Torjan 123 virus removal Tags: Virus Computers CD Drives Windows XP Last response: November 28, 2009 5:38 AM in Windows XP Share psawka November 27, 2009 5:11:30 PM my cd drive keeps opening and closing at will. a computer person told me it was probably a trojan 123 virus and to run the virus software in safe mode. tried this but it is still doing the same thing... any suggestions? More about : torjan 123 virus removal badge November 27, 2009 5:20:59 PM A computer virus that controls the tray mechanism of an old CD drive. Replace the drive and see if that one has a properly working tray mechanism before you go too far with the virus causes it theory. m 0 l btk1w1 November 28, 2009 5:38:21 AM I'm with badge. Most malware tries to remain obscure, hiding away and doing things in the background. Not advertise its presence by opening and closing the CD tray randomly. Rogue antispyware apps will openly run, but this is by design. Try booting your PC into safe mode, if the CD tray continues to open and close the odds are that it is faulty as most malware cannot run in safe mode. How to boot into safe mode tutorial: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-223-booting-windows-xp-... rather than tapping the F8 key once, tap it repeatedly in about 1 second intervals. If the CD tray remains closed in "Safe mode" try using winpatrol (freeware) to control what runs on your pc. Disable start-up items one by one until you nail the culprit. Winpatrol free by BillP studios: http://www.winpatrol.com/ The image below shows a box that is checked "Display Secret Startup Locations (Advanced Mode)" This option is designed by BillP Studios to display malicious processes and rootkit type activity usually adopted by malware to remain hidden. Make sure this is checked. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hao123 virus is annoying Forum \?123 virus Forum SolvedHelp with virus removal (kind of a long story) Forum 123 search virus Forum Solvedredirsvc virus removal Forum SolvedAfter virus removal, lost/altered display settings, no red in monitor Forum SolvedVirus, Malware, Removal? Forum SolvedFBI Virus removal Forum Solvedvirus removal: better from c drive or a boot drive? Forum Boot.cidox virus removal Forum SolvedUgly Virus Needs Removal Forum Need help with Trojan Virus Removal Forum Virus removal help? Forum Best free virus removal to put on usb? Forum SolvedIf I have Norton Anti Virus, Do i still need microsoft malicious removal tool? Forum SolvedHelp removing virus (long story) Forum SolvedCan't remove virus Forum SolvedAVG gets rid of new Trojan (virus here-nugest.com/libp78.56/ajax/) BUT IT KEEPS COMING BACK and is constantly being removed ev Forum SolvedI ran a norton virus root kit to remove virus Boot.Cidox and it had me restart my computer. When it came back on I got a messa Forum Best Virus Removal Service Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !