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Msn Virus

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#1 Hmmm


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:19 AM

No excuses. Did the dumb thing.

I haven't done anything as of yet about it, but I'd like to know what steps I should take now.

Basically I cannot use MSN because it then operates some sort of macro where it constantly sends the virus to everyone on my contact list. I'm sure these virus's are commonly dealt with.

I get pop-ups now regarding virus protection, so I kind of figure it's a way to generate money for the virus protection industry.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 10 September 2007 - 12:52 PM.

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#2 WinCrazy


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:33 AM

Hi Hmmm. You probably don't have a virus. What you do have now is malware which takes the form of annoying popups.

Read this thoroughly and follow the steps.


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:03 PM

Before posting a HJT log, use the two programs below and let us know the results.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:48 AM

You may also like to try running the following tool:
Download MsnCleaner_eng.zip from here, but don't use it yet.
(Copy/Paste the URL into the address bar or use "Save Target As")
  • Now reboot into Safe Mode
  • Double-click MsnCleaner_eng.exe to run it.
  • Click the Analyze button.
  • A report will be created once after you finish scan.
  • If it finds an infection, click the Deleted button.
  • Now, please reboot back to normal mode.
  • Please post the contents of C:\MsnCleaner.txt in a reply to this post.

Edited by rookie147, 11 September 2007 - 01:48 AM.

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