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    Backdoor.Beasty has invaded my computer!

    Can anyone help me? I found the trojan virus "Backdoor.Beasty" on my computer, but my anti-virus program couldn't help me (they wanted me to delete the file "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AP042907-B967-10D8-9CBD-2672810A369E]" but that file does NOT exist on my computer!!) Is there another way for me to go with this? I can't fix it or even quarantine it.

    Also, does anyone know how I may have contracted this virus? through email, or a download? I just don't want to do it again!!

    Thanks for your help.

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    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...beasty.dr.html

    Maybe you have already done this, but it's a good place to start.

    Good Luck!

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    You could have obtained this Trojan any number of ways. Kazaa porn, email attachment, warez, etc..

    My advice, run primarily on a limited account, that way next time a Virus/Trojan comes along it won't be able to execute itself with the appropriate permissions. And always scan before opening any attachment or installing any program.

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    Turn off your system restore...that's probably what is keeping your AV from getting rid of it.
    Al
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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    (they wanted me to delete the file "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{AP042907-B967-10D8-9CBD-2672810A369E]" but that file does NOT exist on my computer!!)
    Just to clarify, this isn't actually a file, that is, you won't find it looking
    around in windows explorer. It's a registry key, and you get there by running
    regedit.exe

    Start-->Run-->regedit

    or type regedit at a dos prompt.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    The info you are looking for is here :-

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven....beasty.h.html

    Good luck

    Dr_Evil

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