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I think I have multiple viruses

By IHasAVirus
Dec 17, 2009
  1. I don't know what to say, exactly.
    I'll just leave the logfiles then..

    I know for a fact that I have the redirect virus.
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What problems are you having with your computer exactly? The hijackthis log is extremely short. You got rid of a lot of nasties, but they may have left trouble
     
  3. IHasAVirus

    IHasAVirus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm still having the occasional google redirect.
    It's not happening everytime, but it's still happening.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Can you try posting a fresh hijackthis log?
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    IHasAVirus, the entire middle section is missing from the HijackThis log> everything below 'running processes' to Services, 023.

    That will be entries for R0 through 020 or 021. Please rescan and leave the full log.
     
  6. IHasAVirus

    IHasAVirus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't know why the first one was missing stuff.
     

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  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Probably to do with your P2P software installed
    Will you be removing that? (Bittorent) or are you still using it?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hijackthis log looks better, more complete, but what is this entry:
    O1 - Hosts: 0.0
     
  9. IHasAVirus

    IHasAVirus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah, i'm still using that.
    If that's definitely it, i'll get rid of it though.
    Tmagic, I have no idea.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Its actually a requirement on the 8-Step Removal Guide:
    Did you miss anything else in the guide too?
     
  11. IHasAVirus

    IHasAVirus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright. I uninstalled it.
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    There were two of them

    LimeWire
    Bittorent

    And its likely you will use them again, as you were "still" using them
    There is no use supporting in Malware removal on a Windows computer that will be running P2P, as you will just get re-infected again and again.

    Thankfully there is an answer. You can freely use Live Linux discs such as Free Ubuntu, to use P2P all day long, without issue (did I mention that its free)

    How about that ;)
     
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    So kimsland, I'll just turn this over to you.

    Make note that Limewire has been added.
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I know that the uTorrent downloader is very dangerous, but LimeWire can be safe if you have proper protection and good computer cleaning habits. Many here don't know a thing about proper protection let alone have good computing habits...
     
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