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Infected with trojan.zlob-X.a (please help)

By channy
Nov 22, 2007
  1. Hey there,

    I stupidly clicked OK and accidentally downloaded something. :( Now, every time I open the internet or go to a new page, I get a message alert box that says:

    Critical System Warning!
    Your system is probably infected with the latest version of Trojan.Zlob-X.a
    Full system optimization will greatly increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss.
    Click OK to download anti-spyware software! (Recommended)

    It's also making it difficult to log-on to certain websites and adding porn links to google searches.

    Many thanks in advance.


    p.s here is my HJT log:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as Attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the Panda Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of channy only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. channy

    channy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay once I do that I'll get back to you ASAP.
  4. kureigu3

    kureigu3 TS Rookie

    Quick Fix!!!

    I bet you tried to download a video decoder just before that started happening, right?

    Here's the quick fix!
    1. Restart in safe mode.
    2. Delete the files sysdivx.dll (they are in two locations).
    Or just do a search in the C:/windows directory and delete them that way.
    3. Restart the PC.

    BOOM! All gone!

    Only took me two days to find that! Grrr~~

    Dont download anything you dont trust!!
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