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Well, that sucks. I was "lucky" enough to catch this stupid CVU trojan and it crushed my computer so bad, so far nothing I tried works. I can work it fine unless I try connect with the net, then the screen freezes with the false "ransom note", you know "you violated copyright law and will go to jail for 6000 years unless you pay us 100 Euros in the next two days, bla bla". Thankfully, the external harddrive - that was plugged in at the time it happened - doesn't seem affected. There are no suspicious data, especially one with .exe on it at least. And I can use my trusty netbook for internet access in the meantime.

The ironic thing is, I already bought a new laptop because my old one has been acting up more and more lately. I had planned to do all the installations and preparations and shit on the weekend. Of course, I also had planned to copy some stuff from my old comp. Now I'm uncertain, I don't want to simply piggy-back the trojan of course. But if I just choose specific files and transfered them each at a time, could malware still be transfered that way? I mean, it has to be an .exe file if nothing else, does it?

When it comes to computers, I'm, shall we say, semi-knowledgeable so I'd be glad for any helpful tipps and tricks.

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cappy712
Aug. 1st, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
You might have to run your antivirus program in safe mode. Before the system starts up you keep pressing F8 and go into safe mode with internet connection and then run your antivirus program.

That is how I had to go about getting rid of something that was playing commericals on my computer with nothing on. Hope this helps.
astri13
Aug. 1st, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, unfortunately the trojan is resilient. My antivirus software found some malware and destroyed it but the problem still remains. :(
cappy712
Aug. 1st, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Which antivirus software are you using?

I had to go through 5 different programs to find one that worked. The one that finally worked was AVAST
astri13
Aug. 1st, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Heh, I am using avast (and it`s the only thing I have running so that should work) but I decided after six hours of going at it today to give it a rest. Avast found and destroyed a ton of malware but somehow this specific trojan is still running. Maybe I`ll try at a later point again.

Thanks again for the help, though. :)
cappy712
Aug. 1st, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
If you use another program just remember you have to uninstall the current antivirus program you have.

Or someway make it not work (you can't have two on your system as the same time working they will not like each other).
_bettina_
Aug. 1st, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Meep! My brother had one of these a while ago and it was very difficult to get rid off. A malware program did the trick in the end, but I can't remember the program right now. :/
astri13
Aug. 1st, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
That`s okay. I`ve put it aside for now since I can still use a computer and get online and everything. Otherwise, I`d probably be freaking out now. :D
_bettina_
Aug. 1st, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
My brother was pretty freaked out and at one point he was even ready to pay the ransom. Luckily I was able to talk him out of it, but yeah.
astri13
Aug. 1st, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
I admit, at first I freaked out like woah, too. But I knew that "pay cash now and make it all go away" couldn`t be something that is legally legit. So when I googled it and immediately found out it was a virus, I calmed down somewhat.
leelust
Aug. 1st, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sucks :/ Did you try CureIt! from dr.Web? This utility is free and can cure some malware.
astri13
Aug. 1st, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Nope, haven`t tried that yet. I`LL probably give it another try on the weekend as for today I`m pretty beat. But thanks for the tipp.
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