Worm that Bans Orkut

"Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didn't write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!" Do you see this alert message with scary laughter when you try to open orkut.com! Do not worry!

This is new worm that blocks orkut. One can clean the coputer with following easy steps.

  • Start your computer in safe mode.
  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to see the processes.
  • Look for svchost.exe under the processes tab. There will be many but look for the ones which have your user name under the user name.
  • Press DEL or click on End Process to kill these files. It will give you a warning, Press Yes Do not end the precesses for svchost.exe with system, local service or network service!
  • Now open My Computer There should be one hidden folder heap41a in your C drive. Even if you try to show all hidden folder, your system doesnt allow you to see the hidden files and folders.
  • One way to solve this problem is In the address bar, type C:\heap41a and press enter. Delete all the files here
    The Other way is click on start. Then click on Run. Type cmd and click on OK type CD.. and enter till you reach C:\> type rmdir heap41a /s and enter Type Y and Enter
  • Now you Have successfully deleted the worm folder
  • Now again go to Start.
  • Click on Run and type Regedit
  • Go to the menu Edit and then Find
  • Type heap41a here and press enter.
  • You will get the entry like this "[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt" Select that line and Press DEL.
  • It will ask "Are you sure you want to delete this value", click Yes
  • Now close the registry editor.

You have now cleaned your machine... Happy Orkuting.





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