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    I keep getting a warning from Norton AntiVirus that C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\unodbc.dll is infected with Trojan.Vundo, which is a high risk, apparently. Well, I've scanned my computer 4 times with Norton, and after the scan I always select "remove," and it says it's been removed successfully. But everytime I start up my computer, the warning pops up. I even downloaded the removal tool from Symantec, but it said Trojan.Vundo wasn't on my computer.

    So should I ignore the warning? What the hell is unodbc.dll, and can I delete it?

  • #2
    Nope, it keeps reinfecting your PC.

    That should do the trick.

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    • #3
      See if it's in your "Backup items" of your Norton AntiVirus.

      If it is, you'll probably have to delete the infected file(s) manually.

      Then re-start your computer to see if it's gone.
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      You'll never be forgotten.

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      • #4
        I 2nd what Grote and JWB said
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        • #5
          QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 13 2005, 05:28 PM) Quoted post

          Nope, it keeps reinfecting your PC.

          That should do the trick.
          [/b][/quote]
          Like I said, I downloaded the tool and ran it, but it didn't find the virus.

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          • #6
            Did your computer just put in a transfer to a university closer to home?

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            • #7
              QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:32 PM) Quoted post
              QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 13 2005, 05:28 PM) Quoted post

              Nope, it keeps reinfecting your PC.

              That should do the trick.
              [/b][/quote]
              Like I said, I downloaded the tool and ran it, but it didn't find the virus. [/b][/quote]

              Yeah, I know.

              Look at the page again.

              Specifically this part:

              QUOTE
              If you are on a network or have a full-time connection to the Internet, such as a DSL or cable modem, disconnect the computer from the network and Internet. Disable or password-protect file sharing, or set the shared files to Read Only, before reconnecting the computers to the network or to the Internet. Because this worm spreads by using shared folders on networked computers, to ensure that the worm does not re-infect the computer after it has been removed, Symantec suggests sharing with Read Only access or by using password protection. [/b][/quote]

              It could be a false positive as JWB mentioned, but it could be you're being reinfected every time you restart your computer.

              This is more info

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              • #8
                This is set of simpler instructions than what was listed on the Symantec site:

                QUOTE
                I found all the tips here useful, and had to:
                - unplug the internet cable
                - turn off the norton auto-protect
                - run in safe mode
                - turn off system restore
                - run the removal tool
                - remember to turn system restore on again

                I did this several times, because I usually forgot something.

                So far it is now clean though!

                Thanks[/b][/quote]

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                • #9
                  So I need to restart in safe mode?

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                  • #10
                    How I do I boot in safe mode...

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post
                      So I need to restart in safe mode? [/b][/quote]

                      I'd say you should follow this order:

                      - unplug the internet cable
                      - turn off the norton auto-protect
                      - restart in safe mode
                      - turn off system restore
                      - run the removal tool
                      - shut down your pc
                      - plug in internet cable
                      - restart the machine
                      - turn on system restore
                      - turn on norton auto=protect

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 13 2005, 05:45 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post
                        So I need to restart in safe mode? [/b][/quote]

                        I'd say you should follow this order:

                        - unplug the internet cable
                        - turn off the norton auto-protect
                        - restart in safe mode
                        - turn off system restore
                        - run the removal tool
                        - shut down your pc
                        - plug in internet cable
                        - restart the machine
                        - turn on system restore
                        - turn on norton auto=protect
                        [/b][/quote]
                        How do I restart in safe mode? I opened msconfig, and under the BOOT.INI tab there's a box next to /SAFEBOOT that I can check. I'm assuming that would be safe mode.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 04:44 PM) Quoted post

                          How I do I boot in safe mode...
                          [/b][/quote]

                          You need access to a smart person

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:49 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 13 2005, 05:45 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post
                            So I need to restart in safe mode? [/b][/quote]

                            I'd say you should follow this order:

                            - unplug the internet cable
                            - turn off the norton auto-protect
                            - restart in safe mode
                            - turn off system restore
                            - run the removal tool
                            - shut down your pc
                            - plug in internet cable
                            - restart the machine
                            - turn on system restore
                            - turn on norton auto=protect
                            [/b][/quote]
                            How do I restart in safe mode? I opened msconfig, and under the BOOT.INI tab there's a box next to /SAFEBOOT that I can check. I'm assuming that would be safe mode.
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Press the F8 key when your computer is re-starting.
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                            You'll never be forgotten.

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 13 2005, 04:53 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:49 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 13 2005, 05:45 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Oct 13 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post
                              So I need to restart in safe mode? [/b][/quote]

                              I'd say you should follow this order:

                              - unplug the internet cable
                              - turn off the norton auto-protect
                              - restart in safe mode
                              - turn off system restore
                              - run the removal tool
                              - shut down your pc
                              - plug in internet cable
                              - restart the machine
                              - turn on system restore
                              - turn on norton auto=protect
                              [/b][/quote]
                              How do I restart in safe mode? I opened msconfig, and under the BOOT.INI tab there's a box next to /SAFEBOOT that I can check. I'm assuming that would be safe mode.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Press the F8 key when your computer is re-starting.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              You can also do it that way too but I recommend you do it how JWB said.

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