Need Help with PWSteal.trojan

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  1. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator Registered Member

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    My father's PC has become infected with the PWSteal.trojan. Upon booting he receives a Norton alert that the object name is

    C:\documents and settings/owner/localsettings/temp/vaofni.dat.

    and Norton is unable to repair the file. it also indicates that access to the file was denied.

    You guys saved me with the CWS, I am needing you again. :)
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    From what I have just read you should be able to remove this by following the comprehensive steps found in General Cleaning.

    If these steps do not resolve your situation, you will need to download and run “Hijack This” found here and post your log at one of the forums found at A-SAP. The two bigger forums for HijackThis log processing, (meaning they process more log threads each day than most others) are: SpywareInfo.com and CastleCops.com. Be sure to read their posting policy in the links at their log review forum sections prior to posting.

    The steps mentioned in General Cleaning use software that ought to be part of your security, as an absolute minimum.

    Once your system is clean, you may want to take a look here for further discussion on security and how to make your system that much stronger and here for more.

    This is what works really well for me, very simple to use and maintain.

    Hope this helps...

    Let us know how you go.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    Hi THIS page from Symantic has the recommened removal instructions for this problem.
     
  4. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator Registered Member

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    Alreay been there, done that. its a no-go.
     
  5. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

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    Symantec have a wonderfull way of making everything seem so clear and easy don't they!!!!
     
  6. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    try downloading a trial version of TDS-3 it is a specialist anti trojan program and should be able to fix your problem.
     
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