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Old 05-18-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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A problem my brother is having on one of his systems (Windows XP SP2).
Unfortunately he's about 1,700 miles away from me.

Avast identifies the infection as WIN32:BAMITAL-AQ but doesn't remove it, Malwarebytes won't remove it.

Googled it and every thread or article I see on it says download XYZ, run it and post the log file back to us. But no fix's.....

Anyone else dealt with this?????

BTW, Malwarebytes and Avast both have up-to-date definitions... the virus scans took place in Safe mode.....
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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Has he tried Combofix? Microsoft has a new stand alone scanner here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx. No installation is required. Superantispyware.com also has a portable scanner.

When he gets cleaned up, he really needs to install Service Pack 3 so he can resume getting updates from Microsoft and hopefully prevent the next infection.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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Will have him try both EC... will let ya know after he gets back to me.

Superantispyware didn't remove it either....

thanx
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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There are several really good spyware/malware sites that are frequented by many regular/mods that are very savvy on the topic but even those will naturally ask the person asking for help to post logs from whatever utility they asked the OP to use.
Main reasons for log files:

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- To identify the infection and infected parts of the system (registry, files, etc.)
- To ascertain the disinfection progress
The peskier the infection, the more scanning and work it would require but there has to be some leg works and time spent especially when you are getting free help.

And there is always the Geek Squad.

Have him visit this site or one of those sites that specializes in malware removal for more prompt and effective assistance but one word of advice, he needs to put in the time and also follow the instruction of the people helping him thoroughly.

To name a few sites specializing with this:
Dani Web
MajorGeeks
SpywareWarrior

Or you could have him join C-D and start a new thread about his issue and all the savvy regular should start chipping in.
HijackThis log is a fairly decent starting point. He should have a log of his system using this program then he could submit the log in his thread for further analysis.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Encyclopedia entry: Trojan:Win32/Bamital.A - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

http://www.pcsafedoctor.com/Unknown/...amital-AQ.html

http://www.fasterpccleanclean.com/re...in32-bamital-x
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