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Vundo on Vista-64bit

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Mcafee recently popped up having detected Vundo. I remember this trojan because it infected a friends comp a while back. I remember it being a pain in the ass for him to get rid of.

So in response to the detection, I researched what Vundo is and some of the symptoms that are caused by Vundo...and realized I've had it for a lot longer than I thought.

My computer randomly crashes making me do a manual restart, random pop-ups will appear that have been identified as more Vundo crap. My Harddrive space will fluctuate dramatically.

I am running Vista 64bit

So my question is: Does anyone know of a permanent way to get rid of Vundo?

I downloaded Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and initiated a scan, it came up with 13 items and I immediately quarantined and deleted them but I still have Vundo on my computer.

I would try a system restore but I have no idea how far back I've had it, as Mcafee has only now just detected it, despite the symptoms being there a long time.

I appreciate the help and thank you
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not sure if it works on Vista, but try it out
nevermind.. already have malwarebytes.
Combofix (unsure if it will run on vista 64)
Remember to turn off system restore.
You're doing this all in safe mode, correct?

Get new antivirus.
At work, we've made several Vundo / Virtumonde removal guides... this stupid thing mutates so quickly that I find it to be nearly impossible to completely get rid of it. The best way we've found, and it's our standard practice now, is to do a backup of all documents, saved game files, etc, and completely wipe the machine. And then before connecting that machine to the internet, installing some good anti-virus and anti-spyware. We use McAfee enterprise, seems to work well. Also use Ad-aware.
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