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Win32/Pitou.J trojan cannot be deleted using Eset Nod 32 Antivirus?

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I got this log scanning report after a while, since I'm having this issue every time I open up my computer: I got this message that Eset had detected a Win32/Pitou.J trojan from a certain I file which I cannot locate. I would like to ask for your help in removing or cleaning this malware. I am currently using the ESET Nod 32 Antivirus for my pc and already did System restore at some point but it doesn't help anything. What shall I do? 



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Since the malware was detected in MBR, you'll need to boot to Windows Recovery Console and run fixmbr as per https://neosmart.net/wiki/fix-mbr/ or https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/927392/use-bootrec-exe-in-the-windows-re-to-troubleshoot-startup-issues.

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Personally, I would recommend using just FixMBR as noted below  which has shown effective in removing boot sector 0 malware in prior forum postings.

If you don't have a recovery CD or Win 10 installation media, this article shows three options how your can boot into the Win 10 recovery environment directly from Win 10: https://www.howtogeek.com/126016/three-ways-to-access-the-windows-8-boot-options-menu/  . Then proceed starting at the below 'Troubleshoot' step.


Using a Windows Recovery CD/DVD to FixMBR

This is a fix rather than a scanner – you can use a Windows installation disk or Recovery CD to repair a corrupted or virus infected MBR by replacing it with standard Windows MBR code.

This is especially useful if you have previously attempted a fix using one of the above 3 methods and it left your computer unable to start up:

Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista

  • Boot using a Recovery CD or Windows Installation DVD
  • At the Welcome screen, click ‘Repair your computer’ to enter the Recovery Environment
  • Select ‘Troubleshoot’
  • At the System Recovery Options menu choose ‘Command Prompt’
  • At the command prompt type in the command: bootrec /fixmbr
  • Press Enter to replace the MBR, then type Exit and press Enter
  • Remove the DVD/CD and then restart your computer


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