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#1 goatman2

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:13 AM

I seem to have acquired some malware or spyware on my PC. Following advice from Trend Micro, I ended up here!

I have an e machines 330, which has a Celeron processor. I have experienced a pop-up, which invited me to download anti malware software (which I declined). Following the advice here lead me to run Adaware quick scan, which, among other things, found something called Zamo, which I deleted. A full system scan by Adaware is currently underway and is taking hours!

I have a daily scan by Windows Defender and what gets me is that this did not detect this Zamo thing!!! I would be interested in people's opinion and experiences with Windows Defender.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:18 AM

Hello goatman2 and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

Be sure to check out the New User Orientation and the excellent Tutorials.
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:03 AM

Welcome to BC!
I think most Members prefer other anti-malware applications.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:36 AM

Hi guys, thanks for the replies. I created a Hijackthis log first, before following the procedure of scans to my pc. spybot found a load of malware and claims to have deleted it. When I got to the Housecall scan I found that the program was terminated, presumably by something in control of my PC. During this Spybot advised me of registry changes and I allowed a few (to be remembered by spy bot). I think the pc is getting worse. Guess I should be posting this on a different thread!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:52 AM

Yes, I would begin a post about this problem in the Am I Infected? Forum, summarising what has happened so far.
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