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What Problems Does The Whale Virus Cause?


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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:14 AM

Avast alerted that a virus named Whale 9-something or another was on my computer. I moved it to the chest and will delete it. But what problems does a virus like that cause?

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:16 AM

Without the exact name or file name of what Avast quarantined it is not possible to answer your question.
Perhaps it found malware "piggybacked" onto an image such as in the link below. Just a guess.
http://www.marinesanctuariesmedia.com/prod...?product_id=274
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:45 PM

The Whale virus is a computer virus discovered on July 1, 1990. The file size is 9,216 bytes. It was written by German programmer R. Horner.
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Whale-2 is one of Dropper spywares.
Dropper΄s purpose is to activate malicious software like adware or trojan horses. Finding it on your computer means that your computer is infected with Dropper and crucial data could be endangered or even lost.
This Dropper is also known as:
• Whale - named by Kaspersky.
• Whale 00 - named by Computer Associates.
• Whale 03 - named by Computer Associates.
• Whale 06 - named by Computer Associates.
• Whale 22 - named by Computer Associates.
• Whale 26 - named by Computer Associates.
• Whale Mutant 03 - named by Panda.
• Whale Mutant 06 - named by Panda.
• Whale Mutant 22 - named by Panda.
• Whale Mutant 26 - named by Panda.
• Whale Mutant 30 - named by Panda.
• Whale virus - named by Eset.
• Whale.9216 - named by F-Prot.
• Whale.9216 - named by McAfee.
• Whale.b - named by Kaspersky.

You should run more scans to be sure that nothing else was installed on your computer. Below are links
to good programs.

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

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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