General discussion

Locked

malmo virus

By ggekonde ·
I have malmo virus in my computer and I have tried to remove it using the option I read in your response to one of the members' question i.e starting the computer with windows xp disc and typing "fixboot" on the prompt but after all this, the virus is there. What should I do now. I have three operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 200 and windows 98. Please help.
Geoffrey Gekonde,
Maseno University- Kenya

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by BFilmFan In reply to malmo virus

Use an anti-virus program to clean that infection out.

Collapse -

by Breydel In reply to malmo virus

You are indeed well advised to use an AV program to remove the infection.

Be careful however, not to do this having booted your system as you usually do.

You should boot with a boot disk (floppy/CD/USB stick) of which you are 101% certain it is not infected.
On this bootdisk, you should also have your choice of anti-virus program which can clean out the infection.

Once you have cleaned out your MBR, you need to run a full virus scan on your system - don't forget to do this on your NTFS partitions also, not just FAT/FAT32.

Collapse -

by dryflies In reply to malmo virus

here are the removal instructions from symantec:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/junkie.html

follow the link to get the instructions. symantec calls it the junkie virus. mcafee calls it boot.malmo

Collapse -

by dmiles In reply to malmo virus

To remove this virus, boot the computer from a Norton AntiVirus Rescue Disk and then run a DOS scan:

Shut down the computer, and turn off the power. You must turn off the power to remove the virus form memory.
Do one of the following:
If you have recently created a Rescue Disk set on the computer that is infected, and you updated the virus definitions before doing so, go on to the next step.
If you do not have a Rescue Disk set that contains recently updated virus definitions, you will have to create a Rescue Disk set on an uninfected computer. Skip to the section To install and create Rescue Disk on an uninfected computer.
Insert disk 1 of the Rescue Disk set (the boot disk), restart the computer, and follow the prompts to scan the hard drive.

CAUTION: If you are using a Rescue Disk set that was created on another (clean) computer, and you see a message similar to:

"Your Master Boot Record (critical startup information) has changed."

Do not choose the option to update or change the Master Boot Record. Doing so will overwrite Windows files with information from the computer on which the Rescue Disks were created. This can cause the computer to stop functioning. Make sure that you use the Rescue Disk only to repair viruses. Do not make any changes to the operating system.

If Norton AntiVirus cannot repair the virus, you may need to need obtain the services of a qualified computer consultant.

Collapse -

by BorgInva In reply to malmo virus

These are my personal docs:

4/23/05

To completely avoid spyware and viruses, turn PC off. Truthfully.
If you really want to use it, prevention with running programs are best. Read their docs on how to use them and update them. All these are FREE.
Oh, yes! KEEP WINDOWS UP TO DATE! Use the AUTOMATIC UPDATE feature.

ONLINE VIRUS CHECKS, no software install required other than an Active X component if required (some do removals):
Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=QQWRORVWHFHMFNZMBBX
BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Panda ActiveScan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
Trend Micro Online Virus Scan
http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Trend Micro Housecall
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Virus Threat Center Blog
http://virusthreatcenter.com/?tag=zd.ft.fs.vtc
McAfee Virus Removal Tools
http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=vrt

ONLINE SPYWARE CHECKS
ZoneAlarm Spyware Check
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotions/spywaredetector/index3.html

REFERANCE
http://www.download.com/spyware-center/2001-2023-0.html?tag=note

ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE (again all FREE)
Free avast! 4 Home Edition
http://www.asw.cz/eng/avast_4_home.html
AVG FREE
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php
AntiVir? PersonalEdition Classic
http://www.free-av.com/index.htm
BitDefender Free Edition v7
http://www.bitdefender.com/bd/site/products.php?p_id=24

Collapse -

by BorgInva In reply to

ANTI SPYWARE
About:Buster
http://www.malwarebytes.biz/index.php
Bug Off
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
CWShredder
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html
HijackThis 1.99.1
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
Ad-Aware SE Personal edition
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Microsoft? Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) [I believe updates are done through Windows Update)
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3
http://www.safer-networking.org/
SpywareBlaster 3.3
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
X-RayPC Spyware Process Analyzer 1.001
http://www.x-raypc.com/

TO WATCH YOUR START UP PROGRAMS

MSCONFIG (not on W2k)
Use RUN and type MSCONFIG and then hit ENTER
Use these programs too
Startup Monitor
http://www.mlin.net/index.shtml
StartupRun v1.22
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/strun.html

FREE FIREWALLS:

ZoneAlarm (one of the BEST, even for free)
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?lid=staticcomp_za
Sygate Personal Firewall 5.x (never used myself but it is a good one)
http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

AND MORE ONLIE FIREWALL TESTS
ShieldsUP!
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
LeakTest
http://www.grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm
Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=QQWRORVWHFHMFNZMBBX

Back to Software Forum
6 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums