modifications according to VirusInfos
from Avast, VGREP, TrendMicro, Kaspersky;
you might also try searching for the virus name or filename with google

general removal procedure:
- disable system restore on Win ME/XP
- best reboot in SafeMode (F8-Boot)
- kill respective Backdoor/Trojan process with task manager (if it still exists in safe Mode)
- search for the file/process names in the registry; remove the malware's startup entries in the registry
- disinfect or (if disinfection is not possible) delete the file; this may be possible only after a reboot

-Secure your system (change passwords, secure shares, install patches/updates for WIN, IE etc..)
-scan your whole system with updated avast and maybe a 2nd scanner ,e.g. TrendMicro to check whether your PC is clean ;)
- reenable system restore on Win ME/XP

if it's of the trojan-gen kind: spybot, ad-aware and cwshredder might also help
if you still can't remove it, you could post a logfile of Hijackthis here

see ->nicefiles and

Further Details and Links via the board search above ;)
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