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Well guys, the last thread I posted died because I totally forgot about it (I even forgot what I did!).

But apparently now, I have a Ramnit.A Virus. File Infector, yeah. I've ran MalwareBytes already, it did find a registry key and some files that I'll post below. Apparently DesktopLayer.exe keeps coming back.

I deleted the DesktopLayer.exe on my own, that's why the logs don't show it up.

I ran HouseCall(Quick Scan) and got 16 infected files. Deleted them.

I'm currently running ESET online scanner(scanning everything), and getting over 1000 infected files. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Actually, I'm going to do a full system recover. No point in deleting all infected files.

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I'm afraid I have some very bad news...

You have a file infector. These are particularly malicious, in that they infect all of your legitimate programs.

The problem is... the virus is very buggy, so it does not do a good job of infecting your files, so any attempt to disinfect and possibly save your files would be futile, in that, due to the buggy virus, we cannot properly disinfect your files.

What I highly recommend now is a reformat and a reinstallation of Windows.

Please let me know if you are prepared to do so.

You may backup and save all files except programs (meaning pictures and documents are okay), because if you backup any applications, they will transfer to your clean system, and you will be reinfected.

So, with that said, do you have your Windows XP CD?

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