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PostSubject: Guide to Removal of Virtumonde!   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:51 pm

Virtumonde is adware that displays pop-up advertisements. Some advertisements are for rogue antispyware applications such as Winfixer. Pop-ups are not marked as having originated from Virtumonde.

Virtumonde runs hidden from the user. It installs itself as a Winlogon notification package and locks its own module. The module has a random 5 character name and is installed to the windows\system32 folder.

Virtumonde infects Windows XP and 2000.

Follow these removal steps to remove this adware from your computer:

  1. Click Start > Run, type 'regedit', and click Ok to open the Registry eidtor.
  2. Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

    In the right pane find and delete the entries with the value 'WindowsUpd' or ' SysUpd ' .
  3. Navigate to and delete the following registry keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsUpd
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SysUpd
  4. Exit Registry Editor.
  5. Open a DOS command prompt window ( Start > Run , type 'cmd' (on Windows NT/2000/XP ) or 'command' (on Windows 95/98/Me)) and enter the following command:

    regsvr32 /u %WinDir%\system32\cidrules.dll
  6. Reboot the computer.
  7. Search for and delete the following files from System directory ( by default this is C:\Windows\System32 ):

    windowsupd2.exe
    cidrules.dll
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PostSubject: Re: Guide to Removal of Virtumonde!   Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:18 pm

Just a warning never mess with your computer's registry with out creating a backup first!!!!! You could damage your system if you delete the wrong stuff from the registry!
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