How To Remove Winfixer / Virtumonde / Msevents / Trojan.vundo.b

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | 0 comments



Vundo/VirtuMonde is an adware program that downloads and displays popup advertisements, often seen as Winfixer. Please see important note at the bottom regarding a vulnerabilty in Sun Java that may have been the source of this infection. It may also hijack the browser to unwanted advertising related sites. If you know that you have the Vundo/Virutumonde trojan and other programs have not been able to remove it, please take the following steps using the free tools below.

Tools needed for this fix:

Removal Steps:

  1. Please print these instructions as they will be needed later when Internet access is not available.

  2. Save these instructions in word or notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found.

  3. Download Vundo Fix and save it to your desktop.

  4. When it has completed downloading, double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.

  5. Click the Scan for Vundo button.

  6. Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.

  7. You will now receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click the YES button. Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.

  8. When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click the OK button.

  9. When the computer has shutdown, turn your computer back on.
The WinFixer and Vundo infection should now be removed from your computer.
If you are still having a problem then please perform the following steps.

This step should only be used if the instructions in the previous steps did not remove the infection:

  1. Download VirtumundoBegone and save it to your desktop.

  2. Now reboot into Safe Mode.

    1. This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer

    2. You will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode.

    3. Select safe mode with networking using your arrow keys on the keyboard and then press enter.

    4. When you computer reaches the desktop make sure you log in as the same user which you had performed the previous steps,

  3. Once you are logged into safe mode, double-click VirtumundoBeGone.exe file you just downloaded and follow the instructions.

  4. Exit when it has finished, and reboot back to normal mode.

The WinFixer and Vundo infection should now be removed from your computer.


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