TDL4 Botnet Now Even Harder To Kill – Dark Reading

Researchers say that the rootkit used in the TDL4 botnet has been partially rewritten in what appears to be an attempt by the creators to make it even harder to eradicate. via DarkReading Share -TDL4 Botnet Now Even Harder To Kill – Dark Reading.

Notes

UPDATE – See note at the end of this article.

(This first option of repair the MBR can fix the Win32/Popureb.E virus)

Option 1

Try Malwarebytes, Super AntiSpyware portable in Safe Mode First

Option 2

You must boot the PC into repair mode, hitting F8 before windows starts and select:

Repair my Computer

Select the Command Prompt

The virus may have caused damage to your Master Boot Record (MBR) and Boot Configuration Data (BCD). :

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Reboot your computer

Note: This should fix the MBR.  You will then run your anti-virus again.  Repairing an MBR can be risky.
Here’s a quick fix Dawn found!  Kudos to her for finding a fix to save time -
Other Notes -

Which anti-malware should you use when removing a virus or malware?  Here’s a list if removal is tough.   These programs can be used for system maintenance.  You should use cleaners such as Glary or CCleaner to clean your computer first.   So boot into safe mode and uncheck all startup items (NOT process) by typing msconfig in the run line.  Then run these programs when removing a virus / malware.

Online Scanners

Malware removal with OldTimer’s List-It (OTL)

Often you will have to use ComboFix, SmitFraud, Superantispyware Portable or Microsoft Safety Scanner to remove malware.  Another great tool often overlooked is OTL.  OTL removes stubborn viruses and cleans your computer thoroughly.

Norman Malware Cleaner

Here’s an excellent free malware removal tool to add to your collection of tools.  Bill Mullins has an excellent review over at his technical blog.

Trojan- DOS/Alureon.A Removal and TDL Removal

UPDATE – See note at the end of this article.

(This first option of repair the MBR can fix the Win32/Popureb.E virus)

Option 1

Try Malwarebytes, Super AntiSpyware portable in Safe Mode First

Option 2

You must boot the PC into repair mode, hitting F8 before windows starts and select:

Repair my Computer

Select the Command Prompt

The virus may have caused damage to your Master Boot Record (MBR) and Boot Configuration Data (BCD). :

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Reboot your computer

Note: This should fix the MBR.  You will then run your anti-virus again.  Repairing an MBR can be risky.
Here’s a quick fix Dawn found!  Kudos to her for finding a fix to save time -

Microsoft’s Safety Scanner

Microsoft now has a Safety Scanner that helps to remove Malware and Viruses.   At approximately 70 mb, the Safety Scanner comes in both 32bit and 64bit.  An excellent utility to download and run on your computer or an infected computer.   MSS expires (for a good reason – I’ve seen people scan a computer and say that it is clean but the file was old -thus the virus was not detected) every 10 days.

Remember to run an anti-virus on your computer and to keep it up-to-date!

      


NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

Another excellent program for removing viruses.

NoVirusThanks Malware Remover is an application designed to detect and remove specific malware, trojans, worms and other malicious threats that can damage your computer. It can also detect and remove rogue security software…more