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Whataboutadog Virus


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#1 Beadogg

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:51 PM

Looks like I am another victim of the whataboutadogvirus. Looking for assistance to get rid of it. Any help will be appreciated thanks!

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:24 PM

hello Beadogg, First I want to welcome you to the Forum.
I have a couple questions
How did you find this (what Service alerted you) and what actions did or didn't you take
Do you know its location. So you can find the file to submit
What is your Operating System (XP,Sp2,Me ,etc...)
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:39 PM

Your infection is related to a Trojan named Downloader-BEW.

This can be difficult to remove without assistance from an expert and specialized tools. 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.)

If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.com

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.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:13 PM

Kept noticing it in my history file. Did a Google search which explained that it was a virus. I run Ad-Aware, Spyware blaster and Spybot on a regular basis. I also have Zonealarm as my firewall. My OS is Windows XP.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:54 PM

This infection is known to mess with Trusted Zones, Ranges and ProtocolDefaults in IE as well as trying to steal info (keylogger). It also moves legitimate executable files from their correct location into a 'bak' folder created by the malware. The infection then drops a malicious file in place of the original executable. There are specialized tools to deal with this under the guidance of a trained expert but first you need to follow the directions I provided for posting a hijackthis log.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:55 PM

Working on that now. So how did I get it with all these programs running?

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:36 PM

"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!"
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:59 AM

Now that you have a HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal 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.

This topic will now be closed, since you have an open log posted.
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