Haunted Happenings; Vista Machine Acting Wierd After Virus Detection

#1
A couple days ago, I came to my computer in the morning and there was about 3 or 4 Virus Warning screens from Avast... The screens were warning me about a virus'ed file called welik.exe...

As I closed those boxes (after selecting DELETE), several more would pop up.. Click DELETE and close those. For every I closed, another would open..

I did a manual RESET and rebooted the machine. As it booted up, same thing would happen. It would warn me about 'welik.exe' and everytime I would delete and close the box, another would pop up.

Scheduled a boot scan and then manually reset and rebooted.

No virusii were found in the boot scan.

Booted up normally and everything seemed to be fine.

But, lately, there are "gremlin" type problems. I cannot connect to web sites, but on the second or third try, it works.. I can't detect any other workstations on my network (I have 7) and things like that.

I have done several scans with AVAST with zero detections. I have tried a couple ONLINE scanners, but am not satisfied with the results, IE I can't be sure if they are detecting stuff, just to encourage me to buy their software..

I know that the best course of action is to whack the HD and re-install, but I really want to avoid that, if at all possible.

Anyone have any suggestions short of whack and re-install??

Thanx in advance.


AG
 


#2
First make sure your antivirus is updated with the latest definations. Then rescan. Next thing I recomened is to run any all spyware, malware, adware programs you have. Then do a disk defrag and registry cleanup. There is alot of free stuff out there. Here is a some to get you started. Then Reboot after all that is done and run your system for awhile and see how it acts then post back with results.

Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition
Malwarebytes
Spybot S&D
Spywaredoctor (from google pack on googles home page) (look under the more and even more tabs)
CCleaner
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Auslogics Registry Cleaner
 


#3
Thanx for the reply..

I am running a Kapersky Online Scan right now.. It's going to take a while.. :(

Once that's done, I'll check those other programs you mentioned.

Is this 'welik.exe' virus anything special?? It's like it appeared outta no where...

Thanx again..
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#4
Welik.exe is a 'Trojan' and if it's not got rid of properly could be doing all sorts of nasty things...

I'd download AVG 8.5 which is free and can be found here:
AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows XP and Vista

After installation, update the AVG and then run a scan..
 


#5
Wierd thing is, I can access other workstations on the LAN via PING and SSH...

But I can't see any workstations through Winblows Explorer...

Grrrrrrr

It's driving me to drink! Well, actually it's more of a short walk...
 


Celestra

Former Moderator
#6
Thanx for the reply..

I am running a Kapersky Online Scan right now.. It's going to take a while.. :(

Once that's done, I'll check those other programs you mentioned.

Is this 'welik.exe' virus anything special?? It's like it appeared outta no where...

Thanx again..
Hi! It's Malware Software. Resists interrogation by security products. (Runs 294.912 bytes or 65,536 bytes.) Aliases are: 13178053. EXE, 99802981. EXE, 10176476. EXE
I'm not sure why this got by Windows Defender? Maybe not updated? Malicious Software Removal Tool Or, You can try Major Geeks Trojan Remover 6.7.8. Build 2577 (Its been updated from 2575)
 


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