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Movies On My Computer I Didn't Download


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#1 rudicantfail

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:13 PM

I was running a norton virus scan the other day and I noticed that it was scanning a bunch of movies that I did not download. I followed the path and they are located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc I have tried to delete them, but I get a message that says, "you need permission to perform this action." I am running Windows Vista, and I tried to turn to disable the User Account Control, and it still didn't make a difference. I've run ad-aware and norton, and none of them recognized any seriously threating risks on my computer. However, spyware doctor found 189 infections/ One of them is high risk and came from the website http://serials.ws The problem is that I don't want to pay for spyware doctor. Any suggestions on how I can delete these movies and make sure that my computer is safe?

Also, just curious: why would someone put movies on my computer? Do they just find it amusing? I'm also a bit worried about how safe any credit card info I've entered online is. Any thoughts? Thanks!

One last thing: I have google searched this, and a lot of websites suggest accessing the hosts file. I can't do that in my computer, because it says that it does not exist.


Mod Edit: Link disabled, to preclude possible infection. ~tg

Edited by tg1911, 07 August 2007 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:42 PM

Super Antispyware will find and remove more than Spyware Doctor and home users can use it for free.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com

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#3 rudicantfail

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:13 PM

Thanks, I have posted a HijackThis log: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/103249/infected-w-trojanwinup/

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:29 PM

rudicantfail,

Now that you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum, you shouldn't make any changes to your system.
Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team.
If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.

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