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Keygen.exe Virus Help!

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#1 thedudeman


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:33 PM

Ok, here is my situation. I was looking for a key generator for a program because I had lost the cd case that the program came in. I found a website "thenewamsterdams.net/download/216/internet-download-manager-512-build-7-keygen-crack-serial-patch.html"

which had a link to download just the keygen. the link to this keygen is "hxxp://wetsoftwares.com/get/4xxx3913530/Keygen.exe".

once i downloaded keygen.exe and ran it, nothing happened. Then I received a message box saying, "Attention, eric! Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\Windows. Download protection software now! Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)"

obviously I did not click ok. but the message appears randomly when i am browsing through files on my computer. I have no idea how to resolve this issue. Any help would be great.

Edited by Grinler, 03 January 2018 - 09:50 AM.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

I've got the beta of Firefox 3 and went to the website that you mentioned. Google states that there've been infections associated with this website. I suspect that you were infected when you ran keygen.exe.

I'd suggest visiting a few of these free, online scanners in an attempt to clean the nasties off of your system:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:57 PM

Well that's a nice new one


the analysis fit your symptoms

i downloaded keygen.exe and ran it, nothing happened

yes something happened, you infected your computer with malware

Edited by DaChew, 03 June 2008 - 04:59 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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