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IDM.vbs Virus Removal Solutions

The following antivirus products can detect and remove IDM virus. If you have one of these products, update it in order to remove the virus.

·         Avast

·         Comodo

·         ESET-NOD32

·         GData

·         Ikarus

·         Microsoft

·         NANO-Antivirus

·         Panda

·         Rising

·         Symantec

·         TrendMicro-HouseCall

Periodically scan your computer and also scan removable devices (such as Flash disk, memory card, CD-RW...) whenever you insert them to your computer. This will prevent the virus from propagating to other computers.

If your anti-virus product couldn't remove the virus or if you don't have any anti-virus installed on your computer, you have two options

1.     Manually (It is recommended for advanced users)

2.     Automatically using INSA IDM Virus Fixer

Manually

It is possible to remove the virus manually with the following steps.

1. First open task manager on your system. (ctrl+Shift+Esc)

2. On processes tab, find "wscript.exe" and kill the process

For Windows XP

3. Go to Tools->Folder options->View

·         Click the show hidden files and folders option

4. Go to Application data folder

·         \Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data, then remove IDM.vbs
Replace Username with the current logged in account name

5. Go to Temp folder

·         \Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp, then remove "temp" folder

·         You have to find temp folder in "Temp" directory. Otherwise do not remove the Temp directory

6. Go to startup folder

·         \Documents and Settings\Username\StartMenu\Programs\Startup, then remove IDM.vbs shortcut link

For Windows 7

3. Go to Organize->Folder options->View

·         Click the show hidden files, folders and drives option

4. Go to Application data folder

·         \Users\Username\AppData\Roaming, then remove IDM.vbs

5. Go to Temp folder

·         \Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp. then remove "temp" folder

·         You have to find temp folder in "Temp" directory. Otherwise do not remove the Temp directory

6. Go to startup folder

·         \Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup, then remove IDM.vbs shortcut link

To Unhide the Hidden Files

To unhide your hidden files on removable drives you can run the following command on cmd.exe

·         Run cmd.exe from start menu->run

o    Type cmd in it

·         On the cmd navigate to your removable drive

o    Cd <your removable drive name>:\

·         attrib –s –h /s /d *.*

Example – if your removable drive name is the letter "G"

·         cd G:\

·         attrib –s –h /s /d *.*

If the above solutions couldn't remove the virus you can use the IDM virus fixer tool.

IDM Virus Fixer

The tool has three functionalities

·         Stops IDM.vbs script virus from running

·         Removes IDM.vbs from the copied locations on the system

              - Application data folder

              - Temp folder

              - Startup folder

·         Unhide files which were marked hidden by the idm virus and remove shortcuts created by the virus on removable Medias. It's performed with two options

·         Automatically when users click on the fix button if any removable media is connected

·         When user clicks the unhide button by providing the removable media on demand

Note: IDM Virus Fixer only works for removing IDM Virus

Minimum requirements

·         XP service pack 2 and above

For service pack 1 users upgrade to service pack2 or above


Tool usage

·         First download IDM virus fixer zip file from the link below

o    Download Here:

http://ethiocert.insa.gov.et/

·         Unzip the file

·         Disable any running anti-virus

·         Run "IDM virus fixer.exe"

·         Enable your anti-virus after fixing the problem.

If you need any help contact us with the following address

Call us: +251-930100296.

Email: ethiocert@insa.gov.et.


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