msdirectx.exe virus

  Rodman 12:38 28 Jul 2005

Hello all

I have just been handed my daughters Sony VAIO running Windows 2000 (service pack 3) to clean up she used it on the net without any virus protection and now has a virus that keeps coming up every 5 seconds. AVG brings it up as

C:\msdirectx.exe and C:\windows\system32\msdirectx.exe

no amount of scanning with AVG will kill it. Has anybody had any dealings with this before?

I have tried to clean it up with no luck.

Any help would be great.


  Major Disaster 12:55 28 Jul 2005

Can you manually delete it from those locations?
try this click here

  Major Disaster 12:56 28 Jul 2005

or some oher AV (click here , click here)

  stalion 14:23 28 Jul 2005
  Rodman 04:45 02 Aug 2005

Hellow gents

Sorry it's been so long getting to answer you. Work's a pain in the butt.

I have been able to isolate the programs that are generating the virus alerts 'sysmon32.exe' and 'xpjava.exe' when I kill these in the task manager the alerts stop, until I re-boot, then start all over again. I now have to find the program that is re-installing these. Any Ideas???


  Andsome 08:42 02 Aug 2005

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  Rodman 20:09 02 Aug 2005

Thanks Andsome.

I have registered and will be posting HJT log as some as the boss leaves!!


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