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What Is Virusheat.com?


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#1 lostneedhelp

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:45 PM

I turned my computer on to find that there was a new icon in my task bar. It is a shield that flashes from red to blue and shows a bubble that says "Your system could be infected" and explains to download this program by clicking here. I right clicked to see if anything would come up and it shows a site called www.virusheat.com. The site looks like a real antivirus program, but it just showing up on my computer is fishy. :thumbsup: I just wanted to see what you think it could be. Thanks!

Edited by boopme, 09 February 2008 - 10:20 PM.
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#2 D_Vincent

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

I had something similar to this a while back however the name was virus protect or something like that...Im not an expert so i would wait for someone with more knowledge to help you however I had to use smitfraudfix.

just wait and see if im right about this one or not.

You can read about the program here however dont download or do anything until someone else with more knowledge helps you.

EDITED: I removed link

Edited by D_Vincent, 09 February 2008 - 10:43 PM.
{Removed improper instruction link~~boopme


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

Hello lostneedhelp
Can you tell me what Operating system you have (eg XP,Vista)
What antivirus you have installed.
Please follw the instructions in our Tutorial
How to remove VirusHeat (Removal Instructions)



EDIT: fix broken link

Edited by boopme, 09 February 2008 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:44 PM

Link isnt working

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:47 PM

boopme's link was somewhat unfinished. Here is the correct one.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/130080/how-to-remove-virusheat-removal-instructions/
Also check this one http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ if the manual remove instructions above don't work.
Hope you get rid of it! :thumbsup:

Edited by skyfuser, 09 February 2008 - 10:47 PM.

"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:15 PM

I'm using XP and using Avast AntiVirus with ZoneAlarm as my firewall.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:53 PM

That took care of the virus! Thanks so much. Just for about the half hour I was on that was so annoying.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:13 AM

Excellent,now for the leftovers.

Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode:
Safe Mode Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.


Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or the Opera browser click on that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.


Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how your PC in running now.
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:56 AM

Great to hear.
On a side note, ZoneAlarm has "succumbed to the dark side." It includes ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker, which I find does absolutely nothing and uses the Ask toolbar, which most people consider harmful. Here's info on it, thanks to Yourhighness for the link: http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2007/12...-zonealarm.html
If you're going to get rid of it, try going for Comodo or Outpost.
Cheers
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