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Wimad Virus Infection


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#1 MacDad

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

I recently been getting a message box pop up from my Symantec anti-virus protection software. The message states that a virus was found...

In C:/Documents...AllUsers...Symantec...APQ13tmp file.
The auto protect box keeps popping up stating that :clean failed..quaratined failed...file deleted.However the file keeps showing up on the auto protect message box with the only thing that changes is the file extension(APQ14...APQ15..APQ16..etc.).
I've tried all the free downloaded anti spyware online, (AVG, Spydoctor, Symantec,Spybot) with no luck.
What else can I try?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:55 AM

You must have gotten one of the fake mp3's making their way around P2P file sharing

try MBAM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry811062

I would also suggest a better mp3 player than windows media player, at least one that doesn't open up an IE page for you to install adware/spyware/malware
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:53 AM

I'll try the MBAM... Do you have any suggestions for another mp3 player instead of windows media? I mainly use my IPOD I-Tunes player.

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:07 AM

http://www.winamp.com/

the whole security vulberability in media files is related to DigitalRightsManagement and like most vulnerabilities is a Microsoft problem
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:10 PM

Here is the MBAM log. How can I tell if the WIMAD virus was one of the spyware removed from my computer. The log does not show anything associated with the WIMAD virus.
I do certainly appreciate your help.
Is there anything else I should do next?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:23 PM

Here is the MBAM log.



?????
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