Re: alcan A or a dropper?

From: "thunderstruck_302@xxxxxxxxxxx" <thunderstruck302hotmailcom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

| Hi. I'm having a fairly large problem that's probably going to require a bit
| of attention for a little while. I have ad-aware se pro and norton antivirus
| 2006, both with updated defenitions. I used both of them becuase I am getting
| constant popups for "winantivirus" and "winantivirus pro 2006". I got rid of
| everythig that showed on Norton (which were other, smaller viruses) but
| Ad-aware SE pro showed Win32.P2P-worm.Alcan.A in the sytem32 folder.
| Obviously they're invisibleto me and I can't see them by going there, and, I
| can fix it on ad-aware, but the thing comes up again when I do a scan after
| restarting. So, Ok, its a really advanced virus I guess that ou have to do
| more in order to get rid of. (although my local computer store says it could
| be a dropper as well)...
| My goal HERE is to find out how to remove this alcan.A thing, or to find out
| if htere is a dropper and how to get rid of it. I've tried googling it, but
| it seems that everyone that gets this virus has to go about deleting it in
| their own way. No two fixes are the same because people get the viruses from
| different sources. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

There are anti virus News Groups specifically for this type of discussion.

You have a muti-blended infection. The Winantivirus pop-ups are geberated by the Vundo
Trojan/Virtuomund Adware and then you have the Alcan worm.

Use ther Multi AV Scanning Tool to erradicate the Alcan Worm and you also need the other
specialty tools, such as VUNDOFIX.EXE for the Vundo Trojan/Virtuomund Adware.

Multi-Phase answer...


Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2

If the first two parts don't work, perform the alternate utility.

It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

If you are using any version of Sun Java that is prior to JRE Version 5.0 update 6,
then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE/JSE
Version 5.0 update 6. There are vulnerabilities in them and they are actively being
exploited. It is possible that is how you got infected with malware.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that if there are any prior versions of Sun Java
to Version 6 on the PC that they be removed ASAP.

The latest version is Sun Java JRE/JSE Version 5.0 Update 9

Simple check, look under...
C:\Program Files\Java

The only folder under that folder should be the latest version.

Such as...
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09



Part 1
Download Adware-Virtumundo Removal Tool --

Information on the Adware-Virtumundo Removal Tool:

Part 2
Download WinFixerFix.exe from the URL --

Execute; WinFixerFix.exe { Note: You must accept the default of C:\McAfee }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
FireWall to enable WGET.EXE to download the needed McAfee related files.

Execute; c:\mcafee\clean.bat
{ or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML or
C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML will be generated. At the end of the scan, it will be
displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer). However, if you are using
WinXP, Win2K or Win2003 your system will be left in a state where you will have to manually
shutdown/reboot the PC. On Win9x/ME platforms the report will not be shown in your bowser
but your PC will automatically be shutdown. It is suggested that you move the report out of
c:\mcafee before performing another scan.

It would be best to scan in both Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of the HTML
report for each session.


Download Atribune's VUNDOFIX.EXE

Save VUNDOFIX.EXE to "C:\" ( C:\VUNDOFIX.EXE ) and execute it from there.


Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode [F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run in Safe
Mode. It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive PDF help

Additional Instructions:

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