ESET cannot clean win32/agent.odg

Gateway / Gt4024
March 25, 2009 at 10:48:06
Specs: Windows Vista
I noticed within the last week that my system is redirecting me to incorrect websites when I click links using search engines. After scanning with ESET NOD32, I discovered the win32/agent.odg virus, but ESET could not clean it. How can I get this removed?

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#1
March 25, 2009 at 13:08:52
download these three progs, all free and located in the link on my signature, run them in this order:
1- Ccleaner Slim, remove all it finds
2- Malwarebytes remove all it finds
3- Avast free, install it and let it do a bootscan on reboot and move all it finds to the chest.
That should clean it out for you and get you back on track. Then I would suggest unloading the AV you are using now as you cannot run two AV's at the same time, they will conflict.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#2
March 25, 2009 at 14:27:17
install Malwarebytes and clean the system!

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#3
March 25, 2009 at 19:16:57
Thanks so much for the response. I installed, ran,and removed everything using CCleaner Slim. However, after I downloaded Malware Bytes, I was unable to get the program to launch. I tried using the desktop icon, the start menu program link, and the auto launch offered at the end of the installation process. I also tried to reinstall it, but I cannot get the program to run. Any ideas?

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#4
March 27, 2009 at 06:54:45
I found a workaround for Malwarebytes. I changed the name of the .exe files. The Avast bootscan was able to clean up the last of the virus for me and everything is running smoothly now. Thanks for all the help!

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#5
March 27, 2009 at 07:00:20
Glad it worked out for you, thanks for posting back!

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#6
March 30, 2009 at 08:55:30
I'm dealing with the same virus.

Every fix I find online requires me to download some combination of malware / antivirus / etc. software for scans and removal. But the virus either won't let me view the site at all or it won't let me download -- or it lets me download, but won't let me install / unzip. Is there a way around this for us amateurs?

Any help much appreciated. I'm going crazy with this.


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#7
March 30, 2009 at 09:33:55
Did you try following the steps above? They worked great for me. The only problem I encountered was that I had to change the name of all of the Malwarebytes exe files to a name the virus wouldn't recognize. I renamed them as tool, tool1, tool2, etc. The program that was finally able to clean it and resolve it was the Avast. I recommend using the steps provided above and see if that works for you. It's time consuming, but it worked for me.

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#8
April 2, 2009 at 11:07:32
Would you please tell me which files exactly you renamed in malwarebytes? I tried to right click on the main executable and rename it that way and then the guide, uninstall, etc - am I going about it the wrong way?

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#9
April 2, 2009 at 13:39:21
There were three .exe files in malwarebytes that I renamed. I don't recall what the original file names were, but I just renamed anything in the Malware bytes program file that had the .exe extension. After doing that, and then rebooting the computer, I reran the program and it finally loaded and ran for me.

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