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[A] Crypt.AQLW Trojan

By Ryker
Mar 1, 2012
  1. Alright, so I have what, judging by the current state of this forum, is a common issue right now. Rather than type it out myself, I grabbed another user's OP with the same problem, to the letter, who has tried the same solution. Note that I am on Windows 7.




    Also of note, I am being randomly redirected to different websites on three different internet browsers.





    Before I ask how I can resolve the issue, I want to ask for a qualified opinion on if it is worth the hassle. I can easily reinstall the three or so programs that I use consistently on this laptop. The losses I would deal with would be extremely irritating, but not something I couldn't live through. My main computer is a PC, so not too much is saved here. I still have my Windows 7 install disk. Am I going to be better off dealing with the inconvenience of getting this computer back to working order after a system restore or am I better off pursuing a solution here?
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,892   +344

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    The decision has to be yours.
    Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.
     
  3. Ryker

    Ryker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, let's go this route instead of system restore if for no other reason than I've never done it before.

    I'm about to run all of the steps you've linked and post the logs. Before that, is there anything else you need to know about my system?
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,892   +344

    I'll know all I need when you post all logs.
     
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