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Please help... Hacktool.rootkit, trojan.virantix... spamming me to death

By NINman
Feb 29, 2008
  1. Recently my friend got a virus that has rendered her computer completely useless.
    Her screen will fill with hundreds of spam email being scanned and blocked by norton. I was able to dl hijack this onto her computer and run a scan between closing the norton popups. Im hoping someone here can check out my log and give me some direction.
    P.S please pardon my noobness if my post seems unprofessional but i am fully willing to follow any advice strictly.

    Edit: her computer is also getting this winistr.exe popup which looks like its from winreanimator also... maybe the culprit
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    You need to post this over in the Security and the Web forums. There are many knowleageable people there that will help you.
     
  3. NINman

    NINman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, will do.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Also, I meant to add, read the stickies in that forum, especially by Julio. They will help you get started.
     
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