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    IRC Trojan

    I have the latest update of Norton Anti-virus definitions, which has caught an IRC Trojan. However, I ran a system scan with Norton, which said to quarantine and delete the infected file (which I did), but it still said the computer was infected with the virus. How do I fully remove the IRC Trojan?

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    STEP 1: Is to identify the name to the forum. There are hundreds of thousands of trojans. What is the name being reported as the trojan?
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    The name that shows is "IRC Trojan". This is what the norton pop up says:

    "Norton Antivirus Has Detected A Virus On Your Computer

    Object name: C:\WINNT\system32\system.exe

    Virus Name: IRC Trojan

    Action Taken: Unable To Repair This File"

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    Hmm that's pretty vague, I use McAfee so I don't know how Norton works but McAfee pops up a vague category of the virus and in another window it shows that name associated with a more descriptive name like w32.Randex.E (a IRC Trojan). You have to click on the pop up or go to the console and initiate a scan for a more descriptive signature.

    Could be reporting a false positive if it's not identifying a detailed signature?

    I tried to find a list of viri on Symantec’s site and got bored. Here is a link with a search at McAfee. “IRC” comes up with a few hundred. http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=alphar
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    Being on Irc you should follow a few simple rules
    1. Never accept files from other users
    2. never run a script if you don't know what it does
    3.Never type in a command if you don't know what it does
    4.Don't use any type of Dos (denial of service) program they don't work and show up as trojans
    And telling us what the file name is will give the members the much needed information to help you fix the problem and get rid of the trojan

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    Well the only chat that I use is MSN Messenger 5.0, and I haven't downloaded or accepted any files from anyone, so I have no idea how I got it. The only way I think I might have gotten it is through my dad using Outlook Express or something.....

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    Do you use Usenet, or your dad. Outlook express has a usenet viewer and I see dozens of usenet viruses daily that have an irc tag on them.
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    The name that shows is "IRC Trojan". This is what the norton pop up says:

    "Norton Antivirus Has Detected A Virus On Your Computer

    Object name: C:\WINNT\system32\system.exe
    First things I would do...

    Disable system restore via Start, Run , services.msc
    find and disable then stop system restore until you have removed the trojan.

    Remove any startup entries regarding this trojan.

    start, run, msconfig and then uncheck any/all references to this trojan

    This will keep it from starting up.

    You should also browse to each of these places and remove them.

    Kill the service if it is already running. If it won't let you kill it... reboot after you have removed all startup instances. Then browse to the location of the trojan and delete it.

    After you are sure your system is clean, then enable system restore again.

    Make sure to check all your ports for rogue programs.

    Tcpview or fport will map the applications/services to ports for you.
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    Or I typed IRC Trojan into the Symantec Knowledge Base and got the following with general removal instructions at the bottom....

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...rc.trojan.html
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