Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Former Member
Message 1 of 3

Hackatack (sp?)

Hi all. I have been hit with the trojan Hackatack. I ran a McAfee scan and it didn't detect it, but it popped up again when I started Firefox, so it was still there. Anybody have any suggestions as to what I can do to get rid of it and be sure it's gone?

2 Replies
Reliable Contributor
Reliable Contributor
Message 2 of 3

Re: Hackatack (sp?)

This document from mcAfee will assist you in removing your virus(s)

I would suggest you follow the recommendations in the document and be sure to run the McAfee stinger scan which is included in the link. After you complete the recommendations and if you still are having issues, then I would suggest you try to run the free version of this tool http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php by downloading this onto a usb stick from a non infected pc and by renaming the download and installation files to something you can easily remember as virus and malware are written to self protect themselves. After you install the software check for the latest updates and run the program and let it clean everything it finds and reboot the computer. You may also get a second opinion from this free program as well www.superantispyware.com just follow the same procedure as above.

Let us know if this resolves your issue

Former Member
Message 3 of 3

Re: Hackatack (sp?)

I ran Malware, Stinger, McAfee Scan, and SuperAntispyware and Hackatrak was not detected. I don't know if that means it's gone (hopefully) or it's just hidden. Stinger detected an Artemis trojan though and deleted that.

Hopefully you soved my problrm...thanks for your help.

How Many Badges Can You Collect?
Ready for a little competition? Members like you are earning badges and unlocking perks for their helpful answers. Are you? Click here to find out.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community