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A friend of mine has the Virtumonde spyware/virus/whateveritis on her computer. I am attempting to fix it but I think I'm going to have a hard time with it. I remember getting Virtumonde on my PC and I had a hell of a time with it, pretty sure I ended up formatting. Any suggestions besides the usual virus and spyware scans?
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A friend of mine has the Virtumonde spyware/virus/whateveritis on her computer. I am attempting to fix it but I think I'm going to have a hard time with it. I remember getting Virtumonde on my PC and I had a hell of a time with it, pretty sure I ended up formatting. Any suggestions besides the usual virus and spyware scans?
This is one of the most painful malwares to remove. You'll need a trial of Spysweeper, Spybot S&D, VundoFix and Avast Anti-Virus. All can be found online as freeware or trials.

Run Avast Boottime scan first after installation. Run Vundo fix in safemode and then run each other anti-spyware app in safemode.

Follow it up with another boottime scan of Avast to be safe, but this is the only way I've successfully gotten rid of Virtumonde. And tell your friend to lay off the pr0n.
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And tell your friend to lay off the pr0n.
But it's a girl they don't watch pr0n!
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A friend of mine has the Virtumonde spyware/virus/whateveritis on her computer. I am attempting to fix it but I think I'm going to have a hard time with it. I remember getting Virtumonde on my PC and I had a hell of a time with it, pretty sure I ended up formatting. Any suggestions besides the usual virus and spyware scans?
Follow my guide in my sig. Honestly, VERY few computers I worked on fail to get cleaned up after doing these steps.
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Thanks for the info guys, I will give this stuff a shot.
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