Remove Orkut Virus - W32.Scrapkut

So you have been hit by the orkut virus, you know which i just posted in my previous post here, so here is a way of removing orkut virus, namely w32.scrapkut.

1.Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).

Right Click "My Computer" , then select "Properties".
Go to "System Restore" tab .
Then Click/ Check "Turn off System Restore", then click OK and restart your system .

2. Update the virus definitions.

3.Backup your system registry.
Go to "Start" menu,
Select "Run", then type "regedit" .
Windows Registry will open ,
Go to "File" menu then select "Export".
Create a new folder . e.g; "Registry-Backup" .
Then type a filename which includes current date , this will help you in future maintanace of your Operating System . e.g; "Reg-Backup-21-01-2008"

4.Restart your system in safe mode.
During BootUp process Press F8 , then the BootUp selection screen will display.
Use Arrow Up+Down to select SafeMode on the selections menu.
Hit Enter to proceed.

5. Run a full system scan.

6. Delete these values added to theregistry.
Windows operating has an in built "Registry Editor" to edit Registry.
To open system registry ..
Go to "Run" on start menu , then type "regedit"
Press 'Ctrl+F' to Search/Find any Values or strings in registry .
Press 'F3' to "Find Next".
NB: Use this Symantec Tool to reset shell\open\command registry keys if regedit (Registry editor)is not accessible .

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Partizan\"Group" = "Boot But Extender"

You have to delete the above registry value, Thats it folks... search it for you so you dont have to but dont forget to read about this damn virus more here, and must always use orkut without javascript, have a very nice orkuting ahead my friends..


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