Can't DELETE Virus: trojan.vundo

November 20, 2005 at 00:02:01
Specs: XP SP2, P4, ?

I'm having the biggest problem trying to delete the file from my computer (vturs.dll). Norton found the Virus and can't delete because "file in use." I tried the Symantec fixer program and NAV can't do it. I tried the safe mode thing same error. I even tried deleting it in DOS but get a "invalid directory specified" when I type in {del c:\windows\system32\vturs.dll}. I'm going crazy trying to get rid of this thing. Someone please help.

Thank you in advance,


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November 20, 2005 at 00:51:18

I would be inclined to try this 1st as it is quick & easy. Let me know how it goes.

2nd choice.

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November 20, 2005 at 00:52:11

Opp's forgot 1st choice.


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November 20, 2005 at 03:45:56

Spysweeper also is very good, free trial available.

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November 20, 2005 at 03:56:36

Yes, but is it really there?

attrib c:\windows\system32\vturs.dll

I so, it's not obvious why you're getting "invalid directory specified".

It's either there or it isn't.

If you tried to delete in DOS 6x or earlier and the drive is bigger than about 2GB, that would explain it.

If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.


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November 20, 2005 at 05:10:32

As Johnw already mentioned if you think you have vundo or winfixer download SpySweeper from this link

Choose download SpySweeper from this line:

Delete Win32/Vundo.522752!Trojan automatically >>> Get PestPatrol or Download SpySweeper at the above link

Then download ccleaner to clean out all your temp files.Wait until you get into safe mode to run it Make sure there is not anything in the recycle bin that you need as ccleaner will delete recycle bin items unless checked not to do so.

Download Ewido Security Suite then set it up this way Ewido Setup Instructions reboot into Safe Mode and run Ewido

When the scan has completed, Ewido will create a report.txt file. Click the "Save Report" button on the bottom of the screen and save the log to your desktop in case you need it later.

Please reboot into normal mode and post the ewido log.

Run this free online scan from Panda

When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to the desktop, then copy/paste into the text editor and post it.

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November 20, 2005 at 12:12:44

I also had the Trojan.Vundo virus. After trying for an entire day to remove it with various methods, some from here, as well as with the Symantec removal tool, I remembered hearing about Webroot's spy sweeper. The best $29.99 investment of my life. It scanned my computer in 12 minutes, removed all adware and spyware, including the Tojan! Highly recommend it!

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November 22, 2005 at 21:00:07

I had this problem also. Norton AntiVirus (NAV) was reporting the trojan.vundo virus on a file in my Windows\system32 directory. NAV couldn't clean it or quarantine it. But it did say it was denying access. The problem was that it was reporting it every 3 seconds. I tried the removal tool on Symantec's website but it couldn't even find the virus. I finally bought Norton AntiVirus 2006 and installed it. It found the virus right away and fixed it without a problem. I have been working on this for 3 days. It was very frustrating but it is now fixed. I was using Symantec client 8.1.0 with up to date definition files before I upgraded. Good luck. I hope it works for you.

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December 9, 2005 at 18:50:49

I too had Trojan Vundo. I tried removing using the Norton Vundo Removal Tool; that did not work. Then I reboot into Safemode and tried it with Auto Protect off, it failed as well. Then I ran a few scans using Norton in Safemode and it did not work. So then I realized this was beyond my intelligence, so I called a few places who said they were not supporting Vundo. I then took it to a few local technicians they too had no success. So I was almost ready to format my hard drive but I had so much information, which I wanted to keep, and I was hesitant to do so. While doing a Google search I came across In a few minutes they removed Vundo and I’m now Vundo Free. They were so helpful. I originally signed up for the 25 per-incident plan; but I was impressed by there service I upgraded to the yearly plan, which is usually 15 dollars a mouth but I paid it all up front and got 2 mouths extra free.

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December 9, 2005 at 18:57:37

sorry mouths is supposed to months

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December 9, 2005 at 19:55:45

Hi david,

How did they fix it?

If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.


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