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PWSteal trojan

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PWSteal trojan

My weekly Norton virus scan picked this up this morning and deleted the relevant file. From the Symantec documentation I see I have to disable System REstore, go into SAFE mode, then do a virus scan. I am unsure about the registry. I took a look and couldnt see anything obvious to delete under RUN. Advice welcome. Thanks.

And having done one scan I am not sure why I have to do another.
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PWSteal trojan

Silly me. I forgot to say I am using XP.
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Done. I couldnt see anything unusual in the registry. As expected the second scan was clean. I suppose System Restore can hide things so that was why it had to be done. Very slow to do it in SAFE mode though.
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System restore, can save the trojan/virus, that's why it's best to disable it before fixing the problem.

The downside being, you lose any roll back.

Aaron