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Worm.win32.netbooster Found In My Laptop

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#1 luvchoco


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:21 AM

Ok, after attempting to download some codex thing i keep getting 'anti-virus' system scanning my computer.

I un-installed the first one, a 'antivirus 2008' and then shut-off my laptop. The next day when I switched on my laptop, a new antivirus, anti spyware system has been installed. I attempted un-installing then and a couple of minutes later I get a window's security message about worm.win32.netbooster.

After doing some research online, i read that this is some sort of smitfraud. I then tried removing it using smitfraud fix and superantispyware. Although they detected and removed some of the infection, I think that some of it were unsuccesful of there are other undetected infections.

I also have this pic http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll254/luvchoco_mad/?action=view&current=Picofinfection-1.jpg

As you can see the there is a virus alert at the taskbar and there is no program file in my start menu.(can u see the pic?) Also the C and D drive is missing in my computers.

What should I do?

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#2 cornzey


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:35 AM

The pics arn't showing (although it may just be my comp).

Have you tried scanning your system with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

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Make sure you update before you run a scan. I think there is an option during installation.

Let me know the names of the malware (if any) the scan finds.

Hope this helps,

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:10 AM

Instructions to install and scan with MBAM:
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Acan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Instructions with screenshots if needed.

Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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