Please Explain this - W32/Virut.7116

  Shikaree 18:04 02 Jun 2009

Hi Folks,

I connected an old hard drive which I have used about 6 months ago and Virgin Media did a scan and detected the above.

Can anyone plese let me know if this is a dangerous Virus. It's been Quarantined. It's in 4 of my Files mentioned.



  tullie 18:13 02 Jun 2009

It apperars to be a Trojan,i believe.If its dealt with then no problem,others may advise better.

  birdface 18:27 02 Jun 2009

Yes hard to pin it down.None of the the big a/virus vendors saying much about it.But would be safer to download Malwarebytes free version and see if it finds anything.

  MAT ALAN 18:32 02 Jun 2009

click here

try this, its a very low risk threat, and as you have it quarantined you have it under control...

  Shikaree 19:58 02 Jun 2009

Hi buteman,

Downloaded Malwarebytes free version and did a Scan. Found about 390 odd Malware infections.

Mostly Adware.MyWeb & Adware.MyWebsite or Websearch. In Red on left side. Category - Mostly Registry Keys including Program Files.

What do I do now REMOVE them?


  birdface 20:20 02 Jun 2009

Without seeing them maybe quarantine them that does the same job.After a week if your computer is working Ok it should be safe to go into Quarantine and delete them.
I should have said to update Malwarebytes first then run it.

  birdface 20:25 02 Jun 2009

The possibilities are some of them may return if so you may need further help.
Maybe the next time you run it do it in safe mode.[Just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts]Best of luck lets hope it stays clear.

  Shikaree 20:50 02 Jun 2009

hi buteman,

I have Version 1.37.

Thanks for the advise

  Shikaree 20:57 02 Jun 2009


Sorry can't Quarantine. Clicked it on top nothing. Remove Selected is Highlighted and all are Ticked.

Then there is IGNORE & Save Logfile. Main Menu is Abort.

  Shikaree 21:03 02 Jun 2009


Clicked it open and read it, quite complicated to use but will give it a try cautiously.

  DieSse 21:03 02 Jun 2009

Remove them - you neither want nor need any malware.

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