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Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage

Windows has flagged up the following,

"Virus alert: Microsoft detected the Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage virus on your computer".

"This problem was caused by Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage, a known computer virus".



I am running Vista Home with Norton Internet Security, Windows Defender and Ad Aware. None of them detect it. Any fixes out there??
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RE: Win32/PSW.Lineage.DN/ PWS-Lineage

Outlined here: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_130590.htm

VirusScan should be able to clean it. If you get "Write-Protected" type errors, it may be necessary to disable System Restore, reboot into safe mode and scan there.

To disable System Restore in Vista go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and click the item "To create a restore point, open System Protection". Turn it off from there.

To boot into Safe Mode tap F8 repeatedly while booting up.

To scan in safe mode go to My Computer, right-click the hard drive and click "Scan" from the drop-down menu.

Download, install & run extra anti-spyware tools:

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

If you still have problems then use Hijackthis and post its log on one of the following forums for expert help:

Do not post the log here, we can't help!

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Post the logs at a specialist Forum:

AUMHA FORUM

BLEEPING COMPUTER FORUM

GEEKS TO GO FORUM

MAJOR GEEKS FORUM

MALWARE REMOVAL FORUM

SPYWARE INFO FORUM

TECH SUPPORT GUY FORUM

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Be sure to read all the sticky announcements/instructions at the top of each malware forum!

Thank you Ex-Brit

I ran SUPERantispyware in safe mode with system restore temporarily disabled and the Trojan was detected and cleaned. Many thanks my friend.
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RE: Thank you Ex-Brit

Glad to have helped.

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