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Whataboutadog Infection


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#1 wordisbonz

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:52 PM

Hi,

I believe I;ve got the whataboutadog virus on my computer and i have no idea what to do to get rid of it. my virus protection finds new virus' every few minutes and deletes them, then later new ones with similar names appear. please help!

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:14 PM

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer wordisbonz, here's what you'll need to do.

WhatAboutADog is related to the Downloader.Agent.awf. It is a particularly difficult infection to remove without expert help because it moves legitimate executable files from their correct location into a 'bak' folder created by the malware.

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

Click on 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.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:05 PM

thank you, i followed all the advice in the preparation guide and posted my HIJACK THIS! log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/120394/whataboutadog-virushijackthis-log/

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:21 PM

Good work and thanks for letting me know.
Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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 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.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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