How can I remove the trojan Patched.L from my computer?

by on August 31, 2010

Q: I have a trogan on my laptop called ‘trojan:win32/Patched.L’ that i cant seem to get rid of. I have scanned with Spybot, I also use Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti Malewarebytes. Does anyone have any ideas for how I can remove it, and also the best way to protect myself in the future?


2 Responses to “How can I remove the trojan Patched.L from my computer?”
  1.  
    Picked as best answer

    Disable System Restore (if applicable)
    Boot into Windows Safe mode (with network)
    Fire up Security Essentials, run a definition update, and then do a full system scan.
    Then reboot the system as normal and do another scan.
    If you’re clean turn system restore back on.

    To protect yourself in the future:
    – Run the latest version of your OS
    – Don’t download pirated software/music/videos
    – Stay away from P2P sharing systems
    – Only download files from trusted sources
    – Switch to a webmail service with built in virus scanning (like gmail)
    – Use Firefox
    – If you’re about to install a program you’ve never heard of before do a google search first to see if it’s legit.
    – If you have a suspicious file or website, you can submit it to http://www.virustotal.com/ to scan for you.

     
  2.  

    Thanks Mark, brilliant advice with clear simple instructions that even someone as technically challenged as me can follow…my system is now clear of nasties!

    I don’t know what I’d do without you guys… thank you.

    Keep up the fantastic work.

    Mandy x