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Windows XP virus removl and detection

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it shows the file like this C:\System Volume Information\...\A0056495.exe

(18:11:52) Looks like a special procedure for this one:


(18:12:19) There is also a program I use in XP to delete a file on reboot let me find that.

(18:13:26) I use this:


(18:13:50) You right click on the file in Explorer and tell it to delete at the next boot before drivers load up

(18:14:18) however if there is a trojan running it likely is morphing into several things so try the first link

(18:15:13) also try searching the registry for that file name as well


(18:15:34) yes do an save first

(18:15:51) delete any lines referencing the file name

(18:16:03) usually a load= or run=

(18:16:22) also may be in your startup folder

is there a search i can do inside regedit to find it quicker?

(18:16:57) yes do a find

(18:17:14) Edit->Find

(18:17:37) kMake sure Keys, Values and Data are all checked

(18:19:26) also note this from quietman7

(18:19:32) " The infected RP***\A00*****.exe file(s) identified by your scan are in the System Volume Information Folder (SVI) which is a part of System Restore. This is the feature that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer to a clean working state. The SVI folder is protected by permissions that only allow the system to have access and is hidden by default unless you have reconfigured Windows to show it.

System Restore will back up the good as well as the bad files so when malware is present on the system it gets included in any restore points as an A00***** file. When you scan your system with anti-virus or anti-malware tools, you may receive an alert or notification that a virus was found in the SVI folder (System Restore points) but the anti-virus software was unable to remove it. Since the SVI folder is a protected directory, most scanning tools cannot access it to disinfect or delete these files. If not removed, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point."

(18:20:10) so need to clean that up also

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