Has anyone had this "prunnet.exe" virus on their PC?
Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:58 PM
I got this virus today and finally got it taken out around 5 hours later. It is a relatively new virus (about 1-2 months old as of Jan. 2009), so if you do not have updated definitions no scanner will catch it. Here is a file I uploaded of malwarebytes http://rapidshare.co...-setup.exe.html anti-virus software. This link will only allow 10 downloads and/or will expire in 90 days. If for some reason it is already expired when you come across it, use another computer to get the program from malwarebytes.org It was updated on Dec. 3rd, so the definitions within should/will be new enough to get rid of it. You will NOT be able to update your definitions, so a if this does not find it, that does not mean this software is crap. If you can get updated definitions installed manually, you may find your fix that way.
Do NOT run this in windows normally. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 while your computer is booting up. Select safe mode (do not choose with networking or command prompt). Then install the program and run it. Mine took about 25 minutes to run and found roughly 19 variants of this virus.
Once you are clean, make sure you update your Java software and turn on all your Windows Updates, Windows Firewall, and Windows Anti-virus features this virus turned off. Make sure you always keep Windows up-to-date, I know it seems annoying to constantly have to do it, but it will keep you from having to spend a whole Saturday getting your computer up so you can get on nfl.com on Sunday.
Good luck getting your fix up and running. If you need anymore help with this just post here and I'll do what I can to help.
Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:58 PM