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omaurice
Level 7

How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini


my header said it all I want to clean my computer of this trojan

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

What is the detection name of the trojan? Which desktop.ini file is infected?

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omaurice
Level 7

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

I am running windows wp media centre and it is reported by mcafee as generic dropper.p

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omaurice
Level 7

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

sorry mistyped I am running windows xp media centre

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

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feemdog
Level 7

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

What if I can't find my xp cd = sol?

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

Borrow 1 from a mate? I can lay my hands on 6 within my family they are common.

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Hayton
Level 17

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

Someone else is reporting this here, and I've noticed it on other tech forums. The Trojan is a sign of infection by the ZeroAccess rootkit, especially if it's that file that's being detected.

See https://community.mcafee.com/message/247442#247442, where I suggested a couple of things. ZeroAccess is a tricky one to get rid of because there are so many variants of it.

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scmahan
Level 7

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

I got rid of it by using Kaspersky free online tool. .  It available on most of the major sites, its freeware and it works.  Installed the program, ran it, two times and it got rid of the desktop.ini problem and two other associated trojan/virus issues.   Reran McAfee and confirmed that it was gone.  Great little program, runs fast, and kills the buggers.  Good Luck.

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: How do I get rid of trojan desktop.ini

I think stinger would have fixed it as well. But good to have a backup.

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