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  1. silver04v

    silver04v New Member

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    So my fiance plugged in a USB drive with music from limewire..security essentials popped up with a Trojan downloader...I hit fix, then said it was OK. I turned it on this morning and it popped up again. So I'm running a full scan, but what do you think? What should I do to get rid of this. It seems even though I selected remove when security essentials came up that it is still infected. The scan has found stuff 6 minutes in it says and ill be able to look when its done. I'm so mad this just happened to my brand new computer.
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Try the free version of mbam from here:

    Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

    I've always maintained a full image of my system drive using Acronis True Image - some malware can be very difficult to eliminate and running a full recovery from a system image can be a very effective way of getting back to a clean state. You can a free trial of Acronis from here:

    Backup and restore system software and PC system utilities for Windows and Linux OSs
     
  3. silver04v

    silver04v New Member

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    I ran mse and it found it. I then allowed it to remove it. I restarted then it didn't come back when the computer rebooted. I have also done malwarbytes which came back clean. I'm running a second mse full scan now . If I comes back clean I should be good?
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Yes if Malwarebytes came up clean you are probably good to go.
    I haven't seen many thing that it misses.
     

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