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How do I remove AutoIT v3 virus - anti-virus tool

I have got AutoIT virus on my system. I cannot shutdown my PC bcoz of this. An exe, AutoITV3.exe executes everytime I shutdown. My TaskManager is disabled. I have loaded Win XP. Also I have Symantec Antivirus. Here also the Auto-protect gets disabled which I guess is bcoz of this virus. How do i remove it? Any anti-virus catering to this virus?

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I can't answer directly, but I know that Symantec maintains a detailed library of virus-specific articles at it's web site... including removal information for some that can't be removed automatically with Symantec Antivirus.  Try looking there, if you don't get a better response here.

Try this


Removal tool:

Manual removal:
1>boot into safe mode
2>End the killer.exe process from the task manager
3>go to start->run
type attrib -s -h C:\windows\*.* press enter
go to the windows folder and create two files by name smss.exe and killer.exe
type attrib-s -h d:\*.* and so on for all drives
4>After typing for a particular drive..go to that drive and create these files..i.e smss.exe and killer.exe
IMPORTANT--do not double click to open the drives..
instead type the drive name in the address bar and navigate..
5>Restart your computer
6>that's all

For more information:


i suggest you to uninstall norton antivirus software and remove its registry and then you can install again with updates and scan your complete pc then it'll definitely remove viruses and trojans.

What is autoit?

Autoit is a Win Worm 32


It Contains 1 Folder 2 Files

It'll store in your System Folder and

The Path is Like this in your External Drives ...

CONTROL\ Autorun.exe
CONTROL\ Desktop.inf

When Ever you click on that Folder .. you 'll get Control Panel Window

1). Open Command Prompt

RUN > cmd > Enter

2). Change Command Prompt to your External Drive

C:\ X: [X: is your Ext.Drive Letter]

3). Type This Command from X:\ Path

Attrib /s -s -h -r *.* (PRESS Enter)

Now you 'll See The Folder Control in your Drive

Delete All Files From CONTROL Folder


X:\Del /f *.*

Now Remove CONTROL Folder From Windows.........

Now Restart your computer and you are done.

For more manual methods to remove Autoit virus visit www.virushunt.com

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