F-Secure F-Force Malware Removal Tool 1.00.0012

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  1. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2006

    F-Force is a free malware disinfection utility created by F-Secure Corporation.


    The F-Force utility disinfects computers infected with known variants of the following malware:

    ** Agobot (Backdoor.Win32.Agobot)
    ** Aimbot (Backdoor.Win32.Aimbot)
    ** Bagle (Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle, except .N, .O, .P, .Q, .R variants)
    ** Bozori (Net-Worm.Win32.Bozori)
    ** Codbot (Backdoor.Win32.Codbot)
    ** Dumaru (Email-Worm.Win32.Dumaru)
    ** Fanbot (Backdoor.Win32.Fanbot)
    ** Feebs (Worm.Win32.Feebs)
    ** Forbot (Backdoor.Win32.Forbot)
    ** IRCBot (Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot)
    ** Mitglieder (Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Mitglieder or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Mitglieder)
    ** Mydoom (Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom)
    ** Mytob (Net-Worm.Win32.Mytob)
    ** Netsky (Email-Worm.Win32.NetSky)
    ** Padobot (Net-Worm.Win32.Padobot)
    ** Poebot (Backdoor.Win32.Poebot)
    ** Rbot (Backdoor.Win32.Rbot)
    ** SDBot (Backdoor.Win32.SdBot)
    ** Spybot (P2P-Worm.Win32.SpyBot)
    ** Wootbot (Backdoor.Win32.Wootbot)
    ** Zafi (Email-Worm.Win32.Zafi)

    Also the utility can remove the following malware:

    ** VB.bi (Email-Worm.Win32.VB.bi)
    ** Nyxem.e (Email-Worm.Win32.Nyxem.e)

    -- The F-Force utility might be able disinfect computers that are infected with new variants of these backdoors and worms, however disinfection will only work if these variants are detected generically by AVP engine.

    -- The F-Force utility disinfects Windows HOSTS file by removing entries that were added by malware. In addition the utility automatically restores the default EXE file startup string in case it was modified by malware.

    -- The F-Force utility creates a log file named F-FORCE.LOG in the root Windows directory (usually C:\WINDOWS). The log file is appended every time the F-Force utility is run.

    Running F-Force Utility

    1. Download F-Force from here
    2. Unpack the F-Force utility from the provided ZIP archive either with WinZip or PkUnzip utilities.
    3. Download the archive called LATEST.ZIP. This archive contains the latest anti-virus database files.
    4. Run the unpacked F-Force.exe file from a hard disk to eliminate malware infection. You can run the utility by either double-clicking on its file from Windows Explorer or you can start it from a command prompt.

    Note: Please read the important information contained in the README.txt file

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2006
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