Possible infection and how to ensure system is clean.

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by FrozeNn, Nov 21, 2007.

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  1. FrozeNn

    FrozeNn Registered Member

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    Hi dudes, couple of days ago, plugged my friend's thumbdrive into my PC and Kaspersky found some trojans such as Trojan.WIN32.ShipUp.e ,Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.afh and Trojan Downloader Win32.Todon.u.

    Deleted them straight away but not sure whether any other viruses/trojans have slipped through Kasperesky's detection.

    So, any tips to ensure my PC is clean of viruses/trojans? Will running a full system scan with Kaspersky, AVG antispyware works? If not , what do i do to ensure my system is clean.

    Im on
    Kaspersky AntiVirus
    AVG Antispyware
    Windows Antispyware


    Thanks mate in advance :D
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Formatting the hard drive and doing a clean install of windows will give you a clean system. Its a real pain but its the only way to really ensure nothing bad is left on your system.
     
  3. cortez

    cortez Registered Member

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    I agree especially if you are doing banking or similar critical tasks over the net. This is where an imaging application can reduce the time "reinstalling". Plus "reinstalling" calms the nerves and allows for easier sleeping after an "infection".
     
  4. reparsed

    reparsed Registered Member

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    Are we talking about an "infection" or merely an "exposure"?

    In the case of an exposure, deleting the offending files should be sufficient.

    If you were infected, short of reinstalling I'd run a scan from a bootable CD such as UBCD or UBCD4win.
     
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