Instructions on Full Removal of Trojan Vundo
This section provides several sets of instructions found on the Internet to fully remove trojan Vundo.
If you search the Web for instructions for a full removal of Trojan Vundo, you will get many answers.
Here is a partial list of what I got out of the Web:
1. From http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_127690.htm. This is the official McAfee site. It suggests you to:
- Download Process Explorer (procexp.exe) from http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml.
- Reboot the infected machine
- Launch the VirusScan On-Demand Scanner (ODS), or the command-line scanner, but don't initiate the scan yet
- Run Process Explorer and suspend the Explorer.exe, Winlogon.exe, and rundll32.exe processes
(right-click on these process names and choose suspend)
- Scan and clean with the current DAT files and engine (the Window launched in step 3 above)
[there will be clean failures, that is expected]
- Physically power the machine off and back on.(a hard reset is required as Windows
will not shutdown without Winlogon.exe running, and resuming that process will revert the changes made by the scanner).
This sounds like a very manual and risky process. Not suitable for regular home computer users.
Even myself, I don't want to try this with my system.
2. From http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2004-112210-3747-99. This is the official Symantec site.
It suggests you to:
- Download the FixVundo.exe file from: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FixVundo.exe.
- Turn off System Restore if you using Windows Me or XP.
- Double-click the FixVundo.exe file to start the removal tool.
- Click Start to begin the process, and then allow the tool to run.
- Restart the computer.
This sounds like a safer process. I would try it, if my system gets infected.
3. From http://www.atribune.org/content/view/24/2/. It suggests you to:
- Download the VundoFix.exe file from its own site.
- Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
- When VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.
- Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
- You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
- Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
- When completed, it will prompt that it will reboot your computer, click OK.
This sounds not too bad. I would try it as the second option, if my system gets infected.
3. Other instructions on removing Vundo are available. But you need to be careful on using
- If an instruction asks you to touch system registries, don't use it unless you are an "expert" of
- If an instruction asks you to download and run a program, don't use it unless you fully
trust that site and that program.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
►Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
What Is Trojan Vundo
Partial Removal of Trojan Vundo
Detecting Trojan Vundo with McAfee VirusScan
McAfee VirusScan and
►Instructions on Full Removal of Trojan Vundo
Removing xxxxxxxx.dll Files Generated by Vundo
What Is Vundo Related vtsts.dll
Finding and Removing vtsts.dll Manually
Removing Trojan Vundo with FixVundo.exe from Symantec
Removing Trojan Vundo with VundoFix.exe from Atribune.org
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
Configuring and Managing System Services
Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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