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I Think I Have A Virus And I Can't Find It


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#1 emersonian

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 02:19 AM

Hi. A few days ago, my anti-virus program popped up and it reported that one virus had been removed and that the other had been quarantined to some folder. I wrote down the location of the folder; however, I can't find the paper that I wrote the information on. Subsequent to this warning, these annoying messages, supposedly from Real, keep coming up on the far right side of the Windows taskbar. The one that just came up was an advertisement for Morpheus software. Even though I had been receiving automatic updates through Real's automatic updates utility (realsched.exe), I had never received a message like this. Please tell me how I can find where this bug is at on my computer and kill it. I'll tell you, I have already run Dr. Web Cure It and AVG Free and they haven't been able to detect anything. Thank you for your help.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 06:50 AM

No need to allow Real at startup or to continuously update.
Right click on Real if it is in the task bar, click on preferences, stop from loading at startup.
Here is a link to a free program you can use to control what programs start at startup.
http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php

Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

Let us know the results of the scan.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:20 AM

Thanks Buddy. I ran Super and it didn't detect anything but tracking cookies, which I deleted. I haven't seen the message for the last couple of days though. I don't know what to expect.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:40 AM

You can block the cookies that advertisers use from installing on your computer. Follow the simple instructions in the link below.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...cookies-in-ie7/
If the ads show up again or you would like the experts to take a look you can post a Hijack This Log in the Hijack This forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
“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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