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help with trojan

By glendapotter ·
My antivirus just picked up a trojan on my pc it is called DOWNLOADER.SWIZZOR.C. I can not find any information on this trojan and it cannot be healed with my antivirus. It says it is in FILE C:/RESTORE/TEMP/A0059459.CPY. Anybody have any informaion on this trojan or how i could remove it???

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by wcp In reply to help with trojan

Judging from the file location, The Windows must be either ME or XP.
The RESTORE folder is protected and no program can access including any anti virus program.

Turn off System Restore (this will delete all files under the RESTORE folder). Reboot to Safe Mode and run antivirus program there.

Turn the computer off for at least 30 seconds, reboot to normal mode, and run anti virus program again.

The Trojan seems very new. Keep your eyes on Symantec, McAfee, Trendmicro, Pandasoftware, f-prot, and so on for any breaking news.

Also check on or

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by glendapotter In reply to help with trojan

Thank you very much wsp for the help. I did just as you said and it did get rid of my virus. If anyone ever gets any information on this trojan please post it on here so I can read up on it because I don't know how long it has been on my pc. It was just discovered after a new update, because I do a scan evening.

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by pierrejamme In reply to help with trojan

Hello Glenda:

Downloader is brand new January 9th for one and January 14th for the other and your antivirus should have a fix by now.

Shame on you for opening and attachment.

Anyway if your antivirus does not have an update yet, Mcafee can fix it with stinger at:
http:/ It was updated on january 18th for Downloader and the latest Bagle!

Good Luck

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by pierrejamme In reply to

And like the previous answer says, be sure and tun off "Restore" before proceeding.

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by wlbowers In reply to help with trojan

I use the following on a regular basis on my machine and when I do a clients machine.


Ad -Aware

http: //

Hijack This

Remove spaces after copy and paste.

The first three use a definations file that tells them what to look for. Very easy to use.

Hijack This requires knowledge of what you are looking at in its list. You can remove the wrong thing using this utility.

Good Luck Lee

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