Help with probable malware infection?

January 3, 2010 at 23:20:02
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there helpful people, was wondering if you could give me a hand. Was out of town over the new year weekend with flatmate having some fun on my computer, now I getting IE trying to get to some site or other. I close IE before I get an idea of what site because I do not use it at all (Firefox FTW!). Anyways, I ran an AVG scan and the result comes back as Trojan horse Generic16.QFT but cannot find anything about that on the AVG site nor on the web so I searched for the file that returns said result which is A0017091.dll (Process name: C:\Windows\System32\Svchost.exe) and came across a similar problem on this site. After reading right through the response it said not to use the suggested solution as it was for that computer only and followed instructions on how to ask re: my own computer. Thank you in advance for any solutions you may be able to provide!

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January 4, 2010 at 01:18:53
Please download and run a Quick scan with Free Malwarebytes:
Once the Quick scan (lasting up to 10mins only) has completed, make sure to remove all found malwares

Then run an online scan with Eset Online Scanner: (as I'm not a big favorite of AVG, ie you're infected at the moment with it installed)

Once both scans have been completed, restart and reply with the results, and if all is now ok or not.

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January 6, 2010 at 02:48:05
hey there,

ran the program and used the online scan as suggested. decided to wait a day or so to see if there was any re-infection and have not had a pop-up or any other suspicious activity so far. much thanks for your support, assistance and suggestions. top marks. will me running Malwarebytes on a weekly basis.

once again, many thanks!!!

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January 6, 2010 at 03:02:40
I run an updated quick scan of malwarebytes regularly (every couple of days or so) Since it only takes about 10mins to do

Also, so I take it that you are sticking with AVG?

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January 6, 2010 at 10:33:29
I would recommend running this free 5 min test that I have used in the past to search and clean my machine thoroughly of malicious spyware/ viruses:

P.S I am a happy customer, having used their product. I have since received a free repair key from reimage which I used to fix various issues on my PC.

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