"Worm" question about 2nd drive

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by darkfires, Jun 7, 2005.

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  1. darkfires

    darkfires Registered Member

    Jun 3, 2005

    Running XP Pro, 2 drives, 2nd drive as slave for storage, no OS.

    I'm new here and not sure where to post this so if it needs to be moved let me know. Sorry If this gets lengthy but want to give you enough background about what happened.

    I was directed to the forum while searching for solutions for an ongoing problem I was having. I was on my 5th reformat in 5 months and a friend suggested trying TDS-3 and HJT, hence my arrival in forums. TDS-3 gave me my first clue, no trogans found, but alerted me of sys. changes and 2 suspicious files with bad or inavlid extensions. I never got to post HJT log, unfortunately, before the last big crash but this time not before it reared it's ugly face. The bug was "W32.Petch". The worm was awaiting execution in my 2nd drive and I realize by reformatting I only re-infected my computer again because I only reformatted my main drive.

    My question is: Would HJT have solved the 2nd drive hiding worm problem? Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm sure I've missed the answer somewhere along the line.

    Thanks for everyone's patience with neebies like me. :doubt:
  2. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    HJT is intended to assist with the diagnosis and removal of spyware problems and requires 'expert' use. A beginner could not effectively use it themselves and may cause more harm than good (though of course they can post a log for others to assist).

    HJT is not designed to help with the removal of self replicating malware like viruses and worms.

    See if this helps though:-


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