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Old 12-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default McKBrew needs computer help (Vundo Virus)

Anyone else had to deal with the trojan vundo virus (Nasty B!tch). I've tried every recommended removal tool I can find, and they all catch the virus but with this trojan, it knows you are coming to kill it and moves somewhere else. I'm at the point where I'm considering saving my pics and music to a stand alone hard drive and totally reloading XP.

Any other suggestions before I kill my desktop?

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried just googling for "Vundo Virus Manual Removal"?

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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I've tried quite a few different suggestions from various websites. No luck so far. Still going at it, just figured I'd ask here as well because HBT is literally the best place to get help with almost anything.

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Just a suggestion.

On a couple occasions I have had Symantec Served Ed and a few other services stumped. I was however able to find a manual removal method for each occasion.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:24 PM   #5
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I just had the same problem. Vundo trojan got in through my Microsoft updates, and after talking to MS they suggested that I try Malwarebytes. Its a free program and is supposedly pretty good at taking out Vundo's. I did this yesterday.

As of now, it looks like the program did its job pretty well, as I have not been having any real problems. Give it a try and see how it does.

After dealing with all this PC bullsh*t I am going to get a mac.

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:57 AM   #6
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After several hours, several "fixes." I have been surfing without pop-ups (so far). We'll see what happens. Teenage daughter will be sternly lectured about clicking on pop-ups warning of non-existent viruses.

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Old 12-24-2008, 05:55 AM   #7
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For future reference, make an image of your hard drive (without virus) for backup. Then when you have something hard like this just re-image the drive with the old copy. Takes 15-20 min.

Only downside is you'll lose anything that's been saved or loaded since the last time you imaged the drive.

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Wait, you got the virus during a MS update?

I guess it's a good thing I don't update my work laptop (Windows Vista)

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For future reference, make an image of your hard drive (without virus) for backup. Then when you have something hard like this just re-image the drive with the old copy. Takes 15-20 min.

Only downside is you'll lose anything that's been saved or loaded since the last time you imaged the drive.
That's what I do, but I keep my data on a different partition.
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