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I think a netbook I'm tasked with getting back into shape might have the Vundo/Virtumonde virus. I've run MS Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and Spybot but it's not spotting it.

I know this is a hard one to detect (and harder to remove). Before I go through the hassle of ordering system restore CDs (or just putting Ubuntu on this thing and being done with it) I wanted to be sure it, indeed, has this virus. Is there a spyware/anti-virus/malware app that is known to be able to detect the Vundo virus?

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the netbook doesn't have a recovery partition? –  Tyler Jan 7 '10 at 7:11
possible duplicate of Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? –  DragonLord Apr 14 '12 at 23:09

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I've used VundoFix in the past. The UI isn't all that great, but it does it's job very well.

VundoFix is a freeware removal tool for many of the known variants of Trojan.Vundo, Trojan.Conhook and other similar infections.

I've been working on this tool for nearly 2 years constantly updating and improving the way it detects and removes the vundo infection.

Generally an updated version is released once a week and in some special cases sometimes 2 or 3 times in a week. The tool has had great success removing the infection from over 1 million computers to date and I hope to continue with that same success into the future.

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IIRC combofix seems to do a good job removing it. I'd also give a few livecd AV apps a try using unetbootin

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