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Removal tool - XP Internet Security 2010 rogue virus

Created: 09 Mar 2010 • 7 comments
riva11's picture
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Hi all,
Does any removal tool exist to find and delete the " XP Internet Security 2010 " rogue virus ?

regards,
Paolo

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sbertram's picture

Not that i know of but  did you run any free online scanners.  One you can run is from Trend Micro called House call, link is below.  See if that cleans up the mess.
Good luck.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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riva11's picture

Thanks sbertram for your info. In any case I hope will be developed some removal tool in the wild. It could help many users to kill this annoying rogue virus.

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deepak.vasudevan's picture

I don't see any removal tool in existence as of now. However please visit this URL for comprehensive step-by-step removal instructions:

http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-r...

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sandra.g's picture

There is this too:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/we-a...

sandra

Symantec, Information Developer
Installation, Migration, Deployment and Patching
User Protection & Productivity, Endpoint Protection

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storm5527's picture

i tried this it wouldnt allow me to intall it kept wanting to reboot and send error replys

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deepak.vasudevan's picture

Thanks Sandra.

I believe both are valuable posts now. One has an automated tool and the other one has step-by-step instructions for expert users.

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riva11's picture

Just a question about removal this rogue virus, do you have some workaround to restore file association ?  For example, after the removal the XLS files are not detected as MS Excel files... 

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