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Windows 7: access to microsoft.com is not possible


30 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1
 
 
access to microsoft.com is not possible

I have removed a virus (at least it seems that i have removed it) using AVG Free: Packed.Monder, it was in System32 folder, named do_not_delete.exe.

The problem is that still I do not have access to some web sites (such as sevenforums.com (i'm using my web proxy to access here)). (I checked hosts file, there is no problem, and regedit for the location of hosts file.)

Any help?

Thanks in advance.gl


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30 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try running a scan with a different Virus Software, I recommend Avast Home edition.

Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition
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30 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorn View Post
I have removed a virus (at least it seems that i have removed it) using AVG Free: Packed.Monder, it was in System32 folder, named do_not_delete.exe.

The problem is that still I do not have access to some web sites (such as sevenforums.com (i'm using my web proxy to access here)). (I checked hosts file, there is no problem, and regedit for the location of hosts file.)

Any help?

Thanks in advance.gl
Dont download avast - Keep AVG.
Do a scan with malwarebytes and remove what it finds. It should pick up anything bad. Heres a download link: (Free version scans+removes)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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31 Jul 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorn View Post
The problem is that still I do not have access to some web sites (such as sevenforums.com (i'm using my web proxy to access here)). (I checked hosts file, there is no problem, and regedit for the location of hosts file.)

Any help?

Thanks in advance.gl
Hi Darkhorn,

If you want to make sure its just your computer blocking access or if the site your trying to access is itself down then you can use Down for everyone or just me?

Just enter the web address your trying to access then click "Or Just me" to check if that site is really down or if your machine/ISP is blocking the site

Hope it helps

Steven
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31 Jul 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have bad news for you...
You are dealing with Virut. It is a polymorphic virus that attaches itself throughout the entire file and is not cleanable.
Your computer has been highly compromised!

What I suggest in your case is to format and reinstall Windows. This because, Virut is a file infector which infects every exe present on your system. The problem with Virut is, this is a buggy file infector and that's why scanners cannot disinfect them properly either > result > files are corrupted, won't work anymore.
And as I already explained, Virut infects every exe. This means that you may not delete these files, but they should be disinfected. And since it's a buggy virus, the files cannot be properly disinfected.

This unfortunately means that this is a game over situation and there's nothing much you can do besides formatting and reinstalling Windows.
Don't backup your files either, because when you backup exe files, they are also infected. You can however backup pictures and documents.

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File do_not_delete.exe received on 2009.07.25 07:19:40 (UTC)
Result: 17/41 (41.47%)

a-squared 4.5.0.24 2009.07.24 Win32.Virtob!IK
AntiVir 7.9.0.228 2009.07.24 W32/Virut.Gen
Authentium 5.1.2.4 2009.07.24 W32/Virut.AI!Generic
BitDefender 7.2 2009.07.25 Win32.Virtob.Gen.12
CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 2009.07.24 W32.Virut.G
F-Prot 4.4.4.56 2009.07.24 W32/Virut.AI!Generic
F-Secure 8.0.14470.0 2009.07.24 Virus.Win32.Virut.ce
GData 19 2009.07.25 Win32.Virtob.Gen.12
Ikarus T3.1.1.64.0 2009.07.24 Win32.Virtob
Kaspersky 7.0.0.125 2009.07.25 Virus.Win32.Virut.ce
McAfee-GW-Edition 6.8.5 2009.07.25 Win32.Virut.Gen
Microsoft 1.4903 2009.07.25 Virus:Win32/Virut.BM
NOD32 4275 2009.07.24 Win32/Virut.NBP
Sophos 4.44.0 2009.07.25 W32/Scribble-B
Symantec 1.4.4.12 2009.07.25 W32.Virut.CF
TrendMicro 8.950.0.1094 2009.07.25 PE_VIRUX.J-1
ViRobot 2009.7.25.1853 2009.07.25 Win32.Virut.AL
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01 Aug 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I have bad news for you...
You are dealing with Virut. It is a polymorphic virus that attaches itself throughout the entire file and is not cleanable.
Your computer has been highly compromised!

What I suggest in your case is to format and reinstall Windows. This because, Virut is a file infector which infects every exe present on your system. The problem with Virut is, this is a buggy file infector and that's why scanners cannot disinfect them properly either > result > files are corrupted, won't work anymore.
And as I already explained, Virut infects every exe. This means that you may not delete these files, but they should be disinfected. And since it's a buggy virus, the files cannot be properly disinfected.

This unfortunately means that this is a game over situation and there's nothing much you can do besides formatting and reinstalling Windows.
Don't backup your files either, because when you backup exe files, they are also infected. You can however backup pictures and documents.
Why cant it be removed by AV?
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01 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I have bad news for you...
You are dealing with Virut. It is a polymorphic virus that attaches itself throughout the entire file and is not cleanable.
Your computer has been highly compromised!

What I suggest in your case is to format and reinstall Windows. This because, Virut is a file infector which infects every exe present on your system. The problem with Virut is, this is a buggy file infector and that's why scanners cannot disinfect them properly either > result > files are corrupted, won't work anymore.
And as I already explained, Virut infects every exe. This means that you may not delete these files, but they should be disinfected. And since it's a buggy virus, the files cannot be properly disinfected.

This unfortunately means that this is a game over situation and there's nothing much you can do besides formatting and reinstalling Windows.
Don't backup your files either, because when you backup exe files, they are also infected. You can however backup pictures and documents.
Good find Jacee...I had a colleague who happened to succumb his computer to Virut and I didn't notice the signs here...Just like she said folks we had to end up reinstalling Windows on his machine after putting multiple enterprise-grade AVs at it...
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01 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I have bad news for you...
You are dealing with Virut. It is a polymorphic virus that attaches itself throughout the entire file and is not cleanable.
Your computer has been highly compromised!

What I suggest in your case is to format and reinstall Windows. This because, Virut is a file infector which infects every exe present on your system. The problem with Virut is, this is a buggy file infector and that's why scanners cannot disinfect them properly either > result > files are corrupted, won't work anymore.
And as I already explained, Virut infects every exe. This means that you may not delete these files, but they should be disinfected. And since it's a buggy virus, the files cannot be properly disinfected.

This unfortunately means that this is a game over situation and there's nothing much you can do besides formatting and reinstalling Windows.
Don't backup your files either, because when you backup exe files, they are also infected. You can however backup pictures and documents.
Jacee is right when I was running xp it succumbed to Virut I had to reinstall windows. To stop from getting it again I put anti virus straight into the base station so it deletes it before it even reaches my computer.
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01 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Why cant it be removed by AV?
Did you read the quote in your post, she has already said that all exe's are infected so how would a AV be able to fix it without removing every exe, leaving the OS useless.
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01 Aug 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Did you read the quote in your post, she has already said that all exe's are infected so how would a AV be able to fix it without removing every exe, leaving the OS useless.
Some AV like Avast has an option to even repair infected .exe files. Hence i asked.
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