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#181 rtfoster

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:11 AM

My computer suddenly became slow and unstable after recieving an email claiming my EZPass permit was expired. Turned out it

 

had dumped the iexpore virus malware on my system. After several days of frustration , was able to run combofix in safe mode and

now it seems to be removed. Check in Task Manager for iexplore multiple listings to see if this is causing problems in your computer.



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#182 cat1092

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

My computer suddenly became slow and unstable after recieving an email claiming my EZPass permit was expired. Turned out it

 

had dumped the iexpore virus malware on my system. After several days of frustration , was able to run combofix in safe mode and

now it seems to be removed. Check in Task Manager for iexplore multiple listings to see if this is causing problems in your computer.

Hopefully Combofix did a good job of cleaning this & you're good to go now. If not, feel free to create a topic in the "Am I Infected" section of the forum. 

 

Watch out for these type of scams. Anything that requires downloading or opening an attachment, be very suspicious of. Some of these emails only requires opening to distribute malware, or whatever the payload infection is. Simply delete anything that doesn't look right. 

 

The EZ Pass scam isn't new around here, several members were either burned, or knew others who were. It's best to go direct to your account online & check for status when you receive these emails. 

 

Also watch for any shipping notices where you know for 100% that you're not awaiting a package. These notices has an attachment & when downloaded/opened, will begin to spread malware immediately throughout your computer. The user may or may not see anything out of the ordinary going on, until it's too late. 

 

I say this with the risk of sounding redundant, implementing a backup plan & sticking with it can reverse a lot of bad things, be it an infection, Windows corruption or hardware failure. Was backing up my main Windows installs 2x weekly, but since am now using Linux Mint 17 90% of the time, have reduced to 1 time weekly, on Tuesday. That way I can backup before Windows Updates are issued. 

 

Given the several good free choices we have, there's no reason not to backup. 

 

This also can work in the event of a slow computer, provide that the slowness has to do with the OS & not hardware. 

 

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#183 liya1464

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:16 AM

Thanks for the links !!!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

I had something similar, as I was trying to get Rojadirect, sports feed. I inadvertently click a wrong link, catching a virus. I ran the scans & though I had got it off. It came back, so I was told to run the logs from a said program. I ran the scan again & sent out the logs. Sure enough, deep into the system, the virus was still there. Had to run a super deep scan ***EST; something like that.

After that, no problems. Always run scans, once a week & updated regularly too. My only bleep is all the spam email I get. The same email that EZPass scam, where they say you owe some $$.

 

I never click on that stuff. Probably why I have so much spam to begin with?


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