Andy Luke (andyluke) wrote,
Andy Luke

oh this bits very important

I appear to have contracted a computer virus, a worm, sometime in the last month (when my antivirus ran out) Please do check your pc for this, it a maddweningly infuriating one. FUNNY SCANDAL UST AVI self-replicates almost 5 seconds after deletion, and transfers between usb sticks very easily kicking itself in the autorun.inf - I loaded up a university page on antiviruses and it shut the browser down every time I loaded it.
Its a particularly nasty bug.
To deal with this thing,

(In Safe Mode preferrably, which I had trouble accessing, so didn't bother)
I got a copy of Autobit BD remover, an Indian antivirus agent .from
Initially I were quite worried, because for a virus remover it looks quite comedic, and not that different from the Funny UST virus icon

  • Open Registry Editor (Start>Run>regedit)
  • Delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Microsoft\WindowNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon=shell(killer.exe
  • Delete the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\

If this appears on yours I'd seriously recommend sorting it out sooner rather than later.

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