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Old 03-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

I scaned my computer, and found a trojan horse in my computer, i think thats why i can't opne my task manager and the "msconfig" thing. Norton can't fix this... what can I do? If i reformat my HDD will that get rid of it?

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Old 03-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

Yes, reformat the hdd
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

But is there any other way?
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

Boot into safe mode (F8), and manually find the file, and delete it. Or run Norton in safe mode, and see if that workds.
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

ok i booted in safe mode and it won't let me delete it either. i guess i'm gonno have to go for the reformat. can i reformat with the same computer? or do i need a different computer?
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

same computer
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got it. thanks
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:50 PM   #8
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

find and download a trojan horse remover
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

and where would i find a one that freeware?
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http://www.simplysup.com/

try that.
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

its says itwont run on windows nt but i have xp...
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:26 AM   #12
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Try downloading a2 squared trojan scanner from www.emsisoft.com You will have to register the product but it is free and you don't get any hassle apart from an update e-mail every few months.

Works on any operating system and is constantly updated. Should solve your problem.

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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

Is it a scanner or does it also delete the virus?
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try pc cillin online scan might take a while though

http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

Ok, I did a windows recovery. I hope its gone, everything seem to be fine.
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

o.O why didnt you just do that in the first place?

And a question, how come it wouldnt delete when you went manually in and tryed?
Like what massage did it come up with or did it just keep coming back?
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:01 PM   #17
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Default Re: I found a trojan horse...what do i do?

I was talking about it...I reformated and then recovered.

When I tried to delete it it would say that the drive is full or being used or something like that.

I didn't really screw up my computer, it didn't let me go into my task manager and my msconfig.
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