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Ie Defender Sucks


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#1 jongrohne

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:42 PM

My computer showed the typcial symptoms of IE Defender, with the pop ups and funky searches. I did not click to download the software, so I am not sure where I got it in the first place.
Anyways, I have thrown practically every software I can find at this beast to remove it, (and they all say my computer is clean), but I don't know if I can really trust what they say.
Ad-Aware 2007
Spybot 1.5
AVG 7.5
Threatfire
I also did a HijackThis and removed O2 - BHO: Mp3 Video - {D4FD35A3-101C-4FAA-A9CA-E8C9461C3CEF} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mp3avi.dll
Finally, the reason that I am still nervous is that I found a thread which explained how to temporary remove it.
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=107515 where I disabled browser add ons. Since that, I haven't seen any of the pop ups or anything, so I don't know if the softwares removed it or if its still lurking....
Can anyone please provide me with some help!
Thanks
Jon :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:03 PM

We have a self-help section for removing common malware. Please see the tutorial How To Remove IE Defender
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#3 jongrohne

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:04 PM

Thank you for the post.
The turtorial to remove IE was the only real guide that I found and tried to do it a couple times. But IED wasn't ever found in my programs in either my normal mode or safe mode. The reason that I think Im infected was because I got the funky searches and that pop up saying my computer is infected....... :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:23 PM

In that case, 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; ignore the part that shows symptoms in a HijackThis log as they will not apply your case.)
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.
If using Windows Vista be sure to Run As Administrator.

Then download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under "General and Startup", make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Hey just wanted you to know that I think that worked. SuperAntispyware found 3 IEdefender trojans which where deleted.
Just wanted to say thanks for the help.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:26 PM

Your welcome.

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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