View Full Version : Winstall.exe - helpp!!

12-16-2006, 03:44 AM
Hi Hallo
My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.


there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

Thanks a lot

User No Longer With Us
12-16-2006, 10:15 PM
download lavasoft adaware, it'll get rid of it for you if you haven't clicked on the download link.

User No Longer With Us
12-16-2006, 10:25 PM
OH, wait, I told you wrong. I was thinking of something similar. What you have on your machine is really bad -- http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic39511.html

also, do a free system scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ it should give you information on how to remove the malware. Good luck to you!

By the way, what operating system are you running?

User No Longer With Us
12-17-2006, 11:30 AM
Here's another link for you, this may be more helpful than the last one I posted: www.securitystronghold.com/gates/spyware-adware-solutions/UpdateCheck_winstall.exe_solution.htm