Trojan - Startpage problems -- HELP

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by jimp, Jul 25, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jimp

    jimp Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Posts:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    I receive a McAfee VirusScan popup window that says " C:\Windows\hosts was infected by the StartPageDC!hosts trojan and it has been deleted..." The window never goes away.

    I ran the updated McAfee VirusScan software that I have and it shows two files infected - C:\Windows\system.exe with the trojan name of "Generic Qhosts.a"

    I called McAfee, tier 2 support, and they said to reload my XP Home edition operating system again. Before I do this, I want to make sure there are no other alternatives.

    Apparently the McAfee software cannot stop this trojan. Any suggestions on how to prevent it in the future?

    HELP !
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    8,723
    Location:
    The Big Smoke
  3. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Posts:
    1,430
    Boot into Safe Mode, and rescan with McAfee.

    Nick
     
  4. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Posts:
    8,723
    Location:
    The Big Smoke
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.