Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Cyber Safety and Computer Security
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
tharpdevenport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 43
Default The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Just imagine trembling strings, growling trombones, and the late Don LaFontaine saying it.


Using Ad-aware, scanned a friend's computer since it was running slowly; I suspected it was probably infected with something. The scan turned up that trojan virus. I also ran it in Safe Mode to make sure it wasn't still there. Came clean, so I restarted the computer in Normal Mode.

Cut to a couple months later and I'm back, and the computer is running slow again, so I run Ad-aware (not in Safe Mode a second time, as before) and there's the Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT back, again!


I tried an internet search to see if anybody had the problem of it returning, using a couple keywords like "reinstalled", but didn't find anything.

He uses the computer for online banking, BestBuy, e-mail primarily -- doesn't even know how to download an attachment; doesn't do porn. He not downloading anything and rarely uses it. I am knowledgable and don't fall for the common tricks, and I'm also not downloading anything, so I'm thinking Ad-aware didn't get it and there is still some kind of file or something lurking in the computer.


How the hell do I get rid of this gorram SOB?

WindowsVista
IE7
__________________

__________________
Wadsworth: "Sorry, I meant 'no' meaning 'yes'."
tharpdevenport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Avast. I have never used anti-virus before, and for the most part hate them. But Avast uses very little in resources, and has kept my computer clean ever since I installed it. Plus it's free!
__________________

__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
Solid State Member
 
sam235's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 15
Default Re: The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Nod32, Norton 360, Bitdefender, Kaspersky etc etc dnt really use alot of resources now
sam235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
Baseband Member
 
tharpdevenport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 43
Default Re: The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Yeeeaaahhhhg, but as I said -- got Ad-aware. It found it. But there must be some remnant lurking that re-installs itself upon restarting. So unless somebody knows otherwise, any of those listed, could make the same mistake.
__________________
Wadsworth: "Sorry, I meant 'no' meaning 'yes'."
tharpdevenport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 01:12 AM   #5
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 49
Default Re: The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

try running malwarebytes scan!
it should fix everything =D
thatguywhy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 05:31 AM   #6
In Runtime
 
BrokenAtari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 219
Default Re: The Return of Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Ad-Aware isn't much of a antivirus. It's not meant to be used as the sole security program. You need better security. A free antvirus such as Avast or Aviria would be a good idea.
__________________

__________________
Cisco Network Fundamentals Certified
Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts Certified
BrokenAtari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0