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#1 brian1977

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:24 PM

In my msn messenger sent by one of my friends and i believe i may have a virus. Just wondering if anyone can help me? I aint to great on computers

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:02 AM

What makes you think it's a virus? What I mean is, is your computer now acting strangely such that you think you have a virus?

Have you done any anti-virus and/or anti-spyware scans, and if so what were the results of the scans?
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:35 AM

My friend said that clicking on the link gives you a virus. ive done a couple of checks. one said that there are 2 hidden files that cannot be deleted

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:53 AM

What checks did you do? And did it give a name for the files that could not be deleted.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:36 PM

Just got home from work and my pc is slower than usual. I cant remember what scan i did i think it was avira

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:40 PM

tried clicking on that link mate but it says the compressed zipped folder is invalid or corrupted

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

Heeeeeeelp :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:17 PM

My friend said that clicking on the link gives you a virus. ive done a couple of checks. one said that there are 2 hidden files that cannot be deleted

Did you click on the link? Where are the two hidden files (location/full path) and what are the names?
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

yeah i clicked it before i knew it was a virus mate. Cant remember the hidden files

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop. (in addition to removing infected files, it will remove certain restrictions on your system often disabled by malware.)
  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if your not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.
  • Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".
  • Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the "Analyze" button.
  • A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.
  • If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.
  • Reboot normally and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

ogfile MSNCleaner 1.6.0 by www.forospyware.com
- Created Logfile: 18/03/2008 on 19:36:02
- Operative System: Windows XP
- Boot mode: Safe mode
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Detected files: 0
Deleted file: 0
Undeleted Files: 0

<<<<<<< No file found >>>>>>>

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:40 PM

That seems ok then

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:59 PM

is there anything else i can try as i still think my pc is running slower

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

anyone?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

MSNCleaner is a cleaning tool for many types of malware infections via MSN. The log showed no evidence of infection but that does not mean your not infected. You may have a new variant not covered by the tool.

Have your scanned your system with your anti-virus in "Safe Mode"? If not, please do so.

Then perform an Online Virus Scan like BitDefender.
(These require Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
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