Trojan horse

  dabthoms 16:41 11 Nov 2003

I have a trojan horse calling itself either 'Downloader.Istbar.G'or 'XXXToolbar'how do I get rid of it? I know it's in Windows somewhere but have been unable to find it.
My OS is XP Pro, I have Tiny Firewall. I run Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, AVG, Sophos and still this got in. It apparently wants to connect to porn sites. Seems I collected it along the way when searching music sites. Any help appreciated.

  critic-al 16:43 11 Nov 2003
  rawprawn 16:48 11 Nov 2003

Open search type the correct name & delete anything that comes up, then go to Start/run/type regedit. Make sure My computer is highlighted click on edit click Find type in the exact name click find, delete any item highlighted with the related file name then click find next & do the same continue until there are no more. Do not touch anything else in the registry & make a backup of the registry before you start incase of any mistakes ( Highlight my computer click file click export )

  critic-al 16:52 11 Nov 2003

your cure is listed on this page.
click here

  cycoze 17:08 11 Nov 2003

more info on removal found click here and click here and click here .

Just noticed Istbar is made by the same group as Powerscan see here click here .

  dabthoms 21:20 11 Nov 2003

Thanks to you all for your prompt assistance but particularly cycoze. I tried the 'free' trial/eval version of PestPatrol. It found four of the blighter's hiding places. Silly me, I thought trialling the program meant not only seeing if it found them but also removed them.
Alas, it cost $52.80 to remove them, and I didn't even know they used dollars in Berkshire!

  cycoze 22:11 11 Nov 2003

I feel terrible that you paid out , i only meant to help out with giving you more removal instructions which can be done manually , all of which can be found at the above sites.

  dabthoms 00:12 12 Nov 2003

Hey, cycoze, not to worry, I'm only too pleased to be shot of those wretched diallers. Besides I wasn't all that confident of doing a manual removal.

  recap 19:27 12 Nov 2003

click here for a free online TrojanScan of your system.

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