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How Do I Know If I Have Winfixer?


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#1 comp_noob123

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:14 AM

Recently, I have visited a medical website. It seemed legit, but all of sudden, a pop-up came up saying Error, and IE minimized in the corner with an *error* on the tab. I clicked cancel, as i though it was a legit windows process. Then the IE pops back up, and I see a Download bar, then another pop-up saying "this product is garunteed 100% spyware free", then I quickly alt-f4. Should I worry about getting winfixer, as no symptoms have appeared. Is it time based, and will I get this virus sooner or later? Or is it another virus, or just something I shouldn't worry about?

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:51 AM

You may have blocked the malware from installing on your computer. To confirm this, use the programs below.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Please let us know the results of the scans.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:30 PM

I ran bit-defender, zero threats found, and double checked with AVG free edition...

Am i in the clear for now?

Time: 13:55

files found : 50400

folders: 2206

boot sectors: 3

Archives: 558

Packed files: 3687

No files infected what-so-ever, which makes sense because I reformated very recently (not after i MAY of gotten winfixer)

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:43 PM

Try running Rogue Remover. See if it finds anything.
The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:29 PM

Check your Add/Remove program list for Winfixer or anything else you don't recognize. Super Antispyware is a good program to keep around. Just update the free version once a week. I suggested that program because it does find Winfixer malware.
If neither of those two programs found anything, I would say you stopped it. You can post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This forum for the best answer to your question. If you decide to do that, follow the instructions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:39 PM

Thanks guys. I didn't install superantispyware, as I already have AVG. Another anti-virus would conflict with it, or so I'm led to believe. Oh well, if anything happens, I could always reformat. Any other tips would be appreciated. Once again, thanks.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:44 PM

You can still download and install the SAS and Rogue Remover, you just have to disable the AVG when you are running the scans. They will not conflict, then , and you can still uninstall afterwards and re enable the avg then.
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:44 PM

Super Antispyware is antispyware. Not antivirus. Will not conflict with your antivirus.

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