If you reinstall, you should format the drive first. If you don't wipe out
the existing file system the malware may remain resident somewhere.

If you want to try to clean it first, to build on what Fritz said you can
try these boot CDs which have tons of useful utilities.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Lukas Beeler <lukas.beeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 01:56, Jim Franz <franz400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
May end up reinstalling Windows, but site is remote and not setup
for such an install.

That's the only right thing to do. If you have a machine that was
compromised by malicious software running with full administrative
privileges, the only way to fix it is to reinstall it. Otherwise,
there is no telling if there is still something left on the machine.

After reinstalling, make sure that you do not give the users
administrative privileges, that AV software is installed and
up-to-date and that all security updates are applied automatically.

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