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    Hi Forum,

    I have recently fallen victim to something thats seems the result of:

    "opening a file to check-it-out", instead of the customary "Scanning files before you open them"!

     

    Now I have a red X icon on my systemtray (running Windows XP Home ver. 1.1),

     and it wants to keep popping up with an infection warning, and wants to autmatically instal "WinReanimator".

      I have also located a file in "C:WINNT" called, "Braviax.exe" which I cannot remove!

    Have you any free or inexpensive method to fix this?

    Please let me know, if you could.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Monday, March 10, 2008 5:17 PM

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  • If  you are not using Windows Live OneCare, you are off topic for this forum. This is not a general forum for viruses, spyware, or Windows Help. For help with spyware issues, you may want to try the forums here: 

    http://aumha.net/ For help with virus removal, contact the maker of your Antivirus program.

    If you are in North America, you can call 866-727-2338 for help with virus and spyware infections. See http://www.microsoft.com/protect/support/default.mspx for details. For international information, see your local subsidiary Support site.

     

    If you are using Windows Live OneCare and you have been infected, but OneCare did not detect or cannot remove the malware, please contact support to report this and for help with removal.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:56 AM
    Moderator
  • I bet you the moderator did not give you a "free" method to remove this trojan.  Here is some info.  I am having trouble with my Norton 360 program.  They wanted $99 to remove it via chat.  How do we know that they didn't allow or even do this virus/Trojan the?  Money is a motivator.  This Trojan has been known since May of 2008 with updates on June 20, 2009.  Excuse me, this is what I bought this Norton 360 to stop from happening.  I stopped using McCafee because it did not update it's virus definitions for 9 months when other sites already had updated their definitions.  Here is one website take on it: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Anti-Virus/Q_23269527.html

    Here is what Symantic/Norton 360 has to say : http://www.symantec.com/security_response/print_writeup.jsp?docid=2008-050916-1055-99  ....

    SUMMARY

    Trojan.Virantix.C is a Trojan that attempts to end antivirus applications, displays a fake security alert and attempts to download misleading applications.

    Protection

    • Initial Rapid Release version May 9, 2008 revision 020
    • Latest Rapid Release version June 22, 2009 revision 066
    • Initial Daily Certified version May 9, 2008 revision 021
    • Latest Daily Certified version June 19, 2009 revision 051
    • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 14, 2008

    Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

    REMOVAL

    The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

    1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
    2. Update the virus definitions.
    3. Run a full system scan.
    4. Delete any values added to the registry.

    YOUR virus protection software will have different instructions, but I am mad at the world of computer protection software.

    Monday, July 13, 2009 12:43 AM
  • I bet you the moderator did not give you a "free" method to remove this trojan. 


    As a matter of fact, I did.

    Here is my reply that you apparently failed to read:

    "If  you are not using Windows Live OneCare, you are off topic for this forum. This is not a general forum for viruses, spyware, or Windows Help. For help with spyware issues, you may want to try the forums here: 

    http://aumha.net/ For help with virus removal, contact the maker of your Antivirus program.

    If you are in North America, you can call 866-727-2338 for help with virus and spyware infections. See http://www.microsoft.com/protect/support/default.mspx for details. For international information, see your local subsidiary Support site.

     

    If you are using Windows Live OneCare and you have been infected, but OneCare did not detect or cannot remove the malware, please contact support to report this and for help with removal.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2"

    Your reply refers to Norton 360, which is not the topic of this forum.

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, July 13, 2009 12:56 PM
    Moderator
  • Your pc is infected by a rogue spyware/adware program that is trying to sell you WinReanimator fake program, once this program installed on your pc, it will bring more viruses and it would ask you to pay to remove viruses, its a scam, you should run MALWARE BYTES anti malware tool to remove such nasty rogue programs
    http://www.darfuns.com/download-malwarebytes/
    Friday, July 17, 2009 6:49 AM
  • Your pc is infected by a rogue spyware/adware program that is trying to sell you WinReanimator fake program, once this program installed on your pc, it will bring more viruses and it would ask you to pay to remove viruses, its a scam, you should run MALWARE BYTES anti malware tool to remove such nasty rogue programs
    http://www.darfuns.com/download-malwarebytes/

    Note that the official answer for this forum for a malware infection if using OneCare is posted above and marked as the answer. Following external links to solutions is done at your own risk - external solutions are not verified.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Friday, July 17, 2009 12:12 PM
    Moderator