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Can't Remove "btv.exe"

By IT Rookie ·
I aquire this file after I install and ran Kazaa. I used Spy-bot and Ad-aware to remove all tracers and spy-ware. However this one file won't go away. It is possible to delete it, but it reappere after reboot. Its folder is in my programs folder and it run a process string. Any info on getting rid of the file wounld be much appreciated.
I am running XP Pro.

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by pctech In reply to Can't Remove "btv.exe"

Download and run HiJackThis.

Start the computer in safemode to run HiJackThis.
Remove any lines containing btv.exe. HiJackThis should be used cautiously. This is not really a tool for the novice since it opens areas of the registry for you review. Most of what you will see belongs there, so be very careful. You are looking for any lines that refer to btv.exe and check the box to remove them.
You can then delete the file and reboot the computer to normal mode, whatever that is.

I hope this helps you.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Can't Remove "btv.exe"

YOu need to disable systen restore before removals tools will work.

Turn off System Restore:

Click Start > right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Select the "Turn off System Restore" check box and then click OK.
Click Yes when you receive the prompt to the turn off System Restore.

Now use AdAware (you already have a copy I think).
When you reboot, the system restore wont replace the automatically backed up file and reinfect you.

It might be a good idea to also install "IESPyAd", it will add some custom (known) certificates to your block list so you don't get hijacked.
Turn on System Restore

After removing the trojan and reboooting, rescan your system one more time then reenablesystem restore.

To turn on System Restore:
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Clear the Turn off System Restore check box (or the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box), and then click OK

Good luck

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by venkatesh_ram In reply to Can't Remove "btv.exe"

Try this trick, just rename the file.

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by hey_wagon In reply to Can't Remove "btv.exe"

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