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Help! Imag091307.zip Received And Opened On Msn, Pls Help Me


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#1 sowaad009

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:56 PM

hi, i had been infected by this file, imag091307.zip , its sent in a zip file through msn and i had opened it. this file sent itself to my other contacts automatically. can anyone advise me on how to remove and rectify this problem?
and how serious is this infection? Do i have to reformat my com?
PLS HELP ASAP

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:40 AM

I'm finding several hits on that file but they are all in Chinese so I can't tell you all the specific information that is provided even by using the automatic translation. It appears to be a new worm spread through MSN. There is a specific fix tool for many of the MSN infections but it has not been updated to cover this one.

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.)

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".
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