What is a PINTBL virus?

Smoking December 23, 2011

What is a PINTBL virus? I know it duplicates folders, but how and why does it appear?

  1. Jeff Fabish
    December 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm


    Can you provide me with the malware signature that your anti-virus identified it as or do you need help removing it?

    - Jeff

    December 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hello, Was it found by an antivirus/antimalware software?  If it was, what antivirus/malware engine found this virus?  Different antivirus can give different names to same kind of virus. 

    You can get viruses in different ways.  Sometimes you can get them just by visiting a site, especially if  your browser's security and its extensions/add-ons are not up to date.  You can get them by downloading and installing software/files and not scanning them before opening or simply because you click on a file with an executable program insted of being a video/music file.  You can also get infected somehow  by clicking on links online.  If you ever want to download any software, it is better to use the creator's/manufacturer's site instead of just clicking the first link you find.  You can also get them, if you use a flashdrive that was connected to an infected computer.  Best defense against this kind of virus, is to turn off/disable auto run for USB drives.  Also make sure to scan flashdrive before opening them.

    Did you download an install anything before the virus appeared?  If you want to be sure that your files are clean before installing, the best thing you could do is to scan files before opening them.  Best defense overall is the user.  

  3. Mike
    December 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Where did you actually get this name?
    The only infection matching name and description is "Pint-384" (file infection virus). It's over 3 years old and should be detected and removed by any current anti virus software.

  4. Anonymous
    December 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    is it 
    PINTBL virus?, on windows?, try to boot to safe mode, scan with cmanwin, malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware.

    do you have any specific message ?Also do a scan with Hijackthis, save the log search for 
    PINTBL virus  and delete with hijackthis.http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/HijackThis.shtml

  5. Eranm13
    April 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    SugarSync has 5GB free account with unlimited number of devices - but have 25MB limit for each file shared - this is a killer for me, so I also choose Dropbox