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Desktop.ini trojan infection

By mcassidy
Jul 18, 2012
  1. Hello everyone.

    This is my first post on the forum. I have a problem with my Acer Aspire 5315 running Windows Vista. Home Premium. On start up everything appears to go as normal but just as the "Welcome" message begins to appear I get a white screen with the message "Please wait while the connection is beeing established". I assume "beeing" should be spelled as "being" but that is how it appears on the screen. The same message is repeated in German on the next line. There is also constant thrashing of the hard disc drive. The computer just stays constantly in this state. I have read information about this virus on your very helpful forum and have done the following:

    1. Downloaded and ran frst.exe via a USB flash drive attached to the computer.
    2. Generated the frst.txt file as a result of the scan.

    As far as I understand I need to generate a fixlst.txt file from the frst.txt file and then run the frst.exe application again but this time click the "fix" button" The fixlst.txt file needs to be on the USB flash drive in the same folder as as frst.exe program and frst.txt file. I hope this is correct!!

    I am hoping that you will be able to generate the fixlst.txt file for my computer. I will attach and upload the frst.txt file.

    Than You.

    Maurice Cassidy.

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  2. mcassidy

    mcassidy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Sorry for typo at end of message. Should be "Thank You".
  3. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Hello, and welcome to TechSpot.

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    Please feel free to introduce yourself, after you follow the steps below to get started.

    • From this point on, please do not make any more changes to your computer; such as install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc. - unless advised by a malware removal helper.
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    • Lastly, keep in mind that we are volunteers, so you do not have to pay for malware removal. Persist in this topic until its close, and your computer is declared clean.
    Please review the 5-Step removal instructions and post the logs back here for my review.
  4. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Hello. Are you still with us?

    Your thread has been marked as "Inactive" because of your lack of reply. Please let us know how your computer is running, or if you want to continue in this topic.


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