C\WINDOWS\sowar.vbs problem

akki - Nov 20, 2008 at 03:30 AM
 absheer89 - Jul 15, 2010 at 07:51 AM
Whenever I start my laptop I get: Can not find script file "C\WINDOWS\sowar.vbs"
i think this is a virus. what should I do to resolve this one? Another thing, Whenever I open internet explorer, the name "Internet Explorer" at the top is replaced by "SoWar Browser" and my homepage was set to a porn site (www.redtube.com).i badly need a help! thanks. By the way, I am using windows vista premium. HELP!!!!! thanks

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,832
Nov 20, 2008 at 01:03 PM
1. Go to Start > Run and type: cmd and press press Ok.
2. You may need to change the directory to root of C:, type: cd \, then press Enter
3. Type: attrib -s -h -r -a autorun.inf, , then press Enter
4. Type: dir, , then press Enter. This will display if Autorun file is present.
5. Type: del autorun.inf, , then press Enter

6. Search for and remove sowar.vbs, SysRes.vbs, Cool USEP Scandal.vbs
7. You may need to change the directory to root of C:, type: cd \, then press Enter
8. Type: attrib sowar.vbs.* -s -h -r -a, then press Enter
9. Type: dir /s sowar.vbs, then press Enter
10. If the file is present, type: del sowar.vbs, then press Enter

11. Repeat the above commands for each drive on your computer including your flash/usb drive.
12. Repeat these instructions to search for and delete SysRes.vbs, Cool USEP Scandal.vbs on each drive if present.
13. Exit the command prompt by typing "exit" and reboot your computer.

any Flash drives (USB pendrives) may be infected also.
but what if it says that
file not found - autorun.inf

...same with the sowar
I am facing with similar problem. Please Help!!!

I got questions sir maybe you might help me?
1. what is auto.vbs? a virus or malware? it's risks? how to cure it?
2. how to restore the Folder Options from the windows explorer after a virus/malware attacked? I couldnt set my folders to hidden mode and also I cant see the hidden files in my USB... which I used outside with my friends.

That would be all for now sir? THANKS in ADVANCE...
bubletz > akki
May 18, 2009 at 01:17 AM
file not found autorun.inf
Bubblettez > akki
May 25, 2009 at 08:10 PM
I still have a problem regarding with sowar.vbs. I tried all step by step on how to find sowar.vbs but they often tell me that the file could find C:\sowar.vbs.

Just wanna add a resolution to this stubborn SOWAR.VBS..

Here's one,,

Try to download the "HijackThis", it's free. When you finish downloading it.
Install the application. Click the "Do a system scan only",, your going to see all the scanned files including files related to SOWAR. VBS. Check all that files and click FIX.. That's it!!! Problem solved in a minute....

Cannot find script file "C\WINDOWS\sowar.vbs".

This message is caused by the startup key that sowar made in your computer.

Go to start>run>msconfig

Go to the startup tab and look for "sowar". Uncheck it.

Click apply and ok.

Restart your pc.
i followed wat u said and it does not show up on start up anymore..
so I guess it's already solved.
THanks again!
Hi! Just want to share something. No offense meant but if you just unchecked it in the msconfig mode, you are just disabling it but the program is till there. I've had the same problem before and I stumble upon this forum and it really works.

I'll give you the link, its a Filipino forum but its really great. So try it if you want. I did this on my PC after having that redtube on my Internet Explorer.

TipidPC soWar problem forum
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,832
Jan 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM
Boot into safe mode (use F8 after the Windows screen is displayed)
use Ctr + Alt + Delete to run explorer.exe
This will show your desktop icons but not solve the problem

To solve it just do these steps:

1- copy explorer.exe from another clean computer (from C:\WINDOWS) to a flash drive

2- in your computer go to C:\WINDOWS

3- show hidden files from (Tools - Folder Options - View - Show hidden files and folders)

4- delete explorer.exe and any other files that start with explorer...
delete any files that start with "sowar"

5- copy the new file (explorer.exe) from the flash drive

6- log off or restart

7- log on and you should have the desktop back. But you still have to delete sowar files and the sowar startup

download Malwarebytes anti-malware program and run it in safe mode. It should fix your problem.

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i am facing the same problem..
the first thing that happened was when I open the laptop
it says that the access is denied in C\\WINDOWS\sowar.vbs
but when I cleaned up the laptop and found that virus..
what happened was it says that it cannot find the scriptfile...
I am having similar problem and had done everything that is said to do in the posting and I am still having the same issue. I can't get out of using the SoWar Browser. Also, my task manager has been disabled. AAAHHHHHH. Please HELP>
rhandz007 Posts 3 Registration date Sunday July 5, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 13, 2009
Jul 13, 2009 at 12:33 AM
Download Noob Killer here: http://martinperez.asia/2007/03/03/winning-the-fight-against-the-taga-lipa-are-virus/

Copy and Paste the link here to your browser. Download and unzip it. Run the noob killer and with the various meus found here. The system will reboot after running funny ust scandal menu. It will fix everything.

Good LUCK!