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#1 math.u

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:51 AM

Hi, My computer seems to have picked up zlob downloader and spybot, avg dont seem to shift it. Can somebody help me???

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:39 PM

If your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial:
"How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob".
(scroll down to where it says Removal Instructions)
If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!

Next, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover and follow the prompts.
  • During installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • If the program does not open after installation, double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch.
  • Select "Check for Updates" and click Download if any are found.
  • Wait for the updates to finish downloading, then Close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and follow the onscreen directions to remove anything found.
  • If nothing is found, exit RogueRemover.
  • If RogueRemover finds something, it will present a list of detected items.
  • Click "Remove selected", then Yes at the prompt.
  • Wait for the removal to complete and then close RogueRemover.
Then download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free in "Safe Mode".
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:35 AM

ah, im running with vista at the moment!!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:44 AM

Super Antispyware should find and remove the Zlob trojan.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:27 AM

RogueRemover will work but must be Run As Administrator in Vista.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:10 PM

Ok, RogueRemover didnt find nuthin but super antispyware found it and removed it. All seems to be well. That was quite painless!!
Thanks alot for your time guys, its appreciated

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

That's the reason it is named "SUPER".
Glad you got rid of the malware.

You may want to set a new restore point and delete the existing ones as some will be infected. Instructions are in the link below if you need them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/

It is also a good idea to clean your computer. Ccleaner is an excellent program for that.
Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. http://www.ccleaner.com/

During the install of Ccleaner you will be offered the Yahoo toolbar. If you don't want it be sure to uncheck.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:50 PM

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"The 10 Biggest Security Risks".
"Seven ways to keep your search history private".
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:29 PM

I have many Zlobs which I have only noticed when SpyBot is running at the bottom of my screen but the tracking cookies which show up are seemingly 'fixed' - are they?

Anyway if this Zlob infected me previously without my knowledge what is the point of getting rid of it when it will presumably return the next time I switch on?

Any advice please how to stop it re infecting?

I never get fake alerts to download a pricy virus fixer so what does this Zlob do - my laptop does seem to be a bit slow though.

Edited by zzzz, 28 October 2007 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

zzzz,
If you have a problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic.
This will help to avoid the confusion, of trying to help two or more people, in the same thread, with different problems.
Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be totally different due to different hardware, software, system requirements, etc....
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