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Cant Delete This Trojan

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Weezer, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Weezer


    Nov 25, 2001
    Burbs of Detroit
    I have a trojan that my virus scan wont let me delete. It says MSDL.dll trojan Downloader-ACC cant be deleted. Any ideas? I'm computer illiterate. Thanks!
  2. Try running your antivirus program in safe mode and see if that will allow it to be removed.

    If your computer is running Windows XP

    1. From the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart.

    2. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second.

    3. Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen.

    4. From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

    5. Wait for your desktop to appear, and then make the necessary repairs (for example, uninstall programs or devices).

    6. When the repairs are done, restart the computer, and allow it to boot normally.


    1. From the Windows Start menu, click Run.

    2. In the Open field, type MSCONFIG and click Ok.

    3. On the BOOT.INI tab, check /SAFEBOOT.

    4. Click Restart when prompted.

  3. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

    Nov 8, 2004

    Go to any 'search engine', type in the exact trojan name, scan the results for a removal tool/guide.

    (BTW Washington, D.C. is very helpful, he should mod this forum.)
  4. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

    Feb 10, 2000
    Don't worry...I'm here. ;)
  5. Roland-G23

    Roland-G23 STI Convert

    Dec 29, 2000
    Albany, OR USA
    Try Trend-Micro's House Call free web-based scanner at

    It found stuff that McAffee and Symantec missed, plus it links to detailed instructions in how to remove the pesky ones.
  6. Weezer


    Nov 25, 2001
    Burbs of Detroit
    It worked! Thanks so much!
  7. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

    Jul 4, 2001
    Las Cruces, N.M.
    Yeah, but it won't scan with Firefox browser. It says it only supports IE. :(
  8. Trendmicro's online scanners are pretty good.They now have both virus and spyware scanners online.

    BitDefender's online scanner is good too.It only works in ActiveX enabled browsers too.