remove virus shortcut

June 21, 2011 at 00:36:08
Specs: Windows XP
ok how can I remove shortcut virus on my computer, I have virus scan using Kaspersky anti-virus but it does not work .. the name of the virus is hoookux, exe ... can you explain how to solve?

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June 22, 2011 at 04:06:16
wan iskandar, be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes (google) seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware (seems able to handle all comers. Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later. I'd expect Kaspersky to be capable, but... Yesterday it worked, today it doesnt. Windows is like that.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update any cleaner prior to running.
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas

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July 1, 2011 at 20:14:54
ok i try..thank you Ed from texas..wan iskandar in malaysia

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