IRC Trojan problem

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by rocketride, May 19, 2004.

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  1. rocketride

    rocketride Registered Member

    May 19, 2004
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm in the middle of backing up and reformatting my computer due to a number of problems I've been experiencing, one of them being a IRC Trojan virus that I can't seem to get rid of. I've tried scanning the computer with Norton Anti-Virus and spyware removal programs but nothing has worked.

    When I start my computer, I get a virus box open up saying the following:

    "Norton AntiVirus has detected a virus on your computer.

    Object name = C:\WINDOWS\syste...\svchelp.exe
    Virus Name = IRC Trojan
    Action Taken = Unable to repair this file."

    This and the fact that I cannot get my scanner, printer or my digital camera to work properly with Windows XP has made me decide to wipe the computer clean and reformat with Windows 98 (which I've never done so I'm kind of winging that myself).

    Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. If either you want to reply with advice or offer a site which might walk me through the removal and/or reformatting process would be great. Do I need to backup drivers for sound cards or anything?? :rolleyes:
  2. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

    May 1, 2004
  3. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Feb 18, 2003
    The Big Smoke
    Hi rocketride :)

    Welcome to Wilders.

    If u haven't started reformatting yet, ;)

    try following the instructions here,

    then post your HijackThis log in the hijack cleaning forum with a full description of your problem and one of the experts will give u recommedations on any Malware found. Could be something there that is creating these problems.

    Hope this helps. :)

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