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How to remove the ntde1ect.com and autorun.inf files

There is a Trojan/virus (either the Win32/Pacex virus or the Win32/PSW.Agent.NDP trojan) that uses the two files ntde1ect and autorun.inf Here is how you can get rid of them:

  • Open Task Manager and in Processes tab end explorer.exe and wscript.exe process
  • Open up File –> New Task (Run) in the Task manager
  • Type cmd and hit Enter
  • Type
    del /a:h /f c:\autorun.*
  • Go to your Windows\System32 directory by typing cd c:\windows\system32
    Type dir /a:h /f avp*.*
     If you see any files names avpo.dll or avpo.exe or avpo.exe, use the     

    Del /a:h /f avpo.exe

  • Open up File –> New Task (Run) in the Task manager, Type regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    If there are any entries for avpo.exe, delete them.
    Do a complete search of your registry for ntdelect.com and delete any entries you find.
  • To Restore Folder Options Settings, Navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

          Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

         Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t,  delete the key.Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally.

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